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January

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships program.

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The late Mr. Loyd Kelly (1918-2013), Owner and President of Kelly Tractor Co. and President of Kelly Foundation, Inc., established an endowed scholarship fund through the Kelly Foundation at FIU for students in tropical botany in 2002. Mr. Kelly had a life-long fascination with tropical plants and wished to encourage their study. The scholarships are defined broadly to support diverse studies, research or interest in tropical plants, including in subtropical south Florida.

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This position serves in the regional marine fisheries research section and is responsible for leading the management of research projects on Chionoecetes crabs in the Bering Sea to provide information for management. This position plans and manages research projects, manages budgets, supervises staff, and analyzes and reports findings. This position will be expected to travel, participate on marine surveys in the Bering Sea, and have a valid driver's license.

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We're looking for the next generation of amazing ocean artists! Here is your opportunity to participate as a featured artist our 6th Annual ArtSea Festival on Sat. March 4th @ 11am-4pm at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Open to talented artists of all ages. Deadline to apply - Feb 1st, 2017. For more information about the application, email our artist curator, Kim Rizio - info@thebigblueandyou.org

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A summer 2017 internship opportunity is available from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD: Data Management for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The successful candidate will be able to potentially interact with, In addition to GSFC, several other groups with ongoing UAS-related activities, which would provide a real-world context for the internship project.

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The External Affairs Manager will serve as RAE’s lead liaison to key federal agencies, U.S. Congress, and multiple national coalitions to advance coastal habitat restoration, conservation policy, and RAE funding initiatives. This position requires a highly dynamic individual who is passionate about the natural environment, thrives on creativity and collaboration, and pays close attention to detail and timeliness in a fast-paced work environment.

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The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) is now accepting applications for its 2017 projects. Join this unique program and work at some of the country’s most spectacular parks, side-by-side with historians, interpreters, biologists, and other staff.

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The FIU NIGMS RISE Program provides graduate and undergraduate students compensation for a yearlong work obligation in a laboratory conducting biomedical research.

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The goal of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment is to diversify the conservation workforce by finding and developing the next generation of land, water, and wildlife professionals among traditionally underrepresented groups.

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This position will focus primarily on changing ocean conditions and associated impacts to species of interest, specifically as they relate to tribal ocean fishery resources.A Bachelor of Science in Oceanography or other related biological science with course work in modeling and three years pertinent work experience is required.

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The Partnership Education Program (PEP), a project supported by six science institutions in Woods Hole, Mass., is seeking applicants for a 10-week summer program that combines undergraduate course work with research in marine and environmental science.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for a Supervisory Budget Analyst for its Woods Hole, Massachusetts location.

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February

This is a highly responsible position directing the countywide mosquito control functions within the Department of Solid Waste Management.The position is responsible for providing strategic, operational and administrative leadership.

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The institution of a marine ecology/geneticist colleague from the Philippines may be able to host a Fulbright Scholar from the US in the near future. This may be of particular interest to someone who recently or is about to finish a PhD degree.

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The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (Foundation) – a private, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting U.S. national marine sanctuaries -- is seeking a Communication and Outreach Specialist, who will work with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) in Key West, Florida.

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The program is designed to support research, education/outreach, and/or conservation projects related to the Florida Coral Reef ecosystem.The primary focus of the 2017 POR grant program will be on Coral Reef Restoration projects.

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Blue Ventures is currently recruiting an experienced conservationist to undertake an evaluation of opportunities for mangrove conservation in the Asia-Pacific region.The study will entail a rigorous desk and field-based scoping analysis of existing marine management initiatives being supported by community based organisations, NGOs and institutions in priority Asian-Pacific countries (eg. Myanmar, Philippines and Papua New Guinea).

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Applications for the City of Miami Beach Summer 2017 paid internships are officially live! The City of Miami Beach internship experience will be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom and will be transferable to other employment settings.The program offers PAID internships for undergraduate and graduate students to intern at the City of Miami Beach.

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Judith Parker, a former member of the Board of Advisors of the College of Artsand Sciences and an eminent landscape architect with an international practice,established an endowment to support international travel by students conducting studies in ecology/environmental biology and management.The scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate majors in Biology and Earth & Environment.

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The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an immediate opening for an EPA Software Developer with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Athens, GA. The selected candidate shall work with a WEB mentor as part of a multi-disciplinary research team and provide technical support for development of WEB’s watershed modeling components. The work shall include development, testing, deployment, and documenting of desktop and web software.

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The USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Coastal Ocean Processes. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2017!

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This is advanced professional and supervisory work with technical and administrative responsibility in analyzing, understanding, planning, and preparing for the effects of climate change and sea level rise in Miami-Dade County.

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The Adaptation Resilience Program Manager will serve as a primary point person, coordinator, and manager for climate change adaptation and resilience efforts in Miami-Dade County. This includes working across all departments, as well as coordinating with contracted expertise and a multitude of external stakeholders, including but not limited to, municipalities, businesses, residents, community organizations, and other local, regional, state and federal organizations and agencies.

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The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing effective education and communication about government and community sustainability / resilience initiatives and projects. The incumbent should be scientifically knowledgeable about a wide range of sustainability and resilience policies and highly technical issues and have demonstrated experience and success in crafting effective outreach, marketing, and education campaigns and initiatives.

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The Everglades Foundation is accepting applications for the John Marshall Everglades Internship. During this 8-week (May 18th – July 14th) undergraduate internship program, qualified students will learn about the Everglades ecosystem, history, water management issues, and policies related to Everglades restoration. Interns will go on site visits to: major restoration sites, water management structures, and effected natural areas.

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We have an immediate opening for a Field Research Coordinator, to conduct and manage a research project on environmental stressors and tree regeneration in maritime forests on Jekyll Island, GA. The position is available immediately, and will be open until filled.

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March

The Fort Worth Zoo is offering a Conservation Expedition to Anegada, British Virgin Islands to help the critically endangered Anegada iguana (Cyclura pinguis). This trip is geared toward undergraduate students, helping them get real field experience.

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Florida House of Representatives 2017-18 Legislative Intern Program

This program offers a unique opportunity for college graduates and graduate students to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and to participate in the work of the legislative branch of state government. For more info, please contact: Shari Whittier Program Analyst Florida House of Representatives Office of Professional Development 327 The Capitol Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300 Phone: 850-717-5450 shari.whittier@myfloridahouse.gov

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL), the founding laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), seeks a professional to continue and expand its development program. CBL conducts cutting edge environmental research that leads to new discoveries and informs environmental policy, trains graduate students to be the next generation of environmental leaders, and undertakes outreach to the community.

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American Geophysical Union (AGU) Centennial Program Coordinator

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Centennial Program Coordinator will be responsible for management, coordination, and communication related to AGU’s centennial programs.The incumbent will serve as a liaison with members, society partners, and internal departments and will help develop activities, and respond to ideas and opportunities related to the occasion. Applications are submitted here: https://rew12.ultipro.com/AME1056/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=271

Graduate Student Assistantship Villanova U

A graduate student assistantship is available in the laboratory of Dr. Lisa Rodrigues at Villanova University. Email a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, GRE scores, and the names and contact information of three references able to speak about your academic experiences to Dr. Lisa Rodrigues (lisa.rodrigues@villanova.edu<mailto:lisa.rodrigues@villanova.edu>). Please provide all documents in a single file as an email attachment.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is hiring an Associate Communications Officer to cover their ocean portfolio. At the Foundation, strategic communication efforts focus on intentionally using our grantmaking, voice, and profile to increase program impact.

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DIG seeks a highly motivated and responsible professional to lead the organization and promote a positive and rewarding work environment for all staff. The Executive Director is responsible for the effective implementation and expansion of all educational programs and projects.

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The Tropical Conservation and Innovation Program at FIU is seeking 10 outstanding undergraduate FIU students to participate in multiple research and hands-on training internship opportunities offered at FIU and partnering organizations during Summer 2017.

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National Geographic is seeking a Assistant Program Officer for its Early Career Grants program for Research and Conservation grants in the disciplines of Biology, Ecology and Conservation.

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The University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina, USA) and the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral fellow, funded by the Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program, to join our interdisciplinary team of researchers to explore the responses of forage fish populations in eastern boundary upwelling ecosystems to physical and biogeochemical variability associated with future climate change.(requisition #010998)

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Provide toxicological support on issues dealing with the potential human health impacts of toxic substances in water. A significant portion of this position's time will be spent conducting literature searches, deriving risk-based criteria, and assessing the hazards of discharges to groundwater and surface water and communicating the results to staff and potentially the regulated community and the public.

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This position offers an opportunity to work with a results-oriented NGO and make a big conservation difference for freshwater resources in Oregon.The Director of Freshwater Programs is responsible for leading The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to conserve and restore freshwater biodiversity in the state of Oregon. S/he will determine conservation priorities, develop program strategies, determine budgetary requirements, and implement freshwater conservation projects.

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Maryland Sea Grant is pleased to announce an opening in our extension program for a coastal community and climate specialist. We are looking for a dynamic individual interested in working across science, government, and communities to provide problem-solving assistance to planners and communities.

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The successful candidate will provide technical support to senior staff by conducting data analyses related to the effects of anthropogenic activities on fish populations, including population-level impact assessments using standard fisheries science methodologies, conducting statistical analyses of aquatic environmental data, preparing scientific reports, and developing environmental impact evaluations related to environmental permitting and regulatory requirements.

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UREx SRN is interested in students who have their sights set on graduate school and careers in related scientific research and outcomes. The REU opportunity will provide selected students hands-on experience in data research, analysis, stakeholder engagement and active collaboration with the UREx SRN team.

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Communications Specialist will plan, develop and implement communication strategies to promote and support the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s mission and work, including creating messaging and materials to inform, educate, and inspire key audiences which include businesses, press, potential funders, partners, government leaders, non-governmental organizations, and the public.

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When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher, you’ll do important work. And you’ll have the opportunity for continual growth and learning in a culture that empowers your development. With revenues of $17 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

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HR33FOLD is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic creative writer who has the ability to write in a wide variety of styles and tones. This individual will work closely with the strategic, creative, and PR teams. Excellent copywriting skills and a strong understanding of branding is crucial.

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Conducts environmental impact reviews of transportation improvement projects. Independently performs environmental work including conducting and documenting field reviews, and analyzing information from Geographical Information Systems (GIS) based systems.

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