A newsletter published by the
Macalester Environmental Studies Department

December 3, 2020


Any upcoming events, job opportunities, conferences, or other environmental news received by the ES Department are included in this newsletter. More information on the items listed in This Just In! can be received by contacting the ES Department. Current and archived issues.

In This Issue….

1.  Instagram and Twitter
2.  Job Opportunities with U.S. PIRG
3.  NOAA Scholarship
4.  Job and Internship Opportunities with the National Park Service
5.  Jobs and Internships Listed on Handshake

1.  Instagram and Twitter

The Environmental Studies Department has Instagram and Twitter pages.  Check them out.

2.  Job Opportunities with U.S. PIRG

U.S. PIRG is a nonpartisan political nonprofit working to win policies that would protect the public interest and the environment. PIRG works across the country at the local, state, federal, and corporate levels to tackle issues like climate change, public health, plastic waste, and more. Each year, PIRG hires recent college graduates to be campaign associates, provides them with training on how to be a community organizer and political advocate, and puts them in charge of their own campaigns — to end the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture, ban single use plastics, build a more sustainable transportation sector, or make polluters pay to clean up toxic waste sites.

If you are interested in learning more, contact Danielle Melgar at dmelgar@pirg.org. Internship opportunities are also available. 

3.  NOAA Scholarship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to:

  • increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;
  • increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;
  • recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and
  • recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.

The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science and Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Apply for the Hollings Scholarship here!

4.  Jobs and Internship Opportunities with the National Park Service

The National Park Service preserves the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. You can make a difference by bringing your unique experience, background, and perspective to our work.

They offer opportunities to work in more than 400 national parks and offices—from Maine to Guam, the Virgin Islands to Alaska, and anyplace in between. They partner with communities across the country to preserve their history and create places for outdoor fun.

There are many different ways you can become involved. Are you looking for a full-time, permanent job? They have those. Or maybe you’d prefer to work in parks for a few months as a seasonal ranger? They have some of those, too. (See USAJOBs for listings of both permanent and seasonal jobs.) Are you a student looking for a meaningful internship or someone with some extra time who’d like to volunteer? You can find internship and volunteer opportunities to suit your needs and interests.

5.  Jobs and Internships Listed on Handshake

Handshake at Macalester is our career services platform.

Students:  Handshake is preloaded with your basic profile data. Simply log in with your Macalester user id and password.

Read Getting Started with Handshake Guide for Students

The more you use Handshake, the better it works for you. Personalize your experience by filling out career interests and profile. As you favorite opportunities and events that interest you, Handshake will learn to present you with opportunities best suited to your needs.

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