Opportunities & Internships


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Internship Opportunity (PAID)

Old Colony Group, LLC

Internship may lead to full employment

Old Colony is an environmental firm specializing in hazardous waste management and regulatory compliance. They are currently hiring interns in the following roles: Chemical Technician and Hazardous Waste Field Technician. Intern responsibilities include field services, general labor, cleaning of contaminated equipment, heavy lifting, extended hours and possible overnights.

Applicants should be in their senior year and have completed the 40-hour OSHA certification (HAZWOPER).

For more information about specific opportunities, download the flyer

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: Dan Klein, evp@labpack.com


Summer Internship Opportunity (Paid)

"Evaluate and Rethink Waste"

Application Deadline: June 17, 2021

Looking for students passionate about protecting the environment and sustainability and interested in conducting primary and secondary research on integrating waste reutilization into a circular carbon economy model. The interns goal over the summer is to uncover current challenges in waste reduction practices and to help develop recommendations for real-world solutions.

Open to Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors and graduate students.

Download the description with instructions on how to apply:Rethinking Waste Internship


Help Needed Immediately: Undergraduate Summer Student Interns

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program located on Cook Campus in New Brunswick is seeking several motivated individuals to assist with research on green stormwater infrastructure, help with rain garden design, construction, and maintenance, and conduct watershed surveys to identify stormwater management problems. No experience is necessary, but an environmental sciences, engineering, and/or landscape architecture major is preferred. Must have a valid NJ drivers license. Work begins immediately. 35-40 hours per week. Hourly pay is $15.

Please contact Dr. Christopher Obropta via email at obropta@envsci.rutgers.edu.


USDA Research Opportunity in Environmental Science (Paid)

USDA Sustainable Agrictural Systems Laboratory in Beltsville, MD

Application Deadline: July 15, 2021

A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory (SASL) located in Beltsville, Maryland. The selected participant will have the opportunity to refine their skills with hands on research, being involved in executing experiments under the Organic Research and Education initiative Weed and Insect Management in Organic Rotational No-Till Agriculture. The mission of our group is to address agronomic challenges (e.g., crop, pest and soils) while reducing tillage in organic field crop production.

For information about this opportunity and how to apply go to: USDA-ARS Research Opportunity


Summer Internship Opportunities

Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (Posted May 19, 2021)

Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission has 4 summer internship positions which need to be filled immediately. These paid positions offer laboratory opportunities in analytical chemistry and microbiology.

Download the descriptions with instructions on how to apply: Analytical Chemistry Internship and Microbiology Internship flyers.


Native Restoration Project - Part-time or Full-time Employment

Participate in a restoration project on 200 acres in the NJ Delaware Water Gap close to Pennsylvania to create and maintain a sustainable environment. Work includes removing invasive species and replanting with native trees, shrubs, and perennials to attract local mammals, birds and insects. The first delivery of 1,600 native plants were received last week. Help is needed to plant and maintain these native species.

In addition to reforestation, this group will be building an organic vegetable garden and fruit orchard with an emphasis on heirloom varieties. The project manager, Brad Silver-Smith has maintained organic certification with New Jersey for 20 years and he is looking for someone who would be interested in hands on experience in this field. They are starting construction on a 5,000 square foot greenhouse for food and native plant production to make this material available year round.

This is a multiyear project and they are looking for students with an interest in reforestation, organic food production, and ornamental horticulture. Pay is $15 - $20 per hour depending upon education and experience.

To apply contact: Brad Silver-Smith at email: bradsilversmith@gmail.com


Summer Internship - Environmental Permitting

Application Deadline: April 21

EnBW North America is a global clean energy company focused on developing offshore wind in the New York and New Jersey area. They are currently looking for interns to fill their growing Environmental Permitting Team.

New York and New Jersey have set ambitious climate and renewable energy goals, and EnBW is committed to helping the states meet them. Beyond developing clean energy technologies and projects themselves, EnBW is working to educate and expose students and young professionals to the growing importance and opportunities within the U.S. offshore wind industry. Applicants to this role should be undergraduates, recent graduates or first year Masters students. They will support the environmental planning, permitting and fisheries engagement work. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00pm EST.

For more information go to EnBW Open Positions

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position to Isabel Kaubisch at email: i.kaubisch@enbw.com (Subject Line Include: "EnBW North America Offshore Wind Environmental Planning /Permitting Intership")


Part-time Summer Employment

AWT Environmental Services, Inc is a well established 2nd generation, family owned, site remediation contractor. They are currently looking for part-time workers for summer employment in various positions.

To apply, send your resume to Joseph Postorino: jpostorino@awtenv.com


Sustainable LEED Workshops & Training

LEED is a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. As buildings can become LEED Certified, people can become LEED Accredited! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. Since the LEED GA exam doesn’t have a stellar pass rate, the value of the extra letters behind your name will carry even more weight. A short introductory video is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/X9FUJpIW9bI.

Webinar and Online self-paced options are available starting March 27 and running through the end of August

Register here - https://leadinggreen.com/online

For more information, contact the instructor Lorne Mlotek directly at info@leadinggreen.com


Sustainable Action Costa Rica

July 31 - August 8, 2021

Costa Rica has achieved renown for its environmental policy, often in the spotlight for its efforts towards carbon neutrality and conservation. The award-winning Sustainable Action Costa Rica program goes behind the curtain to explore this phenomenon in depth with 8 days of NGO visits, adventures, and guided discussions. The program takes travelers through Alajuela, Puerto Viejo, and Bri Bri, with the option of adding a week of Spanish Immersion at the beach before/after the program dates. You'll visit sustainable farms, local community development projects, nature and wildlife conservation initiatives, and more!

Application deadline: April 30th

For more information visit: https://www.interexchange.org/sustainable-action-costa-rica/


Part-time Employment Opportunity

MIG Consulting (Posted here 3/10/2021)

MIG Consulting is a full service environmental consulting firm in Highland Park, NJ serving a variety of federal, state and private sector clients primarily in Mid-Atlantic regions. They are seeking a part-time field technician to join their team.

For more information, download the flyer.

To apply send your resume to Stacey Wiswall at email: wiswall@migconsulting.net

Scholarship Opportunities

NJACD Memorial Conservation Scholarship Fund (Deadline May 1, 2021)

Must be a NJ resident and an undergraduate enrolled in a curriculum major of agriculture or natural resource conservation, including agronomy, soil science, plant science, forestry, geography, agricultural education, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, environmental engineering, agricultural/resource economics or other major related to conservation.

Information about the scholarship and how to apply:. https://www.njacd.org/scholarships.html


Internship Opportunities

Interstate Environmental Commission

The Interstate Environmental Commission (IEC) is seeking seasonal interns to assist with water quality monitoring projects in western Long Island Sound and New York Harbor, as well as a communications intern to assist with development of website and social media content, email newsletters and reports to stakeholders, partners and Commissioners.

Full descriptions of the available positions and information on application procedures can be found at:. https://www.iec-nynjct.org/join


Summer Internships in Turf Management

Laurel Creek Country Club

Undergraduate internships are currently available at Laurel Creek Country Club. These internships provide diverse, hands-on experience applying environmental science to turfgrass management. Interns will gain experience in integrated pest management, water conservation, soil ecology, conservation programs, and technology. For more information, download the Laurel Creek Summer Internship Program flyer

To apply: email a personal statement and resume to Luke Kringler, email: lkringler@laurelcreek.org


Seasonal Assistant - Mosquito Control

If you enjoy working outdoors and have an interest in field biology, environmental science and/or public health, this is a great seasonal job for you. The Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission (MCMEC) is hiring seasonal employees to assist in the control of mosquitoes for the 2021 season. We are looking for motivated, responsible individuals with the desire to be a part of an environmentally conscious team of professionals serving the residents of Middlesex County. No experience is necessary - field training will be provided for all aspects of the job. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Supervisor. The season runs from May through August.


For more information and how to apply, download the Job Announcement.


Scholarship

Application Deadline April 1, 2021

The Master Gardener Association of Monmouth County is offering several $1,000.00 scholarships to undergraduate students that are residents of Monmouth County. Students that apply must plan to major in Horticulture, Environmental Sciences, Plant Biology/Botany, Environmental Planning and Design or related Agricultural fields and must be accepted to matriculate at a college/university for the fall semester of 2021.


For more information, download the Scholarship Flyer

If you have any questions, please email us at mgmcscholarship@gmail.com.


Jr-Level Scientist/Geologist Position

Environmental professionals are needed to join an expanding team in Morris County, NJ. Candidates must possess a BS degree in environmental science, geology, engineering or a related discipline, have completed OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training and have 1 to 4 years of relevant experience and background with an environmental, engineering and/or remediation company.


For more information, download the Job Announcement.

To apply, contact Bob Grant at Resource Options: rgrant@resourceoptions.com


Remote Internships with NJPIRG

NJPIRG Students is a student organization here at Rutgers University that works to protect the environment, fight hunger and homelessness, and promote civic engagement.

NJPIRG Students has volunteer and internship opportunities doing outreach, organizing events, and spreading the word through media and social media.

Apply here.

Environmental Specialist - Entry Level Job Opening

Triumvirate Environmental (posted Jan 19, 2021)

Triumvirate Environmental is currently hiring an Environmental Specialist. This position is an entry-level position, requiring a BS/BA degree in Environmental Science and related fields. This position provides hands-on foundational knowledge needed to develop and advance as an environmental professional.

Learn more about the position and how to apply Environmental Specialist Flyer


Internship

Citizens Climate Higher Education

Citizens Climate Education is a nonpartisan non-profit organization focusing on climate advocacy to reduce carbon emissions. Internships for 2021 are currently available.

Applications for Summer Internships are due March 30.