Students/Recent Grads

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands is committed to supporting the next generation of natural and cultural resource management professionals as they build their careers and seek to tackle the environmental challenges of the present and future. CEMML offers a multitude of early-career opportunities, from entry-level permanent and seasonal positions, paid internship opportunities through our Early-career Development Program, and building core competencies through our Sustainable Military Lands Management Graduate Certificate program.

Student & Recent Graduate Opportunities

Student & Recent Graduate Stories

James Fujioka at Lake Mead

A career-changing student finds success through CEMML

With the help of CEMML’s Early-career Development Program, James Fujioka is making a transition from managing kitchens to managing natural resources. After beginning his career in the culinary arts, the added stress of working in the restaurant industry during the pandemic, combined with his love for the outdoors, made him rethink his career trajectory.

Amber Bumgardner Mense Natural Resouces Management at CEMML

From pizza delivery to natural resources planning

Amber Bumgardner Mense always knew she wanted a career in the outdoors. After earning multiple associates degrees and certifications, volunteering every chance she got, and navigating a slow job market during the COVID pandemic, she came across an opening in CEMML’s Early-career Development Program. That experience led to a full-time position with CEMML as a Natural Resources Planning Specialist.

tallest point at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

CEMML internship leads to full-time wildlife job in Alaska

Before finding CEMML, Corey Clements had no idea that a career as a biologist on a military base was possible. Following a string of short-term jobs after graduating from South Dakota State University, an opportunity in CEMML’s early-career development program brought him to Alaska, evolving into a full-time position.

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