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Full time position! Recent graduate!

Qualified candidates are sought for a full-time financial programs underwriting and servicing position with a nonprofit economic development organization providing financial and business development assistance to agricultural and resource-based businesses in Maryland. The incumbent coordinates loan and grant transactions, reviews applicant business plans and financial statements, performs... credit underwriting analyses, interfaces with development agencies and lending institutions (including commercial banks, Farm Credit and USDA-FSA), prepares written reports of program activities, assists agricultural/forestry/seafood industry clients and the general public, undertakes special projects, and provides other staff support in a small busy office.
Qualified candidates will have a substantial academic background and/or personal experience in production farming or forestry, or in the seafood business. A background in small business finance or commercial lending would be a plus. Candidates should be well organized, self-motivated and able to work independently. Applicants must also possess excellent interpersonal, analytical, written, and oral communication skills; a good work ethic; and an aptitude for detail. The candidate must be able to manage several projects simultaneously, occasionally work flexible hours and travel around the State of Maryland by personal automobile. See attachment for degree required, salary and benefi http://ow.ly/d/4LhC ts.
To apply submit a resume, cover letter indicating a salary requirement, and two letters of reference (including at least one from a college instructor who is familiar with the quality of your academic work):
Attn: Financial Programs Position
1410 Forest Drive, Suite 21
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
No later than: May 24, 2016

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Summer Jobs for the Environment!

Environment Maryland is hiring students to work on our campaigns this summer in College Park. We're looking for folks that are hardworking, good communicators and committed to making positive change.
This summer our top campaign is saving the bees!
This has been a problem for almost a decade, but now bee keepers are reporting losing on average a third of bee populations each year. This is a huge environmental and economic issue, because bees ...pollinate everything from strawberries to coffee, and even the food that dairy animals eat which give us ice cream and cheese.
One cause of this issue is that bees have increasingly exposed to a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, which are powerful neurotoxins. However, chemical companies like Syngenta are working to convince the EPA to raise the allowable limit of one of their bee-killing pesticides by more than 400 times.
That's why we are working to push Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency to speed up the testing on neonics, a precursor step to banning the use of these pesticides. But to do that, we need to demonstrate the public's support.
To win this campaign, we are hiring folks to get out into communities, and build support for this issue based out of our College Park office. Over the course of the summer you can expect to make between $4,000-$6,000 and make $10-$15/HR. It's a great way to build your resume, like an internship, but you get paid.

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Flight path to extinction?

Summer Internship!

The Agricultural Marketing Summer Internship is designed to expose interns to all facets of marketing as well as place them in areas of interest. This will include assisting staff in research, writing, graphic design and communication projects.
Researches and collects information related to the development of the "Farm to Summer" and School gardens program.
Create content for the Farm to Summer and School garden program for the Farm to School website...
Updates and maintains excel files
Files reports, records, forms and materials according to established procedure
Attend fairs and festivals, events, staff meetings, and other pertinent meeting
Assist with the design of posters and flyers for Farm to School events
Minimum qualifications:
Applicant must currently be at least in their junior year at a four year college or university pursuing a degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Agriculture Economics or other related field.Experience: None.
Date Work Begins: May 23
Date Work Ends: Aug 26
Pay: $12.19/hr
Transportation: Responsbile for transportation to Annapolis, MD
Hours: minimum of 20 hrs per week with potential up to 40 hrs
Applicants are required to submit a resume, three writing samples, and transcripts to Mark Powell, Chief of Marketing, mark.powell@maryland.gov

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Internship for the fall semester! http://ow.ly/d/4JkN http://ow.ly/d/4JkPNASDA (National Association of State Departments of Agriculture) is currently accepting applications for our full-time, paid agriculture policy intern position for the fall semester. Who can apply: any college student classified as a sophomore or greater who is interested in learning and working on the legislative and regulatory issues impacting American Agriculture please encourage them to apply. http://ow.ly/d/4JkM The deadline to apply is Friday, May 20th.

Job Opportunity at SARE Outreach: Student Worker

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) will help you gain valuable experience and skills working for the nation’s leading sustainable agriculture program.
SARE’s student worker duties include:
Maintain and add to our outreach database...
Website work
Respond to requests for information
Clerical assistance
Develop resource lists for new books, bulletins and other publications
Assist staff with various sustainable agriculture projects
Available for UMD students only
Good computer skills required
Convenient to campus (1 block from College Park Metro)
Flexible hours (minimum 8-10 hours/week)
Available to work during the summer with possibility of continuing in the fall
Interest in ag issues & written communications skills a plus
This position is paid, $9.00 per hour
To apply, send resume to: Kim Kroll (kkroll@sare.org, (301) 405-9912)
SARE is a USDA program based at University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR).

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Big Island Farms, BITE, and World Sacred Gardens Would like to announce experiential internship opportunities available on our organic permaculture farm.
We are currently accepting interns for our FALL 2016 and beyond!
Big Island Farms is located on the tropical Hamakua coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, five miles from the breathtaking Waipio Valley and historic Honokaa Town. The strong local context lends BI Farms a culturally and biologically rich environment. Students will work in a structured work environment while be giving the opportunity to lead self-directed projects within their internship focus facilitated by our staff and supported by research, design, and documented for presentation at the end of the semester.


Fundraiser-donations to Heifer International
There will be a fundraiser at Jason’s Deli on Monday April 25th 2016 from 5PM-10PM. All proceeds will be donated to Heifer International on behalf of the AREC 365 class. Please RSVP using the link below. I need at least 20 RSVP’s by April 22 for the fundraiser to occur. Even if you do not plan to attend please RSVP. I hope everyone can make it!

HomeFree-USA seeks motivated interns to join the organization for an enriching 6 to 8-week work program. Participants will gain valuable exposure to the inner workings of the mortgage industry while managing community focused projects. Projects range from marketing and outreach to website and business development. Special leadership sessions will help interns build their skills, confidence and carve out a path in the mortgage industry.
Paid po...sitions are available.
Deadline April 22nd.

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HomeFree-USA can help resolve your mortgage problem or navigate the homebuying process

Gain real-life work experience in Sustainable Food Access and Ag Economics with Crossroads Community Food Network!
See link for a details-http://ow.ly/d/4DzF

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USDA Agricultural Research Service Paid Student Internship:
These paid internships are extremely diverse in nature and are applicable to students from any major!
Human Resources Intern: Employee Leadership and Development
Human Resources Intern: Performance & Awards
Human Resources Intern: Personnel Security and Suitability Staff...
Human Resourcces Intern: Compensation Services
Information Technology: Tier 1 Desktop Support
Information Technology: Systems and App Support
Human Resources Management Analyst Intern: Office of the Director
Management Analyst Intern
Energy Manager Trainee

For more information: http://ow.ly/1083lv

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Welcome to the University Career Center's temporary website, while our new and improved website is under construction. STUDENTS | EMPLOYERS |...

Federal/Global Semester Fellows Program- Great for Agricultural & Resource Economics Students!
ATTENTION STUDENTS— Spots are still available in Global and Federal Semester Fellows Programs. APPLY NOW! Next application deadline is April 8th.

PERKS include:
· Take a fall-semester seminar course on a topic of contemporary concern--taught by expert practitioners who bring in guest speakers (ambassadors, industry experts, etc.)! ...
· Obtain an extraordinary spring internship at sites ranging from the White House, media outlets, federal agencies, NGOs, private organizations, embassies, research shops, etc.
· Gain Scholarship in Practice credit
· Receive spring internship credit through our program or through your major or other program!
· Earn a notation on your transcript as a Federal or Global Semester Fellow!
· Enjoy year round empowerment activities: field trips, professional development, conversations with industry leaders, individual help obtaining internships.
· Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)!
· Program Concentrations: Science Diplomacy, Public Health Policy, Energy and Environment Policy, and many more!

For details and an application form, go to EITHER http://ow.ly/105vEX. Fill out ONE application and rank your choices across the two programs. Next application deadline is April 8th. Rolling admission afterwards! No need for recommendation letters unless you wish to add them; and they can come later!

Information about Science Diplomacy Program:
Through expert speakers, presentations, readings, and negotiation exercises, students will explore the critical roles that diplomats and negotiators can play in the exchange and shaping of technological and scientific innovation. You do not need to be a STEM major to make change happen! The instructors, top officials at the State Department, started as Fine Arts and English majors.

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Federal Semester is a two semester internship program that combines seminars, internship preparation, and internships in the federal governmentment

START Summer 2016 Internship Applications Due April 3rd
We are looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics). Students from any institution may apply and we will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates, graduate students, and PhD candidates. I...n addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and the opportunity to participate in many professional development activities. START is very willing to work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake our internships for credit.
Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours on location at START Headquarters at the University of Maryland College Park.

The deadline to apply is April 3, 2016. Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form: http://ow.ly/ZQUDB

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START offers unpaid internships year round on a variety of research projects and teams. During the course of their internship, participants are...

MS position in Resource Economics at the University of New Hampshire

Now accepting applications for a funded 2-year Master’s of Science degree program in resource economics at the University of New Hampshire. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until April 1, 2016.

The selected student will complete their M.S. in Natural Resources: Environmental and Resource Economics (EREC) in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire, an interdisciplinary department that integrates social and ecological science education, and will gain valuable teaching experience through a teaching assistantship. The position includes full tuition, a base stipend of $16,640 (9-month academic year) and additional paid hourly work over the summer, and health insurance for 2 years. The start date for this position is August 22, 2016. The successful candidate will work directly with Dr. Shadi S. Atallah, and other EREC or UNH faculty, and possibly collaborators at other universities, depending on the project.

Qualifications: The successful applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree and be accepted as a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire. Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative and modeling skills and a BS in agricultural and resource economics, economics, computer science, quantitative ecology or a related field. Desired qualifications also include a strong interest in interdisciplinary and applied research, an inquisitive nature, strong communication skills, ability to work well independently and as part of a team, and fluency in English.


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Careers in Environmental Health Panel- 4/13/16

Do you want to have a positive impact on health of those around? Do you want to build a career focused on creating a healthier, safer environment for our country and around the globe?

Come to this event to learn more about different career options - both internships and entry level - from alumni and professionals.


WHO: All majors welcome! Panelists will include...

1. Maryland Environmental Health Network, Public Health Advocacy Coordinator
2. Plisko Sustainable Solutions, President
3. Reduction in Motion, Communications and Outreach Coordinator
4. Environmental Health Division-MD Department of Health & Mental Hygiene , Director
5. Maryland Department of Natural Resources- Chesapeake & Coastal Service, Coastal Planning Section Chief

WHEN: Wednesday, April 13th 4:00-5:30pm

WHERE: University Career Center - 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library

For more details and to RSVP in advance of the event.

Light refreshments will be served. Come prepared to mix & mingle!

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Job opportunity!

The availability of TWO full-time, entry level Economist positions (GS-0110-7/9) – Bachelor’s or Master’s levels - on the Policy Analysis and Development Staff at USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s headquarters in metropolitan Washington, DC, specifically in Riverdale, MD – near the University of Maryland, College Park campus.

To facilitate the entry of recent graduates as well as support Diversity and Inclusion goals, several USDA agencies hav...e partnered with the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) organization and will be actively participating in their recruitment efforts at the Career Fair during the MANRRS upcoming conference (March 31-April 2, 2016). The application process has been simplified especially for students graduating this spring (May-June 2016) who are attending the Career Fair IN PERSON. Please bring these USDA-wide employment opportunities to the attention of B.S. and M.S. students who are interested in working at USDA and encourage them to attend the MANRRS Career Fair IN PERSON on Friday, April 1, in Jacksonville, FL (For details, check www.manrrs.org). Students should bring their current resume, a copy of their transcript (Unofficial is OK), VA (Veterans) certification, if applicable, to give to HR representatives at the APHIS booth. Make sure the students specify which position they are interested in and are applying for. The position details will also be posted under the Interns and Recent Graduates Tab on the OPM’s Federal employment website (www.usajobs.gov) around Monday, March 28 for one week. Interested applicants will be able to see the details of these positions but will not be able to apply online. Once the applicants’ resume/transcript submissions are evaluated after April 1, the qualified candidates will be contacted by APHIS HR for the next steps.

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Become a Future Leader

Future Leader at the Assoc. for International Ag and Rural Development (AIARD) Annual Conference in DC, June 5-7

AIARD will provide a select number of fellowships in 2016 to partially fund students' participation in the AIARD Annual Conference and in the Future Leaders Forum which includes participation, a day and a half of visits to agencies, companies and organizations (i.e. USAID, USDA-FAS & NIFA, World Bank, Peace Corps, UN/FAO, Chemonics, Dupont/Pi...oneer International, Millennium Challenge Corporation) engaged in international agriculture and rural development.

Applications for fellowships to attend the 2016 AIARD Annual Conference and the 2016 Future Leaders Forum are evaluated by an AIARD committee. Fellowships are intended to partially cover expenses related to travel, lodging, registration fees and meals, and students receiving the fellowships will be responsible for obtaining additional funding to cover the costs of travel to and participation in the Future Leaders Forum. Undergraduate or graduate students at US universities, foreign and American are encouraged to apply.

Application: http://ow.ly/ZKUcX

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Please Note: Once you begin the application, you will not be able to save and return to the application.