University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences
http://www.cbs.umn.edu/

2021 Fall: LTER Plant Community Ecology Internships

Position Overview

The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve of the University of Minnesota has opportunities for recent graduates to work as plant community ecology interns. These positions can start as early as mid-August and will run through the middle of October. Starting pay is $12.00 per hour. As a research intern, you will contribute to ongoing field experiments and interact with professors, post-docs, and graduate students. If you are a newly graduated student with a background or interest in biology, ecology, environmental science, botany, soil science, or related field we encourage you to apply.

Cedar Creek research examines ecological processes occurring at the individual physiological level to the ecosystem level in response to (1) a variety of climate change scenarios including elevated CO2, increased temperature, increased nitrogen deposition, and altered precipitation patterns; (2) land management practices including prescribed burning and agricultural production; and (3) varied land use histories. Research is headed by a number of faculty from research institutions across the United States. Programs are funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and other sources.

The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve itself is a nine square mile tract of land 35 miles north of the Twin Cities. Because of its fortunate location in mid-continent at the triple meeting point of three great biomes of North America, it carries much of the continent's biological heritage. Cedar Creek is endowed with a diverse mosaic of prairie, savanna, sedge meadows, bogs, open water, forests, and even abandoned agricultural fields. Its large size, great natural diversity, and uniform soil substrate make it ideal for ecosystem studies
To Apply

Email the materials listed below together in one email to ccintern@umn.edu.

  1. A completed application form (download here)
  2. A resume (maximum of two pages)
  3. A cover letter stating why this internship will benefit you
  4. List of two references

 

  1. Have two references email in recommendation letters to ccintern@umn.edu. Please have them write your last name in the subject title for the email.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the internship, please email ccintern@umn.edu or call 612-301-2616.

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.

All materials should be emailed to ccintern@umn.edu. If you have any questions regarding the application process or the internship please email the above address or call 612-301-2616.

You will be considered for this internship if (a) you are a US citizen or (b) a foreign citizen attending a US college or university full-time.

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

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Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.