Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program – Fall Projects

Application Deadline:  June 1, 2017

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and public engagement. This program enables students to work on independent research projects under the direction of a SERC mentor.

Intern projects span the range of research conducted at SERC, including environmental chemistry, marine and esturaine ecology, molecular ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Projects are also offered in public engagement, with opportunities in environmental education, citizen science, and science writing. Although students will become familiar with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to an independent research project. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and Master’s students, or students who have recently graduated from undergraduate or Master’s programs. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week. There is limited on-site dormitory space available for $105.00 per week. SERC does not supply board, but the dorms are equipped with full kitchens. We can accommodate up to 24 residents.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Fall 2017 College of the Environment Teaching Assistant

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017

The College of the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for Teaching Assistants for C ENV 110 “Introduction to Food and the Environment” during Fall Quarter 2017 (9/16/2017-12/15/2017). This is an introductory course offered by the College of the Environment to support environmental literacy for students across campus.

The TA will be responsible for approximately 20 hours of work per week related to the course. The primary duties of the TA will be: grading homework and exams and leading three discussion sections. There will be additional course-specific duties as required by the instructor, which may include helping managing electronic resources, meeting with students, and creating formally or informally a positive learning environment for students.

Candidates with environmental science backgrounds are preferred, but candidates from any discipline may apply.

Requirements:

  • Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student
  • Eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
  • Strong background in fundamentals of environmental science
  • Background or interest in food systems, agriculture and food production, or other topics related to food and the environment
  • Previous teaching (TA) experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Applicants should submit:

  1. Current CV/resume
  2. Two references (name, title, phone, email) familiar with your teaching abilities
  3. Cover Letter, no more than 2 pages worth of text, stating what strengths you would bring to serving as a teaching assistant in an interdisciplinary, introductory environmental science course, as well as your strengths and background relevant to the specific activities outlined in the position and course description.

Send application materials to: Joseph Kobayashi (College of the Environment) at: jkob@uw.edu

Application Timeline: Application review begins immediately.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For priority consideration, apply by April 21, 2017.

 

Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field. The Fellowship is offered in memory of longtime Foundation Chair, Priscilla Bullitt Collins. In her honor, an outstanding, environmentally knowledgeable graduate student from a community under-represented in the environmental movement, who has demonstrated exceptional capacity for leadership as well as scholarship, will receive the fellowship award. The Foundation encourages applications from a broad diversity of students, with a particular emphasis on students of color and others who have overcome discrimination or other significant hardships.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program in British Columbia, Washington State or Oregon
  • Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership; and
  • Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental field (although applications are not restricted to graduate students in environmental studies).

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here. To read about a UW graduate student who received this award in 2016, click here.

ACSUS-Enders Graduate Fellowship in Canada-US Relations

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) offers a $3,500 graduate fellowship to encourage in-depth inclusion of Canadian content in comparative research or projects that have policy relevance for Canada-U.S. relations or Canadian social, economic, political, security, and quality of life issues. The fellowship is intended to enable successful candidates to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university, research site or business conducting research related to their thesis, dissertation or graduate work in the field of Canadian Studies.

Topics particularly relevant to Canada-U.S. relations include trade and economics, defense and security cooperation, border management, energy, softwood lumber, environment and natural resource management, and agriculture. Other potential topics include comparative urban planning, health care delivery, multicultural educational policies, and environmental law.

Eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time masters or doctoral program at an institution in the United States.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

The Milotte Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:

The Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship Fund provides one-year grants of up to $4,000 to Washington state residents who share the Milottes’ enthusiasm for exploring, chronicling and spreading the magnificence of the wilderness through artistic communication. The scholarship may be used to support any course of post-secondary education, including graduate studies.

Eligible Applicants:

  • Are fascinated by and observe nature, and have expressed their observations in an artistic way that engages the everyday person
  • Have acceptance at a trade school, art school, two-year or four-year college or university for either undergraduate or graduate studies
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have been a resident of the State of Washington for at least 5 years prior to applying

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Campus Sustainability Fund Project Funding

Letter of Intent Deadline:  March 27, 2017

Full Project Proposal Deadline:  April 24, 2017

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) grew out of a vision of the student body to have a more substantive engagement with the University of Washington’s sustainability efforts. Its mission is to create a sustainable campus and foster an environmentally conscious university culture by funding student-led projects that lesson the university’s environmental impact.

Project Criteria:

  1. Environmental Impact: Projects must reduce the University’s environmental impact and/or create a more sustainable campus. The Fund will prioritize projects with measurable impact on, but not limited to, the following: carbon emissions, energy use, water use, waste, living systems and biodiversity, and pollutants and toxins.
  2. Student Leadership & Involvement: Projects that demonstrate a substantial degree of student leadership or student involvement will be prioritized.
  3. Education, Outreach, & Behavior Change: Projects must include educational and outreach components that help cultivate an aware and engaged campus community.
  4. Feasibility, Accountability, & Sustainability: Applicants must demonstrate that they have or can attain the technical knowledge, necessary approvals, and project management skills to complete projects successfully. The Fund encourages the use of a faculty or staff mentor, appropriate department support, and/or a line item in the budget for project management.  CSF monies must be used in a socially responsible manner—to be determined by the Committee.  Projects requiring ongoing maintenance or staffing not funded by the CSF should demonstrate a plan to meet long-term needs.

Applicants must be UW Seattle student with an official UW academic or administrative department sponsor, UW Seattle faculty, staff, or Registered Student Organization.

 

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

 

Mellon Junior Fellowship at the New York Botanical Garden’s Humanities Institute

Application Deadline:  March 10, 2017

The Humanities Institute at the New York Botanical Garden is pleased to offer two Andrew W. Mellon Junior Fellowships to graduate or advanced undergraduate students for Summer 2017.

The Junior Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for emerging scholars to conduct their own research, while accessing the historical collections available in the New York Botanical Garden’s research facilities. Junior Fellows will conduct research using the Garden and the Mertz Library’s world-renowned holdings related to the history of botany, garden art and architecture, landscape and urban design, botanical illustration, and the book arts.  The Fellowship awards a stipend of $3,500.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program – Summer Projects

Application Deadline (for Winter/Spring projects):  February 1, 2017

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and public engagement. This program enables students to work on independent research projects under the direction of a SERC mentor.

Intern projects span the range of research conducted at SERC, including environmental chemistry, marine and esturaine ecology, molecular ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Projects are also offered in public engagement, with opportunities in environmental education, citizen science, and science writing. Although students will become familiar with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to an independent research project. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and Master’s students, or students who have recently graduated from undergraduate or Master’s programs. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week. There is limited on-site dormitory space available for $105.00 per week. SERC does not supply board, but the dorms are equipped with full kitchens. We can accommodate up to 24 residents.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:  December 9, 2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research — particularly by female and minority students — in NOAA mission-related sciences of oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology, including all science, engineering and resource management of ocean and coastal areas. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals and financial need.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility. Masters students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. Depending on funding, approximately two to four scholarships are awarded each year.

To apply, each applicant must:

  • be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a citizen of a U.S. territory;
  • pursue or intend to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, maritime archaeology or marine biology, including all science, engineering and resource management of ocean and coastal areas (or related areas), at a U.S. accredited institution;
  • have and maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.3 or higher; and
  • maintain full-time student status for the duration of the scholarship award.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program

Application Deadline (for Winter/Spring projects):  November 15, 2016

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and public engagement. This program enables students to work on independent research projects under the direction of a SERC mentor.

Intern projects span the range of research conducted at SERC, including environmental chemistry, marine and esturaine ecology, molecular ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Projects are also offered in public engagement, with opportunities in environmental education, citizen science, and science writing. Although students will become familiar with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to an independent research project. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and Master’s students, or students who have recently graduated from undergraduate or Master’s programs. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week. There is limited on-site dormitory space available for $105.00 per week. SERC does not supply board, but the dorms are equipped with full kitchens. We can accommodate up to 24 residents.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.