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Go Green & Get Green: Eco & Environmental Scholarships, Internships & Activities

What do you do to give back to Mother Earth?

Elizabeth Hoyt

March 15, 2019

Go Green & Get Green: Eco & Environmental Scholarships, Internships & Activities
It's not easy being green, but plenty of students still manage, treating every day as if it's Earth Day. Did you know that a passion for going green can become a way to pay for school? It's true! Many students are rewarded for their efforts with awards. In celebration of Earth Day, we've outlined environmental, Eco-friendly scholarships, green grants and internship opportunities for students who love the planet. Additionally, we've provided you with Earth Day ideas that you can take on within your community to celebrate the art of going green. According to EarthDay.org, every year more than a billion people across the globe take part in Earth Day activities. This year, the Earth Day 2019 theme is “Protect Our Species.” Here are some ideas of what you can do to make a difference, whether locally or globally, this Earth Day: • Participate in Earth Day Campaigns
• Educate yourself on eco-friendly product labels and logos.
• Help support green initiatives and campaigns through online activism.
• Discover campaigns you’re passionate about.
Calculate Your Footprint and make life changes where necessary.
• Pledge to create your own Act of Green to help the Earth Day Network reach their goal of 3 billion acts.

Go Green & Get Green

Here are some scholarship and internship opportunities for students who live every day like Earth day: To help better organize your scholarship search, please note that the following eco-friendly, environmental and Earth Day scholarship and internship opportunities are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of the list.

Green Scholarships:

One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest
Deadline: 4/15/19
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $1,000 The One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates. You must create and submit a video of 60 seconds or less that explores the impacts of human population growth on your neighborhood, city, state, country, or our planet in order to be considered for this award. You must show an interest in historical architecture, preservation and adaptive reuse to be eligible for this award. Learn more information about the One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest. AMTROL Inc. Scholarship
Deadline: 6/01/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $1,500 The AMTROL Inc. Scholarship is available to entering freshman students who intend to pursue a career in a ground water related field. To be eligible, you must be entering a four-year accredited university or college, have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA, and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. You must also have completed a science/environmental project in high school which directly involved ground water resources or have had a vacation/out-of-school work experience that is related to the environment or natural resources. Learn more information about the AMTROL Inc. Scholarship. Lane Green Wildlife Management Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores
Award Amount: $1,500 The Lane Green Wildlife Management Scholarship is open to sophomores at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. You must be majoring in the wildlife technology program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. You must also demonstrate the necessary work habits, attitude and ethics required of a wildlife professional and have completed at least 25 hours to be eligible for this award. You must show an interest in historical architecture, preservation and adaptive reuse to be eligible for this award. Learn more information about the Lane Green Wildlife Management Scholarship. San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation Scholarship is available to students enrolled in the departments or schools of architecture at the following colleges: Prairie View A&M University, Rice University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, University of Houston, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at San Antonio. You must show an interest in historical architecture, preservation and adaptive reuse to be eligible for this award. Learn more information about the San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation Scholarship. Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti Environmental Law Award
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 2
Award Amount: Varies The Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti Environmental Law Award is open to students at Fordham Law School. You must be a second-year full-time student studying environmental law to qualify for this award. Learn more information about the Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti Environmental Law Award. Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior
Award Amount: $1,000 The Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarship is available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are attending a Wisconsin college or university. You must be pursuing a degree in horticulture, landscaping, environmental sciences, conservation, or forestry to be eligible for this award. Learn more information about the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation. Webb Family Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: Varies
The Webb Family Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography is available to graduate oceanography majors at the University of Rhode Island. You must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate an interest in marine environmental issues to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the Webb Family Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography.

Green Internships:

Earth Day Network Intern & Volunteer Coordinator
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5 The Intern and Volunteer Coordinator is available to candidates that possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. You must be proficient in basic computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and internet usage, record keeping skills (for admissions and marketing), and organization and planning skills to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will recruit a diverse cadre of long-term volunteers and university-aged interns to assist with Earth Day campaigns, programs, events, and daily operations. Learn more information about the Earth Day Network Intern & Volunteer Coordinator. Summer Wildlife Intern – Wildcare Inc.
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors The Summer Wildlife Intern position is open to students who are interested in the care and treatment of injured and orphaned wildlife. You must be able to work 20 hours per week from the months of May to August to be eligible for this internship. This internship is unpaid. Learn more information about the Summer Wildlife Intern – Wildcare Inc.. Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 3 The Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program Internship is available to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in international security, arms control, nonproliferation and related environmental issues. You will develop, research, write and publish a project on a topic developed according to the needs of the organization and your own interests as well as performing other duties in the office. You must be at least a junior-year student with a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Learn more information about the Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program Internship. Marine Mammal Education and Research Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through Graduate Student, Year 5 Sponsored by the New England Aquarium, the Marine Mammal Education and Research Internship is available to students who have an interest in marine biology, zoology, environmental education or related fields. Intern duties may include assisting with collecting field data, customer service, research and other duties as needed. You must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study, have knowledge of scientific research methods, strong communication skills and be self-motivated in order to be considered for this internship. Learn more information about the Marine Mammal Education and Research Internship. Conservation Science Internship – Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Conservation Science Internship is available to students with an interest in raptor and bird conservation. Intern duties will include learning basic techniques in conservation science and education, monitoring wildlife and working with volunteers, visitors and school groups. Learn more information about the Conservation Science Internship. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum offers Internships to undergraduate students who are interested working in areas of museum administration, collections, research, education, events, and marketing. Candidates should demonstrate commitment and interest in nature and to the environment. Interns learn about the museum field while completing at least one project that is critical to the Nature Museum's success. Academic credit may be available. Learn more information about the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Internship.

Foundation for Sustainable Development Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Foundation for Sustainable Development Internship is available to students and young professionals who are able to work independently and support FSD's growth. A weekly time commitment of at least 16 hours is required with a total commitment of 500 hours. Internships may be available in donor relations, university outreach and partner relations, marketing, graphic design, social media, translation, international programs or executive assisting. Learn more information on the Foundation for Sustainable Development Internship. Bicycle Advocacy Communications Intern Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors Provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the Bicycle Advocacy Communications Intern is available to students interested in gaining experience in bicycle transportation planning and non-profit advocacy in San Francisco. You must have strong written skills with some experience in professional and public settings to be considered for this internship. Intern duties include drafting content for mass emails regarding advocacy campaigns and drafting blog entries for our website. Learn more information about the Bicycle Advocacy Communications Intern.

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