University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences
http://www.cbs.umn.edu/
Burn training dayFinished with root coring in BioCON experiment Weeding in Big Biodiversity experiment

Employment Opportunities

2017 Summer and Fall Internships and Technician Positions

The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve of the University of Minnesota has opportunities for summer and fall field technician positions.

The research internships are in plant community ecology. These positions can start as early as the end of July and will run through the end of September. Some positions may run as late as November. Typical work days are eight hours Monday through Friday, however some projects require weekend and evening work. If you are an undergraduate or a newly graduated student with a background or interest in biology, ecology, environmental science, botany, environmental education, or related field we encourage you to apply. Below is a brief description of the type of position available.

Plant Community Ecology:We have three large scale projects, along with several smaller scale experiments, that require most of our intern resources throughout the summer. BioCON is one of the large scale experiments where we explore the ways in which plant communities respond to environmental changes such as increased nitrogen deposition, increased atmospheric CO2, decreased biodiversity, altered precipitation patterns, and increased temperatures. Another large scale project is the Big Biodiversity experiment that studies how plant diversity affects the rates, dynamics, and stability of ecological processes at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. There are multiple experiments nested within the Big Biodiversity experiment as well, looking at factors such as irrigation and increased temperatures. The third large scale experiment, FAB, will be looking at tree competition under different diversity levels. This experiment will include approximately 40,000 trees within a 30 acre field that will run for over 100 years. Throughout the summer we maintain and sample these experiments. For more information and to apply click here.

There is no deadline for applications, these positions will be filled as we receive applications. We encourage you to complete the application process as early as possible in ensure the best opportunity.