delware environmental institute

Fellowships / Internships

 

All Levels

Title:  Pathways to Science
Agency: Institute for Broadening Participation
Description:  The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. Since 2003, IBP has connected underrepresented students with STEM funding and research opportunities, and has provided faculty and administrators with tools and resources to help promote the positive factors that keep underrepresented students on the STEM pathway into successful STEM careers. The institute's website provides a wealth of resources for students seeking scholarships, fellowships, and internships.

Postdoctoral

Title:  Newton International Fellowship
Agency: The British Academy and the Royal Society
Description:  The long-term aim of the fellowship is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK. The fellowships cover the broad range of physical, natural and social sciences, and the humanities. They provide grants of £24,000 annually to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 annually to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per year for up to 10 years following the completion of the fellowship. Applicants must have a sponsor in the UK.

Both Undergraduate & Graduate

Title:  Environmental Educators, Camp Counselors, and Other Internships
Agency:  Delaware State Parks
Description:  Positions are available for spring, summer, and fall, ranging from 12 weeks to a year. Includes a stipend and sometimes housing. Positions are available for people with skills and knowledge in education, history, exercise science, the environment, engineering, hospitality, theater and performing arts, and more. Contact the intern office at 302-739-9193 or the state parks internship webpage.
Due: No firm deadline, positions are open until filled and start and end dates are flexible. Summer positions fill quickly, however, and application prior to April 30 is suggested. 

Title: Climate Change Advocacy Internships
Agency: Delaware Audubon
Description: Delaware Audubon Society (DAS) is seeking two interns to assist its board of directors with efforts to bolster the development of an advocacy program to protect Delaware's birds from the impact of a global warming. Delaware has the lowest elevation of any state in the U.S. and is particularly susceptible to sea level rise impacts on critical bird habitats. This is particularly concerning as Delaware's Coastal Zone, a globally important bird area, is being impacted by climate change. The internship will entail approximately 5-10 hours per week throughout the fall, winter, and/or spring semester.  Students must have completed two years of academic work (30 credit hours). Preference will be given to students with specific coursework in an academic major related to public policy, environmental policy, environmental science, communications, and/or journalism. The internship will include a modest stipend (approximately equivalent to $15/hour or $1,500/semester).  Delaware Audubon will coordinate with higher education institutions to facilitate the internship’s use for academic credit, or to meet a student’s service learning requirement for a declared major. For more information and application instructions, download this document.
Due: Open until filled.

Title:  Environmental Advocacy Internships
Agency:  The Delaware Nature Society
Description:  Three part-time internship positions are available with the Delaware Nature Society's Advocacy group, each with a slightly different focus: (1) expanding the society’s advocacy outreach and education opportunities through social media website materials, and education opportunities with school children; (2) developing a keen working knowledge of Delaware’s legislative and political process and  accompanying the society's Environmental Advocate to the General Assembly, public hearings, and other public events; or (3) expanding the society’s advocacy legislative agenda through research of national, state, and local environmental issues. The research and legislative positions require a minimum of two years of college (rising senior or graduate student for the education position) with environmental, communication, political science or policy backgrounds preferred; strong written  and verbal communication skills are required. For more information, or to submit a resume and cover letter, contact the society's Environmental Advocate, Brenna Goggin, at Brenna@delawarenaturesociety.org 
Due:  Ongoing; legislative position applications are needed no later than Dec. 15 for January-June legislative session.

Graduate

Title: TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Program
Agency:  Audubon
Description:  TogetherGreen is a major conservation initiative of Audubon, supported by a generous gift from Toyota. The goals of the program are to nurture conservation leadership, achieve conservation results, and engage millions of Americans in conservation action. The TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Program invests in promising and proven leaders who are committed to empowering others and to creating positive environmental change in their communities and organizations. Each TogetherGreen Fellow will receive professional development opportunities, a $10,000 grant to help support an innovative Conservation Action Project, and an opportunity to network with a cadre of committed leaders. This is a 12-month-long program in which Fellows are required to conduct a Conservation Action Project to achieve measurable outcomes in one or more of the following TogetherGreen conservation goals: (1) habitat - protect habitat and species in targeted landscapes; (2) water - protect water resources by improving water quality and water supply for all living things; or (3) energy - reduce the threat of greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy use and/or improving energy efficiency. To achieve these goals, Conservation Action Projects should also engage new and diverse audiences in conservation action.
Due: early March

Title:  Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship
Agency:  The National Academies
Description:  The National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is an early career educational and training opportunity. It is designed to engage its fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) within the last five years may apply. Areas of study may include any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary fields. Fellows receive a stipend.
Due:  Check the website in late spring or summer for application deadlines for the following year.

Undergraduate

Title: Marine Sciences Summer Program
Agency: UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment 
Description: The marine science internship program takes place at the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment in the resort community of Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. This modern campus is located on the shores of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park. Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, or marine biogeochemistry. Interns will work semi-independently on a project designed by the intern and assigned faculty advisor and will present written and oral reports at the end of the summer. The program will run for 10 weeks. Interns will be expected to attend weekly seminars presented by faculty and research staff. Accommodations are provided at the Daiber Housing Complex which is comprised of 28 three-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom, semi-detached ranch houses. Student support includes a $5,600 stipend, free housing, and travel assistance for the 10-week session.
Due: February

Title: NEWBio Undergraduate Bioenergy Scholars
AgencyNortheast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortion & Delaware State University's CIBER
Description:  A 10-week paid summer research opportunity structured for undergraduates to explore bioenergy crops utilizing cutting-edge techniques. Interns will gain valuable field and laboratory experience working with researchers from Penn State, West Virginia, Cornell, Rutgers, Delaware State, SUNY-ESF, and other participating organizations. Session starts May 31 and ends July 29. See a list of possible research mentors and topics here.
Due: Online application form is due Feb. 29, 2016 (extended from Feb. 1).

Title: EPSCoR Summer Scholars
AgencyDelaware EPSCoR
Description:  Students from any Delaware EPSCoR partner institution (University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Wesley College, and Delaware Technical Community College) are invited to apply for the 2016 Delaware EPSCoR Summer Scholars program. The program takes place over a 10-week period in the summer beginning June 13. In addition to completing an independent research project, interns participate in skill-building seminars on such topics as attending graduate school, research ethics, and making a research presentation. EPSCoR Summer Scholars typically present their work via posters or presentations at UD’s Undergraduate Research and Service Scholar Celebratory Symposium, held in August. Interns also receive a stipend of $4,000. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 grade point average are eligible. Students from any major may apply, but research projects should be related to the environment, to coincide with the overall theme of Delaware’s EPSCoR program. Students with an interest in climate, sea level rise, water quality, land use, soil contamination and remediation, environmental sensing and monitoring, economics, ethics, environmental justice, environmental history, or environmental policy are especially encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from the following participating institutions: Lincoln University, Cheyney University, Alabama A&M University, Florida A&M University, Tuskegee University, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Due: Application is due at 5:00 p.m. on March 3, 2017.

Title: CIBER Scholars
Agency: Center for Integrated Biological & Environmental Research (CIBER), Delaware State University
Description:  Undergraduates majoring in agriculture, natural resources, biology, chemistry or related majors with interests in bioenergy, environmental science, and climate change are invited to apply for this paid summer research internship program at Delaware State University. Internship begins June 6 and runs through July 29.
Due: Online application form is due April 18, 2016.

Title: Outreach and Education Internship
Agency: Delaware Interfaith Power and Light (DelPL)
Description:  DeIPL is seeking a part-time outreach and education intern for the fall, winter and/or spring terms of 2015/2016. This intern will communicate directly with DeIPL members, supporters and community partners; assist with organizing educational forums and community events; and work with the communications intern to research relevant local, state and national policies, track media coverage, and develop educational resources. DeIPL, a state affiliate of the national IPL organization, was formed as a religious response to climate change. It actively engages faith communities, as stewards of creation, in the adoption and promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy strategies. Engagement goes beyond the walls of the houses of worship into neighborhoods they serve, translating into money savings, green job creation and healthier environments. Desired qualifications include strong writing and communication skills, WordPress competency, mastery of the most common social media tools and basic understanding of social media marketing and promotional strategies, basic understanding of and commitment to the organization’s mission, and ability to meet deadlines. Photography and video skills are a plus. The position involves a flexible schedule of 5-10 hours per week, to be arranged by the intern and the executive director. Most of the work will be done independently. Monthly or bi-monthly meetings will be scheduled with the executive director at a convenient location.
For more information: Contact Lisa Locke, executive director at llocke@delawareipl.org

Title: Communications and Resource Development Internship
AgencyDelaware Interfaith Power and Light (DelPL)
Description:  DeIPL is seeking a part-time communications and resource development intern for the fall, winter and spring terms of 2015/2016. The communications intern will assist with the overall marketing and communications needs of the organization, as well as assist with educational resource development. Specific projects might include research and development of educational resources on energy conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental justice; research and compilation of individualized faith/ denominational resources; tracking media coverage of relevant climate change issues, activities and policies; research, writing and updating of content for the newsletter and website; development and implementation of social media strategies; and development of member communications strategies. DeIPL, a state affiliate of the national IPL organization, was formed as a religious response to climate change. It actively engages faith communities, as stewards of creation, in the adoption and promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy strategies. Engagement goes beyond the walls of the houses of worship into neighborhoods they serve, translating into money savings, green job creation and healthier environments. Desired qualifications include strong writing and communication skills, WordPress competency, mastery of the most common social media tools and basic understanding of social media marketing and promotional strategies, basic understanding of and commitment to the organization’s mission, and ability to meet deadlines. Photography and video skills are a plus. The position involves a flexible schedule of 5-10 hours per week, to be arranged by the intern and the executive director. Most of the work will be done independently. Monthly or bi-monthly meetings will be scheduled with the executive director at a convenient location.
For more information: Contact Lisa Locke, executive director at llocke@delawareipl.org

Title: Environmental Scholars Internship
Agency: DENIN
Description:  Paid undergraduate research internship positions are available for up to 20 University of Delaware students during the academic year for students interested in environmental research. All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be current sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Applicants must identify a project and faculty member willing to host the student in his or her lab prior to applying. Internships will begin on or about November 1 and continue through the spring semester. The fall and spring semesters are a part-time commitment, while the winter session is considered a full-time commitment for five weeks. Students will present the results of their work at a spring sypmposium. Students with interests in climate, sea level rise, water quality, land use, soil contamination and remediation, environmental sensing and monitoring, economics, ethics, and environmental justice, history, or policy are especially encouraged to apply. Direct questions to Yolanda Williams-Bey.
Due:  Applications for the academic year open in the early fall.

Title: Undergraduate Travel Award
AgencyCouncil on Undergraduate Research, Social Sciences Division
Description:  To apply for travel funds (up to $200) to present undergraduate research at conferences from the Social Science Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), fill out this form. Funds are limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis (based on the time of the completed application, not the conference date). Undergraduate students at any level can apply but preference will be given to juniors and seniors or students attending two-year community colleges. To qualify for these funds, your faculty mentor and/or your college/university must be a member of CUR, and your school must provide funds that match the CUR travel award. They support travel to professional conferences; travel to NCUR or to Posters on the Hill are excluded. You will be asked to upload a letter from your faculty mentor confirming these conditions, and you will be asked to upload some confirmation that you have been accepted to present at the conference. Direct any questions to Rebecca Hatch (rhatch@mtsac.edu).
Due:  Ongoing

Title: Sustainable Community Internship
Agency: The Windward Education and Research Center
Description:  Windward is dedicated to preserving and developing the cultural and technological solutions needed to create a self-reliant, sustainable rural village on marginal land. The 501c(3) nonprofit Windward Center provides opportunities for practical, hands-on learning with the tools and raw materials needed to build a life in concert with the natural world. A Windward internship is a full-immersion experience helping to create sustainability at the small community level. Interns live day-to-day in the context of a land-based, intentional community, working side-by-side with other interns and members of the community research cooperative, bringing together diverse and highly integrated sustainable systems from organic gardening, permaculture/agro-forestry, and animal husbandry to the conversion of forest biomass into liquid fuel, from the history of intentional communities and how they inform the task of sustaining communities today to researching the role of mycellium in our dry-land forest ecosystem. Programs are co-developed by interns, their university advisers, and Windward members; each internship is tailored to fit the needs and desires of all involved. Projects are suited to B.S., B.A., and minor students. Science majors in chemistry, biology, and physics are well suited to work within our research/modeling/application approach to creating sustainable systems. There are also opportunities for B.A. students interested in the social, cultural, economic, and organizational components of a sustainable community. Internships are 12 weeks on average and unpaid, although Windward covers the cost of basic food, shelter, parking, storage, internet, and laundry facilities. Internships are hosted from March through November at Windward's rural 131-acre property near the town of Klickitat, Washington. Interns are housed on-site in individual billets and share a common kitchen facility and workshops. To apply, send an email to Windward@gorge.net with Ping! in the subject line; the application process is informal and conducted by email. 
Due:  rolling admission, no set deadline

Title: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Agency: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Description:  The foundation selects up to 50 community college transfer students each year and awards each scholar up to $30,000 annually to cover a significant share of the student's educational expenses for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor's degree. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Students must be nominated by the faculty representative at their two-year institution; at Delaware Tech these are Janelle Boyer (Owens campus), Ann Carter (Stanton campus), and Lester Link (Terry campus).
Due:  mid-January

Title:  Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Agency: The Goldwater Foundation
Description:  Approximately 300 scholarships of $7,500 each are awarded annually to rising juniors and seniors who have outstanding potential and plan to pursue Ph.D. degrees and research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates must be nominated by their institution, so please contact Sue Serra at UD (or the faculty representative at your university) for internal application deadlines.
Due:  end of January

Title:  Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Agency: The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Description:  Approximately 75-80 merit-based scholarships are awarded annually to juniors who have outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service and which to attend graduate school. The scholarship provides up to $30,000. Candidates must be full-time, junior-level students and must compete according to their legal residence. They should be very active in public and community service, be committed to careers in the public sector, have outstanding leadership potential, and possess intellectual strength, communication skills, and analytical abilities. Candidates must be nominated by their institution, so please contact Katharine Kerrane at UD (or the faculty representative at your university) for internal application deadlines.
Due:  beginning of February

Title:  UDall Undergraduate Scholarship
Agency:  Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
Description:  The UDall Foundation seeks sophomore and junior level students who are pursuing a career related to the environment. In 2012, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5,000 for and 50 honorable mentions of $350. Scholarships go towards tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. Though any students committed to an environmental career may apply, only Native Americans and Alaska natives can apply in the topic of tribal public policy or Native American health care. Each year, the University of Delaware can nominate 6 students for the application process. For more information and applications, contact Sue Serra, 831-3188, in the Office of Service Learning before early February, as she coordinates UD's nominations.
Due:  beginning of March

Title:  Baltimore National Aquarium Internships
Description:  The National Aquarium offers students hands-on internship experience in a variety of departments, including but not limited to, animal care, marketing, government affairs, human resources and development. Students must receive college credit for the internship and are required to work a minimum of 120 hours during the semester. The internship is unpaid. Read this UDaily story to find out how Sarah Thorne, a UD junior, spent her summer interning for the aquarium.
Due:  March 1 (for summer) , May 1 (for fall), November 1 (for winter/spring)

Title:  Brower Youth Awards
Agency:  Earth Island Institute
Description:  Each year the Brower Youth Awards recognizes 6 young people in North America for their achievements in environmental fields, more specifically environmental justice advocacy. The award is open to those activists (ages 13-22) who demonstrate true leadership and have made a positive environmental or social impact with a specific project. Each of the six recipients of the Brower Youth Awards will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy award winning film crew, and flight and lodging accommodations for a week-long trip to the San Francisco Bay area. During their stay in California, the recipients will participate in a camping trip, leadership activities, speaking and media engagements, and trainings and environmental conferences giving them a chance to meet with mentors and peers. The week of activities culminates in the awards ceremony in front of more than 900 guests in San Francisco on October 20, 2015..
Due:  May 18, 2015

Title:  Lois Yoder-Swaim Memorial Scholarship
Agency:  National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA)
Description:  The Lois Yoder-Swaim Memorial Scholarship provides funding for deserving students who agree to conduct a project in cooperation with the staff of a National Estuarine Research Reserve. The program provides students with a scholarship of anywhere from $750 to $1000 or more to assist in post-secondary education. Recipients must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited public or private junior college, college, or university. First-year students are not eligible to apply. Scholarships are paid directly to a student for use at his/her discretion for room, board, tuition, supplies, or equipment. A scholarship selection committee will choose the recipient(s). Preference will be given to students studying the environmental or natural sciences, public policy, environmental or natural resource economics, or science education. Applicants should develop a project in cooperation with staff from a reserve, and must contact a reserve manager for guidance and to secure a letter of support. Areas of focus for projects are: (1) social sciences and their link to the estuarine environment and improving human communities, (2) earth science education for K-12 students focused on the estuarine environment, (3) public policy and the estuarine environment, (4) estuarine ecology or physical oceanography, and (5) coastal hazards, climate change and tools to help with estuarine management.
Due:  September

Title: Various Undergraduate Fellowship and Internship Opportunities
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Description: This webpage provides links to a number of opportunities for undergraduates and recent recipients of bachelor's degrees, particularly for those interested in coastal, marine, and environmental management or research, including
-- Darling Marine Center Summer REU Fellowships
-- Dauphin Island Sea Lab NSF REU Program
-- Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowship Program
-- Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Summer Intern Program
-- Maryland Sea Grant REU Summer Fellowships
-- Minorities in Marine and Environmental Science (MIMES) Summer Internship Program, South Carolina
-- National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship
-- Research Internships in Science of the Environment (RISE)
-- Shannon Point Marine Center NSF REU Program
-- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Fellowships
-- Summer Intern Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science
-- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO)

Title:  Science.gov List of Internship and Fellowship Opportunities in Science
Agency: Multiple federal agencies
Decsription: List of links to more than 70 federally funded opportunities