Internship in River Restoration Ecology

Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology)

Kastanienbaum, Switzerland 🇨🇭

Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag conducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems.

The Department Surface Waters – Research and Management (SURF) in Kastanienbaum (near Lucerne) offers an

Internship in River Restoration Ecology

You will support the colleagues of the group in their practice-oriented research projects, for in-stance in planning fieldwork (e.g. screening for suitable study sites in Swiss rivers and streams), performing fieldwork (e.g. drone surveys), managing data (e.g. entering data from monitoring and evaluation), or setting up interactive tools for collaborative learning (e.g. web-based quizzlet).

We are looking for a motivated, curious and careful colleague who enjoys teamwork and multi-tasking. A good level of German (or French) and English is required. Prerequisite for the application is the enrollment at a university or college, ideally degree programm Biology, Environmental Sciences or Environmental Engineering (bachelor or master’s degree, but not yet completed).

If you are excited about the topic, and eligible for an internship, you are invited to apply. We offer a collaborative research environment at our dynamic research centre at the shores of beautiful Lake Lucerne. If necessary, accomodation is available in one of our furnished guest appartments.

Eawag is a modern employer and offers an excellent working environment where staff can contribute their strengths, experience and ways of thinking. We promote gender equality and are committed to staff diversity and inclusion. The compatibility of career and family is of central importance to us. For more in-formation about Eawag and our work conditions please consult www.eawag.ch and www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment.

Applications must be submitted by 28 February 2023 and should include a short cover letter (0.5-1 page max.) explaining why you think you fit this position well and a CV. Desired start date is April 2023.

For further information, please contact Dr Christine Weber.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please send it through this webpage, any other way of applying will not be considered. A click on the button below will take you directly to the application form.


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development