Sevilleta LTER Summer Interships

The Sevilleta LTER is seeking applicants for Summer Internships.  Application deadline is March 13, 2015.

Interns will work with researchers at the Sevilleta collecting data, setting up field experiments, collecting and sorting biomass and taking apart old field experiments – duties as assigned. The summer program at the field station includes a seminar series, a journal club, an annual symposium, professional development workshops, and optional field trips that interns are encouraged to participate in. 

Working at a LTER site invites close interactions among students, faculty, and graduate students. Interns will have numerous opportunities to share ideas and explore issues within and across disciplines. The program will provide exposure to a large, multidisciplinary research program, inspire students to continue into professional careers, and prepare students for the rigors of graduate school, professional research, and responsible citizenship.

Lodging for Interns will be provided by the University of New Mexico Sevilleta Field Station at NO COST. Interns typically work 8-10 hours a day– 5 days a week, typically a Monday thru Friday work schedule with weekends off (40 hrs/week @ $10/hr). Interns will begin work on or around May 25th – thru August 7th. Students are required to live at the UNM Sevilleta Field Station for the duration of the job.

Applications will be accepted from current undergraduate students at any stage of their undergraduate program (freshman to senior) and any discipline as well as post-graduate individuals, so long as the applicant is interested in conservation biology, ecology and earth & planetary sciences. To apply please submit a resume, cover letter, reference contacts and a copy of your unofficial transcript. Send all of these to amswann@sevilleta.unm.edu and put 2015 LTER Internship in the subject line.

Information about the summer programs at the Sevilleta LTER can be found by visiting http://sev.lternet.edu/content/opportunities.

If you have questions or need additional information please contact: Amaris Swann at amswann@sevilleta.unm.edu or 505-864-1227.