The LTER Graduate Student Committee was established to foster interaction among graduate students working at LTER sites and between students and senior LTER scientists, to create student opportunities for intersite research, and to develop interdisciplinary graduate student training programs. Membership includes student representatives from each of the LTER sites.

Recent activities include virtual career webinars for non-academic careers (in 2020) and for academic careers at a diversity of institutions (in 2021).

The graduate student committee organizes the LTER Community Instagram account and occasional social media campaigns. Regional graduate student get-togethers began in 2019 with a gathering of Jornada, Sevilleta, and Niwot Ridge students. Additional regional events will resume when COVID pandemic travel restrictions lift.