Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

Summer 2020 Opportunities

Field assistant position in Swedish Lapland

Expenses paid field assistant positions to assist fieldwork with Siberian Jays in Swedish Lapland

We are looking for 3 highly motivated expenses paid field volunteers to join our field project (main responsible Dr. Michael Griesser, University of Konstanz, Germany).

For the upcoming field season (15 Aug ¡V 8 Nov 2020) we are looking for 3 assistants to assist in our work on social evolution in Siberian jays.

The work of the assistants will be to help with catching and ringing birds, do behavioural observations, do field experiments, and data management. The work will be carried out in both pristine and managed boreal forests. Observe that temperatures in the end of the season can be as low as -15C, and that the fieldwork can be physically strenuous at times.


1) Field work experience, involving behavioural observations and


2) Preferably bird ringing and mist-netting experience

3) Ability to work in small teams and sociable personality

4) Driving license (manual transmission)

5) Fluent in English

6) Highly motivated

Applications received before 6 July 2020 will be given full consideration.

If you wish to apply, send a motivation letter, CV, publication list, two contacts for references and short summary of your current research (as a single PDF) to michael.griesser@gmail.com

Michael Griesser

Department of Biology

University of Konstanz

78457 Konstanz, Germany

Michael Griesser <michael.griesser@gmail.com>


Modern Research Skills in Genome Editing and Analysis Course - UW-Madison

The UW-Madison Genetics department is offering a new summer course, Modern Research Skills in Genome Editing and Analysis, and we are opening it up to non-UW-Madison students. This course will have two sections: a lab, and a class. The lab section is designed around a CRISPR screen for genes involved in early development of zebrafish. The students will have hands-on opportunities to work with CRISPR-Cas9 and bioinformatic data, looking for off-target effects of CRISPR-Cas9. The class will be a series of guest lectures from the Genetics department, allowing the students to be exposed to a wide variety of topics and research. One of the overall goals of this class is to give non-UW-Madison students a chance to learn about the Genetics graduate program and network with professors in the department. More details can be found on this webpage, http://johnpool.net/SummerCourse.htm.


Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) has very exciting summer employment opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in teaching biology.

For decades, CTY’s summer programs have provided a fun and enriching experience for the most academically gifted elementary, middle, and high school students in the world.

Working with CTY in the summer can provide a great experience where you get to work with small classes of bright and motivated students, teaching interesting subjects from across science (biotechnology, anatomy and physiology, neuroscience, biomedical science, marine ecology, etc.). Positions are available at residential and day sites at various locations on the East and West coasts and Hong Kong. Room and board are provided in addition to a competitive salary for staff at residential sites. Opportunities are available for staff to work either three or six weeks; available positions can be found here 

Core Dates for 2020

Session 1: June 25 - July 18, 2020
Session 2: July 18 - August 8, 2020

Please note that the dates for some sites vary from those listed above. Review site locations and dates for specific employment dates at each site.

More information and our online application can be found through the JHU Jobs website.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions, 


Corrin McBride Hunt, Ph.D.

Program Manager, Summer Academic Programs

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.


Gulf Coast Research Laboratory 

During the Summer Field Program, students from around the country convene on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) to earn college credit and to gain a truly unique field and laboratory experience.  GCRL is located in picturesque Ocean Springs, MS where there are plenty of activities outside of class.  To apply, students should visit the following URL: Usm.edu/GCRL-apply.  Classes are filled on a first come first served basis.  With this in mind, we encourage students to apply early to secure a seat in the course of their choice.  Please share this information with students and colleagues that may have an interest in the GCRL Summer Field Program. We are looking forward to another great summer exploring the coastal habitats of the northern Gulf of Mexico. You can find more information at our website http://gcrl.usm.edu/summer_field/index.php or by searching “GCRL Summer Field Program” on facebook.  If you have any questions or if you need additional information, please contact myself or Margaret Firth at Margaret.firth@usm.edu or by phone at 228-818-8852.  We hope to see you on campus this summer!


Green Corp Spring and Summer 2020 Internships

Organization: Care Action Network
Position: Care Action Network Intern
Location: Atlanta, GA

Organization: Environment America
Position: Environment America Intern
Location: Nationwide

Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Position: Maryland GrassrootsNorthern Virginia Climate OrganizingCommunications and Social MediaLegal Internship
Location: Multiple Locations

Organization: U.S. PIRG
Position: U.S. PIRG Intern
Location: Nationwide

Organization: Green Century Funds
Position: Marketing and Communications InternShareholder Advocacy Intern
Location: Boston, MA

Organization: Urban Land Institute
Position: 2020 Summer Internship Opportunities
Location: Various locations

Organization: PennEnvironment
Position: PennEnvironment Intern
Location: Philadelphia & Pittsburgh, PA

Organization: Mighty Earth
Position: Intern
Location: D.C. Area, Other locations considered

Organization: Center for Biological Diversity
Position: Distributed Organizing Intern
Location: Asheville, NC

Organization: The Education Trust-West
Position: Education Trust-West Intern
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Organization: Green Corps 
Position: Development Internship
Location: Denver, CO