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On-Campus Internships

Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin

The Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin is offering summer semester internships to begin at the start of the semester or earlier.

A $500-$750 scholarship for 140 hours of activities during the semester is available, and the position has met university requirements for a three-credit internship. As an alternative to the scholarship, UW-Green Bay students could contact Allen Voelker, student employment coordinator, for work study eligibility at 920-465-2556. NWTC students should contact NTWC Financial Aid at or 920-498-5444.

Depending on your interests and abilities, you will assist the executive director with projects such as encouraging sustainable environmental policy, conducting environmental and legal research, planning events, maintaining web and social media presence, community organizing, writing for the newsletter, communicating issues through filmmaking and other media. You will have the opportunity to attend conferences, workshops, trainings, court proceedings and meetings with other environmental groups and environmental attorneys as scheduled during the semester. Some of these opportunities will be virtual events.

Most activities will be completed at the Mary Ann Cofrin Hall office at A307, UW-Green Bay or through online meetings and working remotely as needed.

Apply: Submit a resume with a letter of interest addressed to Dean Hoegger, Executive Director, The Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin, P.O. Box 9144, Green Bay, WI 54308, or by email at .  For pre-application questions, or to arrange an in person or virtual office visit, contact Dean at 920-495-5127.

Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Internships 

The UW-Green Bay Cofrin Center for Biodiversity is hiring up to 14 students this spring and summer to work on a variety of fun and exciting projects, including natural areas management, bird/frog surveys, and curatorial work in the Fewless Herbarium and Richter Museum. Depending on the position you apply for, you can earn between $13 and $16 per hour. Many students who come through our program have been hired by the City of Green Bay, WI DNR, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, non-profits or have gone onto PhD programs. 

Contact: Erin Giese, Senior Research Specialist, Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, MAC 212B, UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311, phone: 920-465-2545, e-mail:, web:

Department of Agriculture (Virtual Internship)

Assist the United States Department of Agriculture, USFS - Cherokee NF classify roads, trails and other features using GIS and lidar.  This is an unpaid, virtual internship.

You will contribute to mapping and documenting roads, trails and other features using arcGIS and lidar. In turn, you will strengthen your skills in understanding the U.S. government, project management, software management, data mapping and spatial data management techniques. Motivated? Curious? Want to do more? Let's talk about what other options are available with this internship!

Contact: Ronald A Ferry; usajobs-internships

Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI)

Attention students in the water Science, environmental science, environmental engineering technolog, and geoscience majors/minors:  The Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI), located here on campus in the Environmental Science building, has just received a grant to recruit and assist organizations in the region to create paid student internships in water-related areas. The internships will pay $15 per hour for the duration of a standard 140 hour, semester-long internship. 

Contact John Arendt, Director, Environmental Management & Business Institute & Sustainability Office at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, ES105B, Green Bay, WI 54311, phone: 920-465-2953, email:, web:

UW-Green Bay Greenhouse Internships

We are looking for student interns to help with the annual Natural and Applied Sciences Heirloom Plant Sale. This event funds student travel and research for graduate students in the environmental science and policy program and undergraduates with a declared major in natural and applied cciences. It also supports invited speakers in the natural and applied sciences seminar series.

You need no special skills or experience to apply. We are more than happy to teach you how to grow the plants!  You MUST have an interest in horticulture/botany/food systems and excellent attention to detail. Growing plants at the scale needed for our event requires tolerating repetitive tasks. We will also especially look for students who live on campus or close by, as the interns will need to water and check on plants most days, including some weekends and spring break.

The position will be paid at $12-14 per hour depending on experience, up to 10 hours per week.

Please send a note to if you are interested along with a resume and/or description of your interest and skills.

Stream Research Summer Assistantships/Internships (Biological Sciences at the UW-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus)

Interns will work in a team of 4 to 5 undergraduate students with two faculty mentors (Rick Hein and Rebecca Abler) to collect and analyze water samples from several locations along creeks in southern Manitowoc County. Laboratory and field analysis will focus on assessing water quality using physical, chemical and biological indicators to determine how land use in the region and weather events affect the health of streams in our region. Results will be presented to the public in a variety of forums, and will be used to make decisions on management practices to improve water quality.  

Any undergraduate student with an interest in biology, chemistry, environmental science, the outdoors and/or community-based research is encouraged to apply. Applicants are evaluated based on interest and overall fit for the program. Undergraduate research is recognized as a “high impact practice” across the nation. Students who participate in undergraduate research are more likely to complete a degree in a science field, are more competitive for scholarships, internships and jobs, and report a better overall experience. 

You will have the chance to meet new people who can serve as mentors, resources and friends, as well as present your work in professional settings. Your faculty mentors recognize most of you are in the beginning stages of scientific research, and have an interest and expertise in guiding you to success.

Lakeshore Water Institute assistantships are paid as stipends ranging from $2500-$3500/summer, depending on experience of the intern. The work is part-time, requiring approximately 25 hours per week. Schedules are determined collaboratively once the team is hired. Some work will continue into the academic year on a very part time basis, and again, schedules are determined collaboratively. 

If you are interested but uncertain if it will work with your schedule, apply—and we’ll answer any questions you have in the interview process.

To apply, complete the application found at googledocs/formsNote: You may need to copy this link and paste it into your browser for security reasons. Interviews will be scheduled remotely.

Contact: Rick Hein, Biology Professor, UW-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus, email:; Rebecca Abler, Biology Professor, UW-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus, email:

Sustainability Data Intern (GHG Inventory)

The Sustainability Data Intern will primarily be responsible for gathering and processing data to complete the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory with guidance and support from the Sustainability Coordinator. 

Primary Tasks:

  • Complete a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory: Gather necessary data from appropriate departments/offices across campus, clean/process data into appropriate format for adding to SIMAP (GHG inventory tool), track/record methods and contacts, analyze and report results
  • Create a GHG inventory “instruction manual” with support from the Sustainability Coordinator.
  • Draft recommendations for a Climate Action Plan with the Sustainability Coordinator (if time allows)


  • Excellent understanding of excel formulas and chart tools
  • Strong ability to work with large amounts of data (clean, process, manage, analyze)

 Desired Skills:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Technical writing

Wages: $12/hr, Hours/week: 6 - 10 hours, Total hours: 90 – 150/semester

Contact:  Daniela Beall, University Sustainability Coordinator, CL 805A, UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311, phone: 920-465-2067, email:, web:

Sustainability Engagement Intern

The Sustainability Engagement Intern will assist the Sustainability Coordinator with developing and coordinating an Eco-Ambassador Program designed to shift behavior and/or help people develop awareness and skills for sustainability.

Primary Tasks:

  • Develop a signup form
  • Informally interview students, faculty and staff to recruit Eco-Ambassadors and to gather information that can help us tailor our efforts to their different needs
  • Promote sustainability skills/behavior using a variety of marketing/behavior change tools
  • Assist in documenting and evaluating the efficacy of the methods used to support the program
  • Assist in developing documents that help us track, measure, and evaluate the outcomes of the program
  • Assist in developing an “Eco-Ambassador Handbook” that outlines the expectations for Eco-Ambassadors and provides resources and information that can help them be successful in their role
  • Assist in developing an “Eco-Ambassador Program Manager Handbook” outlining how to run the program and support Eco-Ambassadors


  • Interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) or other similar tools (i.e. preferred
  • Photography/videography skills desirable, but not required
  • Interest in learning about sustainability issues

Contact:  Daniela Beall, University Sustainability Coordinator, CL 805A, UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311, phone: 920-465-2067, email:, web:

U.S. Forest Service (Virtual Internship)

The Forest Service is seeking a VSFS student to assist in creating an ArcGIS StoryMap to illustrate the comprehensive restoration of the Sandy Basin in Oregon. This is an unpaid, virtual internship.  The StoryMap will be utilized to educate the public on local restoration and act as a tool to gain support for future restoration.

The Forest Service Zigzag District Fisheries Department has been a leader in river and riparian restoration focused on recovery of salmon, steelhead, Pacific lamprey and other aquatic biota in the Sandy River Basin. Since the removal of the Marmot Dam in 2007, the Sandy River is one of few major rivers in the Columbia Basin and in the Pacific Northwest where anadromous fish can complete their life history without ever encountering a dam. Coupled with strong fish population numbers, the basin provides a stronghold for threatened salmonids. Restoration of the river basin is crucial in order to protect and support wild populations of threated salmon and steelhead.

You will assist the Forest Service in developing a public-facing map utilizing ArcGIS StoryMaps to demonstrate the comprehensive restoration of the Sandy Basin. The project will require review of existing GIS data, past restoration reports and coordination with district fish biologists and forest service partner organizations in order to compile data. The map will enable the public to gain a better understanding of the restoration work done in the basin, will assist in tracking restoration actions on a basin-wide scale and will be used to promote further restoration efforts through grants and other means of support.

Contact: Matthew DeAngelo; usajobs-gov