Job Opportunities

  • PIRG Campus Action

    October 18, 2017 at 10:34 am

    As the nation’s premier student action group, PIRG Campus Action is hiring campus organizers to empower student leaders and win concrete results on public interest campaigns ranging from getting our campuses to 100% renewable energy, to saving students money on textbooks by promoting open educational resources.

    *Early application deadline for full-time career opportunities is Sunday October, 22nd.

  • Applications are currently being accepted for the Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR), a dynamic 10-week summer program that allows students to apply their classroom knowledge by working in a laboratory under the supervision of a principal investigator and interacting with research teams that include graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

    Graduate Student opportunities in either the PhD program in Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine or the PhD program in Biochemistry at South Dakota State University are also offered.

  • Southern Teachers Agency is now recruiting graduating students who have the potential to become good biology teachers at independent schools around the South.

  • Environment America Fellowship

    October 3, 2017 at 10:56 am

    For students interested in environmental advocacy – the Environment America Fellowship is a perfect opportunity for graduating seniors who are interested in gaining hands-on experience by lobbying and campaigning, and who are motivated to make a difference for the environment. 

    Early Application Deadline: October 8th, 2017, 9PM E.T.

  • Costa Rica - Diverse Jungle Animal Experience

    September 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Volunteers will have the chance to research big cats, sea turtles and primates as well as butterflies, the neotropical sea otter and various species of amphibians and reptiles in the Costa Rican jungle. The goal of this project is to determine the population status of a range of endangered species and/or endemic species in the jungle of the Osa Peninsula. Data collected from surveys will be used to determine the various measures that can be taken to protect these species. The research done on these species and ecosystems will be used by local communities and government entities to determine how best to protect the biodiversity of this renowned region.

  • Marine Preservation Experience in Belize

    September 26, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Learn to dive or hone in on your diving skills all while assisting with the important, underwater preservation and research program. Volunteers will be able to use their dive skills to contribute to the preservation of coral reef ecosystems and will gain experience and knowledge that they can pass on to others. As a volunteer on this project, you will be engaging in various marine preservation tasks. These range from survey dives to identification dives and possible whale shark photographing. Volunteers will be participating in the eradication of the invasive Lionfish species, the data collection of various native species and the assessment of the local coral reef as a whole.

  • The Audubon Center of the North Woods is offering its course, Wolves and Northwoods Carnivores: Predatory Ecology, for the 34th year. Home to the only continuous population of wolves in the lower 48 states, northern Minnesota is an ideal place to learn about wolves, as well as their relationships with their prey and other predators in the area. During this course, students learn through informative lectures on prey species, outdoor skills, and field trips.

  • Dr. Sunil David and his lab in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota are offering a research position to graduated/graduating students for this upcoming winter. His research involves studying and exploring mechanisms of innate immune stimulation and their potential utility as vaccine adjuvants. The research group is also working on a project to develop subunit vaccines for Zika, Dengue, West Nile Viruses as well as HIV.

  • Turpentine Creek Animal Keeper Internship

    September 19, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Responsible for the daily care of tigers, lions, bears (oh my!), leopards, cougars, servals, caracals, bobcats, coyotes, a rhesus macaque, and hoof stock. Daily care includes cleaning, feeding, and medicating.

    Additional duties include: habitat maintenance & construction, animal husbandry & enrichment, record keeping of animal behavior, educational public tours, customer service.


    Deadline for applications: November 1, 2017

    New position begins: February 1, 2018

  • PIRG Campus Organizer

    May 24, 2017 at 10:53 am

    PIRG Campus Action is hiring graduating seniors to run campaigns on college campuses across the country to make a difference on critical environmental and social issues.

  • Social Change Career with Impact

    May 3, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Impact builds the grassroots action and power it takes to make an impact on important issues. From making sure life-saving antibiotics aren’t used to fatten up chickens and pigs on factory farms, to calling on the Trump administration to uphold America’s commitment to the new renewable energy economy the world needs, we need organizers now more than ever.

    We’re looking to hire our next class of organizers - people with the determination, training and skills to win over Americans who aren’t with us yet, and who can galvanize those who are with us, but aren’t yet involved. I’m hoping that you can connect us with graduating seniors who have the determination and are passionate about engaging with the public to create change.

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  • BIOS Marine & Atmospheric Science REU

    April 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

    BIOS has National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funding to support 8 undergraduate student researchers at BIOS during the 2017 fall semester. Students will conduct independent projects under faculty and staff supervision within several research areas including:

    • Biology, chemistry, and physics of the open ocean
    • Biology, physiology, and biochemistry of reef building corals and reef ecosystems
    • Molecular biology of marine organisms
    • Environmental chemistry of Bermuda's atmosphere and inshore waters
    • Effects and consequences of global environmental change

    Apply by May 31, 2017 for a program from August 27 to November 18.