LSAMP IINSPIRE Summer Research Intern 


  • Get dirty and gain hands-on experience performing research!
  • Contribute to ongoing research projects or submit project ideas of your own
  • Research ideas include monitoring populations of turtles and bats; telemetry studies of threatened species; native prairie and pollinator surveys; water quality and hydrology investigations; goat-grazing studies; and more…
  • Collect data and create a poster to communicate your results
  • Improve your skills reading and writing a scientific literature
  • Include your research experience on your resume
  • Qualifying students earn an hourly wage (See Requirements)
  • Internships are 12 weeks long and typically begin in late May
  • Scheduling is flexible; opportunities to begin earlier are available


The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an NSF-funded program designed to diversify the nation’s workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Nahant Marsh participates in the Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE), an alliance comprised of 16 colleges and universities in the Midwest that aims to increase students’ success by providing research opportunities.


All graduating high school seniors and current college students are welcome to participate. Students that satisfy the following requirements are eligible for compensation:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Minimum college GPA of 2.5 or high school GPA of 2.7
  • Major in a STEM discipline
  • Member of an underrepresented group, including Black or African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

Qualifying students will be compensated at $15.00 per hour and approximately 15-20 hours will be available weekly

For more information, including a full list of accepted institutions, visit the IINSPIRE website.


Deadline: April 1, 2021

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AmeriCorps Educator

Nahant Marsh is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a quarter-time, temporary AmeriCorps member. The position requires the successful completion of at least 450 hours (approximately 32-40 hours per week). The member will receive a monthly living allowance of approx. $1,260. Additionally, the member will receive a $1,638.98 Education Award will be rewarded upon completion of the term.

We are seeking a motivated, out-going person with a background in natural resources, biology, parks and recreation, or in community organizing, administration, or communications. The person must have strong communication skills and a desire to work with diverse groups of people. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain valuable experience in education and conservation.

Under general supervision of the Director of Education assist in planning, promoting, developing, and conducting interpretive and educational programs for the schools, public, and groups.

  • Develop and lead educational programs for the public that are hands-on and engaging.
  • Develop and implement educational curriculum for pre-K-5th grade that compliments the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Deliver education programs during field trips, outreach, summer camps, and public events.
  • Develop and implement educational programs around the children’s gardens that past AmeriCorps member have implemented to promote healthy nutrition.
  • Enhance and expand winter, summer, weekend, and afterschool educational opportunities for the public.
  • Develop hands-on STEM activities for a fair-style booth at various public events.
  • Promote programs and educational opportunities through social media and other media outlets.
  • Assist in the coordination of citizen science volunteer opportunities for youth, families, and general public.
  • Assist with natural resource management as it relates to volunteerism.
  • Develop new and/or strengthen existing partnerships with local institutions.
  • Assist with animal husbandry.
  • Track data for initiatives and performance reports.
  • Create and lead virtual learning opportunities like webinars, video conferences, and educational videos.

Term of Service: May 24-August 31, 2021

To apply, email resume and cover letter by April 16 to: 
Amy Loving, Director of Education