The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC)

The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) will again be hosting an internship program for college sophomores, juniors and seniors in the summer of 2020. This program is a paid internship opportunity and gives students a chance to gain real experience in a variety of environmental careers related to the ecology of large rivers, including community ecology, fisheries science, education, social science, and policy. Each 10-week paid internship is managed by an NGRREC advisor/s who is responsible for instruction, supervision, and mentoring of the intern, as well as the design of the summer project. Students receive a $5,000 (pre-tax) stipend for full participation in the 10-week program. Additionally, funding up to $1,000 is available to help offset some of the summer housing and/or transportation costs to the internship location, as needed. At the conclusion of this internship, students present their project results to their fellow interns, research advisors, and invited guests at a professional Intern Symposium. We are now accepting student applications to match qualified and motivated students with each of the projects selected.
You can read more about NGRREC’s summer intern program here (, including a summary of the ~10 projects we will be offering this year. During the application process, students will select up to three projects of interest to assist in the matching process. Please note that students apply to the program, not a specific project, however the selection team works hard to match a student to one of their preferred projects.
Applications are due by midnight January 22, 2020.
For questions please email us at [email protected].