Summer Opportunities


  • MNDNR Stream Morphology Technicians

    April 25, 2016 at 11:20 am

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for up to two student workers to fill stream morphology technician positions. Preferred candidates have had course work or experience in surveying, hydrology, and river function and experience using a total station, GPS equipment, CADD, and GIS. Must be available June 6th to August 19th. Salary is $12/hour. Apply as soon as possible.

  • Minnesota Conservation Leadership Corps

    April 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Current freshmen and sophomores who are passionate about the outdoors should consider applying to be fellows in the new Conservation Leadership Corps program. Fellows will receive training in leadership, advocacy, communication, and policy skills from experienced professionals and leaders, have the opportunity to network with these professionals and other students, and receive a letter of recommendation, $250 scholarship, and lifetime membership for the program. Sessions occur on weekends during the school year. Applications are due by May 1, 2016.

  • Concession Stand Jobs

    March 31, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Kathy Heise owns and operates a small concession business located in Faribault, MN that offers various fair foods. She is looking for students to help in her stand at events that run May through September. A valid driver's license is required.

  • Applied Ecological Services (AES) is seeking hardworking, motivated individuals interested in ecology, biology, natural resources, and environmental sciences. The physically demanding Field Crew position is great opportunity to learn about native ecosystems, plant identification, and the process of ecological restoration. Available Minnesota Field Crew positions involve work doing native seeding, native planting, erosion control, mowing, herbicide application, and prescribed burning. Positions are available starting in May and extending into September/October, depending on school start dates. Apply as soon as possible!

  • Summer Internship Funding

    March 11, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Carleton students are strongly encouraged to have a summer internship. To help with that, the Career Center has internship funding! The deadline to apply for funding is April 6th, 2016.

  • Big Island Farms Internship

    March 10, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Big Island Farms, BITE, and World Sacred Gardens Would like to announce experiential internship opportunities available on our organic permaculture farm.  

    We are currently accepting interns for our SUMMER 2016 and beyond!  Big Island Farms is located on the tropical Hamakua coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, five miles from the breathtaking Waipio Valley and historic Honokaa Town.  The strong local context lends BI Farms a culturally and biologically rich environment.  Students will work in a structured work environment while be giving the opportunity to lead self –directed projects within their internship focus(listed below) facilitated by our staff and supported by research, design, and documented for presentation at the end of the semester. Applications closing soon!

  • DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses 2016

    February 22, 2016 at 9:15 am

    DANTA is pleased to announce their 2016 summer session field courses in tropical biology. The 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. The deadline to apply for the courses is May 15, 2016. Course costs range from $2300 to $3100. 

  • Oceans Research Internship

    February 11, 2016 at 9:07 am

    The Oceans Research Internship Program enables aspiring scientists and conservationists to work in conjunction with leading marine biologists. You will work with the scientists as they undertake ground-breaking research on the charismatic marine mega-fauna of Southern Africa, including great white sharks. Internships are a minimum of one month and maximum of four months at Mossel Bay's Ocean Campus.

  • The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute are looking for up to two interns for the summer of 2016 to help with an NSF-funded project developing a computational and bioinformatics workflow framework for systems biology data analysis. Applicants should have an interest in working at the interface between biology and computation. Some experience in computer science is preferred but not required. Interns receive a stipend for living expenses. All work will be conducted on the university campus. Start and end dates are flexible; start month is June 2016 and the internship will last for 8-10 weeks.

  • The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is looking for a summer intern. The intern will be responsible for assisting with NAGT membership management, website functions, and coordinate annual programs, workshops, and publications. The position is eligible for Carleton summer internship funding through the Career Center. The application is due February 12 and can be found on the Tunnel through the Career Center. Contact Erica Zweifel at with any questions.

  • Undergraduates in Bigelow Laboratory's summer REU Program spend ten weeks at the Laboratory conducting independent research with guidance from a scientist mentor. Research areas vary year to year, but include marine microbiology, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, bioinformatics, sensory biology and phytoplankton ecology. Apply by March 1, 2016.

  • GeoEco is looking for students to work at a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa, an understaffed clinic in Zimbabwe, and to participate in a turtle conservation project on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Food, housing, and transportation to and from airports are provided. Start and end dates are flexible.