Jobs at CIGLR

Program Assistant

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.

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 material for B-WET website and post on social media
  • Update the national B-WET program database
  • Support annual B-WET grant competition

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

Hours per week: 6-10, but very flexible.  Ideally, this position will run through the 2019-2020 academic year.

Location:  The position is at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (4840 South State Road), but much of the work can be done offsite.

Pay:  $12-15 per hour

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

Position inquiries: For more information about this position, contact Ellen Brody at 734-741-2270 or


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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.

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