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Field Biologist Intern

Supervisor:   Nathan Johnson, Public Lands Director

Time Commitment: 10 hours minimum per week

Schedule: Flexible 10-12 weeks, summer 2018

Location:   Columbus, Ohio or SE Ohio


The Summer Field Biologist intern will assist with biological surveys and documentation. Potential work could include the following duties:

  • Conduct field surveys in public lands
  • Identify rare, threatened, and endangered species (flora, especially)
  • Write reports on findings
  • Work with other interns and departments

This internship is a volunteer, unpaid position.


  • Interest in public lands
  • Strong plant identification skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently to SE Ohio
  • Willingness and ability to travel over rugged terrain
  • Self-motivated and flexible 
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of GIS and GPS location tagging preferred

About the OEC

The Ohio Environmental Council is the state’s most comprehensive, effective and respected environmental advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Ohio. Our experts work daily to restore, protect, and strengthen the quality of life for families and communities — from the air we breathe and the water we drink to the food we eat and natural resources we enjoy. Find out more at

The OEC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

The OEC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to with the subject of “Field Biologist internship application.” This application will close March 30,2018.