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Scientists in Parks (SIP) Fellows

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Scientists in Parks Fellows provides paid summer opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students to work on priority management issues in a National Park.

Scientists in Parks Fellows projects vary widely in location, focus and complexity, affording opportunities for individuals with equally diverse levels of education, experience, and skill. All current projects and corresponding eligibility requirements may be found at

Benefits to becoming a Scientists in Parks Fellow:

- Full-time work at $500/wk for 11-12 weeks

- Project experience during your summer break

- Free or subsidized housing (in most cases, but not all)

- Employment with the Ecological Society of America

- Further development of practical skills

- Networking opportunities with NPS and DOI leaders

- Mentoring by a NPS supervisor

- Professional development through a workshop at the end of the summer

- Ability to earn a Direct Hire Authority upon successful completion.
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Participating Institution(s):
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Ecological Society of America (ESA) (Lead)
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. National Park Service

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
STEM Fields
Urban Planning & Design

Algae Blooms
Climate Change
Ecosystem Modeling
Environmental Management
Environmental Risk Assessment
Geospatial Modeling
Land Change Remote Sensing
Marine Science
Statistical Modelling
Wildlife Biology
Wildlife Management

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior

Page last updated 9/7/2021
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