Jobs & Internships Archive

Week of May 23, 2022

Bats of the Southwestern U.S. Deserts Class, October 7-9, 2022 at the Desert Studies Center in Soda Springs, south of Baker, CA:  Cost: $360 per person which includes instruction, two nights lodging at the Center and five meals beginning with breakfast on Saturday. A tentative itinerary is attached. Registration is online only through the Maturango Museum. Enrollment is limited to 25 students.
Register here:

CNPS North Coast vegetation intern:  The Barbara Rice Vegetation Intern will work with CNPS vegetation and rare plant scientists to explore and understand California's native plants and plant communities along the coast of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Mendocino counties. This is a part‐time to full-time non-exempt Plant Science position directly supervised by the Vegetation Field Data Specialist and mentored by the Dorothy King Young Chapter and North Coast Chapter vegetation chairs. The position includes at least 7 months of work, beginning in July 2022, and may be extended depending on funding.  The intern will assist with a variety of tasks to provide a well-rounded suite of experiences that will be applicable to working across numerous botanical professions. Field time will likely be 65-75% of the position duties. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2022.  
View more info and apply here:

EMMA Riparian Field Botanist Positions in Wyoming and Idaho (Rate of Pay has been increased!):  The University of Montana’s Ecological Mapping, Monitoring, and Analysis group (EMMA) is currently recruiting RIPARIAN BOTANISTS to assist in implementing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, targeted at collecting standardized data on streams and riparian areas across BLM Districts in the western U.S. The riparian botanist will be part of a 3-person crew, consisting of a monitoring lead and aquatic technician. The riparian botanist’s responsibility is to collect vegetation composition data along streams according to the BLM’s Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) protocol. Successful applicants will be trained in data collection methods by BLM and University of Montana ecologists. Botanists should expect to encounter a wide diversity of species and to gain experience in several different biophysical environments. Link to flyer with more info

College students can earn $10,000 for community service work through College Corps:  Cal Poly Humboldt and College of the Redwoods Fellows will work with K-12 schools, food banks / pantries, or climate action organizations to build healthier and more equitable communities across California. Fellows will also gain access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities. In addition to up to $7,000 living stipend (throughout service term) + $3,000 Education Award upon completion of 450 service hours and much more!


Week of May 9, 2022

Advance Symposium:  The ADVANCE Award is available for mid-career and senior UC Davis faculty who advance diverse perspectives and gender equity in STEMM through their teaching, research and service. The ADVANCE Award is to encourage research, leadership and outreach to underserved communities and/or mentorship of under-represented students, and to highlight and celebrate the contributions that the awardees have made to their fields through outstanding scholarship and mentorship.

Deeper discussions on inclusivity and ethics in data science are needed in the scientific community. This symposium brings together the research and commitment to mentoring, social impact and public outreach of our speakers. The symposium will consist of three plenary talks and a poster session. There will be ample time for discussion.

Inclusivity, Equity, and Ethics in Research and Data Science
Challenges and Opportunities in Math, Engineering, Agriculture, and Health

University of California, Davis
Saturday, May 21
9:00am to 4:00pm 
Wellman Hall, Room 2

More info here:

Manuel C. Kaster Scholarship:  This scholarship supports Zoology and Biology students at Cal Poly Humboldt who are in the last two years of their degree. Funds from this scholarship will be distributed for the 2022-2023 academic year. Two scholarships of $2,000 available.  Students can find additional information and apply at Applications are due on May 19, 2022.  

Job Opportunity for a Zoology or Biology Student: Help a USDA Researcher in obtaining specimens of potato psyllids (Psylloidea; Bactericera cockerelli) from the plant species Solanum xanti (also called S. umbelliferum) in northwestern California (either Humboldt, Trinity, or Del Norte counties would be okay). If interested, please contact: David Horton, USDA-ARS, 
Up to $1,000 stipend available.  Link to flyer  

Watershed Stewards Program Recruitment:  The Watershed Stewards Program is a special program of the California Conservation Corps in partnership with AmeriCorps that places young environmental science professionals at different partnering agencies throughout California to receive mentorship, training, and experience conducting salmonid monitoring, watershed restoration and conservation, and water quality monitoring. The program runs from October 2 to August 17 (so would be appropriate for graduating seniors but not continuing undergrads) and is full-time with a monthly stipend of $2610-$2728 and many benefits.


EMMA Riparian Field Botanist Positions in Wyoming and Idaho:  The University of Montana’s Ecological Mapping, Monitoring, and Analysis group (EMMA) is currently recruiting RIPARIAN BOTANISTS to assist in implementing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, targeted at collecting standardized data on streams and riparian areas across BLM Districts in the western U.S. The riparian botanist will be part of a 3-person crew, consisting of a monitoring lead and aquatic technician. The riparian botanist’s responsibility is to collect vegetation composition data along streams according to the BLM’s Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) protocol. Successful applicants will be trained in data collection methods by BLM and University of Montana ecologists. Botanists should expect to encounter a wide diversity of species and to gain experience in several different biophysical environments. Link to flyer with more info

Week of May 2, 2022

Teach For America Ignite Fellowship: Do you want to make a direct impact this upcoming school year? Consider applying to Teach For America’s Ignite Fellowship to work directly with elementary or middle school students this fall.  TFA's Ignite Fellowship looks for current college students to lead virtual, small group tutoring sessions with students during the school day while partnering with veteran educators. This is a part-time, paid, virtual opportunity to build meaningful relationships with youth, accelerate student success, and hone your leadership skills. TFA’s Ignite Fellowship is accepting applications until June 6th. Start your application here.
We have two upcoming info sessions during which we will share details about the fellowship, provide tips on submitting a strong application, and answer questions you may have. Register for the May 12th info session here or the May 17th info session here.
Interested instead in paid, full-time post-grad opportunities? Check out our 2023 TFA corps application here.

UC San Diego Staff Research Associate:  The Staff Research Associate will assist a dynamic team of California Sea Grant Extension Specialists with applied scientific research, outreach, and education projects focused on achieving sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, healthy coastal ecosystems, and resilient coastal communities. The incumbent will be based in one of four locations where Specialists are housed (San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo or Monterey) depending upon the incumbent’s preference, and will assist with activities statewide.  More info and link to apply

 Last call, Galileo’s paid summer internships:  Summer is just around the corner, and Galileo still has a few spots left for paid student internships. Galileo is a nationwide network of STEAM, project-based learning, and innovation-focused summer camps. We help foster the next generation of innovators, and we have fun while doing it. We still have openings for: 
Camp Counselor Interns: Our Camp Counselors will take their small groups of campers from rotation to rotation and spearhead camper management and community building.
Instructor Interns: Focus on teaching one elementary-level subject (art, science, or outdoor play) to a specific age group for the entire summer.
Apply by Sunday, May 15th, at 11:59 PM PT at:

Week of April 25, 2022

University of Kansas Greenhouse Manager Position: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas, Lawrence is accepting applications for a twelve-month, full-time greenhouse manager. The manager will work independently to manage greenhouse operations at two facilities (8,000 ft2) on the KU Lawrence campus. The manager will lead operations to ensure maintenance of greenhouse facilities, care of plants, greenhouse personnel management, and periodic public outreach.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related field, at least one year of prior experience in greenhouse operations as evidenced by application materials and Kansas Certified Pesticide Applicator or certification within 60 days of position start date.
To apply online, please go to

Paid Federal Internships for Students:  Hispanic Access Foundation’s  MANO Project is offering enriching internship experiences nationwide for Latinx college students and upcoming professionals of color who are passionate about the outdoors, geography, community engagement, public lands, cultural resources, and natural resources. Applications can be submitted through their website at:   MANO Project

CSUPERB: Open Call for 2022 Faculty-Graduate Student Research Collaboration Program, Rolling Deadline: May 16 – June 6, 2022:  Faculty-Graduate Student Research Collaboration Program Information:

  • One-time funding for CSU faculty-graduate student pairs to continue biotechnology research impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Up to $10,000 for student salary and up to $2,500 for lab supplies/equipment.(Total award amount cannot exceed $10,000)
  • Research must be completed by the end of Spring 2023
  • Short 2-page application
  • For complete RFP, Proposal Template and application link:

ORISE CDC Mathematical Statistical Fellowship Opportunity:  A research opportunity is available with the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia. The Fellow will be training in an interdisciplinary environment with experts in the fields of statistics, epidemiology, laboratory science, and bioinformatics to apply or develop statistical methods for the analysis of genetic/WGS data and other forms of “big data” resulting from wastewater surveillance, other surveillance systems, and CDC’s Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) initiative. Additional information can be found here:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks invasive plant biological science technician positions:  The Vegetation Management program in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is seeking to hire two invasive plant biological science technician positions, at the GS-4/5/6 level. The positions will be based in wilderness for our Kern Canyon Velvetgrass project. At a minimum they are for summer 2022, but depending on need and available funding, have the potential to last into the fall or up to 1 year, and may be extendable up to 2 years. Details are given in this flyerThe deadline for applying is 4/29/2022


Week of April 19, 2022

FULLY FUNDED MARINE RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS | Fall REU Program at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences - Education Department:  The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has received funding from the National Science Foundation (Award number OCE-2050858), for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program to support nine internships for undergraduate student research at BIOS in Fall 2022 (starts August 29 - ends November 18). An REU internship at BIOS is a great way to gain the experience necessary to embark on graduate studies or careers in the marine and ocean sciences. 
Learn more and apply at:

Beyond Humboldt Skillshops, April & May 2022:   Sign Up for Skillshops at:

  • Monday, April 25 - 2 to 3pm - Submitting an Outstanding Application
  • Tuesday, April 26 - 4 to 5pm - Virtual Interviewing Tips & Tricks
  • Tuesday, April 26 - 5 to 6pm - Introduction to Graduate School
  • Wednesday, April 27 -  3 to 4pm - Networking for Introverts
  • Wednesday, April 27 - 4 to 5pm - Cultural Humility - Essential Skill for All Majors & Careers
  • Thursday, May 5 - 3 to 4pm - Core Skills For Successful Entry Into The Workplace

Also, free gently used career clothing for Cal Poly Humboldt Students, Open starting May 2 in Library 18.
More info at:

Bat Technician Internship:  This is an internship position as a field technician, offering experience and connection in the many sects related to bat work. For this position you would conduct mist net capture surveys in up to 4 states, DNA sequencing at Cal Poly Humboldt, and data management virtually. You would be working alongside professional bat biologists, federal and state agency personnel, and private stakeholders on a regular basis. This would be a semi unconventional position where you would have a mixture of field work, lab work, and computer work. When in the field or lab you may work up to 10 hours a day, and when managing data you may only work 2 hours a day. This position will have bouts of down time and busy time and require a person that is highly adaptable to change. You would get your schedule 1 month ahead of time so you can plan around field hitches which can range from 3 days to 2.5 weeks and I am flexible in negotiating schedules when conducting data management and lab work. View a flyer, here:  Bat Technician Internship Flyer 

Bat capture and monitoring methodology event: Would you like to get some basic experience in bat capture and monitoring methodology? Want to see some bats?
Sign up to join us on April 29 and April 30 to learn how to set up mist nets, choose capture locality, utilize acoustic monitoring, measure, and identify bats. This will be a 2-day event. April 29th, 2pm-5pm at Redwood park picnic area you will get to learn and set up bat acoustics and mist nets. Then on April 30th you will get to see what bats fall into your trap! We will meet April 30th in front of Cal Poly Humboldt’s Student Business Center at 3:30pm for a quick debriefing and to make sure everyone has a ride, then head out to blue lake to do some netting from 4pm-10pm.
As this will be a fundraising event and is limited to 50 participants, the cost to join in on this training will be:
$40 For students
$60 For early career individuals
$75 All other applicants
Visit the workshop's page on our website/bio and register by April 28th at 5:00 PM.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Virtual Workshop:  Hosted by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Foundation, this webinar with live Q&A will provide prospective undergraduate students an overview of the program, explain the competitive application process, and share unique insights into what program officers look for in a successful proposal. 
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.
The GRFP provides three years of support over a five-year fellowship period for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF actively encourages women, persons who are members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply. 
Register here: 


Week of April 11, 2022

The Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta has an opening for Director of the Conservation Research Bridge Program: The Director of the Conservation Research Bridge Program (Bridge) at the Amphibian Foundation (Atlanta, GA USA) is responsible for the hands-on training of the next generation of conservation biologists in our unique career development program. The Bridge offers mentored, adaptable, custom-designed curricula and provides opportunities in field and lab research, captive husbandry, breeding & experimental release, education, outreach, and creative expression.
Fieldwork includes population monitoring of imperiled amphibians of the southeastern US and urban ecology around Atlanta. Lab components include managing our indoor and outdoor captive breeding labs and programs, and headstarting Gopher Frogs for population augmentation.

Learn more about the Conservation Research Bridge Program here:

Apply here:

DANTA Tropical Biology and Conservation Field Courses in Costa Rica:  Danta is pleased to announce our 2022 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. More info at:

HSU Marine Mammal Education and Research Program (MMERP):  The HSU 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!
Apply by Monday, April 18th, 2022

Current job openings at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: The available position with the Botany Team will largely support the conservation genetics program (20% fieldwork, 40% benchwork, 40% analyses and writing).  Recent Master’s level graduate is preferred, or someone with a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of subsequent botany or laboratory experience, ideally focused on California plants.  While initially the majority of the work will be in the lab, the person who fills this mid-level position can develop into leading field crews, managing smaller projects/studies, and assisting with report and paper writing. There is no shortage of interesting projects and the work takes place in some of California’s most iconic locations (e.g., the CA Channel Islands). This position is being advertised at a starting hourly (non-exempt) rate of $23-25/hour, and expect to hire at the mid to upper end of that range.  There’s no closing date for this job search, as goodness of fit is more important than timing.
Learn more about the garden at:
Apply at:

Alaskan Observers Inc. is Hiring! Attention students looking for field biology positions or seniors graduating this May!  View a video about the purpose of fisheries observers:  There is also a toll-free recruiting line to answer questions about this unique job: 888-317-9343.

Paid National Park Service Fellowship for BIPOC Students: Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project and National Park Service is seeking Latinx and POC college students and upcoming professionals for a Community Assistance Fellowship
Applicants should have with strengths or interests in:

  • Communications
  • Environmental Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Natural Resource/Land/Recreation Management
  • Planning
Applications can be submitted through our website: to apply is April 17, 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Environmental Summer Jobs for Humboldt Biological Sciences Students! 

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking hard-working individuals with good communication skills and a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the country this summer. If you are looking to make a difference working to protect the environment and public health, gain real-world work experience and skills you can use, make money, and work with great people, then this is the job for you!
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that runs campaigns for America's leading environmental and social change organizations like Environment America and US PIRG. We launched the Fund in 1982 to help find ways to engage people on the most pressing problems of our day and turn that support into solutions. By having face-to-face, one-on-one conversations, we give millions of people the opportunity for their voices to be heard through petitions, emails, and small donations. This summer we will be working with Environment Maine to save Acadia from new development. Apply HERE!
CivicSpark Fellowship Application - OPEN NOW! The CivicSpark AmeriCorps program is currently recruiting 140 Fellows who will bring energy, commitment, and drive to support communities to tackle their climate and community resilience issues.
Learn More at:
Apply at:


Week of March 28, 2022

REU opportunity for prairie research, microbiology:  Soil microbial ecology in tallgrass prairie restorations! Hosted by the Swingley lab at Northern Illinois University with field work at the Morton Arboretum and Nachusa Grasslands . Work includes soil sampling, geochemistry, DNA sequencing/analysis, and more. View more info at:

EMMA Riparian Field Botanist Positions in Wyoming and Idaho:  The University of Montana’s Ecological Mapping, Monitoring, and Analysis group (EMMA) is currently recruiting RIPARIAN BOTANISTS to assist in implementing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, targeted at collecting standardized data on streams and riparian areas across BLM Districts in the western U.S. The riparian botanist will be part of a 3-person crew, consisting of a monitoring lead and aquatic technician. The riparian botanist’s responsibility is to collect vegetation composition data along streams according to the BLM’s Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) protocol. Successful applicants will be trained in data collection methods by BLM and University of Montana ecologists. Botanists should expect to encounter a wide diversity of species and to gain experience in several different biophysical environments. Link to flyer with more info

AMGEN EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM:  For students interested in working in the biotech industry;Virtual Lab Tour (April 14) Career Opportunities Session (April 21). Link to a flyer with more info

Green Diamond Resource Company - Botanist Job:  The main objective of the Botanist series is to conduct thorough floristic surveys, documenting abundance and distribution of rare and sensitive species on company lands (Humboldt, Del Norte & Trinity counties) in order to mitigate potential impacts to populations.  All levels of the Botanist (I, II, III) have unique essential functions giving incumbents a way to not only establish proficiency in the discipline, but allow for career growth. Each person within the department may have some responsibilities not listed based on directives from the Botany Supervisor. View more info and apply at:

USA jobs for permanent field and data processing positions with PNW Experimental Forests: Positions available in Blue River, OR and Corvalis, OR.  Two USFS trainee positions with conversion to permanent positions after a year; USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station. One position will be working primarily at HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, with a duty station of Blue River, Oregon. The other will be working across multiple Experimental Forests and Ranges with a duty station of Corvallis, Oregon.  For more info and to apply:




Week of March 21, 2022

San Francisco State Univeristy (SFU) Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU):  Students receive a $5500 stipend to learn how to conduct research with experienced mentors from SF State's Biology Department and SF State's Estuary & Ocean Science (EOS) Center. For more information, please visit:

Paid AmeriCorps Botany Internships on Klamath National Forest:  The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Klamath National Forest in northern California, is recruiting four AmeriCorps Botany Technicians to participate in plant-related projects.  Botany Technicians will be stationed in either Happy Camp or Fort Jones, CA, and will serve under the direction of the district botanist at each location.  Projects will include conducting rare plant surveys and monitoring known occurrences of target species for various landscape management projects, as well as implementing the Forest’s noxious weed program by treating existing infestations, mapping infestation ranges, and conducting Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) surveys. Here is the link to the position description and application:

Cal State LA's Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program in Biotechnology:  The Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program in Biotechnology (BiotechCP) at Cal State LA is a revamped one-year program for students interested in careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Please see the link:  The deadline for completed applications for the Fall 2022 cohort is April 15, 2022.

Fully funded UCLA Premedical Scholarship just for Humboldt Students:  Fully funded on-campus UCLA summer scholarship for Humboldt Premed Students
Minimum GPA to apply: 2.8
Ten spots are reserved just for Cal Poly Humboldt students!
THIS SUMMER, the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine will fund up to 10 Cal Poly Humbold students for a combined four-week on-campus internship/mentorship program.  UCLA will pay for all of the costs (food and housing) along with a cash stipend for up to 10 of our students. It is a fantastic scholarship opportunity for our students.  Here is a link to the Zoom session where UCLA explains the program:
Application deadline: March 31, 2022!

Department of Fish & Wildlife, Rare Plant Botanist/Environmental Scientist Position:  If you have an interest in rare plant conservation, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for! The Biogeographic Data Branch has an immediate opening for a Rare Plant Botanist working in the California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Program, located in downtown Sacramento. Deadline is April 4, 2022.
More information at:

Green Diamond Resource Company, Botanist Opportunity, Korbel, CA:  The main objective of the Botanist series is to conduct thorough floristic surveys, documenting abundance and distribution of rare and sensitive species on company lands (Humboldt, Del Norte & Trinity counties) in order to mitigate potential impacts to populations.  All levels of the Botanist (I, II, III) have unique essential functions giving incumbents a way to not only establish proficiency in the discipline, but allow for career growth. Each person within the department may have some responsibilities not listed based on directives from the Botany Supervisor. More information and application details at:

Shark and Ray Research Project 2022 in Clearwater, FL; Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA): 
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, 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. Deadline is March 31. For more info and to apply, visit:

Position Available (on-going): New World Primate Caregiver Internship at Pacific Primate Sanctuary, Maui, Hawaii:  This is an entry level position in primate care. Candidates should have received, or be working towards, a university degree in biology, zoology, primatology, ecology, and other relevant majors, and/or have a minimum of one year experience working with domestic or exotic animals in a professional setting. Applicants must be 20 years of age  at the start of their Internship.  A one-year commitment and the practice of selfless service to the animals is required.  PPS does not offer any summer, or other short term Internships.  Please begin making application for the Internship by submitting the following, 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 contact:


Week of March 7, 2022

NCB 2022-2023 Research Scholarship Applications now Available!  Northern California Botanists are accepting applications for our Botany Research Scholarship Program for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Applications are due by midnight March 15, 2022.  Details:

Summer research opportunity in Biology at the University of Central Florida:  Paid summer research opportunity in biology at the University of Central Florida
Program Dates: May 22 to July 29, 2022
Application Dates: March 1 – March 25, 2022
This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site award to the University of Central Florida, located in Orlando, FL, will support the training of 10 students for 10 weeks, starting in late May, during the summers of 2022- 2024. It is anticipated that a total of 30 students, primarily from schools with limited research opportunities or from under-represented groups, will be trained through this program. The program focus meets a critical national need to train students in the fields of conservation and restoration using cutting-edge tools and techniques. Interwoven into the experience will be science communication training. Students will learn how research is conducted, and many will present the results of their work at scientific conferences. Students will be tracked after the program in order to determine their career paths. Learn more at:

Stephen Hillenburg Marine Science Research Award:  This award is based on a research proposal and academic excellence, as judged by the Awards Committee. The award recognizes students conducting creative research who may “think outside the box” in developing and applying innovative approaches to address important ecological and societal questions. Marine science research including film, video, and illustration may also apply. Academic promise must be demonstrated by scholastic achievement in at least two consecutive semesters of enrollment at Cal Poly Humboldt and by letters provided by two faculty members familiar with the academic achievements  of the applicant. Potential or promise for a productive career in some aspect of marine science will be considered. One to two scholarships are awarded in the amounts of between $2,000 to $4,000 each. Full-time graduate or undergraduate students with at least two semesters remaining to complete degree requirements are eligible to apply. Download the application here: Hillenburg Scholarship Application 2022. Deadline is April 1st.

Plumas National Forest is participating in the National Collective Hiring Event for Foresters and Forestry Technicians:  The Plumas National Forest is currently seeking to fill multiple Forester positions, and will be filling multiple Forestry Technician positions shortly.
Duty Stations:
Plumas National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 159 Lawrence Street, Quincy CA 95971
Beckwourth Ranger District, 23 Mohawk Hwy, Blairsden CA 96103
Feather River Ranger District, 875 Mitchell Ave, Oroville CA 95965
Mt Hough Ranger District, 39696 Hwy 70, Quincy CA 95971
View more info on the flyer here:  Plumas Collective Hiring Event Flyer

Botany Research Associates, Great Basin Institute:  The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Klamath and Shasta Trinity National Forests, is recruiting five Botany Research Associates to lead seasonal crews in conducting invasive species management, rare plant surveys, and range management activities.  Research Associates will primarily lead crews of up to 3 individuals in conducting invasive species early detection surveys and rapid response (EDRR) treatments within 5 recently burned areas: the Antelope, Lava, Salt, River, and Monument fires. These fire areas are located across the Klamath and Shasta Trinity National Forests. More info and apply at:

Lassen National Forest:  

The Lassen National Forest is currently seeking candidates for multiple, permanent, fulltime positions across the forest, including Timber Sale Prep (Contracts and Appraisals), NEPA Planner, and District Timber Management Officer. Communities include Chester, Susanville, and Fall River Mills, CA.  See the flyer and apply here:  Lassen National Forest Employment Flyer

Additional Scholarships Available through the Humboldt Area Foundation:  The Miniverse application will be open for students to apply until Friday March 18th, 11:50 PM.  A few opportunities within the Miniverse application that are specifically geared towards BioSci students: 

  • Donald Morris Hegy Memorial Fund
  • Joseph Sidney Woolford Fund
  • Roelofs Humboldt Fisheries Fund
  • Greenwood Family Fund

To apply, visit the website and follow the step by step tutorial, here: 


Week of February 28, 2022

DANTA Tropical Biology and Conservation Field Courses 2021/2022 in Costa Rica:  Danta is pleased to announce our 2022 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. Learn more here: 

2022 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Neuroscience program in New York City:  The REU program provides scholarships to conduct a 10-week full-time research experience in neuroscience in the Department of Neuroscience at Albert Einstein located in the Bronx borough of New York City.  The program will run from June 1st to August 4th, 2022. Students will reside on the Albert Einstein campus and conduct their research project in their laboratory of choice in the Department of Neuroscience.  The program will cover travel cost and housing and provides a weekly stipend of $600/week and $50/day for food to each participating student.  Deadline is March 15. Learn more here: 

The San Francisco Zoo, Conservation Projects Specialists:
The Conservation Team at San Francisco Zoo is hiring two full-time entry-level Conservation Projects Specialists. These positions would aid our efforts to practice a science-based approach to head-start local endangered species, including California Red-legged Frogs, Sierra Nevada Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs, Yosemite Toads, Western Pond Turtles, and San Francisco Forktail Damselflies.  More info:,18521.html 

The Watershed Research and Training Center in Hayfork, CA; seasonal job opportunities:  The Watershed Research and Training Center in Hayfork, CA is seeking to hire multiple seasonal positions for the 2022 field season to work with local Forest Service Districts under the direction of our Forestry and Fuels Program Director. Ideal candidates should have a strong work ethic, possess good communication and problem solving skills, be able to work independently or as part of a crew, be physically fit and able to work in a variety of settings, weather conditions and types of terrain, and willing and able to travel/camp as necessary. Current job openings include Seasonal Forestry Technicians,  Seasonal Wildlife Technicians, and  Seasonal Botany Technicians.  More info at: 

Humboldt Area Foundation, Scholarships Available: The local nonprofit Humboldt Area Foundation & Wild Rivers Community Foundation manages a number of scholarships, with an application deadline of March 1.  Some of the scholarships are designated specifically for Wildlife, Fisheries, and Biology students. You can find out more about these scholarships and apply at the HAF website: 

Summer Biology Courses at Highlands Biological Station:  The Station offers several courses at the advanced undergraduate/graduate level dealing with the ­special biological features of the southern Appalachians, with areas of study that are appropriate for investigation at a mountain field station. More info:

CIRM Bridges Stem Cell program at SJSU:  The SJSU SCILL (Stem Cell Internships and Laboratory Learning) program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2022 with a March 10th deadline or until positions are filled. More info at:   

Week of February 21, 2022

Inyo County  Field Assistant- Vegetation Monitoring:  This position will entail daily field work during the summer on the Owens Valley floor. The duties include running vegetation transects and performing other vegetation assessments according to a standardized protocol, biological monitoring on the Lower Owens River Project, and avian surveys if applicable. The above duties require accessing remote areas via 4-wheel-drive vehicle and walking into such areas, using air photos for orientation, operating a GPS device to obtain coordinates, and setting up and executing field work as assigned at designated locations throughout the Owens Valley.
More info at:

Oliphant Scholarships in Marine Science:  The Oliphant Scholarships are available to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in marine science-related fields. Up to five scholarships between $1,000-3,000 will be awarded based on academic excellence and potential or promise for a productive career in some aspect of marine science. Experience at the Marine Laboratory in Trinidad and/or the R/V Coral Sea will be one factor considered in awards of scholarships. Students working on marine science projects elsewhere that have implications for marine organisms are encouraged to apply. Deadline is April 1.
Apply on the Academic Works website:

Humboldt Marine and Coastal Science Institute Graduate Student Research Award:  The Humboldt Marine and Coastal Science Institute and Cal Poly Humboldt Sponsored Programs Foundation announce the availability of funds to support marine-related graduate research projects during 2022. Requests can be made for up to $1000 and proposals must be submitted by Mar. 14, 2022
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University of Montana, Ecological Crew Leads, Botanists, and Riparian Botanists Opportunity:  The O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana is currently recruiting Crew leads/Botanists for the 2022 field season.  Multiple projects are available in Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.  Openings are available on  Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring crews for students and recent graduates who have experience and interest in vegetation sampling. These projects are a great opportunity for entry and mid-level scientists to expand their skillset collecting quantitative vegetation and other environmental monitoring data throughout the Western US in rangeland and aquatic ecosystems. Specifically needed are individuals with experience using dichotomous keys to identify plants to the species level. The work is rigorous but rewarding and can be a steppingstone to long term employment in the environmental sciences.
View more info about the Riparian Botanist opportunity
View more info about the Botanist/Crew Lead Terrestrial opportunity

Smithsonian Garden Horticulture Internship Opportunity:  The intern will be responsible for the plant cultivation that goes into maintaining an ecologically balanced habitat. Because many of the plant species used to develop these habitats are relatively untried in urban settings, and the garden includes new species each season, the intern will have the opportunity to work with maintenance routines to determine the most successful cultural methods for each habitat. This may involve some independent research on the part of the intern to find out what other public gardens have used in similar situations. More info at:

Gallaway Enterprises Regulatory Biologist Opportunity:  Gallaway Enterprises is an environmental consulting company located in Chico and we provide professional environmental consulting services throughout northern California. We currently have an opening for a biologist with a wildlife background and experience writing technical reports in support of environmental compliance regulations. Applicants must possess a degree in biology or similar field and must be proficient in wildlife identification and writing (Biological Assessments, Natural Environment Studies). Link to more info and apply

USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Data Collection Team, Permanent Seasonal Crew Member Opportunity:  The PNWRS FIA unit is part of a nationwide program which collects, processes, analyzes, evaluates, and publishes comprehensive information on forest and other related renewable resources. Administration for the data collection team is located in Portland, Oregon and field crews are remotely stationed throughout Washington, Oregon and California. View more info

WRA Plant Biologist/Wetland Ecologist, San Francisco Bay Area:  WRA has an opening in the San Francisco Bay Area for a full-time Plant Biologist/Wetland Ecologist. See more details and apply at:

iDigBio Summer Internship Program:  The iDigBio Summer Internship Program (iDB-SIP) is an NSF-funded activity geared towards providing authentic research opportunities in natural history collections for undergraduates. These internships will provide funding for undergraduate students from accredited institutions to work within a partnering natural history collection (see below for our 2022 partners) over an 8-week period during the summer of 2022. Interns will be expected to help with the digitization, curation, and research efforts in their lab, with options to complete their own research project. Interns will participate in virtual and in-person meet-ups with their cohort to build professional skills including, but not limited to: grant writing, scientific poster designs, and scientific writing throughout their cohort year (April - December 2022). Interns will also receive funding to attend a professional meeting in 2023 to disseminate their research and experience to the greater science community. Interns will also have the option to participate as peer mentors for subsequent cohorts. Deadline is March 11, 2022.
View more details and apply here:

Clifton Environmental LLC in Ukiah, Botanist position: Clifton Environmental is seeking a full-time botanist to join our professional staff and assist our senior biologist and foresters in all aspects of resource management such as: conducting floristic field surveys for special status plants and habitats, preparation of survey reports and permit application packages for submittal to the resource agencies, wetland delineations, and monitoring of construction activities. Additional off-season tasks may include assistance with planning and forestry projects. View more info

San Francisco State University, Estuary and Ocean Science Center, Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates:  We have an REU site program in Biology centered around the subjects of Developmental Biology, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology with mentors spanning habitats from terrestrial to marine, and organisms from microbes, to plants, and invertebrate and vertebrate animals, with some algae thrown in for good measure. Our focus is on helping early career and first-time research students work with us towards increasing the diversity of STEM researchers while investigating phenomena related to the diversity of life in its environmental context. View more info at:

Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project, Research assistant position to study wild capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica:  The Lomas Barbudal Capuchin Project has been running for 32 years, and (funding permitting) will continue for many years to come. Each year we accept about 6 interns who stay a full year and participate in data collection. View more info

Week of February 14, 2022

Northwest Scientific Association Meeting:  Cal Poly Humboldt is hosting the all-virtual 92nd Annual Meeting of the Northwest Scientific Association on March 16th and 17th, 2022.
Oral talk abstract submissions are open until February 28th (sorry, no posters). Registration is free to current or new NWSA members. For non-members, registration will be $20/student, $40/professional. Membership includes a subscription to the journal Northwest Science.
The Forest Service is hiring!  The Forest Service is hiring students and recent graduates for positions in rangeland management, soil science, hydrology, archeaology, biology, botany, recreation, and geology. Applications will be accepted on February 18 - 28, 2022. Link to flyer
Galileo Learning Summer Camp Job Opportunities: Now hiring over 2,600 summer staff members to work as Lead Instructors, Team Leaders (AKA Camp Counselors), and Summer Interns this summer in the Bay Area, Southern California, Seattle, Chicago, and Washington DC! Register here for the information session on Feb. 22.
CSUCI AMGEN EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM:  CSUPERB is promoting several programs in which CSU faculty are partnering with Amgen to increase students' understanding of how the biotechnology industry functions and how to prepare themselves for it.  One such program is being run by Assistant Professor, Hugo Tapia at CSUCI, who is offering a capstone Biology course virtually with weekly biotechnology industry speakers. He and Amgen are making these sessions available to any interested CSU students.
Register here:

U.S. Forest Service SOD Field Crew Opportunity: Now hiring a field crew for the establishment of a permanent plot network in the tanoak / Douglas-fir forests of SW Oregon, for the study of the long-term impacts of sudden oak death on the local plant, animal and microbial communities.  The crew is responsible for establishing plots, surveying plant communities, and collecting samples related to Phytophthora infestation and management.  Six positions are available in the Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University, although the positions are stationed in Brookings, OR.  This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates to gain experience in the field of forest health. Link to job, Biological Science Research Technician 3:  Closing Date: 3/15/22 (or until filled) 

TREE Fund grant opportunities:  The TREE Fund has money to disburse and is looking for candidates in the Western Chapter region (CA, AZ, NV, HI) to apply for these grants.  There is more info available from the TREE Fund website at

Northwest Scientific Association 2022 Call for Abstracts.  Abstracts are required for all oral presentations at the NWSA 92nd Annual Meeting held jointly with Northwest Lichenologists in coordination with Humboldt State University. All presentations will be delivered online via Zoom. General & Special Session talks will be 15 minutes long, with 5 minutes for questions (20 minutes total). Deadline for submitting abstracts is February 28th, 2022.

Research Assistant Position - Krill Based Studies.  Support cruise operations associated with the Trinidad Head Line ocean observing program and laboratory experiments with krill based at Humboldt State University, in collaboration with NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) as part of the Cooperative Institute for Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (CIMEAS). Link to flyer


Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) offers paid internships ($5750 stipend + housing + meals).  With the guidance of a faculty mentor, interns will conduct original research projects in ove of a wide range of marine science topics, participate in field trips, and attend seminars and workshops related to science careers.  Deadline Feb 28th. Link to flyer


COAST 2022 Summer Student Internships. COAST partners with state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and industry to provide paid summer internships for continuing CSU undergraduate and graduate students. Interns work side-by-side with professionals on current projects throughout California. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and learn technical skills while working with professional marine scientists, field biologists, and policy experts.  Application Deadline March 1.
CA Sea Grant Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program Field Internships.   Located in Windsor, Sonoma County, our program monitors native, endangered salmon and threatened steelhead populations to support recovery efforts throughout the watershed The intern will assist California Sea Grant biologists with scientific data collection for fish and environmental monitoring efforts Summer fieldwork  includes habitat assessments and spatial mapping, streamflow monitoring, juvenile distribution surveys, and operating PIT tag detection equipment.  Deadline April 17th. Link to flyer


Hearts for Health | Free Virtual Shadowing Opportunity for Pre-med students! Virtual shadowing sessions are held on Thursdays at 7 PM CST. Additionally, participants can receive credit for attending by passing a quiz after sessions. Quizzes are available until 11:59 PM CST on the Wednesday following each session. This can be documented on CVs/resumes and is a great opportunity to also learn about specialties in medicine and more!  Upcoming session on Thursday, February 17th at 7 PM CST that will be live streamed on our YouTube page. |


Postbaccalaureate Program at Oregon Health & Science University Informational Webinar.   A webinar informational session for potential applicants will take place Tuesday, February 22nd from 9-10am (PST). Potential applicants can register here: or on the OHSU website ( 

Week of February 7, 2022


Montana State University Microbiology-focused summer REU program 2022.  Admitted students will be paired with a faculty mentor at MSU in Bozeman, Montana where they will conduct an independent project in summer 2022 (10 weeks total; May 31-August 5).  Each student will receive a $6,000 stipend.  Deadline February 11. 


Western Reserve Herb Society $14,000 National Plant Science Scholarship 2022-2023.  Open to students who have completed their sophomore year at an accredited college or university in the United States and have achieved a GPA of 3.2 or above.  Deadline February 28.


Mercy College 2022 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) in Neuroscience.  This NSF funded program is a joint system between Mercy College and the Department of Neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.  The REU program provides scholarships to conduct a 10-week full-time research experience in neuroscience in the Department of Neuroscience at Albert Einstein located in the Bronx borough of New York City.  The program will run from June 1st to August 4th, 2022. Students will reside on the Albert Einstein campus and conduct their research project in their laboratory of choice in the Department of Neuroscience.  The program will cover travel cost and housing and provides a weekly stipend of $600/week and $50/day for food to each participating student.  Deadline March 1. 


Michigan State University Summer REU in Plant Genomics.  A 10-week mentored research experience utilizing wet-lab or computational-based approaches to address fundamental questions related to the biology of plants or photosynthetic microorganisms. Participants will perform a mentored research project under the guidance of an MSU faculty member, receive training in computational biology, and participate in professional development and networking opportunities. No prior research experience is required.  Program runs May 23 - July 29, 2022.  $6,000 stipend for students.  Deadline: February 8. 


Oregon Health and Science University Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program. OHSU PREP is a one-year, NIH-funded research intensive postbaccalaureate research program. The focus of OHSU PREP is to recruit and train individuals from historically excluded groups in STEM in an OHSU research lab with the goal to prepare you for pursing a graduate degree in biomedical research. In addition to a year-long sustained research experience, OHSU PREP scholars receive individualized competency-based professional and career skill development and opportunities that allow for cultural immersion through interactions with near-peer mentors (i.e. graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) and OHSU faculty from underrepresented backgrounds. Deadline: March 1. 


Teakettle Experimental Forest 2022 Field Crew We are hiring 5 field technicians to work at the Teakettle Experimental Forest for the 2022 summer field season. The Teakettle Experimental Forest is a 1300 ha old-growth, mixed-conifer forest located 80 km east of Fresno, CA in the southern Sierra Nevada.  See attached flyer for more information and application instructions.  Deadline: February 14.


2022 Vegetation Monitoring Field Crew and Bio-Tech Positions with the NPS Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network.  Calling all botanists in search of work next summer! Do you have solid knowledge of Pacific Northwest plant families? Can you use a dichotomous key for plant identification? If so, apply now for vegetation monitoring field crew lead and bio-tech positions with the NPS Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Positions are open until filled. We’re looking for folks who don’t mind lots of travel, enjoy camping, and are available from May to Sept. The field crew works 8 (consecutive) days on and 6 days off, collecting data at long-term monitoring plots in two beautiful places: Lassen Volcanic National Park and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. This team does NOT do invasive plant control (use herbicides). Please contact Sean Smith with any questions: To learn more or apply, see the job announcement at the Great Basin Institute.  


Evolve: Developing Financial Literacy for Systems Change on Wednesday, Feb. 9th at 2pm PT: Building financial literacy has great potential to empower communities. Systemic inequity in our nation is often a catalyst for lack of access to financial literacy and resources that would allow the building of personal and generational wealth, widening the wealth gap. Join Yanely Espinal for this workshop as we learn more about how to empower communities through financial literacy and explore financial tips for your own life and career. Register to attend: 


Teach For America Virtual Info Session on Thursday, Feb. 10th at 5pm PT: Want to launch a career of impact? Curious to learn about post-graduate career opportunities? Join us for a virtual Teach For America Info Session to learn about the work we do to pursue educational equity. This virtual event will feature Teach For America corps members and alumni who will share about their experience in the classroom, skills they gained, and how they transferred those skills to make a lifelong impact. Register here to attend and start your application to the 2022 or 2023 corps here!


Northcoast Evaluation of Reef Ecosystems Organization (NEREO) survey team is looking for motivated research divers to be part of their 2022 Marine Protected Area SCUBA surveys.  See attached flyer for more information and application information.


UC Davis Seasonal Forest Ecology and Botany Field Crew with the lab of Dr. Hugh Safford.  Up to four field crews (one crew leader and one to three crew members per crew) are needed to collect ecological data related to forests, fire, and vegetation in support of research and monitoring on public lands. The crews will conduct field sampling primarily related to vegetation (e.g. forest stand structure, plant species composition, tree mortality, vegetation regeneration), but also related to forest fuels, fire severity, meadows, soils, hydrology, forest insects and disease, genetic resource conservation, and other ecological parameters.  Deadline: February 13. 


Summer 2022 REU at Pymatuning Lab of Ecology.  The Richards-Zawacki lab at the University of Pittsburgh ( invites undergraduate applicants for a 10-week summer research experience at the Pymatuning Lab of Ecology in northwestern Pennsylvania ( This position is part of the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program and offers the opportunity to work on a multinational project studying how wild populations become resilient to global change stressors ( Ongoing work in the Richards-Zawacki lab aims to clarify how some amphibian populations are managing to be resilient in the face of chytridiomycosis, an emerging infectious disease driving amphibian population declines worldwide. To apply, please send a one page personal statement (about your scientific interests and how this REU will support your professional goals), your resume or cv, unofficial transcripts, and the names of two professional references (including title, address, phone number and email address) to Dr. Cori Richards-Zawacki ( Deadline: February 25.   


2022 REU with University of North Florida.  The UNF REU Program offers paid research training experiences in Coastal Biology to 10 undergraduate students during a 10-week period from late May-late July. REU participants are paired with Coastal Biologists at UNF and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) and conduct mentored research projects related to their advisor’s expertise. Prior to this, students will complete a 1-week orientation on performing research in Coastal Biology to prepare them for their directed research projects.  Deadline March 19.


Masters of Biological Sciences graduate programs in Health Studies and Research at NSU Florida.  The Health Studies concentration is a 12-month option that prepares students for entry into health-related professional schools and health-related careers. More information here:  The Research Concentration is a 24-month concentration is designed for students who want to build a pathway to a Ph.D. program or careers in biomedicine, biotechnology, and environmental biology. More information here: 


California Native Plant Society North Coast Chapter Research Grant The North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is offering a research grant (2 awards per year) of up to $1,000 for studies of local, native plants. The grant is available to undergraduate and graduate students at Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods. Its purpose is to encourage learning about native plants in Humboldt, Trinity, Siskiyou and Del Norte Counties and to support projects that will advance knowledge of them.  Deadline: March 1.  See Flyer for details and application instructions.


University of Kansas Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology REU.  The REU opportunities are part of the New Roots for Restoration Biology Integration Institute, a National Science Foundation funded initiative whose goal is to advance restoration of natural and agricultural ecosystems through enhanced understanding of how plant roots influence communities and the soil ecosphere. REU participants working at the University of Kansas will conduct research, participate in the broader institute through in-person and virtual meetings, and will join a near-peer mentoring scheme in which they work closely with high school students, graduate students, and professors to achieve research, training, and diversifying goals.  Deadline March 1.