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Lake Champlain Basin Program Aquatic Invasive Species Management and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) Environmental Analyst Technical Associate LCBP.

University of California Riverside - Outdoor Excursions Program Coordinator
REI Outdoor School Instructor - Greensboro, Raleigh, San Diego, Phoenix, and other locations

Idaho Rivers United Conservation Director - This is the senior staff position responsible for directing IRU’s conservation program. This position requires a deep commitment to the mission of IRU and a strong passion for protecting rivers and the species that depend on rivers for their survival. Additionally, this position requires a broad skillset that includes strong natural resource, public land, legal, political, collaborative, communication and social skills.  Open until filled.

Temporary and Seasonal Positions, Internships  

We (the National Park Service) are mentoring and empowering new voices for river management.  In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers (WSR) Act in 2018, we would like to introduce 500 youth to our wild and scenic rivers. To achieve this, in 2017 two WSR Fellows will assess the existing capacity and opportunities and develop a proposal for youth engagement and employment projects to implement on wild and scenic rivers in 2018. One will be based in Washington, D.C. (with an extended assignment, up to 3 months, at an NPS Wild and Scenic River) and one will be based in Seattle.
National Park Service – Wild and Scenic Youth Engagement Research Fellow, Washington, DC. Position starting on or around May 31, 2017. Applications received on or before April 28 will be guaranteed full consideration.
NPS - Community Assistance Fellow - River Youth Engagement & GIS, Seattle, WA
In addition to protecting and managing America’s 413 national parks, the National Park Service (NPS) also operates programs that extend throughout the nation to connect all Americans to their parks, trails, rivers, and other special places, including the Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Learn more about the Wild and Scenic 50th Anniversary.
Position starting on or around June 12, 2017.  Applications received on or before April 28 will be guaranteed full consideration.
South Fork American River Parks River Patrol (seasonal) - The County of El Dorado is conducting this recruitment to fill one (1) seasonal, extra help vacancies for the Parks Division of the Chief Administrative Office located in Placerville.  This recruitment will also establish a list which may be used up to three months, to fill future extra help vacancies throughout the County.  Closes May 2. See 'River Instructor - Extra Help'.

University of Massachusetts, Lowell - Summer Kayak Center and Outdoor Adventure Internship/Practicum
The State of Utah is hiring a Seasonal State Lands Monitor to patrol the Colorado and Green Rivers and the Dalton Wells and Willow Springs areas to make contact with boaters and other users/campers regarding Leave No Trace principles. This position is ideal for someone wanting to enjoy the outdoor landscape of Moab and surrounding areas.  Go to this link and enter Job ID # 1253718 to see the position information and to apply.  Closes 4/2/2017 

Fellowships, Graduate Assistants

CORE Outdoors - Graduate Assistant Position, Valdosta, Georgia

Florida Gulf Coast University Outdoor Pursuits
Graduate Assistant

Corps Positions, Internships, Seasonal and Part-Time

Environmental Stewards Program (Available year-round)

What Can Stewards Do?

  • Water/Vegetation monitoring
  • GPS use and GIS mapping
  • Grant Writing
  • Interpretive Services
  • Program Development
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Outreach and Education
  • And other hands-on work related to environmental stewardship

Benefits of Using Environmental Stewards

  • Stewards are locally recruited but logistically supported by ES staff
  • Environmental Stewards provides payroll, worker’s comp, and liability insurance
  • Environmental Stewards can provide an AmeriCorps Educational Award based on the amount of hours served
  • ES already has some national cooperative agreements with land management agencies – Stewards can be placed easily, they can be, but do not have to be students and are selected by the hiring agency or organization. 
  • Stewards can potentially qualify for the Public Land Corps non-competitive hiring authority, and/or the PLC Direct Hire authority. 
  • ES is an official 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) program – Steward’s work supports the national efforts of the 21CSC.

How to Partner With Us describes the Environmental Stewards program.  You can find the application at under the “partner” button 

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