Undergrad Summer Interns for Grassland Research

The Lemoine Lab at Marquette University is hiring three interns for summer 2020 (early May Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ late August) to work on an NSF-funded project examining the role of insect herbivores in grasslands. Interns will be responsible for maintaining and implementing the main project, as well as conducting independent research projects. Duties include manual construction of drought shelters including use of power tools, insect collections, plant identification and collections, soil respiration measurements via incubation, and plant gas exchange measurements using a LICOR 6800. Undergraduate interns will primarily assist full-time technicians and graduate students. Field sites are in Custer State Park, South Dakota and Milwaukee, WI.

Compensation: $3,000 stipend for the summer. Housing is provided in South Dakota and Milwaukee.


Ideal applicants have a strong interest in ecology, plant physiology, entomology or other related field and are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. Applicants must have the ability and willingness to work outdoors in remote grasslands, handle soil, plants, and insects, and endure log field days with adverse weather conditions. Strong work ethic, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, and a current drivers license are required.

Please send a cover letter,  CV, and two references to Michelle Budny: michelle.budny@marquette.edu

Deadline to Apply: 15 Apr 2020