The U.S. Forest Service and The Wildlife Society are accepting applications for a research assistantship program for Alaska Native, First Nations, and Native American students. The program facilitates mentoring opportunities for scientists with the students and promotes student advancement and training for careers in natural resource and conservation-related fields.
Short-term assistantships are available for Native American students interested in wildlife and forest resources and excited to learn and work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers. Applicants must be a member of an American Indian or Alaska Native tribe, First Nations, or a Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or have some other indigenous identification, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program from an accredited academic institution. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, forestry or other closely related natural resource discipline is preferred. Students with Associates degrees from TCUs or other community colleges will be considered.
All application materials are due October 18, 2017. The application is available here.