SUMMARY: Woods Hole Research Center seeks applicants for two to three
full-time summer research internship positions for projects that assess
how management of suburban residential ecosystems controls plant, bird
and insect communities, soil biogeochemistry, and the population
structure of plant species that move between wildlands and residential
Fieldwork to quantify plant species composition, tree biomass, bird and
insect abundance, soil composition, and plant water relations in
Sampling vegetation in residential areas and adjacent unmanaged lands
within the Boston Metropolitan Region.
Recording plant species and plant biomass.
Collections of insects in traps.
Collection and processing of soil samples.
Data organization and data analysis of vegetation patterns over time.
Qualifications and Experience:
Candidates must have coursework and/or field experience in ecology or
Knowledge of terrestrial plants of the Northeast U.S. or coastal
Basic laboratory skills required.
Familiarity with spreadsheet software required.
Basic familiarity with GIS software helpful.
Ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative environment.
Valid U.S. driver’s license required.
Some background in terrestrial ecology, soil science, botany, or
ecosystems ecology preferred.
Demonstrated skills in data organization, analysis and report writing
Must be in good health, capable of rigorous outdoor activity.
Willing to endure occasional exposure to insects, ticks and poison ivy.
Expected to live in the Woods Hole region.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2018, or until filled.
Appointment: This internship opportunity is for 40 hours per week for a
10-12 week period.
Benefit: A stipend of $5600 to $6720 will be provided for the 10 to 12
Desired Start Date: June 1, 2018
Application Instructions: To apply, please send cover letter referencing
“Summer Research Internship # CNINT18”, resume/curriculum vitae, and
contact information for three references to jobopeni...@whrc.org.
Please type “CNINT18” in the subject line.
The Woods Hole Research Center is an independent, nonprofit institute
focused on environmental science, education, and public policy. The WHRC
focuses on combining analysis of satellite images of the Earth with
field studies and computer models to better understand changes in the
world’s ecosystems, from the thawing permafrost in the Arctic to the
expanding agriculture regions of the tropics.