I recently received an email through the Forest Service that your program at Williams College is seek summer internship opportunities for undergraduate students. I work at a ecology research station in the New Jersey Pinelands that is jointly operated by the US Forest Service and Rutgers University (Rutgers Pinelands Field Station: https://pinelands.camden.rutgers.edu/ and Silas Little Experimental Forest: https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/ef/locations/nj/silas-little/) would like to offer two intern positions to work with staff and graduate students this summer here at the station. I’ve provided links to our programs’ websites, but in a nutshell the focuses of research here are forest ecology, wildland fire, nutrient cycling, mycology, and soil biology. While we cannot provide funding for students, we can provide free housing on site for student interns, and an excellent opportunity to engage with researchers and gain experience in lab and/or field sampling techniques used in ecological studies.
Our respective programs share the facilities, located at 501 4 Mile Road, New Lisbon, NJ, and are located in Brendan T. Byrne State Park. Numerous hiking trails and canoeing/kayaking opportunities in the state park can be accessed within a short drive of the facility. I’ve also cced my colleagues John Dighton, Katie Malcolm, Ken Clark, and Amy Savage, who all have ongoing research here at the station.
Please let us know if you have students who would be interested in this opportunity, and feel free to email us if you have any questions.