Internship / Internado – Tropical Responses to Altered Climate Experiment (TRACE), Puerto Rico

The Tropical Responses to Altered Climate Experiment (TRACE) is looking for

two *full time *interns to assist in field and laboratory work, under the

supervision of the Project Manager. TRACE is the first field warming

experiment to be successfully conducted in a tropical forest to study the

effects of climate change on tropical forests, particularly effects on

carbon and nutrient cycling. Interns will be afforded the opportunity to

meet and interact with a wide variety of scientists from different fields

and will be trained in numerous scientific techniques. Tasks will include

but are not limited to: maintenance and operation of experimental and

scientific equipment, collection and processing of samples (soil, litterfall,

water, roots, among others), and data entry. Interns will be expected to

work in challenging field conditions (e.g., warm, humid climate with high

rainfall; steep and muddy areas) and will occasionally be asked to work for

extended hours. For more information about the project, visit <>

*Review of applications will begin in September 2017 and will continue

until the positions are filled. Positions

may begin as early as September 15, 2017. We request Interns commit to

a minimum of three

months, with flexible start and end dates.*

Stipend: $575 per month to cover food and general living expenses. Contract

is with non-governmental organization Ciudadanos del Karso.

Accommodation: Free housing in Sabana Field Research Station in Luquillo,

Puerto Rico. Housing includes full kitchen and laundry.

Transportation: Interns will be required to apply for a federal license

with the USDA Forest Service. This will permit the use of the station

vehicles for work purposes. We will provide transportation to and from the

airport if needed.

Note: We are unable to provide funding for travel or medical insurance at

this time.

Requirements: We are looking for college graduates with a Natural Sciences

background. Previous field and/or laboratory experience is preferable, but

not required. Applicants should have a positive attitude and be able to

work both independently and on a team setting. They must also be able to

conduct physically demanding work under climatically challenging conditions.

While not required, applicants with a basic knowledge of Spanish are

preferred. We are currently only considering US citizens and permanent US


To apply: Send email to with the following:

1.        Full resume or CV

2.        Letter of interest explaining your professional interests, why

you are interested in our project and your relevant experience.

3.        Name and contact information for two references.