Jobs at CIGLR

Program Assistant: NOAA Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program.

CIGLR is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to serve as a program assistant to support NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries in their administration of the NOAA Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program. B-WET is a place-based education grant program that focuses on training teachers and engaging K-12 students in Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences. As part of the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability, CIGLR is a collaboration between the University of Michigan and NOAA that brings together experts from academia and government research labs to work on pressing problems facing the Great Lakes region.

Under supervision of the CIGLR Communications Specialist, the research assistant will assist the NOAA Great Lakes B-WET Program Manager in the following activities:

  • Review semi-annual progress reports and document grantee accomplishments
  • Track program expenditures
  • Provide content for B-WET website and post on social media
  • Update the national B-WET program database
  • Support annual B-WET grant competition and virtual meetings with grantees

We seek a student with experience in using Google Drive and managing Excel spreadsheets, writing, and general organizational skills.

Hours per week during school year: 6-10, but very flexible (additional hours available summer 2021). Ideally, this position will start summer 2021 and run through the 2021-2022 academic year.

Location: The position is virtual. Pay: $12-$15 per hour

To apply: Email your resume, cover letter, unofficial copy of your transcript, and contact information for 2 references to Aubrey Lashaway, aubrain@umich.edu. Review of applications is ongoing and the position will be filled once a qualified applicant has been selected.

Student Fellowships

CIGLR offers two fellowship programs that support student research opportunities, in order to train the next generation of Great Lakes researchers. Click the button to learn more about current and upcoming student fellowship opportunities.