Conservation Research Paid Internships-Oregon

Institute for Applied Ecology
Corvallis, OR
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The Conservation Research Program at the Institute for Applied Ecology ( has an immediate opening for field work and related activities. Our paid positions are intended to provide field experience to individuals considering conservation biology or restoration ecology as a career. Internships are partially supported by the Native Plant Society of Oregon, and interns are expected to write a short article for the NPSO Bulletin and contribute to our research blog, but the majority of the internship will focus on gaining hands-on field experience working on many different projects. Interns should expect to be in the field throughout the majority of the season, with minimal office time. Interns will work on a variety of projects throughout the state of Oregon, including rare plant habitat surveys, threatened and endangered species research and monitoring, and invasive species research. Position is based in Corvallis, Oregon, but approximately 50% of the work is conducted out-of-town/overnight (accommodations include hotels and camping). Internships will start the week of April 16th. Internships will last until July 20th, with the potential for an extension likely. For more information about the types of projects interns work on, please visit:
Qualifications: • Interest in conservation biology, restoration ecology, and botany • Plant identification skills (or enthusiastic willingness to learn) • Research experience • Attention to detail • Ability to work long hours in hot, dry and cold, wet conditions with exposure to poison oak • Ability to hike up to 5 miles carrying a 30 pound pack and work in a bent-over/kneeling/sitting position for long periods of time • Clear, direct communication skills. Compensation: $11.00/hr, paid monthly, plus travel expenses associated with overnight field work (food and lodging). Housing in Corvallis is not provided. To Apply: Applications should be compiled into a single PDF document and emailed to no later than Friday, April 20th, 2018 and will be evaluated as received. In the subject line, write: “Conservation Research Intern Application”. Preference given to applicants that can start be April 23, 2018. Include a letter of interest stating when you will be available to start work (this is a MUST), resume, transcripts (unofficial is fine), and the names and contact information for three references. AT LEAST ONE reference must be from a supervisor from a work experience. If you are applying to more than one position at IAE, you will need to submit applications to specific postings in separate e-mails. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Non-U.S. residents must also include a copy of their work visa. Applications will be considered upon receipt. Please direct all inquiries to IAE supports diversity and equity, and we encourage applications from all groups of people. We recognize that the strength of IAE is in our people, and we believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. IAE does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices, and our commitment to equal employment opportunity applies to every aspect of the employment relationship.
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