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.

Opportunities List for Summer 2024

Agricultural Research Institute Student Fellowships: The Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) is accepting applications from students who are interested in conducting research in the fields of agriculture or natural resources.  Students must have a 3.0 gpa or higher; must plan to pursue a career in food, agriculture, natural resources, or human sciences; and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Low-income first generation college students or under-represented (Hispanic/Latinx, African American, Native American) students are given priority.  Students will be funded $11,000 for undergraduates or $25,000 for graduate students.

For more information, view the flyer or visit the AGI website at:
Access the application form here: 

Herbarium Collections Manager at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville: The TENN herbarium is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented individual to join our department as the Herbarium Collections Manager. This key team member oversees the day-to-day management, preservation, and accessibility of our plant and fungal biodiversity collection, which includes specimen curation, record keeping, and monitoring specimen inflow/outflow. In addition, the Herbarium Collections Manager leads a team of undergraduate students and volunteer assistants with specimen curation and scientific outreach projects. The Herbarium Collections Manager reports to the TENN Herbarium Director, Dr. Jessica M. Budke, and collaborates with the Director and Curators to plan and implement herbarium goals, priorities, and programs. The TENN herbarium houses over 650,000 plant and fungal specimens and is one of the largest collections in the southeastern United States. The Herbarium Collections Manager supports research in the herbarium focusing on taxonomy, systematics, invasive species, conservation of rare plants/fungi, and field botany/mycology.  For more information on our collection, see the TENN herbarium website -
Application review begins June 17, 2024; apply at: 

Position Announcement: Copper River Salmon Research Technician (1 position, short term): The Prince William Sound Science Center (, a non-profit research and education institution located on the shores of Prince William Sound in Cordova, Alaska, is seeking a Field Technician to support a project studying the migration of adult sockeye salmon in the Copper River watershed. This position will support a large, collaborative project focused on radio tagging and tracking adult sockeye salmon in the Copper River in southcentral Alaska. The PWSSC component of the project involves setting up and maintaining several radio antenna stations and conducting periodic spawning ground surveys in several river and lake systems in the watershed. Surveys will involve enumerating live and dead adult salmon, sampling carcasses and processing samples, and locating and recapturing radio tagged salmon with a mobile receiver and antenna. The Research Technician will assist the Crew Leader to carry out the above duties and will be directly supervised by the Crew Leader. This individual will be expected to work closely with representatives from other groups and agencies, including Tribes and government agencies. A successful candidate will have experience performing scientific work in remote field locations as part of a team, be comfortable working out of a field camp (>90% of the time, in tents) have a willingness and ability to work under challenging weather conditions, and be familiar with a variety of field methods used in fishery science. 
For more information, download the flyer - or email Pete Rand at