On-Campus Opportunities





12-18 Credit Certificate Options:

▸Sustainability & Renewable Energy
▸Sustainability & Communication
▸Sustainability & Leadership in Organizations
▸Sustainability & Social Change
▸Sustainability & Education

Learn more here or talk with an ES Advisor

  • Green Fund Proposal Workshop
    March 29, 2023 ‧ 5-6pm ‧ Reeve 220

    Green Fund is a student-run committee that funds and supports the implementation of student-proposed, sustainability-minded projects and initiatives on the Oshkosh campus. Curious about what the proposal process entails? Stop by the informal & unstructured proposal workshop to ask questions, learn about the proposal process, brainstorm ideas, get help with your application, etc. If you’d like to take advantage of over $60,000 in sustainable funding, download and complete the Green Fund proposal application, found on the Green Fund website.
    Proposals due: April 21, 11:59pm • Mandatory Proposal Hearing: April 24, 5-7pm, Location TBD
    Questions? Contact greenfund@uwosh.edu
  • Free School – Presented by SEAC
  • Environmental Research and Innovation Center NOW HIRING!
    ERIC Office Assistant: ERIC is hiring 1-2 students to perform administrative functions to assist in daily operations. The office assistant will be responsible for: Writing result reports for drinking water clients; Fulfilling client requests, including shipping and handling of supplies; Working with walk-in customers; Creating and maintaining efficient office practices; Cash handling practices. Flexible scheduling during the summer and school year, plus potential for full-time work during the summer months.
    Click the “ERIC Office Assistant” hyperlink to apply ⁘ Application Deadline: March 31, 2023 12:00 AM

Paid Campus Organizer Positions – Hiring ASAP
Project 72 WI is looking to hire student campus organizers to help mobilize students to vote in the upcoming Wisconsin Supreme Court Race. The April 4th general election between Janet Protasiewicz and Daniel Kelly, is crucially important for the future of Wisconsin. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about organizing and political campaigns. Get paid $250/week for 10-15 hours of work.  Apply here

  • EGRT 374/547: Environmental Field Sampling & Analysis
    The course will consist of a week-long field experience in Door County and a week of laboratory analysis, inland lake monitoring, and data collection at the Lowenwood campus. The field experience will involve brief daily lectures, daily sampling trips throughout the field sites, and sample analysis.
      • For more information about the course, syllabus, field locations, costs or how to enroll as a non-UW Oshkosh student, contact:
        Greg Kleinheinz ‧ kleinhei@uwosh.edu ‧ 920-424-1100 ⁘ Dr. Marcel Dijkstra ‧ dijkstrm@uwosh.edu ‧ 920-424-7106.


I’m under construction – Check back later! 🙂

I’m under construction – Check back later! 🙂




Get Involved & Take Action! 


Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)

Are you looking for ways to take action on environmental issues?
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, Emma Laatsch: laatse89@uwosh.edu
Advisor, Dr. Shannon Davis-Foust: davisfos@uwosh.edu


Sustainable Beekeeping Club

Are you interested in beekeeping?
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.

Interested in joining the club?
Club advisor, Dr. Shannon Davis-Foust: davisfos@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


Sustainable Solutions for Tomorrow Club (SSFT)

I’m under construction – check back for more details later!







Student Green Fund/Green Fund Committee

Do you want to help make campus more sustainable?
Are you looking for an excellent resume building experience?

Participate in Green Fund! Green Fund is a student-run committee responsible for allocating funds towards student-proposed, sustainability-minded projects and initiatives on campus. Green Fund works with a budget of about $60,000 per year, which comes from student segregated fees. This means that YOU help fund everything that the Green Fund does! Have a say in how this money is spent or take advantage of funding yourself:

Submit a project proposal 
⁘ Join the Committee

Contact greenfund@uwosh.edu for more information



Off-Campus Opportunities





  • Bird Banding Opportunities at Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg WI
    ⁘ Bird Banding Orientation and Refresher: May 6 & May 7, 7am-11am
    ⁘ 36th Annual Birdathon/Bandathon: Saturday, May 13th, 6am-12pm (14th back-up)
    ⁘ Riveredge Banding Training/demo day: Friday, May 26, 7am-12pm
    Click the link above or contact Jana Gedymin (jgedymin@riveredge.us) 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!
  • 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 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!
  • DANTA Field Courses
    Danta courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.
    ⁘ Conservation and Sustainable Development in Costa Rica (APPLICATION DUE 5/15/23)
    ⁘ Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation (APPLICATION DUE 6/1/23)
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Swan Valley Connections Field Opportunities
    ⁘ Wildlife in the West (9 credits) May 27 – July 6
    ⁘ Landscape & Livelihood (9 credits) July 17 – August 26
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Montana Master Naturalist Program:
    Weekend Warrior Master Naturalist (Multiple offerings)
    ⁘ Backcountry Master Naturalist (July 9-14)
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Wild Rockies Field Institute Courses
    WRFI courses take place in Montana, the Canadian Rockies and Southern Utah and combine rigorous academic inquiry with cultural immersion and extended backcountry expeditions (backpacking, canoeing, kayaking and cycling). WRFI offers courses in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources & Science Management, Geography, Native American Studies, and Philosophy. Scholarships are available and, in some cases, federal financial aid may be accessed to help pay for the courses. Many UWO students have taken WRFI courses and report great things!
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Sea Education Association
    Check out these cool ocean-focused study abroad programs
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Montana Master Naturalist Program:
    Weekend Warrior Master Naturalist (Multiple offerings)
    ⁘ 6-day Course (September 22-27)
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Wild Rockies Field Institute Courses
    WRFI courses take place in Montana, the Canadian Rockies and Southern Utah and combine rigorous academic inquiry with cultural immersion and extended backcountry expeditions (backpacking, canoeing, kayaking and cycling). WRFI offers courses in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources & Science Management, Geography, Native American Studies, and Philosophy. Scholarships are available and, in some cases, federal financial aid may be accessed to help pay for the courses. Many UWO students have taken WRFI courses and report great things!
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Sea Education Association
    Check out these cool ocean-focused study abroad programs
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Sea Education Association
    Check out these cool ocean-focused study abroad programs
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!





Summer Opportunities


  • Summer Internships on Handshake
    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!
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Environmental Education Intern (APPLY BY 3/31/23)
    Trees for Tomorrow (TFT) is pleased to offer 2 Environmental Education Internships for the summer of 2023. Interns will learn how to develop, prepare for, and coordinate public programing. Interns will also receive professional development opportunities in environmental science-related fields. This internship provides candidates the opportunity to learn from professional naturalists while getting the chance to live and work in a place that is typically a vacation destination for most. Programs are taught both in classroom and in the scenic outdoors of the Northwoods.
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Door Peninsula Stewardship Assistant (APPLY BY 4/10/23)
    The Nature Conservancy (TNC) seeks to hire a full-time, temporary Stewardship Assistant for a position in Door Peninsula. Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. TNS is looking for someone who is passionate, motivated, and ready to make a difference through the hands-on management of the important lands owned by TNC on the Door Peninsula.
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Experiential Internships (NO DEADLINE SPECIFIED)
    • Visitor Center: Greet and orientate visitors to more that 43,000 acres! Become part of our team of staff, volunteers, and Friends members.
    • Program Support: Assist with recreation, trail, and photography sites. Provide environmental education and interpretive programs
    • Requirements & Perks: For ages 18+, Volunteer 24 hours a week (Thurs-Sat), Free onsite lodging,  Qualify for $2,000+ scholarships 
    • Please send a cover letter, resume, and two references to Katie_Goodwin@fws.gov 
  • Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) Site Supervisor Intern (NO DEADLINE SPECIFIED)
    The Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) is hiring a paid CBCW Site Supervisor Intern for summer 2023! This position will be located in Vilas County for the summer and has the ability to be a remote position for the spring semester. Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to klemmer@uwosh.edu, or call, e-mail, or stop by the UW Oshkosh Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. weekdays for more information. The ERIC is at 783 Pearl Avenue, just behind Kolf by the river. Apply early, as the position will be filled on a rolling basis!
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Art Science Internship (NO DEADLINE SPECIFIED)
    Three undergraduate student artists are being recruited to join the 2023 Drawing Water: Next Generation Art and Science Program. This is a collaborative program between the UW Trout Lake Station, Lac du Flambeau Tribal Natural Resources, and the WDNR Northern Highlands Fishery Research Program. Apply ASAP – application reviews have begun, but the application will remain open until all 3 positions are filled.
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • Student Conservation Association Internships (NO DEADLINE SPECIFIED)
    Help lead the way to a sustainable future by leading young SCA participants in conservation service projects taking place across the United States. Check out these positions in Wisconsin:
    • Land O Lakes, WI
      • NEON Climate Field Intern – Starts May 1, 2023
    • New Franken, WI
      • Sport Fishery Biological Technicians • Starts May 1
      • Fisheries Research Intern • Starts May 8
      • Lake Michigan Native Fish Intern • Starts May 15
      • Aquatic Barrier Inventory Intern • Starts May 15
      • Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detection and Monitoring Program Intern • Starts May 15
      • Streamside Rearing Intern • Starts May 15
    • Click the hyperlinks above for more information!
  • Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District Student Internships (DEADLINES VARY)
    • NEWater, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, is offering summer and year-round internships in treatment, engineering, sustainability and water resources. NEW Water is a water resource utility serving Northeast Wisconsin through pollution prevention, operational innovation, and community outreach. Their vision is to protect our most valuable resource, water.
      Click the hyperlink above to see what internships NEW Water currently has open!
  • NEWater Green Bay Internships (NO DEADLINE SPECIFIED)
    • Laboratory Intern
      Year-round position with a flexible schedule to accommodate academic coursework.
      Academic year: 10-15 hours/week – School breaks/Summer: full-time
    • Environmental, Health, and Safety Intern
      Full-time summer position with the option of working part-time hours during the academic year.
    • Click the hyperlinks above for more information!
  • Live-in Internship: Eco-Justice Center, Racine, WI (NO DEADLINE SPECIFIED)
    Are you interested in teaching others about the environment? Do you dream of owning a farm someday? Do you want to learn more about renewable energy and sustainable growing practices? As an intern you’ll get to work in a hands-on learning environment at our educational farm. This is not a classroom study but actual farm labor that will educate you on what it takes to grow food, care for animals, and teach people.
    Click the hyperlinks above for more information!
  • MSA Internships (DEADLINES VARY)
    • Click the hyperlink above to see all current MSA internship offerings in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois!
  • Federal Internship Portal (DEADLINES VARY)
    Federal internship opportunities are available with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Interior (Geological Survey/Bureau of Land Management/National Park Service), and the Department of Agriculture (Food Safety and Inspection Service/Agricultural Marketing Service). There’s lots of great legal internships –many in DC– available as well!
    Click the hyperlink above for more information!
  • PAID Summer 2023 Interdisciplinary Research Opportunity (June 5 – Late August 2023)
    Human-Environment Interactions and Harmful Algal Blooms in Oshkosh, WI!
    Be a part of a multi-year, NSF-funded interdisciplinary research project that aims to address a key sustainability issue affecting water quality, human health, and well-being in our region: blue-green algae blooms! You will learn and practice interdisciplinary research methods including participant observation, surveys, interviews with members of the public, biological monitoring, and water quality sampling. Students with an interest or background in Sustainability, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Biology, or related fields are encouraged to apply. This is a unique opportunity that will build your skills and resume- don’t miss out!
    Application: Handshake (Job #7217055) OR to this Google Form: https://forms.gle/GJHJmaNyRQbVg4F89
    Positions are currently being filled – Apply today!
    Questions? Contact Jim Feldman, Heidi Nicholls, Bob Stelzer, or Stephanie Spehar
  • Paid Summer Research Opportunities through UW Oshkosh
    The UWO Office of Student Research and Creative Activity has announced two sustainability-related summer research grants. Talk to an ES faculty member if you are interested in pursuing one of these opportunities!
  • Westbrook Environmental Studies/Sustainability Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant>/span>
    Designed to support research projects and creative activity carried out by undergraduate students. Westbrook grants are intended to support student research and creative work focused on sustainability, broadly construed. Application available here
  • AGM Collaborative Research Grant
    This research grant is intended to fund undergraduate student research and creative activity at the AGM Nature Preserve LLC between the Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 semesters. Application available here
  • Seasonal Land Use Technician Paid Summer Position (APPLY BY 3/31/23)
    The Fond Du Lac County Land Information department is hiring seasonal land use technicians! Seasonal Land Use Technicians will primarily focus efforts on compliance inspections of land use/zoning permits and other routine compliance checks. Misc. duties could include assisting with research, analysis, and maintenance of planning & zoning data and reports. Positions runs May-August; work up to 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday in the 8-4:30 range.
    Learn more at the hyperlink above!
  • Conservation Technician Paid Summer Position (APPLY BY 4/5/23)
    Ashland County Land and Water Conservation Department is looking to hire two Conservation Technicians for the 2023 Field Season. Download the application here.
  • McKay Garden Center Store Assistant (APPLY BY 5/1/23)
    Love plants and gardens? Consider applying for a summer seasonal position at McKay Garden center in Oshkosh. The Garden Center sells North Star Organics Vegetables in the spring, annual plants in their greenhouse, and they carry a wide variety of landscape trees, shrubs, and perennial plants, and garden art for retail and wholesale through summer, up to November. Apply on Handshake, email a resume directly to chomber@mckaynursery.com, or apply at mckaynursery.com/about-us/careers.
  • Aquatic Resource Seasonal Technician (NO DEADLINE SPECIFIED)
    Trout Unlimited (TU) is seeking four Aquatic Resource Seasonal Technicians to help fulfill the organization’s mission to bring together diverse interests to care for and recover rivers and streams, so our children can experience the joy of wild and native trout and salmon. The Aquatic Resource Seasonal Technicians will assist TU staff with projects aimed to restore aquatic connectivity and in-stream habitat and promote the long-term values associated with aquatic restoration in Northern Wisconsin. Anticipated employment: May through August 2023.

  • Green Bay Conservation Corps (NO DEADLINE SPECIFIED)
    The Green Bay Conservation Corps is recruiting for 15 summer positions to start late April/early May. Conservation Corps crews are responsible for improving trail systems throughout Green Bay, invigorating pollinator habitats with new native plantings, and improving native habitat with restoration practices. Crew members receive: $2,040 monthly livings allowance, extensive training opportunities, and $3,447.50 Segal education award after completion of their term. Interested applicants can apply online.
  • Central Wisconsin Environmental Station – Summer 2023
    • Health Care Counselor
    • Counselor/Naturalist
    • For more information, contact:
      Rachel Loomis, Program Manager, Central Wisconsin Environmental Station
      Email: raloomis@uwsp.edu | Telephone: 716-346-2798


Scholarships & Full-Time Jobs



Job Search Help

↠ 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