24 de febrero de 2005


During the 2005 field season, the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) and the Native Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO) will co-sponsor internships in plant conservation biology. This program is intended to provide an initial research experience to individuals considering conservation biology as a career choice. It is especially appropriate for students who have recently completed or will soon finish their undergraduate degree and desire field experience before attending graduate school. Open to anyone, priority will be given to life science (especially botany or biology) undergraduates, recent graduates, or individuals seriously thinking of a change in career towards conservation. Applicants must be available in early May (preference will be given to applicants who can start by May 2, 2005 or earlier).
We are currently recruiting for full-time summer interns to assist with our ongoing field projects, including endangered plant monitoring, management, and restoration, development of invasive weed control methods, and regional research to evaluate prairie restoration methods. The internships typically run 12-14 weeks from early May through mid-August, and will be involved with a diversity of field and lab projects dealing with plant demography, population monitoring, habitat management, species re-introduction, and vegetation sampling.
Interns receive a net hourly wage of $7.35/hr in addition to reimbursement of travel expenses associated with fieldwork (food and lodging). Extensive fieldwork (often including overnight car-camping or motels) will be required, so applicants should be in good physical condition. Approximately 50% of the work is conducted out-of-town/overnight. All activities will be coordinated out of Corvallis, Oregon, requiring interns to live in the mid-Willamette Valley area. Housing is not provided.
The deadline for internship applications is March 18, 2005. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, relevant college transcripts or course list, and two letters of recommendation to the address below. Be sure to state when you would be available to start work (this is a MUST). Finalists may be interviewed in Corvallis, Oregon or by phone. For more information, visit us at If you have any questions, please contact:
Tom Kaye
Institute for Applied Ecology
563 SW Jefferson Ave
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
phone: (541) 753-3099
fax: (541) 753-3098

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