Number of Positions: 4-6
Work Location: Pensacola, FL; Biloxi, MS
Pay Rate: $13-18/hour depending on experience and qualifications; housing provided
Duration: ~2 months (approx. Late May through July)
Summary of Position
Colorado Natural Heritage Program seeks 4-6 summer field technicians to use their knowledge of botany and ecology to conduct an accuracy assessment of a vegetation map at Gulf Islands National Seashore along the gulf coast of Florida and Mississippi. This work entails traveling to remote locations and identifying plant communities based on dominant species using the US National Vegetation Classification system (www.usnvc.org). Botanical skills are necessary. Travel to field sites include a combination of daytrips, short camping trips, and occasional boat trips to barrier islands.
This position provides an excellent opportunity for botanists/ecologists eager to explore a variety of different ecosystems and learn to use the US National Vegetation Classification standard. Gulf Islands National Seashore encompass a variety of unique ecosystems including dune complexes, sandy pine ridges, and salt marshes. These communities
provide habitats for a wide variety of rare animals and plants including sea turtles, dolphins, pitcher plants, and many more. After this summer, field technicians will have a deep understanding of coastal woodlands and forests, salt marshes, and the US National Vegetation Classification standard.
1. Work with a partner to navigate to plot locations and determine plant community. Requires ability to reliably identify plants and plant communities of the project area, identify dominant species and community structure, and document presence of exotic or rare species.
2. Reliably locate field plots, safely and efficiently access sites, complete field forms, operate and maintain field equipment, and effectively manage collected data.
3. Enter and maintain data in electronic formats (databases, spreadsheets, GPS, GIS).
4. Thoroughly document all fieldwork using field notebooks, survey forms, maps, GPS, digital tablets, and cameras.
A bachelor’s degree in botany, ecology, natural resources, range management, forestry, or related field. Three years of equivalent field may be substituted for degree.
1. Knowledge of dichotomous botanical keys and field guides
2. Willingness to travel extensively during field season, work unusual schedules (up to 8 consecutive days), backpack, car camp, and live in rustic conditions for extended periods in remote areas
3. Good physical condition and ability to work long hours in the field, travel by foot off-trail in rough terrain, and work through inclement weather
4. Careful attention to detail in collecting data
5. Comfort and familiarity with the use of computers
6. Experience or familiarity with the use of GPS
1. Familiarity with flora of the gulf coast (FL, MS)
2. Experience collecting vegetation and environmental data in the field
3. Experience with US National Vegetation Classification
4. One year experience of species identification, community classification, or habitat typing
5. Experience working in hot humid conditions with little shade
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled or through June 30, 2018, whichever comes first. To apply send resume, cover letter, and three references (with phone #’s), to Joe Stevens at email@example.com
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
A highly-motivated student is sought to pursue research that investigates the effect of urban sprawl on bird diversity. The student will make use of publicly-available datasets and published sprawl indices to investigate how avian community structure and composition respond to variation in urban form among landscapes at multiple spatial scales. The student's research may also include the investigation of the effect of sprawl on the diversity of other taxa, depending on the availability and suitability of data.
Strong candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated research experience and coursework in ecology, environmental science, or biogeography. Candidates with demonstrated written and oral communication skills and strong academic credentials will be preferred. Successful candidates will also have GIS and remote sensing skills, a strong quantitative background, and a passion for biodiversity conservation in human-dominated landscapes.
The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences offers a Master in Earth Sciences program that includes courses in biogeography, spatial statistics and modeling, GIS and remote sensing, and urban planning. The successful candidate will be supported by a competitive teaching assistantship. Tuition remission is available for highly-qualified candidates. Charlotte is a diverse rapidly growing metropolitan area that boasts an extensive greenway system and lies within a half day’s drive of the spectacular Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains and stunning North Carolina and South Carolina saltmarshes and beaches.
Interested candidates should send, via email to Dr. Sara Gagné, firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) a cover letter outlining prior experience and research interests, (2) a CV, (3) GRE scores and GPAs from current and previous programs, and (4) the names and contact information of three referees.
More information about Dr. Sara Gagné's research, the MS Earth Sciences program, and the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences can be found at: http://geoearth.uncc.edu/
Shelby Center for Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Dauphin Island, AL
The Fisheries Ecology lab is seeking interns to work under the faculty direction of Dr. Sean Powers at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on a wide variety of fisheries projects in waters adjacent to Dauphin Island, a gulf barrier island in the northern Gulf of Mexico fringing the Mobile Bay estuary. Paid internships are available for a six-month period.
Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to assist with groundbreaking studies in Fisheries Ecology in the northern Gulf of Mexico that involve a variety of fishes (bony fishes, sharks and rays) from both offshore and inshore locales. Interns will gain experience with various sampling techniques used in fisheries research, as well as the associated laboratory sample processing.
For more info visit: https://www.disl.org/about/employment/fisheries-ecology-lab-internship-1
You don't have to wonder for long. I am offering a full-time temporary position located at Denali National Park, AK, in June, July, and August 2018. During this time, you would be backpacking and living in campgrounds at Denali. A stipend of $2,000 will be provided, but you must cover your own transportation to the field site. As a technician, your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Conducting population surveys of arctic ground squirrels, including locating and indexing burrow networks and confirming the presence or absence,
• Conducting vegetation assessments, and
• Maintaining good working relationships with other scientists, park liaison and visitors at Denali to support the goals of the research.
The preferred candidate is dependable, curious, enthusiastic, doesn't mind working in physically taxing situations for long hours, and loves to be outdoors in rugged conditions. The ideal candidate will also have experience backpacking.
This fieldwork is part of the dissertation research of Nigel Golden (https://goo.gl/LhMedz), University of Massachusetts graduate student studying the impact of climate change on arctic ground squirrel activity. This research is part of a broad research program, led by Dr.
Toni Lyn Morelli of the US Geological Survey’s Northeast Climate Science Center, to understand the impacts of climate change on wildlife.
If you are interested in the position or have questions, email Nigel Golden at email@example.com by February 28th, 2018 with a resume/CV with the subject line AGS in Denali 2018. Women and URM are encouraged to apply.
conservation banking/planning, and restoration planning. Experience in these areas is preferred, but not required.
We are particularly looking for someone who has completed wetland delineations and existing condition reports in a consulting setting; regulatory permitting experience is preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, ecology, or related field
• Sound technical knowledge
• Ability to work both independently and with a small team
• Demonstrable technical writing ability
• Excellent communication skills are essential
• Previous consulting experience
• Education and experience in California plant and wetland identification
• Field experience including habitat evaluation
• Detailed oriented and resourceful
• Environmental impact analysis or CEQA experience
• General knowledge of environmental permits and regulatory compliance
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, vision, dental, life insurance, wellness, commuter program, and 401K with generous match.
Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your employment application (found on our website), cover letter, resume, transcripts, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Junior Project Manager.” Please also reference where you heard about the position. WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no calls.
WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in Emeryville, San Diego and Denver, Colorado. For more than 35 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA, mitigation banking, and landscape architecture. More information about WRA and our areas of expertise can be found at http://www.wra-ca.com.
Full job announcement and application details: http://www.asombro.org/ScienceEducationSpecialist_JobDescription.pdf
Technicians will collect plant and insect data in three-person sampling crews, each led by a graduate researcher. Each crew will be responsible for sampling a subset of sites (36) in the western, central, or eastern region of Kansas. Duties include, but are not limited to: collecting vegetative visual obstruction, abundance, and biomass data; preparing and collecting insect pitfall traps, sweep netting for aerial insects, and associated abiotic data collection (wind, temperature, etc.); data entry and quality control; and equipment preparation. Candidates must be able to work effectively in a team and hike through tall grass with equipment. Working hours will be spent almost exclusively in the field and involve early mornings, long hours when necessary, and in variable weather conditions. Weekend work may be required (dependent on weather delays). Technicians must be able to transport themselves to field housing and be ready to begin data collection May 21, 2018 for a 10-week field season (ending July 28, 2018). Shared housing will be provided for technicians at field stations or rental houses near field sites in rural Kansas. Field vehicles will be provided. Technicians will be compensated $4,400 for the season.
Salary: $14-18/hour. Commensurate with experience.
To apply: To Apply: Please email letter of interest, resume or CV, and names and contact information for three references Mike Rochford at email@example.com and use subject heading “Alligator & Crocodile Biologist.”
Salary: $14-18/hour. Commensurate with experience.
To apply: To Apply: Please email letter of interest, resume or CV, and names and contact information for three references Mike Rochford at firstname.lastname@example.org and use subject heading “Invasive Reptile & Amphibian Biologist.”
levels, etc.) collected over the past 10 years from over 500 individual animals. During this time period, we have determined parentage assignments for over 400 of these individuals. These data, as well as an additional 3 years of data collected by the research team while the student is at Auburn, will be available to the student. The Auburn deer research facility (wp.auburn.edu/deerlab), which is a 430-acre laboratory setting that simulates a free-ranging population of white- tailed deer, has approximately 100 individual adult deer that inhabit the facility at any given time. The selected candidate will be able to develop a research focus in areas including, but not limited to, relationships among breeding patterns, fitness, the MHC, physical characteristics, parasite loads, and hormone levels. Responsibilities of the selected candidate will be to spearhead continued data collection
in the field (e.g., capture of deer and collection of samples), and to enhance the database that has already been developed for the population.
The position will be available beginning May 2018. The candidate selected for this position will also serve as the writing TA for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. As the writing TA, the candidate will assist undergraduate and graduate students with development of their writing skills. This responsibility is not to be confused with proofreading writing and telling them what needs to be corrected. Rather, Auburn University has implemented a complex writing assistance center on campus, and this position serves as the liaison for students in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. The selected candidate will be trained by the AU Writing Center, and will normally work with students 8-13 hours/week by appointment. To satisfy the assistantship during the summer semester, the candidate will work with Forestry and Wildlife undergraduate students on their writing for approximately 4 weeks during May-June each summer at our remote campus (The Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center). The assistantship includes
a $19,180 salary, a full tuition waiver, and comes with its own office. Additionally, highly quality candidates may be considered for an AU Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship, which lasts for 3 years and comes with an annual stipend of $30,000. If the student is awarded this fellowship, they will still be expected to meet their writing TA
Applicants should possess an M.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology or related
field, a strong work ethic, and field and/or lab experience.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but the hope
is to make a decision by early February. Interested applicants should
send a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the project,
copies of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for at
least 3 references to Dr. Steve Ditchkoff, School of Forestry and
Wildlife Sciences, 3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building, Auburn
University, Auburn, AL 36849. Phone - (334) 844-9240: E-mail -
email@example.com. Application materials can be sent by e-mail.
The Laughlin Lab is recruiting a PhD student to start in Fall 2018 to study drivers of successful sagebrush restoration across the state of Wyoming. Specifically, we want to evaluate the effects of the soil and rhizosphere microbiome on sagebrush seedling establishment after disturbances associated with resource extraction. All interested students are encouraged to apply!
Please follow this link for details: http://plant-traits.net/about/lab-openings/
https://www.squamlakes.org/summer-lrcc. Applications are reviewed in the
order they are received. Application closes February 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM.
The Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service
program that develops skills and experiences for conservation
professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the
conservation efforts of New Hampshire's Lakes Region. The program is based
out of the Squam Lakes Association with host sites at the Squam Lakes
Conservation Society and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. The program
provides hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a
broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of
independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental
conservation field. Members remove invasive species, maintain trail
networks, lead volunteer crews, educate the public on local and regional
conservation initiatives, and spearhead reports on conservation efforts.
The trainings, certifications, and experiences also develop important
professional skills that are applicable to future careers within many
occupational and educational fields. The program ensures that LRCC members
are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks, acting as a
leader, and thinking critically to solve any problem that may arise. For
more information about the LRCC program please visit
LRCC members must meet the following qualifications regardless of host site:
-Available from May 21, 2018 through October 17, 2018 (end date dependent on completion of service hours)
-Must be 18 years of age by May 21, 2018
-Must be covered by health insurance for duration of program
-Must be a competent swimmer
-Able to lift 50 pounds
-Able to carry and use heavy tools while hiking
-Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day
-Able to work independently and with a group
-Must apply online
-Must pass all certification exams
-Must be covered by health insurance for the duration of the program
-Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service's minimum requirements:
-Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Checks
-Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident of the US
-Must be high school graduates, GED recipients, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service
LRCC members receive the following over the course of the program
regardless of host site:
-NH Safe Boating certification
-NH Commercial Boating license
-Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certification
-Student loan forbearance on qualifying loans.
-Living allowance of $200 weekly, distributed biweekly
-AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,907 received upon successful completion of program (minimum of 900 hours)
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE at https://www.squamlakes.org/summer-lrcc. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.
1: Investigating plant growth using physiology and remote sensing.
2: Investigating tropical leaf phenology: from individual crowns to landscapes.
These projects provide the opportunity to participate in world-class research using remote sensing techniques to increase understanding of plants and ecosystems.
The successful interns will join our friendly and supportive team in summer 2018. The deadline for applications is 12 January 2018.
For more information and to apply, visit our group at https://www.bnl.gov/envsci/testgroup/ and a full description of the internships at https://www.bnl.gov/envsci/testgroup/jobs.php
an intern to gain experience with the study of the ecology and conservation
of threatened Virginia turtle species. The intern will assist with three
projects. The first is an ongoing population monitoring project examining
the distribution and status of wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) populations
across northern Virginia. The second is a master’s research project
examining wood turtle movement at the landscape level. The third project is
a new study that is part of a multi-state grant to determine the status and
distribution of spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) across their range. The
intern will assist with aquatic visual encounter surveys and trapping for
both turtles. They will also assist with radio telemetry for one or both
species and outreach activities to promote conservation in the Commonwealth.
Duties and responsibilities:
This is a paid internship opportunity wherein the intern will support the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Through this internship, interns will:
Radio-locate turtles and manage GPS data
Provide technical assistance to stakeholders and help manage a collaborative wood turtle database
Complete a required brief report at the conclusion of their tenure
Candidates should have graduated from a college or university within the
last 12 months and have undergraduate coursework in ecology, conservation
biology or a closely related field. Knowledge and field experience with
ecology and conservation issues is required, as well as the ability to
devote long hours in cold and wet conditions in remote field settings.
Candidates should take directions easily and work well with others, yet have
the ability to work independently. Individuals with previous mark-recapture
and aquatic survey experience, and spatial data management and analysis
skills (e.g. GIS) are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should
have plans for continued education or a career in ecology or conservation.
The stipend is $700-900 per month (dependent on education level, coursework and skills).
Housing is provided at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.
Parking is available at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.
Term of appointment:
This is a six-month internship, starting March 5, and is a full-time appointment (40 hours per week). There is an opportunity for extension up to one year.
Monday, January 22, 2018
How to Apply:
To apply, go to: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html. Select "New to
SOLAA? Create Account Here" and complete the information to create an account.
Information that will be requested (in SOLAA) includes:
Basic personal information
Professional resume or CV
A one-page statement of your interest in pursuing this position. The statement should mention relevant experience, career goals, your reasons for wanting this internship and what you hope to gain from the experience. Your statement is very important during application evaluations.
Transcripts from your current and/or previous institutions. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Two letters of reference (One must be from a current or former supervisor)
Schedule of availability
Once you create your account and provide the information above, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select:
Type of appointment: “Internship”
Unit of interest: “National Zoological Park”
Program: “National Zoological Park Internship Program”
Project: “SCBI - Wood Turtle Ecology”
IMPORTANT: Your application is considered complete when you hit “Submit.” Your SOLAA submitted application with references must be received by the deadlines as noted above.
For Additional Information
Questions about this internship should be sent to Alison Ochs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internships will include both NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) and non-REU positions. Only current undergraduates (not graduating before fall of 2018) with US citizenship are eligible for the REU positions. The non-REU positions are more flexible and are open to non-US citizens. However, we will not consider applications from people with graduate-level education. The REU and non-REU positions are functionally identical; the only difference is funding source.
Interns must be available to work from 1 June to late August. The timing of the fieldwork is dictated by our research needs and therefore is inflexible.
SELECTION CRITERIA AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The research focuses on the population dynamics of midges in Mývatn and the consequences they have for the aquatic and surrounding terrestrial food webs. The work includes conducting lab and field experiments, and collecting arthropod, zooplankton, sediment and plant samples. All interns will contribute to both aquatic and terrestrial aspects of the project.
Our interns take primary responsibility for the routine sampling that forms the backbone of the long-term research, in addition to conducting independent projects. Technical lab and (especially) field skills are essential. However, we place primary importance on the ability of prospective interns to work both independently and as part of a research term. We will also consider the ability of applicants to function in the somewhat remote conditions of rural Iceland.
If you are interested in joining our team, please apply with the following:
1. Cover letter
Your cover letter should outline your background and the reasons why you would be a good candidate for this position. Include a discussion of why you want this position and how it relates to your intellectual interests and career goals. In particular, emphasize how your experiences and skills make you a good match for the position. Highlight specific details from your resume or other pertinent information that does not appear on your resume. Include your citizenship, whether you have a valid driver’s license, and your current and future educational plans.
Include a current resume that details your education and work experiences. Provide names and contact information for at least two references whom we can contact to ask specific questions about your background and qualifications for the position.
Submit your application as a single PDF (only 1 file), including both the cover letter and resume. Email your PDF to Amanda McCormick, email@example.com. Include your surname in the file (e.g., Smith_Iceland_Application.pdf). Put “2018 Summer Research in Iceland” in the subject line of the email. After initial screening of materials, finalists will be contacted for interviews.
For full consideration for summer 2018 internships, please submit your application by 20 January 2018.
All positions include coverage of travel expenses to and from Iceland, food and lodging, and a small stipend. Interns must be available to work from 1 June to late August. The timing of the fieldwork is dictated by our research needs and therefore is inflexible. A critical part of the program is conducting your own research project under our guidance. Past summer research interns have completed their projects as senior research theses or have presented their work at national conferences.
More information about our work and field experiences can be found at our blog, http://uwmyvatn.blogspot.com/
Amanda McCormick (graduate student) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Phillips (graduate student) - email@example.com
Matt McCary (post-doctoral fellow) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Ives (professor) - email@example.com
Claudio Gratton (professor) - firstname.lastname@example.org
We anticipate having funding for one or two enthusiastic students interested in enhancing their research skills and experience in plant ecology, genomics, and bioinformatics in the Cruzan lab at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.
Successful applicants will become part of a research team working on dispersal and gene flow in upland prairie plants in Oregon and Washington under pressure from climate change. Dispersal is critical for colonization, gene flow, and range expansion – it is one of the most important but least understood aspects of the ecology of plants. Our research utilizes genomic techniques to detect the effects of dispersal over different spatial scales. This is an integrative research program that includes field work, wet lab preparation of genomic DNA for next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics processing of sequence data, and analysis of patterns of gene flow using GIS and landscape genetic methods. Students will be exposed to a wide range of methods and are expected to develop an independent research project within the scope of the larger research program. More information on our research is posted on our lab web site: https://cruzanlab.weebly.com/.
Students will be fully supported for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer of 2018. Funding is provided from an REU supplement to our National Science Foundation Macrosystems Biology grant. Housing will be provided on campus along with a daily allowance for food and a $500 weekly stipend. The start of the REU is negotiable with optimal start dates between May 1 and June 17.
To apply please email us an updated copy of your CV (including GPA) and a short (one page) statement of your research interests and experience, as well as goals for your education and career. Applicants should arrange to have one or two faculty members provide a letter of recommendation (email is fine). Students with experience in computer programming and/or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is 29 February 2016. Feel free to email us with questions.
Pam Thompson, Postdoctoral Research Associate: email@example.com
Mitch Cruzan, Principle Investigator: firstname.lastname@example.org
applications for a full-time M.S. student beginning in Summer 2018. The position will be
funded as research assistantship, with a 12-month stipend that is eligible for annual
renewal based on satisfactory progress. Occasional teaching assistance to support
environmental science courses will be expected. A tuition waiver and portion of health
insurance are included.
Research will focus on sets of lakes that have been monitored long-term (many since the
early 1980s) as part of US EPA’s LTM Network
(http://www.epa.gov/airmarkets/monitoring-surface-water-chemistry) that is evaluating
response of surface waters to changes in atmospheric deposition, and more recently,
changes in dissolved organic carbon (DOC), lake temperature profiles, extreme weather
events, and other anthropogenic changes. The successful applicant will work with the
existing long-term data, coordinate with relevant weather and/or land-use information,
and be responsible for ongoing field sampling for Maine LTM lakes, with opportunities to
expand data collection based on student interests.
To be eligible for consideration, students must be accepted to Ecology and
Environmental Sciences program at the University of Maine as a full-time student, with
approval of the UMaine PI, Dr. Sarah Nelson. Students should have an excellent academic
record including ecology, limnology and/or geochemistry, strong statistical training (some
knowledge of R preferred), and interest in and ability to perform fieldwork, often at remote
Interested candidates should review the application procedure described on
the EES Web page: https://umaine.edu/ees-graduate/application-process/. Contact Dr.
Nelson, the faculty advisor for this position, to discuss your academic and professional
background and research interests at email@example.com.
· Age 18 to 35
· Be a US citizen or legal resident
· Be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program or have graduated from college within the past one year
· Have a strong interest — or relevant experience — in areas pertaining to history, historic preservation, museum studies, archaeology, cultural interpretation, anthropology, sciences, biology or other related fields
· Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) -- helpful and more needed for some positions
· Be social media savvy!
· Applications must be submitted by February 6, 2018.
• Top candidates will be selected for interviews.
· Placement decisions will generally be made by April.
· The paid 10-20 week internship period will begin in late May through early June 2018 and conclude in August through early September 2018 depending on specific requirements of the project site.
Applications will be reviewed and rated according to the following criteria - relevant educational and work experience, oral and written communication skills, maturity, professionalism, technical knowledge and expertise, evidence of adaptability and adventurousness, and ability to work effectively with diverse audiences. Final candidates will undergo a background check before beginning their assignment.
Apply using the following link: http://www.latinoheritageintern.com/internship-positions/
with scientists conducting ecological research.
Explore Harvard’s 3,700-acre outdoor laboratory & classroom in Petersham, Massachusetts.
A summer of mentored research in:
-Forest Ecosystems & Disturbances
-Wildlife Dynamics & Invasive Species
-Computer Science Solutions for Big Data -Agricultural Grazing and Plant Communities -
Atmospheric Chemistry of Forest Canopies -Community Dynamics & Global Climate
11 weeks residential program
$5775 stipend and travel
Full room & board and meal plan
Program dates for 2018 are May 21 – August 3, 2018.
Applications are currently being accepted on-line and complete details are listed on our
The strict deadline for this program is Friday February 2nd, 2018 @ 9:00am.
Questions? Contact Manisha Patel, Summer Program Coordinator:
opening for an M.S. graduate student to work with Roger Ruess and Syndonia
Bret-Harte on an NSF-funded project on shrub feedbacks to C and N cycling
along a boreal-arctic transect in northern Alaska. A widespread shift from
tundra to deciduous shrub-dominated vegetation appears to be underway in
northern Alaska, which could have profound implications for C balance and
biogeochemical cycling. Because much of the Earth’s soil C is stored in
arctic and boreal regions, changes in the C budgets of these biomes may
feedback strongly to global climate. Biogeochemical C and N cycles are
linked tightly in boreal and arctic ecosystems, and plant production is
strongly N-limited; therefore, N-fixing shrubs affect soil C through their
effects on near-surface soil N, via both SOM turnover and N inputs. The
graduate student will focus on the effects of the growth and ecophysiology
of Siberian alder on biogeochemical cycling across topo-edaphic sequences
along a latitudinal transect from the boreal forest (BNZ LTER) to arctic
tundra (ARC LTER). The student will be expected to develop their own
research questions within the overall framework of the project, and will
have the opportunity to interact with PIs and other graduate students
working on project. Because research sites are distributed between
Fairbanks and areas north of the Toolik Field Station (see
http://toolik.alaska.edu/), the graduate student will be conducting research
and camping in very rugged/remote terrain. The student will be supported
through a combination of research assistantships and teaching
assistantships, and expected to begin fieldwork in the summer of 2018, and
coursework in the fall of 2018. For more information, please contact Roger
Ruess (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Syndonia Bret-Harte (email@example.com).
You must also apply for graduate study to the Department of Biology and
Wildlife at University of Alaska Fairbanks (see
https://www.bw.uaf.edu/graduates/index.php for application requirements);
the deadline for applications is January 15, 2018.
The Isles of Shoals represent an exceptional location for exploring
parasite diversity in multi-host parasite systems (particularly
trematode parasites) that include intertidal invertebrates and
shorebirds. Previous work at Shoals Marine Laboratory has resulted in
interesting patterns in parasite prevalence of intermediate hosts around
the islands, as well as influences on host foraging behavior and
physiology. The Parasite Ecology Intern will collect parasite diversity
data in invertebrate hosts on Appledore Island, assist with experiments
that induce infection in intermediate hosts, and explore host behavior
in the lab and the field. Interns will learn how to identify trematode
parasite species using a microscope, how to induce an infection gradient
in host crabs, set-up and run behavior and predation experiments, and
can use what they learn from this and past work to design a related
project. The intern will be a part of the larger SML Research Internship
cohort and will participate in weekly discussions and lectures.
Previous coursework in ecology and marine biology is recommended.
Previous experience at SML is preferred, but not required. Relevant SML
courses include: Ecology & the Marine Environment, Evolution & Marine
Diversity, Field Marine Invertebrate Biology, and the Shoals Research
Mentor: Dr. April Blakeslee (East Carolina University)
Dates: June 4 – August 13, 2018 (10 weeks)
SML Research Symposium: August 11, 2018
Includes room & board for 10 weeks, and roundtrip vessel transportation
from Portsmouth, NH to Appledore Island. Interns are responsible for
their own transportation to/from Portsmouth, NH at the beginning and end
of the internship.
One intern will be selected.
Please go to the following website for information on how to apply:
SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12-16 weeks utilizing our 2,650 acre research site on the shores of Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has maintained an REU site since 2001 and those students sponsored have used our professional training programs as a stepping stone to pursue advanced careers in the field of environmental sciences.
How to Apply
Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of on-line registration, student copy of transcripts, personal essay, resume, and two letters of recommendation using the
Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA)
Summer (May-August) deadline is February 1, 2018
For more information please visit our web site
Or email: SERCintern@si.edu
The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Students from under-represented groups or institutions lacking research facilities or research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. However, all other interested students are encouraged to apply.