Native American Research Assistantship – Wildlife Society

Organization: Wildlife Society and USFS

Duties: The U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Premier Partner of The Wildlife Society, is sponsoring a research assistantship program for Native American students. This will be the fourth year for the program, which will facilitate mentoring opportunities for USFS Research & Development (R&D) scientists with the students and promote student advancement and training for careers in natural resource and conservation-related fields. The USFS uses an ecological science-based approach to make informed decisions on the multiple-use management of the National Forests and Grasslands.

Desired qualifications: Applicants must be a member of an American Indian or Alaska Native tribe, First Nations, or a Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or have some other indigenous identification, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program from an accredited academic institution. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, forestry or other closely related natural resource discipline is preferred.  Students with Associates degrees from TCUs or other community colleges will be considered.

Start and end dates: The appointment is for 3 to 5 months within the 2018 calendar year, depending on the project. Starting dates are negotiable within the context of the seasonality of the research topics.

Link to more information: Learn more about the assistantship.

How to apply: For more information and instructions on how to apply please download an application form.

Application deadline: The deadline for applications is October 18, 2017.