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Biological Sciences Internship, Fellowship & Job Board

Welcome to the JOB BOARD! 

The Biology Office frequently receives notices of internships, fellowships, and employment positions that may be of interest to our students at the graduate and undergraduate level.  We will post all notices here as they become available. If you would like to share a notice on this board, please send the information to

Another place to look is on the Wildcat Career Network database.  You can search the database for current opportunities, as well as post your resume.  A guide has been included on their webpage to assist you in uploading your documents.



U.S. Geological Survey Field Technician

Closing Date:  1/28/15

GG-404-5 Field Technician  Salary:  $15.15 per hour

Vacancy #:  SRFS-15-003

Duration of job: May 18, 2015 through approx. August 22, 2015
Type of appointment: Temporary - Fulltime, with possible periods of PT or Intermittent work.
Duty Station: Creston, WA. 

Must have 9 months of field survey experience OR 3 years Sub-professional work OR 3 years of college with courses related to the field of work plus 3 months of field or lab experience. In addition, incumbents must have at least 1 month experience in sampling plant communities, and ideal candidate will be familiar with plant species in sagebrush ecosystems. Candidates without 1 months experience sampling and identifying plant species will not be considered.

Application Information


US Geological Survey Field Technicians

Closing Date:  1/28/15

GG-404-6 Field Technicians   Salary: $16.89 per hour 

Vacancy # SRFS-15-004

Duration of job: May 18, 2015 through approx. August 22, 2015

Type of appointment: Temporary - Fulltime, with possible periods of PT or Intermittent work.
Duty Station: Creston, WA. 

Must have 1 year and 9 months of field survey experience OR 4 years of sub-professional work experience OR 4 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (equivalent to 120 semester/180 quarter hrs) plus 3 months of lab or field work experience.  In addition, incumbents must have at least 3 months experience in sampling plant communities, and ideal candidate will have experience working in sagebrush ecosystems. Candidates without 3 months experience sampling and identifying plant species will not be considered.

Application Information

Department of Fish and Wildlife Scientific Technician I

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill four (4) full time, non-permanent, Scientific Technician 1 seasonal field positions located in the Habitat Program. The duty station is in the Natural Resources Building, Olympia, Thurston County.

Position Duration:  4.5 months (with possible extension pending funding up to 8 months)

Anticipated start date:  February 16 2015, through June 30 2015. The workweek will be Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to approximately 5:00 PM.

Location:  While the duty station is in Olympia, fieldwork occurs throughout the Chehalis River Basin and employees can expect to spend approximately 100% of their time in the field (4 days/week) returning daily to Olympia.

These seasonal (non-permanent) positions support field research surveying for stream-associated salamanders in the upper Chehalis River Basin, and surveying off-channel wetlands in the Chehalis River floodplain for both fish (native and nonnative) and amphibians. The sampling is a segment of a Dam Impacts Study that will document what species are present in current riparian areas and floodplain that will be inundated if a dam was constructed and what species of fish and amphibians in off-channel wetlands may be affected by reduced flows downstream from such a dam.

Please see the attached job bulletin for more details and how to apply.


Natural Areas Manager -- NR Specialist 3

Recruitment # 2014-11-6178-10669

SALARY RANGE:            $3,549 – $4,653 per month
TYPE OF POSITION:       Permanent, Full-time.   This position is represented by WFSE.

Important Note:   Once appointed to this position the incumbent will be required to pay union dues or other representation fees within the first 30 days of employment.

LOCATION:                      Ellensburg, Washington

CLOSES:                          OPEN UNTIL FILLED - First review December 5, 2014
Note: It is to your advantage to submit your materials sooner than later. (Optional wording: recruitment may close at any time without prior notification)


To be considered you must apply online at
Carefully review your application materials before submitting.
You may not reapply for this posting for 30 days.
Complete the Supplemental Questions.


Under the direction of the State Lands Assistant Region Manager, the Natural Areas Manager provides expertise on all aspects of natural areas management within SE Region, including management planning, education, public outreach and project management. Other duties include but are not limited to:

Coordinates the activities of the Natural Areas and Special Lands Acquisitions programs, contractors, volunteers and other state agencies and environmental organizations for implementation of the Natural Areas program

Consults with the Natural Heritage Program scientists and staff to identify management concerns

Provides expertise on Natural Areas policies, associated legislation, and procedures to the public, department staff, tribes and local governments

Researches and analyzes laws, policies, and management specifications for capital projects

In consultation with Region Management and the Division Natural Areas Ecologist, formulates long-range program and natural area management objectives for the Natural Areas program

Directs or implements program activities in the field (volunteers, WCC crews, seasonal fire crews, etc.).

Coordinates with Region and Division staff to develop, write and implement science-based, operational management plans.

Develops and tracks budgets and provides oversight for capital projects to ensure full implementation and completion.

Bachelor’s degree in environmental or land use planning, natural resource management, conservation biology, geography, or closely related field
Two years of experience managing lands set aside for conservation purposes
Experience interpreting land use planning laws and regulations
Proficient computer skills including the Microsoft suite of spreadsheets and word processing applications
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in public relations and the principles of negotiation
Experience forming collaborative partnerships, finding workable solutions, and negotiating agreements with diverse stakeholders
Experience translating scientific information for diverse audiences
Experience managing multiple projects and priorities and a complex budget

Working experience managing volunteers
Skills utilizing GIS mapping software
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Experience developing public outreach materials
Experience developing, writing and managing grants
Basic knowledge of laws, policies, and practices related to Department programs associated with Natural Areas management


This position requires driving as an essential function.  Employees, who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately-owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license as defined in policy PO02-006 and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements.
Must pass Criminal Justice Records Check
Ability to work alone in undeveloped, remote, forested, or back-country landscapes and terrains
The incumbent in this position is required to travel.
This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position.
Supplemental Information:  see

WSDA Pest Biologist 1

Closing Date:  December 18, 2014

The position for a Pest Biologist 1 has been posted to .  This is a full-time non-permanent position within Plant Protection – Pest Program.  This position is located in Olympia, WA.    Link to the announcement:  
Coastal Spartina Coordinator (Pest Biologist 1) - Plant Protection - Pest Program


Emergency Medicine Scribe Systems is currently seeking energetic, organized Medical Scribes to help doctors with medical charting in the emergency department. Previous experience as a scribe is not required. This position will support Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.  Please see the flyer for more information.

This is a great opportunity for students who are currently interested in pursuing a career within the medical field by providing hospital experience and exposure while being compensated. Please see to formally apply. 


Environmental and Conservation Internship

Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served.  Depending on the duties of the specific internship, Environmental and Conservation interns can expect to:

• learn about electric utility environmental issues, such as tracking, reporting on and handling of greenhouse gases, system operations and field techniques for fish protection, and the use of GPS and GIS systems.
• utilize interview and writing skills in support of utility environmental programs.
• work on ongoing projects with industry professionals to gain "real-world" experience.
• assist in field studies and gain experience in data acquisition, summarizing data collected from field collections, applying statistical analysis, and producing tables and graphs.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

NOYCE SMART Internship  (CWU)

NOYCE SMART (Science and Mathematics Alliance for the Retention of Teachers) Affiliate Program.  Funded by the National Science Foundation, the NOYCE SMART Affiliate Program is open to freshman, sophomores and community college students majoring in science or mathematics interested in exploring a career teaching middle or high school.  Please see the flyer for more information and contact the CWU Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education [CESME].

D.O.E. Environmental Technician Project Specialist

-- TWO Positions Available --

Opening Date/Time: Mon. 08/04/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time 

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $2,212.00 - $2,855.00 Monthly
$26,544.00 - $34,260.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent
Location: Chelan County – Wenatchee, Washington
Department: Dept. of Ecology

Job Description:


Opening Date/Time: Thu. 09/11/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $2,212.00 - $2,855.00 Monthly
$26,544.00 - $34,260.00 Annually
Job Type: Project (limited duration)
Location: Spokane County – Spokane, Washington
Department: Dept. of Ecology

Job Description:

Pacific Northwest National Library Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship

Applications for Spring 2015.  Deadline:  10/07/1

Ten week summer and 16 week semester paid internships in science, mathematics and engineering.  Work on research projects specific to your career goals.

See PNNL Flyer for more info.  Apply at

Applications Developer

Location:  Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Portland, Oregon. 

Closing Date:  Sept. 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

Job Description and Application Information 

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) has an opening for an Applications Developer (a background in Fisheries Science, Environmental or Aquatic Biology, Zoology, etc is a plus). 

City of Yakima--Laboratory Technician


Opening Date:  8/20/14

Closing Date:  9/12/14 at 12:00pm

Under general supervision, performs and evaulates a variety of chemical tests of various stages in the purification and treatment of water and wastewater.

For more information, please see: