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.

Wildlife Survey Technician with The Ohio State University’s Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

Location: Columbus, OH

Description: “The Wildlife Survey Technician will assist in the planning, execution, and monitoring of a variety of research studies throughout Ohio related to the conservation and recovery of wildlife. The technician assists and coordinates with the Division of Wildlife, Wildlife Management Section and will report to Dr. Gibbs with the Ohio State University and be employed through Ohio State University’s Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership. Duties will include: coordinating statewide bat acoustic research studies; assist with surveys of select caves for endemic biota and bat hibernacula; assist with statewide monarch monitoring initiatives; wildlife outreach activities; and database maintenance, and other duties as assigned.”

Posted: June 16, 2018

Closing: July 1, 2018

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Events & Outreach Manager with the Dairy Barn

Location: Athens, OH

Description: “The Manager will plan, direct, and coordinate marketing, outreach and social media for the organization and develop programming, fundraising endeavors and coordinating outreach… The Events Portion of the Manager position will include the following tasks: Maintain a calendar of events, exhibitions & rental for the organization; Respond to emails, take calls, set up appointments and develop contracts with potential renters; Work with renters to develop plans for events and assist them with details of the events; Staff and work with the Events Committee to develop plans for Dairy Barn events; Work Dairy Barn events and coordinate volunteers to assist with events; Coordinate the Dairy Barn Fest and the Holiday Bazaar; Work with staff to ensure that the facility (or room) is prepared for the event; Supervise the Bar Manager to ensure we maintain and inventory the alcohol, maintain sales and waste records, and order as needed for events or activities at the Barn; Work with staff to maintain equipment, supplies and the rental space to ensure that the space is clean and ready for rentals; Coordinate and schedule adequate staff for events and rentals.”

Closing: July 2, 2018

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Director of Planning and Operations with Penn State University

Location: University Park, PA

Description: “This position coordinates and supports sustainability programs across all operations and physical plants including areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative fuels, food systems, water, environmental and social sustainability, waste management, green buildings, and environmental management systems, and the Sustainable Operations Council. It also builds partnerships with vendors and service providers to make the university’s purchasing processes and supply chains more sustainable. Takes an integral role in planning campus sustainability initiatives, and carrying out strategies that aim for optimal and efficient use of the physical plant and facilities.”

Posted: June 8, 2018

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Berkeley and Bay Area Market Maker with OLIO

Location: Berkeley and Bay Area, CA

Description: “OLIO is the world’s only neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing app, and our mission is to solve the problem of food waste in the home & local community. We do this by connecting anyone with spare food – which can be households or local businesses – with neighbours living nearby who would like it. This role is for 30 hours per week on a self-employed basis. The contract is for 12 months and the remuneration is $2000 per month. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. In this role you will be responsible for: Developing and implementing a growth strategy for Berkeley & the Bay Area (to grow users, volunteers, listings, partnerships and food business donors); Engaging local users and promoting the OLIO app through a wide variety of offline and online initiatives; Managing demand and supply to ensure that the OLIO marketplace for surplus food clears efficiently; Selling in OLIO’s Food Waste Hero solution to potential food business donors and recruiting and managing volunteer teams to collect the donated food; Building productive partnerships with local governments, media outlets and community groups; Managing a budget dedicated to local advertising in collaboration with OLIO HQ; Coordinating and hosting events to bring the OLIO community together.”


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Executive Director/CEO with Ohio NET

Location: Columbus, OH

Description: “The Executive Director/CEO leads the identification, creation, delivery, and assessment of high quality, cost-effective programs and services that solve OhioNET members’ problems and needs. This is achieved by building collaborative relationships across the library community in the state and region to improve members’ delivery of library services. As the public face of OhioNET, the Executive Director/CEO maintains a positive image of the organization. The Executive Director/CEO provides management oversight of OhioNET business operations, including membership growth and retention efforts. The Executive Director/CEO reports to OhioNET’s Board of Trustees (Board) and serves as the Board’s liaison to OhioNET’s staff and members.”

Closing: July 16, 2018

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Senior Advisor to Mayor for Homelessness and Social Services with the City of Orlando

Location: Orlando, FL

Description: “Performs responsible administrative and professional work involving strategic planning, policy research and development, community affairs, internal and external communications strategy, outreach to key community stakeholders, and outreach/liaison work with community partners including businesses, residents and community organizations. Work is performed under the supervision of the Mayor’s Chief of Staff and performance is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.”

Closing: July 1, 2018

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Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications with the Ohio University College of Business

Location: Athens, OH

Description: “As a member of the COB Marketing and Communications team, you’ll help increase the number of qualified candidates for our top-ranked graduate and executive education programs. This includes working with COB Graduate Programs to launch new degrees and expand existing programs to new audiences. You’ll also have an opportunity to work on exciting college-wide projects and collaborate with faculty, program directors, administrators, and college leadership. The ideal candidate will have experience thinking strategically, creating marketing plans, flawlessly executing communication campaigns, and the ability to interpret data (results) to produce meaningful insights to optimize our promotional efforts. Reflecting the COB’s culture and work ethic, the assistant director will be highly organized and lead several projects while balancing multiple priorities to accomplish goals.”

Closing: July 2, 2018

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Program Coordinator (POWER) with the Appalachian Regional Commission

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: “POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) is a congressionally
funded initiative that targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America’s energy production. The POWER Initiative supports efforts to create a more vibrant economic future for coal-impacted communities by cultivating economic diversity, enhancing job training and re-employment opportunities, creating jobs in existing or new industries, and attracting new sources of investment. This position will be the facilitator responsible for a broad range of tasks encompassing the full lifecycle of the initiative; work will include coordination with the 13 ARC states that compose the Appalachian Region. Other partners in this initiative include LDDs, other federal administering agencies, state agencies, grantees, and local agencies.”


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Program Analyst in Intermodal Transportation with the Appalachian Regional Commission

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: “This position serves as ARC’s subject matter expert on intermodal transportation, managing projects and initiatives which complement the success of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) and Local Access Road program to enhance the Region’s access to the national and global supply chain. Working in close coordination with a core team, the position develops and manages a portfolio of intermodal transportation activities and implements strategies to link the Appalachian Region, especially its rural and economically distressed counties, to the ADHS, interstate highway system, freight rail corridors, air cargo facilities, inland and coastal ports, and other domestic transportation systems. The position provides transportation technical assistance to states, communities, LDDs, local businesses, transportation and trade organizations, and other stakeholders to enhance the Region’s transportation access, enabling Appalachian businesses to engage, compete, and succeed.”


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REAL Change Organizing and Advocacy Fellowship to Fight Poverty with RESULTS

Location: Remote

Description: “The REAL Change Organizing and Advocacy Fellowship is a hands-on training program for young people between the ages of 18–30. During the yearlong program, fellows learn how to work with the media, their communities, and policymakers to create change. REAL Change participants receive a crash course in advocacy at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC. After three days of coaching and inspiration, fellows spend the final day of the conference on Capitol Hill and speak directly with members of Congress and their staff. Throughout the rest of the year, fellows receive ongoing training on biweekly calls.”

Posted: May 2, 2018

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Restoration Ecology Apprenticeship with the Wilds

Location: Cumberland, OH

Description: “The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world, offering diverse training programs for early career professionals. The Wilds has nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed mineland and remnant forest patches which present opportunities for ecological restoration and research. Six month position available starting September 2018. Three month positions are available starting May 2018. The three month positions are aimed at college students on summer break. Apprentices gain hands-on experience, participate vegetation and wildlife studies and receive field training on a variety of ecological studies in wetland, forest, stream & grassland habitats. Apprentices will have the opportunity to develop their own independent research project involving field, lab, and/or computer modeling components.”

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The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: “The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. With the exception of Congressional lobbying, fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and organizing that support the goals of their host organization. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for college graduates to gain practical knowledge and experience.”

Closing: October 1, 2018

Term: Spring 2019

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Job Fairs & Additional Job Lists

MW Energy Efficiency Alliance Postings – list of current jobs and opportunities with MEEA and MEEA Members

A regularly-updated list of jobs with the MW Energy Efficiency Alliance, members of the MEEA, and other organizations.

Full list here

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

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.

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