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Want to join us? Here is how: Undergraduate students:
We are looking for dedicated undergraduate students that will work well as part of a team and independently on studies of wild barn swallows. We are conducting multiple projects on sexual signaling, migration, and reproductive behavior. Our work happens every day, mid-May through August, at odd hours and we expect our students to take on a large amount of responsibility. Because of these things, we take the process of selecting our summer field crew very seriously.Our work involves early mornings, late nights and sometimes long field days (if you don't like the sound of 3:30am, probably best not to apply). Field assistants learn how to capture and handle adult barn swallows and take different measurements. Field assistants also monitor nests, observe adult birds, and handle, band, and collect data on nestlings at several field sites in Boulder County.
Being on a summer field crew is a full time PAID position. If you are selected and a CU student, we will work with you to apply for summer funding through the UROP or BSI program if eligible. If you are not a CU student, or are not awarded funds by the UROP or BSI program, we will provide other funding. You will work hard, but it will also be a fun and rewarding summer experience!
To apply, please complete this short application and send an e-mail to molly[dot]mcdermott[at]colorado[dot]edu with the subject line ‘Summer field crew application’ with your resume and the name and email of a reference (preferably an EBIO TA or faculty) by Feb 3.
Graduate students: We invite inquiries from highly motivated and engaged students whose research interests overlap with those of our group. For more information, please email Becca an introductory message along with a statement of your research interests and copy of your CV.
Please also see our department's website for information about graduate program (including the application process).