Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Harvard Forest-Harvard University Petersham, Massachusetts
Deadline Feb 01, 2019
Job Type Internship

Explore Harvard's 4000-acre outdoor laboratory and classroom in Petersham MA.

May 27 to August 9, 2019

11 weeks of mentored research for undergraduates in topics including:

  • Forest Carbon Dynamics in Air & Soils
  • Ecosystem Transformation:  Invasive Species Impacts
  • Advancing Conservation in the CT River Valley
  • Computer Science Solutions for Big Data
  • Remote Sensing of Changing Forest Canopies
  • Tree Ring Analysis: Telling Climate Stories

$5775 stipend plus excellent room and board


  • The Harvard Forest Summer Program is open to undergraduates or recently graduated students from all institutions.
  • Significant past experience in ecological research is NOT required - only an enthusiasm to learn.
  • Some projects might require students to have completed coursework in ecology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, or statistics.
  • Most positions are for US Citizens or Resident Aliens. See FAQfor details.


Apply online by strict deadline of 2/1/19 through our website exclusively.

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