Restoration Ecology Apprentice

The Wilds, Cumberland, OH
Sep 28, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
Job Level
Entry level
Employment Type
Salary Type

The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world, offering diverse training programs for early career professionals.  Six month positions available starting September 5, 2017 and February 26th, 2018.  Schedule is typically M-F, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. No monetary compensation is offered; however, the position is ideal for acquiring practical career experience in conservation, natural resource management, land stewardship or ecological studies. 

Apprentices gain hands-on experience, participate vegetation and wildlife studies and receive field training on a variety of ecological studies in wetland, forest, stream & grassland habitats.  Apprentices will have the opportunity to develop their own independent research project involving field, lab, and/or computer modeling components.

  • Typical tasks: implementing habitat improvements and monitoring ecosystem recovery through invasive plant management, vegetation and wildlife surveys, environmental monitoring, photo point collection, data analysis and report writing.
  • Training: field methods (species identification, survey protocols, research methodology), GPS & GIS applications/map making, biological monitoring and application of land management and restoration techniques
  • Apprentices will conduct an independent scientific research project.

For more information, including potential projects, expectations, and how to apply, please visit:

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to the contact below.  Outline what you would hope to gain from the position and how your past experience makes you an ideal candidate.  All training programs at The Wilds are competitive and we value placing individuals in programs that suit their career goals. 

 Please send application materials to:

Dr. Rebecca Swab

Director of Restoration Ecology, The Wilds

14000 International Road, Cumberland, OH 43732  I  740.638.5030 ext. 2084