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Please visit the UMass Boston Office of Career Services and Internships for additional internship opportunities.
- NCSE Environmental Internship Clearinghouse Portal
Looking for a summer internship? Visit http://environmentalinterns.org to look through over 100 internships (and counting!) already uploaded to the platform. You can apply directly through the clearinghouse portal.
- Office of Research and Standards Summer Intern
The objective of this project will be to statistically characterize the temporal variability of manganese concentrations in ground and surface waters that may serve as source waters for public drinking water supplies. Concentrations of manganese do vary over time as characteristics of surface waters or groundwater flow change seasonally or annually. We seek to assign statistically based limits to how much those concentrations may vary using existing data from several databases. The project work will be computer based and very quantitative in nature. It will involve manipulation of sizeable data files, use of preprogrammed functions to manipulate the data and use of powerful statistical software.
Interested students can contact Diane Manganaro who works with Dr. Hutcheson (who will be reviewing the applicants) at 617-556-1158 or by e-mail for further information.
- UMass Boston Marine Operations Graduate Assistantship (P/O Boat)
This is a fully funded position for a graduate student to work in support of the City of Boston-UMass Boston partnership serving the No Discharge Zone efforts supported by the Pump Out Boat. It is expected that the graduate student will leverage access to the Pump Out Boat and infrastructure in marine operations to support their research (in much the same way as Chris McIntyre did for his MS on invasive species). Over summer employment would be 40 hours per week with full-time efforts extending into October and 18 hours per week for the remainder of the year. This is a terrific opportunity to gain hours towards a captain's license and to gain practical skills in marine research operations. The position also includes a graduate tuition and fee waiver. In addition to work on the Pump Out Boat the graduate student will also support other activities in Marine Operations.
If you have a graduate student doing work on the Harbor already who could leverage this opportunity and expand upon research and outreach in the Harbor please contact the Director of Marine Operations, Chris Sweeney, to discuss the position further.
Portion of City-UMB agreement:
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
WHEREAS, the City by and through its Environment Department intends to support and promote improved water quality in Boston Harbor (hereinafter “the Harbor”) through the provision of a pump out vessel (hereinafter “the P/O Boat”) and other resources.
WHEREAS, UMASS Boston by and through its Marine Operations, Environmental Earth and Ocean Sciences (EEOS) Departments and Urban Harbors Institute has, as its mission, the interdisciplinary study of our coastal and marine resources and the Harbor environment.
WHEREAS UMass Boston has the facilities and trained personnel, and inasmuch as the operation of the P/O Boat can help further UMass Boston’s educational and research mission, therefore UMass Boston and the City (hereinafter “the Parties”) hereby enter into this Memorandum of Understanding (hereinafter “MOU”) for the purpose of providing pump out services to vessels in the harbor, to promote water quality awareness, scientific research as well as coastal marine and environmental education.
- National Park Service Resource Assessments
The National Park Service is pleased to issue REQUESTS FOR STATEMENTS OF INTEREST AND QUALIFICATIONS for two separate projects.
-- Assessment of Natural Resource Condition for Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (Vermont) (Download Request for Interest)
-- Assessment of Natural Resource Condition for Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) (Download Request for Interest)
Review of submitted Statements of Interest will begin on March 30, 2012.
Student Conservation Association Internships (Horsheshoe crab surveys)
6 Student Conservation Association Internship positions are available for students and recent graduates next summer (April 16, 2012 to July 9, 2012) to survey spawning horseshoe crabs at National Park Units on Long Island, NY (Fire Island NS, Gateway NRA, and Sagamore Hill NHS).
You can find the job postings on the SCA website, serve tab, “internships” tab, “browse internships.” You can find position descriptions by searching either by state (NY) or “horseshoe crab” browse by state (NY).
You must apply through SCA. The position numbers are: 330460, 330466, 330467, 330472, 330473, and 330474.
For more information, please contact:
Mary-Jane James-Pirri, Ph.D.
Marine Research Associate
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
Narragansett, RI 02882
- GEOSCIENCE WORKFORCE DATA ANALYST - American Geosciences Institute
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a mid-size nonprofit in Alexandria, VA, has a full-time position with immediate availability within its Geoscience Workforce Program. AGI is seeking a Workforce Data Analyst who will lead AGI's Workforce Program's data collection and analysis efforts on issues pertaining to domestic and international labor supply and demand of geoscientists. The Data Analyst will mine and analyze data from a variety of domestic and international public and private data sources as well as develop and conduct original surveys and data collection efforts. This position will be responsible for updating AGI's reports on workforce, including its "Status of the Geoscience Workforce" report and the "Directory of Geoscience Departments," and will also produce original research, writing articles for journals and other publications, as well as data briefs.
The Data Analyst will establish and maintain connections with geoscience faculty, federal agencies, professional societies, and industry representatives to identify and collect data on critical issues pertaining to the geoscience profession both domestically and internationally. He/She will also actively participate in workshops and conferences, both organizing sessions and presenting talks and posters, in order to broaden connections with the geoscience community and to provide a national context for many of the pressing issues that geoscience professionals and academic programs are facing.
The successful candidate needs strong data management and mining experience, a strong literacy of the geosciences as a profession, and excellent analytical skills. In addition, he/she will have excellent oral and written communication skills for networking and presenting research, and must work well as part of a team. Proficiency with SQL is a must, demonstrable experience with statistical packages, programming and/or website development are highly desirable. A graduate degree in the geosciences or related field is preferred.
Please send a letter of interest, resume with three references, and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Position is open until filled, with evaluations beginning 19 December 2011.
AGI is an equal opportunity employer.