Opportunities for Summer 2021 Open in Early December

The Scientists in Parks (SIP) Program offers hundreds of opportunities each year. You will find a subset of those SIP positions posted here each December about opportunities that will be available for the following summer. Below is a list of the SIP Fellows Projects for Summer 2021 managed in partnership with the Ecological Society of America. Head back to the main SIP site to view a full list of all currently available opportunities to participate in the Scientists in Parks Program.

Here is a List of Past 2020 Summer Internships.

Understanding Cultural Resource Coastal Climate Vulnerabilities at Jean Lafitte NHP

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), Natchitoches, LA

Project Summary: Losing critical wetlands along Louisiana’s coast is resulting in the rapid and unprecedented destruction of archaeological sites and traditional cultural properties (TCPs). This investigation will document and examine the ways the cultural record is affected by coastal land loss and shall serve as a comparative analog for similar deltaic environments worldwide.

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Develop Species-Specific Management Strategies for Endangered Plants in Light of Changing Conditions

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (CHOH), Hagerstown, MD

Project Summary: Identify effective management techniques to protect and conserve endangered plant species in one of the most biodiverse areas of the national park system.  Collaborate with agency and non-profit partners to support populations under threat from changes in climate, hydrology, and surrounding development.

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Monitoring the Impacts of Everglades Restoration on Tree Island Archeological Sites

Everglades National Park (EVER), Homestead, FL

Project Summary: Study and model impacts of everglades restoration (increasing water flow into the everglades ecosystem) on tree island archeology sites. Develop monitoring protocols to track the long-term impacts of changing water levels on tree island archeological deposits.

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