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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

We are excited to have you join our team! Note: candidates for the jobs listed below must apply through UC Santa Barbara at the provided link. 

Current Job Openings

NCEAS is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Our internships are open only to undergraduate and graduate students at UC Santa Barbara.

Science Communication Fellowship

Our Science Communication Fellowship is a paid internship that is open to all UCSB students. It provides the opportunity to build professional experience in communicating the value of science for solutions to pressing environmental challenges.

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Data Internships

Do you want 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. If you apply for more than one internship at the same time, please indicate that in your cover letter.

Data Internship Opportunities

  • Ocean Health Index

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

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