Sageland Collaboratine

Field Ecology Internship

Position Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 7, 2022
  • Anticipated Start Date: late April/ early May
  • Anticipated End Date: August
  • Hours/Week:  25-30 hours/week
  • Work Schedule: Varies
  • Work Location: Fieldwork, remote, office
  • Compensation from host organization: none

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • Junior or Senior status
  • Biology major or participation in a natural resource program of study

Additional Desired Skills Set by the Employer:

  • Willingness to work in backcountry settings and deal with terrain challenges such as off-trail hiking and crossing creeks.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in variable conditions (cold, heat, snow rain, mosquitoes, flies, )
  • Willingness to engage in discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Reliability, timeliness, and dedication to work tasks
  • Ability to work and collaborate with a team
  • Ability to problem solve on-the-fly
  • Valid driver’s license
  • This position is based out of the Salt Lake City area. Applicants may be asked to use their personal vehicle for fieldwork and will be reimbursed by Sageland Collaborative at 58/mile.


Sageland Collaborative (Previously Wild Utah Project) has established itself over the past 25 years as a leading source of conservation science in Utah and surrounding regions. Our mission is to provide science-based strategies for wildlife and land conservation. We focus on promoting habitat connectivity, protecting species in conservation need, and restoring vital habitat. We work toward these goals by applying objective conservation science, establishing strategic partnerships, and facilitating community engagement.

We are seeking to hire a summer field intern to support several conservation projects, primarily our amphibian habitat assessment project. The Intern will be responsible for assisting in ecological data collection, which includes amphibians and habitat conditions. The Intern may also provide support with data entry, literature reviews, coordinating with volunteers, and document production.

This position will involve both remote office work and working outdoors Candidates would need to be based out of Salt Lake City, Utah area. A social distancing protocol will be utilized to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection/spread.

What you will practice and learn:

  • How to gather ecological data in the field
  • Identification of amphibians and their habitat characteristics in the Intermountain West
  • Microsoft Word and Excel

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