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Archbold Internship Program

In Ecological Research, Environmental Education, or Land Management at Archbold Biological Station or MacArthur Agroecology Research Center

Post-Baccalaureate, Graduate, or Undergraduate Levels

Conduct Independent Research or Train in Land Management or Education

Would you like an internship that offers the opportunity for you to be trained in a superb field station setting, to design your own independent project, and provide you with real-world experiences and challenges?

History and Successes of the Archbold Internship Program

Impacts and Evaluation of Internship Training

Internship Survey Form

Some Things You Should Know:

  • Interns receive a stipend, room, and board

  • Typically, interns spend 50% of their time working for the lab and 50% on an independent research project

  • Availability, duration and start date of internships varies among programs

  • Most internships run 6-12 months

  • Contact and apply directly to the program you are interested in (see list below)

  • Research materials are provided

  • You may be able to get credit from your home institution

  • You will be responsible for travel to Archbold/MAERC

  • Volunteer internships may also be available

Internship Opportunities are available by Contacting Specific Programs

Internship opportunities and training environment for specific programs can be found by following the links below:

Highlights of Our Internships

  • Living and working in a superb field station setting

  • Participating in a lively intellectual atmosphere with many scientists and interns

  • Designing and completing an independent research, education, or land management project

  • Benefitting from Archbold’s strong tradition of mentoring interns and helping to publish their results

  • Gaining relevant preparation for graduate school

  • Building critical skills (field methods, statistics, presentations, writing, project management, public education)

Lauren Sullivan
Archbold's Post-Baccalaureate Internship program is one of only a few programs in the United States that allows recent graduates to gain research experience before they commit to a graduate program. See "The Postbac: One or two years that make careers," in Science Careers, from the journal Science, (10 Aug. 2007), that features Lauren Sullivan, Archbold Plant Lab intern.
Lyndsey O’Polka, 2007 Education Undergraduate Intern from Clarion University, with Poser
Zachery Forsburg, Restoration/Herpetology Lab Graduate Intern from Shippensburg University