Undergraduate Summer Ecology Internship

March 3, 2023
This project explores the impacts of salt marsh “runnels” on community and ecosystem dynamics. Runnels are a novel adaptation tool to mitigate the effects of sea level rise on salt marsh plant die-offs, but the wider ecological ramifications of this geomorphological intervention are unknown. Outcomes of the work will inform ongoing ecological restoration projects and contribute to a wider body of ecological theory. This research is being conducted in partnership with the Buzzards Bay Collation and the Woodwell Climate Research Center, giving the intern an opportunity to explore both ecological nonprofits and non-academic research institutions.  
The candidate will be responsible for submitting funding proposals to internal Yale summer fellowship opportunities such as the Summer Environmental Fellowship. If fellowship funding is successfully acquired, on-site accommodations for fieldwork in New Bedford MA will likely be supported. The candidate must acquire their own housing for the summer in New Haven. Stipend is expected, though the total amount is contingent on Yale funding.
This internships is in partnership with Yale School of the Environment, Woodwell Climate Research, and Center Buzzards Bay Coalition.
Details here.