The USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, is offering an internship for recent M.S. graduates to conduct eddy covariance and air quality measurements in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. The position is located in Fort Collins, CO. After the successful completion of the 24-week internship, the intern will be eligible for non-competitive direct-hire authority with the USFS, with the anticipated opportunity for a permanent GS-9/11 Ecologist position at RMRS in Fort Collins.
Research Internship on greenhouse gas fluxes from subtropical bioenergy crops
The successful intern will be supervised by Dr. Nuria Gomez-Casanovas (University of Illinois), Dr. Elena Blanc-Betes (University of Illinois), and Dr. Elizabeth Boughton (BIR). The intern will be exposed to research in biogeochemistry, crop and grassland ecology, and disturbance ecology (harvesting, grazing, fire, flooding). Primarily, the intern will work on a project investigating the environmental sustainability of sugarcane for biofuel production. This project is a collaborative effort between the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, University of Illinois) and Archbold’s BIR.