Jobs Board

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

Employer: University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS)

Position Type: Undergraduate - Fellowship / Scholarship / Other

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2018

Location: Ann Arbor Michigan

Link to Website or PDF: http://www.ddcsp-umich.com/

Integrated Fire and Recreation Internships

Employer: Student Conservation Association (SCA), US Forest Service, USDA

Position Type: Internship - Summer

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2018

Location: Various locations throughout multiple states

Link to Website or PDF: https://nres.ca.uky.edu/sites/nres....

Comments:

The Student Conservation Association & USDA Forest Service Southern Region are partnering to offer 15 fire and recreation intern positions across the Southeast. Duty locations include:

Daniel Boone National Forest: 

-Stearns Ranger District (Whitley City, KY)

-Cumberland Ranger District (Morehead, KY)

National Forests and Grasslands in Texas:

-Angelina Sabine Ranger Districts (Zavalla, TX)

-Caddo/LBJ National Grasslands (Decatur, TX)

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests:

-Glenwood Pedlar Ranger District (Natural Bridge, Station, VA)

-Warm Springs Ranger District (Hot Springs, VA)

National Forests in North Carolina:

-Grandfather Ranger District (Nebo, NC)

-Cherokee National Forest (Greeneville, TN)

Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests:

-Andrew Pickens Ranger District (Mountain Rest, SC)

-Enoree Ranger District is Whitmire, SC.

Education Internship

Employer: The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Position Type: Internship - Spring or Fall

Deadline to Apply: February 9, 2018

Location: Lexington Kentucky

Link to Website or PDF: https://arboretum.ca.uky.edu/Jobs

Comments:

8 month paid internship for UK students

Lead Educator in the Kentucky Children’s Garden

Employer: The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Position Type: Job - Temporary / Seasonal Position

Deadline to Apply: January 23, 2018

Location: Lexington Kentucky

Link to Website or PDF: https://arboretum.ca.uky.edu/Jobs

Summer Science Camp Counselor

Employer: The Parklands of Floyds Fork

Position Type: Job - Temporary / Seasonal Position

Deadline to Apply: February 23, 2018

Location: Louisville Kentucky

Link to Website or PDF: https://www.theparklands.org/res/up...

Comments:

Paid summer position - could be used as an internship. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Education Specialist

Employer: The Parklands of Floyds Fork

Position Type: Job - Permanent Position

Deadline to Apply: February 23, 2018

Location: Louisville Kentucky

Link to Website or PDF: https://www.theparklands.org/res/up...

Comments:

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Various intenrships

Employer: Mt. Cuba Center

Position Type: Internship - Summer

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2018

Location: Hockessin Deleware

Link to Website or PDF: https://mtcubacenter.org/employment...

Comments:

Various intenrships: Curation, Public Engagement, Visitor Experience, Arboriculture, Ecological Gardening, and Greenhouse.

Interns, Kentucky Children’s Garden

Employer: The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Position Type: Internship - Summer

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2018

Location: Lexington Kentucky

Link to Website or PDF: http://arboretum.ca.uky.edu/Jobs

Comments:

Internships will be listed soon.

Lead Educator, Kentucky Children’s Garden

Employer: The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Position Type: Job - Temporary / Seasonal Position

Deadline to Apply: January 23, 2018

Location: Lexington Kentucky

Link to Website or PDF: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/171...

Paid Internship

Employer: The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

Position Type: Internship - Summer

Deadline to Apply: January 23, 2018

Location: East Alton Illinois

Link to Website or PDF: https://nres.ca.uky.edu/sites/nres....

Comments:

22 paid internships throughout the Midwest focused on a variety of topics

Interpretation and Conservation Education (ICE) Ranger Internships

Employer: Daniel Boone National Forest

Position Type: Internship - Summer

Deadline to Apply: February 7, 2018

Location: Red River Gorge Kentucky

Link to Website or PDF: https://nres.ca.uky.edu/sites/nres....

Comments:

Multiple positions are available March through November. Apply ASAP.

Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program at the College of Law

Employer: Florida State University College of Law

Position Type: Professional Training

Deadline to Apply: March 30, 2018

Location: Tallahassee Florida

Link to Website or PDF: http://www.law.fsu.edu/academics/su...

Comments:

Deadline is as soon as it is full or March 30. Students admitted on a rolling basis to apply early!

M.S. Assistantship in the Agroecosystem Nutrient Cycling Laboratory

Employer: University of Kentucky, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Position Type: Graduate - Assistantships

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2017

Location: Lexington Kentucky

Link to Website or PDF: https://nres.ca.uky.edu/sites/nres....

Comments:

Application process will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Interdisciplinary Water Science and Engineering REU

Employer: Virginia Tech

Position Type: REU - Research Experience for Undergraduates

Deadline to Apply: February 16, 2018

Location: Blacksburg Virginia

Link to Website or PDF: https://nres.ca.uky.edu/sites/nres....

Comments:

An NRES alumnus completed this REU in 2014 and emailed this to us. NRES students - contact Geri if you want to be connected with the alumnus to learn more about his experience.

Summer Experiential Education Intern

Employer: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Position Type: Internship - Summer

Deadline to Apply: February 9, 2018

Location: Townsend Tennessee

Link to Website or PDF: http://gsmit.org/experiential-educa...

Comments:

Also hiring: Citizen Science Intern

Summer Teacher Naturalist

Employer: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Position Type: Job - Temporary / Seasonal Position

Deadline to Apply: February 9, 2018

Location: Townsend Tennessee

Link to Website or PDF: http://gsmit.org/summer-teacher-nat...

Comments:

Also available: Citizen Science Educator

Sustainable Urban Water Transdisciplinary REU

Employer: Colorado State University

Position Type: REU - Research Experience for Undergraduates

Deadline to Apply: January 29, 2018

Location: Fort Collins Colorado

Link to Website or PDF: https://erams.com/UWIN/urp/

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars

Employer: UC Santa Cruz Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

Position Type: Undergraduate - Fellowship / Scholarship / Other

Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2018

Location: Various locations throughout California

Link to Website or PDF: https://conservationscholars.ucsc.e...

Comments:

Two year program (summers) through University of California Santa Cruz. Open to any undergraduate student with two years left until graduation.

Recreation Technicians and Interns

Employer: Eldorado National Forest

Position Type: Job - Temporary / Seasonal Position

Deadline to Apply: January 22, 2018

Location: Pollock Pines California

Link to Website or PDF: https://nres.ca.uky.edu/sites/nres....

Comments:

4 paid positions, 3 internships

Will be listed on USAJOBS.gov from Jan. 16-22, 2018

Recreation Technician

Employer: Eldorado National Forest

Position Type: Job - Temporary / Seasonal Position

Deadline to Apply: January 22, 2018

Location: Multiple cities California

Link to Website or PDF: https://nres.ca.uky.edu/sites/nres....

Comments:

14 paid positions

Will be listed on USAJOBS.gov from Jan. 16-22, 2018

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Other Job Boards and Links

As a student in the Natural Resources and Environmental Science program, you can tailor your degree to offer you the skills that most reflect your passion. Below is a list of employment and internship resources, which are helpful for recent graduates, as well as for current students. For current students, explore what you're most interested in learning as part of degree by perusing descriptions of available jobs and internships. 

Federal Government

State Governments

Local Governments

Consulting Industry

Non-Profit

Nationwide/Worldwide Environmental Job Sites

Career Examples with an NRES Degree

  • Conservation Scientist/Technician
  • Environmental Quality Manager
  • Environmental Scientist/Technician
  • Land Planning Consultant
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Environmental Educator
  • Naturalist
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Watershed Manager
  • Wildlife Scientist/Technician