Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Science Outreach Internship
Ecological Society of America
About ESA 
The Ecological Society of America, founded in 1915, is the world’s largest community of professional ecologists and a trusted source of ecological knowledge, committed to advancing the understanding of life on Earth. The 9,000 member Society publishes five journals and a membership bulletin and broadly shares ecological information through policy, media outreach, and education initiatives. The Society’s Annual Meeting attracts 4,000 attendees and features the most recent advances in ecological science.
About ESA’s Office of Science Programs
The ESA Science Office envisions an ecological science that effectively meets the challenges of a changing world. We connect the research and management communities, support the use of science to inform decision making, and build capacity among scientists.
Purpose & Responsibilities
ESA seeks an energetic recent graduate or graduate student with strong communication and organizational skills to 1) help enhance our communication and outreach endeavors, and 2) to help manage special ESA meetings, workshops, and training events. A basic background in and appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is desired. 
The science outreach intern will work with Cliff Duke, Science Programs Director, and Jill Parsons, Science Programs Manager, to create outreach materials and strategies that will enhance our existing programs (such as our Sustaining Biological Infrastructure Training Initiative). The intern will also assist with logistical arrangements and communications for events that will bring scientists together on a wide range of topics, such as the sustainability of scientific data repositories. Additional duties may include taking notes, webpage upkeep, and tracking budget information. There may be opportunities to network with important scientists in a wide range of disciplines and contribute to important workshop reports.
Specific Activities for the Science Outreach Intern
  • Outreach and marketing: create and refine outreach materials for Science Office programs; this will include email campaigns, flyers, website updates, liaising with ESA’s Public Affairs office regarding social media updates, and creating/editing videos.
  • Communications and writing: contribute to workshop and meeting reports and presentations; liaise with workshop and meeting participants as needed.
  • Organization and planning: manage onsite logistical details for events, including a/v, room setup, printed materials, timekeeping, and taking effective notes.
  • Data entry: act as the point of contact for travel reimbursements; monitor and report on travel budgets.
  • Graduate student or recent graduate with a strong background in communications and/or marketing
  • Experience and interest in ecological, biological, and/or environmental sciences and research
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Familiar with WordPress; basic HTML skills a plus
  • Familiar with Microsoft Publisher a plus
  • Willing to perform data-entry and other basic tasks
  • Willing to learn as needed and follow directions
  • Must enjoy working effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
 Hours are flexible, but you must be available to work a regular schedule of 8-16 hours per week in ESA’s downtown Washington, DC office during business hours (8am-6pm; M-F)
This is a paid, part-time internship based in ESA’s downtown Washington, DC office, with occasional travel to events in the greater DC area. The position is funded from December 1 - May 31, 2018 and pays $15 per hour.
Please email a cover letter, and resume to Jill Parsons, Please put “Science Outreach Intern” in the subject line. Applications are due Friday, November 3rd. The position is open until filled.
ESA is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Now hiring
Rock Creek Conservancy

Rock Creek Conservancy is​ hiring for the position of Program Manager, who will manage ​the Rock Creek Conservation Corps (RC3) program.

For more information, full job description, and how to apply, head to their website:

This is a great opportunity to be a part of a growing program that revitalizes Rock Creek and its parklands while providing transformative experiences to youth and empowering non-traditional leaders in conservation to develop and sustain a culture of environmental stewardship for future generations.

Spring 2018 Internships
National Park Service

National Park Service is pleased to announce nearly 100 paid internships for the Spring 2018 semester! Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program or have recently graduated (December 2016 or later).

These exciting opportunities include working with the National Park Service's Certified Local Government Program, Office of Tribal Relations and American Cultures, Gettysburg National Military Park, Everglades National Park, Zion National Park, Yosemite National Park andmany others. Find out more about each position and apply at:

Applications are due Sunday, October 22. 

Questions?  Please email

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Post-Grad Internship Available
National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation is funding a paid internship position to work with me (at NPS) and colleagues on a multi-park project involving water quality citizen science and environmental science education for high school students.

They're looking for great candidates who live in the DC area. Current graduate students are preferred. 

Position Description is on Idealist

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Arborist Assistant/Ground-worker
Wilmington Country Club
Wilmington Country Club, a prestigious and private club is seeking a Ground Worker with some arboricultural or horticultural experience. Pruning knowledge is a plus as well as safe chain-saw use. The Assistant will be trained under the direction of the I.S.A. Certified Arborist. Climbing experience is not needed.
The following are some of the duties that will be performed and instructed:
  • Chain saw use and maintenance
  • Woody plant ID
  • IPM scouting, pest and disease management
  • Proper pruning techniques
  • Tree removals
  • Maintaining tree nursery
  • Proper planting and large tree moving
  • Maintaining fruit tree orchard
  • Operation of wood chipper, 50’ lift and associated tree equipment
  • Roping and rigging
  • Soil sampling and fertilization of woody ornamentals
Salary commensurate with experience. Full-time position with benefits.
Send resume to Peter Coates at

Friday, September 1, 2017

UMD Lecturer Position
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) invites qualified applicants to apply for a full-time, 12-month, professional-track Lecturer position at the University of Maryland, College Park. The person in this position will teach agricultural communication courses, advise students enrolled in the Agriculture Forward at Maryland (Ag Forward) program, keep advising guides updated, track student progress, and build university relationships by collaborating with other campus departments. Position responsibilities are expected to be roughly 60% teaching and 40% advising/administrative.

For full job description, visit:
(Position #: IPOOO)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Now Hiring
Imperfect Produce

Founded by UMD alum Ben Simon (who also created the Food Recovery Network on campus!), Imperfect Produce finds homes for the billions of pounds of ugly produce that go to waste each year in California alone. They offer a subscription produce box that’s affordable, convenient, customizable, and delicious!

Multiple positions in Customer Care, Management, Marketing, Operations, Supply, and Customer Relations are available!

Questions? Contact Alyssa Seibert (ENSP Class of 2010):
Ecologist (Conservation)
Smithsonian Institution

This position is located at the Conservation Ecology Center (CEC) of the National Zoo’s Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) with the primary duty station located in Front Royal, Virginia. The incumbent is responsible for developing, planning, executing a highly competitive and independent international research program.

To read more and to apply, click HERE!

Aquatic Policy Analyst
Department of Natural Resources

Located in Olympia, Washington, the Department of Natural Resources is currently seeking a full-time Aquatic Policy Analyst, who will develop significant new program and policy directions related to the sustainable management of state-owned aquatic lands and associated public resources.

aster's Degree required; however, a bachelor's degree plus two years of relevant work experience may substitute.

To read more about the position and to apply, click HERE.
NOAA Contract Positions
I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG)

IMSG has multiple contract positions available with NOAA - visit to view each open position and to apply!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Anthropology Graduate Program at Notre Dame

The Anthropology graduate program at Notre Dame is committed to the richness and diversity of the discipline, building bridges between various humanistic and scientific approaches. With the research expertise in their department, the four-field graduate program is a very attractive option for graduate students. They accept between 5 and 8 graduate students each year, with each accepted student receiving full funding for five years (which includes a competitive stipend, conference travel, as well as summer funding). All students who graduate within five years are provided a fully paid post-doctoral research/teaching position (teaching one class per term) where students can hone their teaching skills and submit publications while applying for jobs (

More detailed information about our program and funding can be found at

Applications are due on December 1, 2017.
An open house will be held Friday, October 6, 2017.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Writer/Editor and Social Media Specialist
Freestone Environmental Services, Inc.

Freestone Environmental Services, Inc., ( a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, seeks a talented individual to serve as a Writer/Editor and Social Media Specialist to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R -- OR&R’s headquarter is in Silver Spring, MD, with additional offices in Seattle, WA and other locations throughout the US. This position will be located in Seattle, WA.

OR&R is a program office in the National Ocean Service (NOS) that responds to pollution threats in order to protect and restore coastal resources. To do this OR&R provides scientific response to releases of oil, chemicals, and contaminants; works to reduce, remove and better understand the impacts of marine debris; and protects and restores the nation’s trust natural resources.

  • Writer, editor and social media specialist supporting OR&R’s Outreach Team.
  • Manage OR&R blog and social media accounts (currently Facebook, Twitter).
  • Gain and maintain knowledge of government use compliance.
  • Manage and execute OR&R social media and blog calendar.
  • Manage stakeholder newsletter.
  • Support OR&R Outreach and Web Teams on the maintenance of the OR&R Web site, with a specific focus on writing and editing of web content.
  • Support development and implementation of annual OR&R Outreach Strategic Plan.
  • Provide support to OR&R’s Outreach Team and Directorate with writing and editing of outreach and communications products for a variety of audiences, including agency leadership, partner organizations, U.S. Congress and the public.
  • Communicate regularly with OR&R communications and technical staff and NOS communications team.
  • Responsible for assisting with short and long-term special projects as needs arise and as outreach/communications requirements evolve.
  • Recommend and develop creative solutions to achieve OR&R’s outreach and communications goals.
  • Support usability testing for various OR&R Web sites and public tools.


  • Proven writing and editing ability.
  • Accurate proofreading skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, journalism or related field with a minimum of three years’ experience in a writing, editing and communications capacity.
  • Experience in web content management.
  • Experience in web editing and social media (entry and editing).
  • Social media analysis and reporting.
  • Knowledge of web content management systems, e.g., Drupal.
  • Proficiency in basic HTML coding, Google sites, and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Self-motivated, creative and energetic with an ability to work well individually and cooperatively with range of individuals.
  • Impeccable written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to shift priorities as needed.
  • Experience working for an organization in a marine science or emergency response related field.

To Apply:
Please submit your resume, a writing sample, a completed application (found at: ttp://, contact information for three (3) references, and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to: with the following subject line: Writer/Editor.

Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly.