Spend Your Summer Doing Freshwater Research, Art, Science Communication (Or All Three)!

Attention undergrads! It’s still February and there’s an ice storm in the forecast, which means it’s a great time to start thinking about how you’ll spend your summer. If a few months up in Wisconsin’s beautiful Northwoods at our research station on Trout Lake sounds good to you, or if you would rather stay here in Madison and spend your days out on the water, then you came to the right place!

We are currently accepting applications for:

Research Assistants

If you think a career in the sciences is in your future (or if you want to explore that possibility) there is no better way to get experience than spending a summer with us. Our undergraduate research assistants work with CFL staff and graduate students as they get hands-on experience in the field and in the lab. Whether you’re interested in fish ecology, water quality or the more technical aspects of engineering scientific sampling equipment, we’ve got a job for you.

Read through our job descriptions here.

Science Communication Intern

Love science, but find that you’re more interested in engaging audiences and telling stories about the world around us? Work with Center for Limnology outreach and communications professionals and join your fellow students as they head out in the field to come up with new and innovative ways to share the science we do with broader audiences. The summer science communication intern will write press releases, CFL blog posts and work with local media and station scientists to coordinate our annual open house. This is a great way to build your scicomm skillset while being immersed in a scientific field station.

Here’s the listing for the scicomm fellowship. 

Student Artists

If you are an artist interested in better understanding our natural world, creating new ways to interpret ecological and freshwater research and working at the boundary of art and science, then look no further! Trout Lake Station – thanks to a generous UW-Madison Baldwin Grant and partnerships with the  and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – is looking for THREE student artists for a summer-long paid internship. Each intern will be paired with both a scientific as well as an artistic mentor and work on projects aimed at creating community engagement and better awareness of our freshwater ecosystems, their struggles and their importance – through art!

Read more here.

The application deadline for the Student Art Internships is March 4 and is open to student artists age 18 and up.

The application deadline for student research assistants and the summer scicomm intern is March 14th and is open to any current freshmen, sophomore or junior undergraduates (students graduating Spring 2022 are ineligible).