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  • Explore the many exciting facets of ecology and related fields.
  • Find timely opportunities, resources and tips for your career.
  • Connect with a pool of local and national professionals in a wide range of fields

EcologyPlus connects diverse college and graduate students and recent graduates with timely and relevant career opportunities and a community of peers and professionals in ecology and related careers across all sectors.

Led by the Ecological Society of America with 15 partners in the Washington DC – Baltimore region, the project provides opportunities to explore ecological and environmental careers over two years. Participants must be able to commit for two years.

This project is made possible with an award from the National Science Foundation.

Who Should Apply

EcologyPlus will offer mentoring with a local mentor and a member of the Ecological Society of America and/or partner societies via an online mentoring platform, career resources and tools, research and internship opportunities, peer and professional networking opportunities and a stipend.

  • Undergraduate students and graduate students ages 18 and above AND graduating in Fall 2019 or later
  • Recent graduates who received their degree (Bachelor’s, Masters or PhD) within the past three years)

Additional eligibility criteria are described below.

Benefits

All participants

  • Individualized Mentoring (beyond home institution)
  • Support for individual career development plan
  • Career fair
  • Networking with peers, near peers, and professionals
  • Skills and/or networking workshops
ADDITIONALLY

Undergraduate and graduate students

  • Annual stipend which can be used towards transportation to meetings, career activities, and professional meetings
    • Undergraduates $1,500 / year up to $3,000 over 2 years
    • Graduate Students $1,000 / year up to $2,000 over 2 years
  • Networking tour to regional nonprofits, agencies, or businesses

Undergraduates only

  • Summer research / Internship placement - paid or for course credit

Recent graduates

  • Annual stipend
    • $500 / year up to $1,000 over 2 years

Expectations

All Participants

  • Select and maintain active interaction with a local professional mentor and a mentor from ESA from anywhere across the world).
  • Attend career fair
  • Complete Individual Career Plan
  • Interact with mentor at least once a month
  • Participate in one full day networking tour of local organizations and agencies
  • Participate in two skills workshops per year
  • Complete all evaluations and requests for information in a timely manner
ADDITIONALLY

Undergraduates

  • Complete one research project or internship program of at least 8 weeks duration (either paid for with course credit)
  • Present at one scientific / professional conference

Graduate Students

  • Present at one scientific / professional conference

Recent Grads

  • Participate in five evening networking meetings over two years

Eligibility

  • Participants must be located within 50 miles of Washington DC
  • Participants must be US Citizens, permanent residents
  • Students must be enrolled in a US institution
  • Students who anticipate graduating in Fall 2019 or later
  • Recent graduates who are employed in an ecology-related field in any sector

Criteria for selection

  • Strong interest in environmental biology from any science discipline
  • Interest in environmental /ecology careers
  • Leadership potential
  • Commitment to completing all project expectations and evaluations for two years
  • Name of faculty adviser as a reference

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