Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

BREC Hiring for its Nature Explorers Summer Camp

BREC is looking for individuals with biology, ecology, natural resource, environmental science or education/teaching background looking for experience working with the public in an informal interpretive setting. BREC is the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge and BREC Conservation currently manages 26 different conservation areas spread throughout the parish. Their Nature Explorers Summer Camp is focused on teaching campers about local ecology while developing a relationship with nature through adventure and play. They are looking for responsible individuals willing to share their love for the outdoors who can interpret natural resources in engaging ways. Apply online at and apply for the Specialty Camp Counselor or Director position.  Near the end of the application be sure to check that you wish to work for Nature Explorers Camp.  Please direct questions regarding the position to [email protected] or 225-388-3029.

LUMCON Summer 2018 Field Courses

LUMCON offers two types of courses in the summer semester.  In two sessions held in June and July every year, students can earn three university credits for each course for which they enroll. In summer 2017, LUMCON introduced skill-based courses. These one-week, intensive, skill-based courses are intended for undergraduates, graduate students, and junior faculty seeking to add new skills to their portfolios. Some of these courses will allow participants to earn certifications through national agencies like NABLA and AAUS. Application deadline for summer courses is May 1, 2018. More info…

Louisiana Wildlife Federation Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps

The Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) is in its first year with an exciting program to assist in the development of future conservation leaders in Louisiana, known as the Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps (EV-CLC). The program is named after Edgar Veillon a conservation leader and member of the LWF who passed away in 2017. The EV-CLC is designed to provide expert training for seniors in high school along with college freshmen, sophomores and juniors to develop leadership skills and techniques to allow students the ability to analyze as well as develop conservation policies in his or her subject of interest. The deadline date for applications is May 31st, 2018. More info …