Summer Internship Opportunities

I just caught wind of two very cool environmental internship opportunities for this summer — one local (Village of Glenview, IL), the other international (through Columbia University). For those of you who have time and would like to get hands-on experience in sustainability-related work experiences, this is something to check out.

(1) Ecological Restoration Intern
This summer position is with the Village of Glenview, which has an active and progressive natural resource management / environmental restoration program, headed by restoration ecologist Robyn Flakne. Dr. Flakne is a former adjunct professor of science in the College of Professional Studies, and will also be co-leading a field trip with me at the Schaumburg Park District on Sunday, April 10th. This is a terrific opportunity to learn about cutting-edge ecological restoration techniques and earn some bucks in the bargain. The application deadline is April 1st, 2011 (submission by email required).

Details about the position are available here: Natural Resources Ecological Intern – Glenview IL

(2) Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U)
Applications are now being accepted for the 2011Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program, offered by the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. SEE-U provides undergraduate students of all majors from all colleges and universities across the country with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability through lectures, labs, and fieldwork carried out in unique natural settings.

– Students earn 6 academic credits in just 5 weeks. 
– No prerequisites required to enroll. 
– Fellowship funding is available through CERC.

Summer 2011 Field Sites

May 21 – June 25, 2011
The Atlantic Forest – Sao Paulo, Brazil 

May 28 – July 2, 2011
El Yunque National Forest – Puerto Rico 

July 9 – August 13, 2011
Punta Cana – Dominican Republic 

The program has a rolling admissions process. The next application review date is March 28, 2011. If you would like to learn more, please visit or contact Mr. Desmond Beirne at CERC at or 212-854-0149. Students can apply online via ApplyYourself:

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