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2015 Internships now available

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UW-NPS Research Center
Harold L. Bergman
Dept. 3166
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4227

The 2015 UW NPS Small Grants RFP is waiting for your application!

Research in Grand Teton

The Small Grant program here at UW NPS is a great way for graduate students to try their hand at in the field research.  The grants (up to $5,000) are designed to for a one season study. the RFP has suggestions from Grand Teton National Park or you can submit a topic of interest to you concerning the Greater Yellowstone Area.  The station is an ideal location for research in Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park or the Greater Yellowstone Area.  We have great (and reasonable) housing, Internet, a library and the chance to kibitz with other researchers in the area.  The view is pretty hard to beat as well.  

Click here for more information or email with questions.

Thanks for a great 2014 Season!

The crew (Callahan, Gordy, Kendal and Harold) take a well deserved break to pose for a pic before closing down the station.  They are looking forward to seeing the researcher migration of 2015.  New housing forms are ready!

The 2014

We have updated the Housing Request and are not accepting requests for the 2015 season  Download 2015 Housing Request

Grand Teton National Park

Summer Resources Internship Announcement 2015

(Two positions available)


Grand Teton National Park is looking for 2 interns for the 2015 season.  These positions are paid and receive free housing at the UW-NPS Research Station.  It is a great way to learn more about the National Park Service and the location is hard to beat.  for more information click here!   (1) Museum intern:  Grand Teton’s museum collection contains an array of natural and cultural history specimens, from historic furniture and photographs to an extensive herbarium collection and a large and growing archives. A major focus of recent museum work has been on the David T. Vernon Collection of American Indian Art and Artifacts. Much of the information regarding how and from whom Mr. Vernon collected these items remains a mystery waiting to be solved. Recent investigations in the park and Rockefeller family archives revealed information previously unknown to park managers, indicating that the Rockefellers may have supplemented the Vernon collection with items from another source. More research is needed to ascertain provenance on these items and to compile a detailed history of how the David T. Vernon collection landed in the hands of the National Park Service. The park seeks an intern to:

•     research and document the history of the Vernon collection, including writing a concise detailed history of its acquisition

•     update the park's museum database in the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) to reflect research results, and

•     assist with rotation of Vernon Collection items currently on exhibit, including assisting with the determination of items new exhibit items and draft exhibit labels.


The museum intern should have a background in museum studies and/or anthropology, ethnology, or American Indian studies.


(2)  Geology/glacier intern: The Teton Range geology is a primary feature viewed at a distance by park visitors, but more immediately accessed by thousands of hikers and climbers each summer. The park seeks an intern to:

  • identify areas showing potential for geologic instability (rock falls, landslides) from high-resolution LiDAR/ topographic data
  • overlay those areas with previous areas identified by recent research, as well as camping zone areas and other high-visitor use areas
  • prepare presentation materials interpreting all data and information for park management, highlighting areas of special concern, and suggesting possible solutions to educate visitors and lessen risks to backcountry users, and
  • assist in glacier monitoring, including coordinating field trips and personnel, organizing equipment, and managing all field data, following established North Cascades glacier monitoring protocols.


The geologic intern should be a high-level undergraduate student or graduate student with a background in geology, hydrology, glaciology, or related fields with additional background in GIS, remote sensing, and relational databases and the ability to manage spatial data. The intern should also possess a high level of backcountry skills, including a high degree of safety awareness and the ability to lead and work with field teams in extreme conditions.


The Boyd Evison Graduate Fellowship for Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 2015 call for applications is February 13, 2015.  

The Grand Teton Association offers a fellowship of up to $10,000/project for graduate studies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, and surrounding lands. Emphasis areas are lesser-known ecosystem elements such as air and water; geologic or other processes; plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fungi; natural soundscapes; and social science related to public understanding of natural resources use or management. 


Graduate students pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree are invited to submit proposals to be judged on the following:

  • The value of information to be gained by the scientific community and by land or resource managers
  • The clarity of problem definition and uniqueness of the proposed approach
  • Technical soundness (provide sufficient study design detail and references to allow for a technical evaluation)
  • Qualifications of the student and their major advisor/institution, and
  • Completeness of proposal--Present a budget clearly indicating the total cost of the study and the percent of support provided by this fellowship compared to other sources of support.


We encourage proposals that cover a major portion of studies which are new or only recently began but are not fully funded. Projects may extend over several seasons, and must comply with appropriate agency regulations and permits (separately administered from this fellowship.) Seasonal summer housing may be available at the UWNPS Research Center in Grand Teton NP--if desired, project budgets should include housing costs at $25/night and housing should be requested separately ( Students are expected to provide a comprehensive technical report or publication and one or more educational products to facilitate information transfer beyond the scientific audience, such as a presentation to site managers, the public, or a non-technical article.

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