ENVS Jobs & Internship Newsletter

MAY 1, 2015

Post-Grad Gigs

  1. Nonprofit Leadership Fellow, Strategic Energy Innovations
  2. Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Research Associate I, NMR Group Inc.
  3. Display Horticulturalist, Phipps Conservatory
  4. Restoration Intern, Audubon
  5. Volunteer Coordinator, The Great Basin Institute
  6. Watershed Stewards Program Member, California Conservation Corps
  7. Project Manager, EarthCorps

Post-Grad Gigs

1. Nonprofit Leadership Fellow, Strategic Energy Innovations


Location: San Rafael, CA

Paid, 1-Year term

Summary: Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) is seeking a dedicated individual, passionate about working in the non-profit sector, to provide a year of service as a full-time, paid fellow for a cutting edge organization focused on designing innovative solutions to address community climate, energy and resource efficiency goals. Working within SEI’s Nonprofit Leadership Fellowship, this candidate will have the opportunity to work directly with our Executive Director, in addition to our Education Programs Director.

This is a full-time 12-month paid position, based out of our San Rafael, Marin County Office. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the intended mid-June start date (exact dates to be negotiated.) This position offers exceptional training and professional development and exposure in the areas of climate/energy sustainability and non-profit fundraising/ management.

More Info: http://www.seiinc.org/about-us/jobs/471-nonprofit-leadership-fellow-environmental-education

2. Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Research Associate I, NMR Group Inc.


Location: Somerville, MA

Summary: NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through bachelor’s level education or prior work in engineering, environmental science, policy, economics, sociology, or other social science programs. The responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports
  • Conducting energy audits
  • Some general administrative/clerical duties

More Info: http://www.nmrgroupinc.com/research-associate-i/

3. Display Horticulturalist, Phipps Conservatory

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Summary: Phipps is seeking a full-time Display Horticulturist to be responsible for the design, installation, care and presentation of horticultural displays. Other duties include but are not limited to acting as team leader for installation of shows; troubleshooting garden problems and prioritizing tasks; evaluating crops for future display feasibility; monitoring, diagnosing and treating insect, disease, physiological and cultural conditions; working with the integrated pest management specialist; and effectively supervising volunteers, students and staff.

Knowledge of a vast plant palette, ability to research the needs of individual crops and ability to suggest suitable plants to add to displays are required. Design skills are a plus. The qualified candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a willingness to interact graciously with the general public.

The qualified candidate must have a minimum of a 4-year degree in an appropriate field with 1-2 years’ experience, or a 2-year degree with 5 or more years’ experience; must obtain Pennsylvania pesticide applicator license within 3 months of hire. Evening and weekend work may be required. Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere. Please include a cover letter, resume and salary history when responding.

More Info & More Jobs: https://phipps.conservatory.org/careers

4. Restoration Intern, Audubon

Location: Chicago, IL


Summary: Restoration Interns play a critical role in the management and restoration of wetlands, prairies, savannas and woodlands in the 68,000 acres of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The position offers the opportunity to contribute to the growing network of individuals and organizations in the Chicago area that possess a personal commitment to conservation.

This internship is Audubon's collaborative effort with the Forest Preserves of Cook County to restore ecological health and integrity in a wide spectrum of habitats. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in natural areas management.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, seasonal position that runs from June through November. Preference will be given to those who committ to the full length of the internship. There is some flexibility in the start and end dates (please specify availability in cover letter).

More Info: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2490/restoration-intern/job

5. Volunteer Coordinator, The Great Basin Institute

Location: Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (approx. 25 miles north and west of Las Vegas, NV)

Start as soon as possible - Nov 6

  • $12,120.00 Living Allowance
  • $2,822 AmeriCorps Education Award*
  • Student loan forbearance*
  • Health and Dental benefits

Position Summary:

In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA), the Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, scheduling, coaching and recognizing volunteers as well as working with a team to promote and host special events. The Coordinator will work with volunteers to ensure they are safe, knowledgeable about natural and cultural history and orientation information, and have friendly, positive visitor interactions. Volunteers will be managed to accomplish a variety of duties that involve stewardship of the mountain ecosystem and/or engaging visitors in enjoying and learning about the mountain while developing respect for its sensitive ecosystem. The Coordinator will also promote, schedule and help to host special events that take place at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway site. These events will involve a variety of types of groups including families, corporations, community groups, and general public. Volunteers will help with operating some of the events.

The Coordinator will be a member of a small team that provides volunteer program development, program promotion, interpretation, and visitor information,. An extended team of land management staff and non-profit leaders create a dynamic environment that supports the SMNRA Community Learning and Stewardship Program.

More Info: http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/volunteer-coordinator/

6. Watershed Stewards Program Member, California Conservation Corps


Location: California

Summary: 44 WSP members will serve a minimum of 1700 hours under the mentorship of natural resource professionals throughout California's coastal communities from October 5th 2015 – August 12th, 2016. WSP members primarily work on scientific watershed assessment, monitoring, restoration, and conservation projects. Members also participate in community outreach and education activities. Each WSP placement site engages two or more members in all service activity areas, and each site's overall strategy, emphasis, effort, and timing of service activities varies.


  • Field Duties: Adult spawning and habitat utilization surveys, biological sampling, culvert and road failure analysis, instream habitat surveys, restoration project implementation, riparian surveys and water quality monitoring.

  • Analysis Duties: Restoration project development and design; Data entry and analysis, landowner access agreements, quantitative watershed research, technical writing.

  • Community Outreach and Education: Members help strengthen communities through environmentally-based public outreach and education activities that include: docenting at environmental education fairs; recruiting and coordinating volunteers on hands-on community restoration projects; and presenting watershed lessons to students in Title-one classrooms.

More Info: http://careers.conbio.org/job/17306/watershed-stewards-program-member/

7. Project Manager, EarthCorps

Location: Seattle, WA

Summary: The Project Manager (PM) is a full-time, exempt position in EarthCorps. The PM position is responsible for project development and coordination between EarthCorps and partner agencies/organizations; contract management; field leadership of crews; supervision of crew leaders and responsibility for maintaining safety standards and organizational goals of EarthCorps in all endeavors. The PM reports to the Field Operations Manager.

More Info: http://www.earthcorps.org/hiring.php?articleId=890