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Employment Opportunities

Fall Internships and Technician Positions with Cedar Creek's Long Term Ecological Research Program

Are you passionate about ecology and interested in working at one of the top ecological research stations in the world? Would firsthand experience in some of the world’s longest-running and best-known field experiments benefit you in your future career path? If so, Cedar Creek is the place for you!

The University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve is a world-renowned destination for long-term research and researchers. Science conducted onsite has shaped the way we think about ecosystems, biodiversity, land management, animal movement, global change and many other topics. Our research within the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER)  plays a critical role in advancing our understanding of how we are affecting the environment and how we might protect it.

A summer at Cedar Creek positions you for an impactful career in ecology. Former interns have gone on to prestigious graduate programs and academic positions across the country, as well as jobs at private and public environmental agencies (including the Nature Conservancy, the United States Geological Survey, and the state Departments of Natural Resources). The experiences you gain as an intern will serve you regardless of where your path takes you.

Currently, Cedar Creek LTER is recruiting for summer research internships, field research supervisors, and spring field technician positions.

Cedar Creek LTER Community and Ecosystem Ecology Internships

The Cedar Creek LTER program has several opportunities for students and recent undergraduates to work as plant community ecology interns, as well as a few opportunities for research field supervisors. Most positions run from June through August, but some interns are needed as early as March or as late as October. Your educational institution may be able to approve this internship, with an appropriate independent project, for any field biology requirement of your major. As a research intern, you will contribute to ongoing field experiments, may have the opportunity to initiate individual research, attend scientific presentations, and interact with professors, post-docs, and graduate students. 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.

For more information and to apply click here.

Cedar Creek Code of Conduct

All people at Cedar Creek, including all researchers, students, employees, and visitors, are expected to treat each other in a respectful and professional manner.  Read the Cedar Creek Code of Conduct.