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EIH: Research Intern - Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program
The Environmental Institute of Houston is seeking a dedicated summer research intern (14 weeks; June–September 2024) for the Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program. The intern will help with the collection and management of bottlenose dolphin population data in Galveston Bay. The position consists of a combination of field and office work. Previous wildlife management and/or marine mammal coursework, field and photo-identification, and boat handling experience are highly desirable.
Closes March 8, 2024.

EIH: Equipment Coordinator
EIH is seeking a full-time Equipment Coordinator to assist our research and education team with a wide range of activities. The Equipment Coordinator is responsible for performing basic maintenance and repair of field gear that support research tasks (e.g., vessels, trailers, outboard motors, vehicles, ATVs). Primary responsibility is ensuring all field gear is operational, safe, and available for use by research staff and students. Secondary responsibilities include managing the inventory of all EIH research assets, purchasing and basic maintenance of supplies associated with research studies, and training staff and students in the safe operation of boats and vehicles. See posting for complete job description and to apply.

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Summer Internships

EPR: Environmental/Engineering Summer Intern (Undergraduate)
Ecosystem Planning and Restoration, LLC is searching for highly motivated, exemplary students who are eager to further their education gaining hands-on experience through their summer intern program. The Houston, Texas, internship would primarily be based near Galveston. The internship includes up to three positions to support daily monitoring activities for coastal species during coastal dredge operations from approximately May 15 to July 15. See posting for details.
Closes March 1, 2024.


Graduate & Post-doc Opportunities

University of Florida: Postdoctoral Associate and Graduate Student Assistant
The Chagaris Lab at University of Florida is recruiting early-career scientists for a small research cohort, specifically one Postdoctoral Research Associate and two Graduate Student Researchers (MS or PhD) with broad interests in marine ecology, ecosystem modeling, fisheries stock assessment, food web ecology, species distribution modeling, applied mathematics, and fisheries management.
Open until filled.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Woods Project: Summer Trip Leader
The Woods Project is looking for experienced volunteers to help lead trips. As a volunteer, your role is to supervise and mentor the students and to always be aware of safety concerns. The Woods Project pays all costs for the trip, but it is a two-week time commitment in the summer. See informational flyer for details.


Employment Opportunities

Action for the Climate Emergency: Texas State Organizing Director
The Texas Organizing Director will work to advance the mission of Action for the Climate Emergency (ACE), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to educating and activating millions of young people to end the era of fossil fuels, accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, and ultimately avoid the worst impacts of the climate emergency. This is a full-time, remote position based in the Houston metro area.

Cherokee Federal: General Biologist III, Estuarine Ecology
The General Biologist III provides crucial support for estuarine lower trophic level monitoring and research. This position involves dynamic responsibilities encompassing fieldwork, laboratory analyses, and data management. Located in Lafayette, La.
Closes February 29, 2024.

GBF: Research Assistant - Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program
The Galveston Bay Foundation is seeking a temporary summer research assistant (14 weeks; June-September 2024) for the Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program. The Research Assistant will help with the collection, entry and analysis of bottlenose dolphin population data in Galveston Bay. The position will entail a combination of field and office work (both in-person and remote). They will also supervise and train citizen scientists. Previous marine mammal field research and photo-identification experience are required.
Closes March 8, 2024.

PIMS: Fisheries Technician
The Perry Institute for Marine Science is seeking a technician to support projects and activities for the Fisheries Research & Conservation Program (FRCP). The successful candidate will be passionate about marine science and environmental issues and demonstrate willingness to learn new skills. The FRCP Technician will participate in assessments or surveys for various fishery species, assist with data management and analysis, contribute to the preparation of technical reports and/or publications, popular media articles, social media posts and perform other assigned tasks.
Closes February 29, 2024.

TPWD Inland Fisheries: Fisheries Management Biologist and Fisheries Technician
Four entry level Fisheries Management Biologist (i.e., Assistant District Biologist) vacancies open in TPWD-Inland Fisheries. The four biologist vacancies are located in Wichita Falls, Waco, and Tyler. TPWD also has a Fisheries Technician vacancy open in Wichita Falls. These are opportunities to work with great fisheries teams that manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

TRA: Environmental Scientist I
The Trinity River Authority of Texas is in search of an Environmental Scientist I in their Technical Services and Basin Planning division in Euless. This position is primarily responsible for field activities and environmental data analysis. It is permanent, full-time, and requires the ability to make sound decisions under stress, to function independently or as part of a team, and to quickly learn and apply new skills. The environmental scientist significantly contributes to study planning efforts, preparation, and execution of field activities, as well as data management and analysis.

TSSWCB: Natural Resource Specialist IV: Conservation Planner - East Texas
The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board is seeking applicants for five (5) positions to serve as Climate-Smart Conservation Planners in support of the Texas Climate-Smart Initiative (TCSI). The TCSI is a statewide multiagency initiative lead by Texas A&M AgriLife Research that is seeking to incentivize climate-smart conservation practice implementation across the state. Funding for these temporary positions will terminate on May 29, 2028, along with the positions.
Open until filled.


Job Boards and Career Fairs

American Fisheries Society Career Center
Find listings from all across North America.

Conservation Job Board
Conservation Job Board helps conservation professionals discover great employment opportunities in ecology, wildlife, forestry, marine biology, environmental education, and related fields.

SWCA Environmental Consultants: Jobs
Experience new challenges, new landscapes, and new opportunities with SWCA. From Bat Biologist to Wetland Scientist, SWCA has many job listings in Houston and across the nation. Search by location or keyword to find a natural resource job that's right for you.

Texas A&M Natural Resources Job Board
Find job postings related to aquaculture, wildlife, fisheries, environment, ecology, natural resources, conservation, biological sciences, life sciences, and outdoor recreation.

Texas A&M University at Galveston Job and Internship Board
Find marine-based career opportunities. Email distribution list available.

The Wildlife Society Career Center
The Wildlife Society Career Center is the ultimate career resource for professionals committed to addressing national and international issues that affect the current and future status of wildlife throughout the world. Post your resume, search jobs, and browse career resources.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Jobs
The mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for continuing benefit of the American people. Search the FWS Careers searchable map and database to locate opportunities.


Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships

American Fisheries Society: Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program
The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is a paid summer internship and mentoring program for high schools students sponsored by the AFS. The program's vision is to stimulate interest in careers in fisheries science and management among groups underrepresented in the fisheries professions today.

Environment for the Americas Internship Opportunities
Environment for the Americas internship program seeks to engage racially and ethnically
diverse college students, graduates, and graduate students in natural resources and other. Deadline: See website

EPA: Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program
An MLEIP internship is a one-of-a-kind experience that offers undergraduate and graduate college students an unparalleled glimpse into the future of environmental science and conservation, helping them launch their careers.
Deadline: February

ExtremeTerrain Student Scholarships
2 x $2500 scholarships for students pursuing a degree in biology or related field. One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and another for the spring semester each year. 
Deadlines: June and November

Garden Club of America Scholarships
Scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate studies in conservation, ecology, horticulture, pollinator research, botany, environmental studies, and related fields. 
Deadlines: January and February

NOAA Sea Grant: John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
This fellowship offers a unique educational experience to graduate and professional students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches the students with hosts in the legislative or executive branch of the federal government for a one-year, paid fellowship (13-month award term) in the Washington, D.C. area.
Deadline: February

NRC Research Associateship Programs
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors awards for postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Limited graduate level awards are also available.
Deadline: See website

NSF: Funding and Awards
The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering.

NWF Fellowships, Internships, Jobs, and Volunteer Opportunities
Search for open positions and internships with the National Wildlife Federation as well as careers with NWF's affiliate partners.

SCA: Student Conservation Association Internships
Whatever your environmental passion, SCA has an internship that will give you the opportunity to work closely with a partner agency or organization to get firsthand experience in the field. SCA internships include thousands of unique opportunities to gain hands-on conservation and sustainability experience all across the country. SCA interns are placed individually with a partner agency. Internships range from 3 to 12 months and are open to high school graduates ages 18 and up.
Deadline: See website.

SWCA Environmental Consultants: Internships
SWCA's internship program offers current students and recent grads an opportunity to gain real work experience and provide meaningful assistance to SWCA. As an SWCA intern, you will gain experience and skills in a particular field, have a mentor to provide guidance and feedback, and develop professional contacts.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Internships and Fellowships
The mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for continuing benefit of the American people. Visit FWS Careers for information about the different careers at FWS. Search the FWS Careers searchable map and database to locate current FWS vacancy opportunities.

Welder Wildlife Foundation Graduate Fellowships
The Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation's research fellowship program is designed to support exemplary graduate students and innovative wildlife research.
Deadline: October 1

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