Forest Landscape Ecology intern (paid) at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is seeking a Forest Landscape Ecology intern to start on or around October 15, 2012. The Lab specializes in the application of ecological modeling, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS) to conservation problems. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr. Jonathan Thompson assisting with several aspects of his ongoing research (forest landscape simulations, conservation assessments, valuation of ecosystem services etc ), which are jointly b
ased at SCBI and Harvard Forest. The intern will also be expected to help with general tasks in the Lab.
Preference will be given to applicants that have experience using GIS software, remote sensing software, and/or R-statistical software. Most importantly, the applicant should be interested in forest ecosystems, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, and must be willing to learn how to use esoteric software. The ideal candidate will be considering a graduate program in Forest Landscape Ecology.
The internship includes a stipend ($1000/month) and housing with other SCBI Interns.
Send a letter of interest, resume to Dr. Jonathan Thompson at: email@example.com. Please include the words "Internship Application" in the subject line of your email. Resume should include contact information for 3 professional references. Include potential start date and the time period you are available for the internship in your letter.
SCBI is a rural campus located at the north entrance of the Shenandoah National Park about 60 miles west of Washington, D.C., in the hills outside of Front Royal, VA. In meeting the Smithsonian Institution's mandate, SCBI increases knowledge through investigations of threatened species, habitats, and communities, and disseminates knowledge through advanced studies, professional training, and public outreach.