Eau Claire City-County Health Department
The Eau Claire City-County Health Department (ECCCHD) provides opportunities for aspiring environmental health professionals to gain work experience as an Environmental Health Aides. Based on interests and qualifications, selected applicants are assigned to a specific focus area within ECCCHD’s many environmental health programs; with occasional opportunities being available to shadow and assist in other programs. These positions can include working in the ECCCHD’s public health laboratory, a code compliance program, and the housing program as well as assisting with various projects with GIS applications. These flexible part time positions are perfect for a college student or working professional to explore working for a local health department. Summer hours are likely to consist of up to 36 per week for each position with potential for a more limited schedule extending beyond summer for select positions.
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Minneota Department of Natural Resources
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has numerous seasonal student positions each year. Sampling aquatic plants and water quality, teaching recreational fishing, ecology, and conservation, working as part of fisheries survery crews, collecting data on state forest land, survyeing and mapping land, establishing long term monitoring plots, processing samples in a lab, and recording data are just some of the diverse internship opportunities offered throughout the state of Minnesota.
To search for positions and apply visit the MN DNR Website or the Minnesota Careers website
Minneota Pollution Control Agency
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a number of seasonal positions for biological monitoring each year. They are looking for Student Workers, Technicians, and Temporary Biologists in St. Paul and Brainerd to monitor groundwater, collect fish samples and habitat measurements, maintain field equipment, and keep records among other duties.
To search for positions and apply click on the links above or visit the Minnesota Careers website - select Agency: Pollution Control Agency and Job Function: Student.
Minnesota Zoo (Zoological Gardens)
The Minnesota Zoo offers unpaid and paid internships in many of its divisions. A MN Zoo internship provides workplace experience and the opportunity to learn about careers in zoology, education, communication, conservation, and public service. Applications are accepted year-round from junior and senior students. All internships run 10 to 14 weeks, 30 to 40 hours a week.
College students who are accepted as interns at the Zoo have a unique opportunity to gain practical workplace experience, complete a meaningful independent projected related to their internship placement, and fulfill an academic requirement within their program of study. A student intern must be receiving academic credit from, or be fulfilling an academic requirement of an accredited Institution of Higher Education.
For more information, visit http://mnzoo.org/internships/ or search for openings on the Careers in Minnesota website under Agency - Minnesota Zoological Gardens, Job Function - Student.
North Dakota Parks and Recreation
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department offers various seasonal job opportunities for students including park attendants, park rangers, and park interpreters. However, there are a number of different positions that are available.
View the open positions on the North Dakota State Government website. Contact Kennedy Luedeman firstname.lastname@example.org / (701)-890-6471 with any questions.
Prior Lake - Spring Lake Watershed District
The Prior Lake - Spring Lake Watershed District hires Water Resource interns each summer. Interns monitor the District's conservation easements, assist with projects, support the District's education and outreach efforts to the public, complete water quality monitoring, and assist with erosion and sediment control site inspections.
St. Croix Wetland Management District (WMD)
The St. Croix Wetland Management District, headquartered out of New Richmond, WI, is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Refuge System. They are looking for students to assist with a diversity of projects including plant inventory, seed collection, monarch butterfly surveys, invasive species control, and fence installation and maintenance for grazing public lands.
More information about the St. Croix Wetland Management District
US Fish and Wildlife Service
The US Fish and Wildlife Service offers various opportunities for student trainees. Duties can include compiling GIS map data, invasive species and fish pathogen monitoring, data management of databases, data assessment and validation, and/or geographic data discovery.
Apply at USAJOBS
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
The State of Wisconsin has a Student Diversity Internship Program that offers paid internship opportunities for students wishing to explore different careers based on their unique interests. Work may include conducting botanical surveys, water sampling, and data entry queries and analysis.
Apply online at Wisc.Jobs
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Conservation Leadership Corps
The Conservation Leadership Corps training program provides excellent training to students who are interested in conservation and environmental policy. The training program focuses on leadership, policy communication and advocacy, policy analysis and development, and policy presentation skills.
All costs are covered by the WWF and a small scholarship will be given to each student upon completion of the program. The application deadline is May 31st. The program is focused on current high school seniors and college students that have at least one additional year of college remaining.
More information can be found at https://wiwf.org/clc/.