Course credit for internships

Course credit for internships

Students who are interested in obtaining credit for internships should first secure an internship with a provider. Once confirmed, contact Dr. Hudak, for permission to register for GEOG 4920/5900.

You will be required to compile a portfolio during the course of your internship and provide a letter of assessment from the internship provider. Both will be used to determine a "grade" for the course.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Job - Staff Scientist at Modern Geosciences

Staff Scientist Opening with Modern Geosciences
Modern Geosciences is a high-energy environmental firm located in Colleyville, Texas. We are continuing to grow rapidly and are presently in need of an entry-level STAFF SCIENTIST. For more on the firm please visit
Position Description:
  • Create and edit maps, figures, data in ArcGIS  (with support from senior staff)
  • Assist in environmental sampling of soil, groundwater, surface water, air
  • Assemble technical reports and supporting materials
  • Support Project staff as needed in field
  • Perform data analysis and reporting
  • Learn Environmental Consulting

  • Associate or Bachelor degree in science or engineering fields
  • Some experience with ArcGIS; other mapping or soil boring programs a plus (AutoDesk, gINT)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Strong PC skills including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access, and Internet
  • Creative, self-motivated, career-minded, fast learner, sense of humor
  • Competitive compensation
  • Phone and Health Insurance stipend
  • Chance to work on exciting projects with seasoned professionals
  • Chance to start a rewarding career with a growing company founded by professionals focused on environmental problem solving

Friday, February 24, 2012

Summer Internship - Organic Agriculture


The Rodale Institute, founded by organic agriculture pioneer J.I. Rodale, is a non-profit organization dedicated to regenerative organic agriculture research and outreach to farmers, policymakers, and the general public.

§       Have, or are currently working towards, a bachelor’s degree preferably in biology, environmental science, agronomy or a related field
§       Preference is given to those who have completed a course in Soil Ecology, Soil Biology or Living Soils).
§       Experience with data collection
§       Proficiency and experience in entering and summarizing data in Excel
§       Hands-on sustainable agriculture experience (research or production) preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES (training will be provided):
One or more of the following:
§        Lay out experimental field plots
§        Assist with greenhouse plantings
§        Conduct lab experiments
§        Tend and maintain experiments including weeding, staking plants, assessing plant community structure, preforming microscope assessments
§        Collect and process samples from the field
§        Enter data for statistical analysis and interpretation
§        Work with research staff to assume field, lab, and data-entry coordination responsibility for one of the following project roles

Location:  The Institute is located on a 333-acre farm in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.  Housing will be close to the farm, but not on the farm. Bicycle or car will be necessary for personal transportation.

Hours:  40 hours/week.

Compensation:  Training will be provided for all summer interns.  Rodale will provide a room in a house, and produce from the farm as available through the summer from the ASC production vegetable gardens.  Eggs will be available at times from the Rodale flock.  Each house will be provided with basic supplies such as oil, salt, flour, etc.   Please supply your own bedding and personal items.

Project Descriptions:  Training in the various projects and programs Rodale is involved in this summer will be provided.  Interns can choose to focus on one of Rodale’s work projects:
       Path to Organic Soil Sampling and Analysis to Determine Carbon Sequestration on Organic Farms
       Nutrient Management in Organic No-Till Systems
       Integrated Livestock Management to Maximize Carbon Sequestration and Economic Returns
       Right Size Gardens
       Agriculture Supported Communities
       Tree As a Crop
       Shumei Gardens
       Brown Marmilated Stink Bugs

Application Deadline:  March 20, 2012

To Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter (indicating which project(s) you are interested in participating and what length of time you can be here.  Please also note any work or volunteer experience relevant to these projects.

Interested applicants may submit to:

Lindsey Brielle
Research Team Manager
Rodale Institute
611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Natural Resource Management Internship - Lake Ray Roberts

Ray Roberts Lake State Park Complex Internship
Isle du Bois Unit, Pilot Point, TX
Title: Natural Resource Management Intern Posting Number: 12-01-003 Position Reference Number: SP56

Description & Duties:
Under the direction of the Complex Resource Specialist/Greenbelt Manager, this position will serve as the Natural Resource Management Intern for the Ray Roberts Lake Complex (11 Park Units total). This is an unpaid internship for the State Park Division. Duties involve assisting with various assignments of natural resource management which may include, herbicide application in the park's prairie and wetland areas, shredding prairies, manual removal of trees, and controlling invasive species. Other duties include reporting information/data for all natural and cultural resource clearances needed for park project planning, assisting with ongoing natural resource projects, and monitoring cultural resource areas. Assists with park interpretive programs, park promotion, and volunteer recruitment. Performs duties that include, but not limited to participation in a full range of tasks to learn all aspects of park operations and management; facility maintenance and management; trail maintenance and management; customer service; and park administration. Periodically attends meetings with private landowners, community organizations, and other state and federal agencies. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and branch rules, regulations. and procedures. Special project will include design, complete, and present Invasive Species Management Plan for Ray Roberts Lake Complex.

  • Minimum of 12 semester hours from an accredited college.
  • Must meet program eligibility;
  • May perform duties outdoors in all weather types.

Working Conditions: 10-12 week position (may be reduced/extended as needed) I ncludes non-traditional schedules with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturday, Sunday and holidays; Some overnight travel may be required.

Housing: Temporary housing may be available on site (based on availability).  Campsite available.

Patrick Schutz, (940) 686-2148, ext..254,

Friday, February 17, 2012

Paid Student Job - GIS, Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers, Ft Worth District has an opening for an energetic and enthusiastic individual in our Student Career Employment Program (SCEP) interested in a GIS career.  The position is for a junior, senior, or grad student having GIS skills in ArcMap, ArcView, etc.  The position can be part- or full-time for the right person.  

Contact Eli Kangas via e-mail for additional details or to submit a resume.

Eli Kangas
Chief, Geospatial Services Section
US Army Corps of Engineers
Fort Worth District
P.O. Box 17300
819 Taylor Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817 886 1924

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Internship: Lake Ray Roberts State Park

Ray Roberts Lake State Park has four intern positions for this summer.  Generally, Ray Roberts is only able to hire one intern per year, but State Parks wants to provide more opportunities for students.  The four positions that are currently open are a Natural Resource Management Intern, Park Management Intern (2), and a Park Law Enforcement Intern.  These internships are unpaid, but there will be housing or campsite availability and great work/field experience.  

Patrick Schutz
Complex Resource Specialist/Greenbelt Manager
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
100 PW 4137
Pilot Point, TX 76258
ph (940) 686-2148 ext. 254
fax (940) 686-2898

Friday, February 10, 2012

Business Internship and Career Fair

Business Internship and Career Fair
February 22, 3:00 - 7:00 pm, Coliseum

For students who are seeking internship, part-time, or full-time opportunities. With over 100 employers from the Denton, Dallas, and Ft. Worth Metroplex will be in the UNT Coliseum from 3-7pm to meet and network with you. Business attire is recommended as well as bringing several copies of your resume. Call the Career Center at 940-565-2105 if you have any additional questions.

List of employers is available through the Eagle Network

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Geography Honor Society Scholarships

The International Geography Honor Society of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) offers five scholarships each year:

The Buzzard Undergraduate Scholarship  ($1,000)
Awarded to a college senior for use toward graduate school expenses.
The Maxfield Scholarship  ($1,000)
Awarded to a junior or senior with either career or graduate school aspirations.
The Richason Scholarship  ($1,000)
Awarded to a junior or senior with either career or graduate school aspirations.
The Rechlin Scholarship ($1,000)
Awarded to a junior or senior with either career or graduate school aspirations.
            The Buzzard Graduate Scholarship ($1,000)
Awarded to a continuing graduate student.

Information and application materials may be found on the GTU website at: recipients must be GTU members. 

Application packets from either graduate or undergraduate students must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2012.