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Sarah with Wild Utah Summer 2019Wild Utah Project

Summer Field Ecology Internship

Overall Description: 

Wild Utah Project is a non-profit conservation organization that provides sciencebased strategies for wildlife and land conservation. We are based in Salt Lake City and have 5 full-time staff. Wild Utah Project is hiring a summer Ecology Intern. The Intern will support our Wildlife Science and Community Science programs. Assignments are conducting field research and supporting logistics for community science trips and trainings. The Intern will work on all or some of the following studies: boreal toad habitat, Wasatch Wildlife Watch, stream restoration, long-term grazing, and macroinvertebrate sampling in Great Salt Lake. The Intern will also support with data entry, literature reviews, and document production. The Intern will work closely with and be trained by Wild Utah Project’s Biologists and Executive Director.

  • Junior or senior majoring in biology, ecology, and/or other natural resource program at Utah State University
  • Prior field experience gathering ecological data in the field
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Interest working with volunteers
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Organization skills (detail oriented and adept at meeting deadlines)
  • Use of own vehicle for some field work. Mileage will be reimbursed at 0.50/mile.

Schedule: This will be a full-time position from late Mary through mid-August. The start and end dates are flexible to accommodate the Intern’s academic calendar.

Salary: The summer salary for this position will be $5,500 to $6,000 for the summer, depending on the number of weeks the intern is able to devote to Wild Utah Project over the summer. The intern will be paid through the USU Quinney College of Natural Resources. Wild Utah Project will also cover all travel expenses to field sites (either through reimbursement for mileage in intern’s own vehicle or vehicle rental) and meals while Intern is away in the field.

Course Credits for your academic institution are possible. Wild Utah Project can accommodate with applicant and Utah State University on a case-by-case basis.

Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter by February 28th, 2020. Attention: Mary Pendergast (email preferred but hard copies will be accepted) Wild Utah Project, 824 South 400 West, Suite B-117, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Interviews for selected applicants will be set up for early March, and the decision on the internship position will be made by the end of March.