• Employment Opportunities

    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.

    Current Openings

    2024 Summer Internships

    We are offering three internship opportunities for the summer of 2024 (June 11th- August 16th) based out of our offices in White River Junction VT. Interns will be paid $15 an hour and housing will be provided. The internship application period will close at 5 pm EST on February 29th. Applicants can apply to more than one internship. Click the links below to learn more about each internship.

    VCE Perennial Summer Internship

    Alexander Dickey Conservation Internship

    Future Ecologists Internship

    You can read reflections from two of our 2023 interns here.

    Community Science Postdoctoral Fellowship 

    VCE is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to work with our science team in applying innovative approaches to analyzing community sourced datasets. This is a one year position with the potential to extend for a second year. For the full position description click HERE. The application period for this position will close at 5 pm EST on February 29th. To view questions asked during our informational webinars click HERE.

    Development Assistant

    VCE seeks an organized and detail-oriented development assistant to fill a key role in our growing philanthropy program. Responsibilities include managing our constituent database, entering and acknowledging gifts and pledges, and supporting fundraising appeals. Experience with Little Green Light or similar fundraising platform strongly preferred. Applications for this in-person position will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, read the complete job posting and job description.

    Community Science Coordinator

    VCE is looking to add an enthusiastic Community Science coordinator to our team. Responsibilities include recruiting and coordinating VCE community scientists, training members of the public to participate in community science, and sharing VCE’s science with a general audience through written content and presentations. Experience coordinating volunteers, effective communication skills, enthusiasm for nature, and a diverse set of identification skills are strongly preferred. Application review will begin on April 1st and continue until filled. For more information, read the complete job posting and job description.

    Perennial Opportunities

    Summer Internships

    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, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) offers our Future Ecologists internship intended to create opportunities for students underrepresented in the field of ecology. We encourage students who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color to apply as well as those who can demonstrate how they add diversity to the field of ecology beyond race. This internship provides an opportunity for two aspiring ecologists to join VCE in several research and conservation initiatives each summer.

    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/.

    Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Researchers

    Please contact VCE’s Director of Conservation Science Ryan Rebozo () for information about opportunities for grad students and post-docs.