Resources for Students

Internship Opportunities

Oceans Campus- Your Gateway to Wild Africa
Are you interested in white sharks? If so, Oceans Campus has the perfect job for you in Marine Research and Wildlife Film-Making in South Africa. They offer a month long program in Mossel Bay, South Africa in the areas mentioned. For a complete list of the internship and volunteer programs that are offered, click here.

Instructor/Counselor Job at Clemson University's Learning Institute
In search of college students to work wildlife summer camps, focusing on shooting sports, ATVs, fishing and more for children ages 8-14. The work days are May 25th to August 10th, 2014 and this is a paid position.
Details: One-Page Flier CampsWildlife-SC2014

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Foundation-Scott Henderson Research Fellowship
The Scott Henderson Research Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for a student to gain valuable experience with some of the research and monitoring projects on game and nongame species in Arkansas.  The student will work with Program Biologists assisting with projects involving a variety of game and no-game animals.  
Details: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Foundation

The Arkansas Environmental Federation
Three scholarships are awarded worth $2,500 each to students majoring in the environmental field
Application: (Scholarhips tab)

Southface Internship
"Southface internship positions provide work that is both meaningful and challenging, in a supportive, friendly and collaborative work environment. Candidates should expect to commit six full months to the program and be able to work full time (40 hours per week, 9 AM to 5 PM, with occasional evening and weekend assignments)."

The Echinacea Project
A 12-month paid internship starting in June 2013 for students with a bachelor's degree in biology, botany, entomology, or a related major and commitment to conservation. Salary starts at $11/hr.
Job Description and Application Details:

Sierra Club "Best Internship on Earth"
The Sierra Club is selecting two young adults for the Best Internship on Earth – one position for someone skilled in video production, one position for someone with an interest in being on-camera talent. If you are passionate about the environment, love the outdoors, and are looking for an adventure this summer then this is for you!

Research Opportunities

UT-Austin summer 2014 REU in 'The Science of Global Change and Sustainability'
The Environmental Science Institute (ESI) of the University of Texas at Austin announces an NSF-funded program during the summer of 2014 for undergraduates interested in environmental science research. Students will participate in a weekly research seminar series, portfolio creation, and professional development activities. They will also participate in field excursions related to scientific research. The summer program will conclude with a research poster session and open house.
More Details:
Application Deadline: February 7, 2014

LUMCON’s 2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program: Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments
The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) invites undergraduates to apply for our NSF-sponsored, 2014 REU program in Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments. They are recruiting highly motivated undergraduates from around the country interested in gaining hands-on research experience. Successful applicants will receive a $5000 stipend, room and board at the Marine Center, funds to support transportation to and from LUMCON, and research and small boat use funds.
More Details:
Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

stREAM Lab at Virginia Tech
The project brings together scientists/educators in CALS and the greater Virginia Tech community to develop a nationally recognized research facility that can be used to attract major competitive funding, improve undergraduate and graduate teaching, and enhance outreach opportunities. 
Details: REU program at Virginia Tech Summer 2014

Southern Illinois University
NSF REU Summer Program in Convergence Ecology
Stipend:  $5,000.00 + research, travel support, and lodging


Arkansas Environmental Federation
A $2,500 worth scholarship for students majoring in environmental, health and safety or natural resources programs.
Applications and Guidelines: (Scholarships tab)
Deadline: April 4, 2014

Master Gardener Scholarship
The Faulkner County Master Gardeners will award two scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year toresidents of Conway, Faulkner, and Perry Counties in the amounts of $1,500 and$1,000. Preference will be given to residents who are pursuing apost-secondary degree in a plant science related field which includes, but isnot limited to, horticulture, botany, agronomy, forestry, plant science, turfmanagement and landscape architecture and/or design.
Application Deadline: April 2014

Arkansas Native Plant Society
"The Society promotes 1) the preservation, conservation, study, and enjoyment of the native plants of Arkansas, 2) the education of the public regarding the value of native plants and their habitats, and 3) the publication of related information."
Application Deadline: April 2014


International and Environmental Development Opportunity in Washington D.C.
The "International Environment and Development (IED) course focuses upon understanding key challenges, important intersections between goals of development and goals of environmental preservation, and current best practices for addressing these issues. Students meet with an exciting array of more than 30 guest speakers each semester in DC and then travel abroad for 18 days to
Costa Rica and Nicaragua in the fall and Ghana in the spring. Students create their own analyses and research, engage in service-learning projects, work collaboratively, and have opportunities to explore subjects of interest to them. Additionally, all students intern two days per week in an organization relevant to the field."
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Job Opening: Home Energy RX
Tech positions and Energy Auditor positions are available for students interested in home energy conservation.

Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies Summer 2013 Course
An opportunity to study, hike and camp in the foothills of Rocky Mountains, gain valuable career skills in hands-on ecosystem field research, and earn 3 undergraduate semester transfer credit

Rocky Mountain Sustainability and Science Network Summer Academy
A one-week NSF funded program providing intensive training to students prior to either entering internships or jobs on public lands, or embarking on summer research projects related to environmental science, climate change, or sustainability.

Spanish Immersion and Environmental Studies Course
A four week long Spanish course at Ecela Cusco, Peru for the summer in which students are taught about the flora and fauna of Peru by people who live and work in Peru's Manu National Park. 

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