In this semester of financial and curricular uncertainty for the university,
we are going to make a big push to help get students enrolled
in courses for Spring 2024 as early as possible.


Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Contact your ES Advisor!


On-Campus Opportunities



Events, Jobs, Opportunities,
& Special Course Offerings


  • ES End-0f-Semester Awards & Pizza/Potluck
    Tuesday, December 5th ◦ 5:30-8:00pm ◦ Misty McPhee’s House 

    Fortify yourself for finals with pizza, friends, awards and farewells for the graduating students! Pizza will be provided, but please bring a dish to pass if you’re able. We look forward to seeing you all there, it shall be a magical time! 😀
    (Misty’s address can be found in the November 6th ES update email.)
  • Clash Collective Pop-up Thrift Shop
    February 6 & 7 ◦ Time & Location to be announced

    New Student & Family Programs is partnering with Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations, Campus Sustainability Office, and Residence Life to provide a pop-up thrift shop that is open to ALL UWO students from all three campuses (students must provide their own transportation to the Oshkosh campus).
    **NOW COLLECTING DONATIONS- Donation stations can be found in each residence hall and at the Student Involvement Desk in Reeve Union.
  • Student (Office) Assistant
    The Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology seeks to hire Student Assistants. In this role you will greet visitors to our office, answer our phones to respond to questions and assist in scheduling appointments for department tours. You will engage in helping brand DEET events and services. You will have the opportunity to learn professional skills and engage with employers, faculty, and staff. See the Handshake job posting for more information and to apply!
  • Utilize the “on-campus” job filter on Handshake to see all current campus job opportunities! 
  • J-Term 2024: Approaches to Resource Management in Tropical Ecosystems
    Spend January 2024 studying approaches to resource management in tropical ecosystems in Belize—this includes snorkeling (study ecotourism), visiting Mayan Ruins (cultural resources), studying Black Howler Monkeys, agricultural resources, and more! And, earn credit toward your ES major or Minor. Contact Misty McPhee (mcpheem@uwosh.edu) for more information!
  • Spring 2024 Directed Study: Intertribal Wild Rice Revitalization Project
    Learn about Tribal sovereignty and Traditional Ecological Knowledge while working on wild rice restoration project in the Lake Winnebago watershed. Earn 1-3 credits while you  participate in hands-on learning with other project team members about Indigenous conservation values and leadership, water quality, sediment composition, and wild rice ecology. Directed study is set for Spring 2024. If interested, please email: Jessie Conaway (jessie.conaway@wisc.edu) and CC Tara Mohan (temohan@wisc.edu)



Get Involved & Take Action! 



Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)

Are you looking for ways to take action on environmental issues?

Join SEAC! Students in the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) focus on a wide range of sustainable actions on and off campus, including organizing and hosting Free School each spring. SEAC prioritizes environmental issues and community outreach, which makes it a perfect place to meet other students who share common interests!

Want to get involved and/or get more information?
SEAC Club email: SEAC@uwosh.edu
President, Addie Taddy: taddya80@uwosh.edu
Advisor, Dr. Shannon Davis-Foust: davisfos@uwosh.edu

Regular meetings: Mondays, 3pm (Halsey 149)



Sustainable Beekeeping Club

Are you interested in beekeeping?
Do you want to learn more about the ecological value of pollinators?

Join the Sustainable Beekeeping Club and learn how to maintain honeybee hives while gaining understanding of the roles and values of pollinators in the ecosystem. Natural (i.e. organic) beekeeping methods will be used, so students will become familiar with the benefits and challenges of natural beekeeping methods. Meeting dates/times vary; contact Club President, Alyssa Bohn, to inquire about upcoming meetings! 

Interested in joining the club?
Club President, Alyssa Bohn: bohnal52@uwosh.edu
Club Advisor, Dr. Shannon Davis-Foust: davisfos@uwosh.edu
Co-Club Advisor, John Bellotti: bellottij@uwosh.edu



Wildlife Conservation Club (WCC)

Do you care about wildlife?
Do you want to work in wildlife conservation?
Consider joining the Wildlife Conservation Club! The WCC’s mission is to promote and educate members and the campus community on wildlife management and conservation through collaborations with area experts and hands-on activities. We define wildlife as all flora and fauna from mega-vertebrates to micro invertebrates and we want to promote conservation on an ecosystem level.

Want to get involved and/or get more information?
Club president Jackie Behrens: behrej83@uwosh.edu
Faculty advisor Dr. Misty McPhee: mcpheem@uwosh.edu

Regular Meetings: Mondays, 5:15 PM (usually in Sage 3208)



Sustainable Solutions for Tomorrow Club (SSFT)

Do you have ideas to make the Oshkosh campus more sustainable?
Want to get involved with implementing hands-on sustainability projects?
Join the Sustainable Solutions for Tomorrow Club! SSFT club supports the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to become a more sustainable and eco-friendly campus. SSFT aims to increase student awareness and knowledge of sustainability challenges and solutions through the execution and implementation of student initiatives and ideas.

Interested in joining? Want more information?
Club President: Joseph Hertel – herteljo44@uwosh.edu
Faculty Advisor: Marcel Dijkstra – dijkstrm@uwosh.edu


Off-Campus Opportunities



 Off-Campus Internships,
Volunteer Opportunities,
& more!


  • Fall 2023 Wisconsin Clean Cities Internship (Remote)
    Clean Cities strives to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector in more than 75 regions across the country. The Clean Cities internship will give students the opportunity to grow public awareness and expand the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum. Students have participated in research, marketing, media relations, outreach activities, public education, K-12 outreach, fleet events and a vast array of transportation-related environmental projects. Check out the Handshake job posting for more information! 
  • Volunteer Opportunities at State Parks and Public Lands
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking volunteers to help care for state parks and public lands. Volunteers are an integral part of providing excellent customer service to visitors, expanding recreation and education opportunities. Whether you volunteer for a few hours or a couple of weeks, your service makes a world of difference.To make volunteering easier than ever, the DNR launched their Volunteer Impact System, a new online volunteer portal. The online system helps people search and sign up for volunteer opportunities across a variety of Wisconsin state parks, trails, recreation areas and forests. You can see, share, and apply for a variety of volunteer positions across the state on your web browser. Click the link above for more information!
  • Wisconsin Native Plant Certification Program:
    This 50-hour certificate in Wisconsin native plants is by the Wild Ones Fox Valley Area.  It is designed to expand knowledge of botany, ecology, conservation, and uses of native flora in Wisconsin. Participants will get both classroom education and hands-on application to increase knowledge and skills that can be applied at home, in the community, or at work. The course setting will provide a common ground for native plant enthusiasts to meet and connect with others who share their interests. Click the link above for more information!
  • Wisconsin Green Fire Aspiring Conservation Professionals Work Group
    Wisconsin Green Fire has invited students to join WGF’s Aspiring Conservation Professionals Work Group! The group includes students and others who are exploring or working toward careers in conservation. Membership to WGF is free for students and aspiring professionals.
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!


Summer Opportunities


Summer Internships & Jobs

Check out the Federal Internship Portal for internship opportunities with US agencies such as the Geological Survey, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and more!

Check out Handshake for all your full-time, part-time, and internship needs! Adjust the filters to curate a personalized list of opportunities. Handshake is a great way to make professional connects; be sure to update your profile so local employers can contact you about suitable opportunities!

Summer Research

Talk with a faculty member to learn more
about available research opportunities! 


Scholarships & Full-Time Jobs



↠ For full-time job positions in Wisconsin, please see the ES Facebook group.

↠ Check out this fantastic job resource provided by our partners in Career and Professional Development.

↠ The ES Program also has a subscription to Eco Jobs a national website for conservation-oriented job listings. Students and alumni of the UWO ES Program can create a free subscriber account using this link. If you have trouble creating an account, contact Jim Feldman (feldmanj@uwosh.edu).


Click the button below for a list of scholarship opportunities with varying due dates!

Full-Time Positions

Click the button below to learn about full-time positions in Wisconsin!

Environmental Studies

UW Oshkosh | Oshkosh Campus
835 High Ave. Oshkosh, WI
Sage 3464

Jim Feldman, Director

Sage Hall 3451
(920) 424-3235