The Washington State Department of Transportation offers a unique, paid summer internship doing field work collecting and analyzing environmental data gathered from WSDOT wetland compensatory mitigation sites.
Interns use quantitative and qualitative monitoring methods to conduct vegetation surveys. They use statistical methods to evaluate quantitative data. The internship includes other activities such as evaluating soils, hydrology and wildlife, as time allows.
Besides being fun and fascinating, this kind of internship experience offers excellent hands-on experience to put on a resume as you grow in your science career. Interns in this program also earn college credit though a summer program at The Evergreen State College.
WSDOT employs numerous scientists in environmental analysis, ecology, marine biology and other roles related to transportation projects on Washington’s lands and waterways, so this could be a good start to a great career.
Applications for summer 2023 are due April 6.