Employment Opportunities


Front End Developer and Designer

This experienced and professional web developer and designer works at NCEAS to design, create, and deploy software applications that collect and communicate scientific information and materials, including scientific findings about ecological and environmental research. The incumbent understands modern web development, user experience and design, and is considerate of web usability standards. Incumbent communicates insights from interdisciplinary environmental science research to a broad audience ranging from expert scientific researchers, to managers, and the interested public. Incumbent recommends, designs, and implements web applications that include moderate to complex scientific infographics and visualizations. Web applications are built and maintained using dynamic, interactive, user-oriented interfaces that are linked to underlying relational, semantic, and other database sources.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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E-Connect Communications Fellowship

The E-Connect Fellowship is a paid environmental communications fellowship at NCEAS that is open to all UCSB graduate and undergraduate students. It provides opportunities to build professional skills, experience, and a communications portfolio. Learn more


Data Internships

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student at UC Santa Barbara who wants to learn best practices in data science and open science, while contributing to real synthesis research projects?

NCEAS data internships include training, mentorship, and the opportunity to collaborate with scientists. Most internships will include working with GitHub, R/RStudio/RMarkdown, or Python/Jupyter Notebooks. Interns are paid an hourly wage and must work at NCEAS' office in downtown Santa Barbara.

We regularly hire data interns to support the following initiatives*:

Arctic Data Center

Learn data management tools by documenting and archiving data from research projects focused on environmental issues in Alaska and the Arctic. More details

Ocean Health Index

Learn how to weave open data science principles into marine science and conservation. More details  

Working Group Support - Now accepting applications

Support the management and analysis of environmental data for working groups of the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) and the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network. More details

*If you are applying to more than one internship at the same time, please indicate that in your cover letter.