August 23, 2018

Academic Year Opportunities


Research Assistants 

APPLICATIONS CLOSED FOR 2021-2022, check back at end of August 2022

Research Assistant Program: A partner-driven project that matches students with western leaders in need of conservation assistance in order to develop practical solutions.

Students work in pairs to tackle interdisciplinary projects that span and intersect biophysical, social, economic, cultural, and policy topics. Students typically work 3-8 hours/week remotely and are paid ($15.15/hour) while completing projects during September/Oct-May from New Haven. Student meet regularly with UHPSI staff and remotely with western partners.

How to apply: 

  1. View the list of paid jobs and projects available for the 2021-2022 academic year located here. We have two projects available for this year. You can submit one application and have it considered for both projects, but the same student will not work on more than 1 project during the year.
  2. Please submit 1 PDF document via email to Michelle.downey@yale.edu by 11:59pm September 12, 2021. Applications will accepted on a rolling basis. In PDF, please include:

Please review student expectations in order to give you an idea of commitments and what is expected of every research assistant.

More information about the program can be found at the links below:


Land Stewardship and Management Immersion Field Trip

INFO COMING SOON – Fall 2021!

UHPSI at Yale partnered with Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Oklahoma to offer students participation in a 4- day field-based, field trip. Trip will take place during spring break. Noble’s Land Stewardship team is skilled in prescribed burn implementation, landowner engagement, range and wildlife management, and conservation practices. Students carry out several prescribed burns in grass- and shrub lands while learning learn how Noble successfully engages with landowners in implement conservation tools such as grazing, brush/habitat management, fire, and hunting to manage land in Texas and Oklahoma.