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BIO 5180, summer course in Molecular Aquatic Ecology at Wayne State University and the Belle Isle Aquarium

This exciting new course, "Field Investigations in Biological Sciences - Molecular Aquatic Ecology," is an intensive 3-week field and lab course offered by Wayne State University at the Belle Isle Aquarium on Detroit's Belle Isle (and Michigan's newest state park). Students will have hands-on field and lab experiences by engaging in organism collection, taxonomy, PCR, DNA sequencing, recombinant DNA technology and quantitative analysis of molecular data, and will also conduct independent projects exploring their own ecological questions and experimental designs. Study subjects range from rare organisms found in the Aquarium to environmental DNA from the Detroit River and nearby watersheds. The lecture part of the course will cover principles of molecular biology, molecular techniques, aquatic ecology, community ecology, bioinformatics, and statistical methods for ecological study.

Learn more about this course

Alaskan Observers, Inc.

Are you looking for a challenging opportunity where you can leverage your degree in the biological sciences? Do you want to play a critical role in the conservation and management of fisheries resources? Are you looking for a financially rewarding career that offers independence, adventure, and practical experience in field biology? If so, then Alaskan Observers Inc. (AOI) has the perfect job for you!

Click here for the AOI brochure

Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy

This summer you can be a part of our research team as a crew member aboard one of our research boats! You will gain hands-on marine field research experience and you will handle sharks and stingrays in Florida!

This experience will advance your interest in natural science, provide you valuable experience for your resume, enable you to be eligible to receive credit hours (see below), and provide the enjoyable opportunity to interact with fellow students from all over the country!

Click here to learn more.

Summer Disease Ecology & Aquatic Courses at Kellogg Biological Station

Click here for the KBS Brochure

UNLV Summer Research 2015


Fellowship Opportunities at Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve is once again pleased to announce our 2015 fellowship opportunities under the Loewy-Mohonk Preserve Liaison Fellowship program.
Located in the northern Shawangunk Mountains of eastern New York State, the Mohonk Preserve manages over 8,000 acres of land including ridgetop forests and pine barrens to wetlands and grasslands. The Mohonk Preserve is seeking to sustain the viability of natural communities and maintain biodiversity. Through the 2015 Loewy-Mohonk Preserve Liaison Fellowship, up to $10,000 will be awarded to a project (or projects) that will contribute to the understanding and conservation of this ecologically significant landscape.

The program guidelines and announcement flyer listing some of our highest priority subjects and information about the Daniel Smiley Research Center can be found on our website at http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/jobs-fellowships-and-internships

Should you or anyone you know be interested in applying for a fellowship, please take a look at the guidelines at the link above or feel free to forward this information to others who may be interested.

Deadline for applications is December 31st, 2014.

Our fellowship opportunities are made possible through funding from The Loewy Family Foundation, Inc.

Please contact John Thompson, Director of Conservation Science at the Mohonk Preserve if you have questions or need further information.

Summer courses at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Click here for the OIMB Brochure

University of Michigan's LSI Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship

The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan is once again offering the Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship. This 10-week program provides an opportunity for undergraduates currently enrolled in any Michigan university or college to work side-by-side with world class researchers at the LSI. The Program, which takes place from June 15 - August 21, 2015, also provides a $3,000 stipend as well as housing support.

Click here for an informational flier that can be shared. Application materials can be found at: http://www.lsi.umich.edu/perrigo-undergraduate-fellowship. The application deadline is February 20, 2015.

The Perrigo Summer Fellowship at the Life Sciences Institute is an exceptional learning experience that will, with no doubt, challenge and progress each fellow intellectually and academically.

2015 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program

We are offering an exciting summer program for undergraduate students to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research. Click here for a detailed program brochure as well as a few power point slides for presentation to interested students. The strict deadline for this program is February 6th, 2015 @ 11:59pm.

Applications are currently being accepted on-line and complete details are listed on our website

2015 Nebraska Summer Research Program

Nebraska's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program aimed at conducting cutting edge social and behavioral research into understanding and reducing health disparities and in diversifying minority health researchers. A complete listing of faculty mentors and research project descriptions can be found on our website at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses, and more.

During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Monday, February 2 and all applications must be completed by Monday, March 2. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Please feel free to forward this to your students or to download our flyer to post. If you or your students have questions, don't hesitate to contact me directly.

Maggie Jobes
Summer Research Program Director
Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

RISEUP Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program

Do know motivated students seeking a way to explore their passion for environmental sustainability? The RISEUP summer internship program is a perfect match!

Research Internships for a Sustainable Environment with Undergraduate Participation, or RISEUP, is a 12-week paid summer internship program sponsored by Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. The program is dedicated to empowering creative thinkers with the tools and methods through which to impact tomorrow's environment. Our hands-on, mentored research projects offer the chance for qualified undergraduate students to study multiple-stakeholder environmental issues in the Lake St. Clair-Detroit-River-Lake Erie corridor.
RISEUP Interns will receive:
    1) personalized professional mentorship
    2) $4,000 stipend
    3) online publication of their results
    4) chance to compete for a prize by presenting their research at an undergraduate research symposium

The RISEUP summer internship program is now accepting applications for the 2015 program and we are hoping to reach passionate students - like yours - from all areas of study who are looking for the chance to grow their dreams into the reality of the future. Students majoring in all areas of the creative arts, physical sciences, and social science are encouraged to apply.
Application deadline for the summer 2015 program is February 1st, 2015. Additional program details, as well as a flyer and application, can be found at riseup.med.wayne.edu.

For additional or custom promotional materials, please contact riseup@wayne.edu.

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is pleased to offer its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program for the 28th year in 2015. The theme of the program is Translational Ecology for Undergraduates

Cary Institute REU

North Pacific Groundfish Observer Positions

Are you looking or a challenging opportuntiy where you can leverage your degree in the biological sciences? Learn more about an opportunity below:

North Pacific Groundfisth Observer

Stone Laboratory - The Ohio State University

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Stone Lab's Research Experience for Undergraduate progra teaches students enrolled in one of our five week courses (June 21-July 25, 2015) how to conduct scientific, in-the-field research alongside top scientists.
Click on the below link to lear more about this program:

Stone Laboratory REU Information

Turpentine Creek - Opportunities with Exotic Cats

A no-kill facility committed to rescuing abused, abandoned and unwanted Exotic Cats. Since 1992, we have rescued more than 200 exotic animcals, giving them a caring, lifelong home at the Refuge. These magnificent creatures are the unfortuante, unwanted products of the private trade in exotic animals; most of them would have been destroyed if we were not able to give them a home.

Job Description & Compensation:
Animal Keeper Position - Responsible for the daily care of Tigers, Lions, Cougars, Black Bears, Black Leopard, African Serval, Caracal, Bobcats, Rhesus Macaque, and Hoof stock. Duties include animal husbandry, enrichment, record keeping of animal behavior, educational public tours, and customer service. Daily care includes - cleaning, feeding, medicating the animals; assisting with maintenance, upkeep, and habitat construction. A Bachlor's Degree in an animal related discipline is preferred. 16 positions are opened.

Compensation - $50 weekly cash stipend for food. Housing is provided on the refuge. Amenities: Heat, A/C, utilities paid, full bath, kitchen, washer & dryer, satellite TV, free long distance, internet service.

To Apply: Send your cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to:
Emily McCormack, Intership Program
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Deadline: November 1, 2014 for new positions beginning February 15, 2015

Location: Eureka Springs, AR

Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA)

Want to gain hands-on marine research experience in Florida this summer while advancing your interest in natural science, padding your resume, receiving credit hours (see below), and having tons of fun? Here is your opportunity!!! The Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) is offering weekly sessions of natural science fieldresearch in the beautiful Clearwater, Florida area. Most other research or internship opportunities available to you this summer will require long hours of lab work with little to no field work. We are offering a 100% field research opportunity. Come spend as many weeks as you would like with CMERA this summer and everyday will be spent on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico. While we conduct research on sharks and rays we will be catching and handling wild animals (sharks, stingrays, other fishes, crabs, and many other marine organisms) while learning about their anatomy and ecology. You will also attend lectures on our local ecosystems (sea grass beds, mangrove forests, coral reefs, artificial reefs, sand flats, and estuaries) and the animals that live in each habitat so that you will better recognize each aspect and animal as you experience it!! You will also learn about and gain experience in the difficulties of designing and conducting field research, which is especially useful for those of you pursuing a career in research or continuing on to graduate s chool. The hands-on experience you will gain during this program is applicable to all scientific careers! There are other opportunities available to you if you want to work in a lab this summer, but we are the only organization that offers 100% field experience!! While lab work is very important in science, we believe that in the natural science disciplines filed work is equally as important. We believe that to truly learn about an organism or an ecosystem you must spend time with it in its natural habitat. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in any discipline of the natural sciences! We will provide email addresses, by request, of previous participants, if you would like to speak to a previous student. Go to www.coastalmera.com for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!! Space is limited! Come for 3 weeks and receive the 4th week free! NEW: 6 month payment option available to make this more financially available to all students! Credit hours: CMERA does not directly provide credit hours toward your degree, BUT you may be able to receive credit through your college or university for the summer program and for the Costa Rica trip. Discuss this with your advisor. Most institutions offer hours listed as independent research or directed study for this kind of summer opportunity. They may also require you to attend a certain number of weeks in order to be eligible for credit. We will provide you a letter of completion or other confirmation that may be required by your school. Professors: Bring a class of 6 or more students and the professor comes for free!! Contact information for a professional reference will be sent upon request. Contact us: If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to email us at coastalmera@gmail.com

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates in the Biological Sciences


Mega-Portal for Environmental Internships - National Council for Science and the Environment

NCSE Launches New Environmental Internship Clearinghouse Portal. As an extension of the National Council for Science and the Environment's (NCSE's) Campus to Careers (C2C) program, NCSE has created an environmental internship clearinghouse with support from the UPS Foundation. The clearinghouse enables university students to search for internships in the environmental field and provides a forum for internship providers to tap into a solid community of quality applicants. Thanks to the UPS Foundation, all services provided by the Environmental Internship Clearinghouse are 100% free.

Students: Looking for a summer internship? Visit http://environmentalinterns.org to look through over 100 internships (and counting!) already uploaded to the platform. You can apply directly through the clearinghouse portal.

Internship Providers: Need a talented, passionate and energetic intern? You can post internship opportunities today at http://environmentalinterns.org

About NCSE: The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decision-making by bridging the gap between science and policy to catalyze solutions. The Council connects diverse communities and links scientific knowledge to the decision-making process. For more information on NCSE, please visit http://www.ncseonline.org

The Tropical Forest Foundation

The Tropical Forest Foundation provides on-the-ground training in sustainable forestry practices, including reduced-impact logging. The foundation was formed in 1990 as the result of a cross-functional workshop hosted by the Smithsonian Institution seeking approaches to rainforest conservation. The foundation's impact summary for 2011 highlights work in Indonesia, Brazil, and Guyana, with start-up projects in Peru and Gabon. While the foundation's office is in Alexandria, Virginia, because I work with them as a marketing consultant from Holland, an internship can be based here. The work of the internship is centered on social media and other communications, but the prerequisite for that is research in the issues, practices, policies, and stories of sustainable forestry in the tropical forest regions. Added to that are opportunities to communicate with people working in the field around the world--both academic and industry researchers as well as program leaders in the field.

South Dakota State University - REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)

REU program on bioenergy at South Dakota State University. This program is for the attention of biology, chemistry and engineering students. The program is directed to undergraduate students, who have declared a science major (e.g. biology, chemistry, and engineering) and we especially encourage minority students to apply for the program. This new REU site at South Dakota State University invites ten undergraduate students to work with experienced faculty mentors of five different Departments (Biology and Microbiology, Plant Science, Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Wildlife and Fisheries) on research projects related to feedstock development, bioprocessing and environmental sustainability of biofuels and bioenergy crops. The program offers a unique interdisciplinary research experience and the students will have the opportunity to work with their faculty mentor in a variety of different research areas (agronomy, biochemistry, ecology, economy, engineering, plant science, chemistry, genomics, microbiology, molecular biology, and zoology). In addition to the research experience, the program will also include field trips to bioenergy plants, tribal colleges and the Homestake mines, workshops and seminars about scientific ethics, environmental justice, scientific writing, women in science, time management, and graduate school application.
South Dakota Student Research

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer Research Programs

For more information on all the Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory contact: ornledu@orau.org. or click into this link
http://Department of Energy.pdf/

Research at The Institute for Bird Population

For more information on Bird Monitoring Internships click into the link below:
http:// http://www.http://www.birdpop.pdf/

Clark University - HERO NSF REU Site Program

This eight-week curriculum (June 4th through July 27th) is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site (REU Site) program. HERO Fellows analyze the causes and consequences of global environmental changes at local scales in faculty-led research projects. Each Fellow is paired with a Clark faculty mentor and other researchers on the HERO team in one of three research domains. Fellows will learn how to use various research methods, including GIS, remote sensing, geostatistical modeling, interviews and focus groups. For more information click into the link below:
http:// http://Clark University.pdf/

Wilson Lab

For more information click into the link below:
http:// http://www.http://wilsonlab.com/reu/

UNCFSP/ NASA Summer Research

Apply today to one of NASA's Summer Research Opportunities! NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) for Recruiting Interns, Fellows and Scholars For more information, please contact: UNCFSP/ NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative, Phone: 1-800-231-9155
For additional information click into the link below:

Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo

Do you want to spend your summer break in a unique and conservation-focused environment? Are you looking for ways to gain an educational experience while learning valuable hands-on job skills? Consider an internship with the Chicago Zoological Society and spend your summer at the Brookfield Zoo! We have a variety of non-zookeeper opportunities available to college students and recent graduates majoring in fields from education, business management, to conservation research and more! Our competitive zookeeper internship program is a great chance to prepare you in the knowledge and practices necessary for a career in animal care! Internship opportunities for our summer term have now been posted. Students must have completed at least one year of college prior to the start of the internship, have a cumulative current gpa of >2.5, be available for a 12 week, 480 hour commitment and submit an application packet. Details and application materials can be viewed by clicking into the link below: For questions, please contact interns@czs.org. Applications for summer are due on February 6th!!

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

We have faculty in mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics involved in the program. We pay a competitive stipend, housing and transportation costs for participants. Last year we had a great mix of students, many of whom came from PUIs and they had a great time. More information can be found at the link below. http://www.hope.edu/academic/biology/opportunities/research/North Carolina Greensboro.pdf

Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, NY

10 week program: Check webpage for details.

Pennsylvania State University- Harrisburg

Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program funded by the National Science Foundation. Any questions regarding the program please address to PI svr11@psu.edu or Co-PI pcj11@psu.edu. Link for the web page is http://harrisburg.psu.edu/reu/sustainable-bioenergy.
http://Final Advertisement NSF REU.docx/

The University of Southern Mississippi

Contact Ms. Sharon King for more information at sharon.king@usm.edu
Stipend: $4500: Of special interest to students looking for opportunities in biochemistry.

Washington State - St. Louis, MO

Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP); Cell & Developmental Biology Research Apprenticeship Program (CD-BioRAP); and the AMGEN Scholars Program. All three programs are a joint effort of the WUStL's Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences and the Medical Scientist Training Program. They have the following elements in common: - 10 weeks of independent research in a lab located at WUStL, WUStL School of Medicine, or the Missouri Botanical Garden - Weekly journal clubs and scientific seminars - Workshops on career development, ethics, presentation skills and scientific writing - Mock Interviews and individualized career advising - Presentation of work at a summer-ending research symposium. - Community service project - $4,000 stipend for the summer. We provide housing at no cost, so that is $4,000 cash money, in the participant's pocket - Travel covered to and from St. Louis - Travel funds to present work at scientific meeting - A genuine MCAT or GRE prep course.

This is not a workshop, but a full-blown course taught on weekends by a professional test prep company. Students keep the materials and have access to the test bank for a year. This is provided at no cost to the student. Why three program? Well, we have 3 different funding sources, and these benefactors have different ideas about what a summer research program should look like. The most important differences are: AMGEN Scholars and CD-BioRAP are limited to US citizens & permanent residents, while BioMedRAP is open to all; CD-BioRAP and AMGEN do not require prior research experience, while BioMedRAP expects that individuals will have had two semesters or summers of research. Please note that all programs are aimed at individuals who are seriously committed to careers in research and plan to earn a PhD or MD-PhD. Individuals interested solely in medical careers should not apply. Participants in these programs have gone on to the best PhD and MSTP programs in the country, including Stanford, UCSF, WUStL, Chicago, Hopkins, Penn, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, etc.
Applications are available online now and completed applications will be accepted until January 31 for CD-BioRAP and BioMedRAP and February 1 for Amgen Scholars Program. For more information please or go to our website at Contact Rochelle Smith at 314-362-7963 or rsmith@wustl.edu.

University of Michigan Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce that our Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is now accepting applications. This fellowship program will provide a number of full-time summer research opportunities at the University of Michigan for talented undergraduate students interested in Molecular and Integrative Physiology and a future in biomedical research. Funding is also available for students with quantitative backgrounds such as engineering or computational sciences that desire a summer research experience studying diabetes or digestive diseases. We ask that you please forward this information on to undergraduate students at your institution, especially those potentially interested in pursuing biomedical research as a part of their long term career plans and the website contains additional information on the fellowship program and details of the application process. The fellowship deadline is February 10, 2012. https://www.physiology.med.umich.edu/programs/undergraduate/mipsrf/index.html

R.I.T. - Biology & Biotechnology Paid

A Nicely organized website that lists many, many opportunities for research internships.
Learn more about this opportunity at: http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/summer.htm

Numerous Undergrad Summer Research Opportunities at the Links Below


The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

Provides you with the opportunity to work with Environmental Agencies throughout the country. Interns will be placed with the USEPA or other Governmental agencies dealing directly with air quality and/or related environmental issues. All internships are 10 weeks with a capstone project required. More information available at: http://www4.nau.edu/eeop/internships/index.asp

The University of Alabama at Birmingham


Volunteer on Wildlife Expedition Costa with Global Vision International

Gain experience in environmental conservation and education. Comprehensive training at GVI's biological station surrounded by a tropical rainforest and inhabited by frogs, caiman, monkeys, snakes, macaws, bats, and much more. Global Vision Internation conducts critical conservation and humantiarian projects in over 35 countries and offers a large range of jobs, internships, and other field work placements in education, research, environmental management and wildlife research. Candidates taking internships or placements will be in a stronger position to apply for paid field positions.
Learn more about this opportunity at: http://www.careersabroad.co.uk/default.aspx

The Institute for Bird Populations

Many opportunities for internships and training. Go to the "Internships and Training" section.

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ECHO - Internships in Sustainable Agriculture

ECHO is seeking college graduates whose strong Christian commitment is leading them to prepare for work with subsistence farmers or urban gardeners in the Third World. The internship is designed to serve both as a backbone of ECHO's ministry and as a learning-by-doing program in tropical horticulture and agriculture for those considering missionary service or other direct involvement with agriculture in the Third World.
For further information click here

University of Michigan Program in Biological Sciences (PIBS)

Numerous links to many summer research opportunities (Stipends and deadlines vary).

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University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center

Paid tuition and housing...6 credits/summer + paid $2500/summer studying northwoods ecology and conducting research at the UNDERC-West in Montana.

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) hosted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) hosts a 9-week summer internship that is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status. Attached a very brief PowerPoint presentation that includes an overview of the program, how to apply, and who to contact for more information. We have also created an informational brochure and coinciding business card pertaining to the program; if you would like to distribute any of our printed materials among your students, please let me know the quantity you need and the address where the items should be sent. You are welcome to distribute this link about the SURP program and/or to submit an application: Learn More

Pathways to Science

We are gearing up for our fall reminder to students and their mentors about applying to REUs or other summer research opportunities for next summer. We contact several thousand students from our student directory to remind them to apply. They can search for and contact programs through our site, Pathways to Science: Pathways to Science