Seasonal employment, the more extreme the better.
June 7, 2010 2:41 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for ideas and advice for obtaining seasonal/temporary environmental science or natural resources related employment - the more extreme the better.

I need to break out of the corporate environmental world for a while. My plan is to start grad school in the fall of 2011, and in the meantime I would like to do something else- fight forest fires, assist ecological studies, work on a research vessel - anything that would be challenging and unique. My general timeline would be this fall until the spring, and it would have to be a paid position even if it is only a few months long.

I have a degree in environmental science and two years consulting industry experience. I'm in good physical condition and love the outdoors. Any ideas of where I should look?

What about tips for separating myself from other applicants?

Say I find an opportunity in Alaska or at Glacier National Park. Do these positions typically require an in person interview?
posted by nowoutside to Work & Money (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If you're looking for something extreme, go tree-planting in Alberta or northern Ontario. If you're fit and hard working, you can make a fair bit of money if you find yourself in a good group.
posted by sarastro at 3:06 PM on June 7, 2010

Best answer: Well, there are a lot of companies hiring biologists and environmental scientists to assist with the BP oil spill. In fact, I just got hired by one. MeMail me for more info if you are interested.
posted by tryniti at 3:09 PM on June 7, 2010

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