A newsletter published by the
Macalester Environmental Studies Department

February 24, 2022

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.  Summer Internship at Friends of the Mississippi River
2.  Job Openings at Global Council for Science and Environment
3.  Job Opening at Congress for New Urbanism
4.  U.S.-Korea Young Climate Activists Exchange Program
5.  Summer Job Openings at Living Earth Center
6.  Multiple Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Summer 2022
7.  New Hampshire Sea Grant Fellowship
8.  Fellowships Available at Environmental Data Initiative
9.  Jobs and Internships Listed on Handshake

1.  Summer Internship at Friends of the Mississippi River

Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) has an opening for a summer paid part-time position as a Community Engagement Intern.

Position overview:  Should we consider removing some dams on the Mississippi River? Starting this year, that question will be studied for two dams in the heart of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It’s a monumental decision with implications for ecosystems, recreation, and the economy… but few people know it’s happening. FMR and its partner organizations are planning an extensive schedule of outreach activities this summer to raise awareness about this important issue and encourage residents to get involved. The Community Engagement Intern will help plan and carry out community
meetings, tours, participation in community festivals, canvassing or surveying, and other outreach.


  • Educate community members about river issues and encourage their participation. This may include surveying or canvassing at parks, assisting with tours, tabling at community events, etc.
  • Assist with planning tasks such as creating educational materials, organizing event supplies, managing event registration, etc.
  • Participate in FMR staff meetings and gatherings.

To apply, email a single PDF that includes a resume and one-page cover letter (describing your interest in and qualifications for the position) to Colleen O’Connor Toberman, Land Use & Planning Director, at ctoberman@fmr.org. Priority will be given to applications received by March 7, 2022.

Questions? Contact Colleen O’Connor Toberman at ctoberman@fmr.org or 651.222.2193 x29.

2.  Job Openings at Global Council for Science and Environment

Global Council for Science and Environment is currently hiring for the following positions:.

Application deadline for both jobs is March 7, 2022.

3.  Job Opening at Congress for New Urbanism

Congress for the New Urbanism is looking for a Membership Diversity Coordinator. The Membership Diversity Coordinator will work directly with the Membership Engagement Director and CNU leadership to develop goals and metrics to achieve diversity and growth; execute a strategy meet those targets; and work collaboratively with their Chapters, Caucuses and affiliated organizations to ensure their movement reflects the diversity of America’s cities and towns.

How to Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to CNU’s Deputy Director at resumes@cnu.org by February 28, 2022. Start date on or around April 1, 2022. Position will be open until filled.

4.  U.S.-Korea Young Climate Activists Exchange Program

The U.S.-Korea Young Climate Activists Exchange Program is an exchange program for young climate activists in the U.S. and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to meet with one another and build synergy on shared environmental goals. The program takes place in the U.S. in August and in the ROK in October.

The program is a bilateral initiative, a direct outcome of the May 2021 summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to expand the U.S. partnership with the ROK. The program provides participants with a deeper firsthand understanding of the U.S. and ROK’s commitments to address climate change, the greatest threat to global security at local, national and international levels. Participants will engage in various activities such as site visits, professional meetings and workshops with national and international organizations, cultural outings and the 26th annual Lake Tahoe Summit.

The Korean participants will spend 13 days in August 2022 in Washington D.C.; Boulder, Colorado; and Reno, Nevada of the U.S. to meet and visit government agencies, non-profit organizations and companies focusing on climate change and sustainability. The participants will meet the American participants for synergy and relationship building in Reno, Nevada.

The U.S. participants will spend 13 days in October 2022 to visit six cities in the ROK. The participants will fulfill various on-site activities including workshops, meetings, cultural outings and site visits. The participants will take part in the second synergy and relationship building event with the Korean participants in Seoul.

Applications for the U.S.-Korea Young Climate Activists Exchange Program are open from February 1, 2022 to March 7, 2022 PST.

5.  Summer Job Openings at Living Earth Center

Living Earth Center in Mankato, MN has three summer openings:

  • Community Farm Manager
  • Community Garden Manager
  • Volunteer and Strategic Partnership Coordinator

Check out their website for more details.

Applications will be reviewed by the hiring committee beginning March 10, 2022, until the positions are filled.

Contact Laura Peterson, Executive Director, at 507-389-4272 or email lpeterson@ssndcp.org if you have any questions.

6.  Multiple Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Summer 2022

Multiple undergraduate research assistants are needed in summer 2022 to work on the NOAA-funded project: “Harvesting Manoomin as a Climate Adaptation Strategy.”

Student interns will support an interdisciplinary team of traditional ecological knowledge-keepers, natural resource managers, and social and environmental scientists seeking to understand: “What can Manoomin teach us about restoring ecological and social relationships and adapting to climate change?” The interns will work within a small cohort of peers, learning about wild rice through research, relationships and direct field experience. Interns will also help raise awareness about wild rice ecological & cultural significance and foster respect, responsibility, & adaptation.

Several internship positions are hosted by the UMN Center for Changing Landscapes. For more information, see position description here. Students may also go to the UMN employment site, and search for Job ID# 346186. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Dr. Mae Davenport at mdaven@umn.edu.

Two internship positions are also hosted by The Nature Conservancy in MN. For more information, including application instructions, click here. Applications close March 25, 2022. TNC internships are designed to be 10–12 week, full-time (35 hrs/wk) positions, with preferred start date in early July to overlap with wild rice harvesting and processing season in late August and early Sept.

Another internship position is available through the Wisconsin Sea Grant. For more information and application instructions, click here. Under the internship descriptions, it is internship number 8.

All of these internship positions will offer rich opportunities for college students to participate directly in their collaborative research, and they are open to students from any university or tribal college.

7.  New Hampshire Sea Grant Fellowship

New Hampshire Sea Grant’s Brian E. Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension Fellowship offers motivated undergraduates from a range of backgrounds the opportunity to work on projects and receive hands-on training and mentorship from NH Sea Grant staff and researchers each summer.

Doyle Fellows work on projects that support individuals and organizations seeking to make informed decisions regarding their marine resources. The fellowship is intended for students who are interested in connecting marine-related research to extension, education, and communications activities. Successful applicants will receive a $5,000 stipend over a 10-week summer fellowship.

Applications are due at 12:00 midnight ET on March 21, 2022, for priority consideration.  Applications will be accepted through March 31.2022.

Questions?  Contact Lindsey Williams, Fellowship Program Leader, lindsey.williams@unh.edu.

8.  Fellowships Available at Environmental Data Initiative

Environmental Data Initiative has 15 fellowships available in their ecological data management training program for this summer. They are now requesting applications from undergraduate, graduate and recently graduated students. This fellowship is available to applicants who are U.S. citizens, legal residents or will possess a valid work or student visa for the entire duration of the fellowship. The Fellows will receive training in ecological data management and gain hands-on experience through participation in data preparation and publishing for specific host research projects. The fellowship support is $6,000.

Important dates:

  • Informational webinar:  March 8, 2022 @ 2 pm ET – Register here.
  • Deadline for fellowship application:  March 20, 2022
  • Data publishing workshop:  June  13 – 16,2022
  • Fellowship:  June 19 – August 19, 2022

Detailed information on the fellowship program host projects and on how to apply can be found on their website.

Please contact Susanne Grossman-Clarke, grossmanclar@wisc.edu, if you have questions.

9.   Jobs and Internships Listed on Handshake

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