How does funding affect access to state parks in Washington? How can more people get to the parks using public transportation? Environmental Studies major Shelby Logsdon is on a mission to find out, through her senior Capstone project.
Shelby is interning with Washington State Parks Foundation to collect and analyze data comparing Washington’s state parks to parks in other states, looking at how funding plays a part in facilitating community access and keeping parks well managed.
Environmental Studies Capstone winners skillfully cover food security, urban waste design, fishery certification and plant-microbe partnerships.
Last week’s Capstone Symposium presenters did not disappoint. With an array of oral and poster presentations showcasing work with business, campus, nonprofit and government partners on topics ranging from global conservation to implementing sustainable practices in corporations, choosing winners was tough.
The results are in though (thanks to faculty and alumni judges), and the winning presenters have bragging rights for life.
Come learn about the Washington State Legislative Intern Program! This is a paid, for-credit internship opportunity for college students of any major to work as staff at the State Capitol during the Legislative Session (January through March or April). About 70 students are hired each year from colleges around the state. Political experience is not necessary. Students from diverse backgrounds who are active leaders, engaged in campus communities, and excited to learn about government and gain practical job skills are encouraged to apply.Read more
Wild Forests & Fauna, a conservation non-profit working Peru and Uganda, is looking for an Environmental Studies intern! Work virtually and learn to develop a communications strategy for the Future Leaders youth project. See PDF or details below.
Apply by: August 26, 2016
Work Location: Virtual
Interviews Scheduled: September 6-10, 2016
Desired Start Date: September 12, 2016 (flexible)
Commitment: Average five (5) hours/week, for Three (3) Quarters — Fall 2016, Winter & Spring 2017
Compensation: $600 stipend per quarter — Paid in December, March, June — Total $1,800
Wild Forests and Fauna (WildFF) is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring threatened forests through local leadership of community based projects.
The Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 (Seattle Office) has a digital eInternship teaching environmental education (ECOLEARN) lesson plans at elementary schools.
As an eIntern, you will get to teach exciting, already prepared environmental education lesson plans at local elementary schools. We are testing the lesson plans, expanding our outreach and make necessary revisions to the materials as a prelude to sharing them on a national stage.
Sound Salmon Solution is seeking long-term volunteers to help with salmon habit restoration work. Read on for more details!
Chinook Salmon and Steelhead populations are at less than 5% of historic levels in the Puget Sound region. Without dramatic habitat restoration and community awareness, these fish populations are at risk of collapse which would negatively impact tourism, recreational fishing, commercial fisheries, and the 137 other species that directly rely on these fish.
Interested in promoting waste reduction and working with businesses and the community to do so? Check out this seasonal position (May and June) at Recology, shared by two Environmental Studies alums who work there and would love to have students from this program apply!
Recology CleanScapes mission is to inspire a zero waste lifestyle and are helping the county has a whole reach waste diversion goals.
Environmental Studies’ instructor Dr. Beth Wheat is seeking paid interns for her farm this summer. Environmental Studies students are highly encouraged to apply for this hands-on, paid opportunity!
SkyRoot Farm Summer Internship
SkyRoot Farm has been approved by the State of Washington to host (2) official farm interns on our farm this summer! SkyRoot is an integrated vegetable farm located on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound.
The 2016 MobilizeGreen Annual Conference and Diversity Career Fair is on April 7-8, at the University of Washington!
Equity and the Environment: Mobilizing the Next Generation of Diverse Leaders
In partnership with the UW College of the Environment and UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and City of Seattle, the goal of this joint event is “to inspire, engage, and mobilize the next generation of diverse green leaders to help communities solve equity and environmental challenges.”
Students: this is an incredible opportunity for growth, impact and launching your future career!
Interested in doing meaningful work in your community, gaining professional experience and getting paid for it?
Apply by February 8 for Spring and Summer quarter internships with the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center.
Details from the Carlson Center:
The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce that we are launching a set of pilot internships that will provide 30 undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in paid community based internship experiences with non-profit organizations along the Link Light Rail during both spring and summer quarters.