FIELD ASSISTANTS WANTED! If you're interested in joining our squad of prairie dog researchers, new volunteer internship positions for our 2018 field season are now open! We encourage students and new professionals to apply. This may be one of John Hoogland's final field seasons out there, so if you want an opportunity to work with the world's expert on prairie dog behavior hands-on, this is your chance! John typically hires 3 or 4 field assistants every year, and your final date to apply is January 20, 2018. To view the position details on the Texas A&M Job Board, follow the link below:
BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY OF PRAIRIE DOGS: THE MATING SYSTEM - New Mexico
John has trained over 200 field assistants in prairie dog research over four decades, many of whom went on to graduate degrees and successful careers in wildlife. He asks for passion and dedication, and will return your effort with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and support. This is an amazing opportunity to get a taste of immersive field work and learn from a robust methodology and history.
Everything you might possibly want to know about our research can be found within the pages of this site; specifically, you can read more about John and the Prairie Dog Squad on THE RESEARCH TEAM page, and more about a day in the life out in the field at PURPOSE & METHODS. And check out the excellent video below by former squaddie Marlin Dart.
To apply for the 2018 Prairie Dog Squad or inquire further, please contact John at (301) 689-7130 or John.Hoogland@umces.edu.