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

Undergraduate internships are open to individuals enrolled in an undergraduate program of study at the time of application. The number of positions available varies from year to year based on faculty involvement and funding; 6-10 students are selected to participate in this summer program.

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 2nd 2018.  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)

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. It is important that applicants 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 Nancy Devins:

Hard-Copy submissions should be mailed to:

Nancy Devins
Biological Field Station
5838 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326


Please consider housing 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. Contact regarding potential short term housing at the BFS for summer 2017.