Stewardship Assistant Internship

The Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with the University of Delaware, offers two internship positions to Natural Resource Management and Wildlife Conservation students at UD. The Stewardship Assistant internship is funded by The Nature Conservancy and will be administered through University of Delaware.

About us: The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more. Since its beginning in 1990, the Delaware Chapter has worked to protect over 30,000 acres in Delaware and owns and manages 6 Preserves totaling over 5,000 acres. Visit www.nature.org/delaware to learn more about the Delaware Chapter.

Stewardship Assistant Positions: Stewardship Assistant positions are short-term internships beginning June 01 and ending July 29. Interns will work an average of 21 hours per week, over 3 consecutive days per week for a total of 189 internship hours. Work will be focused on our Preserves. Interns will work out of The Nature Conservancy’s Milton office in conjunction with the chapter’s Land Steward who will be directing the internship. Interns will work together to complete field work and are required to have valid driver’s licenses to use The Nature Conservancy’s vehicle for field travel. Housing may be provided at The Nature Conservancy’s Edward H. McCabe Preserve. Details of housing will be further discussed with top candidates.

Essential Functions:
· Assist with TNC’s annual preserve monitoring and reporting which involves both field and office work.
· Assist with restoration projects. Work may include manual invasive species control, herbicide application or other work requiring physical exertion.
· Assist with data collection including but not limited to seedling survivorship and fire effects.
· Assist with basic preserve maintenance work including trail maintenance, property boundary posting, and kiosk display updates.
· Most of the work for this internship will be independent and will require good writing and decision-making skills.
· Other projects may develop over the course of the internship.

Qualifications:
· UD junior or senior year student currently enrolled as a Natural Resource Management or Wildlife Conservation major is preferred.
· Ability to perform work independently and in a team setting, occasionally in adverse conditions and in remote locations.
· Experience with or working knowledge of natural systems is preferred.
· Strong writing skills and familiarity with all basic business software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
· Prior experience with power tools such as mowers and chain saws is preferred.
· Basic ArcGIS skills or experience is preferred but not required.

Auto Safety Policy: This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Acceptance into this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective internee’s motor vehicle record.

Please contact Dr. Buler at jubler@udel.edu if you have any further questions and email hi your application materials (cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references) by April 6, 2020.

Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections- Several Positions Available

About ABCC:
ABCC is a private organization with a mission to provide connections between animals and people through education and interaction via demonstration of natural behaviors. As a consequence of our programs we instill a sense of inspiration and conservation stewardship amongst guests. We are able to do this by working with our animal partners using voluntary approaches to animal training and communication. Our educational free flight programs are featured at schools, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Universities and Zoos throughout the US.

Expectations for all Positions:
Will support staff and operation. Able and willing to take instructions and implement program as directed; Able to work independently or together in a team to achieve set goals of ABCC; Be comfortable interacting and speaking with visitors; Be willing to learn and reach competency in caring for multiple bird species; Daily care, food prep, feeding and cleaning of bird enclosures; Follow husbandry and training protocol as directed; Able to work indoors and outdoors; Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs; Must be drug and drama free; Other duties as assigned.

Position: Seasonal Bird Trainer & Educator
Organization: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections, LLC (ABCC)
Location: Eastern US; Delaware
Date: May 15 to September 9, 2020
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020, 5 PM
Apply by submitting:
-Resume with two professional references
-Letter of interest
-Optional thirty seconds video communicating skills and interest in the position
-Submit to Phung T. Luu at ptluu@msn.com with the subject line “ABCC Seasonal 2020”

Description:
ABCC has a seasonal bird show trainer and educator position available for the passionate individual with the desire to work with free-flight birds. The position can be renewable and/or advance into additional role. The suitable professional will have the opportunity to learn and work in a team with a focus on freeflight, natural behaviors. The position requires hands-on animal care, husbandry, bird training, public interaction and presentation.

Our diverse bird team includes: Jays, Conures, Amazons, Macaws, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Vultures, Hornbills and Storks to name a few.
The position will receive training for husbandry, care and training for working with a free-flight bird collection.
Our team members are expected to be honest, reliable, organized and work well together to accomplish ABCC’s goals. Staff are expected to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed.  We work in multiple locations and the ability to be flexible in relocation as assigned is preferred.  Housing is provided at Zoo show locations.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will possess a passion for working with birds and be motivated to receive instructions and open to learning. Experience with animal behavior, wildlife education, animal care or related experiences preferred.

Position: Internship: Animal Care and Training
Organization: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections, LLC (ABCC)
Location: Eastern US; Delaware
Session Dates: Session 1: May 30 to June 30, 2020; Session 2: July 1 to Sept 1, 2020
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020, 5 PM
Apply by submitting:
-Resume with two references
-Letter of interest
-Optional thirty seconds video describing a subject of personal interest
-Student may request for session 1 or 2 when applying.
-Submit to Phung T. Luu at ptluu@msn.com with the subject line “ABCC Internship 2020”

Description:
We have two internship sessions available to qualified students this summer. The position is for thirty four hours, five days per week. The position is based on the east coast and may be required to participate in weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings. Flexible schedule and ability to travel is preferred.
The position requires hands-on animal care, husbandry, bird training, and public interaction.
Our diverse bird team includes: Jays, Conures, Amazons, Macaws, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Vultures, Hornbills and Storks to name a few. The position will receive training for husbandry, care and training for working with a free-flight bird collection.
Our team members are expected to be honest, reliable, organized and work well together to accomplish ABCC’s goals. Staff are expected to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed. We work in multiple locations and the ability to be flexible in relocation as assigned is preferred. Housing is provided at Zoo show locations.

Qualifications:
The qualified student will possess a passion for learning, seeks answers and pursues knowledge and practice of animal care and behavior. Must be comfortable around animals and a variety of free-flight bird species.

National Dairy Board Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Applications are being accepted for college scholarships that are awarded by America’s dairy farmers and importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB).

Eleven scholarships worth $2,500 each will be awarded, in addition to a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to one outstanding recipient. NDB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff program.

Undergraduate students in their sophomore through senior year for the 2020-21 academic school year and majoring in one of the following fields are eligible: communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science and agriculture education.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity. Candidates must complete an application form, submit an official transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences.

Applications can be found at www.dairy.org/about-dmi/scholarship-program

Completed applications must be received no later than May 22, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Questions about the program can be submitted to ndbscholarships@dairy.org

The American Floral Endowment is now accepting applications for 2020 AFE Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for 24 different scholarships through the American Floral Endowment (AFE)., junior, senior and graduate students studying floriculture and horticulture must submit their applications online by the May 1 deadline.

Scholarships range from $500 to $6,000.

In 2019, the Endowment awarded more than $42,300 in scholarships.
“AFE strives to support the next generation of industry members in any way we can. One of the ways we do this is through awarding scholarships to help ease their financial burdens,” said Greg Royer, Chairman of Royers Flowers & Gifts and AFE Education Committee Chair.

More than 24 scholarships are awarded to assist students in pursuing a career in horticulture or floriculture. Scholarships are available for students interested in:

  • Marketing/Sales
  • Agribusiness
  • Floral Design
  • Greenhouse Production
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Floriculture Research/Education
  • And more!

Descriptions of each scholarship, along with the undergraduate and graduate applications and requirements, are available at endowment.org/scholarships.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted by May 1.
To apply online and read about AFE’s 2019 scholarship recipients, visit endowment.org

The American Floral Endowment is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the floriculture and horticulture industry through funding research, educational grants and scholarships. Since 1961, more than $16 million has been funded in research and educational projects, and more than $3 million has been funded in scholarships and internships designed to attract and retain the future leaders of the industry. To learn more about AFE or how you can support floriculture programs, visit www.endowment.org.If you would like more information about this please contact AFE.

American Floral Endowment
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 22314afe@endowment.org | www.endowment.org
Phone: (703) 838-5211 | Fax: (703) 838-5212Contact: Debi Chedester
(703) 838-5211 | dchedester@afeendowment.org

University of Delaware Alternative Breaks

Are you looking for fun spring break plans this year? Are you passionate about community service and creating a more just, inclusive world? Check out University of Delaware Alternative Breaks (UDaB)!

University of Delaware Alternative Break (UDaB) immerses student-led teams in direct service and experiential learning with community organizations to increase knowledge of social justice issues and encourage life-long active citizenship. UDaB programs consist of a weeklong experience to work with a community over winter or spring break. Each program has a focus area that ranges from the environmental stewardship to education inequity to food insecurity and much more and involves significant education of such focus area(s) before, during, and after the alternative break. Partial scholarships are made available based on financial aid.

Applications for our spring break programs have reopened until February 16th at 11:59pm. You can learn more about our site leaders and read about our 18 available opportunities on our website at https://sites.udel.edu/sdi-udab/programs-2020/ and apply at https://Bit.ly/UDaB-S2020. Please contact bluehenbreaks@udel.edu with any questions!

Best,
UDaB Leadership

UD Spring Career & Internship Fair

200+ employers will be in attendance. One side of the Little Bob will be for All Majors and the other for Engineering, Science & Technology majors. All class years are welcome as you can gather information about career paths as well as find jobs and internships.

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