Jobs, Internships, and More

Below are a number of opportunities that you may be interested in.  Other opportunities can always be found on the Academic and Career Advising Center’s Handshake page ( 

Please note that not all of the following programs are associated with Cal Poly Humboldt or the Department of Biological Sciences.  Endorsement of the program by Cal Poly Humboldt or the Department of Biological Sciences should not be inferred.

Week of December 5, 2022

2023 Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program | Catalog of Biomedical Research Internships:  The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) hosts a summer internship that is designed to provide biomedical research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status. 

About the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
The SURP is an intensive, 9-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for rising-senior undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will:

  • Complete an independent research project;
  • Attend weekly research seminars;
  • Participate in professional development workshops designed to facilitate the preparation of competitive applications for graduate/medical school; and
  • Present their findings at a competitive poster session.

The program will run from Monday, June 12 – Friday, August 11, 2023.
An online application for the 2023 SURP is now available on the SURP website.

Northern California Botanists Student Scholarships for 2023-2024 academic year:  Northern California Botanists provides competitive botany and plant ecology scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending a college or university.  Research scholarships consist of $1,000 awards, designed to support basic undergraduate and graduate research.  Northern California Botanists are accepting applications for our Botany Research Scholarship Program for the 2023-2024 academic year. All materials should be submitted to or by mail to Northern California Botanists, P. O. Box 8042, Chico, CA 95927-8042 by midnight March 15, 2023.
More info and apply at:

Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS) Fellowship Opportunities for Spring & Summer 2023:  MISS has once again partnered with the organizations Love the OceansAtlantic White Shark Conservancy and Rookery Bay Estuarine Preserve to offer positions in their internship programs for our MISS members!  To apply, you must be a MISS member. Become a member, here:
These programs are completely COST-FREE with a stipend provided for the duration of the program.
Applications close on January 1, 2023 at 8:59 p.m. PST
Learn more and apply at:

Week of November 28, 2022

Northwest Scientific Association 2023 STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT COMPETITION:  The Northwest Scientific Association awards grants of up to $1,500 to support student research in the pure and applied sciences. This is an opportunity to fund your research, organize a grant proposal, add substance to your CV, and potentially have your research published in the scientific quarterly, Northwest Science. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. The NWSA will award research grants up to $750 for winning undergraduate (BA/BS) proposals, and up to $1500 for winning graduate (MA/MS or PhD) proposals. Applicants must be either student or regular members of the NWSA for the year 2022 at the time of application. 

Deadline is Monday, January 23, 2023 at midnight Pacific Time.

More info and apply at: 

Ocean Protection Council (OPC) 2023 Summer Internship Program:  The OPC Summer Internship is a 10-week, full-time paid internship that includes experiential learning, multidisciplinary collaboration, mentorship, professional development, and opportunities to work with multiple stakeholders. This internship experience will give students opportunities to be actively engaged in acquiring skills, increasing knowledge, and being exposed to what careers in ocean and coastal zone research and management can entail. All of the interns will work on projects and efforts related to advancing the OPC’s Strategic Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Ocean.

The application deadline is January 6, 2023.  For more details and to apply, please visit the CalCareers website.  

Natural Resources Conservation Service Internship Info Session Thursday, Dec. 1:  At 4 PM this Thursday (Dec. 1st) INRSEP+ will be hosting an info session on a new paid summer internship with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This in-person event will include virtual presentations from NRCS partners that oversee programs at the national level and may be of interest to many students in your department (especially Botany students).

In-person, Thursday Dec. 1, 4-5 p.m. in Goodwin Forum (NHE 102).

Download a flyer, here 

STEM Funding & Research Opportunities: has a searchable database of 650+ summer research programs in all STEM disciplines. These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. We also have a selection of resources to help you strengthen your applications:

Search paid summer research programs for graduate students, travel grants, and fellowships – many deadlines fast approaching!

If you are considering graduate school, search FULLY FUNDED graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, and view resources on applying:

If you need help finding a program that’s a good fit, please feel free to email for assistance.  

Writing Studio hiring for Spring 2023 -- all majors encouraged to apply: The Humboldt Writing Studio is hiring undergraduate and graduate students to work as Writing Consultants starting in the spring. We are especially interested in recruiting STEM majors and/or students who can conduct sessions in Spanish (verbally; no writing in Spanish required). We are looking for empathetic, intellectually curious readers who will provide thoughtful and thorough feedback on their peers' writing. 

Please see the attached notice for details. 

Summer REU Program in Marine Science at University of Delaware:  Applications are now being accepted for the Summer REU Program in Marine Science at the University of Delaware, an NSF-Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.  Interns will work with faculty in a research-intensive setting on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology or marine geology. In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $6,700 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance. 

The deadline to apply is February 10, 2023. 
More info and apply at: 

Ecological Monitoring 2023 Field Season, Great Basin Institutes Ecological Monitoring Program:  The Ecological Monitoring Program at GBI serves as an excellent professional development opportunity for young natural resource professionals looking for experience in botanical, soil, and rangeland surveys.

Projects include:

  • Bishop CA Vegetation and Soil Crews
  • ESR (Post-fire monitoring) Crews
  • Nevada Vegetation and Soil Crews
  • 5-6 month length field seasons
  • Competitive Pay, Health Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Leave, $30 Per Diem, and $150 Bi-weekly Housing Stipend!

For more information regarding the Ecological Monitoring Program, please contact
To apply, visit us online at 

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) 2023 Botany Aide Positions: Under the supervision of a botany crew leader, the successful applicants will conduct botanical surveys on SPI forests located throughout northern & central California. Qualified applicants must be able to collect detailed field data, work in remote field locations, hike steep slopes over uneven terrain, and work full days in all types of weather. Transportation from the base location to the field is provided. 
Base locations include: Anderson, Camino, and Chico, CA.

Application Deadline: February 10, 2023
More info and apply at: SPI-IND.COM/INTERNSHIPS 

Summer Neuroscience Research for Undergraduates, Washington University in St. Louis:  The Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) ENDURE summer
research program prepares undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience PhD programs. Accepted students are funded for up to two years. The program combines independent research, a rigorous academic and professional development curriculum and an empowering
support system so participants thrive on their path to graduate school and beyond.

Benefits include a $7000 stipend per summer, travel to and from the program, housing, eligibility for academic year research stipend ($2000 per semester for up to two academic years) and funds to attend up to two scientific conferences annually.

Applications are due by Feb. 3, 2023. Details about eligibility and the program are available online at or by contacting

MS Graduate Student Assistantship Opportunity with Humboldt Fire Lab:  

Dr. Jeff Kane ( is seeking a highly motivated student interested in joining the Cal Poly Humboldt Fire Lab ( and the Humboldt Fire Resilience Institute ( to pursue an MS degree in Forestry, Watershed, and Wildland Sciences at Cal Poly Humboldt ( The selected student will be supported by an assistantship to work on a Cal Fire project developing resources (website, pamphlets, briefs) and coordinating workshops and training opportunities related to engaging community members about wildfire-related benefits, problems, and solutions in Humboldt County and adjacent regions. The student’s research project is flexible but likely focused on assessing community resilience to prior or future wildfires in northwestern California/southern Oregon. The selected student must be able to work well independently and in a team setting, assist with other ongoing projects, and be willing to travel to regional sites in northwestern California/southern Oregon. Successful candidates must reside in or near Arcata, California over the duration of the assistantship.  A more detailed announcement and application instructions are attached and also available at:  The first review of applications will begin in early- to mid-January with the desired start date of mid-May/early June 2023. Please contact Jeff Kane ( for any additional information.

Norris Lab Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Summer Research Internship Program Applications:  The Norris lab is launching the 3rd year of our hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) summer research internship program on the campus of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The purpose of the “HIP” program is to increase the critical mass of researchers studying hEDS and empower patients with hEDS/HSD to be a part of the change. By doing so, we envision the acceleration of new discoveries that will better help researchers and clinicians understand the causes of hEDS to guide therapeutic discoveries. The program is meant for students (either college or graduate students) who have EDS OR HSD to work on their own disease. During this 10-week program, eligible students will enhance specific skills that are required for success in subsequent post-graduate specialties including MD, PhD, MD/PhD, nursing, advocacy, OT/PT or other areas of healthcare and outreach. MUSC and the Norris lab offer this valuable opportunity to academically talented and motivated students who confirm a strong interest in post-baccalaureate studies with a goal of contributing to hEDS/HSD healthcare, education, advocacy or research in the future. Applications are now open for Summer 2023! 
More info at:


Week of November 7, 2022

CSU Student Research Competition:  The Student Research Competition is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate research, scholarly, and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the twenty-three campuses of the California State University. Each campus may select up to 10 entries to send to the final round, which will be held at San Diego State University on April 28 and 29, 2023.  Apply on the Infoready app, here:
View a flyer, here: CSU Research Competition Information Flyer

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant Program:  The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) and the Diversity & Equity Grant Committee invites Cal Poly Humboldt students, student organizations, staff, faculty, and underrepresented faculty to submit proposals for programs offered on campus to the university community that raise awareness, deepen understanding, and/or engage the campus community in dialogue about one or more of the multiple dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The deadline for this grant is November 15, 2022.
Apply on the Infoready app, here:
View a flyer, here: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant Program Information Flyer  


The Institute for Health Disparities at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) at Fort Worth 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SRIP):  The Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program is a 10-week mentor-guided summer research training experience for undergraduate students across the United States. Selected students are matched with a mentor based on their research interests. Throughout their time at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, they work with their mentors to enrich their understanding of biomedical sciences and health disparities. In addition, students participate in mentoring workshops, role-model seminars, and other lecture series that develop their competencies in science, research presentations, professionalism and communication skills.
More info and apply at:

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program:  The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral degrees in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology—these may include but are not limited to ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, cultural anthropology, and resource management disciplines—and particularly encourages women and members of minority groups to apply. The application period for the 2023 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program has opened. Complete applications are due December 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. View the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). An informational webinar about the FY 2023 NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program funding announcement will be held on November 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time. Register for the webinar Register for this webinar.

The UC Davis/SDSU joint Ph.D. Program in Mathematics and Science Education (MSED) is recruiting PhD students: 

Interested Biology Masters students are encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. Program in Mathematics and Science Education (MSED), jointly operated by San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego. A master’s degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or mathematics is required for admission.

If you are interested in a career as a science education researcher, please visit the program web site for more information and to apply:

Paid summer research opportunity for undergraduate students, at the University of Cincinnati's Department of  Biological Sciences - the National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Sensory Ecology:   Sophomore and junior Biology major students will be chosen to join active lab groups for the summer and conduct cutting edge research over a broad spectrum of topics in sensory ecology, including:
     * Genomics and development of sensory systems
     * Neural mechanisms of sensory system function
     * Sensory perception and behavioral influences of the physical
     * Neuroethology
     * Animal communication
Students can apply online at:



Week of October 31, 2022

Paid Summer Internships with the Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service for Latinx Youth:  Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project is offering enriching internship experiences nationwide for Latinx college students and upcoming professionals who are passionate about the outdoors, geography, community engagement, public lands, cultural resources and natural resources.

Position: Infrastructure Management Intern (Click link for position description and application)

Duration: 6 month internship (26 weeks); Starting January, 2023
Location: Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento, California Regional Office

CivicSpark Fellowship Applications now being accepted: CivicSpark is an AmeriCorps program that offers a unique opportunity for individuals passionate about environmental and community resilience to build professional experience in the public sector through national service. By building capacity for local public agencies to address emerging resilience challenges, Fellows create a lasting impact in local communities while building a robust statewide network of peers, and gaining technical and leadership skills.
Learn more and apply at: 


Resident Assistant Manager Internship at Pacific Primate Sanctuary, Maui, Hawaii: The Assistant Manager Internship (AMI), is a unique immersion program, facilitating learning about New World primates and animal sanctuary management on an intimate, in depth, all-encompassing level. Instruction is tailored for each Assistant Manager Intern, based on his/her individual experience and skills. Initial training would consist of primate nurturance and sanctuary operations. Next, the AMI would learn animal care protocol and how to provide documentation oversight, staff training and supervision, and facility management. They would then gain an understanding of staff recruitment and selection, and grant research and development. 

Responsibilities of an Assistant Manager Intern include: overseeing and participating in daily animal caregiving of 40+/- monkeys, medical/emergency procedures, behavioral conditioning and colony management. The PPS Assistant Manager assists with volunteer and Animal Care/Documentarian Intern supervision, scheduling, training, recruitment and selection. Office management responsibilities include the oversight of medical records and documentation, independent literature research, creating notes for the weekly meeting, and exploring grant opportunities. Additional projects and duties may be assigned based on the Sanctuary’s needs and skills of the Assistant Manager, including social media posting, coordinating fundraisers, and environmental education outreach. This is full time position, with on-call duties as needed.

More info and apply at:

Montana State University Graduate Program: Now accepting applications to the Montana State University Graduate Program in Microbiology & Cell Biology and Extreme Biofilms Graduate Trainseeship Program for PhD Students

Sacramento State Stem Cell Master’s Program: The Sacramento State Stem Cell Master’s Program is now accepting applications for the incoming class of Fall 2023. The application deadline is March 1st, 2023, at 5pm. 

This Stem Cell Master’s Program is a [] California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)-funded Bridges Graduate Program. Students in our program take three semesters of graduate-level coursework at Sacramento State and also participate in an 8-month research internship with research faculty at UC Davis working in the field of regenerative medicine. During the 8-month research internship, students are provided with a $3,000/month stipend and tuition support to enable a full-time effort in the lab. 

Visit the webpage for more information:

Or attend an information session over Zoom:

Information Session I
Wednesday, 11/16/22, 3pm - 4pm []

Information Session II
Friday, 12/2/22, 4pm - 5pm []

Hearts for Health | November 3rd & 7th Shadowing Session!  Below is a little more about our upcoming speakers. To learn more about how shadowing credit works, check out the following flyer titled "Hearts for Health (H4H)- Virtual Shadowing Info"! To stay in the loop for more, follow us on Instagram (@hearts_4_health) where we post shadowing flyers! 

  • Dr. Milligan (Thursday, November 3 @ 5-6pm PT): Dr. Tracey Milligan, an expert in epilepsy treatment, is chair of the Department of Neurology at New York Medical College. During her time at Harvard Medical School, she was the recipient of the Barbara J. McNeil Faculty Award for Exceptional Institutional Service—the highest award for institutional service at Harvard Medical School.
  • Rashadah Jordan (Monday, November 7 @ 5-6:30pm PT)Rashadah Jordan is a board-certified physician associate in psychiatry. She is the host of her podcast God, Coffee, and Resilience Podcast and author of the book Unfold My Ashes: Silent Tears That Became My Rebirth.

Week of October 24, 2022

Museum Scientist position, UC Berkeley, The Jepson Herbaria:  The Jepson Herbarium specializes in the vascular plants of California and maintains many electronic resources related to the California flora (specimen data and educational content). Under the general direction of the Herbarium Director, and in coordination with the Jepson Curator, the Assistant Director for Outreach and Development, and the Biodiversity Informatics Manager, this position will assist in two specific programs of the Jepson Herbarium (1) the Jepson Flora Project and (2) public outreach.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the California flora.
  • Experience with public outreach including field trips.
  • Experience with event management, including virtual events.
  • Training in herbarium collections management techniques.

First review date is October 28, 2022; for full consideration, apply by December 1, 2022.

More info and apply at:

Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) Hands on Field Research Opportunity:  Summer Program: Hands-on, marine field research experience in Clearwater, Florida. All participants will be involved in all aspects of a local population study on sharks and rays. This includes setting and retrieving nets and longlines, handling and identifying captured animals, tagging and measuring all captured sharks and rays, collecting DNA, recording data, and releasing animals. Each day begins with a lecture on shark and ray identification, biology, physiology, and conservation as well as our local ecosystems, species, and other conservation topics. After the 1 - 2 hour lecture in the morning, the day continues with 6 – 8 hours of field research aboard our vessels.

Learn more and apply at:

Hearts for Health Mentorship for Pre-Med Students:  We have 12 open seats for specifically pre-med mentees this Fall cycle in our new mentorship program: Code Blue Mentorship!  Code Blue Mentorship offers pre-health students, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, mentorship for general advice and guidance that they wouldn’t have access to otherwise. 

The application link is: All applicants will receive an email update regarding their application status after the deadline which is: Friday, October 28th at 11:59pm CST/ 9:59 p.m. Pacific Time. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible!

Week of October 17, 2022

Green Diamond Resource Company | Job Posting for Seasonal Botany Technician: This position conducts thorough floristic surveys, documenting abundance and distribution of rare and sensitive species on company lands in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties in order to mitigate potential impacts to populations. This is a seasonal job working March through August 2023. For complete job description and application process visit our website at
You may also email cover letter with resume to:
Deadline to apply: November 1, 2022

MS Assistantship to study Klamath Dam removal:  

Dr. Alison O’Dowd at Cal Poly Humboldt seeks applications for highly motivated students interested in pursuing graduate school in the Environmental Science & Management option of the Natural Resources Graduate Program. Students with an interest in benthic macroinvertebrates, aquatic food webs, and the impacts of dam removal on food resources for juvenile salmonids are particularly encouraged to apply.

  •  Monthly stipend for two years to cover living expenses and tuition ($29,000/year)
  •  Project-related expenses (travel to field sites, equipment, etc.) will be covered
  •  Funding to present graduate research at a professional conference

More information and application instructions:  /sites/default/files/funded_ms_assistantship_-_klamath_dam_removal_research_at_cal_poly_humboldt.pdf

DANTA Tropical Biology and Conservation Field Courses in Costa Rica: Danta is pleased to announce our 2023 field courses in tropical biology. Our courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

Conservation and Sustainable Development in Costa Rica
Date: June 5 - June 22, 2023
Program Fee: $2800
Application deadline: May 15, 2023 
Course Description:  DANTA Blog

Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation
Date: July 10 - 25, 2023
Program fee: $2800
Application deadline: June 1, 2023
Course Description: DANTA Blog

More information at [] and/or email

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Native Plant Program Scientific Aid Vacancy: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Native Plant Program is hiring a part-time Scientific Aid (flexible schedule, approximately two-thirds time, year round) to support the conservation and recovery of native plant species. The incumbent will participate in various aspects of the Native Plant Program including: issuance of Scientific, Education, and Management Permits for state-listed plants, database management, correspondence with applicants and permittees, species monitoring in the field, and other exciting native plant protection work. This is a unique opportunity to learn about California environmental law in support of a career in ecological conservation.  

Applicants only need to apply to one posting by 10/21/2022:
CalCareers-JC 332942
CalCareers-JC 333029 

San Francisco Zoo, Conservation Projects Specialist: The Conservation Team at San Francisco Zoo is hiring a full-time, entry-level position to assist with head-starting local endangered species, including California Red-legged Frogs, Sierra Nevada Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs, Yosemite Toads, and Western Pond Turtles. 
For more information and to apply:,19940.html

Week of October 10, 2022

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2023 Now Accepting Student and Faculty Submissions: The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2023 will take place on April 13-15, 2023, at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Students across all academic disciplines are welcomed and encouraged to submit an abstract before November 30, 2022. 

Learn more and submit your abstract at:

UCSB Sea Turtle Field Course, Summer 2023 & Lecturer Led:  

Program Highlights

  • Affordable, university student tailored, two-week hands-on research and conservation program with endangered sea turtles and experts in the field.
  • Some students can gain academic credit (4 units) through internship or independent studies (depending on the University).
  • Travel to one of the most bio-diverse, safest and happiest countries in the world, Costa Rica.
  • Become part of a wonderful local coastal community. 
  • Make friends and build connections with other like-minded students
  • Boost your resume with an official Certificate from the Costa Rica Ministry of Environment.
  • Apply what you learned in class into the field and connect with people & nature.
  • Over 15 years of experience and more than one thousand students. 

Learn more and apply here:

Student Legal Lounge: Upcoming workshop on disability rights and resources. 

This workshop intends to work with Cal Poly Humboldt’s ADAPTABLE: a club for students with disabilities to provide information about disability rights resources for your rights. Some topics that will be discussed are HIPAA rights, ADA laws, on campus resources, off campus resources, and how to advocate for yourself. The workshop will occur on October 14th from 12pm-2pm. This event will be on zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 885 5568 0916
Passcode: 619156
Alaskan Observers Inc., North Pacific Groundfish Observer  Program:  

Now recruiting biologists to work as fisheries observers. Currently hiring for a training that will begin at the end of November 2022, for the North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program. There will be one training a month until August for this program. 

Recent graduates or students who will be graduating soon are encouraged to apply at  or email Samantha Chicos at or call 1-888-317-9343 to get more information.

Hearts for Health Shadowing Sessions Oct. 13 & 17: 

  • Sandra Minck (Thursday, October 13 @ 5-6 p.m. PT): Dr. Jillian Rigert has formal training in dentistry, medicine, and oral medicine. She is an Air Force veteran and NIDCR-Funded Research Fellow in Radiation Oncology.
  • Dr. Rana (Monday, October 17 @ 5-6 pm PT)Dr. Punam Rana is a medical oncologist in Toronto, Canada. Her hope is to educate and empower cancer patients and their families about lifestyle modifications that can help ease the challenging journey that is cancer.

Learn more at:

Week of October 3, 2022

Bruce Briggs Memorial Scholarship: The International Plant Propagators’ Society (IPPS) Western Region awards the Bruce Briggs Memorial Scholarship to deserving students in agriculture and horticulture educational programs.

This scholarship is given each year to college and/or university students who are studying plant propagation and demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing propagation or production as a career. The scholarship pays for students to attend the annual International Plant Propagators’ Society meeting held in the Western Region. Both the registration fee (includes most meals) and shared accommodations are covered by the scholarship. Travel costs are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.  The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville, Oregon from January 24-27, 2023.  

The annual meeting gives the students the opportunity to hear presentations on various areas of plant production and network with industry professionals. A tour of nursery facilities and affiliated businesses is an integral part of the scheduled activities. An added benefit of the award is a one-year student membership to IPPS. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible for a second scholarship. 

The deadline to apply for the Bruce Briggs Memorial Scholarship is October 15th, 2022.  More information about IPPS and an application form can be downloaded from the IPPS website at: BBM Scholarship Application.

Graduate & Professional School Fair & Preliminary Workshops: The Graduate Fair will be Thursday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the SAC Quad
Learn about graduate schools and get an early start on the application process. If you are thinking about going to graduate school, attend the event to learn more about what options are available to you. You will meet with school representatives face-to-face, allowing for personal interaction and networking. At this event, you can explore the possibilities of graduate and professional education, learn about the requirements for programs, get detailed information about various programs, gather materials to review later, and network with professionals in your future field. To prepare for the fair, we will be offering a series of workshops.

Graduate & Professional School Fair Workshops:

Tuesday, September 27
Location: Library 302/Scholar's Lab*
  • 10am -11am: Preparing for the Graduate & Professional School Fair
  • 11am - 12pm: Personal Statements/Statements of Intent
Zoom Meeting ID: 854 0640 7198* Passcode: GradFair22
  • 4pm - 5pm: Introduction to Grad School
  • 5pm - 6pm: Demystifying Statements of Purpose & Statements of Intent

Mass Hiring for Six Rivers National Forest Seasonal Positions - Summer 2023:  Get your resumes ready! Six Rivers National Forest will be hiring for over 100 positions for summer 2023 seasonal positions. Accepting applications FOR ONE WEEK ONLY from Thursday, September 29 to Thursday, October 6th, 2022.  Visit for more details! or 
Download a flyer

Summer 2023 Botany Seasonal Positions on the Shasta Trinity and Klamath National Forests:  Positions available include Biological Science Technician (Plants) at Mount Shasta, Biological Science Technician (Plants) at Mount Shasta or Fort Jones, Biological Science Technician at Weaverville, and Botanist at Weaverville.
More info and apply online at Applications must be submitted between September 29th and October 6th.

UCLA Premedical Enrichment Program (PREP) 2023: UCLA PREP is a unique, free (no tuition, housing, food, or transportation cost) 30-day summer program at the UCLA Medical School Campus. There are ten spots reserved for Cal Poly Humboldt Students each year. PREP provides premedical students that experienced any form of social, economic, or educational disadvantage the means to strengthen their ability and readiness to study medicine. Participation in the PREP program will enhance your chances of being accepted to medical school and succeeding once there. The minimum GPA required is 2.8. This program will lift you up so you can achieve your dreams.

Link that references Cal Poly Humboldt and our students:

Link with information about the program:

2023 CSU Student Research Competition:  The Student Research Competition is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate research, scholarly, and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the twenty-three campuses of the California State University. Each campus may select up to 10 entries to send to the final round, which will be held at San Diego State University on April 28 and 29, 2023.  Internal Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
More info and apply at:

Redwoods Research Starter Grants:  Save the Redwoods League is offering starter grants of up to $5,000 for undergraduate and graduate students of color (Black, Indigenous, Latinx/Latina/Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander folks) interested in research in coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. The goal of the starter grants is to provide introductory opportunities for members of underrepresented communities to explore ideas in the redwood research space, or potentially enhance the work of those who are already working in this space. 
To apply:  please use the proposal template and send a single pdf of the proposal, student C.V./resume and mentor C.V./resume (in that order) to by November 18th, 2022.
More info at:

USFS Wildland firefighting positions accepting applications Sept. 29 through Oct. 6 2022:  The Pacific Southwest Region is looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to suppress wildfires and work in fuels management on 18 National Forests located in California. The fire and aviation management program is very rewarding and requires talented people working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions; including dispatch, engine crews, fire & fuels management, hand crews, helitack, interagency hotshot crews/hand crews, lookouts and smokejumpers.  
October 6, 2022 ─ Application deadline, 11:59 Eastern standard time. Apply through 

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science - Virtual Open House - October 21st, 2022:  On Friday, October 21st starting at 1 p.m. EST join us for an open house of the Rosenstiel School's campus on Virginia Key (virtually). Prospective graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to attend with their families to learn more about the different research areas of the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science. You'll get a chance to see our world-class facilities firsthand, and learn about research opportunities for students.  
RRegister here for the webinar:

Open Call for Fall 2022 CSUPERB Faculty & Student Travel Grant Programs:  This is a reminder that the deadline for proposals to CSUPERB's Fall 2022 Faculty & Student Travel Grant programs is coming up on Monday, October 3, 2022 by 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Please forward this announcement to all faculty involved in biotechnology education and research on your campus.  

The Faculty and Student Travel Grant Programs support travel to biotechnology-related professional meetings and workshops or to collect biotechnology-related data at shared instrumentation facilities or research sites. This round of funding will support travel between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023. RFPs include all contextual information, review criteria, eligibility requirements and submission policies for each program can be found on the CSUPERB website Grant & Award Program page at
Wildlife Research Summer Internship Opportunity for Nkonzo Wildlife, based in the Western Cape of South Africa,:  
Internship opportunities available for 2023. We are currently searching to fill internship positions of 2-16 weeks in duration to assist in our conservation and research efforts throughout the year. Interns live in self-catering apartments in the coastal town of Hartenbos, Western Cape and travel Monday to Friday to various game reserves and properties in the area for fieldwork.  
This opportunity is also available on the Handshake platform at Job #6577352.
Intern duties include data collection on our observational behavior studies (see below), monitoring camera traps, consolidating reports, beach clean-ups, and other miscellaneous duties. The position is also supplemented with field training basics in wildlife track and sign, bush survival skills, and ethical wildlife approach methods. 
More info and apply at:

Week of September 26, 2022

Graduate & Professional School Fair & Preliminary Workshops: The Graduate Fair will be Thursday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the SAC Quad
Learn about graduate schools and get an early start on the application process. If you are thinking about going to graduate school, attend the event to learn more about what options are available to you. You will meet with school representatives face-to-face, allowing for personal interaction and networking. At this event, you can explore the possibilities of graduate and professional education, learn about the requirements for programs, get detailed information about various programs, gather materials to review later, and network with professionals in your future field. To prepare for the fair, we will be offering a series of workshops.

Graduate & Professional School Fair Workshops:

Tuesday, September 27
Location: Library 302/Scholar's Lab*
  • 10am -11am: Preparing for the Graduate & Professional School Fair
  • 11am - 12pm: Personal Statements/Statements of Intent
Zoom Meeting ID: 854 0640 7198* Passcode: GradFair22
  • 4pm - 5pm: Introduction to Grad School
  • 5pm - 6pm: Demystifying Statements of Purpose & Statements of Intent

Week of September 19, 2022

Applications opening soon for 2023 seasonal positions with FS research:  We are looking for ecologists, botanists, wildlife biologists, and anyone interested in being part of a research team investigating how wildfires are impacting western forests.We are planning on hiring several crews of 3 people to look at post-fire effects on forest structure, forest regeneration and wildlife response from mid-May to August 2023. This work will involve the collection of data via vegetation surveys and will be surveying for wildlife via the use of audio recorders and camera traps at remote locations. You will be stationed at one of several recent fires including the Creek fire (burned: 2020, duty station: Shaver Lake, Sierra NF), August Complex (2020, Willows, Mendocino NF), or Bootleg (2021, Bly or Lakeview, Fremont-Winema NF). Access to survey locations will require use of a 4wd vehicle (provided) and navigation on foot over rugged terrain including steep slopes, dense vegetation and intermittent streams. Some camping will be required. Housing will not be provided, but low-cost bunk housing may be available.

This is a joint project with the Pacific Southwest Research Station (  and Pacific Northwest Research Station ( , which are two of the research stations with the USDA Forest Service. We conduct research across California, Hawai’i, Oregon, and Washington.

Apply on USAjobs ( from September 29th - October 7th 2022. Positions will be posted under the following announcement numbers:23-TEMP3-RSRCH-0012-6DT-CB, 23-TEMP3-RSRCH-0013-5DT-CB, 23-TEMP3-RSRCH-0014-5DT-CB, 23-TEMP3-RSRCH-0022-4DT-CB, 23-TEMP3-RSRCH-0023-4DT-CB, 23-TEMP3-RSRCH-0028-7DT-CB, 23-TEMP3-RSRCH-0029-7DT-CB, 23-TEMP3-RSRCH-0042-6DT-CB, 23-TEMP3-RSRCH-2857-4DT-CB, 23-TEMP3-RSRCH-2858-5DT-CB, 23-TEMP3-RSRCH-2859-6DT-CB

DoD SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program now accepting applications:  The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is now accepting applications. SMART offers students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields an opportunity to receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense upon degree completion. SMART offers students the chance to pursue their passion in STEM while supporting the mission of the Department of Defense.

Hearts for Health | Virtual Shadowing Opportunity!  The Virtual Shadowing program features speakers from various healthcare specialties who discuss their journey and clinical practice. Virtual shadowing sessions are live streamed weekly every Monday and Thursday at 5pm PST on the Hearts for Health YouTube page. Shadowing sessions are completely free, and no sign-up is required! 

Upcoming sessions this Monday (September 19th) at 5pm PST and Thursday (September 22nd) at 5pm PT.  The following PDFs further explain how to obtain shadowing credit, quiz deadlines, socials, etc. 

September 19 session flyer

September 22 Session Flyer

Hearts for Health Virtual Shadowing Info Flyer 


Plumas National Forest is hiring for the 2023 Field Season:  Upcoming seasonal wildlife and botany field positions on the Plumas National Forest. Positions will be advertised on beginning Sept 29th and will close on October 6th. Duty locations are at PNF District Ranger stations: 

  • Mount Hough Ranger District (Quincy, CA)
  • Beckwourth Ranger District (Blairsden, CA)
  • Feather River Ranger District (Oroville, CA)



 Barrack housing may be available. Please see the outreach flier for more information and contacts who may be able to answer any position specific questions.

Naval STEM Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships (Applications Close as Early as October 31):  

Naval STEM supports the Department of the Navy (DoN)’s education and outreach programs. Naval STEM programs are deliberate investments in the current and future DoN workforce, which enhance the Navy and Marine Corps’ ability to meet present and future war-fighting challenges.  You can learn more about Naval STEM here: 

Naval STEM student opportunities range from the high school level all the way up to the graduate level and applications close as early as October 31.  As an important note: please direct all inquiries about the opportunities presented to  To get an overview of opportunities, please take a look at the table below:





Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

8-week summer internship for high school students at a naval laboratory

01 NOV 2022


Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

10-week summer research internship for college students at a naval laboratory

01 NOV 2022


Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship for service program

scholarship for service program gives undergraduate and graduate students a full scholarship and guarantee of employment upon degree completion. 

01 DEC 2022


National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellowship program

fellowship for graduate students is designed to increase the number of United States citizens trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance leading to doctoral degrees.

31 OCT 2022


ScribeAmerica Student Employment Opportunities:  Scribes gain first-hand, real-life experience in the medical field by working side-by-side with clinicians. Students will gain unmatched healthcare experience in over 80 specialties with flexible schedules and welcoming company culture. By acquiring first-hand, applicable knowledge, they’ll be prepared to transform the future of healthcare leaders.  Apply at:
Download a flyer

Scribes with ScribeAmerica have the opportunity to:

  • Provide real-time charting for physicians and show them through their shift
  • Document the patient history, chief complaint, physical exam & procedures
  • Prepare plans for follow-up care
  • Assist with other clerical duties and non-clinical tasks for the provider



Week of September 12, 2022

Office of Science Graduate Student Research Application Workshops
Join Dr. Igor Slowing, SCGSR Program Manager from U.S. Department of Energy and Dr. Maria Taydem, Project Manager from the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for more information about the SCGSR program and for tips on creating and submitting competitive applications. Here is a flyer.

Homeland Security Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research:  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors the Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER) Program for undergraduate and graduate students. HS-POWER is open to students majoring in a broad spectrum of homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines as well as DHS mission-relevant research areas.

As a participant in the HS-POWER Program, you will participate in quality research experiences at federal research facilities and other HS-STEM focused entities nationwide. This experience will provide you a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within the DHS enterprise.  You will also be able to establish connections with DHS professionals that promote long-term relationships between yourself, researchers, DHS personnel and research facilities.

TO APPLY: Visit- to learn more and complete the application!

Graduate fellowship opportunities for STEM students:  

Looking for seniors in undergraduate programs looking to pursue a graduate degree as well as first and second year graduate students in broad areas of STEM (mathematics, chemistry, computer science, data science, physics, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, material science, biomedical engineering and much more!)

Fellowship ($20K in stipend) and an opportunity to do a paid internship at national laboratories like NSA or NIST.

It is completely free to apply and applications are due Dec 15, 2022. (You can find more information regarding the application process here.


Week of September 8, 2022

Research Assistant Position for The Marine Mammal Education and Research Program:  The HSU Marine Mammal Education and Research Program (MMERP) is currently seeking research assistants, this is a great opportunity for students to gain fieldwork experience and get involved with local marine mammal research! 

We ask that volunteers be able to commit to the following:
  • 15 to 20 hours of beach surveys and data collection each month
  • 5-month minimum commitment, longer preferred (Fall, Spring, and next Summer)
    • Attend a virtual synchronous/1 day in person and training in late September/early October
    • Hike 2-6 miles on remote sandy beaches every month
    • Have personal transportation to beaches in northern California, or be willing to carpool following COVID safety protocols
    • Mileage costs are reimbursed
    To apply please fill out the Marine Mammal Education and Research Program Application Form no later than Monday, September 19, 2022. 
    Library job opportunity:   OER Program Student Assistant position. 
    The position is for the 2022-2023 academic year only, $16 per hour, 10-20 hours per week.
    Students would submit a cover letter of interest/qualifications (no longer than 1 page) and a resume. First review of applications will begin on September 1st, 2022. Position closes for applications on 9/11/2022.
    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) opportunities:   Interested students should begin at the applicant information page . The GRFP supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. The program provides up to three years of graduate education support, including an annual $37,000 stipend. Applications for Mathematical Sciences topics are due October 21, 2022.
    Wildlife Research Internship Opportunity - South Africa:  Based in the Western Cape of South Africa; internship opportunities available for 2023. Internship positions of 2-16 weeks in duration to assist in conservation and research efforts throughout the year. Interns live in self-catering apartments in the coastal town of Hartenbos, Western Cape and travel Monday to Friday to various game reserves and properties in the area for fieldwork.  
    This opportunity is available on the Handshake platform at Job #6577352.
    Intern duties include data collection on our observational behavior studies (see below), monitoring camera traps, consolidating reports, beach clean-ups, and other miscellaneous duties. The position is also supplemented with field training basics in wildlife track and sign, bush survival skills, and ethical wildlife approach methods. 
    CSU Biotechnology Program/ CSUPERB: Amgen Talks Biotech Program:  This program gives students exposure to the biotechnology industry via a series of videos that culminate in a live webinar with professionals from Amgen, and plenty of time for Q & A.  A new feature this year is that, once registered, the students can engage with the videos and live webinar "buffet style",  participating as much as their busy schedules allow.
    More info and a flyer
    Another flyer here  
    Jobs for Biology Grad Students in the Wildlife Pens:  
    There are 2-3 jobs for grad students currently available in the Wildlife Pens. The job pays $16 per hr to start and students work 15 hrs per week. Hours are very flexible and can be scheduled around classes. The job is fun! You'd get to work outside (rain or shine), monitor health, clean cages, feed beasts, clean the pond, hang out with deer, clear weeds, use a blower to blow leaves off the top of the cages, trap rats, and do other odd jobs. Good people. Lots of fun. What more could a grad student ask for? If you're pre-vet, please note that I've written quite a few letters for applicants to veterinary schools.
    Interested students should contact Rick Brown at Please send a resume and let Rick know whether you're looking for work during only the school year or for the summer as well. Note also that graduate students are limited to a maximum of 20 hrs per week in jobs on campus (research, teaching, pens, etc.).

    Week of August 25, 2022

    Job Posting - CalRecycle, Environmental Scientist:  Help shape the circular economy and materials management policies of the future through sound research, innovative analyses and effective collaboration with stakeholders to enable CalRecycle’s Policy Office to function as CalRecycle’s policy analysis & development nexus, data gathering arm, and technical information clearinghouse.
    More info and apply at

    Conservation internships at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: The Yale Peabody Museum is currently undergoing a large renovation of gallery and collection spaces. Throughout this process, conservation work has been essential to plan and execute the goals of the renovation, from tasks related to the preventive care of specimens remaining in place, to deinstallation, treatment, and future installation of galleries. The priorities for Conservation at this stage are treatment and installation of specimens and objects in galleries, while continuing to work collaboratively in the care and preservation of the museum’s collections.

    Please find the responsibilities, duties, and any other details (including the link to apply) at either of these links:

    Three-day virtual series for senior undergraduate students and postbacs: Demystifying the graduate school application process: 
    This event is open to senior undergraduates and current postbacs from historically underrepresented groups in biomedical fields (flyer attached). During the 3 sessions (September 13, 14 & 15), the participants will hear about the different parts of the graduate school application (statements, letters of recommendation, interview tips & fellowships available). They will also learn how to prepare for the interview and will receive feedback in a mock interview session with a faculty member. We will also host 3 panels with PhD students and faculty to talk about the application process, the interviews, and what does the admissions panel focused. Finally, students will learn about all the graduate programs associated with MSK.
    Submit an application by September 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM (EDT).

    Online Info Sessions for the Medical Scribe Fellowship (also known as the COMET Program), a post-baccalaureate internship program at the Stanford University School of Medicine: The Stanford Medical Scribe Fellowship, also known as COMET, is a one-year post-baccalaureate program designed for highly motivated students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. We are looking for academically strong candidates with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. We offer fellows an intensive, direct patient care experience before applying to medical school, physician assistant school, nursing school, or other graduate school in the healthcare field.
    More info and to apply:

    Community Engagement Student Fellowship Accepting Applications

    The CESF program is a semester-long initiative specifically designed to support student leaders advancing service, service-learning, and community engagement at universities and colleges throughout the state. If selected for this program, you will be one of two fellows at Cal Poly Humboldt providing leadership in the realm of community engagement on campus. Upon successfully completing a term of service of 35-50 hours over the course of the Fall 2022 semester, you will receive a $500 scholarship and have the opportunity to share your work with other CESF fellows from across the state of California.
    Application Procedure:
    • Complete this Google Form
    • Email Kelly Fortner ( a copy of your resume and two professional
    references by 11:59pm on August 28th, 2022. Our staff are committed, both personally and professionally, to centering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) into our work. Students with a strong commitment to helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Week of August 12, 2022

    What: 2022 Society of American Foresters (SAF) Convention/Hiring Event
    When: September 20-24, 2022
    There are a number of opportunities (GS-3 to GS-11).
    Positions will be advertised: Announcements open USAJOBS September 19 – 28, 2022 

    What: 2022 Natural Areas Conference (NAC)/Hiring Event (Fish, Wildlife, Rare Plants, Recreation, and Associated Programs)
    When: September 6 – 9 , 2022
    There are a number of opportunities GS-3 to GS-9.
    Positions will be advertised: Group Announcements open USAJOBS September 6 - 12, 2022

    More info: 

    The National Partnership Office is pleased to announce the Winter Resource Assistants Cohort starting February 6, 2023. In preparation for the Winter Cohort, we will accept proposals for resource assistants positions until August 12, 2022. 

    RAP Objectives:

    • Engage highly motivated candidates through workforce development experiences under the mentorship and coaching of Forest Service staff
    • Instill stewardship values in the next generation of natural and cultural resource management professionals through career exploration and professional development;
    • Expand and enhance the capacity of the Forest Service to accomplish critical work and high-priority projects; and
    • Attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce to support the Forest Service mission to “Sustain the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations”.  

    Upon completing a minimum of 960 hours of satisfactory work as a resource assistant and obtaining a post-secondary degree (associate or higher), resource assistants may become eligible to apply for and/or be considered for permanent Forest Service positions through noncompetitive hiring authority and direct hiring authority for up to two years. Resource Assistants can apply for permanent General Schedule vacancy announcements on USAJOBS through noncompetitive hiring authority and can be considered for term, temporary, and permanent positions through direct hire authority initiated by a Forest Service hiring manager. 

    Resource Assistants can be engaged for a 8 or 12 month term with the estimated range of cost $41,037 - $89,663.

    RA Benefits:

    • $600 - $750 weekly stipend
    • $1,000 monthly housing allowance
    • $2,750 travel/training funds
    • $50 month commuter allowance
    • Healthcare coverage offered, and more  

    RAP partnerships increase the Forest Service capacity to address critical project work, while promoting cultural transformation and workforce development. You can learn more about RAP objectives, benefits, roles and responsibilities, and hear success stories by visiting .