Paid Positions

Various Summer Internships: ACRES Land Trust

Position Summary

ACRES has three, full-time, summer intern positions available for the 2015 summer season. Additional hours may be available prior to and after summer break if the student’s schedule allows. Primary functions are land management and protection tasks such trail construction and maintenance, construction and installation of visitor amenities such as benches, boardwalks, and small bridges, assisting with restoration activities, performing invasive species management, development of management plans for preserves, marking boundaries and various other tasks related to natural resource management.

Required Qualifications

* Ability to perform light construction; work with hand tools and equipment, and basic computer skills

* Applicants must be a current resident, or have a history of family residency, in Noble, LaGrange, DeKalb, or Steuben counties of Indiana

* Other qualifications include: a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation, ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgment in handling information and records, ability to work accurately with attention to detail, ability to work in a team environment as well as independently

* Applicants pursuing a degree related to natural resources are preferred

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Ability to lift and move 50 lbs. on an occasional basis. Ability to stand for extended periods. Ability to transport self across uneven outdoor terrain. Expect to work outdoors in most weather conditions. Requires occasional weekend work. The position is budgeted for 40 hours per week. Hours are flexible based upon workload and organizational needs.


Interns will be paid $12.00/hour and will be compensated for some fuel expenses. No other compensation or benefits will be offered.

To Apply

Applicants will be accepted until all positions are filled. Submit cover letter and resume via postal service to:

ACRES Land Trust

Attn: Casey Jones

1802 Chapman Rd.

P.O. Box 665

Huntertown, IN 46748

**To see full posting, click here**


Field Biologist/Tree Watcher: Environmental Solutions & Innovations, Inc. (ESI)

Environmental Solutions and Innovations (ESI) is a small environmental consulting firm in Cincinnati, OH. We help clients meet requirements associated with natural resource management. Currently, we are seeking new employees to help staff a series of projects near Fort Wayne and Marion, IN.


Those hired will monitor Indiana Bat behavior near dead/damaged trees. Workers will arrive to pre-determined sites in the evening where they will meet with a permitted bat biologist who will assign them a tree to observe. Field help will then record any observations on bat activity in the vicinity.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Willingness to sit in the woods at dusk watching for bats and record data. Some biological experience is preferred as well.


$10.00 hourly plus expenses. If you live more than 1 hour from the project and work multiple days, we will provide reimbursement for hotel and food.


 If you would like to know more about the hiring process, contact Ms. Jo Salyers ( Information about the project can be obtained from ESI’s Senior Project Manager, Dr. Dale W. Sparks (

Click here for the full job announcement.


Office Manager: Environmental Solutions and Innovations, Inc. (ESI)

**See post above for description of ESI Inc.**

Description: The successful candidate will work closely with company owners to establish and maintain an office in Indianapolis, Indiana and will be responsible for

  • Staff Management
    • Recruit, hire, and fire office staff
    • Conduct annual performance reviews for office staff
    • Collaborate with Operations Manager in Cincinnati office for efficient utilization of labor and other resources among offices
    • Technical leadership
    • Regulatory leadership
    • Agency coordination leadership
    • Provide oversight for document generation
    • Project management
  • Office Management
    • Office profitability
    • Attend professional development and public-relations events
    • Identify and implement project and company process improvement
    • Provide insight and feedback to generating effective changes as appropriate
  • Marketing
    • Project scoping, study design and proposal writing
    • Client management
    • Represent ESI at industry meetings and conventions
  • Corporate Leadership
    • Collaborate with company owners and other Group Managers
    • Participate in strategic planning
    • Identify potential clients, markets and service opportunities
    • Define staff roles, responsibilities and accountability criteria
    • Participate in policy development for company-wide administration

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • BS in Wildlife Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience working in environmental consulting
  • Regulatory and technical document authorship and editing
  • Project and personnel Management experience

Additional/Optional Qualifications:

  • Masters or Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Science or related field
  • Specific, specialized experience with a federally threatened or endangered species
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA) experience
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) project experience
  • Experienced with 404 Clean Water Act and/or 401 Water Quality Certification
  • Experience with projects overseen by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (and/or state public utility commissions), or other lead federal agencies


We offer competitive salaries (commensurate with experience), opportunities bonus, above average paid time off allowances, company-paid health insurance, and 401(k) with generous match.


Please use the email subject “Indy Office Manager” and send a resume to

Full job posting here.


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Other places to look:

– Texas A&M Wildlife & Fisheries Job Board

– National Science Foundation REU Program

– Student Conservation Association

– Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation (PARC)

– Geological Society of America

conservation through research and education