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PAID internships for undergrads in ecology

This list includes PAID jobs for undergrads/recent grads in Ecological fields (mostly US/Canada based). This list is poorly maintained by Anna Boegehold. - Sourceful

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****This list includes PAID jobs for undergrads/recent grads in Ecological fields (mostly US/Canada based). This list is poorly maintained by Anna Boegehold. To add a job to the list, find me on Twitter: @anna_boeg. I will NOT POST unpaid jobs or pay-to-play postings. Please be aware that I do this in my own spare time ****

This time of year is slow for job openings - but fall and early winter are when i see the most postings!

If you feel that any of the postings are exploitative, please DM me through twitter (@anna_boeg) or email annaboegehold at gmail dot com

If you or someone you know has successfully been hired for a job through my list, please send me a note! I would love to hear it and it would make me happy.

Job posting titles are highlighted in yellow, application deadlines in turquoise.

Matt Cover (@matthewrcover) compiled a list of summer internships for students who are undocumented and living in the US, or for those who are not U.S. citizens: http://www.matthewrcover.com/undocumented-in-stem.html

Student Research Opportunities page from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez (includes mainland US postings): http://sro.uprm.edu/browse.php

International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) job board - postings change regularly: http://iaglr.org/jobs

Government agencies often hire recent graduates & students - go to www.usajobs.gov and you can search for a specific agency, or type “student” and/or “recent graduate” into the keyword search to see all jobs. You can also search by agency and refine results to “students/recent graduates”.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is the student contract coordinator for the EPA and other federal agencies - they list jobs for undergrads, recent grads, postdocs, and more. This is their job board: https://www.orau.org/stem-workforce-solutions/jobs-internships.html

Also check out https://www.zintellect.com/Catalog

Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project is offering enriching paid internship experiences for Latinx college students and upcoming professionals who are passionate about public land conservation and natural resources. We'd like to ask for your help in sharing these opportunities with talented Latinx students and recent grads who may be interested in getting work experience with the U.S. Forest Service.

There are a total of 24 positions available throughout the country. Here are some positions that are anticipated to start September 21, 2020:

3 - Special Uses Resource Assistants in Colorado

1 - Special Uses Resource Assistant in California

1 - Graphic Designer in Colorado

1 - Hydrology Intern in Arizona

1 - Public Affairs Fellow in Arizona

1 - Water Resources Fellow in New Mexico

Applications can be submitted through our website: My Access to a Network of Opportunities (MANO) Project. The deadline for the Forest Service positions is Monday, July 6, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Please see the attached flyer or our website for more information. Interested candidates may contact us by email with any questions regarding internships. We appreciate your support in sharing these opportunities with students and your network.

Thank you,

Marlene Manzo

Program Associate

Hispanic Access Foundation

1030 15th St. NW Suite B/1 #150 | Washington, DC 20005

Cell: (509) 305-0059

Pronouns: they/them & she/her

For those with a bachelor’s:

Our lab at UT Austin is looking for a dynamic, experienced Research Assistant to join our research program into the ecology of introduced, invasive grasses in south Texas grasslands. We’re looking for someone who has passion and expertise in field ecological studies. The RA will assist a research scientist in studies of invasive Guinea grass and Buffel grass by performing skilled field, greenhouse and laboratory experiments. Research areas include studies of the introduced grasses and their herbivores, parasitoids, pathogens and plant community associates, and their responses to range management.

Key responsibilities: implement field, greenhouse and laboratory studies of introduced and native grass species. This includes field identifications of plants, proficient use of field equipment, trip planning, detailed record keeping and sample curation. Assist with the construction of experimental infrastructure including: fencing, mounting of sensors, and specimen containment. Outdoor work at remote field sites in South Texas will require some overnight stays up to 4 nights per week. Interact professionally with landowners.

For more details and application instructions, please see here:


Fall Intern Opportunity: Orchids in the Classroom Program at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Edgewater, MD)

The Public Engagement program at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is seeking an intern to participate in our Orchids in the Classroom program. Orchids in the Classroom is a citizen science project where middle and high school students conduct research in their classrooms to improve orchid conservation efforts. Interns will be involved with lab work and in-class educational activities. Specifically, the interns will participate in 1) teacher training programs, 2) creating protocols and training materials, including making instructional videos, 3) preparing experimental materials, including lab work to prepare and create orchid germination plates, and 4) managing and analyzing student collected data.

Competitive applicants will have prior lab experience, strong communication skills, and a demonstrated interest public engagement in STEM and K-12 STEM education.

This is a paid, full-time, 16-week internship ($550/week). Portions of the internship may be completed remotely. Any on-site work will take place at our SERC campus in Edgewater, Maryland. No on-site housing is available. If interns are able to find appropriate housing in the area, travel reimbursement is available.

We expect a start date in late August. The specific start date will be agreed upon when the candidate has been chosen. Members of historically underrepresented groups in STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please email a resume and cover letter to Dr. Alison Cawood ([email protected]) and Ms. Cosette Larash ([email protected]). For any questions, please contact Dr. Cawood.

PAID internships for undergrads in ecology
Tags Jobs, Ecology, Guide
Type Google Doc
Published 20/06/2020, 23:09:44


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