August 23, 2018

Academic Year Opportunities

Research Assistants –

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 interdisciplinary projects that span and intersect biophysical, social, economic, cultural, and policy topics. Students typically work 3-8 hours/week remotely and are paid ($15.75/hour) while completing projects during September/Oct-May from New Haven. Student meet regularly with UHPSI staff and remotely with western partners.

How to apply: 

  1. View the list of paid jobs and projects available for the 2022-2023 academic year, which is COMING SOON. You can submit one application and have it considered more than 1 project, but the same student will not work on more than 1 project during the year.
  2. Please submit 1 PDF document via email to by 11:59pm September 11, 2022. In the 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:

Land Stewardship and Management Immersion Field Trip – Coming Spring 2024!

UHPSI at Yale School of the Environment partners with Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Oklahoma to offer Yale students participation in a 4- day field-based, land management trip. The field trip may take place during March 2024. Noble’s Land Stewardship team is skilled in regenerative ranching, prescribed burn implementation, landowner engagement, range and wildlife management.


– Ranch Tours
– Prescribed burns
– Plan and implement grazing strategies and assess impact
– Learn about ranch ecosystem processes and soil health indicators