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PAID internships for undergrads in ecology

This list includes PAID jobs for undergrads/recent grads in Ecological fields (mostly US/Canada based). This list is poorly maintained by Anna Boegehold.

jobs, ecology, guide

Update Jan 18 2021: I’m sorry I haven’t updated this list since Oct 15 2020 as the pandemic made it difficult for employers to hire, and October is usually a slow time for undergrad job postings. I also left social media and am deciding whether I want to continue this page or not. If you want me to continue (like if this doc is actually helpful I will definitely start updating regularly again) or want editing access to post, email me at [email protected]

****This list includes PAID jobs for undergrads/recent grads in Ecological fields (mostly US/Canada based). This list is poorly maintained by Anna Boegehold. I will NOT POST unpaid jobs or pay-to-play postings. Please be aware that I do this in my own spare time ****

If you feel that any of the postings are exploitative, please email annaboegehold at gmail dot com

If you or someone you know has successfully been hired for a job through my list, please send me a note! I would love to hear it and it would make me happy.

Job posting titles are highlighted in yellow, application deadlines in turquoise.

Matt Cover (@matthewrcover) compiled a list of summer internships for students who are undocumented and living in the US, or for those who are not U.S. citizens:

Student Research Opportunities page from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez (includes mainland US postings):

International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) job board - postings change regularly:

Government agencies often hire recent graduates & students - go to and you can search for a specific agency, or type “student” and/or “recent graduate” into the keyword search to see all jobs. You can also search by agency and refine results to “students/recent graduates”.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is the student contract coordinator for the EPA and other federal agencies - they list jobs for undergrads, recent grads, postdocs, and more. This is their job board:

Also check out

The Cornell AgriTech 2021 research scholars program, aimed especially towards 3rd year students in Plant Science. Feb 5th is the deadline, here is a link to their website down below. Only United States citizens or permanent residents are eligible for USDA NIFA funds in this program. Non-US citizens, especially Cornell CALS students, may be eligible for funding from other sources.

Website :

There are three disciplines to choose from to participate in research projects

1. Entomology

2. Horticulture

3. Plant Pathology/Plant Microbe-Biology

b. Location: Geneva, New York.

The program anticipated start date is June,9,2021. Requirements are that you must be 18 years of

age by June,8,2021. Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student for one semester and preferably three

years of college level study completed by June 2021.

Application deadline is February 5th,2021. You have to fill out a application form on the website by the

deadline. You need 2 Recommendation forms. You also have to submit a personal statement by addressing the

three statements given with the form.

Required with application

i. Official Transcript, mailed or by secure electronic delivery (if mailed, postmarked by February 5, 2020) to one of three or more, of the research projects you have chosen. Emails are listed on the website.

Deadline dates

-All material due Feburary,5th,2021

-Academic Reference Letters due Feburary,12,2021

-Acceptance Notifications issued March 12,2021

The Native Plant Trust has three virtual internships available. Two of them are for 25 weeks, and one is for 13 weeks. All start in April, but there is flexibility for the start dates. Some familiarity with the New England flora is a plus. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2021.

a. Website:

The Herbert J. and Esther M. Atkinson and Lovejoy Conservation Internships (two, 25-week positions)

The Marylee Everett Conservation Internship (one, 13-week position) –

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references by email to:

Micah Jasny

Botanical Coordinator

Native Plant Trust

[email protected]

Application Deadline: 31 January 2021.

Location: Virtual with potential for optional field trips and site visits

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours/week at $13.50/hour.

PAID internships for undergrads in ecology
Tags Jobs, Ecology, Guide
Type Google Doc
Published 19/01/2021, 09:49:39

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