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SCBI Paid Forest Growth and Climate Change Internship

SCBI Paid Forest Growth and Climate Change Internship

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Forest Global Earth Observatory are now looking to fill the position of forest growth and climate change intern based in Front Royal, VA.

This is a six-month-long program, with a start date between February and June 2020. It includes projects addressing how the productivity of forests worldwide is likely to respond to climate change.

By working on these projects, interns will learn about tree growth dynamics; build skills in data analysis; collaborate with a large, diverse team of forest researchers worldwide and obtain exposure to international science and conservation programs.

The ideal for this position must be recent university graduates and have coursework and research experience in ecology, forestry, dendrochronology, botany, conservation biology or a closely related field.

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is also known as SCBI is a unit of Smithsonian Institute founded in 1974. It is dedicated to save wildlife species from extinction and train future generations of conservationists.

Internship Location:

Interns will be placed in Front Royal, VA.

Internship Duration:

This is 6 months long position starting between February and June 2020.

Internship Benefits:

This position will be provided competitive compensation to cover living expenses and housing at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute campus in Front Royal, Virginia and parking at the SCBI campus in Front Royal, Virginia.

Eligibility Requirements:

To become a part of this role, you must be recent university graduates and have coursework and research experience in ecology, forestry, dendrochronology, botany, conservation biology or a closely related field.

You must also have a passion for scientific research, a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and the ability to follow established protocols, work independently and collaborate effectively as part of an international research team.

Competence analyzing data in R and experience analyzing tree growth data are essential for this position.

Eligible Country:

United States

How to Apply:

By forwarding a one-page cover letter describing your qualifications, a resume or CV, and contact information for three references to Erika Gonzalez-Akre at [email protected].

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is open until Monday, January 6, 2020.

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