Summer Internship – Environmental Science

USDA Forest Service
Southern Research Station
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Otto, NC

Summer Intern positions in Biological Sciences are available at USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, located in Otto, NC.  To qualify, students must: (1) be in good academic standing, (2) be currently enrolled in a college or university, and (3) plan on returning to college or university in fall 2012. Interns work with Coweeta scientists and staff on a wide variety of projects.  Current research projects include, but are not limited to: land use effects on water quality; hemlock woolly adelgid impacts on forest processes; southern Appalachian forest carbon, nutrient, and water budgets and cycling; and effects of cation depletion on forest stream water quality.  Projects typically have both a field and laboratory component, and may include some data analysis.  Students may utilize some portion of data collected and/or analyzed to fulfill university intern requirements.  The rate of pay ranges from a GS-03 (approximately $11.95/hr) to GS-04 (approximately $13.41/hr), depending on education and experience.  A limited amount of housing is available on site for approximately $125/month.

Interested students should send (1) a letter of interest, (2) resume, and (3) college transcripts by March 1, 2012 to:

Chelcy R. Ford
Acting Project Leader
USDA Forest Service
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
3160 Coweeta Lab Rd
Otto, NC 29763


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