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Geography and Sustainable Planning Research Assistant Positions

The Geography and Sustainable Planning Department is seeking two undergraduate student research assistants to support community outreach and climate change education.

Time frame:  January 2019  -  June 2019 (extension is possible pending interest and availability of funding). Flexible self-guided schedule driven by specific tasks.  Competitive hourly pay rates.

Responsibilities include weekly meetings with faculty, occasional meetings with community partners and prospective employers, web design, writing social media communications, and assisting with a climate change conference planning and logistics. 

Open to all majors. Preference will be given to students who have completed coursework and/or research related to climate change. Can be used as GPY490 Internship project or a job.

Required qualifications:

Position 1 (webmaster and PR)

Excellent communication skills, interest in climate change and environmental education, experience with webdesign, preferably in CM4, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Position 2 (conference logistics)

Excellent communication skills, excellent writing skills, interest in climate change and environmental education, ability to attend evening meetings off campus 1-3 times a month, availability on campus during the first two weeks of June.


Both positions will start immediately as soon as filled. To apply, please, email about your interest to Elena Lioubimtseva at to schedule an interview.

GVSU Career Center

For information on what an internship is, where you can find one and how to receive credit for it, please check out the GVSU Career Center.

Ongoing Opportunities

AmeriCorps Muskegon County Urban Safety Corps

AmeriCorps is America’s National Service initiative. Through AmeriCorps, individuals of all ages and backgrounds address the nation's education, public safety, environment, and/or human needs through service. The main focus areas of AmeriCorps include: getting things done, strengthening communities, encouraging responsibility, and expanding opportunity.
What is the Muskegon Urban Safety Corps?
Located in various Muskegon County sites, the program with the oversight of the Muskegon County Land Bank will work with City of Muskegon and City of Muskegon Heights Public Safety to implement initiatives to increase public safety by decreasing victimization and increase community awareness in the urban core neighborhoods in Muskegon County. The interventions employed by the program are intended to reduce blight, support community by promoting communication among residents/organizations and engage volunteers from across Muskegon County neighborhoods to stimulate not only service but national service as well.
Members serve with the program for 1700 hours, approximately 11 months .Upon successful completion, member will receive education award. There are several positions the program is looking to fill currently.
Program Benefits: Modest living allowance ($13,732); educational award ($6,095); and professional development; these opportunities can be combined with internship requirements!
Terms: Must pass background check, be at least 18 years of age, be a U.S. citizen, and possess high school diploma/GED or working towards completion of a GED/diploma
Ideal Skills: public speaking, interpersonal communication, leadership, conflict resolution, computer/technology, community organization, teamwork, trade/construction, initiative, problem solving
How to Apply:
Please follow the steps below to complete and submit an application using the AmeriCorps Portal:
Step 1. Visit and create your account.
Step 2. Create your AmeriCorps application. Note - You can use this application to apply to multiple AmeriCorps programs.
Step 3. Submit your application to the Muskegon Urban Safety Corps AmeriCorps program. If done correctly, we will receive notification of your application.
Step 4. Follow up! If you have not received confirmation from program staff that your application has been received within one week, please contact us! We do not want to miss your application
For further questions, please contact AmeriCorps Program Director, Amanda Grover at or by phone 231-724-6154

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Fullbright UK Summer Institutes

Want to spend a summer abroad in the UK for free? Check out this opportunity! 

To schedule an appointment, visit:

Through Grand Valley State University's Frederick Meijer Office of Fellowships

City of Hudsonville Planning and Zoning Assistant

The City of Hudsonville is looking for a Planning and Zoning Assistant. 

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Planning and Zoning Director, the Planning and Zoning Assistant will perform a variety of responsible administrative support duties relating to the operation of the Planning and Zoning Department.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Serve as a point of initial contact with the public regarding planning and zoning issues
  • Perform a variety of administrative tasks, including assistance with correspondence, processing and file management of planning and zoning applications and permits
  • Responsible for preparation and publication of official notices
  • Create maps with GIS software
  • Perform other related tasks and work assignments as directed

Compensation and Benefits:

This position pays $15.57/hour. Up to 29 hours per week. 


February 1st, 2019

Contact Information:

Patrick Waterman: or (616)-669-0200

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