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.

Research Analyst for the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore

Location: Baltimore, MD

Description: “The Schaefer Center is seeking a full time Research Analyst to assist the Center in preparation of grant proposals, research, data collection, data analysis and report writing. The Research Analyst collects and analyzes data using advanced statistical techniques and independently interprets the data. The Research Analyst also determines, develops and evaluates the methods and sources of data collection. and is responsible for organizing data results and writing reports, conclusions and recommendations. The Research Analyst also assists the Schaefer Center in the identification of research opportunities and preparation of grant proposals.”

Apply by: April 24, 2017

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Administrative Professional with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)

Location: Franklin County, OH

Description: “Under direction, performs non-routine administrative tasks for the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund [OCTF]): independently formulates decisions and/or judgments involving non-legal interpretation of policies and procedures to resolve problems; responds and prepares correspondence; coordinates acquisition and maintenance of office equipment (e.g., copier, printer, computer, telephone, furniture); researches cost information for purchases; ensures office equipment is operational; completes minor maintenance (e.g., replaces toner, drum, roller); disseminates various types of information to office staff; assists, when necessary, with the Paycard process, Timekeep and travel requests/invoices; ensures Ohio Administrative Knowledge System (OAKS) related transactions are completed.”

Apply by: April 17, 2017

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Communications/Social Media Intern at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)

Location: Franklin County, OH

Description: “Intern responsibilities will include planning and implementing OCTF communications and social media activities: Remains current in communication and social media trends and themes so as to identify new opportunities to enhance OCTF practices. Develops and implements OCTF media outreach strategies including identifying and cultivating media partnership opportunities. Prepares and disseminates informational material reflecting OCTF activities and performs related program activities (e.g. develops and prepares new releases and announcements). Oversees development and maintenance of OCTF websites (e.g. develops and posts content); manages OCTF Twitter, Facebook and Instagram sites (e.g. develops and posts content). Manages OCTF blog.”

Apply by: April 23, 2017

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Waste Diversion Coordinator at the University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Description: “The Waste Diversion Coordinator (WDC) supports the University’s goals in striving towards zero waste through the development, implementation, monitoring and expansion of comprehensive recycling and composting programs on campus. The WDC consults with customers to monitor and implement programs specific to the unique needs of the customer, facility, or target program. Examples of waste diversion programs include recycling within all types of campus buildings (residence halls, research facilities, dining halls, academic and administrative buildings, maintenance and repair shops, medical school buildings, clinical areas, conference centers, etc.).”

Apply by: April 20, 2017

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Appalachian Regional Commission Program Manager/Community Development Specialist with The Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA)

Location: Cambridge, OH

Description: “A Bachelor’s degree in public administration or planning with a focus on community development and funding administration and/or a minimum of five years’ experience in funding administration for public infrastructure and other community and economic development projects is required. Knowledge of federal and state grant/loan programs preferred. The selected candidate will administer the Appalachian Regional Commission/Governor’s Office of Appalachia program. Other duties include researching funding opportunities, providing program updates, developing funding strategies, and meeting with local communities, non-profits, and state and federal agencies. The selected candidate will also provide training on grant writing and funding opportunities.”

Apply by: April 28, 2017

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AmeriCorps COMCorps Positions with Live Healthy Appalachia

Location: Athens, OH

Description: “AmeriCorps/COMCorps Service Members engage in direct service to the community through the coordination of Live Healthy Appalachia’s programs. LHA hosts two AmeriCorps/ComCorps members- a Live Healthy Kids Coordinator and an Adult Education Coordinator. COMCorps is a 10.5 month service commitment, and the service year begins in August 2017.”

Apply by: May 1 , 2017

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AmeriCorps VISTA Position with Live Healthy Appalachia

Location: Athens, OH

Description: “The AmeriCorps VISTA Member will serve to increase Live Healthy Appalachia’s capacity to provide nutrition and physical activity programs in Southeast Ohio. The VISTA member will strengthen current programs through marketing and curriculum development, develop new connections in the community to increase organizational capacity, and recruit and supervise volunteers for LHA programs. VISTA is a 12 month service commitment, and the service year begins in July 2017.”

Apply by: April 24, 2017

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Mosquito Surveillance and Control Intern with the Perry County Health Department Environmental Division

Location: Lexington, OH

Description: “Internship takes place through September 2017 for up to 20 hours per week at $8.10 per hour. Under supervision of a Sanitarian, the intern will learn about the biology of the mosquito and mosquito borne illnesses; proper pesticide handling and application techniques, laws, and safety; mosquito trapping and operating mosquito pesticide application equipment. Hours will vary but will range between 7:00pm-12:00am 2-4 days per week to for pesticide application and roughly 5 to 7 hours per week during normal business hours (7:00am-5:00pm) for mosquito trapping and surveillance. Applicants with a current Ohio driver’s license can mail resumes to Angela DeRolph, Health Commissioner, Perry County Health Department, P.O. Box 230 New Lexington, OH 43764. Equal Opportunity Employer. 740-342-5179”

AmeriCorps/COMCorps with Community Food Initiatives

Location: Athens, OH

Description: “A program doing direct service to increase nutrition education, healthy fresh food, physical activity and health. Three positions based at Community Food Initiatives: Community Garden Coordinator: Coordinate garden and culinary workshops, manage community gardens, collaborate on youth entrepreneurship programming. School Garden Coordinator: provide support and resources for school and youth gardens, develop and teach school garden lessons and collaborate on youth entrepreneurship programming. Donation Station & Discovery Kitchen Coordinator: collect donation of food from local farmers markets and farms, distribute food to food pantries and social service agencies for families in need, and plan and facilitate Discovery Kitchen events to introduce people to new foods.”

Apply by: May 1, 2017

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Strategic Plan Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA) with Community Food Initiatives

Location: Athens, OH

Description: “A program working to alleviate poverty through program development, capacity building and creating sustainable structures. Contract from July 2017-July 2018. Daily tasks include: Assist in planning and implementation of marketing, fund development, and social enterprise development, assist with research and grant writing, and coordinate and convene meetings among staff and board committees to implement and review strategic plans.”

Apply by: April 24, 2017

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SEO FOODLINK Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA) with Community Food Initiatives

Location: Athens, OH

Description: “A program working to alleviate poverty through program development, capacity building and creating sustainable structures. Contract from July 2017-July 2018. Daily tasks include: Assist in launching the SEO FOODLINK project, a citizen-based food access data hub for the ten SE Ohio counties, assist in grant writing to improve CFI’s capacity and sustainability, and develop program evaluation methodology and an evaluation database.”

Apply by: April 24, 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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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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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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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 30, 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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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: April 16, 2017

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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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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.”

For best consideration apply by: 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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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.