Student Employment

Younger Lagoon Reserve offers paid opportunies for students to work in support of the Reserve's mission to provide university-level teaching, research, and public service. 

The Student Conservationists Actively Revisiting Restorations (SCARR) Team is composed of student interns dedicated to the success of restoration projects at Younger Lagoon Reserve. After completing at 2-unit internship with the Habitat Restoration Crew, students are encouraged to apply for a paid position on the SCARR Team. We are looking for motivated individuals who show genuine interest in our work, display leadership qualities, are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive space for all visitors, and are available during the summer and winter breaks. Hiring for SCARR Team occurs during the Winter/Spring quarters and new employees are expected to join the team for summer training. 

In order to be considered and competitive, applicants must:

  • have previously completed a 2-unit internship at the Reserve,
  • have a graduation date no sooner than the upcoming Fall quarter,
  • be available to work during the summer.

Each team member will receive:

  • an increase in leadership responsibilities,
  • in depth trainings,
  • compensation at $16/hour.

Applications are now open and will close on February 19th at midnight!

To apply for a position at YLR, please click here.  Work study is available.

We offer other opportunities including banding station, amphibian monitoring, and beach tour assistants. For more information on these opportunities or if you have additional questions, please contact Vaughan Williams at