Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention Internship

The Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention (P2) Internship Program is a summer internship program that pairs interns with companies seeking new and innovative approaches to pollution prevention and conservation.

Job #: on Handshake2364208

The program is sponsored by Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District, the Butler County Recycling & Solid Waste District, the Montgomery County Solid Waste District, and Ohio EPA. 

Intern Responsibilities:

The intern will be given responsibilities that assist his/her learning and experience in implementing pollution prevention initiatives at a nationally renowned brewery including:

  • Attends mandatory two-three day P2 training program in Iowa, prior to the start of site-specific project work (travel expenses paid)
  • Assist company professionals in facility audits to identify new pollution prevention activities pertaining to waste/ hazardous waste reduction, emissions reduction, water conservation, energy conservation, and manufacturing efficiency
  • Research and evaluate new pollution prevention recommendations and ensure compliance with environmental and safety regulations
  • Present recommendations to supervisor and technical advisors


  • Must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student with at least two years of undergraduate education completed, or be a recent graduate
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Desired majors include: Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering Majors; Environmental Health and Safety Majors; and Environmental Science and Studies Majors
  • Must have valid driver’s license issued by the state of residency
  • Commit to working full-time for 12 weeks from May until August
  • Submit progress and final reports
  • Provide own housing and transportation

Hourly Pay:

    $11-$13/hr depending on the site

Application Instructions:

    Email application package to mary.sticklen@hamilton-co.org

    The application form can be found at:




International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (IEAS) 

Applications are accepted year round! 


                    Dec 1st for Spring Session (March 1st - May 31st)

                     Mar 1st for Summer Session (June 1st - Aug 31st)

                     Jun 1st for Fall Session (Sept 1st - Nov 30th)

                     Sept 1st for Winter Session (Dec 1st - Feb 28th)

Over the last 15 years, we have had a large number of interns finish our program successfully and have moved on to contribute to zoos, sanctuaries and other reputable animal related facilities around the world. This program provides a unique opportunity for individuals who wish to learn about the care and management of exotic animals. Unlike many other facilities in the nation, IEAS offers a program working with large carnivores and omnivores such as lions, tigers and bears.

IEAS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the purpose of providing a permanent sanctuary for exotic animals that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. We were the first sanctuary to be certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, whose standards are the highest in animal welfare, and have maintained excellent care for our animals.  Additionally, IEAS educates the public through school programs, tour lectures, support for conservation programs, and public appearances about the value and worth of these sensitive, intelligent, and perceptive animals.

To apply for an internship:  Contact us at education@bigcat.org or visit our website www.bigcat.org.



Seasonal Natural Resource Position

Lorain County Metro Parks has posted our seasonal Natural Resource Technician Position.

You can find more information at our site: http://metroparks.cc/employment_opportunities.php.

Natural Resource Technician (Park Service Trainee)

Location: Park District-wide

Immediate Supervisor:  Conservation Supervisor

Rate of Pay: $8.55 per hour

Job Description: Assists in the implementation of Natural Resource Management Plans for Park District reservations. Assists with wetlands maintenance, nest box upkeep, invasive plant control, brush clearing, and field mowing. Assists with prescribed burn crew. Participates in data collection and assists with various resource monitoring projects. Works individually or with park staff and volunteers in all weather conditions. Performs related maintenance tasks as apparent or assigned. This position may be used to fulfill internship requirements.

Job Qualifications: Must have a strong interest in resource management, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, or related field. Individuals either possessing or working towards a degree in one of these fields will be given preference. Must have a working knowledge of local flora and fauna. Must possess a valid Ohio driver's license and be insurable. Experience with power tools, agricultural equipment, or construction equipment is a plus. Must be willing to apply herbicides within park natural areas.

For more information, contact Chris Grame at Carlisle Reservation at (440) 458-4319.

Interested applicants should complete an application and send a complete resume no later than March 22, 2019 to Chris Grame at:

Chris Grame
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Road
LaGrange, OH 44050

**Earlier application submittals are preferred/ positions may be filled well before the 3/22/19 closing date.**

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.



Restoration Ecology Apprenticeship, 2019

The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world, offering diverse training programs for early career professionals. The Wilds has nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed mine land and remnant forest patches which present opportunities for ecological restoration and research.

Six month positions run: February-August; May-November; September-March.

Apprentices gain hands-on experience, participate in vegetation and wildlife studies and receive field training on a variety of ecological studies in wetland, forest, stream & grassland habitats.


Focus: The selected candidate will conduct an independent research project with a final presentation to Wilds employees at the end of their term.

Typical tasks: implementing habitat improvements and monitoring ecosystem recovery through invasive plant management, vegetation and wildlife surveys, environmental monitoring, photo point collection, data analysis and report writing.

Training: field methods (species identification, survey protocols, research methodology), GPS & GIS applications/map making, biological monitoring and application of land management and restoration techniques, plant identification, wildlife ecology basics and techniques, landscape genetics.

Position requires hiking and some physically demanding tasks, including outdoor work throughout the seasons. This may include hot, buggy, cold or otherwise challenging conditions. Participants should be prepared with appropriate field gear / foot wear.

Candidates should be eager for learning opportunities and willing to practice new skills independently. Apprentices must be responsible, flexible, self-motivated and able to work effectively with limited supervision, as well as in a team setting.

 Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift at least 45 lbs.

Schedule is typically M-F, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. No monetary compensation is offered; however, on site housing is available for $250/month. The position is ideal for acquiring practical career experience in conservation, natural resource management, land stewardship or ecological studies, and is particularly well suited to prepare participants for graduate school or work in a conservation organization.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter here:


In your cover letter please outline what you would hope to gain from the position and how your past experience makes you an ideal candidate. All training programs at The Wilds are competitive and we value placing individuals in programs that suit their career goals.



The application deadline is February 22, 2019

David Grewell, PhD, Adjunct Professor

Director, NSF I/UCRC Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Iowa State University, 1201 Sukup Hall

Ames, IA 50011

Office: 4356 Elings Hall



 Sustainable RIVER

(Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience)

If you would like more information about

the Sustainable RIVER project, please visit: www.SustainableRIVER.org

Applications for the project can be submitted

through February 15, 2019

The Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota is offering a "NSF REU" program this summer titled “Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience).” Sustainable RIVER is a full-time, paid, undergraduate research opportunity. In the Sustainable RIVER project, the students will investigate different invasive elements and cultural and natural stressors affecting the Missouri River. The students will conduct an independent research project (see below), participate in field trips on and along the Missouri River, and produce a team project.

Research projects for the summer of 2019 are:

  • Effects of invasive trees on native floodplain forest vegetation and breeding birds
  • Effects of modified sediment loads on Missouri River and tributary hydrology
  • Effects of invasive fish on Missouri River food webs
  • Geological heritage sites along the Missouri River corridor
  • Examining the effects of pesticides on amphibian disease
  • A changed river’s effects of pesticides on amphibian disease
  • Ethnohistorical relationships among American Indian tribes and the Missouri River
  • Importance of aquatic insect-derived fatty acids to riparian birds along the Missouri River
  • Perceptions of multifunctional landscapes along the Missouri National Recreational River

The Sustainable RIVER project will run from 28 May to 2 August 2019. Students participating in the project will receive a $5,500 stipend plus additional funding for food, housing, and travel. This project is open to any undergraduate student, but students from community and tribal colleges and students studying sustainability are especially encouraged to apply.


The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District currently has an opening for: Biology Paraprofessional Intern

Please see below the direct link to the posting:


Jalal Abuhamdeh, MBA, HRM

HR Manager – Employment Branding & Talent Programs 
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
3900 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 881-6600 Ext. 6611
Fax: (216) 881-6070
Email: AbuhamdehJ@neorsd.org 


 City of Akron Full-Term, First Year 

For all 'City of Akron Full-Term, First Year' internships:

Interested students may contact Dr. Carolyn Behrman: (behrman@uakron.edu)

Please forward resumes to: akroncommunityinternship@gmail.com

City of Akron Full-Term, First Year project to reduce incidence of low-birth weight:

Health and Transportation Grant Writer Intern

Assist the staff of Full-Term, First Year to identify grant funders and work with staff to write grant proposals seeking funding to describe and address social determinants of health negatively impacting pregnancy and birth outcomes in Akron and Summit County. The specific focus of this work will be on the structural inequalities related to transportation. The intern will interact with METRO Transit Authority, collaborating to create a proposal. 

  • Research & writing skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Professional
  • Intersectional sensitivity 

City of Akron Full-Term, First Year project to reduce incidence of low-birth weight:

Health and Housing Security Intern

Another one of the social determinants of health that negatively impacts pregnancy and birth outcomes in Akron and Summit County is housing insecurity. The intern will work with the City of Akron’s Health Equity Ambassador, Tamiyka Rose, to develop a pilot housing program for mothers who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. 

City of Akron Full-Term, First Year project to reduce incidence of low-birth weight:

Health and Food Insecurity Project Intern 

Another social determinant of health impacting pregnancy and birth outcomes is food insecurity. This intern will work with Health Equity Ambassador, Tamiyka Rose, to develop a pilot project with tangible results linking local food sources and healthy food options in ways that positively impact Akron infant mortality and low birth weight rates. 

City of Akron Full-Term, First Year project to reduce incidence of low-birth weight:

Public Health Information and Website Intern

Full-Term, First Birthday seeks a student intern with website development skills to create a highly functional, attractive, and accessible platform to raise awareness and share essential information about infant mortality and available programs across the greater Akron area that promote healthy birth outcomes.


Environmental Education Instructor

Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket’s Science Center


Full information, WORD and PDF

applications are at their site: here

Maria Mitchell Association (MMA), a science and history-based nonprofit organization on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, is seeking to fill 13 education positions to lead our Summer Discovery Programs. Voted best on Nantucket in 2017 and 2018! Our mission is to provide quality outdoor adventure and environmental learning experiences for Nantucket residents and visitors. We are seeking high-energy, motivated individuals to design and lead science-based classes for children ages 3.5 – 16 years. To learn more about the sessions we offer, please visit the Discovery Programs page.


Environmental Sustainability

Announcing an Unpaid Internship Opportunity

Zach Griffith is an Engineering Teacher at the STEM HS, located at the Central Hower building here on the UA campus. He is looking for college students to help with an opportunity listed below.

See-‘Environmental Sustainability’ at:  


It runs from 10:52-11:42, all year.

Interns would help with setup and running of labs ranging from gel electrophoresis and fermentation to building photo-bioreactor prototypes using tools, 3D printing and CNC routing.

Any interested students can reach Zach via email or call/text him at 330-719-6164.

He needs 1 intern in every day so students could split up their time (i.e. intern 1 comes tues/thur and intern 2 comes mon/wed/fri).

If students cannot come in during the 10:52-11:42 time but would still like to prototype or lab setup, that is fine too.

This is an unpaid internship. See Zach Griffith here on campus at the Central Hower building, or contact him at:

Zachary S. Griffith, Engineering Coach

NIHF Akron STEM High School

123 South Forge St., Akron OH 44308 / Email: zsg45878@apslearns.org

Work: 330-761-7965 / Cell: 330-719-6164



To get started with any study abroad or internship abroad opportunities, visit: http://uakron.edu/education-abroad/ 

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Cambodia Medical Aid 


Costa Rica, Diverse Jungle Animal Experience


Big 5 Safari Reserve


Live-aboard Dolphin and Marine Expedition


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