Island Conservation Science Research

Nature of Research/Program Description: 

Island Conservation (IC) is a Santa Cruz-based international non-profit with offices in Chile, Ecuador, Australia, Canada and the Bahamas. IC has a staff of 36 employees and is growing. The mission of Island Conservation is to prevent extinctions by removing invasive vertebrate species from islands. Undergraduates assist with a wide range of research projects, including many that involve spatial analysis, such as providing spatial support towards developing a geospatial database that includes islands, threatened species, and invasive vertebrates.  Field work is not a component of these projects.

The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and globally recognized conservation organization that is changing the world through the protection and restoration of island species populations. We feature an office co-located with the Long Marine Laboratory in Santa Cruz on the bluffs overlooking Monterey Bay. Most importantly, you will be part of one of the most passionate, motivated, and effective teams in the NGO sector.

Keywords: Conservation; Invasive species; Islands; Science; off-campus; Long Marine Lab; summer; fall quarter; winter quarter; spring quarter

Contact: Nick Holmes

Location Details: 
Long Marine Lab
Targeted Students: 
Students with an interest in and knowledge of wildlife and environmental studies and who have experience in Esri, Access, and data analysis.
Program Time Period: 
Academic Year
All Year
Academic Credit
Academic credit can be arranged. Compensation is position dependent.
Application Deadline: 
Contact the program for more information.
Year Began: 
Erin Hagen
Contact Title: 
Director of Science
Contact Email:
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