Data Science Intern, Western EcoSystems Technology

Laramie, WY

Position Title: Data Science Intern

Organization: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.

Location: Laramie, WY

Organization Overview: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States and Canada, is looking for a temporary, part-time Biological Field Technician near Douglas, WY. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. Since its founding in 1990, the WEST team has shaped the foundation of what it does, and believes in through core values and key principles. WEST’s work matters to clients, communities, and the environment.

Position Overview: WEST is seeking a candidate for a paid internship in ecological data science. This internship program is co-funded by the University of Wyoming EPSCoR Program and Western EcoSystems Technology (WEST), Inc. The goal is to increase the intern’s competitiveness for computational and data science careers in academic, government, and/or commercial settings. The internship can begin this summer and may extend into the fall depending on the project and intern availability.

Duties: This internship is a part of WY-ACT: Anticipating the Climate-Water Transition and Cascading Challenges to Socio-Environmental Systems in America’s Headwaters. There are multiple possible intern projects as WEST works with a variety of partners within the state of Wyoming on topics that relate to climate and water systems. Project selection will be determined by considering intern strengths and goals along with partner needs. The intern will be supervised and mentored by a WEST data scientist, with the opportunity to interact and work with multiple additional staff members from WEST and our partners. Interns will be employees of WEST. The number of hours worked per week can be flexible. Each internship can be as many as 300 hours; however, because interns will be employees of WEST, there may be opportunities for interested candidates to conduct additional paid work assisting WEST projects.

Qualifications: Because this position is funded in-part by a grant through the University of Wyoming, priority will be given to applicants that are current students or recent graduates (within the past 3 years) of the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college. Residents of Wyoming and members of the Wyoming workforce are encouraged to apply. After an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check, drug screening, and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. A valid driver’s license will be required. Candidates must adhere to all health and safety requirements.

Start/end dates: Summer – Fall of 2023

Salary/Pay: $14 – $19 per hour, depending on experience

Application Deadline: June 1

How to Apply: Use WEST’s application portal and prepare a cover letter (1 page or less) describing your interest in the position and what you hope to gain from the internship experience and a resume or CV that includes contact information for 1 reference.