Job/Internship Board

On this page you will find available job listings, internships and fellowship opportunities suited to past and present students at the Voinovich School.

Director of Strategic and Cultural Engagement with Franklin County Children Services

Location: Columbus, OH

Description: “This employee will serve as a cultural navigator for our staff and the community; focus on all areas of the child’s well-being; serve as the point person for assessing strategic initiatives that are internally and externally supported by outcome data. The successful candidate will have experience and demonstrated success in community collaboration; facilitation and engagement in working with culturally diverse populations; and in development and implementation of strategic planning and engagement.”

Apply by: April 3, 2017

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Assistant Director at the California Product Stewardship Council

Location: Sacramento, CA

Description: “The Assistant Director (AD) is a full-time employee position which reports to the ED and manages CPSC’s office staff and day-to-day operations. The AD also assists the ED with organizational development and fundraising and Board support. The successful candidate must be willing to reside in the greater Sacramento area. The ideal candidate should be capable of performing in a value-based working environment that is fun, cutting edge, and mutually supportive. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and passion for policies and campaigns for environmental sustainability. This individual would also be knowledgeable about the solid and hazardous waste and recycling industry.”

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Academic Technician for Environmental Studies at Dickinson College

Location: Carlisle, PA

Description: “Laboratory/technical responsibilities (40%): Oversight of field safety, laboratory safety, chemical safety, and hazardous materials handling Department scientific equipment upkeep including purchasing, inventory, maintenance, and training, and maintain a stock of laboratory supplies and chemicals. Academic support (40%): Prepare and clean-up for in-house and field-based laboratories and class trips, which includes support and periodic attendance on day-long or overnight class trips. Provide support for student research projects. Department communications and outreach (20%): Organize and host the department seminar series. Coordinate with majors, faculty, college, offices, and co-curricular programs”

Apply by: April 24, 2017

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Fiscal Manager of Housing for the City of Orlando, Florida

Location: Orlando, FL

Description: “Performs administrative, professional and supervisory work involving state and federal grants for the Housing and Community Development Department. Serves as the person responsible for maintaining financial records for the Department for activities and operations involving federal, state, and local affordable housing programs and ensuring proper internal controls and HUD regulations are followed. Work requires sound knowledge of accounting principles and procedures, HUD regulations and general regulations of federal grants and contracts.”

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Public Administration/Public Policy Graduate Student Internships with the City of Worthington

Location: Worthington, OH

Description: “The City of Worthington is seeking one to two public administration/public policy graduate students for a summer internship for up to 40 hours per week. Individuals who have just completed a Master’s Degree are also eligible to be considered. Interns will work directly with the City Manager’s Office and administration with a focus on public policy and program development and public communication. This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in a career in city management to gain exposure to the profession in an environment with a history of strong, professional management.”

Apply by: April 3, 2017

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Recycling and Solid Waste Manager with The University of Colorado Boulder

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Description: “This is a managerial position that is responsible for the supervision of in-house solid waste and recycling collection services (including the management of the on-campus recycling facility) for the entire CU Boulder campus. What your key responsibilities will include: Supervise Solid Waste and Recycling collections and processing operations for entire campus, including on-campus recycling facility. Direct supervision of 13 FTEs, including one Program Assistant II, one General Labor II, one Technician III, and 11 General Labor I positions. Facilitate employee training, education and create performance management plans.”

Apply by: March 24, 2017

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Recycling Program Manager for Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

Location: Washington DC

Description: “In this position, the individual will be responsible for all aspects of managing the growth and execution of the national America Recycles Day and Recycle-Bowl programs including – program development (program content, website, registration and reporting), stakeholder engagement, promotional partner building and marketing communications. In addition, as a member of the recycling department team the individual will also support other recycling programs: RecycleMania, Recycling@Work, and the KAB Public Space Infrastructure Building Initiatives as necessary.”

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Communications and Outreach Intern with The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)

Location: Washington DC

Description: “NASPAA is seeking a master’s student in fields such as public policy, public administration, or similar for an internship position for approximately 12 weeks during Summer 2017, starting in May or early June. Students pursuing graduate degrees in related fields, such as communications, education, assessment, or nonprofit management, are also highly encouraged to apply. Primary responsibilities are expected to include: Developing the content and design of educational materials for academics, and other stakeholders,seeking to learn about the value of NASPAA accreditation. Enhancing the visual display and dissemination of NASPAA accreditation data, including developing content for various online and in-person audiences. “

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Higher Education Policy Intern with The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)

Location: Washington DC

Description: “NASPAA is seeking a master’s student in fields such as public policy, public administration, education, or similar for an internship position for approximately 12 weeks during Summer 2017, starting in May or early June. Students in master’s or doctoral programs in related fields are also encouraged to apply. Primary responsibilities are expected to include: Creating a dashboard report of performance indicators from NASPAA’s accreditation process. Creating the annual accreditation data report, NASPAA’s public resource on school data and trends. Candidate will be expected to clean, analyze, and present data effectively, resulting in the final report. “

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Associate Director for Research with the The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

Location: Annapolis, MD

Description: “The Associate Director for Research will provide scientific support to interdisciplinary synthesis research teams during the development and implementation of SESYNC projects. The incumbent will learn about the scientific basis of projects with an emphasis on helping teams with the integration of natural, social, and computational science. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. and a minimum of two years of experience working on natural, social, or computational environmental science problems relevant to the link between humans and the environment.”

For best consideration, apply by: March 30, 2017

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Associate Director for Actionable Science with the The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

Location: Annapolis, MD

Description: “The Associate Director for Actionable Science will provide support for interdisciplinary synthesis research teams: with emphasis on the scientific aspects of their research and the identification of potential decision contexts for the socio-environmental problems being addressed. Minimum Qualifications: MS or MA with a background in environmental decision-making and policy and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a position focused on bridging scientific knowledge to audiences outside the research community.”

For best consideration, apply by: March 30, 2017

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Research/Project Assistant with the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG)

Location: Nelsonville, Ohio

Description: “APEG is seeking a part-time researcher to support its JobsOhio economic development functions.The ideal candidate will be a graduate of upper-class student studying regional planning, public administration, geography, economics, business or other field which requires substantial use of socio-economic research skills. The candidate should be will versed in various data sets, research tools, technology use, interpreting and clearly presenting data and using database software and other tools to record, store, manipulate and analyze data.”

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Environmental Health Intern with the Lorain County General Health District

Location: Elyria, Ohio

Description: “Working to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses within Lorain County and/or conduct water quality activities in the watersheds related to household sewage treatment systems, private water systems, and bathing beaches. Tasks include treating standing water and other breeding locations for mosquito larvae; Identifies and inventories household sewage treatment systems and/or private water systems; Collects water samples from various locations, including inland lakes and Lake Erie; Communicates with community groups and residents regarding mosquito control, household sewage system treatment, private water, and beach water quality.”

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Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention Summer Intern with the Lorain County General Health District

Location: Elyria, Ohio

Description: “Prepares statistics for Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention Department; Conducts periodic surveys as assigned; identifies trends and concerns; Ability to interact effectively with partnering individuals and agencies in the community at-large; Assist with communication and public information duties by preparing and maintaining newsletters, articles, media releases, presentations, social media/website posts, and educational materials using appropriate software and community outreach method; Present to the health department staff at the end of the internship, on work conducted, experiences, and other highlights.”

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Summer Internships and Fellowships with Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)

Location: Dover, NH

Description: “Intended for students interested in learning more about waste issues, zero waste solutions and taking action. Interns and fellows with PLAN can expect to work closely with other young, passionate, creative individuals in a collaborative office environment. They should be ready to have their views challenged and expanded both on and off the clock, to add their own voice and ideas to the momentum of the zero waste movement, and to leave a lasting mark on this organization as a whole. PLANterns should expect the routine of #officelife to be regularly broken up by activities that include touring the facilities of partner organizations such as Goodwill and EcoMaine Recycling and working closely with the student move-out program at UNH.”

Apply by: March 1, 2017

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LSC Legislative Fellowship Program with the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC)

Location: Columbus, OH

Description: “Traditionally, twenty fellows are assigned to work with the majority or minority party caucus in either the House or the Senate, with additional fellows being placed with the LSC research and fiscal staff and Ohio Government Telecommunications (OGT)/The Ohio Channel. Fellows assigned to a caucus normally engage in research, constituent services, writing speeches and news releases, and related administrative work. Fellows that work directly with the LSC staff draft legislation, perform legal or fiscal research, monitor sessions of the General Assembly, and attend committee meetings. The fellows assigned to OGT work as production assistants, where they assist in televising legislative sessions and in the production of public service communications.”

Apply by: April 1, 2017

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Experiential Learning Program with One Heart Source

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Description: “We are offering a variety of 1, 2, and 4-week volunteer programs and internships for summer 2017. As an OHS Volunteer/Intern you will: Gain international experience for graduate school and employment; Develop skills in international communication, mentorship and community outreach; Mentor students to achieve academic growth and cultivate lasting relationships; Immerse yourself in local communities and broaden your global perspective; Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.”

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HAB Internships with the Ohio EPA

Locations: Columbus, Hocking County, Montgomery County, and Summit County, OH

Description: ” (1) Assist with sampling drinking water and surface water and transporting samples to laboratory; including the collection, preparation, and preservation of samples. Coordinate treatment train sampling investigations to assist with treatment optimization. (2) Assist with review of contingency plans, sample siting plans, focused on surface water and purchased surface water systems. (3) Assists technical staff with data entry, management and compliance determine (flag data triggering additional sampling). Compiles data and prepares reports on sample locations, sample numbers, detections, etc. “

Apply by: February 28, 2017

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Grants and Communications Manager at Sisters Health Foundation

Location: Parkersburg, WV

Description: “Provides technical assistance to applicants and grantees regarding the online grants process; sends appropriate correspondence throughout all stages of the grants process; maintains Foundant™, the online grants management system; participates in Foundant™ webinars, attends user meetings when appropriate, and stays current with software updates; In collaboration with staff, provides leadership on development and implementation of communications plan and strategy; Maintains website updates using WordPress content management system; Manages social media page on Facebook.”

Apply by: March 24, 2017

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Field School for Environmental Organizing with Green Corps

Locations all over the U.S.

Description: “You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by representatives from a wide range of organizations and campaigns. Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment as well as teaching our organizers a variety of valuable skills such as volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more. As a Green Corps organizer, you’ll receive the bulk of your training through hands-on experience working on behalf of organizations such as the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society and Food & Water Watch. Job responsibilities include recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; organizing visibility events; securing media coverage; and building strong coalitions. You’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country.”

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Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice with the Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center

Locations: Richmond, VA, Louisville, KY, Topeka, KS, and Daytona Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and St. Petersburg, FL.

Description: “DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including: Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline, reining in predatory lending practices, expanding access to primary health and dental care, prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training, education reform in low-performing public schools and fighting for immigrants’ rights.”

Apply by: March 1, 2017

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Assistant Analyst for Health Analysis the Congressional Budget Office

Location: Washington D.C.

Description: “Tasks will include monitoring Medicare demonstrations and the implementation of major health care legislation; collecting and analyzing data; conducting literature reviews; and developing and producing summaries, charts, and tables. The successful candidate will assist with a broad array of projects, conduct independent research on a variety of topics, and work on projections of spending for federal health care programs under current and proposed law. This is not a permanent position: At the end of a two-to-three-year appointment, Assistant Analysts typically leave CBO to continue their education in such disciplines as economics, public policy, medicine, or the law.”

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Performance Intern with the Ohio Auditor of State 

Location: Columbus, OH

Description: “The Ohio Performance Team (OPT) is tasked with conducting performance
audits to engage local and state government entities to find opportunities
for improvements in the delivery of government services to the citizens of
Ohio. The Internship Program is a paid position open to graduate level (or
highperforming undergraduate) students from Ohio universities. The OPT
work atmosphere fosters a collaborative environment allowing for
leadership and learning opportunities. Interns will contribute to active
audit teams, assisting in analyzing data, identifying best practices,
and developing practical solutions. Interns will learn performance auditing
techniques, fundamental management principles, and gain insight into
government operations. “

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Analyst for the Natural and Physical Resources Cost Estimates Unit at the Congressional Budget Office

Location: Washington DC

Description: “The cost estimates prepared by CBO play a critical role in the consideration of legislation by the Congress. The Congress also relies on CBO’s work to prepare its annual budget plans and to review the President’s budgetary proposals. CBO’s analysts work closely with Congressional staff and have wide-ranging responsibilities.The analyst will be responsible for a portfolio of program areas that may include the National Science Foundation, the National Park Service, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, federal community development programs, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Indian affairs. The portfolio will be determined at the time of hiring.”

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Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences (ACES) Internships

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Description: “Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences (A.C.E.S.), sponsored by the University of Virginia Advanced Research Computing Services (ARCS) group, NASA, and UVA’s Department of Environmental Sciences, is an exciting opportunity for students interested in computational modeling for atmospheric, ocean, climate, geophysical, and other Earth sciences. Students enrolled in the A.C.E.S. program acquire hands-on application computing experience as well as training in the essentials of software engineering and high-performance computing.”

Apply by: March 1, 2017

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College Intern Positions at the Ohio EPA

Multiple locations in Ohio

Description: “Participates in Ohio EPA’s College Intern Program by receiving training in all aspects of office and in-the-field activities involved in the surface water program, as well as assisting technical staff with routine duties, which will include one or more of the following water quality projects under the close supervision of Standards and Technical Support Section manager and in collaboration with full time staff such as: 1) researching and summarizing published literature on chemical water quality criteria and standards adopted by other States; 2) updating GIS data bases to include new water quality standard use designations and other projects; etc.”

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Community Leadership and Service Summer Institute

Location: Washington DC

Description: “Spend your summer in the nation’s capital with students from around the country and world who are all passionate about service and affecting change in their communities. The intensive schedule is designed to maximize your time in Washington by combining learning in the classroom with practical internship experience. The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS) will put you on the front-lines working to solve local and national issues.”

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Communications Intern at the Congressional Budget Office

Location: Washington DC

Description: “The Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agency’s media relations and public affairs during the summer. The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director for Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team. Duties include responding to phone and email inquiries from the media and the public on a wide range of topics, preparing for and attending Congressional hearings, coordinating meetings with outside groups and international visitors, and working on other communications projects and planning as needed. Previous communications interns have served a frontline role representing CBO and have interacted routinely with staff in every area of the agency..”

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Assistant Director for Financial Analysis at the Congressional Budget Office

Location: Washington DC

Description: “The Assistant Director collaborates with CBO’s Director and senior managers to formulate and implement a strategic agenda for the division’s analytical work. Managing a staff of about six analysts, all of whom have advanced degrees, the Assistant Director oversees research, modeling, and the development of reports. The Assistant Director is responsible for making certain that CBO’s analysis continues to meet the highest standards, reflects the best professional thinking, and is nonpartisan; working with Congressional committees to identify important issues requiring CBO’s analysis; ensuring that reports are objective, insightful, timely, and clear; writing time-sensitive material; and enhancing the productivity and quality of work by the division’s staff.”

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Summer Intern with the Congressional Budget Office

Location: Washington DC

Description: “The Congressional Budget Office’s summer internships for graduate students provide excellent opportunities to experience and observe the budget process and policymaking at the federal level. Interns contribute to CBO’s work in areas such as budget and tax policy, health care, national defense, the environment, education, retirement assistance, other income assistance, regulation, and public investment. In addition, interns participate in an educational program that includes briefings on CBO’s role in the budget process. Interns may also participate in seminars such as the Congressional Summer Intern Lecture Series, which has featured former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and journalist Cokie Roberts.”

Apply by: February 27, 2017

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Recycling Coordinator at Duke University

Location: Durham, NC

Description: “Plan, promote and coordinate a comprehensive campus-wide Recycling and Waste Reduction Program at Duke University. Recovery Cooperative and various other committees in order to coordinate recycling projects. Determine fiscal requirements, make projections and prepare departmental budgets; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of budgeted funds; prepare financial statements reflecting status of programs and activities; ensure compliance with university policies and procedures. Develop, plan and implement promotional activities to publicize and promote the program; conduct educational awareness activities; develop publicity materials and news releases.”

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Summer Internships with the Environmental Change and Security Program

Location: Washington DC

Description: “Our world is changing – what does it mean for stability, development, people’s health and livelihoods? The Environmental Change and Security Program is looking for interns for the winter/spring 2017 semester to help us explore these issues. ECSP interns have an opportunity to write for our award-winning blog, NewSecurityBeat.org; network with leading experts in environment, development, and security; and work closely with the friendly, dynamic “Green Team” at the Wilson Center. Current students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.”

Closing: March 31, 2017

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Full time and Internship positions with Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation

Location: Columbus, OH

Description: “Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation is a family-owned arboriculture business that has been serving central Ohio residential and commercial clients for 40 years. We offer a full range of pruning, tree removal and plant health care services that adhere to industry-leading professional standards. We are looking for both full time workers as well as interns for 2017. Please apply at least 60 days before you are able to start work.”

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Council on Environmental Quality Internship 

Location: Washington, DC

Description: “The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. Christy Goldfuss leads CEQ and assists and advises the President in developing environmental policies and initiatives. CEQ is also responsible for ensuring that Federal agencies operate in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The challenge of harmonizing our economic, environmental and social aspirations has put NEPA and CEQ at the forefront of our Nation’s efforts to protect the environment.”

Closing: February 1 (Summer)

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Environmental Education Staff for Camp Oty’Okwa

Location: Hocking Hills, OH

Description: “During the spring and fall, Camp Oty’Okwa works with many Ohio schools to deliver high-quality, inquiry-based environmental education. Schools, most of which bring 5th or 6th grade students, typically come for a three-day, two-night stay at Camp. While there, the students get to explore Camp’s more than 730 acres of Hocking Hills forest and participate in some of Camp’s 13 offered classes, all of which meet academic state standards. The driving force of our environmental education program is the staff. Camp hires dedicated and enthusiastic environmental educators. Educators of all skill levels are welcome.”

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Job Fairs & Additional Job Lists

Ohio EPA Internships and Jobs- list of current offerings and opportunities with the Ohio EPA

A list of positions all across Ohio with an emphasis on conservation, policy, law and watershed management.

Full list here

World Wildlife Fund Internships – list of current internship offerings and opportunities with the WWF

A list of internships in Washington DC and New York, NY with an emphasis on conservation, policy and law, watershed management, and disaster response.

Full list here

The Conservation Job Board – ongoing list of conservation jobs and opportunities

A regularly-updated list of jobs across the country with an emphasis on conservation, policy and law, and ecology.

Full list here

The Give – curated monthly list of social impact jobs and opportunities

A regularly-updated list of jobs across the country with an emphasis on social impact, corporate social responsibility, and social enterprise.

Full list here

Resource Recycling – curated monthly list of recycling jobs and opportunities

A regularly-updated list of jobs across the country with an emphasis on work in plastics, e-waste, and processing.

Full list here

District Daybook – curated monthly list of jobs in Washington, DC, especially environmental positions

District Daybook is the premier job listing resource for political and policy professionals in Washington D.C. District Daybook features the latest job openings on Capitol Hill and open positions and internships in government and public affairs.

Full list here

If you have a position, internship or fellowship opportunity that you’d like to see listed on this page, please email it to: VSJobBoard@ohio.edu.