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.
Multiple Positions Available
Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth is a grassroots enviromental network that seeks to change the perception of the public, media and policy makers and effect policy change.  they are one of 75 national member groups that advocate to Congress, state capitals and with community groups across the country.

They are hiring interns and full-time positions for recent grads.  To view available jobs, visit:
Naturalist position
City of Rockville

The City of Rockville is now hiring an hourly Natural Position with the Department of Recreation and Parks.

Essential Job Functions: Work is performed under the direction of the Nature Center Supervisor. Assists in opening and closing duties of the Nature Center. Works flexible hours including weekends on a rotating schedule. Conduct environmental interpretive programs, including pre and post-trip lesson plans for school programs. Assists with animal care, bulletin board design and construction, gardening, exhibit design and fabrication. Answers inquiries and provides information to general public and program participants in an effective and pleasant manner. Works 8-15 hours per week. Will be required to teach 2-3 summer camps.

To read more about the position and to apply , visit:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Postgraduate Research and Training - Coastal Wetlands
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

A postgraduate research training opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), Office of Water in Washington, DC. The internship will be served with the Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW).

The participant will be located in the Oceans and Coastal Management Branch. This branch is involved in a range of activities related to maintaining the health, resilience and sustainability of the oceans and coasts. The topic areas covered by the branch include, but are not limited to, protecting coral reefs, regulating discharges from vessels, developing tools and information materials regarding pollution from marinas and ports, mitigating the effects of coastal acidification, assessing the vulnerabilities of estuaries to climate change, and protecting coastal wetlands.

To read the full job description and to apply, visit: