Student Opportunities

No matter what your interest, there may be an opportunity awaiting you this summer in Hopkins Forest. Indeed, there will be several positions — including Property Caretakers and Environmental Analysis Lab Assistants — available this summer.  All are ten week, full time positions. Preference in selection will be given to Williams College students. Anyone interested in pursuing his/her own (self-funded) project is encouraged to contact the Forest Manager.

Property Caretakers

Hopkins Forest Caretakers have a wide range of duties including gardening, trail maintenance, woodlot management, vegetation control, grounds-keeping, curatorial duties, educational programming, equipment maintenance and more. This is an 8 to 10 week, full time position. Contact the Forest  Manager for more information or apply using the link below.

Details & Application

Environmental Analysis Lab Assistants

Work on the Forest’s Environmental and Climatological monitoring program–from the field to the lab. Collect data, analyze samples in the lab, and maintain instruments and databases. Questions? Contact Lab Supervisor Jay Racela.  You can apply using the link below.


Long-term Vegetation Research

Work on the Hopkins Forest long term vegetation monitoring initiative. Teams will sample existing vegetation plots — measure, count, identify and record plants — in the field. There will also be some data entry and management involved. Contact Professor Henry Art for more information.