Student Opportunities at NRRI


Students bring fresh ideas, innovative approaches and continual enthusiasm to NRRI. From seasonal field researchers to lab engineers, technicians or assistant researchers - NRRI provides students with hands-on, applied research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate students and post-doc associates.

Open Positions and How to Apply

Check our Employment page, where we list currently open opportunities. 

You may also submit a general interest application if you don't see an open opportunity that fits your interests. Please fill out this form and attach your resume at the end. NRRI Research Group Leaders refer to this information when they have open student positions. When corresponding opportunities arise, students will either be contacted directly or will be formally asked to apply to an open position posting at UMD. 

Student Research Opportunities at UMN



UMD Student Tyler Untiedt studying wetland microbiology

UMD Student Maria Berkeland studying Wood Turtles

NRRI Student News

NRRI intern Megan Quade sits at a table with retired geologist Peter Jongewaard

Intern project gives data the GIS treatment for easy access to pine estimates and logging harvest activities

Man stands pointing to a spot on a map attached to the side of a van as woman watches from side.

NRRI geologist shares his expertise and passion for the ancient geology of northern Minnesota across the UMN system

A woman in a lab wearing a face mask.

For three UMD undergrads, classroom learning comes alive doing NRRI field and lab work.