Plant Community Ecology Internship

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East Bethel, MN
United States

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The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve of the University of Minnesota has opportunities for students and recent graduates to work as plant community ecology interns. These positions can start as early as the end of July and will run through the end of September. Some positions may run as late as November. Starting pay is $11.00 per hour depending on the position. 

Cedar Creek research examines ecological processes occurring at the individual physiological level to the ecosystem level in response to (1) a variety of climate change scenarios including elevated CO2, increased temperature, increased nitrogen deposition, and altered precipitation patterns; (2) land management practices including prescribed burning and agricultural production; and (3) varied land use histories. Research is headed by a number of faculty from research institutions across the United States. Programs are funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and other sources.

Typical work days are eight hours Monday through Friday, however some projects require weekend, early morning, and evening work. On-site dormitory housing is available to rent. Most of the work you do will be out in the field, though a few jobs have indoor laboratory or computer components. Your educational institution may be able to approve this internship, with an appropriate independent project, for any field biology requirement of your major.

How to Apply:

To apply, please email the following materials together in one email:        

**Letters of recommendation should be sent separately**

A completed application form (
A resume (maximum of two pages)
A cover letter stating why this internship will benefit you
A transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
List of two references

There is no deadline for applications, these positions will be filled as we receive applications. We encourage you to complete the application process as early as possible in ensure the best opportunity.

All materials should be emailed to If you have any questions regarding the application process or the internship please email the above address or call 612-301-2616.