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The Conservation Research Program at the Institute for Applied Ecology ( will be hiring up to five interns this summer for field work and related activities. Our paid positions are intended to provide field experience to individuals considering conservation biology or restoration ecology as a career. Internships are partially supported by the Native Plant Society of Oregon, and interns are encouraged to write a short article for the NPSO Bulletin and contribute to our research blog.

Interns will work on a variety of projects throughout the state of Oregon, including rare plant habitat surveys, threatened and endangered species research and monitoring, and invasive species research. Approximately 50% of the work is conducted out-of-town/overnight (accommodations include both hotels and primitive camping sites). Internships will start April 8th. Internships will last until July 25th, with the potential for an extension.

For more information about the types of projects interns work on, please visit


Interest in conservation biology, restoration ecology, and botany

Plant identification skills (or enthusiastic willingness to learn)

Research experience

Attention to detail

Ability to work long hours in hot, dry and cold, wet conditions with exposure to poison oak

Ability to hike up to 3 miles carrying a 30 pound pack and work in a bent-over/kneeling/sitting position for long periods of time


Compensation: $10.00/hr plus travel expenses associated with overnight field work (food and lodging). Housing in Corvallis is not provided.

To Apply: Applications should be compiled into a single PDF document and emailed to no later than Monday, February 4, 2013. In the subject line, write: “Conservation Research Intern Application”.

Include a letter of interest stating when you will be available to start work (this is a MUST), resume, transcripts (unofficial is fine), and the names and contact information for three references. AT LEAST ONE reference must be from a supervisor from a work experience. If you are applying to more than one position at IAE, you will need to submit applications in separate e-mails.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Non-U.S. residents must also include a copy of their work visa. Applications will be considered upon receipt. Please direct all inquiries to