August 23, 2018

2018-19 Academic Year Opportunities

Student Research Assistantships- NOW HIRING!

UHPSI is hiring graduate and undergraduate students to work as research assistants during the next academic year (September 2019 – May 2020). Student research assistants are paired up with a western partner in need of help on a western land or water project, and UHPSI staff provide supervision and mentorship to the students while they work to complete a conservation deliverable for the partner. Students typically work 3-5 hours/week (paid position) during September-May to complete the deliverable or research for the partner(s). All student work is done remotely. This experience allows western partners to further their work while providing students with a learning experience. To see examples of projects completed last year please visit our website.

Projects Available Currently

A list of projects that are available for students to apply to work on is located here. Other projects may be added prior to Sept. 6 so please be sure to check back. 

How to Apply

Student applications are due Thursday, September 12th 2019. Applications should include a resume (2 page maximum) and a cover letter (1.5 page maximum). In the cover letter briefly mention which project(s) you are interested in working on (by title or project letter association in list) and rank them in order of preference if you are applying to several. In your cover letter please share with us your career goals, why you want to be a UHPSI research assistant, and highlight experiences/skills/traits that you feel have equipped you to be a successful research assistant with UHPSI. Please send applications to as 1 pdf with this naming convention; LastName_FirstName_App. Students may be required to interview for positions during mid-September.


Students, please see the answers to these frequently asked questions.

If you have additional questions, please contact Michelle Downey (office hours here).