Fellowship & Internship Opportunities
Pesticide Action Network: Farmer Justice Fellowship
Sacramento, CA |Fulltime | Paid
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America seeks one farmer justice fellow – based in Berkeley – to advance the power of farmers of color in California policy spaces and reclaim the future of food and farming. In particular, we seek strategic and collaborative fellows grounded in farming communities to document farmer stories, support policy trainings and connect farmers of color with the California Farmer Justice Collaborative.
PAN fellowships are crucial to our goal of building a pipeline of leaders for our movement(s) that is rooted in communities of color and communities most affected by the injustices promulgated by the dominant model of industrial agriculture. We therefore support the program with substantial investment of time, energy and resources. We expect fellows to invest similarly: to commit to challenging themselves; to do their utmost to leverage this opportunity to develop their own leadership skills; and, most importantly, to bring all of themselves to the fellowship.See Farmer Justice Fellowship details here.
TomKat Ranch Internship
San Francisco, CA | Full Time | Paid
TomKat Ranch is an 1,800-acre grassfed cattle ranch in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our team of ranchers, scientists, and advocates look to nature to guide our landscape management in support of our values. Over the next 5 years, we want to have inspired the transition of 1 million acres of California rangeland to regenerative management. To accomplish this, the ranch has three priority initiatives that leverage our land-based learning laboratory, unique partner ecosystem, and convening capabilities. Our Fork to Farm Initiative aims to change the way society eats in order to accelerate producer adoption of regenerative agriculture.
The Fork to Farm Summer Internship (June – August) is a paid ($12-$15/hr) educational opportunity that provides broad exposure and experience for individuals interested in regenerative food systems. This program is designed to offer knowledge, experience, and connections to the next generation of regenerative food system professionals. Over the summer, interns gain experience in food advocacy, science-based land management, and grassfed beef business and supply chain management.
The Fork to Farm Intern works primarily with the ranch’s grassfed beef business, LeftCoast GrassFed (LCGF). In addition to selling beef at local farmers markets, LCGF works to address production bottlenecks such as the challenge of finding certified animals, cultivating aggregation opportunities for finishing grassfed cattle, and growing profitable markets.
Urban Adamah Fellowship
The Urban Adamah Fellowship is a three-month residential leadership program for adults ages 21-31 that integrates organic farming, mindfulness practice, social justice training, and progressive Jewish learning and living. Fellows work and live on Urban Adamah’s two-acre organic farm in Berkeley, CA.
Now in its eighth year, the Fellowship has graduated over 250 young adults who have gone on to work in the fields of environmental education and policy, sustainable agriculture, community organizing, Jewish education, political advocacy, social entrepreneurship, and more.
Thanks to special funding, the 2019 fellowships are just $750. The fee includes all food, housing, and programming for the full 11-week fellowship.
2019 Fellowship Dates
Summer: June 11 – August 22 (application deadlines: March 1, April 15)
Fall: September 9 – November 21 (application deadlines: April 1, May 12, July 14)
McBride Lab Princeton University: Lab Technician
The McBride Lab at Princeton University is looking for a lab technician to support research on the molecular, neural, and evolutionary basis of preference for human odor in mosquitoes. The technician will devote approximately 75% of their time to a specific research project and the remaining 25% to general maintenance and lab support. The technician will be welcomed as a full lab member and expected to attend journal clubs and lab meetings and to contribute to a dynamic and interactive lab atmosphere. This is an opportunity to become deeply involved in exciting research at the interface of evolution, genetics, and neuroscience.
Research project activities may include
- Mosquito behavioral experiments and breeding
- Generation of transgenic strains using CRISPR/CAS9
- Odor collection and analysis using GC-Mass Spec
- Molecular biology studies including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, cloning
- Preparation of high throughput sequencing libraries
- General maintenance and lab support
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field and previous experience in a research laboratory (beyond lab classes). Previous experience rearing insects, studying behavior, and/or carrying out molecular biology protocols in a research setting is strongly preferred. A demonstrated interest in evolution, neuroscience, genetics, and/or behavior is also preferred. It is absolutely essential that candidates be highly organized, detail-oriented, and demonstrate enthusiasm for working and communicating with others in a collaborative lab setting.
The University of Maine Initiative for One Health and the Environment: Summer Research Program
The University of Maine Initiative for One Health and the Environment is excited to announce a new NSF-funded REU program for summer 2019, entitled Accelerating New Environmental Workskills (ANEW). REU ANEW is a 10-week paid summer research internship. This summer, 10 motivated undergraduate students will join the University of Maine faculty and graduate students to conduct cutting-edge research at the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health. REU ANEW students will have the opportunity to work directly with faculty research mentors, as well as Broader Impacts mentors who are working in the field to apply One Health research to real-world problems. Through this program, students will develop critical research and thinking skills that are directly relevant to future career success, and build lasting professional relationships with their undergraduate peers, graduate students, and faculty and Broader Impacts mentors.
This year, several faculty mentors have projects of potential interest to students studying evolutionary biology, including research into the genetic basis for disease in wild and domestic animals, host-pathogen co-evolution, and adaptation to other environmental stressors.
All REU participants will receive a generous summer stipend ($5,750) and living expenses, including travel expenses and housing at the University of Maine in Orono. Program dates are June 3 to August 9, 2019.
Closing Date: March 20th
City of Palo Alto: Summer Interns
City of Palo Alto is Hiring Interns for 2019 Summer in different areas, including Zero Waste Intern, Watershed Protection & Stormwater Intern, and others that are not necessarily related to environment or sustainability.
Closing Date: March 22nd
Golden Gate National Recreation Area & Point Reyes National Seashore: Vegetation Ecology Internship
Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA
The National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program (I&M) collects, organizes, analyzes, and synthesizes natural resource data and information in the San Francisco Bay Area Network of National Parks. This internship will support the I&M Vegetation Ecology program. For more information about the San Francisco Bay Area I&M and the natural resources it monitors, please visit: www.nps.gov/im/sfan.
The San Francisco Bay Area Network is seeking two interns to assist with plant community monitoring and invasive plant early detection protocols. The interns will work primarily in Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore, but will also make visits to Pinnacles National Park, and John Muir National Historic Site. These positions will be stationed at Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA. Interns will be employed by Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, a non-profit organization, and will be hosted and managed by National Park Service staff.
Plant Community Monitoring Program: use standard monitoring techniques to read vegetation plots; identify plants; record field data; navigate using GPS; install plot markers; photography; data entry and quality-control; create plot location guides using GIS, Google Earth, and MS Word.
Invasive Plant Early Detection Program: conduct surveys for invasive plants; map plant populations and collect data using tablets and phones; data entry and quality control; create maps in GIS and Google Earth.
Herbarium Work: Collect, photograph, process, scan and/or press plant specimens for digital and physical herbarium accession.
Application Details: Email your resume, a cover letter, and three references to Eric Wrubel at email@example.com
USFS: Wilderness Ranger Internship
The Stanislaus National Forest is seeking a few dedicated Wilderness Ranger Interns to help steward three spectacular Wilderness Areas in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Wilderness Rangers will be challenged both mentally and physically while helping to ensure Wilderness remains unspoiled for current and future generations. Wilderness Rangers will build both skills and self-reliance that will serve them in any career.
Position Summary: Wilderness Ranger Interns maintain trails, contact visitors, cleanup campsites, monitor conditions, and restore damaged areas. The position entails multi-day backpacking trips at elevations between 6,000 and 10,000 feet through roadless mountains. Prior experience backpacking and arriving physically-fit are a must.
Closing Date: March 31st
US Green Building Council: Summer Internships
Multiple position openings.
Real Food Media: Digital Engagement and Events Internship
San Francisco, CA|Part Time|Paid
The Digital Engagement and Events Intern will work with the Creative Engagement + Storytelling lead primarily to create and execute outreach and engagement strategies for Real Food Reads, a monthly book club and podcast. To learn more about the program, visit our Real Food Reads page.