Invasive Plant Internships in Asheville, NC

American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking TWO Natural Resource Management Interns to dedicate 26 weeks in support of the NPS Southeast Exotic Plant Management Team (SE-EPMT). The purpose of the SE-EPMT is to provide support to partner parks in the management, control, and eradication of invasive, exotic plants and forest pathogens.

These opportunities are intended for conscientious, enthusiastic, individuals with a background in any aspect of natural resource management. Individuals applying for these positions should be aware these positions involve extensive travel within the southeastern US and often strenuous physical field labor. Continue reading

BeeMORE Undergraduate Summer Research paid internship

If you are an undergraduate science major who is interested in pursuing a career in STEM, there is an exciting new opportunity to develop your skills while studying the interface between microbes and beesBeeMORE is a USDA-funded Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates who are interested in significantly advancing their research skills in the field, the laboratory, or both. Continue reading

Center for IPM seeks programming intern

The Center for Integrated Pest Management at NC State University is seeking applicants for a programming intern. This is a half-time position at $20 per hour.

The primary responsibility of this position will be to convert a computer program from Netlogo to Java, modify Java programs based on input from biologists and improve the (web) graphical user interface of program to make it more responsive, discoverable and attractive. Continue reading

Pest Risk Analyst Intern – NCSU

The Center for Integrated Pest Management at North Carolina State University is seeking a temporary Pest Risk Analyst Intern.

The primary responsibility of this position will be to research, write, and present reports on various arthropods and plant pathogens, which will be used to develop a model for prioritizing exotic plant pests. The person in this position will work closely with a team of pest risk analysts at the USDA’s Center for Plant Health Science and Technology. The work will involve performing literature searches, reviewing and interpreting highly technical scientific information and government reports, corresponding with subject matter experts, and analyzing information to produce written reports that will then be presented to a team of analysts. Continue reading

Research Internship: African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)


There is wide agreement globally that gender responsiveness is critical for Africa to achieve the transformation that is so desperately needed for food and nutrition security. For example, Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 focuses on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, which includes ensuring women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life. The African Union (AU) has declared 2015 the Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development. Continue reading

Invasive Species Education Intern

The North Carolina Invasive Plant Council (NC-IPC) seeks a highly motivated individual to help coordinate invasive plant education and outreach efforts in North Carolina. This position will run from mid-January to early May 2016. This is a paid internship, with a total stipend up to $1800 for the semester, averaging about 10 hours of work a week. The selected candidate will report to the Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter in Durham, NC. Continue reading