Internship or Research Internship with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
We are seeking an outdoor oriented intern(s) to participate in one of or several different ongoing research projects. The projects entail that the intern(s) be responsible, motivated, independent and able to withstand the environmental conditions of a summer in the Great Lakes Region. The projects consist of the following:
- The intern(s) will master plant propagation techniques, greenhouse and tree plantation maintenance while cultivating new Dutch elm disease tolerant American elm trees for research and restoration.
- Assist with the establishment of a new experiment to test the effects of invasive species removal and riparian restoration on urban riparian forest ecosystems.
- Assist with quantifying elm yellows and Dutch elm disease across research plantations.
- Conserve white ash trees exposed to the invasive emerald ash borer across the Allegheny National Forest.
- Gain exposure to data analytics and scientific writing.
Opportunities exist to collaborate with USDA Forest Service researchers, USDA Forest Service Land Managers, University researchers, and municipal land managers. There are opportunities to become involved formally with the research endeavors and to co-author presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Delaware is located ~30 miles north of Columbus, OH which offers a wide range of housing options and a vibrant community. There is considerable flexability in the abovementioned projects, please don’t hesitate contact Charlie Flower ([email protected]) with questions or concerns.