Summer Research Internship, Ecological Pest Management

Laramie, WY

Job Title: Summer Research Internship, Ecological Pest Management in Wyoming Cropping Systems

Organization: University of Wyoming

Overview: Seeking motivated, enthusiastic undergraduate student who wants to gain pest management or agroecology research experience. Projects will combine field research on producer land and at research farms, laboratory work, and development of outreach communication. Research will be centered on alfalfa insect pest management and insect ecology. Position will be based at University of Wyoming in Laramie, although considerable day-trip driving through southeast WY will occur. Interns will work with team of grad students and Dr. Jabbour. Work will be in-person and will follow university COVID-19 regulations in place at the time of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Major related to agriculture or life sciences, previous coursework or research experience in entomology, interest and enthusiasm for developing well-designed outreach materials for agricultural producers (includes written, video, web-based, and social media communications).

Required Qualifications: Strong work ethic, valid driver’s license, availability 40 hours M – F 7:30am-5pm (typical hours 8-4, with occasional early work due to heat), willingness to work outdoors in hot and difficult conditions, willingness and interest in working with insects. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with attention to detail, and communicate effectively. Basic computer skills.

 
Start and end Dates: Mid-May through mid-August

Salary/pay: $13-14/hr

Application Deadline: March 26, hires will be made on a rolling basis until filled 

How to apply: Submit cover letter explaining why you are qualified and want the position and a current resume to Dr. Randa Jabbour atrjabbour@uwyo.edu. Please contact Randa with any questions.