These websites provide opportunities and resources to students looking to dive into field-based research:
Upcoming Conferences and Webinars
Due to COVID-19 most if not all in-person conferences have been suspended until further notice.
Contact conference personnel for potential online alternatives.
Paid Internships for Undergraduates
Due to COVID-19, details about summer opportunities may change. Please consult the organization for more details and clarification.
Best of luck!
Title IX Undergraduate Intern
Paid undergrad internship – preventing harassment/assault in fieldwork settings
- Comfort and familiarity with and/or the desire to learn more about sex discrimination, including sexual violence and sexual harassment.
- Strong public speaking skills and interest in co-developing presentations. Commitment to designing inclusive programming, outreach, and projects that foster consent and reflect the needs of our campus community. Ability to speak effectively at large scale student presentations, tabling, and awareness events.
- Strong interpersonal skills including; tact, diplomacy, and cultural humility.
- A collaborative, team player attitude; ability to participate in a positive and supportive manner.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate and problem-solve in a positive manner with fellow students, supervisor, Title IX staff and others.
- Ability to work on several projects concurrently and stay focused.
- Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality.
- Basic knowledge of health and wellness issues faced by college students.
- Knowledge of other campus and Santa Cruz community resources.
- Positive team building and community service focused attitude.
- Experience creating flyers.
Due COVID-19 please consult with the employer for any new details regarding the position.
Best of luck!
Earthjustice’s Sustainable Food & Farming Program
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization seeking a talented recent graduate for a two-year science fellowship. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups and supporters to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Earthjustice is expanding its work on sustainable food and farming, building on its vast experience litigating to protect the environment and public health. The sustainable food and farming team extends Earthjustices ongoing work to reduce harmful pesticide use, limit toxic food additives, and regulate water and air pollution. We represent environmental organizations and consumer watchdogs as well as farmworkers and sustainable producers, grassroots organizations and environmental justice communities. We focus on three areas: (1) climate-friendly farming “ reducing the food systems contribution to climate change and increasing farms resilience to climate shocks; (2) sustainable farming “ limiting reliance on agricultural chemicals, reducing agricultural pollution, and fostering responsible methods of crop and animal production; and (3) safer food protecting people from toxic chemicals in foods.
The success of our advocacy often turns on the strength of the underlying scientific evidence. The Science Fellow will work directly with our staff scientist and lawyers to conduct critical research in support of litigation and advocacy on a variety of issues. The Science Fellow will play a leading role in scientific and other factual research in support of select matters and would provide research support for other matters as well. In addition, we would work with the Science Fellow to develop a long-term research project based on the Fellows interests and the program’s priorities.
We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO APPLY, INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS AT http://app.jobvite.com/m?3uc2Vlwt
Job opportunities in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Final filing date is 4/15/2020
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (part of the Redwood National and State Park partnership) is starting to recruit park aides for the upcoming summer season. Please click the link below for job posting:
Approx. 6 park aide positions are available and hiring will start in the next couple of months.
Other Opportunities for Undergraduates
Is pleased to announce their 2019/2020 field courses in tropical biology. Their courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.
All courses include a visit to a wildlife rehabilitation center, sustainable chocolate plantation and dolphin and snorkeling trip of the Golfo Dulce. We overnight on the Boruca Indigenous Reserve where we will learn about the community and their traditional lifeways, and help with needed projects. Every effort is made to implement eco-friendly and socially responsible practices into our day-to-day operations, field courses and overall mission.
Opportunities and Fellowships for Prospective Master Students
Stay tuned for more upcoming Master Student opportunities!
Ecolog List Serve
A free list serve that sends you daily emails about jobs, internships, classes & graduate school programs
Doris Duke Consservation Scholars Program
UCSC’s very own 2 year fellowship for undergraduate researchers
Educational Opportunity Program
EOP’s mission is to provide support of first-generation, low-income & educationally disadvantaged students