Student Opportunities


Thinking About Graduate School? Read this Document

A list of some currently funded graduate opportunities. Also, I suggest joining e-mail list serves in your area of interest. See below.

Excellent Portals for Summer / Post-grad Job Opportunities:

(FYI, many post-college jobs don’t get posted to these databases till March/April)

Interpretative, Management, and Field Technician Jobs in National Parks and Federal Lands:

Federal Environmental and Natural Resource-related Jobs (e.g., Forest Service, etc.)

NY State – Department of Environmental Conservation:

NYC – Department of Environmental Protection:

Ecology-related Field Technician Jobs:

Wildlife Ecology-related Field Technician Jobs:

Hydrology and Earth Science related Field Technician Jobs:

Tech-heavy Ecology-related Field Technician Jobs:

Summer Research Opportunities: 

(FYI, these external NSF REU and NASA options are VERY competitive, I suggest building up experience and credentials with an initial summer and/or semester of faculty-mentored research with a Marist faculty member – the two lower options)

-NSF REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates), and similar: Searchable national database:

-NASA Summer Programs: placements across the country

Marist faculty-mentored research

-Marist-student-only undergraduate research grants (research w/ Marist faculty): ~8-week cohort: ~$3000 to $5000 stipends

-Faculty mentored, self-developed summer research (externally funded): Polgar Grants, etc. – MANY OPTIONS! – setup a meeting with Dr. Z to learn about other grant options you could apply to to fund your own research interests – stipends ranging from ~$1500 to $8000 – the earlier you come to me with your interests, the better!

Internship Opportunities

-Huyck Preserve Summer Internships in the Catskills:

-visit Career Services on campus, you can search for local internships through their exclusive Marist-only database, FoxQuest:

-speak with Dr. Feldman in our department, he is the official internship coordinator for ENSC and is happy to help!