August 23, 2018

Academic Year Opportunities

Research Assistants and Speaker Coordinators

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW FOR 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR!

Research Assistant Program: A partner-driven project that matches students with western leaders in need of conservation assistance in order to develop practical solutions.

Students work in pairs to tackle a diversity of interdisciplinary projects that span and intersect biophysical, social, economic, cultural, and policy topics. Students typically work 3-5 hours/week remotely and are paid ($15/hour) while completing projects during September/Oct-May from New Haven.

How to apply: 

  1. View the complete list of paid jobs and projects available for the 2020-2021 academic year, please visit here. You can submit one application and have it considered for several of the projects, but the same student will not work on more than 1 project during the year.
  2. Please submit 1 PDF document via email to Michelle.downey@yale.edu by 11:59pm September 9, 2020. Michelle will confirm receipt. In PDF, please include:

Please review student expectations in order to give you an idea of commitments and what is expected of every research assistant.

More information about the program can be found at the links below:


Prescribed Fire and Landowner Engagement Field Trip

UHPSI at Yale F&ES partnered with Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Oklahoma to offer students participation in a 4-5 day field-based field trip. Trip usually takes place during early January or spring break. Noble’s Land Stewardship team is skilled in prescribed burn implementation, landowner engagement, range and wildlife management, and conservation practices. Students carry out several prescribed burns in grass- and shrub lands while learning learn how Noble successfully engages with landowners in implement conservation tools such as grazing, brush/habitat management, fire, and hunting to manage land in Texas and Oklahoma.