Each year, NEON hires hundreds of temporary field technicians (TFTs) to assist with observational sampling. NEON field sites are located in 24 states across the U.S. plus Puerto Rico in some of the nation’s most pristine and wild areas. These seasonal opportunities are perfect for scientists who want to explore fieldwork and gain experience collecting data for a continental-scale ecology program.
These positions start in spring (February to June) and end in autumn (August to November). Exact dates are based on sampling schedules in each Domain and vary by location.
The days can be long and the work rigorous at times, including hiking in tough terrain, but the work is interesting, meaningful, and immersed in nature. Depending on your experience and interests, you may become a fauna, flora, or aquatic technician. Either way, you will learn basic field methods for collecting ecological data. Additionally, the data you collect will be used by researchers, policymakers, and educators to better understand how ecosystems function and change over time.
Apply to the Massachusetts office here!