Opportunities

Get involved with the Echinacea Project at our field site or in our lab at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Summer 2020 field crew says “Echinacea!”

Team Echinacea strives to create an inclusive, collaborative, stimulating, positive, fun, and productive environment for all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and economic background. We welcome and encourage individuals from groups historically excluded from sciences and conservation. If you are interested in learning about and contributing to science and conservation, please join our team. We are committed to recruiting, training, and supporting individuals interested in science, education, and conservation from diverse backgrounds.

Summer Field Research in Minnesota
Learn about what it’s like working with Team Echinacea.

Lab Research at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Check out ways to get involved during the academic year.

Year-Round Positions
Interested in lab and field work? Here are the ways you can do both!

  • Research internship. We will not offer a 12-month position starting in 2021, please apply for a summer internship!
  • Graduate student positions at Northwestern University and University of Minnesota.
    Applications for the Northwestern M.S. program are due February 15th.
    Applications for the Northwestern Ph.D. program are due December 1st.
  • Post-doctoral position (none currently available).

Investigate ecology and evolution in fragmented prairies as a member of Team Echinacea. Join us!

Research interns 2019-20 Erin (far left) and Riley (far right) at the Chicago Botanic Garden with undergraduates from Carleton College (Jack, Eli, Emma and Julie)