Benefits to becoming a Scientists in Parks Fellow
- Full-time work at $640/wk for 11-12 weeks
- Project experience during your summer break
- Free or subsidized housing (in most cases, but not all)
- Employment with the Ecological Society of America
- Further development of practical skills
- Networking opportunities with NPS and DOI leaders
- Mentoring by an NPS supervisor
- Ability to earn a Direct Hire Authority upon successful completion
Am I eligible to be a Scientists in Parks Fellow?
Scientists in Parks Fellow projects have additional requirements regarding advanced skills, seasonal availability, and academic status. Applicants are highly encouraged to carefully read all eligibility requirements below and as stated in each of the individual project announcements to determine which project is right for you.
To be eligible for SIP Fellows, applicants must be:
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when a SIP Fellow. View our Covid Policy for details.
- U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident
- Enrolled as an upper-level undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate (Masters or PhD) student that will not graduate prior to finishing your position (check each project description to determine the estimated dates of completion)
- Applicant has already earned their undergraduate degree and is not currently enrolled, but has applied to attend graduate school beginning Fall 2022*
* In the event that you are selected for a position, proof of acceptance in the form of enrollment into a graduate program for Fall 2022 will be required before the position is awarded.
If you still have questions about your eligibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ecological Society of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Underrepresented minorities such as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+, low-income, first-generation college, and veteran students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Scientists in Parks projects vary widely in location, length, focus, and complexity, affording opportunities for individuals with equally diverse levels of education, experience, and skill. All current projects and corresponding eligibility requirements may be found at Scientistsinparks.com.