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Environmental Science Field Intern

Job Description:

The goal of the internship is to give an undergraduate student exposure to working in the field and doing insect surveillance. The environmental science intern will work with the field manager to perform larval mosquito field work in Davis County. Is expected to learn about and apply integrated mosquito management (IMM) in their work. Will gain a working knowledge of the mosquito life cycle and the larval habitats in Davis County. Will spend the day in the field monitoring potential mosquito habitat sources. Will be required to work with the lab manager on a specified mosquito related research project.

Basic Duties:
  • Inspect designated mosquito breeding locations.
  • Treats mosquito locations as necessary.
  • Records treatments and maintains accurate records.
  • Standard “housekeeping” tasks on equipment and facility, and simple equipment maintenance.
  • Assist in calibration of various pieces of spray equipment as needed.
  • Completion of a research project.

Applicants should be a current undergraduate student working on completing their degree in a biological field or related field. With a desire to improve on their laboratory skills and gain practical experience. Along with having the following qualifications:

  • Have a valid Utah driver’s license.
  • Obtain a non-commercial pesticide applicators license from the Utah Department of Agriculture.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to details.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Job Duration:

Early May through August, 40 hours/week, Monday to Thursday, 6 am to 4 pm. Some evening and Friday work may be required.

Work Environment:

This role requires you to be able to work in the field environment, where you will be exposed to all types of weather conditions and varied habitat environments. There is a high chance of exposure to mosquitoes and allergens.

Internship Application:

Please download and complete the job application and email it to

Internship Application