BFS Locations

Main Laboratory
5838 State Hwy 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-547-8778
Fax: 607-547-5114


Lakeside Farm &
Upland Interpretive Center

7027 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY
(physical address)

Thayer Boathouse
7016 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY

Rum Hill
Thurston Hill Rd.
Springfield, NY


Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary
7290 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY


Greenwoods Conservancy
824 Zachow Rd.
Hartwick, NY 13348


Upper Research Site
Averill Rd.
Cooperstown, NY




Internship Information for Undergraduate Students


Summer Internship in Field Biology and
Environmental Monitoring

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for an internship position, the BFS must receive a completed application package by 5:00pm on Friday, March 6th 2015.  Late applications may be considered in the case that specific positions remain unfilled; contact the BFS with inquiries.

A complete application package consists of the following 3 items:
(click below to download the MS Word Files)

Application Form: to be completed by the applicant
2 Recommendation Forms: to be completed by 2 different individuals who will provide insight into the applicant's character and abilities.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that 2 different individuals each submit a completed recommendation form. Recommendation forms are to be submitted directly by the referees. Applicants must understand that their applications will not be considered complete unless both of their referees have completed and sent recommendation forms.

Completed forms can be submitted by email or US Mail

E-mail Submissions should be sent to Jeane Bennett-O'Dea:

Hard-Copy submissions should be mailed to:

Jeane Bennett-O'Dea
Biological Field Station
5838 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326


Housing is not currently available at the BFS; please consider this before applying for an internship if you are not within commuting distance of the SUNY Oneonta Campus or the Biological Field Station (north of Cooperstown, NY). See the FAQs for more housing and transportation information.