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WNY PRISM is currently seeking an Education and Outreach Assistant to join our team this summer!

Education and Outreach Assistant 

The WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Assistant will work closely with WNY PRISM staff and partners to implement and expand our education, outreach and community science programs. The selected candidate will help maintain the WNY PRISM social media accounts and Listserv, develop invasive species educational materials, prepare e-newsletters, organize and lead events, maintain detailed records and communicate with partners. In addition, the Education and Outreach Assistant will assist with invasive species management activities such as invasive species monitoring, surveys, removal and habitat restoration projects, as needed.

For the full job description and to apply, please visit:

This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $17.00/hour), which starts as soon as possible and continues through September 22, 2023. The E&O Assistant will work Tuesday – Saturday, with Sunday/Monday off.

Position is open until filled and review of applications will begin immediately. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Questions can be directed to Rachel Taylor, Community Science and Engagement Program Manager at No phone calls please.


WNY PRISM provides opportunities for students in need of an internship to fulfill class requirements, or for others looking for professional experience as they prepare for their careers. These are unpaid positions. 

Interns are accepted for spring semester only (Jan – May), but applications are accepted throughout the preceding fall semester, beginning in September. The application deadline for consideration is January 10. Applications are considered as they are received and positions may be filled prior to the application deadline. 

To apply, interested students must submit a resume, internship requirements (if applicable) and a project idea or description of the type of project they are interested in. The project proposal should include the reason for your interest in the specific project and/or in WNY PRISM and invasive species management, and should be no longer than a single page. WNY PRISM can’t guarantee we’ll be able to support your specific project, but if selected into the intern program, staff will work with you to find a similar project that meets both your interest and WNY PRISM needs.

WNY PRISM is hosted by the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State, but the program is open to everyone. 

For more information, please contact Andrea Locke, WNY PRISM Coordinator at

Additional job opportunities with our partners are distributed through the WNY PRISM Listserv. To sign-up for the listserv, see instructions in the column on the right.