Opportunities Archive

NSF funded RAMP: funded year-long post-bacc training/research

The NSF-funded post-bacc RAMP program provides a full year of support and dedicated training/research opportunities in the context of genomic novelty with faculty mentors from three CLAS departments: EEB (Jockusch, Wegrzyn, Yuan), MCB (O’Neill, Mellone), and PNB (Kanadia). Bioinformatics bootcamp training is provided in the first three weeks in collaboration with SCSU’s BioPath program.The RAMP programs aim to provide an intensive and paid research experience, with salaries comparable to an entry level job.As a note, this is open to non-UConn graduates as well.More information can be found here (applications are due March 31st)https://genome-postbac.biology.clas.uconn.edu/Flyer for distribution is attached.RaMP flyer a v6.pdf

Summer internships: now hiring at RIDEM

Are you interested in marine biology? Natural resource management? Do you have an interest in learning more about how fisheries are monitored and managed? Consider working with the Rhode Island DEM Division of Marine Fisheries! We are looking for interns for the summer 2023 season.

Seasonal interns with the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) join a dynamic workplace where the day-to-day activities vary substantially. During the summer, DMF runs multiple marine resource surveys to assess fish and invertebrate populations in state waters. We have a fleet of research vessels ranging from 16 to 50 feet in length, and interns generally spend at least half of their time working on these vessels and assisting with survey work. When not in the field, interns are typically stationed at DMF offices in Jamestown or Jerusalem, RI, where they assist with database entry of survey samples, preparation of survey equipment (mending nets, assembling bait bags), and sample processing for analysis. Additionally, there may be opportunity for interested individuals to conduct an independent project that aligns with the Division’s responsibilities.

Ideal candidates will be individuals with an interest in marine science and/or marine resource management who would like to gain hands-on experience in fisheries science. They will enjoy working as part of a team, be willing to work on the water in inclement weather, and have an aptitude for working in an environment where day-to-day job duties can vary substantially.

To apply: please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/rhodeisland/jobs/3879572/student-researcher-fish-wildlife?keywords=student&pagetype=promotionalJobs (position title=Student Researcher, Location= Jamestown, RI). Please feel free to reach out to Corinne Truesdale at corinne.truesdale@dem.ri.gov with any questions.

Hiring Lifeguard Supervisors and Beach Directors

Position highlights:

Lifeguard Supervisor

Pay: $21-$23/ hour, paid training!

Duration: Memorial Day Weekend (May 29th) through Labor Day (September 4th).

Schedule: Lifeguard Supervisors work daily shifts from 10AM – 6PM, five days a week. Most weekends and July 4th, are mandatory.

Requirements: Be at least 18 years old, Two (2) years of paid lifeguard experience or previous lifeguard supervisory experience.

Beach Director

Pay: $23-$25/hour, paid training!

Duration: Memorial Day Weekend (May 29th) through Labor Day (September 4th).

Schedule: Beach Directors work daily shifts from 10AM – 6PM, five days a week. Most weekends and July 4th, are mandatory.

Requirements: Be at least 20 years old, One year (1) of experience as a supervisor over lifeguards.

Please feel free to share the above information and the attached flyer with your network.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you very much!



Mackenzie Robinson| Human Resources Associate

Talent Solutions

Department of Administrative Services

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 1502

Hartford, CT 06103

Office: 860-969-4545

Student Internship Opportunity: Administrative Assistant

CFRF Student Internship Opportunity

The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation is seeking a motivated individual to complete an Administrative Assistant Internship beginning in March 2023. Applications are due March 8, 2023.A full description of this internship opportunity and application instructions are available HEREOverview of Position: PartTime position focusing on helping the CFRF Business Manager and Executive Director to carry out the administrative work associated with the CFRF’s programs. Specific aims and tasks of this position duties include, but are not limited to, processing invoices, tracking contract reporting and proposal deadlines, development of proposal budgets, maintaining listservs, organizing files, and more.

Timeframe and Compensation: The internship will begin in March 2023 and will last until the start of the fall semester/early September, with the opportunity for continuation or transition to part-time or full-time employment at that time. The Intern will maintain an average of 20 hours of work per week and will receive compensation at a rate of up $20-$25 per hour, depending on qualifications. The opportunity for extension or transition is dependent upon performance and mutual interest.Location: If the Intern can provide their own computer, the Intern can work remotely when appropriate. If the Intern needs a CFRF computer, the Intern will work at the CFRF office. In either case, it is expected that the individual will be at the CFRF office at least once a week. The CFRF office is in the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island building on the East Farm Campus of the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI).Qualifications: See the full position description for minimum and preferred qualifications.To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for one professional reference to twinneg@cfrfoundation.org by March 8, 2023.Questions: Contact Teresa Winneg at twinneg@cfrfoundation.org or 401-515-4890. 

summer job opportunity at Office of Environmental Planning, CT Dept of Transportation

Job Opening: Environmental Planning Summer Worker – Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com)

DOT Office of Environmental Planning is hiring a summer worker to help out across various units. This is a full time position May – August, out of our headquarters in Newington, CT.

Students with backgrounds in Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, GIS, soil science, engineering would likely be most interested.


The Smith Lab at Willamette University is seeking multiple summer research
students to participate in a 9-week field and laboratory experience from
May 15, 2023 – Jul 14, 2023. Research projects will focus on the ecology,
evolution, and genetics of Yuccas and their yucca moth pollinators
(Prodoxidae: Tegeticula). Students will have the opportunity to select
and design their own research projects within the constraints of the study
system and laboratory resources. Potential topic areas include questions
in bioinformatics, climate change, phylogenetics, plant physiology,
population ecology, and population genetics.

The program will begin with a 2-week field experience in the Mojave
Desert, followed by six weeks in the lab at Willamette University in
Salem, Oregon. Participants will receive a stipend, plus housing, meals,
and travel expenses.

Participants should be currently enrolled as degree-seeking students
at the undergraduate level in a 2- or 4-year institution and should
have past coursework at the college-level in biology or an allied
field. Participants should be prepared to work in a desert environment
during late spring weather, walking up to ten miles per day over uneven
terrain while carrying a backpack.

Interested students should submit an application by March 10 via the
following google form: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FYyuy25oyCpmSfQ7y8&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C53849153fe4f497ae3c408db13e91fab%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638125664248659380%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=AXBrWBrQQmKY9PCOPfghMdqbOHn6tx7fLa%2BHMfWTVvc%3D&reserved=0

The application should include an unofficial transcript, a resume or CV,
the names and contact information for three professional references,
and an essay of not more than 1000 words describing both a proposed
research topic (links to relevant papers and resources are provided on
the application page) and how participating will promote the applicant’s
career goals.

Willamette University is a diverse environment composed of people with
various ethnic, racial, gender identities, and sexual orientations,
including English language learners and large LGBTQ+ and international
student populations, as well as many first generation college students.
Applicants will be required to submit a statement describing how they
will strengthen this community.

Research Internship in Range Management on Subtropical Grazinglands at Archbold Biological Station (Lake Placid, Florida)

The Agroecology program at Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch (BIR) (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Charrison.goodale%40uconn.edu%7C0484efb6e1924fbbac5208db0e74c540%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638119667410400688%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=sb7lpzR0NUuO1%2FQnc097xKAi9hzx9%2BTe%2Fihs%2Fi49%2Fpw%3D&reserved=0 is seeking an intern (6 – 9  months) to assist with grassland and wetland ecology, biogeochemistry, and range management research on our 10,500-acre cattle ranch in south-central Florida (Buck Island Ranch). The research intern will be supervised by Dr. Betsey (Elizabeth) Boughton in a diverse and fun lab. The lab is supported by the data management and GIS department located at the Archbold Biological Station. We interact closely with the cattle operations staff at BIR.

Internship highlights

The internship is structured between 20 paid hours/week assisting with field and lab projects, and the remaining hours designing and implementing an independent research project that fits within our research program (with a report and a presentation at the end of the internship).

Interns receive lodging at Buck Island Ranch (shared cottage with other interns) and a weekly stipend of $245.

Interns will:

  • Get the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including greenhouse gas monitoring, precipitation manipulation to simulate the effects of climate change, and wetland and grassland monitoring.
  • Assist with plant biomass collection, plant community surveys (in wetlands and/or grasslands), soil sampling, water sampling, soil sieving grinding, acid washing, and data entry.
  • Be trained in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice, experimental design, and statistical analysis to oral presentations.
  • Opportunity to get more familiar with technology, and techniques (e.g., eddy covariance, gas flux sampling, water sampling, R-software).
  • Experience life on a cattle ranch in a collaborative environment.

Who should apply?

  • Ideal for recent graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, or any related fields.
  • Students interested in applied science who contemplate non-academic positions such as Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in applied ecology, wetland ecology, rangeland ecology

Requirements and internship responsibilities

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about living and working in a rural field station setting. A valid driver’s license and own transportation for personal activities is required.
  • Respectful of others, as successful interns will share lodging with other interns.
  • Detail-oriented with respect to following sampling protocols and managing data.
  • Must have authorization for US employment.

How to apply?

    To apply please email the following to Dr. Sonnier (gsonnier@archbold-station.org).

              o A recent CV.

              o A cover letter stating research interests in the internship and a description of previous research experience.

              o The contact information for three references.

  • Review of applicants will begin Monday, February 27, 2023, and we will accept applications until the position is filled.
  • Desired starting date April 2023.

Questions about the program

Please refer to Archbold Biological Station’s website for more details on our program: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Charrison.goodale%40uconn.edu%7C0484efb6e1924fbbac5208db0e74c540%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638119667410400688%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=sr3X3l6A1Ek787RL9421fL%2BeLJGC5N5VwnnIcCUm%2Fpw%3D&reserved=0

If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Sonnier (gsonnier@archbold-station.org).

Summer Employment Opportunity in Indiana: Response of Oak Reproduction to Fire

Summer 2023 Employment Opportunity with Purdue University

Response of oak reproduction to silviculture and fire

Job Description:

We are hiring two technicians to collect field data at sites within the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana as part of a collaborative study between the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University and the USDA Forest Service. Basic knowledge of proper field techniques and backcountry safety are required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.


Mid-May to August (40 hours/week)


$15.00 per hour. Housing is included.

Experience and Skills:

The ability to identify woody plants of southern Indiana is strongly desired. We also desire basic knowledge of forest measurement practices, experience with backcountry navigation using a topographic map and compass, familiarity with standard equipment including GPS, and experience/training in identifying herbaceous vegetation.

To apply:

Please email a resume (including contact information for two references), unofficial transcripts and dates of availability to: jenkinma@purdue.edu.  We will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled.


Please contact Mike Jenkins if you have any questions about the position.

NSF REU Site Crop Diversity and Rural Livelihoods in Vermont and Uganda

NSF REU Site Crop Diversity and Rural Livelihoods in Vermont and Uganda

We are now accepting applications for a Summer 2023 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program based at the University of Vermont. This REU will provide eight American undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds an opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research on the ecological, economic and cultural roles of on-farm crop diversity in rural Vermont and rural Uganda.

Under the eight-week summer REU program students will receive training at the University of Vermont (UVM) in rural development theory, social survey research methods, spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and written and oral communication. Working with partners in Uganda students will collect and analyze original farm, household and spatial data from smallholder farms and surrounding communities, and work closely with faculty mentors to prepare presentations and manuscripts on links between crop diversity and livelihood outcomes.

Completed applications including 2 letters of recommendation can be submitted online via (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uvm.edu%2Fcals%2Fcdae%2Freu-in-uganda&data=05%7C01%7Charrison.goodale%40uconn.edu%7C0484efb6e1924fbbac5208db0e74c540%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638119667410244486%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=PWsU7l0lp15%2B9c79gPVWj1WODZdus4W1HTNtM0%2FfsbM%3D&reserved=0 and review of applications will begin on February 28th and continue until filled. The 2023 Summer REU Site program will run from approximately June 13th – August 8th, with some flexibility depending on Covid-19 travel restrictions, safety precautions, and quarantine needs. All travel costs will be covered by NSF and the summer program includes a generous stipend. All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled at a U.S. college or university at the time of the program (seniors graduating in Spring 2023 are not eligible).

Details about the project and application instructions can be found at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uvm.edu%2Fcals%2Fcdae%2Freu-in-uganda&data=05%7C01%7Charrison.goodale%40uconn.edu%7C0484efb6e1924fbbac5208db0e74c540%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638119667410244486%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=PWsU7l0lp15%2B9c79gPVWj1WODZdus4W1HTNtM0%2FfsbM%3D&reserved=0

Southern NY Seasonal Positions (Housing Included)

The Trail Conference Conservation Corps is hiring Invasives Strike Force Crew, Education and Outreach Stewards, and Trail Builders! See position descriptions at https://www.nynjtc.org/corps-positions

The Trail Conference Conservation Corps (TCCC) creates leaders in environmental conservation while empowering people to play a deeper role in the care of their local parks and trails. By training service members to engage with the public, we amplify our impact and reach in fostering a commitment to protecting nature.

Industry experts train TCCC members in sustainable trail building, invasive species management, public outreach, volunteer engagement, and outdoor leadership to provide vital resources to the parks you enjoy.

TCCC members receive a living stipend so they may serve and are eligible for education awards through our partnership with AmeriCorps. Corps members learn and serve in the nation’s finest public parks system outside a major metropolitan area. From trail construction to habitat restoration to visitor education, they provide essential support to land managers.

Seasonal housing is provided upon request at the Welch Trail Education Center or in the Catskill Forest Preserve. Corps members receive benefits, including housing, a living stipend, a travel stipend, and certification in Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED and Leave No Trace Principles. They also qualify for student loan deferment and an education award.

Contact Conservation Corps Manager, Tori Finn, vfinn@nynjtc.org for any questions.

Wildlife Biology Research Assistantship

Wildlife Biology Research Assistantship

Applications are open for limited spaces to join our spring and summer research program in the Peruvian Amazon. We have four field teams operating at any given time. RAs spend approximately 60% of their time assisting a specific project, and 40% of their time providing general support to other projects. Ongoing studies include:

Primate Behavior & Monitoring: assist a 12-year behavioral and mark-recapture study of three Neotropical primates species

Biodiversity & Wildlife Health: assist a wildlife veterinary team safely collect samples from several vertebrate taxa (bats, birds, small- to large-size mammals)

Animal Movement & Spatial Ecology: help set-up and collect data from a LoRa-based animal tracking system, and carry-out non-invasive animal detection protocols (eDNA collection, camera trapping, hair snare devices).

Conservation Genetics: join our field genetics laboratory team in intaking and analyzing samples associated with studies on microbiome, feeding ecology, taxonomy, and disease ecology.

Visit https://fieldprojects.org/participate/wildlife-biology/ to learn about training and skills acquired on each project.

Quick Facts:

2023 Start Dates: (Spring) Flexible Feb and March start dates; (Summer) May 29, June 12, July 3

Minimum Commitment: 5 weeks

Location: Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru

Application Deadline: (Spring) Jan 31; (Summer) March 31

Program Fee: $2450 for 5 weeks; $490 each additional week. Fee includes food+lodging at the field station, training and use of field equipment. Fee DOES NOT include transportation to field station.

For more information, including FAQ, visit:


Short on funding? See our scholarship opportunities:


Ready to apply? CV + 2 references required:


Job Posting – DFG-seasonal

The Department posted the following requisition using MassCareers, a web-based Employee Career System.  The system allows internal and external job applicants to apply online.  You can apply for positions by logging into MassCareers or through the following portal through www.mass.gov/anf/employment-equal-access-disability/masscareers/masscareers.html


Requisition Link

Functional Title

Official Title



Seasonal Recreational Fisheries Technician – South Coast

Contracted Seasonal Employees

836 South Rodney Blvd., New Bedford, MA



Please note that requisitions (former Posting IDs) will remain open for 90 days; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days of the posting. 

The MassCareers job posting is available by clicking on the Requisition Link. 

Division and Work Unit managers please ensure that these announcements are posted in a location for staff to view. 

The Department of Fish and Game is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer

Hiring Lifeguards at the State of Connecticut

Good Afternoon,

I am reaching out on behalf of the State of Connecticut, Statewide Human Resources, Talent Solutions Division. We are looking for individuals who are interested in helping to enhance our State Parks with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). We have exciting opportunities for Lifeguards across the state!


Position Highlights:

  • Pay range $19-21 hour (no benefits)
  • Paid lifeguard training!
  • Season: May 29- Sept. 4
  • Typically full-time (40 hours per week), 10am-6pm, five days a week
  • No resume or cover letter required at the time of application


Might you be interested or know someone who could be?  Attached is our Lifeguard Outreach flyer for you to post in your community space and share with your network.

How to Apply:

  1. Visit- Job Opening: Lifeguard – Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com).
  2. Complete a Master Application .
  3. Apply for any of our current openings and sign up for Interest Cards to be alerted when future opportunities become available.


*Follow these links for tips on how to apply and information on how to sign up for Interest Cards.

We invite you to connect with us on LinkedIn to learn about other seasonal opportunities available. Please feel free to share this information with your network.

Thank you so much,

Mackenzie Robinson

NSF REU Summer Internship Program at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Edgewater, MD)

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, our NSF REU Global Change Biology program offers students the opportunity to conduct hands-on science focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. The interns will conduct independent projects over 10 weeks utilizing our 2,650 acre research site on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today. These include habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. Enrichment activities will focus on professional development; responsible conduct of research; science communications, and various panels on alternative careers in science, graduate school, and hearing from REU alumni.

The program is 10 weeks in summer 2023 (May/June – August).

Program benefits include a stipend of $6250, dorm housing, and travel costs to/from Edgewater, MD.

Applications are submitted through the Smithsonian web portal and the deadline is February 15, 2023.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and not graduating senior.

Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of on-line registration, student copy of transcripts, personal essay, resume, and one letter of recommendation using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA)


CLOSING SOON: Forest Field Technician Positions in Wyoming

Job Description: The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) at the University of Wyoming is seeking applications for two lead field technician positions and six field technician positions to conduct forest field inventories in National Forests in Wyoming and Colorado during the summer of 2023. These positions involve measuring and identifying trees following Forest Service common stand exam protocols, measuring down woody material, and assessing understory vegetation by lifeform to gather data to support LiDAR-based analyses of forest structure. Lead field technicians will be responsible for conducting and overseeing crew field sampling efforts, supervising a crew of three field technicians, maintaining safety awareness and practices, coordinating daily field logistics, and maintaining field equipment. Field technicians will be responsible for learning and following detailed protocols, collecting high-quality ecological data, and maintaining field crew effectiveness and cohesion. Work will occur on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest near Laramie, Wyoming and in the Bighorn National Forest near Sheridan, Wyoming. Transportation to and from field sites will be provided. Crews will camp in the field during the work week, and weekend housing will be provided nearby to field sites.

Duration: May through August 2023 (12-13 weeks), with exact start and end dates TBD

Hours: Minimum 40 hours per week (M-F), with paid overtime for work extending beyond 40 hours

Pay: Lead field technicians $20 per hour plus $30 per hour overtime and daily per diem

         Field technicians $15-$17 per hour plus $22.50-$25.50 per hour overtime and daily per diem

Minimum Qualifications:

Crew Leads

  • At least three years of college course work (or equivalent number of credits) toward a degree in biology, ecology, or a closely related field
  • A valid driver’s license and a driving record that will pass the motor vehicle records inspection by the University of Wyoming
  • Experience driving a 4WD/AWD vehicle on unpaved surfaces and in rough terrain
  • Knowledge of western forest trees
  • Experience working or recreating in remote settings without cell service or internet and in adverse weather conditions
  • At least one season of experience collecting biological data in the field
  • Ability to hike in rough, uneven terrain carrying up to 35 lbs and to engage in prolonged periods of physical work
  • Ability to operate on a flexible schedule that may change on short notice
  • Ability to accurately record data
  • Strong personal motivation and a willingness to maintain a positive, productive attitude under challenging conditions

Field Technicians

  • At least two years of college course work (or equivalent number of credits) toward a degree in biology, ecology, or a closely related field
  • A valid driver’s license and a driving record that will pass the motor vehicle records inspection by the University of Wyoming
  • Comfortable working or recreating in remote settings without cell service or internet and in adverse weather condition
  • Experience following complex, detailed protocols
  • Ability to hike in rough, uneven terrain carrying up to 35 lbs and to engage in prolonged periods of physical work
  • Ability to operate on a flexible schedule that may change on short notice
  • Ability to accurately record data
  • Strong personal motivation and a willingness to maintain a positive, productive attitude under challenging conditions

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience on a field crew
  • Knowledge of the ecology, composition, and dynamics of western forests
  • Experience operating geospatial equipment
  • Experience working or recreating in bear country

To Apply: Please assemble the following into a single PDF and send to Paige Copenhaver-Parry (pcopenha@uwyo.edu) with the subject line Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeForest Technician 2023 ApplicationÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ

1.      A 1-2 page cover letter describing your interest in the position, whether you are applying to work as a lead field technician or a field technician, a description of your experience and qualifications as they relate to the minimum and desired qualifications, a justification for any minimum qualifications that you do not meet, and your dates of availability including start and end dates and any planned absences (or a statement that you plan no absences).

2.      A resume or CV

3.      An unofficial transcript

4.      Names, phone numbers, and email addresses for three professional references

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but all application materials must be received by February 10, 2023.

For additional information please contact Paige Copenhaver-Parry (pcopenha@uwyo.edu

Field Research Technicians with the Cariveau Native Bee Lab

The Cariveau Native Bee Lab is looking for qualified applicants to fill

multiple technician positions, May through September 2023.

*Salary:* $15-17/hour based on experience (UMN Work Study students

encouraged to apply)

*Dates: *Mostly late-May to early-September.

*Location: *Location will be project specific. See project descriptions for

exact locations and housing. Some positions are based in the Twin Cities

metro while others are based in rural Minnesota, North Dakota, South

Dakota, and Wisconsin. Cars for travel to field sites will be provided.

*Responsibilities: *Responsibilities are project dependent. Technicians

will conduct field work such as: observe and collect wild bees via nets,

emergence traps and/or pan traps, and nest searching; conduct native plant

surveys; collect nectar samples; and process, pin, and label bee and plant

specimens collected during the 2023 field season. Technicians will also

enter and check data. This work requires attention to detail and an

eagerness to learn. Both independent and group work is required.

*Required Qualifications:*

– Valid US driver’s license and legally able to work in the US.

– Experience with insect and plant identification, or relevant coursework.

– Effective communication skills with supervisors and small teams.

– Dependability, punctuality, and ability to complete high quality work

during sometimes tedious tasks.

– Ability to work outside all day, in conditions that might include heat,

humidity, stinging/ biting insects, and noxious plants (we are open to

discussing accommodations to make this work accessible).

– Experience entering data or equivalent tasks where attention to detail

and a commitment to accuracy is required.

– Flexibility and adaptability.

– Commitment to safety.

– Commitment to being a respectful team member.

*Preferred Qualifications* (see additional preferred experience under

Project descriptions below):

– Understanding of basic bee biology with experience handling, collecting,

or identifying native bees.

– Prior experience identifying tallgrass prairie species or other botany


– Previous fieldwork experience (For Land Management & -Multi-Taxa Response

Projects, previous experience camping long term or living at a field


*Projects Hiring:*

*Wild Bumble Bee Nest Monitoring*. One full-time technician will be hired

to assist a MS student detect wild bumble bee nests and monitor nest

activity, survival, and reproductive success in prairie, forest, and edge

habitats in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Field work will take place locally

(30-60 minute drive) around the Twin Cities. A typical work week will

involve 4 days of fieldwork and 1 day in the bee lab for data entry. No

housing provided. Contact Chan Dolan dolan334@umn.edu with questions.

*Pollinator Land Management & Multi-Taxa Response Projects*. Multiple

technicians will conduct native bee sampling and plant surveys at field

sites across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Extensive overnight

travel and camping required. A typical work week would potentially include

4 or 5 days camping (or occasionally staying at field

stations/hotels/motels/airbnbs) in rural MN/ND/SD with the possibility of

one day working at the bee lab in Saint Paul, MN. Travel and housing

accommodations will be paid for by the project for days spent outside the

Twin Cities, but not when in Saint Paul. Contact Will Bjorndal at

bjorn151@umn.edu with questions.

The Cariveau lab is also tentatively hiring technicians for the following

projects based on availability of funding. Applicants with interest in

these projects are encouraged to apply to the positions listed above as


*Prairie Restoration/Seed Mix Design* examines establishment of pollinator

friendly seed-mixes for bees. Technicians will collect data on plant native

tallgrass prairie plant establishment, nectar volume and sugar content, and

sampling wild bees. Prior experience with identifying tallgrass prairie

species greatly preferred. Full-time position. Fieldwork takes place at a

field site near Rosemount, MN. Plots at the field site are divided by mowed

paths, bathrooms and air-conditioned spaces are close by. Location: Twin

Cities metro area. No housing provided. Contact Will Bjorndal at

bjorn151@umn.edu with questions.

*Bumble Bee Occupancy Project* studies habitat associations of the

endangered Rusty-patched Bumble Bee and other bumble bee species within the

Great Lakes watershed. The technician will assist with rapid surveys of

habitats across a rural to urban gradient. Sites will be sampled multiple

times to collect data to calculate detection probabilities for use in

occupancy modeling. Full-time position. Location: Eastern Wisconsin. Travel

and housing accommodations will be paid for by the project for days spent

outside the Twin Cities, but not when in Saint Paul. Contact Will Bjorndal

at bjorn151@umn.edu with questions.

*How to apply:*

Visit our application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLgsLtNqSWxZafVhEgSNVUP0lbFjBU8VyU3MiQlxuJsWYD1Q/viewform

Submit your resume, cover letter, and references. Applications are due by midnight

CST February 8, 2023. You may reach out to Will Bjorndal at bjorn151@umn.edu

with any general questions or concerns, and any of the individuals listed

under each project for specific project questions.

*Safety and COVID19:*

The Bee Lab follows University of Minnesota policies and Minnesota

Department of Health and CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19 safety. Please

reach out if you have questions about our safety practices. We may need to

adapt our field season plans as these policies and guidelines change due to

the pandemic.

*Equity and Diversity:*

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its

programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed,

religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public

assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or

gender expression.

Invasive Plant Ecologist

The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has an opening for a research leader position at the ARS Invasive Plant Research Lab (IPRL) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The position offers a tremendous opportunity for the individual with expertise in invasive plant science and has an interest in a range of ecological and theoretical approaches for research and practical applications for management. The diversity of stakeholders in Florida and the entire region make for outstanding collaborators and some of the strongest supporters and include local weed management districts, state water agencies, and colleges and universities, as well as private industry and other federal agencies. The team of scientists and support staff at the IPRL are second to none and are known internationally for their research on biology, ecology, application technology, and tactics for integrated management. Florida offers some of the best recreational and sight-seeing activities in the country and has year round warm weather.
Here is the link at USAJobs to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/699467400

Seasonal Job Opportunities with CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program

Do you love the ocean and all the amazing animals that live there? Do you have a passion for science and marine conservation? The CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is looking for enthusiastic and motivated people like you to join our team!


The Marine Fisheries Program hires seasonal resource assistants to work with our team of biologists on a range of projects including the Long Island Sound Trawl Survey, the American Shad & Sturgeon Project, the Marine Angler Survey Project, and the Commercial Statistics Project. These jobs are a great opportunity to work with and learn from professional fisheries biologists, build your resume, learn more about the Long Island Sound ecosystem, meet other folks with similar interests, and have fun!


Learn more and apply at: Job Opening: Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant – Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com)

CT NERR Technician position

Search #: 497198Work type: Full-timeLocation: Avery Point Campus, University of ConnecticutCategories: Research


The Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve (CT NERR) is one of 30 reserves in the country that are focused on research, education, and stewardship of estuarine ecosystems. It consists of approximately 52,000 acres of marsh, upland, and open water in Long Island and Fishers Island Sounds as well as the lower Connecticut and Thames Rivers. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides federal leadership and guidance to the Reserve system.

Applicants must be comfortable working on both field- and lab-based projects. A primary responsibility of the position will be to work closely with research staff to maintain and implement the various aspects of our environmental monitoring program. This program provides long-term, accurate data that characterizes changes to meteorological (e.g. temperature, wind, insolation, precipitation), physical (e.g. salinity, temperature, pressure, water level), chemical (e.g. pH, nutrients, chlorophyll), geological (e.g. sediment characteristics), and biological (e.g. marsh plant assemblages, submerged aquatic vegetation, invertebrates, and fish) components of our estuarine system. The System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) is part of a nationwide monitoring network whose mission is to track both short- and long-term changes to the integrity and function of our nation’s estuaries. As part of this effort, the CT NERR plans to collect and analyze continuous data on water quality parameters and weather, while gathering data on changes to marsh and submerged aquatic vegetation, sediment accretion, groundwater, local water levels, and other parameters.

The employee will implement all aspects of the CT NERR’s System Wide Monitoring Program to stay in compliance with program requirements. The employee maintains and operates various water quality, meteorological, and nutrient monitoring equipment. This will also involve providing quality control over collected data, quarterly analysis of said data, and submission of data to NOAA. Applicable chemistry and laboratory skills will be utilized to process and record water quality samples as dictated by program needs.

The role will also provide additional logistical and research support to other reserve staff, outside researchers, and other undefined tasks to benefit the CT NERR as deemed necessary. This may include, but not be limited to transport, field assistance, data analysis and equipment maintenance for other projects, and participation in outreach and educational events. The role will also assist in the direct supervision of seasonal and hourly interns and volunteers, to assist in the overall completion of mandated SWMP protocol.


· Developing, organizing, and implementing field research and monitoring.

· Troubleshooting, calibrating, and deploying scientific instruments.

· Laboratory analysis of field samples.

· Collecting, interpreting, quality checking, and reporting data.

· Trailering and operating vessels in shallow water conditions and on Long Island Sound.

· Performing research activities, such as literature reviews and sample collection and processing.

· Assisting with the preparation and dissemination of outreach materials, extension publications, technical reports, and peer-reviewed journal articles.

· Assisting in program activities of the CT NERR across all sectors.

· Training and supervision of interns, students, and volunteers in support of the SWMP program and other CT NERR programs.

· Attendance at an annual, week-long training for NERR SWMP technicians, out-of-state (trip is fully funded).

· Attendance at national and regional NERR meetings and other scientific conferences, as funding allows.

· Other duties as assigned.

A substantial portion of the work will occur outside, often under extreme weather conditions, including extremes of heat, cold, wind, and rain. Candidates should be able to lift and manipulate up to 40 pounds (alone or as a team) as part of regular work activities. Weekend, evening, and holiday work may be necessary.


1.      Bachelor’s degree in a related field with experience troubleshooting, calibrating, and deploying scientific instruments; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Related fields include marine sciences, water resources, environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health or toxicology, natural resource management, conservation science, botany, or similar fields.

2.      Valid driver’s license to utilize University fleet vehicles for work-related travel needs.

3.      Ability to travel within state and region for work on a regular basis.

4.      Ability to travel to a week-long annual training, out-of-state.

5.      Ability to work in extreme weather conditions.

6.      Ability to work long, often irregular hours.

7.      Ability to swim.


1.      Connecticut Safe Boater’s License.

2.      Familiarity with trailering and operating small vessels in shallow water conditions.

3.      SCUBA certification.

4.      Familiarity with local ecosystems.

5.      Knowledge of water quality sampling and analysis procedures.

6.      Ability to use hand and power tools.

7.      Excellent computer skills, particularly Windows, Microsoft Excel, and Word.


This position is a full-time, 11-month appointment. This is an annually renewable position based on performance, budget, and needs of the program. The position is located at the CT NERR Office in Groton, CT. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #497198 to upload a resumecover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on February 9, 2023.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Jan 26 2023 Eastern Standard TimeApplications close: Feb 09 2023 Eastern Standard Time

Job Posting – DFG-seasonal

Dear Colleagues,


The Department posted the following requisition using MassCareers, a web-based Employee Career System.  The system allows internal and external job applicants to apply online.  You can apply for positions by logging into MassCareers or through the following portal through www.mass.gov/anf/employment-equal-access-disability/masscareers/masscareers.html


Requisition Link

Functional Title

Official Title



Seasonal Freshwater Turtle Conservation

Conservation Biologist II

1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA



Please note that requisitions (former Posting IDs) will remain open for 90 days; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days of the posting. 

The MassCareers job posting is available by clicking on the Requisition Link. 

Division and Work Unit managers please ensure that these announcements are posted in a location for staff to view. 

The Department of Fish and Game is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer

Thank you and Stay safe.

State of Connecticut Employment Opportunities: Seasonal Resource Assistants (Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)

I am reaching out on behalf of the State of Connecticut, Statewide Human Resources, Talent Solutions Division. We are looking for individuals who are interested in helping to enhance our State Parks and Divisions with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Currently, there are a variety of seasonal opportunities at entry and experienced levels across the state including, Seasonal Resource Assistants! 

Position Highlights: 

·        Pay range $15-19/hour (Depending on relevant education and/or experience; no benefits.)

·        Season: Mid-April to October

·        Typically full-time (40 hours per week), with various shifts available

·        No resume or cover letter required at the time of application

Might you be interested or know someone who could be?  To learn more, check out our short video and see below for more information. Attached is our Seasonal Outreach flyer for you to post in your community space and share with your network. 

How to Apply:  

1.      Visit – https://www.ct.gov/ctstatejobs > Navigate to the Seasonal/Summer Section to view all of our current openings.

2.      Complete a Master Application .

3.      Apply for any of our current openings and sign up for Interest Cards to be alerted when future opportunities become available.

*Follow these links for tips on how to apply and information on how to sign up for Interest Cards.  

We invite you to connect with us on LinkedIn to learn about other seasonal opportunities available. Please feel free to share this information with your network. 


Seeking PhD students for a transdisciplinary graduate training program

SUBJECT:  Seeking PhD students for a transdisciplinary graduate training program 


The Team-TERRA transdisciplinary graduate training program at the University of Connecticut is seeking prospective Ph.D. students from a variety of disciplines in an NSF funded transdisciplinary training program. The team-based, interdisciplinary training addresses complex risks spread across urbanizing landscapes to the nexus of food, energy, water, and ecosystems. As part of the training program, trainees will work in diverse teams to predict and solve the complex problems of the future in regions that are urbanizing and stretched to both provide the essentials for human wellbeing while maintaining the many benefits of biodiversity and natural ecosystems. 


The training program consists of a 2-year sequence of coursework, teamwork, a real-world internship, and associated workshops. Successful applicants will learn highly sought-after skills in risk analysis, management, and communication, how to lead research teams and collaborate with diverse stakeholders. The trainees will independently complete and work toward departmental and university dissertation requirements. Funding is available for 1-year stipends, travel, and research.  


Applicants will need to be admitted to a UConn department through their standard process, independent of the application process to Team-TERRA. 


You can find more information about the program in the attached brochure and on the Team-TERRA website or email the program coordinator with any questions you might have; charlotte.nelson@uconn.edu.

For current UConn students entering the Team-TERRA program in the fall 2023 or for students entering the Team-TERRA program fall 2024 cohort (students applying for admission to UConn for fall 2023), applications will be reviewed starting on February 1st, 2023, with priority given to those applications that are received prior to February 1st, 2023. Rolling admission will continue until April 1st, 2023.


Kellogg Biological Station Summer 2023 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The deadline for the KBS REU program has been extended to February 14th!

The NSF funded KBS REU Site “Understanding biological responses to global change in a field station community” gives students an opportunity to conduct full-time research in collaboration with our outstanding faculty, postdocs and graduate students. REU students at KBS will conduct research to understand how organisms and ecosystems respond to global changes, in a time when this knowledge is more essential than ever.

In a close knit community of researchers and other STEM professionals at a beautiful field station on Gull Lake, REU students will benefit from regular interactions with scholars and summer program participants, participation in professional development workshops, and leadership, inclusion, and research ethics trainings. They will also practice communicating their science to a wide variety of audiences and participate in an end-of-summer research symposium.

Mentors come from departments of Integrative Biology, Plant Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife, and Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences. All REU participants will receive a generous stipend, room and board at KBS, funding towards travel costs, and funding for research supplies.


This program is 10 weeks long and will run from May 21 – July 29, 2023 (students are expected to arrive on-site by 5 p.m. Sunday, May 21 and depart Saturday, July 29).


This is a full-time (40+hrs/week) research experience.  Specific hours will be arranged with your research mentor.

COVID Policies:

All program participants will be required to comply with the most current Michigan State University COVID-19 policies.

Financial Support:

·         $6000 stipend + room & board at KBS- note that our dining hall will not be open. We provide a weekly grocery stipend and all apartments are equipped with kitchens

·         Up to $600 to cover transportation to and from KBS (note MSU can only reimburse drivers up to $500 in mileage)

·         Up to $250 for research expenses

Learning Plan and Professional Development:

REUs will work with their mentor to create a custom learning plan and work to develop an independent research project, collaborate to write a research proposal, attend weekly professional development seminars, develop an “elevator speech” about your research, write a research abstract and present a professional research poster at the KBS Summer Undergraduate Symposium, plus write a professional blog post about your research experience.

Our weekly professional development seminars cover topics like science communication, crafting a CV/Resume, and more. We also host grad panels and career panels to help students learn about a variety of STEM career options.

Field Trips and Activities:

Weekends at KBS are all about exploring. Students will take field trips to the Detroit Zoo, museums in Ann Arbor, the Saugatuck Dunes on Lake Michigan, and more! Activities closer to KBS include browsing the Farmer’s Market in Kalamazoo, bowling, birding, and kayaking on Gull Lake. Our resident mentors organize weekly activities that will appeal to a variety of interests.

What are the benefits of an REU at KBS?

-Join a dynamic group of students and faculty for an authentic field research experience

-Learn the process of research: reading literature, formulating questions and hypotheses, designing a study, writing a research proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting your results as a research poster

-Explore if a career in research is a good choice for you

-Build references for your application to graduate school or other professional programs

-Participate in professional development seminars that will prepare you to think broadly about STEM career options

-Make new friends and explore beautiful Southwest Michigan!


Final Call: Green Teams Internship – $5,000 Stipend & Free Housing

The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies is pleased to announce that undergraduate student applications are now open to join our summer 2023 GREEN TEAMS Internship Program running from May 30 – August 3, 2023.

This 10 week program pays a $5,000 stipend plus housing. Travel grants are also available. This program brings together students from diverse backgrounds and majors to address sustainability challenges for a wide array of organizations including but not limited to corporations, local businesses, municipalities, community groups, government agencies, and nonprofits.

This summer, team projects include topic areas such as: GHG Emissions Inventorying, Reduction in Laboratory Waste, Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, Data Analytics, Mapping, Environmental Justice, Urban Heat and Urban Street Trees, Green Space, and Equity. See https://www.montclair.edu/pseg-sustainability-institute/ for more information.

Apply directly online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAOzgEe3jnogC8DhkU0mUPCxtuIcZMM9Sdl2Mu94ZPogYYQw/viewform

The application deadline is THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2023.

If you have any questions about the program or how to apply, please contact us at psegiss@montclair.edu.

REU Site: Ecology in Human-Dominated Landscapes Miami University, Ohio

What: Paid Undergraduate Research Experience (NSF sponsored REU program)


Where: Miami University Oxford, Ohio

When: March 28th, 2023 to August 5th, 2023

Salary: $6000 stipend for 10 weeks, room and food allowance provided

How to Apply: fill out the application at this link: https://www.nsfetap.org/award/739/opportunity/787

Description: Miami University’s REU Site, focused on Ecology in Human-Dominated Landscapes, supports and prepares students in STEM to address critical research questions of the Anthropocene. This REU experience will prepare participants in all aspects of scientific research; build professional skills and understanding of how professional training, environmental ethics, and societal outcomes are linked; and expose REU participants to the ways science and ethics can lead to conservation solutions through hands-on service learning. Participants will conduct an independent research project with mentors in collaborative research clusters, and will participate in a variety of enrichment activities that address professional skills, environmental ethics, and service. All components of the program integrate the theme of ecology in human-dominated landscapes. This collaborative research experience is designed to address global issues that will empower some of our nation’s brightest students with the confidence and skills that allow them to solve socially and ecologically complex challenges. This will be a 10-week research experience in which students will receive both room and food allowances while staying at Miami University. This is a paid experience! Students will receive a $6000 stipend. Applications are now open, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Program Eligibility Requirements:

-U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently undergraduates at any U.S. institution. (You must be enrolled in Fall 2023 at your home institution.)

-Students with a strong interest in ecology or environmental science.

-Prior coursework in ecology and environmental science is recommended.

-You must complete all components of the application.

Send questions to REU coordinator, Madeline Bach, at ecoreu@miamioh.edu

Summer field crew – Work in National Park Units this summer

NPS Southern Colorado Plateau Inventory and Monitoring Network through Northern Arizona University

Work as part of field crew sampling vegetation in National Park Service units including Glen Canyon NRA, Grand Canyon NP, Petrified Forest NP, Chaco Culture NHP, Wuptaki NM, Walnut Canyon NM, Mesa Verde NP and Bandelier NM.

This position is based in Flagstaff, AZ but includes extensive travel to national park units across the Southern Colorado Plateau.  Hired technicians will use established protocols to collect vegetation data in backcountry locations. The field season begins in May and extends through October. The schedule is typically 8 days on, 6 days off. Crew members should expect to camp in parks for the duration of the hitch.  Travel per diem and some camping gear is provided.

We are seeking applicants with the following skills:

  • Familiarity with the flora of the Southern Colorado Plateau,
  • Experience collecting vegetation and soils data accurately in the field,
  • Ability to accurately record field data in tablet computers/paper datasheets,
  • Ability to identify plants to species using dichotomous keys and other aids,
  • Familiarity with principles of backcountry navigation and safety,
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills,
  • Experience with GPS units and Microsoft Office software,
  • Ability to respect and get along well with others of varying backgrounds,
  • Willingness to spend long hours in the field under sometimes difficult conditions.

Pay $20 hr + per diem.

For more information contact:

Megan_Swan@nps.gov or Hannah_Andrascik@nps.gov

To apply, send resume and 3 references to Hannah_Andrascik@nps.gov

For first consideration, please submit application by 02/15/2023.

Rare Care Field Technician Position (Seasonal) – Seattle, WA

Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care) at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens has a position available for a qualified individual to assist with fieldwork for ecological studies and vegetation monitoring as a Temporary Rare Care Field Technician. This position is located at the Center of Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens in Seattle and field sites are located near Wenatchee, Leavenworth, and Ritzville. Overnight travel will be required. When working at field sites lodging/camping will be provided and travel (mileage, food) will be reimbursed. Lodging is not provided in Seattle.

Specific duties include:

  • Monitor vegetation (species cover and composition data, plant morphology measurements) and estimate plant and canopy cover
  • Map populations with handheld GPS units
  • Identify plants to species using botanical dichotomous keys
  • Assist with day-to-day field logistics and maintain field equipment
  • Collect seeds for ex situ seed banking
  • ¢ Assist with field data collection, data entry, and QA/QC

Duration and Schedule: Approximately 10-20 hours per week between April 15 and June 30, depending on availability. Approximately 30-40 hours a week from June 1 through August 31, 2023. The field schedule is typically 10 hours a day, four days a week.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two years college credits with major study in engineering or science, OR two years of work experience equivalent to that performed by a research aide.

Compensation: Range is $18.79 – $19.24 per hour, depending on qualifications

Position Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate coursework in botany, biology, environmental science or a related field.
  • Ability to work and travel outdoors in variable weather including extreme heat, heavy rains and hazardous wildlife (i.e. rattlesnakes, scorpions) while maintaining a positive to neutral attitude.
  • Capable of standing and walking (up to 8 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time.
  • Lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 30 pounds.
  • Current or ability to obtain CPR and First Aid training.
  • Self-motivated and able to serve independently with limited supervision after the initial training period.
  • Able to work cooperatively with others and strong communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in botany, biology, environmental science or a related field.
  • Experience with standard vegetation sampling techniques and familiarity with basic field sampling equipment.
  • Experience with working and traveling in remote areas.
  • Familiarity with the flora and ecosystems of Washington State and use of dichotomous keys.
  • The applicant should be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and fieldwork.
  • Valid driver’s license.


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at Hubbard Brook Forest

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at Hubbard Brook Forest: The Aging of a Forest in the Anthropocene Invertebrates are an essential link in the food chain. This project aims to understand how the abundance of forest invertebrates vary as a result of forest succession and available nutrients. We aim to collect insect and gastropod samples from three locations at Hubbard Brook: 1) Watershed 1, where 45 tons of calcium silicate were added via helicopter in 1999, 2) Watershed 5, where a whole-tree harvest was carried out from 1983 to 1984, and 3) Watershed 6, the reference watershed. With these samples, we can compare invertebrate abundance and species composition in the reference forest to that in an acid-remediated forest of the same age, and a forest that is now at about the same age as the other forests were when studies began 50 years ago.

The program runs from late May to mid-August. Students receive a $5000 stipend for the 10-week program, as well as free housing. Limited funding is available for research supplies and travel expenses. Food costs are paid by the participants and run approximately $42/week. Students live at Hubbard Brook Research Foundation’s researcher housing adjacent to the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, among a community of summer field students and technicians. All residents are expected to share and cooperate with cleaning, cooking, and related chores.

Co-mentors: Dr. Matt Ayres (matthew.p.ayres@dartmouth.edu) and Miranda Zammarelli (miranda.zammarelli.gr@dartmouth.edu), Dartmouth College.

To apply please email the following to miranda.zammarelli.gr@dartmouth.edu: 1.A one page resume (including relevant coursework)2.Contacts for three people who can provide a reference3.Short answers (~1 paragraph each) to the following questions:

  • There are many options for working in the environment, and research is one particular way. Why do you want to explore research?
  • Why are you interested in the research project to which you are applying?
  • How do you think that participating in the Hubbard Brook REU program could help you in your degree program and in your future pursuits?


Allied Whale/Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. Research Assistant Positions: 2023 Field Season

Allied Whale (AW), the marine mammal research lab of College of the

Atlantic and Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. (BHWW) seeks 5 interns/research

assistants for the 2023 field season. These are entry-level research

positions designed to offer experience for individuals seeking to develop

their professional careers in marine mammal research. Two summer positions

(May 15 through August 31) and three full season positions (May 15 through

October 15) are available.

Overview of position: This is a unique internship program in that the

selected individuals will have the opportunity to participate and receive

training in a wide range of marine mammal research activities Allied Whale

while also working as a crew/scientist aboard commercial whale watching

trips operating from Bar Harbor, Maine. Allied Whale currently supports

field projects in the trophic ecology of humpback and fin whales, the

ongoing housing and maintenance of the North Atlantic humpback and fin

whale photo ID catalogs, an active stranding response program, and a

research/education partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. In addition,

Allied Whale maintains the facilities on and conducts research from Mount

Desert Rock, a remote offshore island. The interns play a critical role in

the success of the field season and serve as support to all aspects of

summer activities within both Allied Whale and Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

Description of duties: Upon arrival in May, all interns will receive

research, boat crew, and Gulf of Maine natural history training by both

Allied Whale and the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company staff. As the Allied

Whale field season does not begin until early June- the first several weeks

will be focused on hands-on training of whale watch deckhand

responsibilities, helping with boat maintenance, and assisting with whale

catalog matching in the office or stranding response.

Once the season is in full swing, interns will rotate through shifts

working as a Research Assistant/Deckhand (RA) for the Bar Harbor Whale

Watch Co., shifts working as deck/galley on lighthouse/nature cruises,

shifts in the Allied Whale office, and time off. Every week, schedules will

be different and weather dependent. A typical week in June-August may

include 2-4 days scheduled as researchers on Whale Watch vessels, 1-2 days

scheduled in the office, and two days off (these days may or may not be

consecutive). Weather may cause shifts to be canceled and some weeks may be

lighter in load or responsibilities.

Below are specific expectations for each designated shift:

Whale watch trips: Research responsibilities on the whale watch trips

include searching for whales, photo-identification of whales, and

behavioral data collection. RAs will also collect pelagic seabird data

during offshore travel to the whale feeding areas. Beyond research, RAs are

responsible for assisting the naturalist in promoting education and

conservation programs on each trip. In this, maintaining a positive,

professional, and friendly demeanor while engaging whale watch passengers

and fellow crew is necessary. Deckhand responsibilities include line

handling, vessel cleaning, helping seasick passengers, and passenger

safety. When whale watch trips cancel for weather, crew may be asked to

report for duty to complete maintenance on the vessel.

Allied Whale office shifts: On scheduled office days, interns will be

required to be available in the Allied Whale office from 9AM-5PM. During

those hours, interns will match individual whales to our catalog, enter

their whale watch data into the database, manage the Adopt-a-whale program,

answer phone calls to the office, and be on call for assisting with

response to strandings or necropsies. Interns schedule for office shifts

will also be on call for boat research days.

Allied Whale boat research days: When weather permits, interns will assist

Allied Whale staff and graduate students on trips offshore to collect

biopsy samples of humpback and fin whales. While on board one of the

research vessels, interns will be responsible for collecting photo

identification of whales and recording data. Interns will be responsible

for processing images from these trips. If schedule allows, RAs may also

participate in an overnight trip to collect samples in Canada.

Mount Desert Rock: We hope for interns to also complete several shifts

(each at least a week in length) at our offshore research station Mount

Desert Rock. While on the island, interns will participate in land-based

whale monitoring from the lighthouse tower, seal counts, gull counts, and

maintenance/construction projects at the station. Interns will collect

weekly samples of seal scat to contribute to a collaborative microplastics

project.  Interns will also receive experience working in a remote

off-the-grid location. Once hired, RAs will work to develop a collaborative

group project (on seal colony, intertidal community, nesting birds,

jellies, etc.) and will take turns with data collection during their shifts

offshore. RAs will also stay in contact with the BHWW office with sightings


Pay/Housing: Those accepted to the program are able to earn income by their

work on the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. Deckhands are paid $70 a trip

(at the height of summer, there are 2 trips running a day). Interns also

receive free First Aid Certification. Provided housing in downtown Bar

Harbor is mandatory for a fee. Rent for the season will total approximately

$2080 for summer interns and $2350 for full season interns. While at Mount

Desert Rock, food is provided for free. **After August 31, if any of the summer

interns are interested they are welcome to work full time for the remainder

of the season as crew for the BHWW as deckhand/galley on lighthouse trips,

nature cruises, whale watches, and cruise ship tendering operations.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a college background or be currently

enrolled in a biology, ecology, and/or marine sciences program. Previous

data collection experience in a research setting and/or knowledge of marine

mammals are great advantages. While training will be provided and no prior

boating/camera experience is required, time spent offshore or skills in

photography are also assets. Due to Coast Guard requirements, all crew

onboard US commercial vessels and therefore all research

assistants/interns, must be US citizens or have permanent resident alien

status.  Also, all interns will be drug screened prior to employment and

will be enrolled in a random drug testing program.  Most importantly,

applicants must be positive in attitude, flexible to quickly changing

schedules, able to work independently, and be seaworthy/comfortable working

on boats in rough weather. Lastly, because of the community living

situation both in Bar Harbor and on Mount Desert Rock, applicants must get

along well with others and be able to handle working in a team setting.

To apply: Please send a cover letter detailing your reasons for applying, a

resume, and two letters of recommendation via email to

AlliedWhale.Internships@gmail.com. Recommendation letters may either be

sent with the application or directly from the references.

Please specify which position you are interested in (summer or full-season).

Deadline of application is February 24th.

Allied Whale and the College of the Atlantic are committed to inclusive

excellence. We strive toward an open and diverse community that fosters the

inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We

encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized

or underrepresented in higher education. More information about the

college’s commitment and strategic plan for diversity, equity, and

inclusion can be found here:


endangered Butterfly Technicians- Fort Bragg, NC

The Haddad Lab, Michigan State University, is hiring four field technicians for research in North Carolina on the St. Francis satyr butterfly in the summer of 2023. The St. Francis satyr is a federally endangered butterfly that is found only on the Ft. Bragg Army Installation in North Carolina. It is restricted to disturbance-dependent wetlands. Work will include daily monitoring of adult butterflies during flight periods, maintenance of restored habitat, captive-rearing, and breeding of individuals from eggs to adults, vegetation surveys, and assistance with studies on butterfly behavior and plant demography. Technicians will start May 15 and end August 16, with start and end dates somewhat flexible. Field housing is currently being identified by the supervisor and costs will be shared among the technicians. Hourly pay will be dependent on experience.

Applicants must have or be working toward a bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries and wildlife, or a related field. They must also be comfortable working long hours outdoors in extreme heat and high humidity and be willing to tolerate biting insects and the presence of venomous snakes. Candidates with previous field work experience will be especially favorably received.

Applications must be submitted through the MSU job board:


Questions can be emailed to David Pavlik, pavlikd@msu.edu


The Labs of Elizabeth Sibert (Yale University/WHOI), George Lauder(Harvard University) and Gareth Fraser (University of Florida) arerunning a unique accessible REU program this summer at the intersectionof biology, geology, and engineering with a focus on sharks. Pleaseforward to any interested students/departments. Much more informationis available on the webpage:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Faccessiblesharks.wordpress.com%2Fand&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C043dde61f92146fe158708daf9268cb3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638096241207301040%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2Bh17jsDgzpLY9qBEZ67Nd8ELThuOWNTV6bd90B72RhQ%3D&reserved=0specific questions can be addressed toaccessiblesharksreu@gmail.com**Paid opportunity for Undergraduates with Disabilities to participatein interdisciplinary research on sharks this summer**Accessible Sharks is an NSF-Funded summer internship program thatsupports undergraduate students with disabilities to participate ininterdisciplinary summer research on sharks. Students will have theopportunity to work on aspects of shark scale development, their fossilrecord, or shark skin-inspired engineering and design, at one of threeinstitutions around the US (University of Florida, Yale University, orHarvard University). The program will run in summer of 2023 and summer of2024, and support a total of 6 students, 3 per summer. It will consistof an 8-week research project, as well as professional developmentopportunities and specific disability in STEM activities and discussions.Successful applicants will join a lab group for the summer, and beprovided with a$5500 stipend, housing, travel support, as well assupport and accommodations related to their individual disability.They will also participate in undergraduate summer research activities attheir location, as well as interdisciplinary cross-institution meetingsand discussions. Remote participation possible and will be considered ona case-by-case basis, although students will be supported and encouragedto participate in person where possible.This REU program is open to all undergraduate students with disabilities(e.g., mobility, sensory, learning, psychological, medical, or otherdisability – please see FAQ section below for more information), whoare majors in biology, geology, environmental science, engineering,or other related fields. Prior research experience is not requiredor expected. Students from historically excluded and non-traditionalbackgrounds are especially encouraged to apply, and preference will begiven to highly motivated students who have not had access to comparableresearch opportunities through their home institutions.To learn more and apply, please visithttps://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Faccessiblesharks.wordpress.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C043dde61f92146fe158708daf9268cb3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638096241207301040%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Rf%2F%2B5%2FhC4Arg5IUHPMZg%2FKbJ4N%2FfmNCm6Q%2BFsz74zOA%3D&reserved=0

Other: UTexas_ElPaso.REU.Evolution.Summer2023

REU Opportunity Summer 2023: “Research Experience for Undergraduates inChihuahuan Desert Biodiversity” – DEADLINE MARCH 10, 2023The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of BiologicalSciences invites applicants for the NSF sponsored Research Experience forUndergraduates (REU) in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity.  Mentors involvedwith this program conduct research in diverse aspects of ecology andevolutionary biology of extreme environments. This is a 10 week summerprogram. The goal of this program is to provide undergraduate studentswith experience in hypothesis-driven collaborative research utilizingfield based and/or laboratory methods and fully engage students inprojects associated with the ecology and evolution influencing ChihuahuanDesert biodiversity.The program provides:* High quality research experience in ecology and evolutionary biologyin the field and/or lab * Research opportunities at the Indio MountainsResearch Station (IMRS), a 40,000 acre facility controlled by UTEP and/orother Chihuahuan Desert field sites * One-on-one and group mentoringfrom active research faculty in multidisciplinary fields * Training inbioethics and other relevant professional skillsThe program includes:* $6000 stipend for 10 weeks* Housing in shared apartments and field station* Travel reimbursement of up to $600For more information on the program, research projects or to apply pleasevisit: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.utep.edu%2Fcouri%2Fprograms%2Fcdb-reu%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C4e62ab9c1d454c45c00508daf9194372%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638096184245046158%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2FuDu3mdwt4lu0AdeLyX06emo%2FcBUCqkS0hBG8vQaNYI%3D&reserved=0Enquiries: CDB-REU@utep.edu

LAKES REU Undergraduate Summer Interns

The LAKES REU is funded by the National Science Foundation for the next three years and is currently recruiting our first cohort for this round of funding (8th cohort since the program began). The program aims to better understand the root causes of phosphorus pollution and solutions to the problem, while providing students with an interdisciplinary research experience led by mentors in biology, psychology, anthropology, political science, economics, and engineering. In addition to research, students will have the opportunity to work closely with our community and governmental partners, local citizens, and policy makers. Students will present their work at the end of the summer and will get to see their research directly impact the community around them.

This summer’s session will run from June 4th to August 5th, 2023, and we are recruiting 10 students from the fields listed above or closely related fields. Housing, stipends, and funds for food will be provided to accepted students, and we especially encourage first-generation students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, and other groups underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences, and engineering to apply. Students should be available for the entire duration of the program and should not be working or taking classes during that time

The 2023 LAKES REU program will run from June 4th to August 5th, 2023. The applications will open November 15th, 2022 and all applications and supporting materials are due on 2/1/2023 by 11:59 pm. Please read the rest of this page before starting your application.

Students can apply to work on one of 4 projects for the summer with mentors in the following areas: Psychology (mentor Sarah Wood), Water Quality Monitoring  (mentor Nicole Hayes), Biology and Sustainability  (mentor Arthur Kneeland), or Political Science (mentor Kim Zagorski)

Environmental Social Influence (mentor Sarah Wood)

This project will explore the use of social influence to promote environmentally sustainable behavior change. There is considerable evidence that social influence can increase adoption of a wide range of pro-environment behaviors. However, the variety of contributors to water quality issues in the region may mean there are unique barriers to overcome to make these strategies truly effective in the Red Cedar Watershed. We will gain an understanding of these barriers and explore how to potentially overcome them in designing attitude and behavior change interventions.

Political knowledge, public opinion, and policymaking (mentor Kimberly Zagorski)

Mixed methods projects will look at the intersection of information flows, scientific literacy, policymaking, and public attitudes related to drinking water in Dunn County. The goal is to understand how (mis)information regarding science, behavior, and public policy impact the ability of stakeholders to enact policies designed to maintain clean drinking water. Public opinion surveys, interviews and/or focus groups of Dunn County residents will be used to understand knowledge and concern about water issues, scientific literacy, and trust in local and state actors. Content analysis of news sources and local social media groups will identify the information the public and policymakers are exposed to regarding drinking water.  Interviews with journalists and social media groups will clarify what types of problems and solutions make it to these outlets.  Finally, interviews with local interest groups and county, state, and local government officials will highlight their policy goals and how they use information to achieve them.

Water Quality, Nutrient Dynamics, and Cyanobacteria Blooms (mentor Nicole Hayes)

This project will explore nutrient dynamics and harmful cyanobacterial blooms in the surface waters of the Red Cedar Watershed, building on ongoing work by researchers at UW-Stout. Students will have the opportunity to learn sample collection and analysis techniques and to help guide monitoring efforts by identifying areas prone to pollution due to surrounding land use, are sites of in-stream and surrounding habitat restoration or are slated for future habitat improvement projects. These ongoing monitoring efforts seek to collect more, better-targeted data needed by county officials and practitioners to improve water quality in the Red Cedar Watershed.

Agriculture, Climate Resiliency, and Local Foodsheds (mentor Arthur Kneeland)

This project will explore the intersection of agriculture, sustainable development for climate resiliency, and local supply chains. With an interdisciplinary approach (including agricultural sciences, economics, sustainable development, anthropology, rural sociology, etc.) we will examine the foodshed to determine inroads to alternative cropping methods on farms, in stores, and in production facilities. Much recent research has been done on alternative cropping systems and farm products; we will explore which of these are best suited to the foodshed of the region.


Eligible students include those who:

are available for the duration of the 9-week program from early June through early August (June 4th to August 5th, 2023)

are enrolled in an undergraduate program

have not graduated by June 2023

are not attending classes in Summer 2023

We prioritize students who are most interested in working with the subject matter and research interests of our faculty mentors, first-generation students, racial and ethnic minorities, or women.


Before starting the application form, please be prepared with a transcript (unofficial is fine), resume, personal statement, and names/emails of 2-3 professional references. The personal statement should be one or two pages explaining your interest in the LAKES REU and how it fits with your skills and future academic plans.

What skills and knowledge will you bring to the project and our research?

How will participation in the LAKES REU help you to achieve your goals?

How is this REU and the research we will be doing meaningful, relevant, or interesting to you?


Shark Bay Dolphin Research Project NSF REU Internship Opportunity

Shark Bay Dolphin Research Project NSF REU Internship Opportunity


U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States who are enrolled as undergraduate students at a U.S. institution at the time of application.


The Shark Bay Dolphin Research Project (SBDRP) is seeking several dedicated research assistants for the upcoming summer field season (late May/early June through mid-August, 2023) in Monkey Mia, Shark Bay, Western Australia. The SBDRP is a long-term research project run in collaboration between Georgetown University and the University of Queensland, and is one of the longest running marine mammal research projects in the world. The SBDRP has been collecting behavioral, life-history, ecological, and genetic data on Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins since the mid 1980s. This field season will focus on ongoing research surrounding the long-term impacts of extreme climate events on the behavioral ecology, fitness and population viability in this dolphin population. We will also be recruiting for the fall field season (early August-December 2023) which will continue our research on maternal investment and social learning. Recent post-baccalaureates should clearly indicate their interest and availability to join us for the summer and/or fall season in their written statement. We will also be conducting a second call for applicants for the fall season later in the spring.

Field work is demanding and requires long hours both on and off the water, but the dolphin research is both fun and rewarding. Field assistants will gain valuable research experience and may have the opportunity to contribute to co-authored publications. We particularly encourage applications from those interested in pursuing graduate school in behavioral ecology or marine mammalogy.


~3 months

Field site:

Monkey Mia, Shark Bay, Western Australia.

Monkey Mia is approximately 850 km north of Perth and is part of the largest World Heritage site in Western Australia. Our field site is beautiful, and includes incredible wildlife such as sharks, rays, turtles, dugongs, whales, and of course, resident bottlenose dolphins. Monkey Mia is remote, but we do have amenities including electricity and running water, reliable cell phone service, and limited internet. Housing will be provided, and the research team will share cooking responsibilities in a communal kitchen and other domestic chores.

Job responsibilities:

Research assistants will help collect extensive behavioral data from the boat, including surveys and focal follows on individual dolphins. Boat work is dependent on weather, but even on windy days we need to be ready to pack up and quickly get out on the water if the wind drops. Days on the water can be consecutive, long, and tiring in variable environmental conditions. This season, we will also be conducting opportunistic genetic biopsy sampling, and we may use drones to collect video footage of the dolphins. Days on land require extensive, and tedious, data entry and processing. If you are interested in an independent research project, we will work with you to develop one.

Most of your time will be spent:

-Searching for and spotting dolphins

-Photographing dolphins

-Driving the boat

-Scribing data during surveys and focal follows

-Entering dolphin sightings and environmental data into the computer

-Doing basic maintenance and equipment prep and cleaning


The ideal candidate will be a student with a science background and a genuine interest in marine mammal science and behavior. This position is well suited for students of marine biology, animal behavior, zoology, ecology, genetics, or similar fields looking to gain additional analytical and in-field experience. Applicants must be able to work closely with a small team (3-6 people). We not only work together, but also live, cook, and eat together, so maturity, humor, a positive attitude and a collaborative nature are critical.

The candidate must:

-Possess basic computer skills

-Be detail oriented, flexible, level headed, and patient

-Possess excellent verbal and communication skills

-Work well both independently and in a team

-Be fluent in English

-Be comfortable on a boat and working in a remote location

-Be prepared to work long, consecutive days, including weekends

The most essential qualifications are that you are flexible, conscientious, and hard-working, and are excited about the research.


This is a paid position. All travel and living expenses (flights, visas, housing and food) will also be covered by the project. We particularly want to encourage candidates from groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields to apply.



Applications are due February 15th, 2023. Any questions can be directed to infommdolphin@gmail.com

2023 CTSG Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Open for submissions!

CTSG Undergraduate Research Fellowship opportunity for summer 2023

The Connecticut Sea Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship seeks to broaden participation of underrepresented/underserved students in marine and coastal professions by providing early career experience, training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers and marine industry professionals.

The program will do so by funding a research fellowship for up to two undergraduate students who represent the social diversity of the communities of Connecticut. Underrepresented minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged students as well as students of color, indigenous students, U.S. military veterans, members of the LGBTQ community and students with disabilities are encouraged to seek a project mentor with whom to apply for this opportunity.

Up to two fellowships, each with a $5,000 stipend, will be offered this summer to enable selected students to conduct an independent project under the guidance of a project mentor. The application process requires submission of a mentor-proposed natural or social science-based project and a student nomination for the research fellowship. The proposed project must be completed in nine weeks over the summer, and be focused on a coastal, marine or watershed issue relevant to the Connecticut Sea Grant Strategic Plan for 2014-2027, which can be accessed at: https://seagrant.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1985/2022/12/CTSG.Strategic.Plan_.2024-27.final_.pdf.


Submissions must be  received by 5 pm Monday March 13. The complete Call and Guidance on how to apply can be found here: https://seagrant.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1985/2023/01/CTSG-DEI-Undergraduate-Fellowship-2023-final.docx

Read about previous recipients of the CTSG Undergraduate Research Fellowship. 

Seasonal Job Opportunities with the CT DEEP Fisheries Division

Do you love working in the outdoors? Do you have a passion for fish and fisheries? The CT DEEP Fisheries Division’s Inland Fisheries Management program is looking for enthusiastic and motivated people like you to join our team!


The Inland Fisheries Management program hires seasonal resource assistants to work with our fisheries biologists on a wide range of projects, including stocking trout and salmon in our rivers and streams, backpack electrofishing for wild Brook Trout, boat electrofishing in lakes and ponds, raising Northern Pike in our managed marshes, interviewing anglers, and much more.


Learn more and apply at: Job Opening: Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant – Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com)

Seasonal Project Assistants needed, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

We research the dynamics of mammalian communities and the relationships between mammals, ticks, oak trees, and Lyme disease. Location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York’s Hudson River Valley.Job Description: Duties include live-trapping small mammals, reliably recording trapping data, sampling abundance of ticks, wildlife camera deployment, and tree seed collection within eastern deciduous forest plots. Early morning and late afternoon hours are required.Qualifications: Meticulous attention to detail and experience in field ecology is required. Prior experience handling small mammals in the field is highly desirable.Employment can begin May 8, 2023, with an end date of approximately November 10, 2023. Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld and is full time, 35 hours/week. This is an hourly, non-exempt, non-benefited position.Wage is commensurate with education and experience. All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. On-site or nearby housing is available. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for employment. Review of applications will begin on January 27, 2023.To Apply: https://www.caryinstitute.org/about/careers-cary?bzid=b5b0328bb2c6


 Please click the “Apply Now” button. Under “Resume” on the application page, click the “Upload Resume” link to upload a single PDF file consisting of a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Please contact Patricia Jones (845-677-7600 x. 109) with any questions about applying.The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information or any other protected class.

LEARNERSHIP/ STUDENT INTERNSHIP in Field Botany and Native Plant Gardening

The Farmscape Ecology Program (FEP) is dedicated to exploring the human and natural dimensions of the landscape in and around Columbia County, NY through research and outreach. The Program is part of Hawthorne Valley Association, an educational not-for-profit located on a farm in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York. It is comprised of a wildlife ecologist, a botanist, a social scientist, a biologist, an entomology lab manager, a botany technician, and a staff dog.

Our interdisciplinary research explores many dimensions of the historical, current, and potential future interactions of people with the land. An important part of our work is applied farmscape ecology, which involves documenting synergies between agricultural production and nature conservation, as well as creating, managing, and monitoring experimental on-farm habitats for beneficial wildlife.

For the 2023 field season, we are looking for an intern or learner to assist us in the botanical aspects of our applied farmscape ecology work, which involves gardening, botanical research, and public outreach. The season will run approximately three months, from late May to late August. At the end of the three months, if both the intern and FEP agree, there may be an opportunity to extend the position for up to an additional three months in order to help us wrap up our field work and allow the intern/learner to complete an independent project, but that opportunity is not guaranteed.

Activities: The botany learner/intern will be involved in collecting scientific observations through on-farm and off-farm botanical monitoring (e.g. assessing vegetation composition and flower abundance throughout the field season) and phenology (e.g. conducting weekly monitoring of a phenology trail at Hawthorne Valley Farm). They will also participate in many horticulture activities (e.g. creating and maintaining perennial beds in a native plant garden; maintaining on-farm habitats like pollinator beds, beetle banks, hedgerows, and native meadows; and maintaining a small native plant nursery), which will include such tasks as hand weeding, weed whacking, watering, planting/transplanting, seed collecting and mowing. Botany learners/interns may also accompany FEP staff on ecological consultations with private landowners, and they will be involved in a variety of program outreach (e.g. facilitating weekly gardening activities with a small group of volunteers, leading tours of our butterfly house and native plant garden, posting ecological finds through our social media, and staffing an outreach table). The learner/intern will be expected to keep accurate records and to perform data entry. Optionally, the learner/intern may (depending on FEP and farm schedules) have the opportunity to work with the Hawthorne Valley farmers and farm apprentices in the commercial vegetable fields for ½ day per week.

Qualifications: We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in plants and in gardening or agriculture who also enjoy the outdoors and interacting with the public. The ideal candidate has some experience with plant identification and gardening and is eager to hone their skills in these areas, but will also be excited to learn about insects and their interactions with native plants and agriculture. Candidates should be comfortable living and working in a rural setting, be energetic, and thrive outdoors even when the going gets rough (think long hot days in a field without shade!). Given the work environment, it is important that candidates are sociable, able to interact with a diverse range of people of all ages and backgrounds, self-motivated, and can work independently with attention to detail. Most importantly, we are looking for people who are eager to learn. We are seeking experienced students (incoming college juniors and seniors) and recent graduates, but individuals with other backgrounds who feel that they would be a good fit are still encouraged to apply. We expect the candidates to have basic computer skills (Word, Excel) and some academic and/or work experience in field biology, field ecology, natural history, environmental science, sustainable farming/gardening, environmental education, or related fields. A plus would be a candidate with experience in identifying fungi/mushrooms, as our technician has begun to incorporate them into our survey work. A valid driver’s license would also be helpful, but is not required.

Accessibility: We aim to make this position accessible to applicants from diverse backgrounds who are excited by the opportunity, and we encourage people who are under-resourced, BIPOC, or have non-traditional backgrounds to apply. If you have any concerns or questions about the accessibility of this learnership/student internship for your situation, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

General Conditions: The position is based at Hawthorne Valley Farm, a 500-acre organic and biodynamic diversified farm located in the heart of Columbia County, NY. Successful applicants will be expected to work 40-45 hours per week, which will occasionally include hours that are earlier or later than normal work hours and time on weekends.

Compensation: The botany learner/intern will be provided with housing (a small, private room with a shared kitchen and bathroom) in the Farmscape Ecology Program building and a stipend of $1200/month. We don’t want finances to be a barrier to taking this position, so upon acceptance, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to apply for a need-based scholarship providing up to an additional $500/month. Please refer to our scholarship description at:


Application Process: To apply, please send a reference; a cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position, what you hope to learn during your time with us, and any relevant experience you might bring; and contact information for three references to our botany technician, Josie Laing, at jlaing@hawthornevalley.org. We would prefer (but do not require) you to send us your application materials as a single PDF document with the filename FEPBotany2023_YourLastName


New positions for 2023 at The Pond and Lake Connection

Our company continues to grow and we are looking for a few new people to join our team. The position based out of my office in North Franklin CT is for an aquatic specialist/assistant aquatic specialist depending on experience. Our Brookfield location is looking for a similar candidate as well as a few other positions. All resumes can be sent to either nick@thepondandlake.com or Lisa@thepondandlake.com.

  The aquatic specialist position will spend their first year helping a senior specialist perform invasive aquatic weed treatments, algae treatments, Phosphorus sequestration treatments, WQ testing, aeration installation and much more. I am looking for someone with experience trailering boats to bring one of our Airboats to the site each day. They will also learn general aquatic and marginal plant ID, industry products and how they work/how to apply.

  Most applicants do not have the required licensing or direct experience with aquatic treatment products when hired, but we will provide paid time to learn and obtain licensing before the field season starts. Aquatic Specialist Job Posting 2023

Undergraduate Field Research Experience – Notre Dame – Summer 2023

The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) is recruiting 8-10 undergraduates seeking field research experience during the summer of 2023. The UNDERC facility is owned by Notre Dame and contains 8000 acres of pristine lakes, streams, wetlands, and forests with abundant wildlife. The natural setting and modern facilities provide an unparalleled opportunity for gaining experience in field biology. UNDERC is also the core site in the Great Lakes Region for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).

(May 31– August 5)! Our Track 2 opportunity is designed for undergraduates with at least one semester or summer of prior research experience, including those that have completed our Track 1 program, that would like to conduct an independent research project under the mentorship of UNDERC scientists. The program includes housing, travel between the Notre Dame campus and UNDERC, and a stipend ($5000)

An UNDERC-affiliated scientist will mentor each student on the development of a research proposal, implementation of the project, analyses of the data collected and the writing up and presentation of the project at the end of the summer.


Potential areas of research for 2023 include:

  • Fish Foraging Behavior
  • Fish Life-History Trade-offs, Demographic & Habitat Preferences
  • Hyperspectral Signatures of Tree Traits and Disease
  • Mosquito Diversity & Vector-Borne Disease Ecology
  • Behavioral Ecology of Deer Mice
  • Tree Population and Community Ecology
  • Tree Ecophysiology

Applications due Tuesday, January 31st


Green Teams Summer Internship

The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies is pleased to announce that undergraduate student applications are now open to join our summer 2023 GREEN TEAMS Internship Program running from May 30 – August 3, 2023.

This 10 week program pays a $5,000 stipend plus housing. Travel grants are also available. This is the eighth year that this program brings together students from diverse backgrounds and majors to address sustainability challenges for a wide array of organizations including but not limited to corporations, local businesses, municipalities, community groups, government agencies, and nonprofits.

More information on the program:


The application deadline is THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2023.


If you have any questions about the program or how to apply, please contact us at psegiss@montclair.edu

Career in conservation guidance

Are you looking for a career in the CONSERVATION FIELD?Check out the new Maryland Conservation Careers Guide, which contains information about job training and opportunities in the conservation fields. The full guide is available online and includes the following sections:

Applying for Jobs​


Please advertise this educational opportunity for undergraduate andgraduate students within your departments. It’s a great experiencewith the primary literature for motivated students. Interested facultyand researchers are welcome as well!  Starts next week!Do you have an interest in working with genetic biodiversity but don’tknow how to start? Consider joining The Genomic Observatories DiversityExplorer (GEODE) team as a metadata curator! The Genomic ObservatoriesDiversity Explorer (GEODE) project at Pennsylvania State Universityaims to visualize the world’s most foundational, yet underappreciated,layer of biodiversity: genetic diversity.Join us for one or many virtual GEODE Curate-A-Thons<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbdezray.github.io%2FGeode-Curate-A-Thon%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C88fe485b834c4b80850d08daf2d08177%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638089274681758191%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=vpkGTTf8uuChZcsPFImfcWEAN8R0TuHxKAIAzP9y38c%3D&reserved=0> in January 2023! TheCurate-A-Thon is an opportunity to enhance the metadata associated withgenetic sequence data to improve discoverability, interoperability,and reusability while simultaneously developing your own datacuration skills. Interested participants do not need to attend thefull Curate-A-Thon. Instead, consider joining us for as long as youcan and leave when you need to; we just ask that you join on the houror half-hour time marks. Previous experience with genetic data andmetadata curation is not required. Participants will gain experiencewith extracting information from the primary scientific literature,with the help of our team of researchers and data librarians.Members of the GEODE research team will be available, during the entireCurate-A-Thon, to answer questions and assist participants with anyissues that arise. Participants will follow a detailed instruction guide<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbdezray.github.io%2FGeode-Curate-A-Thon%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C88fe485b834c4b80850d08daf2d08177%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638089274681758191%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=vpkGTTf8uuChZcsPFImfcWEAN8R0TuHxKAIAzP9y38c%3D&reserved=0>, that includes briefvideo tutorials, on how to curate genetic and genomic sequence metadata,and will receive a $10.00 USD Amazon e-gift card, while supplies last.Tuesday, January 17, 20232:00 – 5:00 PM ESTRegister at this link<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpsu.zoom.us%2Fmeeting%2Fregister%2FtJUkfuyhpj8pHdaCf1DGrLV18AXGCFE5saFR&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C88fe485b834c4b80850d08daf2d08177%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638089274681758191%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=yy3HePSqsLzmIYcXN2VMqi3IURXaL%2BLiTVHpf8VMQAE%3D&reserved=0>Wednesday, January 18, 20232:00 pm – 5:00 PM ESTRegister at this link<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpsu.zoom.us%2Fmeeting%2Fregister%2FtJIlfumhrDoqG90qkvQx0RH_YIWhFzGxNFPL&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C88fe485b834c4b80850d08daf2d08177%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638089274681758191%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2FzaEclUryGogJ9yNhHZC2CgH2tB%2B%2BMSTt28EFd3gXS4%3D&reserved=0>Thursday, January 19, 20239:00 am – 12:00 PM ESTRegister at this link<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpsu.zoom.us%2Fmeeting%2Fregister%2FtJYlc-CorzkoGNGc9TWvfQ0sSDvRzhx-mH7t&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C88fe485b834c4b80850d08daf2d08177%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638089274681758191%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=b4kvzp8IVEhuB5PqMwOuMp8QOJS%2FyvASN%2FqOWhFwD%2BY%3D&reserved=0>If you are interested in participating but these dates and times donot work for you, please contact GEODE team members Andrea Pritt atalp5088@psu.edu and Briana Wham at bde125@psu.edu. We will behappy to coordinate another time that works for you!Eric Crandall <eric.d.crandall@gmail.com>Eric Crandall <eric.d.crandall@gmail.com>