The National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network is providing volunteer and internship opportunities to assist with data management and data quality control. Volunteers/interns will work with National Park Service scientists who have collected the data.

This experience is available for a 1-credit internship (3 hours/week or 45 hours total over the course of the semester).

Responsibilities and Qualifications

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.

Volunteers/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 individual 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 Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 Website

How to Apply

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

Application Deadline: November 30, 2018


Suzanne Sanders