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WEST is seeking a candidate for a paid internship in ecological data science. This internship program is co-funded by the University of Wyoming EPSCoR Program and Western EcoSystems Technology (WEST), Inc. The goal is to increase the intern’s competitiveness for computational and data science careers in academic, government, and/or commercial settings. Applicants must be current students or recent graduates (within the past 3 years) of the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college. The internship can begin as soon as possible or in late-summer/early-fall. Current undergraduate or graduate students with adequate availability are encouraged to apply to conduct internship activities during the 2022 fall semester.


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Key Details:

  • Compensation: $11 - $19 per hour, DOE
  • Start Date: Flexible, no later than August 1, 2022
  • End Date: Flexible
  • Location: Laramie, WY

We specifically seek an intern to work on a collaborative project with WEST and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The project is focused on mapping the current and future distribution of Culex tarsalis, the mosquito vector for West Nile Virus in Wyoming. The intern will use publicly available data on C.tarsalis temperature tolerance to map the species’ potential current range and future range under different climate scenarios. These range maps will be intersected with maps of Greater sage-grouse habitat to provide a coarse assessment of West Nile Virus risk to sage-grouse. Thus, we are particularly interested in candidates with some experience or education in geospatial analyses using a GIS.

The intern will be supervised and mentored by a WEST data scientist, with the opportunity to interact and work with multiple WEST staff, in addition to scientists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. WEST was founded in 1990 in Wyoming, and has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the US. WEST is known for broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of real-world data. Due to the broad nature of data science and the cross-discipline applicability of many data science tools, applicants from all academic disciplines are invited.


Interns will be employees of WEST. The number of hours worked per week can be flexible. Each internship will include approximately 200 hours; however, because interns will be employees of WEST, there may be opportunities for interested candidates to conduct additional paid work assisting WEST scientists with projects.


This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of all the duties which may be associated with this position.

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Published 2022-06-11

WEST Inc looks for a Data Science Internship in Laramie, WY 82070 location.

How much Data Science Internship professional earns at WEST Inc?

The proposed salary for Data Science Internship position at WEST Inc is $11 - $19 an hour.

Data Science Internship responsibilities at WEST Inc

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Required Data Science Internship qualifications at WEST Inc

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