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. 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 future leaders in science, education, and conservation from diverse backgrounds. We welcome and encourage individuals from groups historically excluded from sciences and conservation.

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 for college graduates. 12 months starting in June. Check back in January 2021.
  • 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)