Thursday, January 12, 2012

Internship- OR

The Conservation Research Program at the Institute for Applied Ecology is hiring for summer field work in conservation biology or restoration ecology.

Please direct all inquiries to

The Conservation Research Program at the Institute for Applied Ecology will be hiring up to three interns this summer 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 encouraged to write a short article for the NPSO Bulletin and contribute to our research blog.

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. Approximately 50% of the work is conducted out-of-town/overnight (accommodations include both hotels and primitive camping sites). Internships will start April 9th or 16th. Internships will last until July 25th, with the potential for an extension.

For more information about the types of projects interns work on, please visit


- 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 3 miles carrying a 30 pound pack and work in a
bent-over/kneeling/sitting position for long periods of time

Compensation: $10.00/hr plus travel expenses associated with overnight field work (food and lodging). Housing in Corvallis is not provided.

To Apply: Applications must be emailed to no later than Friday, February 17, 2012. In the subject line, write: “Intern Application”.

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.

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

Andrea S. Thorpe, Ph.D.
Director, Conservation Research Program
Institute for Applied Ecology
PO Box 2855, Corvallis, Oregon 97339-2855
541-753-3099 ext. 401

Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon