The following internships are being announced for Summer 2015 with the Sustainable Development Institute. Please use the link for the specific internship you are interested in applying for.
CMN SDI will focus first on recruiting students from College of Menominee Nation. However, depending on response the internships may be opened to tribal students attending other academic institutions of higher learning, and then any student interested in applying.
Please be sure to print out the Internship Application and hand it in along with a prioritized list of the internships that you are interested in.
AIHEC Researcher (2 Positions)
This internship will provide a research experience under the direction of the Sustainability Coordinator and the Associate Dean of Continuing Education. Using local and regional climate change projections, the intern will work with community members, additional stakeholders, and AIHEC to provide support to gardeners, farmers, and other agricultural practitioners.
A student internship is being offered through the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) of the College of Menominee Nation (CMN), funded through USDA – NIFA “Measuring the Pulse” and “Walking the Path” grant projects. This internship incorporates components of forest ecology along with Ecological Data Collection.
SDI is currently working on a collaborative project with the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) titled “Learning from the Land: a Cross-Cultural Partnership in Forest Stewardship Education for Climate Change Adaptation in the Northern Forest Region”. The project is designed to develop and implement a thematically coherent set of forest and climate science education activities, based on innovative partnerships, enhanced curriculum and experiential learning opportunities, to increase recruitment, retention and success of Native American students in the natural resource sciences, with an emphasis on forest stewardship.
A student internship opportunity is being offered through the CMN SDI Placed-Based Opportunities for Sustainable Outcomes and High Hopes (POSOH) project to work on coordinating, organizing, and implementing sustainability education opportunities in the region. The POSOH project is intended to create opportunities for learners to develop understandings, knowledge, and skills in place-based concepts founded in science and culture, using sustainable education strategies.
The intern will assist with ongoing research activities on climate change and Tribes in the Northeast region of the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC). The Northeast region covers 81 Tribes and 22 states from Maine to Minnesota.
The intern will assist with ongoing research activities on climate change and Tribes in collaboration with the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) led NSF Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) project titled What are Sustainable Climate-Risk Management Strategies?