Student Assistant Work Opportunities

Past Research Assistants 

Student employment and involvement on the Research Forest is critical for the implementation of multiple research projects and collecting valuable forest resource monitoring data. The CNC Research Forest is grateful for the past Research Assistants Caleb Garriot, 2017; Julia Hansenauer, 2018; Alex Von Geyer and Ola Afolabi, 2019; Hannah Fraser and Sonja Cunningham, 2020; Natasha Lebiadowski and Marie Eve Lavoie, 2021; Kerry Anderson and Carter Reed, 2022; Zahara Baugh-Lussier, and Janelle Wright, 2023. The assistance from these NRFT students has been such a big part in the success of research projects on the CNC Research Forest.

Burns lake




Willow Demo

Future Research Assistants

Students with an educational background in Natural Resource studies can expect to work in a diverse environment with exposure to numerous research and monitoring projects focused on forest biodiversity and forest stewardship operations. Typical summer positions start in May and end in August, with the option to extend for those who are available in the fall. 

Short term Research Assistant job postings with variable skills and requirements arise intermittently throughout the year, so keep an eye on the CNC Careers page or the link below for current job opportunities.

If interested in work opportunities within the Research Forest or as Research Assistant with Applied Research and Innovation, please inquire with a resume to


"Working for the research department really set me up for future jobs in terms of time and project management. If I could have worked for the research department forever, I would!"
- Sonja Cunningham, Junior Research Assistant, 2020.
Sonja Aquatic Survey



"After graduating in natural resource management, I was unsure which way to take my career. When I joined the team at the CNC Research Forest, I gained a better sense of direction and confidence through working on a variety of interesting forestry and biology projects. Looking back, that summer was among my most memorable and valuable work experiences."
- Marie-Eve Lavoie, Student Research Assistant, 2021.