Summer Jobs / Internships

Fisheries Technician Kansas 1/18/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Kansas Dept of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Location:Emporia, Kansas

Job Description:

Up to two (2) temporary positions (999 hours max) will be available at the Emporia Research and Survey Office under direct supervision of Ernesto Flores, Environmental Associate. Incumbent will travel statewide to complete activities in support of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) program and fisheries research. ANS job duties include: conduct zebra mussel sampling (i.e., plankton net), operating boats, visiting bait shops to assess compliance, aquatic vegetation monitoring, identifying baitfish and crayfish, collecting fish tissues for disease monitoring, speaking with boaters about ANS impacts and prevention, boat and equipment decontamination procedures, and other duties as assigned. Fisheries research duties include: fish and habitat sampling (i.e., electrofishing, fyke nets, gill nets), age and growth investigations, human dimensions, data entry, and other duties as assigned. Training will be provided for boat operation, baitfish and crayfish identification, equipment decontamination procedures, and other duties. Independent research projects are encouraged.

Position (s) will run approximately March through October and May through November, start and end dates negotiable.

HOW TO APPLY: For further information contact Ernesto Flores at: 785-230-1698. Applicants will need to complete a KDWPT employment application located at or at any KDWPT office. Complete applications can be emailed to, or be mailed to:

Emporia Research and Survey Office
Attn: Ernesto Flores
PO Box 1525
1830 Merchant St.
Emporia, KS 66801

Supplemental information (resume, cover letter, reference, etc.) preferred, but not required.




Must be able to perform duties in a variety of outdoor settings and weather conditions. Must be comfortable speaking to public while maintaining a professional demeanor and positive attitude. Required to be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in natural resource management.


wage $10.50-13.50 per hour depending on work experience. Work week will be
primarily Monday-Friday with some overnight travel. Hotel and meals
reimbursement will be provided.
40 hours maximum per week, 999 hours maximum. No paid holidays.

Apply By:5/1/2019



Emporia Research and Survey Office
Attn: Ernesto Flores
PO Box 1525
1830 Merchant St.
Emporia, KS 66801

Posted By: Susan Steffen

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Illinois 12/20/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:The Morton Arboretum

Location:​Lisle, Illinois

Job Description:

Students in the Center for Tree Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CTS-URF) program spend 10 weeks at The Morton Arboretum under the mentorship of our Research Scientists and Research Associates. The CTS-URF is designed to engage undergraduate students in the scientific process through the completion of an independent research project, falling in one of our major research areas. Students will have the opportunity to indicate their preference among available mentors at the Morton Arboretum. Our scientists cover a broad range of topics: basic tree biology, forest ecology, arboriculture, biomechanics, root biology, soil science, genetics, phylogenetics, systematics, conservation biology, and restoration ecology.


The program endeavors to promote critical thinking, self-confidence,
and perseverance, while helping prepare students for graduate studies and
professional careers in science-related fields. Students participate in weekly
activities, such as seminars, field trips, and social events. At the end of the
program, students will be required to prepare a final report and present their
work in a student research symposium at The Morton Arboretum. Students also
interact with peers in similar REU programs based at the Chicago Botanic Garden
and the Field Museum. For more information on the CTS-URF program and how to
apply, please go to

The 2019 program dates will be June 3 through August 9. Successful applicants receive a stipend,
an opportunity for housing, and a nominal budget for research. Applications are
accepted from January 1 through February 22, 2019. The following
application materials should be submitted HERE (

1) Cover letter (one page maximum), describing: why you would
like to participate in the CTS-URF program; your career goals and how this
program will help you meet them; prior research experience (if any); and your mentor
and project

2) Curriculum vitae or resume.


In addition, the following application materials should be
submitted to

1) Letter of reference should be sent by an instructor or
advisor from your academic institution.

2) Official or unofficial transcript from your academic


Please contact with questions.


The Morton
Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a
diverse workforce.


Stipend, housing and travel

Apply By:2/22/2019



4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532

Posted By: Christine E. Carrier

Summer Internship Delaware 12/21/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mt. Cuba Center

Location:Hockessin, Delaware

Job Description:


Come study at Mt. Cuba Center, a premier botanical garden that embraces ecological gardening and celebrates native plants. Gain hands-on experience while working one-on-one with our professional staff.  Participate in group projects, educational programming, plant identification classes, and trips to other local horticultural organizations.   Each intern will maintain a field notebook throughout the summer for review.  The program runs from May 20 – August 9, 2019.  

The Arboriculture Intern learns first-hand how Mt. Cuba Center’s arborists manage our extensive collection of trees from planting to removal. The intern works in our gardens and natural lands areas on tasks including tree pruning, removals, and groundwork.  The intern develops skills in plant health care and record keeping and learns how to use arboricultural equipment including ropes, knots, pole saws, and pruners.  Optional training may include climbing small trees and the operation of a chainsaw.

Please visit to apply online.  Application deadline is March 1, 2019. Apply early because interviews will begin in January 2019, as applications are received, and will continue until positions are filled, possibly before the March 1 deadline.  For more information email or call 302-239-8886.


Required Education:

Mt. Cuba Center’s summer internship program is designed for individuals who have completed at least their junior year of college in programs in horticulture, forestry, or plant sciences.





On-site housing is available at no cost to the
intern and pay is $11/hour for a 40-hour work week.

Apply By:3/1/2019



3120 Barley Mill Road

Hockessin DE 19707

Posted By: Megan Schiff