We seek a motivated student with experience identifying insects or plants to work with biologists at the Katy Prairie Conservancy and the University of Houston over the summer of 2017. The student will examine plant and pollinator communities in natural and restored prairies around the Houston area.
The student will be required to work independently after training, and will be expected to spend long hours outdoors in uncomfortable (hot, humid) conditions. The student will be responsible for collecting and identifying pollinators from pollinator traps, observing pollinator behavior, measuring plant communities, and collecting and identifying insects from sweep net samples at several prairie sites.
Applicants should have experience working with dichotomous keys. We will be most interested in applicants with experience identifying plants or insects. Applicants should be available for ten weeks during the summer; the ten weeks do not have to be continuous.
The intern will be paid $12 per hour for ten weeks of work. The intern will relocate to Houston for 10 weeks of the summer at their own expense, must have a reliable vehicle, and will not be additionally reimbursed for local travel to access field sites. Field sites will be within a 60 mile radius of the University of Houston.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references to Steven Pennings at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. Applications should be received by March 19 in order to receive full consideration.