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Plant Community Ecology Internship

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
East Bethel, MN
January 12, 2021


The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve of the University of Minnesota has several opportunities for students to work as plant community ecology interns and a few opportunities for research field supervisors. Most positions run from June through August, but some interns are needed as early as March and some are needed through October. Your educational institution may be able to approve this internship, with an appropriate independent project, for any field biology requirement of your major. As a research intern, you will contribute to ongoing field experiments, may have the opportunity to initiate individual research, attend scientific seminars, and interact with professors, post-docs, and graduate students (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions). If you are an undergraduate or a newly graduated student with a background or interest in biology, ecology, environmental science, botany, environmental education, or related field we encourage you to apply.

Typical workdays are eight hours Monday through Friday, however some projects require weekend, early morning, and evening work. Most of the work you do will be out in the field, though a few jobs have indoor laboratory or computer components.


Ability to work outdoors

Effective analytical and communication skills

Strong organizational and time management skills

Must be able to work through August 13th

Driver’s license is preferred but not required

To apply, email the materials listed below together in one email to

- A resume (maximum of two pages)

- A cover letter stating why this internship will benefit you

- A transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

Have two references email in recommendation letters to Please have them write your last name in the subject title for the email.