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Capitol Hill, DC

March 4, 2019
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DEADLINE -  March 4th, 2019

Mission Statement

NSAC was founded upon two shared, integrated, and equal priorities.  These are:

  • to support, build, develop, and engage the grassroots of sustainable agriculture for the health and vitality of the sustainable agriculture movement; and
  • to research, develop, and advocate federal policies relating to farm, food, and environmental issues, appropriations, and implementation to support and advance sustainable agriculture.

 

About

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

Position Description

  • Assisting NSAC staff and coalition members with national grassroots outreach campaigns using social media, email, and other advocacy tools;

  • Developing creative, impactful engagement tools for farmers and consumers – including digital and multimedia materials – around a range of issues and campaigns, including local and regional food systems, working lands conservation, beginning farmer issues, sustainable ag research, and much more;

  • Conducting research, analysis, and interviews to support advocacy campaigns;

  • Assisting with planning and execution of NSAC events, including farmer/advocate lobby days in Washington,

    DC;

  • Drafting blog posts, social media posts, advocacy messages, and other materials;

  • Supporting NSAC’s Diversity Committee & furthering our racial equity efforts – assisting with monthly calls and

    other endeavors.

  • Assisting with other projects and assignments as needed.

 

 

Requirements

  • An understanding of and passion for sustainable food and farms

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with community organizing and grassroots capacity building efforts

  • Experience working with diverse communities & willingness to apply an equity lens

  • Ability to both work independently and be a good team player

  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to stay on task when managing multiple projects

  • Multimedia skills – including Adobe CreativeSuite and video development / editing (Final Cut Pro or

    equivalent) – a plus

  • Preferred but not required – bilingual fluency in a language other than English

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: N/A

Start/ End Date: N/A

Days Off:  N/A 

 

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (including your interests in sustainable agriculture and grassroots organizing)
  •  The names and contact information for two references in one combined document to applications@sustainableagriculture.net with “Summer Grassroots Intern” in the subject line.

 

 

Application Tips

  • Students that are underrepresented, including, but not limited to, women and people of color.

Additional Information 

  • NSAC can work with the applicant’s school or program to make the internship fit criteria for academic credit or field placement experience.

St.Croix

April 11, 2019
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DEADLINE -  April 11th, 2019

Position Description

 Under the direction of the Animal Science Research Faculty, the successful candidate will conduct research on livestock (hair
sheep and beef cattle) production in a tropical environment, supervise program staff, develop research technologies,
establish and maintain research facilities and will assist with on-going projects on livestock production. The successful
candidate will be responsible for supervising the maintaining the research facilities and equipment, grant writing, planning
and initiating experiments, collecting and analyzing data, writing peer reviewed journal articles and other publications,
presenting papers at regional, national and international conferences and providing animal science training in seminars,
workshops and short courses, and performing other related duties as assigned.

 

 

Requirements

(1)Master’s Degree in animal science (or within 4 months of completion) or a related field
(2) Experience in handling and managing livestock (sheep and cattle);
(3) Knowledge of animal science, reproductive physiology, animal management, animal health, parasitology, nutrition, behavior, environmental
physiology, genetics, agriculture, animal care and handling;
(4) Experience with data entry, record keeping, use of desktop computer software;
(5) Knowledge of laboratory analysis, experimental design and statistical analysis, data collection, either numerical information (weights) or
biological samples (blood and fecal samples, body temperature);
(6) Ability to recognize animal health problems, work as part of a team, and communicate with the public and scientific community, make oral presentations to large groups; organize work efficiently, work independently

 

Duration & Compensation

Salary: $41,179- $47,104

Position Type: Full time

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Resume
  • Cover letter/Letter of Application
  • Unofficial transcripts 

 

Additional Information 

  • Email is the preferred method of communicating with applicants at the University of Virgin Islands. You will be required to supply your email address during the application process.

 

  • AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCOMMODATION:

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADAaccommodation for the purposes of employment should contact the Human Resources Office at (340)693-1410.

For information about relocating to the US Virgin Islands, please visit the Virgin Islands Moving Center at: www.vimovingcenter.com

Atlanta, GA

March 1, 2019
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DEADLINE -  March 1st, 2019

Mission Statement

Our Mission at MANRRS is to promote academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. 

 

About

 MANRRS is a national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic group participation in agricultural and related science careers. MANRRS members are encouraged to be full participants in other professional societies for their basic disciplinary and career interests. However, MANRRS attempts to provide networks to support professional development of minorities. It is a springboard for their entry into and advancement in careers where they otherwise could be lost in the sheer number and established connections of mainstream participants. For student members, MANRRS provides role models and networking opportunities.

Position Description

 

(1) Work and instruction will center on the study and conservation of plants native to the southeastern United States and may focus on disciplines central to public garden management and maintenance, including the principles of plant propagation, greenhouse and nursery production, planting, grounds maintenance, arboriculture, pest and weed management, as well as the curatorial aspects of plant collections.

(2) The intern also will be given the opportunity to attend relevant local meetings, events, lectures and field trips with staff - and may work on an on-going project of his or her interest 

 

Requirements

(1) Minimum GPA-2.50

(2) Currently enrolled as Undergraduate, Graduate Student or Recent Graduate 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: $6,050 (undergraduate), $7,200 (graduate)

Start Date: June 2019

End Date: August 2019

Days Off: Intern will receive paid holidays 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Resume
  • Transcript (unofficial or official)
  • Completed application

 

Glynco, GA

February 15, 2019
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DEADLINE -  February 15th, 2019

Mission Statement

 Caring for the land and serving people

About

Federal forest management dates back to 1876 when Congress created the office of Special Agent in the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assess the quality and conditions of forests in the United States. In 1881 the Department expanded the office into the Division of Forestry. A decade later Congress passed the Forest Reserve Act of 1891 authorizing the President to designate public lands in the West into what were then called “forest reserves.” Responsibility for these reserves fell under the Department of the Interior until 1905 when President Theodore Roosevelt transferred their care to the Department of Agriculture’s new U.S. Forest Service. Gifford Pinchot led this new agency as its first Chief, charged with caring for the newly renamed national forests.

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Position Description

(1) On the job and formal training in the natural resource law enforcment field

(2) Works under the supervision of a higher-graded law enforcement officer who assigns work and provides instruction

(3) Assist with law enforcement patrols on national forest lands

(4) Work cooperatively with other law enforcement agencies that have law enforcement or administrative jurisdiction on National Forest lands

 

Requirements

(1) Currently enrolled in a degree program or 1 year certificate program

(2) Must be in good academic standing - cannot be on academic probation-2.5 GPA

(3) Must be a US citizen pass a limited and pass a limited scope background check

(4) If selected, must accept Pathways Program, Mobility, and Developmental agreements; furnish once registration information at the start of each school term; provide verification of academic status at the end of each academic term; must meet academic standards as set forth by the school they are attending, if exceeds agency requirements; maintain satisfactory progress in completing academic requirements; and demonstrate satisfactory performance and conduct.

(5) Students will be required to complete all academic requirements for the target position as required by the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: Pay varies from $12.74-$14.30 per hour

Start/ End Date: A specific work and study schedule will be established at the time of employment. Students must complete a minimum of 640 hours of career-related experience prior to or concurrently with the completion of the course requirements for their degree

Days Off: Intern will receive paid holidays 

 

Additional Information 

  • No real degree requirement for students interested in law enforcement.

Birmingham, AL

March 15, 2019
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DEADLINE -  March 15th, 2019

Mission Statement

 Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens promotes public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment and receives, raises and administers resources for these purposes.

 

About

 In 1964, The Birmingham Botanical Society, Inc., a non-profit corporation, was founded as a "membership organization to support and improve The Gardens." From that day forward the society's volunteers, fundraising efforts and support staff helped maintain and develop The Gardens.

Position Description

 

(1) Work and instruction will center on the study and conservation of plants native to the southeastern United States and may focus on disciplines central to public garden management and maintenance, including the principles of plant propagation, greenhouse and nursery production, planting, grounds maintenance, arboriculture, pest and weed management, as well as the curatorial aspects of plant collections.

(2) The intern also will be given the opportunity to attend relevant local meetings, events, lectures and field trips with staff - and may work on an on-going project of his or her interest 

 

Requirements

(1) The internship is open to a junior or senior attending a four-year college or university full-time - or a recent graduate (within the last 12 months) of a two or four-year college

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: $15 (per hour)

Start/ End Date: Starting and ending dates for this internship are flexible based on the availability of the intern; the program will last 12 consecutive weeks at 40 hours per week. Work days will normally be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Days Off: Intern will receive paid holidays 

 

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Candidates must provide a one-to-two page resum
  • statement of approximately 200 words outlining professional objectives regarding the internship
  • A reference from his or her academic advisor (who is knowledgeable of the candidate’s scholastic standing toward graduation)
  • Candidates are required to have proof of a valid driver’s license (exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis, for example, for disabled but otherwise qualified applicants).

 

Application Tips

  • Preference will be given to students majoring in horticulture, landscape design, landscape architecture, biology, botany, ecology, plant science, environmental science or a closely related discipline
  • The internship is competitive and candidates are encouraged to be thorough, detailed, grammatically accurate and concise with their applications.

Additional Information 

  • All materials must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019. Materials may be submitted electronically or in hard copy.
  • Candidates may be asked to interview with representatives of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
  • A decision on the successful candidate will be made by 5 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2019
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