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NJ PACE, an organization dedicated to facilitating the transition to clean energy in New Jersey,is looking for volunteer interns (with the possibility for a future paid position) for Summer 2015 to conduct research and analysis on the latest trends in conservation and renewables, work with energy contractors and property owners, and write grants. Interns can focus on public relations and marketing, research and analysis, or finance, grant writing, or event planning. Click here for more information. Send applications as soon as possible.


Geological Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to improve the next generation of dynamic global vegetation models.1 year appointment with opportunity to renew for 3 years. Apply by April 24 here.


NJDEP Office of Environmental Management Summer Seasonal Opportunities May-August 2015.  Programs include Bureau of Radiation (click document here (20 KB)); Bureau of Release Prevention (click document here (19 KB)); and Division of Air Quality (click document here (20 KB)).  Applications  due April 17, 2015.


Postgraduate research project training opportunity with the EPA Office of Sustainable Communities. The position will support equity issues and the Making A Visible Difference in Communities effort in the Office of Policy (OP). Appointment is one year and participant will receive a stipend. Master’s degree and U.S. citizenship required. Apply here. Application due as soon as possible.


The Risky Business Project is seeking candidates for summer 2015 internships. Interns should be proficient in analyzing data and presenting data in innovative, publicly accessible formats for general audiences. For more information and to submit application to Raji Jagadeesan (via email to rjagadeesan(at)riskybusiness.org). Application due April 30.


Department of Geography at Texas A&M seeks 3 Visiting Assistant Professors. Candidates must have a PhD. One position is in physical geography, two positions are in human geography/human-environment geography. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of three referees to Dr. David Cairns: cairns(at)tamu.edu by April 15.


Two Ph.D. Positions at Washington State University-Pullman to start in August to conduct research in micrometeorology and land-climate interactions in the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR), Washington State University (WSU). Applicants should have strong background in atmospheric sciences, physics, hydrology, ecology, or related fields. Contact Dr. Heping Liu heping.liu (at) wsu.edu
for additional information. Applications due ASAP. Admission requirements can be found at the WSU Graduate School website. 


Northeast Sustainable Agriculture , Research, and Education graduate student grants up to $15,000 for graduate students doing research on issues of importance to Northeast Farmers. Applications are due May 12. Program runs through August. More information and to apply, click here.


Apply Now for EPA’s Green Power Leadership Awards. The EPA's GreenPower Power Leadership Awards application period is now open through April 17. The awards serve to recognize the leading actions of organizations, programs, suppliers, and individuals that significantly advance the development of green power sources. Learn more and apply.


Student internships with the Rutgers Climate Institute for Summer 2015 through Academic Year 2015-2016. Rutgers Climate Institute is looking for highly motivated student interns that can work this summer and into the next academic year. Student interns assist with developing website, social media and promotional content; website and social media maintenance; research projects and assist with events. Applicants should demonstrate excellent writing skills and attention to detail. 10-20 hours per week over the summer; 10 hours weekly over the school year. Applicants should submit a resume, two references, and a writing sample via email by 5 pm March 30th to Marjorie Kaplan, Associate Director, Rutgers Climate Institute at Kaplan (at) envsci.rutger.edu


Supervisory Physical Scientist,NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Applications due April 6, 2015. Apply here.


Post-Doctoral Assistant in Sustainability at University of Dayton,  Ohio. Twelve month period begins August 1, 2014. Applicant should have a PhD. Apply by April 1, 2015 here.


NOAA is accepting individual applications for 10 funding opportunities for various climate related initiatives through their climate program. More information about each competition and guidelines here. Application and letter of intention due dates range from August 2015- November 2015. 


Regional Approaches to Climate Change- Pacific Northwest Agriculture Undergraduate Summer internships. Fourteen internships available, deadline is April 1, 2015. Complete information here.


SAFE Energy Security Prize. The Prize is designed to support the critical efforts of companies whose ingenuity, leadership, and perseverance are poised to advance American energy security by helping to end U.S. oil dependence. All submissions are due by April 10, 2015. More information and links to applications here.


2015-2016 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government for public health professionals to work in D.C. and learn about science and government. Applications due March 9, 2015. More info and eligibility here.


Research Scientist position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for someone with a PhD and expertise in radiative processes in the Earth’s climate and the implications of these processes for global environmental change. Apply here. Deadline until filled.


Postdoctoral researcher position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for an individual with expertise in Earth’s clouds and convection and the implications of these processes for global climate change. Apply here ASAP for this position and other postdoctoral and research scientist positions at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


Rutgers University’s new Institute of Earth, Ocean  and Atmospheric Sciences seeks an accomplished scientist to  serve as the first Henry Rutgers Professor of Earth, Ocean and  Atmospheric Sciences. The appointment will be at the level of Full or Distinguished Professor. Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, and the names of 4 references to eoasearch (at) Rutgers.edu.Review of candidates starts June 1, 2015 until the position is filled. Direct questions to the Chair of the search committee at eoasearch (at) Rutgers.edu.  More information about the new Institute here.


The University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute invites applications for Climate Fellowships that allow students to research projects that will propel the US toward a low-carbon, climate-resilient future. Fellows receive mentorship, unique networking opportunities as well as a $6,000 in exchange for their work on various deliverables. 40 hours per week, June 1-August 14, 2015. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree when applying. Apply by March 13th here.  


The 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition for faculty and professionals is open.It offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards. Available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.  Deadline for most awards August 3, 2015.  For more information, click here.


Rutgers Energy Institute summer internships. Open to undergraduate Rutgers students who are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors. Program lasts May 26-August 12th. Students will conduct research over the summer and present findings at the REI Symposium. Applications due March 13, 2015. More info here.


C2C Fellows Leadership Training is a national program for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to leadership positions in sustainable politics, policy, and business. The cost of the weekend trainings, including food is $30. Students must arrange their own housing in the NYC area. Sponsored by Bard Center for Environmental Policy. March 27-29, 2015. Apply here.Application due March 10, 2015.


Jerome Goldstein Rutgers EcoComplex “Clean Energy Innovation Center” Summer 2015 internship for sustainability, clean energy systems, waste management technologies, and more. Apply by March 20,2015. Click document here (95 KB)for more info.


Two year Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dartmouth College. Department of Geography seeks a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in coupled human and natural systems. Submit application by March 1, 2015 here.


Director, Laboratory of TreeRing Research University of Arizona, Tucson. To apply click here and refer to job number 57183. Application review starts March 1, 2015.


2015 Mark B Bain Graduate Fellowships for research on the Hudson River System via the Hudson River Foundation. Applications due March 16, 2015. More information and applicationhere.


L’Oreal Women In Science fellowship program awards five post-doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants up to $60,000. Applications are due on Friday, March 20, 2015. More info and applicationhere.


2015 PACE Fellow Climate Science and Decision Making  institutions joint partnership to host a postdoctoral fellow are being solicited by UCAR;  statement of intent applications due February 28, 2015. Postdoctoral applications due May 1, 2015. The fellowship is for early-career climate scientists. More info here.


Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Physical Oceanography University of Southern Mississippi. To apply, send a letter of interest detailing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to stephan.howden (at) usm.edu. Review of applicants begins immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.


Ocean Ecology Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) seeks a postdoctoral candidate to support the activities in atmospheric correction for hyperspectral ocean color remote sensing.  PhD required. Application due ASAP. Click for application.


Graduate Positions in Atmospheric Science at Indiana University Bloomington. Masters or PhD students would work on tropical cyclone modeling, global climate modeling, and atmospheric remote sensing. Apply to the university by March 16 and more information about the research and the contacts for the grad positions here.


Assistant Professor position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab in climate change and environment. Deadine March 15, 2015. More info here.


Helen Fellowship for teaching and research at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Deadline March 1, 2015. More information and application here.


REI Graduate Student and Post-doctoral positions as early as Spring 2015 forthird year graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows working on critical aspects of energy research.  Click herefor more information. Deadline rolling.


NCAR Advanced Study Program (ASP) Summer Colloquium, July 6-17, 2015. For graduate students from both Atmospheric Science and Solar & Space Physics programs to study the interrelated subjects of terrestrial and space climate. Funding for travel and living expenses available. Click here to apply.


Scholarships available for Building One New Jersey and Together North Jersey’s Leadership Institute, which takes place weekends in January and February. For more information about scholarships email Miriam.salerno (at) ejb.rutgers.edu. You can find the application here.


Jessup and McHenry Fellowship to conduct studies at the postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral levels at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Univeristy. Deadline March 2, 2015.


RESTORE Act Science Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants for $200,000-400,000 Proposals due March 17, 2015. Click herefor more information. 


Valuation Economist, I.M. Systems Group Inc., a contractor to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Silver Spring, MD. More information and to apply click here. Open until filled.


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) environmental health internship for undergraduates. Application deadline February 11, 2015. More information here.


Climate Access Internship available for graduate students; more details here.


The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients. Graduate entry-level stipends begin at $30,000. The program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. More information and instructions on how to apply are available on the NRC Research Programs website.


Rutgers faculty, staff and students have free subscriptions to COS-PIVOT, a powerful search engine for finding funding opportunities and scholar profiles from within Rutgers and outside of the university.


Rutgers Energy Institute Postdoctoral Associate Fellowship. The REI will support post-doctoral students for broad range of energy research: basic and applied science, engineering, economics, and policy. Each fellowship is one year and includes $25,000 direct cost support. For more information about applying, click hereApplications accepted on a rolling basis. Fellowships available as early as Fall 2014.


Climate Funding Opportunities compiled by NOAA and MN Sea Grant. Deadlines vary by grants. To access the list click here and click on the black "download PDF."

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