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ACE Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Member, Asheville (NC) - March 22nd at American Conservation Experience

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: American Conservation Experience Expires: 02/22/2022 Summary:American Conservation Experience, a non-profit conservation corps with a divisional branch in Asheville, NC, is looking for members to come join our team of young adults working on meaningful conservation projects throughout the Eastern U.S. This opportunity is intended for those looking to learn valuable skills for their career while immersed in a community of like-minded young professionals from around the country. Members work for 13 or 26 weeks on projects including ecological restoration, habitat improvement, and trail maintenance and construction, all while completing a term of AmeriCorps service. Take your first step towards beginning or advancing your career by applying with us today!Start Dates: March 22ndEstimated End Dates:June 25th (for 450 hour term)September 24th (for 900 hour term)Location: Asheville, NCProjects take place throughout the Eastern U.S.Schedule: Project schedules vary greatly, but typically members work 8 days on/ 6 days off or 4 days on/ 3 days off. For remote projects, members spend off-days nearer to their project location. Remote projects often last multiple project schedule cycles.Benefits:Members will receive a Living Allowance Stipend of $200/week, paid bi-weekly.Members obtain an Education Award for the amount of $1,678.57 (3 month) or $3,172.50 (for 6 month) upon successful completion of service.ACE provides members with food during all project days; corps members are responsible for providing their own food on off-days.ACE provides members with free housing during their term of service. When working in or near Asheville, NC, members spend off days in our hostel-style housing in Asheville. When working remotely, members will be provided housing (which might be a tent) in those remote locations. The member will provide their own blankets/pillow/sleeping bag/towels.Gear: ACE provides each member their own tent. The member will provide their own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, rain gear, and hiking boots. Upon acceptance to the program, members will receive a more extensive packing list. Weather can be highly variable, so plan on bringing layers of warm clothing and adequate rain gear.Travel: ACE provides transportation to and from worksites; personal vehicles are not necessary throughout the member's term of service. ACE does not provide relocation assistance.Position Description:AmeriCorps members serve in professionally supervised teams as they explore future outdoor careers, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. Members are afforded opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional mentors within ACE, while gaining invaluable career perspectives working alongside staff from the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and many other stewards of our nation's public lands.Field work and other duties might include but are not limited to:Habitat restorationTrail construction and maintenanceDry and wet stone masonryReforestationForest thinningPlant identificationFencingInvasive species removalSwampingMembers get experience working with or in conjunction with the following tools and equipment, depending on their level of training:Trail Maintenance: Pick mattocks, Pulaskis, shovels, single/double jacks, McLeods, single bit axes, rock bars, chisels, crosscut saws, and griphoistsRestoration Equipment: Herbicide backpack sprayers, spray bottles, GPS units, and measuring toolsPower Tools and Gas Powered Equipment: Chainsaws, brush-cutters, drills, saws, and compressorsQualifications: Applicants must be capable of performing physically demanding labor on environmental and conservation projects for 10 hours a day. Applicants should expect to hike extended distances on rough terrain carrying up to 40 lbs, and be prepared to spend 8 consecutive days in the field, on each project. Members will work in a variety of weather conditions such as temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, high winds, intense sunshine, rain, and snow.Required:U.S. Citizen or permanent residentAble and willing to work in a groupAble and willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and capable of hiking moderate distances in somewhat rough terrain during inclement weather conditionsAbility and willingness to undergo a Federal criminal history checkACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or have requested and been granted a medical or religious exemption to vaccination by the time they start their term.Preferred:Experience in hiking and navigation in steep terrainStrong desire to enter the conservation field as a natural resource professionalExperience or interest in volunteering in local communitiesThe member must be willing to represent ACE and AmeriCorps in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. ACE has a zero tolerance policy for illegal drugs and underage drinking. ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or have requested and been granted a medical or religious exemption to vaccination by the time they start their term.To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website: https://usaconservationcrew.applicantpool.com/jobs/NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Olivia Dannemiller, Outreach & Member Support Coordinator at odannemiller@usaconservation.org or 828-412-0584

2022 Experiential Internship - Environmental Health & Safety at AbbVie

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: AbbVie Expires: 04/01/2022 About AbbVieAbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health, and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com.Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Internship OverviewThe AbbVie environmental, health and safety (EHS) department in the Bay Area oversees site compliance with local and company EHS requirements. In addition, the EHS department develops and manages programs which ensure safe workplace conditions for all employees and demonstrates environmental responsibility towards surrounding communities. Our EHS team supports the Research and Development operations and Site Services at our South San Francisco facility.Under the mentorship of EHS specialists and managers, the intern will work closely with cross-functional teams to promote/foster a strong EHS culture, uphold compliance, and drive continual improvement. The EHS intern will engage in a variety of activities such as environmental compliance reviews, training and education, emergency preparedness planning, industrial hygiene and ergonomics.Key responsibilities include:Conducting EHS inspections and work with the business area in implementing corrective/preventive actionsReviewing and update EHS training content and employee training profilesAssisting staff with facilitating EHS orientation sessions for new hiresHelping to develop EHS communications and implement sitewide EHS awareness campaignConducting EHS risk assessments of lab operationsReviewing waste management profiles   Minimum Qualifications Currently enrolled in university, pursuing a Bachelor’s in Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences or other related fieldExpected graduation date between August 2022 – July 2023Preferred Qualifications Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skillsAbility to work independently and in teamsExcellent interpersonal skills; communicates effectively both verbally and in writingBenefits and AmenitiesCompetitive payTravel, transportation and lodging support for eligible studentsBreak rooms stocked with complimentary coffee, tea, beverages, snacks, and cold breakfast itemsOnsite café and fitness centerEqual Employment OpportunityAt AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Intern - Legal (Naperville, IL) at Compeer Financial

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: Compeer Financial Expires: 03/14/2022 Position Overview:This internship will assist attorneys with general legal research and provide general assistance with legal and administrative tasks in support of the Legal & Compliance team.Essential Functions:Apply legal skills to support the attorneys and compliance professionals in the legal & compliance team.Conduct legal research.Provide legal advice on matters including lending transactions, lending regulatory compliance, administrative law, agricultural law, electronic funds transfer law, contract management, vendor management and privacy law.Minimum Qualifications & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:1st or 2nd year law student in good standing.Related experience in lending, financial services or agriculture preferred.Working knowledge of Westlaw.Experience in computer applications including Salesforce and Microsoft Excel, Word, Sharepoint and PowerPoint.Compeer Financial requires all applicants to complete the application on our website to be considered for this position. Apply here.Compeer Financial is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Agronomy Research Plot Technician - Ames, IA - Summer 2022 at Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Employer: Land O'Lakes, Inc. Expires: 03/31/2022 Agronomy Research Plot Technician - Iowa - Summer 2022Position Summary:The WinField Answer Plot® Program hosts more than 200 agronomic research plots across the country. Plots provide area farmers to see firsthand how seed and crop protection products perform in local fields, allowing them to make decisions for their own operations with confidence. Learn more about how Answer Plots help at www.answerplot.com.Position Duration: March - September (flexible start and end dates)Position Duties:• Assist the Answer Plot crews with managing regional plots, including; farm equipment preparation & operation, seed prep, equipment transport, field operations, GIS applications, and some mapping.• Execute foliar applications with a backpack sprayer, tissue samples, root ratings, stand counts and other metadata collection as necessary.• Responsible for accurate mixing and application of fertilizer and/or chemicals per blend sheet specifications.• In accordance with maintenance schedules, policies, and procedures, assist with equipment maintenance and repairs on legs, conveyors, towers, vehicles, sprayers, floaters, trucks, etc.• Provide support for warehouse staff with inventory, seed treatments, and other duties as needed.• Work safely following safety rules, regulations, and personal protective equipment requirements.• Keep current on agronomic products, trends, and precision agriculture technologies.Position Competencies and Qualifications:• Pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, preferably in an agricultural related major or program but not required.• General knowledge of corn, soybean, and general crop growth and development. Satisfactory level of technical knowledge in agronomy, ag technology, and crop sciences preferred.• Basic math skills, attentive to detail, and able to work without direct supervision.• Ability to obtain a commercial applicator’s license and a Class A commercial driver license.• Frequently move, lift and carry boxes, tubs, and tools weighing 50-60 lbs., access and utilize farm equipment, and move or traverse on uneven ground.• Ability to work extended hours during peak busy seasons and stay overnight• Possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license and have and maintain a satisfactory driving record.• Candidates must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship.• Ability to live in Iowa throughout duration of employment.Professional Skills:• Excellent communication, writing and critical thinking skills.• Able to explicitly follow directions and proven record of following-through on projects and work duties.• Manage time and effectively prioritize and implement projects and general work tasks.• Give and receive feedback, work collaboratively, exhibit effective social and interpersonal communication skills.• Resourceful and innovative in finding solutions to problems.• Flexible and adapt to changing business surroundings.

REEF Marine Conservation Internship at Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Employer: Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) Expires: 02/28/2022 Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) is seeking applicants for our Summer 2022 Marine Conservation Internship. This program will start on May 23 and end on August 12. The application deadline is February 27 2022. Please see below for details and visit www.REEF.org/internship for complete information on how to apply.REEF is a non-profit, marine conservation organization with citizen science, education, and research programs. Participants in the Marine Conservation Internship program support REEF’s educational programming and general operations from the REEF Campus in Key Largo, Florida. The REEF Campus, with an Interpretive Center and educational trails, serves as an educational center for visitors and groups. It is also the Headquarters for supporting a membership of over 75,000 engaging in REEF’s international programs. REEF Marine Conservation Interns gain leadership experience as they engage in activities focused on citizen science, community outreach, and education. They learn skills in a variety of areas, including partnership development, non-profit operations, donor relations, communication, marketing and promotions, data management, event planning, graphic design, and public speaking. Interns have ample opportunities to enjoy all that the Florida Keys has to offer in their free time, including diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and interfacing with other non-profits and government agencies in the area. Interns are provided professional development and networking opportunities, and are able to interact with a variety of other organizations and agencies throughout the Florida Keys and South Florida region. Ideal candidates for the internship program are passionate about ocean conservation and are detail-oriented, organized, thrive on variety, and take initiative. This unpaid program is open to college students with at least two years of coursework, as well as recent graduates. Three interns serve in each session. Start and end dates are flexible depending on university schedules and other school or work commitments. REEF provides housing and a $200 monthly stipend to each selected Marine Conservation Intern.

Wildlife/Parks Internship at Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Employer: Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board Expires: 02/11/2022 EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Approximately May to October, with the time period somewhat flexible for students. Limited to 40hrs./week, Mon. - Fri. SALARY: $11.25/hr. with no benefits. Potential increase after July 1, 2022. DESCRIPTION: Intern will assist both the Wildlife Area Manager and Outdoor Recreation Area Manager with all aspects of wildlife and park management activities directed towards county owned parks, conservation areas/facilities and wildlife areas. Individual will split work activities with both program areas. Work activities will include, but are not limited to, buildings, grounds and infrastructure up-keep and repair, turf mowing, management of desired and volunteer woody vegetation, management of prairie and cool season vegetation, wetland water levels and campground restroom facilities maintenance and cleaning. (Also, routine maintenance and service for all agency equipment).   QUALIFICATIONS: Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: natural resource management, wildlife biology, ecology, biology, forestry, agriculture, or a related field of study. Relevant experience may be considered in place of education. REQUIREMENTS: The ability to effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives; ability to routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, balance, climb and operate power hand tools; ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises; ability to occasionally lift 75lbs.; ability to follow written and oral instructions; possess a valid driver’s license; and maintain an acceptable driving record. Cerro Gordo County is a pre-employment physical and drug screening employer. TO APPLY: To be considered for employment, individual must submit an official Cerro Gordo County Job Application Form to: Mary Ermer, Office Manager, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, 3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, IA 50401. For more information and/or to request an application & job description, call (641) 423-5309 or email mermer@cgcounty.org. DEADLINE: Applications can be dropped off, mailed, faxed (641-423-1566) or emailed and must be received before 4:00 pm on Friday, February 11, 2022.