At VCE, we're proud of our passionate, dedicated, and inspired staff whose wide-ranging talents drive our mission. Please check back regularly for new job and internship opportunities. In addition to staff and intern positions, we also encourage graduate students and post-doctoral researchers to collaborate with our staff and programs.
There are no job or internship openings at this time.
Each year, VCE hosts a cohort of individuals early in their ecology careers to gain hands-on experience on research and conservation projects. Below are two of our annual internship opportunities. Application submission typically opens in the first quarter of each year, and positions begin in early summer. Keep an eye on our “current openings” for internship announcements.
Alexander Dickey Conservation Internship
The Alexander Dickey Conservation Internship was launched in 2016 in tribute to Alex’s legacy. Above all else, we seek to advance the career trajectories of promising young conservation biologists who are eager to grow and develop as professionals, who will apply the skills they gain in their internship to make a difference, and who express a personal connection to nature that reflects the solace and delight it offered to Alexander. Learn more about this program and Alex’s story.
Future Ecologist Internship
As ecologists, we know that both ecological communities and organizations are strongest and most
resilient when they are most diverse. However, we have much work to do to create and sustain diversity and equity in the field of ecology itself—one of the least diverse fields of science. As an organization that aims to “unite people and science for conservation,” we recognize that to advance that goal, we must create a culture that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusivity, and values dissenting opinions and rigorous examination within our own community. With those goals in mind, VCE launched our Future Ecologists internship for individuals who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color. This internship provides an opportunity for two aspiring ecologists to join VCE in several research and conservation initiatives each summer. We recognize that gaining experience in ecology can open many doors but that individuals who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color have been systematically denied equal opportunities to enter the field of ecology.
As a Future Ecologist intern, you will be immersed in our various research initiatives both in the field and at our office in White River Junction, VT. Detailed information about our current research projects can be found on our website: https://vtecostudies.org/projects/.