Employment Opportunities

2024 Cedar Creek LTER Fall Internships and Technician Positions

Are you passionate about ecology and interested in working at one of the top ecological research stations in the world? Would firsthand experience in some of the world’s longest-running and best-known field experiments benefit you in your future career path? If so, Cedar Creek is the place for you!

The University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve is a world-renowned destination for long-term research and researchers. Science conducted onsite has shaped the way we think about ecosystems, biodiversity, land management, animal movement, global change, and many other topics. Our LTER research plays a critical role in advancing our understanding of how we are affecting the environment and how we might protect it.

A work experience at Cedar Creek positions you for an impactful career in ecology. Former interns have gone on to prestigious graduate programs and academic positions across the country, as well as jobs at private and public environmental agencies (including the Nature Conservancy, the United States Geological Survey, and the state Departments of Natural Resources). The experiences you gain as an intern will serve you regardless of where your path takes you.

Currently, Cedar Creek LTER is recruiting for fall research technicians.

On-site dormitory housing is available for rent for all positions at Cedar Creek.

LTER Community and Ecosystem Ecology Internships

The CDR LTER has several opportunities for students and recent undergraduates to work as plant community ecology interns. These positions can start as early as August and will run through the middle of November (weather dependent). If you are a newly graduated student with a background or interest in biology, ecology, environmental science, botany, environmental education, or related field we encourage you to apply.

For more information and to apply click here.

Downloadable application form can be found here.

There is no deadline for applications, these positions will be filled as we receive applications. We encourage you to complete the application process as early as possible to ensure the best opportunity. 

Cedar Creek Code of Conduct

All people at Cedar Creek, including all researchers, students, employees, and visitors, are expected to treat each other in a respectful and professional manner. Read the Cedar Creek Code of Conduct.