The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve of the University of Minnesota has several opportunities for students to work as plant community ecology interns and a few opportunities for research field supervisors. Most positions run from June through August, but some interns are needed as early as March and some are needed through October. Your educational institution may be able to approve this internship, with an appropriate independent project, for any field biology requirement of your major. As a research intern, you will contribute to ongoing field experiments, have the opportunity to initiate individual research, attend scientific seminars, and interact with professors, post-docs, and graduate students. If you are an undergraduate or a newly graduated student with a background or interest in biology, ecology, environmental science, botany, environmental education, or related field we encourage you to apply.
Starting pay is $12.00 per hour depending on the position. Typical work days are eight hours Monday through Friday, however some projects require weekend, early morning, and evening work. On-site dormitory housing is available to rent. Most of the work you do will be out in the field, though a few jobs have indoor laboratory or computer components.
The deadline for application submission is February 24th.
1. Email the materials listed below together in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail).
a. A completed application form (download here)
b. A resume (maximum of two pages)
c. A cover letter stating why this internship will benefit you
d. A transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
2. Have two references email in recommendation letters to email@example.com(link sends e-mail). Please have them write your last name in the subject title for the email.
If you have any questions regarding the application process or the internship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) or call 612-301-2616.
The final application deadline for plant ecology positions is February 24th 2020. We will begin looking at early applicants February 10th. We will accept applications after the deadline but priority will be given to applications turned in before the deadline.
You will be considered for this internship if (a) you are a US citizen or (b) a foreign citizen attending a US college or university full-time.