Paid Summer Internship opportunities!

Expand your horizons with a paid internship!
Do you have an interest in ecology, natural resource management, environmental education, science communication, environmental policy, or social science as it relates to our natural resources? 
Are you interested in exploring a career path you may not have considered yet, instead of looking for a summer job?  If so, then apply to become an intern with the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center.
 The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center is offering up to 22 paid internships throughout the Midwest focused on a variety of topics. Project summaries, requirements, and location for each project can be downloaded here or by visiting our internship website ( The program starts with a week-long short course at NGRREC’s field station in East Alton, IL before students depart for their various project locations. At the end of the summer, students will return to present their work in a professional, two-day Intern Symposium attended by their peers, research advisors, and other professionals.
We encourage all students to apply, including community and junior college students, students who are undecided in their career path, and students who would like to explore including science, research, or education and outreach as a component of their educational growth.
In addition to the $5,000 stipend paid in two installments during the summer, we expect to have $1,000 in reimbursement funds to assist students with their summer housing and, if necessary, relocation costs. Program staff will assist students in finding suitable housing at their internship location, if needed.
Now accepting applications!
All applications are due via online submission by midnight January 23, 2018. 
Minimum Requirements: A student must have a GPA 3.25 or higher. Attendance at the Intern Program Short Course (May 21-25) and Intern Symposium (July 30-31) is required if accepted as an intern. All application materials must be submitted online (no email submissions accepted) by the application deadline (Jan. 23).
Required Application Materials: All application materials must be submitted electronically within the online application form by the January 23 deadline.
1)      Biographical sketch – Submit a brief statement (100 words or less) about yourself, your interests, and where you see yourself career-wise in 5 years. This information will be included in the August symposium proceedings.
2)     College transcript – Unofficial copy will suffice as long as your name is clearly visible on the transcript. A screenshot or a typed Word version of your transcript will not be accepted.
3)     Resume – Include all relevant coursework, previous employment, internships, and volunteer positions. Organization name, location, and dates should be included.
4)     Cover letter (optional, but encouraged) – Feel free to include a cover letter outlining what makes you a good candidate for this internship. Include any additional information, such as your career and academic goals, that would help us assess your fit for our internship program. This also helps us match you to the right project.
To apply or see the summary of this year’s projects and locations visit: Or begin your application here.
For questions or more information, please contact NGRREC Intern Program Coordinator, Natalie Marioni at
Natalie Marioni, Intern Program Coordinator
Director of Environmental Education and Citizen Science
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (