Drawing Water Art and Science Interns
We are seeking three undergraduate interns interested in working at the boundary of art and science. The goal of the art and science collaboration is to demonstrate the beauty of the natural world and the scientific process; bridge communication and interest for varied groups of people; and encourage the next generation to link art and science to generate a richer and wider value system. We welcome applications from students coming from artistic and/or scientific backgrounds that are excited to work at this interface. First review of applications will begin March 13th. 

Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center Graduate Assistantship at UW-Madison
We are seeking applications for a Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (Midwest CASC) Graduate Assistantship for the 2023-24 academic year (Sept 2023-August 2024). Current or incoming UW-Madison Ph.D. or M.S. students pursuing research applicable to the mission of the Midwest CASC are eligible for consideration. These assistantships typically will be for one year and include tuition. Students who are interested in working with state, federal, non-governmental, and tribal natural resource managers to create actionable science are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is part of the USGS Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (Midwest CASC) consortium. The mission of the Midwest CASC is to advance adaptation science and practice needed to address climate change threats to natural and cultural resources of the Midwest region. The Midwest CASC provides opportunities for research to support climate adaptation decision-making, training related to climate adaptation, researcher-stakeholder networking, and community engagement. To learn more about the Midwest CASC and currently funded projects, please visit the USGS Midwest CASC website. Deadline is April 1, 2023

Summer 2023 Field Season Hiring (Undergraduates): See position descriptions below. Priority consideration deadline Feb 15, 2023. Applications accepted until all positions are filled.

Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in summer 2023 or fall 2023 at an accredited college or university in the USA are eligible. UW-Madison students would be given priority.  Students who graduated in spring 2023 will NOT be eligible for student hourly positions for the summer of 2023.

LimnoLaunch 2023: Madison (May 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2023) & Trout Lake Station (May 24, 25 & 26)
Required for most positions listed below. Designed to 1) break down barriers for anyone with little-to-no experience doing scientific field work and gain more broad experience than on individual projects; and 2) build a better sense of community amo0ng everyone doing research on our lakes in the summer.

  • Cascade Project Storm Technician – Filled
  • Fish Ecology Field & Laboratory Assistant – Pelagic Food Web – Filled
  • Fish Ecology Field & Laboratory Assistant – Bright Spots – Filled
  • Lake Phenology Intern at Trout Lake Station – Filled
  • LTER Base Crew – Southern Lakes
  • LTER Base Crew – Trout Lake Station – Filled
  • Pond Nutrient Cycling Research Technician – Filled
  • Research Assistant – Bog Microbial Ecology – Filled
  • Science Communication Intern- Hasler Lab, Madison – Filled
  • Science Communication Intern – Trout Lake Station – Filled
  • SCUBA Field Research Assistant – Filled
  • Seepage Lake Water Quality Field & Laboratory Assistant – Filled
  • Wild Rice Intern at Trout Lake Station – Filled

Working at Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction – Video

UW-Madison is committed to providing opportunities to people from all backgrounds to help create a welcoming, empowered, and inclusive community. UW-Madison encourages women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.


“Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background—people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.”