Student Internships

Port Angeles, WA

The Elwha River Restoration Project offers students an opportunity to participate in hands-on restoration and monitoring activities on the largest dam removal and restoration project in the United States to date. Restoration ecology is a growing field worldwide, and pairing on-the-ground experience with rigorous academic study is essential for students who are interested in entering this and other related fields. Working directly with experienced horticulturists, botanists and ecologists, students gain a deeper understanding of the everyday decisions and work that go into river restoration efforts and applied research in the environmental/ecological fields. Apply online at the Elwha Internship page.

REP Internships

Improve the health and beauty of the MHC campus

Restoration Ecology Program interns have been a vital part of bringing restoration projects to fruition on the MHC campus from the program's inception. Summer interns apply a range of data collection techniques to monitor baseline and post-restoration data and help characterize changes in critical variables like vegetation, species diversity, soil biogeochemistry, soil microbial properties, water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions. Interns also carry out site maintenance, including invasive species control, planting native species, and monitoring wildlife cameras. In the lab, interns learn to process and analyze samples, synthesize findings, and write-up results. REP interns have also participated in REP outreach and education efforts by hosting a booth at the South Hadley Farmer's Market and helping to lead the Restoration Ecology Summer Scholars Program for high school girls.