The National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network is providing internship opportunities to assist with data management and data quality control.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Interns will work with National Park Service scientists who have collected natural resources data. The tasks include entering data into relational databases and cross-checking for errors. A variety of natural resource data sets will be encountered, including long-term monitoring of birds, amphibians, bats, and environmental contaminants at national parks across the upper Midwest.

Interns will learn the importance of good data management procedures and how data is collected, processed, and certified prior to analysis and publication or release to the public. These are data management practices that all natural resource professionals should fully understand and embrace. The opportunity will put the student in touch with science professionals and will add a valuable experience to their resume.

Please note: You will be required to pass a federal background check for this position.

Organization Details

National Park Service: Great Lakes Network Office 2800 Lake Shore Dr. East, Suite D Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 Website

How to Apply

Send a resume, letter of interest, and transcripts (unofficial transcript is fine) to Suzanne Sanders, ecologist with the National Park Service.

Once materials have been reviewed, the intern will be contacted regarding filling out the National Park Service Volunteer Agreement, the Dept. of Interior Non-Disclosure Agreement, paperwork to start the federal background check and ID card process, and scheduling.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2019


Suzanne Sanders