Sustainability Related Jobs and Internships


Sustainability Resilience Officer

Energy, Minerals, & Natural Resources Department - Santa Fe, NM

This position is responsible for supporting the Climate Change Task Force, managing U.S. Climate Alliance technical awards, managing various climate-related projects, including management of resiliency grants. This position also assists with coordination between and technical assistance to agency staff supporting the Climate Change Task Force. Key responsibilities include research and analysis on policy and regulatory approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reviewing and compiling Task Force reports, and assisting development of Task Force strategy and operations.

See position posting for details. 

Pilot B Corp Clinic

Make a difference at Anderson’s 2021 B Corp Clinic. Over 12 weeks student teams will act as changemakers to help local companies to use their business as a force for good. Students will aid in conducting B Lab’s Impact Assessment and support clients in reaching their clinic goals.

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS:
Selected students will gain marketable, real-world experience while networking with
some of the most forward-thinking and socially responsible businesses in the state. It is expected that students will:
• Commit three to six hours per week to the project
• Attend all key clinic events (times and locations TBD)
• Attend and actively participate in the weekly conference calls and miss no more than two required team meetings

Have questions? Please contact nmforgood@unm.edu

See flyer for details. 

Environmental Justice Campaing Manager

Earth Care - Santa Fe, NM

Earth Care is a community-based organization founded in 2001 that trains and supports youth and community leaders working to advance social, environmental, and climate justice and equity in northern New Mexico. Projects and campaigns our members have organized include: YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action), the Santa Fe Mutual Aid Network, Abriendo Puertas parent leadership academy, and many more.

The Campaign Manager will lead the development and execution of Earth Care’s environmental justice and community development organizing campaigns by providing campaign development & planning, managing teams for success, cultivating partnerships & movement building opportunities, and developing campaign resources. In addition to supporting campaign organizing design and execution, the Campaign Manager will support the administrative back/end needs of the campaign including policy research and analysis, mentorship of organizing teams and youth and parent leaders, fund development, and development and management of administrative systems.

See position posting for details. 

Graduate Research Assistant

Southwest Environmental Finance Center | Water Infrastruture Funding Mechanism Analysis Project

The Southwest Environmental Finance Center (SW EFC) is looking for a graduate student who has an interest in water resources and management to participate in research funded by the Spring Point Partners, a philanthropic organization. The research would involve gathering documents and data, analyzing data, and conducting case studies related to water infrastructure funding programs throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories.

Please see flyer for position details & how to apply. 

Dept Administrator A2

UNM Department of Geography and Environmental Studies - Albuquerque, NM 

The Department of Geography is seeking an innovative, energetic professional who, as our Department Administrator (DA), will be responsible for the administrative and management functions of a complex unit within the College of Arts and Sciences.

The DA works closely with the Department Chair to ensure the smooth functioning of all aspects of the department's work, including financial management and planning, liaison with the College staff and development operations, with Office of Faculty Affairs & Services (OFAS), Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) and with all other pertinent elements of UNM’s central administration. The position requires an advanced level of administrative experience and skill working with all aspects of UNM’s electronic management systems.

A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with the wide range of constituencies that make up the diverse intellectual community of our Department is essential.

See job posting for details. 

Graduate Coordinator- Professional Intern

UNM Department of Geography and Environmental Studies - Albuquerque, NM 

This position works closely with the Department Administrator, Academic Coordinator, and Graduate Program Director to complete day-to-day programmatic tasks related to student academic success.  These tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: support the implementation of the department’s graduate programs; conduct in-person and internet-based outreach to attract new graduate and undergraduate students; maintain correspondence with current and prospective graduate students; assist graduate students in navigating administrative systems, policies, and procedures leading to degree completion; assist with departmental course scheduling; schedule meetings, colloquia, and other academic events; and compile student data for departmental research and reporting purposes.

This position will also provide backup and support to the Department Administrator.  These duties may include: purchasing and related processes; providing customer service to the public, students, faculty, and other staff; scheduling rooms and A/V needs for departmental meetings; issuing keycards; course scheduling; submitting requests for IT and facilities support; tracking and completing graduate assistant contracts; and attending meetings.

See posting for details. 

BEMP (Bosque Ecosystem Monitering Program) is seeking an Environmental Educator

The Environmental Educator informs, engages, and inspires students of all ages and backgrounds about their bosque ecosystem through culturally relevant classroom, field (outdoor) and/or independent project-based education with the goal of helping to create a new generation of environmental stewards. The Environmental Educator is a cooperative team member willing to work hard, have fun and make a difference.
See flyer for details.
 
See BEMP Website for information about the organization. 

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions seeking Program Director & Director of Education

Program Director

Job Objective: The Program Director is responsible for overseeing the implementation of CGE's programs. Working alongside the education director and operations staff, this person will be the main point person for our staff team. They will take the lead on hiring, scheduling, and overseeing our seasonal staff team, with direct support from the rest of the Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will have experience managing staff and experience in an educational setting, with a love of the outdoors and a desire to inspire children through outdoor experiential learning. This person should have experience managing budgets and be prepared to take a leadership role in our programs, including our summer program in Throeau, NM. 

See flyer for details. 

Director of Education

Job Objective: To oversee the outdoor and experiential education components of Cottonwood Gulch's programs. This person will work directly with school partners and other CGE staff to design and implement outdoor programs for all CGE expeditions. The Education Director will act as the point person for our school partners, and will play a major role in training CGE staff on our programs, curriculum, and itineraries. As a memeber of the Leadership Team, they will help improve CGE's systems and policies, and directly support the staff. 

See flyer for details. 

Additional Job postings and position details available at CGE  website

Associate Scientist

Western Water Assessment (WWA) is encouraging applications for a full-time Associate Scientist to serve as the Colorado/Wyoming Research Integration Specialist, with a focus on integrating social science expertise throughout the program’s activities. 

The position will be located within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) campus in Boulder, Colorado.

We are seeking an individual with a graduate degree in geography, environmental studies, sociology, economics, or another interdisciplinary social science field (MS degree is required at a minimum, Ph.D. is preferred), experience conducting and publishing social science research, and an understanding of the social science landscape of climate adaptation and resilience.

This position is open until filled and applications will be screened as they are received. You can find more information about the position and instructions to apply below.

Contact Benét Duncan (benet.duncan@colorado.edu) or Lisa Dilling (lisa.dilling@colorado.edu) with any questions.

See job posting for details.

National Park Servic GIS Internships

The National Park Service GIS Program has developed a very successful internship program in collaboration with Southern Utah University’s Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (SUU IIC).  The program places students and recent graduates in GIS internships providing real-world federal land management experience in park units nationwide.  We just announced 12 openings in the attached flyer and on the SUU IIC website at https://www.suu.edu/iic/internships.  The position announcements close on August 8th.  The internships begin on October 18th with varying end dates between 4-8 months.  Park housing is available at many units and the position hourly rates run between $15-$20 per hour.  Please share these opportunities widely with any students and recent graduates who may be interested.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

See flyer for details. 

Part-time Temporary Internship

The Collection Section operates an engineered system including approximately 2400 miles of linear assets, i.e. pipes, manholes, etc. and facilities consisting of approximately 60 pump and vacuum stations and approximately 20 odor control stations. Geographic Information System (GIS) work is anticipated to be a large portion of the intern’s assignments.

The Intern will assist in a wide range of duties including, but not limited to, field investigations, engineering studies, analysis, and writing. Typical assignments include: GIS edits; creation of maps and sewage demand using GIS based method; development of standard operating procedures including Visio based flow charts; produce reports from computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) data bases; creating and closing Maximo work orders; cost analyses; office support.

The Intern will work with numerous software programs including: Maximo (the ABCWUA CMMS); ESRI GIS; Microsoft Suite including Visio; proprietary monitoring software. The Intern is expected to be skilled in Excel and Word; training will be provided for other programs.  The Intern will work with a wide range of engineering, GIS, management and blue-collar staff, as well as consultants and vendors. Prior GIS work or classroom experience is preferred but not required.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Must currently be a full-time student at an accredited college or technical -vocational program. Must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license. Must be a student in an engineering or GIS curriculum.

To Apply

Provide resume and unofficial transcript via email to:

 

Mark S. Holstad, PE 

Collection System Manager - Field Division

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

4201 2nd St. SW - Albuquerque, NM 87105

Direct Line (505) 289-3450 - Mobile 505-259-3819

mholstad@abcwua.org

2021-2022 SY: Sustainability Program Specialist

The position of Sustainability Program Specialist for Santa Fe Public Schools is now posted.  Our current Specialist is retiring, and we're hiring for the 2021/22 school year. Please click the link below for more information about this exciting position! Please share this email/link with anyone you think might be interested, or put them in touch with me at the contact info below.
 
Lisa Randall
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Santa Fe Public Schools
Facilities and Maintenance Dept.
(c) 505-204-1925
(o) 505-467-3445

 

Academic Coordinator - UNM Sustainability Studies Program

https://unm.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/18/home/requisition/15123?c=unm

For best consideration: May 5, 2021 

The Sustainability Studies Program at the University of New Mexico seeks an energetic and enthusiastic academic coordinator to join the team. 

This position works with the director of the Sustainability Studies Program (SSP) and the Department Administrator of the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies (GES) to oversee the day-to-day activities of the program, while also providing support to GES, the program’s departmental home.   

The Coordinator will manage administrative processes for the program, including for establishing new courses, certificates and degrees; managing key processes in the service of the scheduling of courses and course evaluations; providing assistance with student advisement and recruitment; and providing registration assistance to students.  

The Coordinator will also play a lead communication role and will provide updates to the SSP and GES webpages, produce promotional materials for the program, and help organize events.

There are recordkeeping, purchasing, budget reporting, time entry and other basic administrative duties associated with the position. It also may include student employee supervision and staff support for SSP interdisciplinary collaboratives. 

This position requires excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and the ability to collaborate as a member of a small team that serves a wide range of internal and external constituents.  

This position has working hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Learn more about the Sustainability Studies Program at https://sust.unm.edu/index.html. 

See the Position Description for additional information. 

 

AmeriCorps Vista

Urban Waters Partnership

The Urban Waters Partnership is looking to hire an AmeriCorps Vista for a one-year term of service. The Vista will focus on water quality issues, green stormwater infrastructure, and their integration into other climate and heat related projects. We are looking for a self-starter who has a bachelor’s degree in biology, engineering, natural resources, geography or other related field. More details are available on the job posting below. 

Find out more about this job here.

 

2021 Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

After a successful inaugural 2020 Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisiswe are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2021 Fellowship. This year-long experience will convene a cohort of twenty climate change thought leaders, the majority of whom will be women and people of color, and will provide extraordinary support, leadership skills and knowledge to ensure their ideas shape not only their fields, but the greatest and most urgent conversation of our age. The Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis is part of a national initiative to change who writes history.

The curriculum explores leadership, power, and action in an unfair world. Fellows will explore how credibility works, how ideas spread, when and why minds change, and how ideas play out over time and space. The goal of this project is to bring new, diverse voices into the national climate conversation, because we know that we cannot find just and sustainable solutions without them.

The program includes virtual and in-person, full day and half-day workshops and one-on-one coaching by leading journalists and editors.  All participants will publish at least two written pieces of thought leadership (and hopefully many more) during their fellowship. Attendance at all workshops, continuously and in full, is required – applicants must save the dates in order to apply.  If it is unsafe to meet in person due to COVID-19, convenings will be held remotely.

Find more about this program here

 

McNair Scholars Program and Research Opportunity Program

University of New Mexico

Undergraduate students with at least 60 credits by Fall 2021 and a 3.0 cumulative GPA are encouraged to apply. Other eligibility requirements are listed on the application at the bottom. The benefits of this program are: 

  • Summer research stipend
  • Paid travel opportunities
  • Scholars conduct a research project under the guidance of a professor
  • Monthly seminars and intensive advisement
  • Graduate record exam (gre) prep course
  • Successful mcnair & rop scholars are recruited by graduate schools nationwide
  • Our scholars receive graduate school application fee waivers
  • Participants are prepared for the rigors of graduate school
  • All the above, and much more!

You can apply for this program at http://mcnair.unm.edu

 

2021 RAY Diversity Fellowship 

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 application cycle for the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellowship is now open! The RAY Diversity Fellowship is a two-year (1 year with 1-year renewal), full-time position with partner conservation and clean energy organizations with the goal of increasing and facilitating environmentally-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. RAY Fellows have worked in a variety of communications, climate, policy, research, education, fieldwork, and philanthropic capacities.

Applications for the 2021 cycle are open and descriptions of Fellowship positions will be added on a rolling basis through March. We anticipate scientific and policy research and communications specific positions among others this year. Visit our website at http://www.rayfellowship.org/apply for application instructions and deadlines. 

Interested applicants may join one of our upcoming informational webinar series to ask questions, learn more about the application process, and hear from a current RAY Fellow. 

 

Program Leader

Playa Lakes Joint Venture 

Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) seeks a program leader with demonstrated abilities to facilitate large, innovative research and development projects as the Social Science Lead. PLJV’s consistent use of targeted communications over the last 15 years has resulted in an appreciation and frequent use of social science research to better understand and meet the needs of our audiences.

PLJV is a regional partnership of federal and state wildlife agencies, conservation groups and private industry dedicated to conserving bird habitat throughout portions of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The Joint Venture facilitates cooperation among a broad coalition of partners on the national, regional, state and local levels to fund and implement habitat conservation. We provide regional planning, value­-added efficiency and implementation approaches, while our partners provide financial, technical and local expertise to develop conservation projects. In addition, PLJV supports local conservation partnerships, state agencies and other partners by developing various decision support tools, as well as providing education about how to use the tools to target and deliver the most effective habitat conservation. PLJV also works with a variety of partners to inform landowners about conservation programs and to target conservation efforts in areas that will provide the most benefit.

The Social Science Lead has an important leadership role in PLJV’s six­-state partnership. The Social Science Lead will guide and advise PLJV staff and partners to develop and apply social science research to deliver habitat conservation and will integrate with other PLJV departments including biological science, habitat delivery, GIS, communications, and finance. The first project will involve the planning, development, and implementation of a social science study along the Platte River. We anticipate future projects will involve grasslands and CRP, as well as playas and the Ogallala Aquifer.

For more information on this position, including the full job description and information about the first study, please visit our website hereInterested applicants should email their cover letter and resume as a single PDF document to Mike Carter, PLJV Coordinator, at jobs@pljv.org. The deadline for all applications is 5:00PM MST, Monday, March 15.

 

Groundwater-Dependant Ecosystems Intern

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Environmental Defense Fund is hiring a groundwater-dependent ecosystems intern for summer 2021. This intern will develop a framework and approach for conducting a statewide groundwater-dependent ecosystem assessment, including reviewing empirical literature and case studies, conducting interviews with practitioners and academics, and building out a database of available geospatial and tabular data. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), founded in 1967, is an international environmental non-profit guided by science and economics to develop practical and lasting solutions to natural resource problems.

LinkedIn posting: Groundwater-dependent Ecosystems Intern

Applicants are encouraged to apply by February 26.

 

AmeriCorps Service Member

FoodCorps New Mexico

FoodCorps New Mexico is looking for our next cohort of AmeriCorps service members to lead the way in connecting kids to healthy food in schools in 2021-2022.

We are seeking passionate candidates who are ready to dive into 11.5 months of full-time, hands-on service. New Mexico Service Members are dispersed throughout New Mexico, providing hands-on food and garden lessons, influencing healthy school meals, and building school-wide cultures of health. Some of our sites include Albuquerque Public Schools, South Valley Prep, La Plazita Institute, The Southwest Organizing Project, La Semilla Food Center, Santa Fe Indian School, and Bernalillo Public Schools. Service members enter service from a variety fields/interests including food systems change, public health, nutrition, agriculture and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who are from their service communityand a commitment to understanding the implications of race and class in the food system and practicing anti-racism

Benefits of service in New Mexico include a $22,000 stipend, a $6,345 Segal Education Award upon successful completion of service, health, dental and vision insurance, as well as student loan forbearance. FoodCorps provides many opportunities for training and continued learning throughout their service year. 

Applications opened February 8th, 2021 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity organization and we respect diversity. FoodCorps does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations or ordinances. To learn more about service, visit foodcorps.org/apply. For inquiries related to service in New Mexico, email alicia.chavez@foodcorps.org.

 

Climate Policy and Campaigns Intern

League of Conservation Voters

TitleClimate Policy and Campaigns Intern

Department: Executive Office

Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Senior Director of Climate Strategy

Location: Flexible

Duration: 12 Weeks – May-August 2021 (start and end dates flexible)

Schedule and Compensation: 40 hours per week; $15.00 per hour

General Description:

LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.

Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another.

This internship will focus on helping LCV’s national climate campaign succeed in its mission of passing climate policies through Congress that center clean energy jobs and environmental justice. The intern will gain first-hand experience in leveraging all of the tools in the advocacy toolkit—from lobbying to communications to grassroots organizing—to achieve big policy wins. The policy agenda we will work to fulfill aligns with the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better agenda, which emphasizes scaling renewable energy, electrifying our buildings and transportation infrastructure, and dramatically cutting fossil fuel use.

LCV is seeking a Climate Policy and Campaigns Intern who will support the Senior Director for Climate Strategy in running and supporting issue campaign work to (1) secure the passage and implementation of a progressive climate, jobs, and justice policy agenda at the federal level, and to (2) ensure that federal resources spur massive clean energy infrastructure growth at the state and local level. A special project could include researching how state-level clean energy and clean transportation infrastructure needs (e.g. financial resources to electrify buildings and buses in the K-12 school sector) could be met with federal climate investments. Another area of focus might involve working, in tandem with the Senior Director for Climate Strategy, to ensure that the various LCV climate capacities—organizing, communications, and lobbying—are working together synergistically to maximize impact.

The Climate Policy and Campaigns intern will join a cohort of LCV interns. Summer interns participate in brown bag lunches with various members of LCV's senior management team, including President Gene Karpinski.

Intern Will Gain Experience in:

●        Understanding how a large environmental organization leverages influence within the halls of government and at the grassroots level within states and communities to advance bold climate solutions.

●        Supporting advocacy work to advance legislation and Administrative policies that will result in hundreds of thousands of high-quality clean energy jobs, and expand climate justice.

●        Gaining experience in understanding how a multifaceted environmental non-profit--with multiple capacities including lobbying, grassroots organizing and communications--leverages these assets to make substantive societal change.

●        Researching opportunities to expand racial, social and economic justice in climate policies at the state and national level.

●        Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

●        Work Experience: 6 months administrative support work, including internship experience preferred. Interest in clean energy and climate solutions, such as renewable energy, vehicle and building electrification and climate resilience strategies is essential. Familiarity with the climate or environmental movement is a plus.

●        Skills: Highly organized; strong attention to detail; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong research skills; exhibits solid judgment; critical thinking skills; able to work independently and as a team; able to handle multiple tasks; self-starter; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.

●        Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV.

●        Conditions: The location of this position is flexible. Please note that all LCV staff and interns are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Climate Policy and Campaigns Intern” in the subject line no later than March 14, 2021. No phone calls please.

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.

Find the job posting on the website here

 

Multiple Positions for Graduates

USDA's Farm Production and Conservation Business Center (FPAC)

FPAC is on a quest to hire approximately 2,500 new Direct Hires. These positions are elligable for college and university graduating seniors and graduates who meet the eligibility criteria for the below disciplines. 

  • Agronomist (0471)
  • Archaeologist (0193)
  • Economist (0110) 
  • Engineer (0810/0890/0819)
  • Engineering Technician (0802)
  • Forester (0460)
  • Natural Resource Specialist/Biologist (0401)
  • Rangeland Management Specialist (0454)
  • Soil Conservation Technician (0458)
  • Soil Conservationist (04570
  • Soil Scientist (0470)

If interested, please contact Terry Horger (thorger@unm.edu) with your transcript and resume by COB, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, as well as multiple locations that you would be interested in serving in. 

 

Field Crew Technician

University of New Mexico - AS Biology General Administrative Department

The Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program at the University of New Mexico is seeking to fill a position at the level of Research Scientist I. This position has a large field ecology component and requires the ability to live for extended periods at the Sevilleta Field Station near Socorro, New Mexico, during spring and fall data collection periods (up to five non-consecutive months per year) and to drive a field vehicle.

The primary responsibility of this research technician position is to work with other scientists to collect and manage data for a number of long-term, field-based research projects. A majority of these projects focus on plant ecology, and we run monthly small mammal trapping work during the main growing season. Thus, the successful candidate will have excellent plant identification skills, the ability to hike long distances in a desert environment carrying field equipment, and the ability to work with small mammals. Botanical expertise and experience with vegetation sampling methods are especially preferred. For small mammal projects, the ability to wear a half-face respirator is necessary. Ability to maintain experimental field infrastructure and sensors is preferred, and experience with data management and analysis. The use of Excel, R, MySQL databases, and/or additional software packages, is also preferred.

Find the job listing here

 

Tribal Liaison Specialist (Communications)

Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC)

INDIAN YOUTH SERVICE CORPS PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC) was established by the Dingell Conservation, Management and Recreation Act (PL 116-9, March 2019) under the John S. McCain 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act (21 SCS) which amends and expands the Public Lands Corps Act. The purpose of the IYSC Program is to provide a direct benefit to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth through meaningful education, employment, and training opportunities. Participants enrolled in the program must be between the ages of 16 and 30 inclusive and veterans up to age 35 or younger. Projects may include assisting federal and tribal governments in performing research and public education tasks associated with natural and cultural resources.

The primary goal of IYSC is to provide employment opportunities for youth and young adults with the goal of developing gainful careers, in the public or provide sectors, in conservation careers by exposing them to conservation professionals in Federal or Tribal land management agencies. Program areas that may be included through the IYSC include climate change, race equity, cultural resources, education, recreation, tourism, facilities management, and natural and cultural resource stewardship and science.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Position Description: The Office of Native American Affairs has been impacted over the past several years with first the passing of the American Indian Program Manager, then the retirement of the TRAC Program Manager. For the past two years, the Office was maintained by two people detailed into the position. It has recently been brought back to be housed in the Office of the Director.

The proposed internship position (Tribal Liaison Specialist - Communications) is in support of the ONAA. We are proposing two specific tasks for the intern:

Task 1: Update and re-design the Office of Native American Affairs webpage.
Task 2: Develop a draft Communications and Outreach Strategy in concert with the Native American Affairs Liaison and Washington Office of Communications staff.

The long-term goal of the completion of these two projects is to bring greater relevance to the Office of Native American Affairs by providing current information to the National Park Service, Tribes, Tribal representatives, Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian organizations, and the general public on topics and issues related to Indian Country.

In addition to the work products outlined above, the intern will observe government-to-government consultations with federally recognized tribal government officials and may communicate directly with indigenous communities, federal agencies, and other partners about project needs and priorities. This work will be in direct support of the federal government’s tribal trust responsibilities, a critical function of the federal government with wide-ranging implications.

QUALIFICATIONS

This internship is designed to provide employment opportunities for youth and young adults with the goal of developing gainful careers, in the public or provide sectors, in conservation careers by exposing them to conservation professionals in Federal or Tribal land management agencies. Program areas through the Indian Youth Service Corp may include climate change, race equity, cultural resources, education, recreation, tourism, facilities management, and natural and cultural resource stewardship and science

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through their resume and application and be in pursuit of obtaining or within two years of having obtained a bachelor/master/Ph.D. degree in history, government, Native American studies, or another relevant field.

The intern selected for the position basic requirements includes:

  • Must be Native American, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian.
  • Must be 18 to 30 years of age, or a Veteran 35 years of age or younger.
  • Must have substantial experience productively working with tribal nations and indigenous communities.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a degree of familiarity with fundamental concepts including tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, and federal trust responsibilities to tribal nations.
  • Must be able to demonstrate outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have experience communicating clearly, concisely, and effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able and willing to travel occasionally to visit tribal communities and other federal offices as necessary.
  • Must have a good grasp on working with computer programs to update and redesign the Office of Native American Affairs webpage.

Start: May 2021

Duration: 6 months

Click here for more information on this internship.

 

Tribal Liaison Specialist (Graduate/Law Student)

Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC)

INDIAN YOUTH SERVICE CORPS PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC) was established by the Dingell Conservation, Management and Recreation Act (PL 116-9, March 2019) under the John S. McCain 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act (21 SCS) which amends and expands the Public Lands Corps Act. The purpose of the IYSC Program is to provide a direct benefit to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth through meaningful education, employment, and training opportunities. Participants enrolled in the program must be between the ages of 16 and 30 inclusive and veterans up to age 35 or younger. Projects may include assisting federal and tribal governments in performing research and public education tasks associated with natural and cultural resources.

The primary goal of IYSC is to provide employment opportunities for youth and young adults with the goal of developing gainful careers, in the public or provide sectors, in conservation careers by exposing them to conservation professionals in Federal or Tribal land management agencies. Program areas that may be included through the IYSC include climate change, race equity, cultural resources, education, recreation, tourism, facilities management, and natural and cultural resource stewardship and science.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Position Description: This Tribal Liaison Internship position will report to the Office of Native American Affairs in support of the Office of Native American Affairs for the National Park Service in Washington, DC. The long-term goal of the completion of these four projects is to bring greater relevance to the Office of Native American Affairs by providing current guidance and internal documents and information for National Park Service staff to have available as tools to provide active and robust consultations with Tribes, Tribal representatives, Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian organizations on possible undertakings, and other topics and issues related and of interest to Indian Country.

The intern will observe government-to-government consultations with federally recognized tribal government officials and may communicate directly with indigenous communities, federal agencies, and other partners about project needs and priorities. This work will be in direct support of the federal government’s tribal trust responsibilities, a critical function of the federal government with wide-ranging implications. May participate in occasional site visits to select national parks.

Task 1: Update and design the Office of Native American Affairs webpage.

Task 2: Develop draft guidance on Self-Governance Agreements into final form as a “Guide to Best Practices for PL 93-638 Self-Governance Compact/Contract Agreements and Negotiations for NPS Superintendents and Program Managers.

Task 3: Draft guidance has been developed for a National Park Service guidance on Sacred Sites: Intern to research other federal agencies to determine what other guidance exists and to gather additional information for the Office of Native American Affairs Liaison and Regional Tribal Liaisons to develop a comprehensive Sacred Sites guidance, through active and thorough consultations with tribes.

Task 4: Assist the Native American Affairs Liaison to take initial steps towards the development of a National Park Service consultation policy; gather other federal agency policies and assist in setting up consultation meetings with tribes throughout the United States and its Territories for the Liaison, Regional and Park Liaison to develop a comprehensive policy.

In addition to the work products outlined above, the intern will observe government-to-government consultations with federally recognized tribal government officials and may communicate directly with indigenous communities, federal agencies, and other partners about project needs and priorities. This work will be in direct support of the National Park Service’s trust responsibilities, a critical function of the federal government with wide-ranging implications.

QUALIFICATIONS

This internship is designed to provide employment opportunities for youth and young adults with the goal of developing gainful careers, in the public or provide sectors, in conservation careers by exposing them to conservation professionals in Federal or Tribal land management agencies. Program areas through the Indian Youth Service Corp may include climate change, race equity, cultural resources, education, recreation, tourism, facilities management, and natural and cultural resource stewardship and science.

This opportunity is available to undergraduate students or recent graduates and is designed to develop the participant’s deeper understanding of the relationship between the lands and its’ original inhabitants while developing job skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving capabilities.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through their resume and application and be in pursuit of obtaining a Graduate Doctorate degree in history, government, Native American studies, or other relevant fields, such as a Juris Doctorate. Other requirements include:

The intern selected for the position basic requirements

  • Must be Native American, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian.
  • Must be 18 to 30 years of age, or a Veteran 35 years of age or younger.
  • Must have substantial experience productively working with tribal nations and indigenous communities.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a degree of familiarity with fundamental concepts including tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, and federal trust responsibilities to tribal nations.
  • Must be able to demonstrate outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have experience communicating clearly, concisely, and effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able and willing to travel occasionally to visit tribal communities and other federal offices as necessary.
  • Must have a good grasp on working with computer programs to update and redesign the Office of Native American Affairs webpage.

Start Date: May 16, 2021

End Date: May 14, 2022

Click here for more information on this internship.

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant

CIRCLES Alliance Project

Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior Level Program: Cultivating Indigenous Research Communities for Leadership in Education and STEM (CIRCLES) Alliance grant, under NM EPSCoR and UNM

Schedule: 10 hours/week. This is a PAID position. The position begins in Summer 2021 and ends in Fall 2021. Students selected MUST be available to work as part of the initiative for the entire duration of the project. 

Position Description: CIRCLES Alliance Undergraduate Research Assistant – We are seeking two (2) undergraduates with experience in leadership and interest in gaining research experience. These positions will assist the CIRCLES Alliance project, a research study aimed at creating better connections and providing educational programming focused on increasing the number of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students who enter and persist in STEM-related fields. The research assistants will be tasked with assisting in finding and reviewing Native STEM programs and curricula in NM, assisting with a video project, and assisting in collecting and analyzing data through interviews and focus groups. The RAs will work closely with the CIRCLES Alliance postdoctoral fellow and will report to CIRCLES Alliance principal investigators (Dr. Selena Connealy and Dr. Lani Tsinnajinnie). 

Required Qualifications: • enrolled UNM student with Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior class standing (Cannot be graduating before Fall 2021) • Strong communication skills • Ability to work independently and remotely • Interest in Native American education and/or STEM education Preferred Qualifications: • Prior research experience • Ability to engage in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis • Ability to work collaboratively and seamlessly 

 Application and Contact Information: If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter/letter of application, professional CV, and names and contact information (name, title, email address, and phone number) for two (2) professional references to Lani Tsinnajinnie at lanimts@unm.edu. (If students need help creating a cover letter and/or professional CV, please have them contact Tim Schroeder at timschroeder@unm.edu)

For earliest consideration, submit materials by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 26, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Questions about the position can be directed to Lani Tsinnajinnie at the above email address. 

Learn more about the CIRCLES Alliance: https://circlesalliance.org/

 

 

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