[Posted Jan 20, 2023] Enrich your life by helping others. When you serve with AmeriCorps, you join a network of people and organizations dedicated to strengthening communities. Thousands of opportunities are available to serve in the areas of disaster response, education, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, public health, and veterans and military families. As you search for the service role that best matches your needs and interests, consider your preferred time commitment (full-time or part-time, three months up to a full year or longer), service location, and project type.
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Conservation Leader Internship Program (CLIP)
[Posted Jan. 4, 2023] The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, Illinois, is seeking college undergrads and high school juniors and seniors for 3 to 4 paid summer internship positions that begin June 2023. CLIP will provide underrepresented and BIPOC students/youth with hands-on professional training in the field of conservation. Participants will gain experience in areas such as plant identification, land management, GIS/GPS training, prescribed fire training, herbicide use, rare plant monitoring, wildlife/stream surveys, sustainable farming techniques, land preservation techniques, field safety, scientific research/experimental design, art in the natural world, career development and professional networking. Collectively, these skills will give each participant a strong understanding of the field of conservation and serve as a springboard for a professional career in conservation. Applications open January 4, 2023, and close February 27, 2023. Read about last summer in the blog and pass it along to potential applicants!
TLC is a non-profit organization that focuses on preserving and restoring privately owned land in McHenry County Illinois. TLC maintains several preserves open to the public and provides free/affordable educational programming for the greater McHenry area (and beyond!).
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INScribe and Indiana Emergency Care
[Posted Oct. 12, 2022] Are you interested in the medical field or a career in health care? Becoming a medical scribe is the perfect segue into the medical arena!
INScribe is hiring full- and part-time scribes for the ER. Positions in additional departments will be available in the near future. Download the flyer for more information. Send your resume and class schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
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Field Biology Internship for Hoosier National Forest Ecoblitz
Indiana Forest Alliance 2022
The Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA) seeks a Field Biology Intern to assist with Ecoblitz taxonomic surveys in the Hoosier National Forest during the 2022 season.
Field Biology Intern Job Description:
- Serve as guide and assistant to scientists, program staff and survey teams in the Hoosier National Forest. This will include setting traps, collecting specimens, handling live animals, carrying equipment, delivering lunches, maintaining field data sheets, preparing maps, and managing data on the computer.
- Gain experience in field biology and forest characterization during Ecoblitz surveys, especially small mammal and insect surveys. Mammals surveys will use pitfall traps, Sherman live traps, camera traps, mist-netting, and insect surveys involve emergence tents, bowl trapping and blue vane traps.
- Recruit volunteers by posting notices via listserve, newsletter, and other outlets; and
- Prepare written and oral reports. The intern will be expected to report results of internship experience and survey work in forums such as Indiana Academy of Science;
Qualifications: We seek highly motivated students with career goals in forest ecology, field biology, animal behavior or natural sciences. Applicants must be able to hike for long periods on rough terrain, and willing to spend long hot days in the woods. Some night surveys will be required too. Experience in the woods is critical; familiarity with Hoosier National Forest and Nebo Ridge Trail would be a great asset. Experience in identification of trees, insects, birds or mammals would be helpful. Skills in photography, videography, GoogleDrive, and ArcGIS mapping software would also be very useful.
Compensation & Timing: The internship will begin in May, 2022. Timing is flexible. The intern will work part-time or full time for 10 weeks, and possibly for up to one year, depending on the student’s schedule and the availability of grant funds. Compensation at $10/hour. Lodging, food and fuel costs for field work incurred as a result of the internship will be reimbursed.
- The Indiana Forest Alliance is a non-profit organization that provides accurate information about Indiana’s forests and involves Hoosiers in efforts to conserve and restore our forests.
- An Ecoblitz is a comprehensive inventory of flora and fauna on tracts of mature forest in southern Indiana. Teams of scientists, interns and volunteers conduct surveys to document small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, insects, aquatic macroinvertebrates, vascular plants, bryophytes, fungi and lichens that depend on these mature forest ecosystems.
- The Ecoblitz is documenting that these large tracts of mature forest provide some of the best habitat remaining for rare, threatened, and endangered species of native plants and animals in Indiana.
- The Ecoblitz is generating important information about the natural diversity of these older forests that will inform land managers about the biological value of keeping significant tracts of state forests and the Hoosier National Forest in an undisturbed condition.
Application Instructions: Send letter of inquiry describing skills and interests to email@example.com or 765-714-4829. For more info, visit www.indianaforestalliance.org or https://indianaforestalliance.org/work/science/ecoblitz/
Volunteer internships with Department of State’s Virtual Student Federal Service, U.S. Forest Service Southern Region
The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is the world’s longest-running remote internship program! Since 2009, more than 10,000 U.S. citizen college students have worked on projects for the federal government during their academic year.
VSFS is a nine-month internship program open to U.S. citizens who are high school graduates and who are enrolled in a higher education program at the time of their application. Because the program is virtual, students can be enrolled in school anywhere in the world! Participants can be half-time or full-time students in undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate certificate or degree programs. Half-time is as defined by your institution.
There are opportunities for all majors. Internships are unpaid but may be eligible for course credit. Speak with your guidance counselor regarding course credit.
Students #ApplyinJuly. Project mentors review applications, conduct interviews, and make selections in August. Students and project mentors begin working together in September through May.
Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be accepted July 1-31, 2022, on USAJOBS.gov. Find the listing by searching for “VSFS” or “Virtual Student Federal Service” on USAJOBS. Students may apply to up to three projects.
Follow VSFS on social media @VSFSatState for updates, project highlights, and more. Email questions to VSFS@state.gov.