Climate Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

The Cultural Conservancy 2018-19 Media Apprenticeship. Application Deadline October 15, 2018. The Native Media Apprentice will shape their experience by focusing on projects that speak to their strengths and interests, which allow them to come away with a deeper well of knowledge to guide their future contributions in their own communities. As part of a pilot year for this program, they will also contribute to shaping and design this apprenticeship. November through August 2019. To apply, check out our work (especially the videos) at nativeland.org, and then send a cover letter, resume and work sample by October 15, 2018 to TCC’s Media Director, Mateo Hinojosa: mateo@nativeland.org. For information, visit: http://www.nativeland.org/events/2018/10/15/2018-19-media-apprenticeship-application-deadline.
 
Climate Adaptation Science Center Director Positions. The application deadline is October 23, 2018. The U.S. Geological Survey is currently seeking to hire a Director for the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, along with four additional regional Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) Director positions including the Southeast CASCNortheast CASCSouth Central CASC and Pacific Islands CASC. These positions will be hired as Supervisory Physical Scientists/Biologists (GS-0401/1301-15). The regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers, under the direction of the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center, deliver science to address stakeholder-defined priority climate needs through close collaboration with natural and cultural resource managers and scientists. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to join the CASC network and advance our mission to help fish, wildlife and ecosystems adapt to the impacts of climate change. For more information, visit: https://nwcasc.uw.edu/2018/10/03/directors-for-five-regional-climate-adaptation-science-centers-being-hired/

Climate Impacts Group Deputy Director. Application Review begins November 1, 2018. The Climate Impacts Group is seeking a full-time Deputy Director to support and advance our innovations in connecting science and practice to increase climate resilience. The Deputy Director will play a leading role in and have oversight responsibilities for the Climate Impacts Group’s climate research and stakeholder engagement efforts, including internal operations (research coordination, fiscal planning and oversight, project management, employee supervision and strategic planning) and externally-facing activities (building and maintaining external relationships with diverse stakeholders and collaborators, grant-writing and public and private fund-raising, public speaking). The Deputy Director will lead and participate in applied interdisciplinary climate impacts and adaptation research. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in applied (‘actionable’) climate impacts and adaptation research and experience in successfully linking science to decision making. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in diverse work environments and organizations (e.g., academia, government, non-governmental organizations, private sector). For more information, click here.

Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship. Nominations are due by November 2, 2018 via email to indigenousfellows@conservation.org. The Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship focuses on supporting indigenous peoples and elevating their voices in the dialogue around climate resilience and conservation. The fellowship offers individualized support to fellows, in an effort to enhance and expand leadership, as well as to provide learning opportunities and connections for personal and professional development. For the 2019-2020 fellowship cycle, Conservation International will be supporting two distinct fellowship tracks under the Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship: an Indigenous Women’s fellowship and an Emerging Indigenous Leaders fellowship. Interested indigenous and traditional peoples organizations are now invited to nominate candidates for the 2019-2020 fellowship cycle. For more information, visit:
 https://www.conservation.org/projects/pages/indigenous-leaders-conservation-fellowship.aspx
 
USFS Native American Research Assistantship. Deadline to Apply is November 5, 2018. Assistantships are available for Native American students interested in wildlife and forest resource research and management. Students will learn and work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers with the USFS during 2019. Applicants must be a member of an American Indian or Alaska Native tribe, First Nations or a Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or have some other indigenous identification, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program from an accredited academic institution. Pursuit of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, forestry or other closely related natural resource discipline is preferred. Students with related associate’s degrees from tribal colleges and universities or other community colleges will be also be considered. The appointments vary from 3 to 5 months within the 2019 calendar year, depending on the project. Only a limited number of projects may be funded and assistantship placement is dependent on a suitable student/mentor match. Starting dates are generally negotiable within the context of the seasonality of the research topics. For more information, including project objectives, locations, duration, and instructions on how to apply please download an application form.
 
University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center Summer Field Biology Program Opportunity for Native American Students. Deadline to apply is November 9, 2018. This program promotes understanding of environmental field biology and how field research is conducted. Native American students are prepared for advanced studies in environmental biology, so they can better manage their lands. Also, it promotes understanding of Native American attitudes towards the environment for non-Native American students, so these can be incorporated into better management. At East, students interact with the Waswagoning cultural center on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, and at West with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal cultural and natural resource departments, as well as through dialogue and collaboration among themselves. Eligibility: Native American Descent, Minimum of sophomore standing and past academic performance, statement of purpose and plans to obtain a degree in the environmental sciences. The program spans two summers. For more information and to apply, click here.
 
Vacancy Announcement. Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2019 Department of Native American Studies. Due November 30, 2018. Humboldt State University’s Department of Native American Studies invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Native American Studies with emphasis in Native American history, culture and contemporary politics and an interest in place-based learning, environmental justice and decolonizing research that emphasizes Indigenous knowledge and culture. Teaching will be in lower and upper division courses, some of which are general education. The potential hire should demonstrate a commitment to cross-departmental partnerships between the humanities, social sciences and STEM fields and a history of working closely with tribes and developing tribal based projects and partnerships in higher education.   For more information, visit: https://hraps.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/vacancy_announcements/1920-06_nativeamericanstudies_vacancy_final.pdf
 
Region 10 Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) Executive Director Position. The RTOC Executive Director oversees all aspects of RTOC planning, budget development, grant writing, organization, outreach and management of staff. Duties include coordination with EPA staff, outreach to Tribes, and communication regarding the mission and work of the RTOC to Tribes within EPA Region 10. For more information and to apply, go to: http://region10rtoc.net/were-hiring/