Year-long research opportunity for recent college graduates with the Echinacea Project

Are you interested in gaining field research experience and learning about the ecology and evolution of plants and plant-animal interactions in fragmented prairie? The Echinacea Project is offering a year-long research internship for recent college graduates with opportunities to conduct original research both independently and collaboratively. We have diverse potential projects for recent graduates with a background or interest in plant ecology, pollination biology, evolution, statistics, conservation, and computer science. In the past, interns have completed projects on a variety of topics including pollination biology, prairie restoration, and plant-herbivore interactions.

No experience is necessary, but you must be enthusiastic and hard-working. In the summer, you will survey natural plant populations, measure plant traits in experimental plots, hand-pollinate plants, observe & collect insects, and assist in all aspects of field research. Interns will also manage and analyze data, mentor high school and undergraduate students and supervise volunteer scientists at the Chicago Botanic Garden through the rest of the year. Summer housing is provided and there is a stipend.

Information about our offerings for summer 2020 are here: . Direct any and all questions to Review of applications will begin on March 8th. The team and I are happy to answer any questions.