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 February 26 - March 1, 2024

2024 UC Davis Plant Sciences Symposium: Save the date for the 2024 UC Davis Plant Sciences Symposium on April 12th, 2024 at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center! We are thrilled to bring together the UC Davis Plant Sciences community at an in-person event to engage with the topic “Branching out: Plant Diversity from Genes to Ecosystems”. Come to hear from speakers from across a diverse range of plant-related disciplines, network with academic and industry professionals, and enjoy a poster session and reception. The event will also be live-streamed to share fantastic research with attendees near and far.
Call for abstracts:
UC Davis researchers of all career stages, from
undergrads to professors, are encouraged to submit abstracts of work they would like to present. Poster, and short pre-recorded (under 3 minutes) presentations are all available for all . We can't wait to hear what everyone has been up to! Abstracts are due on March 1st. 
Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Cal State LA's Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program in Biotechnology: The Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program in Biotechnology (BiotechCP) is a revamped one-year program for students interested in careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The deadline for completed applications for the Fall 2024 cohort is April 15, 2024. 
Learn more at:  or download a flyer

PLANTS Travel Grant for Undergraduates, Botanical Society of America (BSA) 2024: The PLANTS grant is a travel award for underrepresented undergraduates to attend the annual Botany conference, including mentorship from both peer and experienced mentors within the field of botany. The Botany and Beyond: PLANTS III pathway program is funded by the National Science Foundation (DEB-2138730) and Botanical Society of America to bring talented and diverse undergraduates to BOTANY 2024 in Grand Rapids, Michigan from June 15-19, 2024, where we will provide mentored training opportunities. BSA leads this program, in conjunction with our partners at the American Society of Plant Taxonomists and the Society for Herbarium Curators, in support of a more diverse, inclusive and accessible culture in the botanical community.
Learn more at:

Sustainability Grant Proposals (SHIFT GRANTS): The Sustainable Humboldt Innovative Futures Trust (SHIFT, formerly HEIF) is a fund made up of student fee money that supports, coordinates, and implements innovative campus sustainability projects (to learn more, visit our website here). SHIFT achieves its purpose by advancing student ideas that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase clean energy generation and efficiency, increase water conservation, restore habitat, promote social/environmental/food justice, and reduce waste. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid, and student internships. STUDENTS: From now through March 1st, SHIFT is accepting Grant Proposals! A successful proposal will be developed in partnership with a department or faculty member who can manage the spending of the grant. Historically, projects without a home department are less successful and thus the committee is less likely to approve said proposals. A successful proposal will also have a well thought out description, anticipated outcome, and a proposed budget. Only students may submit.
More info at:

Local plant ecologist and riparian botanist positions at Applied River Sciences in Arcata: Applied River Sciences is a professional consulting corporation applying fluvial geomorphic and ecological research to river preservation, management, and restoration. Our company has 20 employees with offices in Arcata, California and Reno, Nevada. For over 27 years, we have provided our clients with solutions to highly complex environmental problems in aquatic ecosystems using objective and clear science, in a timely and efficient manner. Our primary interests are: (1) maintaining, or attaining, river ecosystem health in regulated rivers; (2) assessing impacts of land use activities on stream ecosystems, and (3) recommending management strategies that improve those ecosystems. Applied River Sciences provides a variety of services in hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and fisheries, general aquatic and riparian ecology, as well as GIS and AutoCAD. We have a broad client base that includes state and federal agencies, Native American tribes, non-profit organizations, utility companies, water districts, and private consulting firms. Positions include (downloadable flyers for each)
Riparian Plant Ecologist
Riparian Botanist
Riparian Revegetation Design and Implementation Technician
Botany Technician

Spring 2024 MMERP Research Intern Announcement and Application: The Cal Poly Humboldt Marine Mammal Education and Research Program (MMERP) is currently seeking research assistants, see the attached flyer for more details. 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 management each month
  • 5-month minimum commitment, longer preferred (Spring, Summer, and Fall)
  • Attend a virtual synchronous and 1- day in-person training
  • Hike 2-6 miles on remote sandy beaches every month
  • Have personal transportation to beaches in northern California, or be willing to carpool
  • Mileage costs are reimbursed and additional support may be available to students who qualify
To apply please fill out the Marine Mammal Education and Research Program Application Form no later than Friday 3/8/2024.
Download a flyer here.

USGS field crew position, Arcata:  Now hiring for a field crew this summer, primarily for forest surveys in Redwood National Park. We have some work in Whiskeytown NRA early in the season too! This is a new position with less experience needed compared to earlier job postings. Download a flyer for more info!

Wildlands Studies - Exciting Field Study Opportunities: Wildlands Studies field programs provide students the opportunity to join backcountry study teams as working field associates, studying environmental impact assessment, environmental policy, geologic, climatic, and topographic factors that support various habitats, and the relationships between environments and culture. Each program earns 3 or 10 units of upper-division credit! Scholarships and FAFSA Financial Aid can apply towards funding our programs. Program teams consist of 10-16 undergraduates from all over North America. Students can choose different wildlife, wildland, and cultural ecology field studies locations that are all searching for solutions to environmental challenges. Wildlands offers programs focusing on marine ecology, rainforest ecology, mountain ecology, and mixed ecosystems. Current field studies occur in Bulgaria, Thailand, Ecuador, Chile, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Nepal, Australia, Belize, French Polynesia, Iceland, Yellowstone, Big Sur, Alaska, and Hawaii. Information on all of our programs is available on our website: www.wildlandsstudies.comPlease join our Student Information Session on Tuesday, February 27th
at 4 pm in the Forestry building room 201 to learn more! We also host Zoom Info Sessions every Wednesday at 5 pm Pacific Time - find the link to join on our website.  

NCB student botany research scholarship program: Applications are now being accepted for the 2024-2025 Barbara Castro Student (Undergraduate and Graduate) Botany Research Scholarship Program. Applications are due by midnight March 15, 2024. Northern California Botanists provides competitive botany and plant ecology scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending a college or university. Research scholarships will be funded by NCB with the goals of encouraging students to pursue academic endeavors toward a career in botany, promoting undergraduate and graduate botany and plant ecology research and implementing objectives of the NCB mission.
More details and apply at: 

Week of February 19-23, 2024

Help Us Restore Freshwater Creek! Student Volunteer Opportunity: I am a Cal Poly Humboldt alum and I am serving a California Conservation Corps/Americorps term with the Watershed Stewards Program in Arcata.  I am organizing a volunteer event at Freshwater Farms Reserve with the Northcoast Regional Land Trust on Saturday, March 9th, 2024 from 9am-1pm.  During the event, volunteers will work together to improve salmon habitat along Freshwater Creek and maintain a public hiking trail. We will be removing invasive plant species and planting riparian tree species adjacent to Freshwater Creek. 
Students can rsvp, here:

PBLC Student Assistant Positions Available Now! We are pleased to announce that the Department of Place-Based Learning Communities has opened various student assistant positions that will be over the summer. We ask that you spread the word and encourage students to apply! These are each short term positions that each will have a purpose in helping the Department of Place-Based Learning Communities during Welcome Week. Under the supervision of the PBLC staff, new hires will assist in welcoming incoming students to Cal Poly Humboldt during the “Welcome Week” programs that will begin on Monday, August 19th.  The PBLCs are for incoming first-time first year students. Each PBLC has its own unique set of hands-on field trips and activities that students participate in the week before classes start. These Welcome Week activities are designed to welcome students to Cal Poly Humboldt, introduce them to their majors / interests, and connect them to faculty, staff, and their peers.  There are 3 open positions for this summer, 2024:
PBLC Summer Assistant
PBLC Activities Ambassador
PBLC Immersion Ambassador
Apply on Handshake!

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Internship Posting: Now recruiting for post- internship opportunities for animal care and education. We are one of eleven accredited sanctuaries through the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries rescuing exotic big cats and bears from the exotic pet trade/entertainment industry. TCWR has been rescuing big cats since 1992, providing a forever home and vet care to animals that have been abused and neglected. Our internship program was formed in 1997 and has graduated 450 interns since its creation. Since the beginning of the program, 90% of our interns have been successful in securing a job in the animal related field from veterinarians to animal keepers at other true accredited sanctuaries and zoos. Our own veterinarian started here as an intern, became a staff member, left for vet school and came right back.
Learn more at: or download a flyer.  

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Scholars Connect Program: The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) office is seeking undergraduate students to participate in the NIEHS Scholars Connect Program (NSCP). The program is designed to provide environmental health sciences research training for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-focused undergraduate students. As a participant, you will be a part of a research team striving to accomplish NIEHS research missions in areas related to human health and the environment. NSCP is dedicated to providing training in biomedical research so that you can apply your knowledge outside the classroom and gain career-changing experiences. The posting is open to rising junior or seniors at a 4-year college or university, or to those that have completed an advanced number of credit hours in science and math at a nearby community college seeking degrees in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) degree.  
Learn more and apply at: 

Wrangell Mountains Field Studies Course: The Wrangell Mountains Field Studies program recently partnered with
the University of Maine to continue the long tradition of our
interdisciplinary program, whose genesis goes back a half century to
1971.  This is a holistic and immersive experience that is as academically rigorous as it is personally transformative. By spending four weeks backpacking in the backcountry and three weeks on campus in McCarthy Alaska, students simultaneously study and directly experience landscape-scale change and processes. The program is taught as a collaborative learning community by interdisciplinary faculty, preparing participants with diverse academic interests for careers in understanding complexity in a rapidly changing world. Our location in the Kennicott Valley, in the heart of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, reveals 230 million years of evolution and transformation, making it exemplary for learning about change and stability in far-from-equilibrium conditions. When in the backcountry, students will hike through alpine meadows, encounter boreal forests, and find themselves hiking on and surrounded by glaciers. While onsite at our campus in the tiny town of McCarthy, students learn and participate in sustainable off-grid living techniques and encounter local residents of this unique wilderness community. We are holding four virtual presentations where students can learn more and meet instructors and alumni of the program.
Link to webpage with more info and to sign up for a Google Meet information session: Download a flyer

University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric & Earth Science:  We invite you to apply to our doctoral and master's degree programs at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric & Earth Science! Our campus is on the warm waters of Biscayne Bay, just over the causeway from downtown Miami. It is one of the best places in the world to study earth systems, environmental science, climate change, and learn the scientific research skills needed to make a difference. The application deadline to apply for Fall 2024 PhD/MS programs has been extended to March 1, 2024. 
Application instructions are available here.
A partial list of funded PhD assistantships can be found here.
You can also submit a PhD application to work with other professors, as we have many faculty who do not advertise their funded assistantships on this list. Please review our PhD/MS frequently asked questions before applying.

Please review our PhD/MS frequently asked questions before applying.

MS Bio Sciences at NSU Florida: Department of Biological Sciences – Masters of Biological Sciences (at Nova Southeastern University):
Three Concentrations:

Health Studies (must begin in summer, June 25, 2024 and are fully onground)
Research (may begin any semester and classes are a mix of onground and online)
Bioinformatics (must begin in the fall semester and classes are fully online). 

UC San Diego Faculty Development Opportunity in Cardiovascular Sciences, Neurosciences, & Infectious Diseases: UC San Diego is recruiting nationally for three NIH-funded faculty development programs, Future Faculty of Cardiovascular Sciences (FOCUS), Leading the Advancement of Underrepresented Neuroscientists for Change (LAUNCH), and Raising Advancement and Parity for Infectious Disease Researchers (RAPID), in cardiovascular sciencesneurosciences, and infectious diseases, respectively. These programs aim to enhance early career faculty success through grant writing training, research and career mentoring, professional development, and networking. 
The deadline to apply to FOCUS is March 1, 2024, and the extended deadline to apply to RAPID and LAUNCH is March 17, 2024.
Website link for FOCUS program
Website link for LAUNCH program
Website link for RAPID program

Integral Ecology Research Center is currently offering an opportunity for a full-time Environmental Project Specialist. The selected candidate would have an opportunity to contribute to a variety of environmental science and conservation projects. The opportunity is a supervisory-level position that is well suited for recent graduates who have successfully conducted and coordinated research projects. 
More info on the employment page: or download a flyer

Intermountain Doctoral Education to Advance Students (IDEAS) in Neuroscience is a 2 year, NIH funded post baccalaureate program at the University of Utah. This is a paid training program for recent college graduates from underrepresented backgrounds to prepare
them for PhD programs in Neuroscience.
More info at: or download a flyer

STEER Research Internship | Apply by March 3 | Starts 6/17, Ends 8/16 | $6.5K Stipend:  The Short-Term Educational Experience for Research (STEER) Program is an opportunity for students interested in environmental health sciences to get paired with a University of California faculty researcher to work on a research project and get mentored. STEER prepares students for future academic and career opportunities in environmental health science. Priority will be given to rising college juniors and seniors; however, all are welcome to apply. No prior research experience is needed. 
For more information, go to or download a flyer. 

Week of February 12-16, 2024

Humboldt College Corps Program: The #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program is a state-funded service fellowship that provides students with college funding while engaging them in community problem-solving in the fields of education, climate action, and food insecurity. Eligible students will receive $10,000 toward their education in exchange for completing 450 hours of service over the course of the academic year. We are proud to include AB 540 CA Dream Act Students. Make community service a core part of your college experience and prepare for your future career as you grow into a wise, honorable, and cultivated citizen. Fellows must be current, full-time undergraduate students at either Cal Poly Humboldt or College of the Redwoods, during their service term.
More info at:

Invite to the 43rd Annual Lupine Bash at Ma-le'l Dunes North on Saturday, February 24th from 9 am to 12 pm: Join Friends of the Dunes and Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge as we remove the invasive yellow bush lupine from the dunes. This invasive plant has caused ecosystem-level changes by increasing nitrogen levels in the surrounding soil and over-stabilization of our typically dynamic dunes habitats. Over time, these changes facilitate the displacement of native dune plants and the introduction of species that are not common to dune environments, such as annual grasses and coyote brush. Gloves, tools, and training will be provided, as well as snacks and coffee! Please wear closed-toed shoes, bring drinking water, and your own mug for coffee or tea. RSVPs are not required unless you are bringing a large group. Meet at the Ma-le’l Dunes North parking lot, carpooling is highly encouraged.
For more information call 707-444-1397 or email: or download a flyer

Six Rivers National Forest and Redwood National Park Interagency Fire Program OUTREACH NOTICE: Permanent Fulltime Fire Hire Positions; FY 2024 - Phase 3; GS-0462-06 through GS-9 and WG-10: Six Rivers National Forest and Pacific Southwest Region are looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce. 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. This outreach is to notify prospect employees about upcoming job announcements for permanent full-time GS-6 through GS-9 and WG-10 positions. The vacancy announcements for these positions are posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities at The vacancy announcements will be open for applications on February 7, 2024, and close on February 16, at 8:59pm (PST). Download a flyer, here.

Humboldt Bay Symposium - Call for poster submissions: The 2024 Humboldt Bay Symposium will be held April 11-13 at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka, CA, with a poster session on Thursday evening. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please submit an abstract by March 1, 2024 to
Student poster presenters will receive free entry to the poster session. Posters will remain displayed throughout the duration of the conference. Please see the attached flier for more info. Tickets for the symposium can be purchased for 1 day, or (at a discount) for all 3 days. Student discount tickets are also available with valid student ID. To register for the symposium or for more info, visit the website.

Week of February 5-9, 2024

UCLA-Caltech 2024 Richard Morgan Summer Research Fellowship Program: The fellowship program will provide research training in a top lab at UCLA for one summer and longitudinal mentorship by UCLA faculty and current MSTP students who will comprehensively assist fellows in preparing for their subsequent application and interviews with MD-PhD programs. Based on their research interests, fellows will be paired with a UCLA faculty mentor and a current student in the UCLA MSTP who will co-mentor the fellow during an intensive summer research experience. Below is the link to the website with further information: Please reach out to or with any questions or concerns! 

Scholarship for Natural Resources Students! 2024 HAF+WRCF Universal Application: Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation’s 2024 Universal Application is officially open! The Universal Application (UA) houses over 180 unique scholarship opportunities and is available on Scholarship Finder. The Aawok Troy Fletcher Memorial Scholarship Fund  is housed within the HAF+WRCF Universal Application and supports Yurok tribal members who are current college students. Students must be studying Natural Resources and must write a 500-1,000 word essay address the following: Choose one area of Natural Resources and explain why you chose that area, what contribution you hope to make to that field, and how you would implement that change based on Yurok values and history. Applications for UA scholarship opportunities must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, March 4, 2024. Application support, including tutorials and an FAQ, may be found on the HAF+WRCF Website. For questions and application support, contact:  
Savannah Sonia, Grants & Scholarships Coordinator, (707) 284-0180   
Sydney Morrone, Grants & Scholarships Manager, (707) 442-6775 

BioGEM Postbaccalaurate Program Accepting Applications: We are pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for our new NSF RaMP postbaccalaureate program BioGEM (Integrating Biodiversity patterns with Genetic Evolutionary Mechanisms).  This program is open to recent bachelor's degree recipients desiring paid research experiences in EEB and related fields.  Postbaccalaureate scholars will be primarily based at the University of Kansas (KU) with opportunities to be co-mentored by faculty at Haskell Indian Nations University, Emporia State University, Rockhurst University and the Stowers Institute. 
Virtual Information Sessions:   Interested applicants are encouraged to attend a virtual information session. In the session, staff will provide an overview of BioGEM and explain the application process. 


  • Session 1: Thursday, Feb 8th, 2pm (CST)
  • Session 2: Thursday, Feb 15th, 5pm (CST)


Priority status is given to applications received by March 1st. Visit our website to learn more about the application process and to find a list of projects! Apply today!

Soil Scientist and Hydrologist Positions on the Plumas National Forest: The Plumas National Forest currently has positions open for two (2) Soil Scientist positions and one (1) Hydrologist position. Duty stations are Quincy, CA (one Soil Scientist) and Oroville, CA (one Soil Scientist and one Hydrologist). These are permanent, full time positions and are open to applications through February 21st. The positions are part of the Society for Range Management hiring event, however, applicants do not need the conference to apply. If you would like more information about the positions, please to fill out the attached Outreach Form and send your resume to the District Ranger reference in the attached notice. These positions are also advertised under the Recent Graduates program although current students may also be eligible. 
Apply on USAJobs or download a flyer

Lead Field Botanist positions for this summer: We are looking for two motivated lead botanists to help graduate students with fieldwork and associated lab work this summer. This project is a collaboration with the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife and aims to extensively survey and map vegetation in the Klamath Mountains Ecoregion. Fieldwork will entail navigating to plots, hiking through rugged terrain, identifying plants, collecting a variety of vegetation data and samples, and various other lab-related tasks (e.g., data entry, gear maintenance, plant identification, herbarium mount preparations). Botany leads will work closely with graduate student crew leaders who will coordinate and organize day-to-day activities; undergraduate students will also be on the field crews. Rental vehicles and fuel expenses will be covered for all work-related travel. These positions will be based out of Arcata, CA, with overnight camping in the Klamath Mountains throughout the work week. We will provide training for specific data collection methods, though experience taking standard botanical surveys is preferred. This work will likely involve backpacking to remote locations. 
For more information and application information, download the job announcement or email Lucy Kerhoulas at

REU Site on Security of Smart Things at FIU: The School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) at Florida International University (FIU) invites undergraduate students to apply to its REU Site 2024 Summer program: "Security of Smart Things". The program will run from June 3, 2024 to July 26, 2024 at FIU Campus in Miami, FL. More information is available at  This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, non-graduating seniors) to engage in hands-on research activity under the supervision of a faculty mentor or a postdoctoral fellow in SCIS throughout the summer. Detailed information about the REU projects are available at:

DANTA Tropical Biology and Conservation Field Courses in Costa Rica: Danta is pleased to announce our 2024 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. As much of our advertising is done by word-of-mouth, we encourage you to spread the word by forwarding this information to students or friends who may be interested in our programs. For more information, please visit our website at and/or email For an alumni perspective on our programs, please see our blog DANTAisms -

Paid Research Experiences in all  STEM Disciplines: Most programs offer both a stipend and housing and travel support. Programs range across all STEM disciplines and all areas of the country. Deadlines are coming right up for most programs!

More info at

ODEI Student Fellows Employment Opportunity: The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is currently hiring Student Fellows to work in our office and contribute to various projects. This position is currently posted on the Handshake webpage, here:

Now accepting applications for our summer field courses; Ecosystem Field Studies: SUMMER, 3-CREDIT, FIELD COURSES IN COLORADO & THE CARIBBEAN! with Ecosystem Field Studies:  An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning while immersed in a spectacular & transformative environmental academic setting!
Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies
* Study, SCUBA, & Snorkel on the Caribbean coast of Mexico
May 22- June 11, 2024
Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies
* Study, camp, & hike in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado *
July 19- August 8, 2024
EcoFS courses are a valuable complement to students' classroom knowledge and an excellent opportunity to practice scientific field research skills. The courses are accredited for 3 undergraduate semester credits by the University of Montana at Missoula, Environmental Studies Program (ENST 391). Undergrads of any year in an ecosystem related departments/majors  are welcome to apply. There is no set deadline to apply. Feel free to review all course info at the EcoFS website:

Microbiology REU program at Montana State: REU programs are funded by the National Science Foundation to create summer research opportunities for college students. A core goal is to recruit students from schools with limited research programs, or from groups traditionally underrepresented in science. For our program, we are particularly interested in applications from American Indian and Alaska Native students, African American and other Underrepresented Minority (URM) groups, or schools with limited research opportunities. But we invite everyone with an interest to apply. Applicants can be students (part or full time) from either a 2-yr or a 4-yr school. No prior research experience is necessary. Applicants must be US citizens. Admitted students will be paired with a faculty mentor at MSU in Bozeman, Montana, where they will conduct an independent project in summer 2023 (10 wks in total; May 29-August 06). Each student will receive a $6000 stipend. Travel, room, and board expenses will be covered. Applications to the program are due by February 15, 2023.
More info and apply at:  

Applications open for Harvard Neuroscience Postbac program:  The Harvard Program in Neuroscience Post-Baccalaureate (PiNBAC) program is a training program for recent college graduates interested in applying to PhD programs in the neurosciences. Launched in 2020, PiNBAC offers longitudinal science curriculum, individualized professional development, and assistance in graduate applications. The overall mission of PiNBAC is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.
More info and apply at: 


Week of January 29 - February 2, 2024

Forest Service Hiring Recent Grads, including Botanists and Soil Scientists: The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Current students who are scheduled to graduate within nine months may also apply to these positions. However, these students cannot be appointed until after graduation and the official degree has been awarded and conferred. 
UCSB Sea Turtle Field Course, Summer 2024 & Lecturer Led; Two week program in Costa Rica: Created by a graduate from UC Santa Bárbara - Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, BIOMA has provided to over one thousand university students worldwide with a two-week academic & high quality sea turtle experiential learning and hands-on research experience. Our participants collaborate side by side with experts to learn about sea turtle biology, ecology and management while doing impactful on-site conservation work and living in a local community. Student teams (about 16 like-minded students per group), will build skills of real world application, boost their resume and knowledge while discovering incredible landscapes at Costa Rica’s Pacific sunshine coast.  
More info and apply at:

Mid Atlantic Regional Seed Bank Collection Technician: The Native Seed Collection Field Technician will be employed by MARSB through an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to collect genetically appropriate seed in support of National Wildlife Refuge restoration and land management activities throughout the Mid-Atlantic states. Utilizing the Seeds of Success (SOS) seed collection protocols, and under the direct supervision of MARSB’s Seed Collection Coordinator (SCC), this position will be responsible for supporting the collection, processing, and documentation of native seeds for the USFWS. This position offers hands-on experience in plant biology, ecology, and conservation and provides training in the SOS collection protocol. The position will provide an opportunity to contribute to the preservation of native plant species and ecosystems th roughout the Mid Atlantic.
More info and apply at: 
OneHealth West Virginia recruiting cohort:  One Health WV is a National Science Foundation funded initiative to recruit recent graduates, connect them with STEM research mentors, and prepare them for One Health careers in WV and Central Appalachia. Our project mentors carry out research that embraces three core One Health themes: Water Use & Quality; Environmental Contamination; and Biological Correlates of Disease. Mentors are located at Marshall University, West Virginia State University, and West Virginia University. Every year, 10 graduates will be recruited to work with mentors on year-long projects designed to train them for employment in STEM fields. Formal applications are accepted January through March, but contact us anytime for more information. Specific consideration is given to graduates with little or no previous research experience.
Learn more and apply at: 
AmericanHort Scholars Program: The HortScholar program sets students on a path to success by exposing them to the breadth of the horticulture industry, its opportunities, and its leaders at the largest all-industry event - Cultivate’24 - July 13-16, 2024 in Columbus, OH.

HortScholars spend several days on-site at Cultivate’24:
• Volunteering with set up
• Learning about the green industry
• Networking in facilitated meetings with industry leaders
• Presenting on a horticulture topic of their choice
• And much more!
This program is a unique experience designed to help students create long-lasting industry connections, find future jobs and internships, and experience some of the most exciting aspects of the industry. 
Learn more and apply at: 

Position Available: New World Primate Caregiver/Documentarian Internship at Pacific Primate Sanctuary, Maui, Hawaii: Pacific Primate Sanctuary (PPS) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, providing rehabilitation and permanent care for threatened, endangered, and distressed primates. Since 1984, the Sanctuary has maintained a federally authorized facility for New World monkeys, many of whom have been rescued from research laboratories, the exotic pet trade, and tourist attractions.
The Primate Caregiver/Documentarian Internship is a unique immersion program facilitating learning about New World primates and animal sanctuary operations on an intimate, in depth, all-encompassing level. Training is tailored for each Intern and progress is evaluated at each stage of instruction. The Intern is awarded Primary Animal Caregiver Certification by senior personnel, after successfully acquiring a high level of competence, skill, and expertise in primate care, record keeping, and facility management. Interns are trained by experienced members of our staff in all aspects of New World primate care (Callithrix, Cebus, and Ateles). This is more than a full-time position and includes on-call duties as needed. 
Learn more at:
Please begin making application for the Internship by submitting the following preliminary documents, via e-mail: your Letter of Intent in making application, your Resume/CV, and three Letters of Reference (from instructors, employers etc.) For additional information and application documents, please

Week of January 22-26, 2024

UT Austin’s summer undergraduate research program: Applications for UT Austin’s summer undergraduate research program are due on February 5, 2024. The 2024 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, with the theme of Inclusive Student Training in Rapidly Urbanizing Climate-sensitive Terrains (InSTRUCT), offers a fantastic opportunity for students to engage in environmental science and sustainability research. The program is hosted by the Environmental Science Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. The program is aimed at rising juniors and seniors and open to students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents in good academic standing. We especially invite applications from members of traditionally underserved groups. All rising juniors and seniors are welcome to apply. Program information, including the online application, can be found on our REU InSTRUCT website ( Please feel free to share the information widely with students who may be interested in this program. ESI will be hosting an informational webinar on January 23, 2024 at 11am CST, so please check the REU website for more details or email the REU Coordinator at

DANTA Tropical Biology and Conservation Field Courses in Costa Rica: Danta is pleased to announce our 2024 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. As much of our advertising is done by word-of-mouth, we encourage you to spread the word by forwarding this information to students or friends who may be interested in our programs.  For more information, please visit our website at and/or email For an alumni perspective on our programs, please see our blog DANTAisms - [].

Apply Today! National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Scholars Connect Program! Are you an upcoming Junior or Senior in STEM? The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) office is seeking undergraduate students to participate in the NIEHS Scholars Connect Program (NSCP). The program is designed to provide environmental health sciences research training for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-focused undergraduate students. 
What will I be doing? Participants are paired with a NIEHS research mentor who will guide them through the scientific research process of defining a hypothesis, designing and conducting experiments to test the hypothesis, and analyzing and reporting the results. Projects will be determined by the hosting lab's Principal Investigator.

2024 Smithsonian Gardens Horticulture Internship Opportunity: The Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex. Interns will learn skills in a broad range of horticultural endeavors from SI's expert professional staff and can provide a strong practical background to emerging professionals hoping to enter the public gardening world. We accept current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, environmental science, or other related fields.  Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions. Horticulture Internship - Smithsonian Gardens (

Free Bat Lecture! Please help spread the word about a free lecture tomorrow about bats! Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Please help us advertise this lecture by distributing it on your email and social media channels. Attached is a flyer with information, and an instagram post that you can utilize.  

Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation Scholarships: Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation’s 2024 Universal Application is officially open! The Universal Application (UA) houses over 180 unique scholarship opportunities and is available on Scholarship Finder. The Donald Morris Hegy Memorial Fund is housed within the Universal Application and specifically supports graduate students studying Engineering, Mathematics, Architecture, or Science at Cal Poly Humboldt. The Joseph Sidney Woolford Fund also supports any students who are entering or continuing graduate school at Cal Poly Humboldt. Applications for UA scholarship opportunities must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, March 4, 2024. Application support, including tutorials and an FAQ, may be found on the HAF+WRCF Website. For questions and application support, contact:  Savannah Sonia, Grants & Scholarships Coordinator, (707) 284-0180; Sydney Morrone, Grants & Scholarships Manager, (707) 442-6775

Week of January 16-19, 2024

Summer program for undergraduates offered by the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center: Apply now for UNDERC for summer of 2024 (May 29– August 3)!  Our Track 2 opportunity is designed for undergraduates with at least one semester or summer of prior research experience, including those that have completed our Track 1 program, that would like to conduct an independent research project under the mentorship of UNDERC scientists. The program includes housing, travel between the Notre Dame campus and UNDERC, and a stipend ($5000). Spend the summer studying and conducting research in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The UNDERC facility is owned by Notre Dame and contains 8000 acres of pristine lakes, streams, wetlands, and forests with abundant wildlife. The natural setting and modern facilities provide an unparalleled opportunity for gaining experience in field biology. UNDERC is also the core site in the Great Lakes Region for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).
Learn more and apply at: or download a flyer

RSA Herbarium: position announcement - Digitization Technician: The Digitization Manager works closely with the Administrative Curator and IT staff to perform a range of digitization duties for the RSA Herbarium and related to several NSF-funded digitzation projects. Major duties include tasks relevant to image capture, quality control, tagging images with metadata, data exports, and data transcription. Training and oversight of junior staff, interns, and graduate students in various digitization tasks is an essential aspect of this position. 
Learn more and apply at: or download a flyer

2 Carex workshops at CPH March 11 & 12: Carex is the most speciose genus of flowering plants in California and North America, with over 80 taxa on the North Coast alone. It is also the largest genus of US Army Corps wetland indicator plants in California and the US. As well, there are more rare taxa in the genus than in any other genus in Northern California. Thus, the ability to sight-recognize and efficiently key sedges is critical to conducting wetland delineations, habitat assessments, rare plant surveys, and vegetation typing, as well as designing and implementing habitat restoration and management plans. This introductory workshop is suitable for those with beginning to intermediate experience with keying Carex. Principal workshop goals are to 1) increase understanding of common morphological terms used in the Jepson Manual 2nd. ed., the Jepson eFlora, and other floras; 2) demystify challenging or unclear key couplets; 3) review several complexes of similar or closely-related taxa, and; 4) increase familiarity with and improve sight-recognition of many common and rare Northern California taxa.
More info and register online at: or download a flyer

Stanford’s Clinical Observation and Medical Transcription (COMET) Fellowship:  COMET is a 1-year, unparalleled, post-baccalaureate clinical experience with outstanding faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine.
More info and apply at: or download a flyer

Hiring Biological Science Technician (Plants) for BLM Needles: The Needles Field Office is looking for someone to organize, stabilize, digitize, and map the herbarium and photo collections from past botany and rangeland vegetation surveys. This individual will be supporting the Plant Conservation and Restoration Program for the Needles Field Office as well as gain knowledge regarding other natural resource programs within the Bureau of Land Management. As a member of the Resources Team, the selected candidate will have opportunities to learn about federal resource management within the Mojave ecoregion and the desert southwest. Needles, California is located near fantastic recreation areas including Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave Trails National Monument, as well as popular areas including Las Vegas, Nevada and Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
More info and apply at:; Close date is 1/24/2024 

REU- Water Quality and Resources in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) opportunity taking place in the summer of 2024 - Water Quality and Resources in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. This program, funded by the National Science Foundation, allows eight selected students to actively engage in water science research projects under the guidance of faculty mentors. The eight-week program has three components. First, at Northern Illinois University, students will hone research skills, develop research plans, and learn about the Yucatan's water resources while staying in on-campus housing. Second, students will collaborate with scientists in Mexico, collect data, and experience the cultural heritage of the Yucatan Peninsula while living in local housing. Finally, upon returning to NIU, students will analyze data and present research findings. We welcome motivated undergraduate students who are passionate about water science research, especially those from community colleges and schools with limited research opportunities. This is a comprehensive program that allows for collaborative connections with scientists and students in Mexico.
More info and apply at:

UT Austin’s summer undergraduate research program: Applications for UT Austin’s summer undergraduate research program are due on February 5, 2024. The 2024 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, with the theme of Inclusive Student Training in Rapidly Urbanizing Climate-sensitive Terrains (InSTRUCT), offers a fantastic opportunity for students to engage in environmental science and sustainability research. The program is hosted by the Environmental Science Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. The program is aimed at rising juniors and seniors and open to students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents in good academic standing. All rising juniors and seniors are welcome to apply. Program information, including the online application, can be found on the REU InSTRUCT website ( 

Wildlife Internship Opportunity: 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 supplemented with field training basics in wildlife track and sign, bush survival skills, and ethical wildlife approach methods.In 2024 we are focusing on:
- Ecology of white rhinoceros in Fynbos (conducted through non-invasive, observational research) focuses on spatial patterns, social behaviour, and condition monitoring for management purposes in closed systems.
- Population ecology of novel brown hyaena (Parahyaena brunnea) occurrence in Fynbos stemming from the recent discovery of brown hyaena presence in an extirpated area of their historical range (Hall, A. and Thatcher, H., 2021. A confirmed sighting of brown hyaena, Parahyaena brunnea (Thunburg, 1820) in an extirpated area of the Western Cape, South Africa. African Journal of Ecology, 59(4), pp.1047-1050). This work is conducted through systematic trail camera deployment.
- Bovid stress and vigilance behaviour on small game reserves and the correlation with tourism activities
- Land use and biodiversity to measure the variation in meso-herbivores under different land management practices
This opportunity is also available on the Handshake platform (Job #8335530)
More info and apply at:

BLM California's Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville, CA is Hiring a Seasonal Botany Technician: This is a great position that is focused on rare/special status plant surveys, supporting native seed collection efforts through the seeds of success program, and implementing various restoration projects in addition to many other cross training opportunities.  

  • Make observations and record data relating to plant studies; documents occurrence and distribution of identified species
  • Inventory rare and endangered species habitat; participate in environmental studies documenting factors affecting plant species and habitat.
  • Lead or conduct field searches for populations of sensitive, threatened or endangered plant species.
  • Photograph, collect and mount plant specimens encountered at different stages of development.
  • Complete inventories for specific species in potential habitat areas, document locations using maps and GIS/GPS technology.
  • Collect ecological site information for population distribution, condition, trend, associated species, geology, soil type.
  • Compile data and prepare reports. Learn more and apply at: 

U.S. Forest Service is hiring summer interns in California - January 12, 2024 to February 7, 2024: We are hiring summer interns.  Jobs are available of exciting and rewarding occupations such as Administration, Engineering, Biological Science, Business & Industry, Forestry Technician, Forestry Technician, General, Natural Resource Management, Physical Sciences, and Social Science. 
More info and apply at:

Thursday, January 18, 2024 UCLA Heath Pathway Program Webinar: The UCLA School of Medicine is hosting a webinar for those interested in a career in medicine, nursing, and dentistry, as well as improving healthcare delivery, policy, and research. These are all expenses paid summer programs that take place on the UCLA campus.  The webinar is from 5-6 PM PST on Thursday, January 18th. See the attached PDF flyer that has all of the information.   

Week of January 8-12, 2024

Begin Your Conservation Career - Join NCCC Forest Corps to become a Team Leader or Member: Forest Corps is a program partnership between AmeriCorps NCCC and United States Forest Service. Forest Corps participants receive training and certification by performing direct, hands-on service in the areas of wildfire risk mitigation, reforestation, environmental conservation, and resource management. Projects may include hazardous fuels reduction, protecting threatened habitats, conducting prescribed burns, wildlife surveys, infrastructure or trail maintenance, or providing nursery services to support growing seedlings. Instruction is provided by Forest Service trainers to prepare you and take on leadership roles and specialized assignments along the way.  
Team Leader Positions, Americorps
Member Positions, Americorps

Invasive Plants job on the Willamette NF: The Middle Fork Ranger District is looking to fill one permanent, full time, Biological Science Technician (Plants), 0404 Biological Science Technician Series at the GS 6/7 level.  The duty station is located on the Middle Fork Ranger District in Westfir, Oregon. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform the potential applicant pool of this position. The incumbent is mainly responsible for managing the Middle Fork’s invasive plants program in coordination with the District Botanist.  Duties will include conducting invasive plant surveys both independently and as a crew leader for 1-6 temporary employees or other conservation crews, inspecting contracts and serving as a Contract Officer’s Representative (COR), and assisting with coordinating invasive plant treatments, accomplishment reporting, seed collection, grow-out and restoration efforts.
If you are interested in this position please complete the attached Outreach Response Form and return it, along with a current resume, to Jenny Moore,, no later than January 12, 2024.

Wildland Firefighters, Seasonal positions, applications close Jan. 24, 2024:  Are you adventurous and love working outdoors? Are you mentally and physically strong? Apply today! Join the U.S. Forest Service and be a part of an organization that is committed to caring for the land and serving people.  The following positions will be using direct hiring authority and open on January 2-24, 2024.

Stanford CVI Summer Research Program - Applications open for 2024: The Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) is offering a 10-week Summer Research Program in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine for Undergraduate and Medical students. Summer research students will have the opportunity to work on an independent research project in the labs of Stanford faculty. No prior research experience is required. In addition to research in a faculty mentor’s lab, students will have the opportunity to meet scientists and health professionals in other industries, learn about different career paths, and present their work to the Stanford cardiovascular and pulmonary science community. Stanford CVI’s Summer Research Program will run for 10 weeks between June and August 2024, with the exact dates yet to be determined. Students will either receive a stipend of between $5,000 to $8,000, or will have on-campus room and board. For more information and to view previous awardees and mentors, please visit our program's website.

Redwood Field Station (USGS) is currently recruiting for summer 2024
Crew lead, Biological Science Technician positions in Forest Ecology: Lead a crew of two to five individuals to collect field data for long term forest research projects in Redwood National and State Parks. Measure forest structure and tree growth in old‐growth and second‐growth forests. Other data collected includes fuels and understory vegetation surveys. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research and vegetation identification. Collect field data on forests and fuels in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Collect detailed surface and canopy fuel data in recently burned and unburned forests, as well as forest regeneration data. Operate a government motor vehicle.
More info and apply at: or download a flyer 

California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Lead Field Botanist Position and Field Coordinator Position: CNPS is looking to hire two field-focused positions at the Lead Field Botanist and Field Coordinator levels. These are full‐time positions that will be supervised by the CNPS Rare Plant Program Manager. Both positions are currently funded for at least one year of work, beginning in late January or early February 2024, and may be extended based on funding. Both positions will perform botanical surveys, rare plant mapping, data collection, and voucher collecting, and gain experience in collecting tissue samples and seeds of California’s native, rare, and unusual plants in several locations throughout California. Fieldwork may be completed in teams or in coordination with volunteers but will often be conducted independently. The Field Coordinator will also be required to spend a significant amount of time coordinating with other Rare Plant Program staff, CNPS chapter representatives, external partners, and volunteers. As a statewide non-profit with 36 volunteer-run chapters, an important component of these positions will be the ability to meaningfully engage and coordinate the support of volunteers in our funded work.  
More info and apply at:

Week of January 2-5, 2024

National Park Service Intern Opportunities in Cali: Scientists in Parks is recruiting for multiple National Park Service (NPS) Scientists in Parks (SIP) Intern opportunities in California, taking place during summer 2024. The goal of the SIP program is to provide immersive, paid work experiences in natural resource fields so the next generation of park stewards—especially those underrepresented in science—have a unique opportunity to work on important real-world projects while building professional experience and a life-long connection to America’s national parks. Although the program recruits nationally, in many cases a knowledge of the local area, or an ability to find local housing, can be a big plus. Many of the SIP Intern sites in California have expressed an interest in working with students and recent graduates from universities within the state and the surrounding areas. Please pass this information on to anyone who may be interested.
Learn more and apply at: 

UC Merced INSITE Scholars Undergraduate Summer Research Program: INSITE — The INstitute for Symbiotic Interactions, Training, and Education in the Face of a Changing Climate: INSITE brings together a multi-disciplinary team at the University of California Merced and Michigan State University.  Currently recruiting 8 undergraduates (any year standing) to perform 9 weeks of summer research on our campus. This will be a paid research opportunity and if the students choose to do so, their campus housing and campus meals will also be covered.
Learn more on the website at: or download a flyer. 

Become an 1890 National Scholar Today! USDA is accepting applications - closes March 1, 2024: This Program provides educational and career opportunities for U.S. citizens seeking bachelor's degrees from an 1890 Land Grant University. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, books, room and board to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher pursuing degrees in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academic disciplines. Scholars are also eligible for summer internships that may convert to full-time employment with USDA after graduation.  Please visit USDA 1890 National Scholars Program or scan the QR code for more information or contact the USDA Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement at (202) 720-6350 or with questions.

NCB student botany research scholarship program: Applications are now being accepted for the 2024-2025 Barbara Castro Student (Undergraduate and Graduate) Botany Research Scholarship Program. Northern California Botanists provides competitive botany and plant ecology scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending a college or university. Research scholarships will be funded by NCB with the goals of encouraging students to pursue academic endeavors toward a career in botany, promoting undergraduate and graduate botany and plant ecology research and implementing objectives of the NCB mission.
More info and apply at: