Expand your horizons with a paid internship!

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 11:45pm


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Do you have an interest in ecology, natural resource management, environmental education, science communication, environmental policy, or social science as it relates to our natural resources?

Are you interested in exploring a career path you may not have considered yet, instead of looking for a summer job?  If so, then apply to become an intern through the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center.

The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center is offering up to 22 paid internships throughout the Midwest focused on a variety of topics. Project summaries, requirements, and location for each project can be downloaded from our internship website (http://www.ngrrec.org/Internship/).

The program starts with a week-long short course at NGRREC’s field station in East Alton, IL before students depart for their various project locations. At the end of the summer, students will return to present their work in a professional, two-day Intern Symposium attended by their peers, research advisors, and other professionals.

We encourage all students to apply, including community and junior college students, students who are undecided in their career path, and students who would like to explore including science, research, or education and outreach as a component of their educational growth.

In addition to the $5,000 stipend paid in two installments during the summer, we expect to have $1,000 in reimbursement funds to assist students with their summer housing and, if necessary, relocation costs. Program staff will assist students in finding suitable housing at their internship location, if needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • GPA 3.25 or higher
  • Required attendance at Orientation (May 21-25) and Intern Symposium (July 30-31) if accepted as an intern.
  • Submission of all required materials, online, by the application deadline (Jan. 23).

Position Start Date:

Monday, May 21, 2018

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How to Apply:

Apply by visiting our application website: http://www.ngrrec.org/Apply/

Required Materials: All application materials must be submitted electronically within the online application form by the January 18 deadline.

  • Biographical sketch - Submit a brief statement (100 words or less) about yourself, your interests, and where you see yourself career-wise in 5 years. This information will be included in the August symposium proceedings.
  • College transcript - Unofficial copy will suffice as long as your name is clearly visible on the transcript. A screenshot or a typed Word version of your transcript will not be accepted. 
  • Resume - Include all relevant coursework, previous employment, internships, and volunteer positions. Organization name, location, and dates should be included.
  • Cover letter (optional, but encouraged) - Feel free to include a cover letter outlining what makes you a good candidate for this internship. Include any additional information, such as your career and academic goals, that would help us assess your fit for our internship program. This also helps us match a student with the best project.

Important Dates

  • Jan. 23: Application Deadline
  • May 21-25: Intern Program Short Course (attendance required)
  • July 30-31: Intern Symposium (attendance required)

Position Start Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2018

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Compensation Information:

This position pays $5,000 (gross pay) for full participation in the program. An additional $1,000 in reimbursement funds will be available for students to use for summer housing and relocation costs to accept an internship.

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Natalie Marioni

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