Seasonal Staff and Interns

Each year IAE relies on seasonal staff and interns to support our Conservation Research and Habitat Restoration programs during the busy spring and summer months.

Habitat Restoration has a rare plant monitoring crew that conducts surveys of rare plants and nectar resources for threatened and endangered butterfly species. A seed collection crew collects for high priority restoration species, rare species, and for long-term conservation storage.

In cooperation with the Native Plant Society of Oregon, the Conservation Research department offers 12-16 week internships in order to provide field experience to individuals considering restoration ecology or conservation biology as a career. In addition, each year Conservation Research and Habitat Restoration both offer a 10 week internship to a high school student through the Saturday Academy for Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering.