Summer Opportunities

  • Field Projects International hosts field courses at multiple field sites across the world, with a focus on wildlife biology and ecology. If you like the outdoors, and want to learn more about tropical rainforest research, apply to this summer's field research assistantships! Opportunities include wildlife handling, primate communication, sensory ecology, and community disease ecology. Apply online by April 17.

  • Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition

    March 1, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Travel to the British Virgin Islands to help the Anegada iguana! The Fort Worth Zoo is looking for participants to provide support for its conservation project. All participants will play a direct role in conservation research and gain valuable skills in field methods. One week trips are available from May to July 2017.

  • Conservation Corps Summer Service

    February 28, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    AmeriCorps is a national service program that addresses challenges in our communities through the dedicated service of its members. Members join to give back to their communities while gaining a foundation of marketable skills for natural resource careers. If you are 18-25 years old, interested in national and community service and want to gain job skills in natural resource management, youth leadership, or energy conservation, join Conservation Corps!

    Positions available include:
    • Conservation Apprentice
    • Field Operations Corps Member
    • I Can Camp! Crew Member/Leader
    • I Can Paddle! Crew Member/Leader
    • Lake Country Forestry Crew Leader/Member
    • Restoring Relations Youth Corps Leader
    • Seasonal Field Crew Member/Leader
    • Summer Youth Corps Leader and Leader/Interpreter
    • Superior National Forest “Faces of Tomorrow” Crew Leader/Member
    • YMCA Community Connections Corpsmember

    To apply and for more information on the positions offered, visit:


    If you have any questions or concerns, contact:

    Application deadline: March 3rd, 2017

  • Endangered Butterfly Technician

    February 23, 2017 at 9:22 am

    The Prairie Butterfly Conservation Program at the Minnesota Zoo is working to secure a future for imperiled prairie butterflies by studying reasons for their decline and implementing conservation rearing and breeding strategies. The Minnesota Zoo is looking to hire two temporary seasonal staff to assist with onsite care of a colony of Dakota skipper butterflies (a MN Endangered and Federally Threatened species) and other skipper butterfly species.

    Position details:

    Butterfly technician
    $15.01/hour starting
    Temporary seasonal
    40 hours/week
    May 1st - September 3rd, start and end dates negotiable

    If interested, please send:
    Cover letter
    Contact information for 3 academic or professional references


    Applications due by March 3rd, 2017

  • NGOabroad Volunteer Opportunities

    February 17, 2017 at 9:08 am

    NGOabroad is looking for volunteers interested in conservation and STEM education to work in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Uganda, and Honduras! The work is unpaid and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Ecosystem Field Studies Summer 2017

    February 10, 2017 at 8:47 am

    EcoFS is now accepting applications for two summer 2017 courses: Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies & Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies. Two sessions of each course are offered: May 21- June 10 or June 14 - July 4 for the Caribbean course and June 18 - July 8 or July 15 - August 4 for the Colorado course. There is no set application deadline; applications will be accepted until courses fill.

  • The island of Roatán is a long (20 miles) slender (4 miles across) mountain ridge that rises above the Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Honduras. The tropical forests that cover much of the island and the proximity to mainland Central America make this island ideal for the study of Neotropical biodiversity and the unique factors affecting plants and animals on islands. The 2017 Ole Miss abroad offerings in Roatán comprise two back-to-back courses of which students may choose one or both. The first program, from May 14 to 27, is about Tropical Conservation Biology. The second, from May 28 to June 10, is about Island Biogeography. Classes are open to students from all schools, with included housing, lunch, and dinner. Apply ASAP!

  • Teaching Experience for Undergraduates

    February 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates (TEU) offers STEM majors an immersive summer experience in secondary mathematics or science education. Each year, 24 undergraduates—12 mathematics majors and 12 science majors--are selected from a national network of 61 liberal arts institutions to participate in the program. TEU participants earn a generous stipend, take a 60-hour course in mathematics or science pedagogy, and apply what they’re learning to teaching high school students under the supervision of a master teacher. The Math TEU is at Brown University, and the Science TEU Trinity College. Apply by February 28, 2017.

  • Keck Gateway Project

    January 25, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    This summer, the Keck Gateway Project will explore how geologists date Earth materials, focusing on young lava flows and trees that are on the decline. 9 students will work on research teams from mid June to late July 2017 for 4 weeks. Each team will visit their respective field sites and will learn cutting-edge analytical techniques in geochronology, and have the opportunity to interact with geoscience professionals and present their research. Rising sophomores and juniors may apply by February 15. A stipend, room, and board at the College of Wooster in Ohio would be provided.

  • Are you staying in Northfield for the summer?  The Science Education Resource Center (SERC), through our affiliation with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), is hosting TWO summer internships.  They are looking for great candidates that are interested in learning about nonprofit management, assisting with awards programs, providing support for a national conference planned in July, engaging with NAGT's elected officers, gaining experience with marketing and publicity, and much more. 

    The positions are eligible for Carleton summer internship funding through the Career Center. 

    Application Deadline: February 13 (through Carleton's Career Center Tunnel)

  • Young Farmer Summer Seminar

    January 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Heart of the Heartland: Young Farmer Summer Seminar (YFSS): The mission of Heart of the Heartland (HoH) is to inspire college students to become leaders in agriculture through an interactive and interdisciplinary education. Agriculture permeates every aspect of our lives and we want to show students the big picture.

    To apply visit:

    Application Deadline: February 12th, 2017

    You are eligible to apply if you meet the following requirements:

    • Current undergraduate Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior
    • Must be 18 years old at time of application
    • Dedicated to learning about and contributing to the field of agriculture
    • Willingness to operate in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Carleton College Admissions Fellows

    January 23, 2017 at 8:46 am

    The Carleton College Admissions Office is seeking current juniors who would be excellent candidates to represent Carleton as paid Admissions Fellows. Admissions Fellows conduct official interviews on behalf of the Admissions Office and otherwise represent the College in prospective student recruitment activities.  We have two separate positions for students to consider: one is for the summer between junior and senior year, and one is for the fall of senior year (with potential for a spot in the office all year).  Please complete and submit the following application no later than FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017.