Paid Summer Research Internship, University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY and Buffalo, WY

Organization: University of Wyoming

Duties: Vegetation monitoring and plant identification at field sites near Buffalo, Wyoming. The intern will also maintain research plots near Sheridan, Wyoming. Duties include, but are not limited to: plant identification, data collection and data entry, weed removal, mowing and irrigation maintenance. Weather permitting, each work day will begin in the early morning for a full day during the summer months. There will be opportunities for intermittent time off.

Desired qualifications: Applicants need a basic understanding of plants and how to identify them. Candidates should enjoy working outdoors and be able to hike up to 3 miles a day while carrying pack weighing up to 25 lbs. Training is available, but any previous experience with the AIM (Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring) protocol and Wyoming plant identification would be helpful. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of 2 or more people and should also be capable of independent work when needed. There will be opportunities to interact with UW researchers and Wyoming land management personnel as well. 

Start and end dates: May 2017 – September 2017

Salary/pay: 12.50/hour

How to apply: Please submit statement of interest and resume to: Dr. Kristina Hufford and graduate student Sara Burns will contact candidates to arrange interviews. Interviews will begin in February 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Apply early for full consideration.