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Off Campus Research and Internship Opportunities

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.

Perrigo Undergraduate Fellowship at the Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

The Perrigo Company and the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute are offering summer fellowships to highly qualified undergraduate students currently enrolled at any university or college in Michigan. Most applicants are students in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, engineering, or related fields. Each student will be assigned to a laboratory in the Life Sciences Institute for hands-on experience with world-class researchers. Student fellows will participate in side-by-side work at the research bench with faculty members and scientists of the LSI. Fellows will receive a $3000 stipend for ten weeks, plus housing support. 2012 Perrigo Fellowship - June 11 to August 17, 2012: Jamie Yost Brandon, Life Sciences Institute, 210 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 3100, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2216 Or by email to:jlyost@umich.edu. The application deadline is February 27, 2012. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact the program administrator Jamie Yost Brandon, 734-615-9787 or jlyost@umich.edu.:

Summer Research Opportunities in Belize

The Institute for Sustainable International Studies(ISIS) offers, with other faculty, some exciting field courses for the summer of 2012. This is an excellent opportunity for students to earn college credit, gain valuable practical experience, and of course, do it all in Central America's conservation capital, Belize. Our summer field program includes the following courses in environmental science (and we offer more in other areas): Watershed Eco-systems: A Conservation Approach, Marine Eco-systems: A Conservation Approach, Watershed eco-systems and conservation, Tropical Forest Ecology and eco-systems (with Dr. Colin Young), Carbon Sequestration in Belize agro-systems (with Dr. Wes Wood, Auburn U)
http://Belize Research.pdf

Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation-University of Belize, ISIS Belize

Imagine yourself or your students studying tropical marine ecology on a tropical island! In partnership with the Environmental Research Institute at the University of Belize, ISIS Belize is offering Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation from June 16 to June 27. Our website has syllabi, other course offerings and forms for downloading: www.isisbelize.com/course-syllabi-summer-2012.html Contact our Program Manager, Cynthia Reece, for registration or additional questions, creece@isisbelize.com.

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


SUMMER 2012 COURSES AT THE OREGON INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY - Courses are designed for upper division undergraduates.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS click into link: http://pages.uoregon.edu/oimb.Academics/summer.htm

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/

The Society for Ecological and Coastal Research, SEACR MARINE RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS SUMMER 2012

For more information click into the link below:

University of Tennessee Knoxville

Cooperative Oak Ecosystem Restoration Project Technicians: For more information click into the link below:

Plant Genomics @ Michigan State University

10 week program: May 21-July 27, 2012
Application Deadline: February 17, 2012

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:

HHMI EXROP 2011 Summer Research Opportunities

Each summer we integrate our HHMI EXROP students into larger, established undergraduate summer research programs at their host institutions. These programs provide educational events and activities that benefit students, such as journal clubs, oral and poster presentations, career workshops, and social outings. HHMI staff have visited each of these programs and know that each has provided excellent experiences for our EXROP students.
Since these summer research programs recruit undergraduates nationally, many of them have requested that we share information about their programs with our HHMI undergraduate grantees, so that you might convey the information to your undergraduates. Below and attached is a list of these summer undergraduate research opportunities, as provided by these summer programs.

Click link below to view all summer research opportunities.

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!!

Kellogg Biological Station

10 week program: Dates vary. Deadline March 1, 2012
Check webpage for stipend amounts, dates, and list of projects.

Virginia Tech - 2012 International REU Site Program in Ghana

Virginia Tech invites students to participate in its NSF-funded International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Program at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana from May through July 2012. The program will run pending funding by the NSF. The goal of this program is to expand the educational experience of participants through research in ecology, environmental science, and conservation biology in tropical sub-Sahara Africa. Participants will travel with the Program Director to the University of Cape Coast, Ghana during the summer to work on defined research projects under the mentorship of Ghanaian scientists. They will conduct carefully selected projects focusing on ecological studies in the Cape Coast area such as the Kakum National Forest, one of the few virgin forests in Africa. Weekly seminars and workshops, led by Ghanaian professors, will provide participants opportunities to learn beyond their disciplines. Field trips to cultural sites will take place during the weekends. Airfare, stipends, room and board will be provided. For additional information and applications click into the link below. Deadline for receiving applications is February 10, 2012
http://www.Virginia Tech.Ghana.pdf

Columbia University, New York

For more information about this summer 2012 opportunity, please click into the link below.

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey

For more information about this summer 2012 opportunity, please click into the link below.

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

Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University seeks talented science students to participate in its summer National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in investigative biotechnology (May 29-August 3, 2012). We hope that you will encourage interested students to apply. Our preference is for rising juniors and seniors (younger students with research experience will be considered), who have completed core courses in the science curriculum at their home institutions and have demonstrated a curiosity and passion for science. We especially encourage applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education in the biological sciences. Twelve faculty members in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics and Computer Science will serve as mentors to accepted students. These students will gain much. Academically, studentswill be trained in research techniques, participate in exciting research (students can chose from over seventeen projects), and gain valuable presentation skills. Additionally, students will benefit from a series of workshops exploring ethics and preparing students to apply for and succeed in graduate school. Practically, students will receive a stipend of $500 per week, free housing, meal and travel allowances, and lab supplies. Students can find more information and application instructions at http://www.wku.edu/biotechreu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For consideration, applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 2, 2012. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Dr. Shivendra Sahi (shivendra.sahi@wku.edu), Dr. Rodney King (rodney.king@wku.edu), or myself (audra.jennings@wku.edu).

Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, NY

10 week program: Check webpage for details.

National Park Service - Summer Season Field Botany - Indiana Dunes

Graduating students, alumni and other interested persons. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore of the National Park Service has announced a job opening for a Biological Science Technician position in Fire Effects Monitoring. This is primarily a vegetative monitoring position for the summer season of 2011. Students, alumni and other interested persons who enjoy and are good field identification of plants are encouraged to apply ASAP. This is a opportunity to use plant ID skills and to increase field ID skills. The posting closes on January 3, 2012. Apply through usajobs.gov. Search for Porter Co, IN. Look for Biological Science Technician (Vegetation Monitoring)
http://www.hope.edu/academic/biology/opportunities/research/NPSStudentFlyer.pdf http://www.hope.edu/academic/biology/opportunities/research/NPSFlyer.pdf http://www.hope.edu/academic/biology/opportunities/research/NPSEmployForm.pdf

University of Pennsylvania Summer 2012

Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuroscience Research
Check webpage for stipend amounts and other 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/

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

10 week program: Jun 4-Aug 8, 2012 and 8 week program: June 4-July 27, 2012. Check webpage for stipend amounts.
Online applications begin December 8, 2011. Application review and consideration begins: February 15, 2012 with final applications due March 1, 2011. http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/benefits.shtml

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.

Western Michigan University

10 weeks: 2011 REU Program Posting Soon!
Stipend:$4000: Free on-campus housing with meal plan. Discretionary travel subsidy. Must be a sophomore or junior with at least 20 hrs of science courses taken, minimum GPA of 2.75, US citizen or permanent resident.

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Summer Research Fellowship in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Deadline is March 9, 2012
Each selected student will receive $3500 for 3 months of full-time work. Program is open to students who have completed at least their sophomore year with majors in biology, biochemistry, or physics.

Wayne State University SURF Fellowship

Outstanding junior or senior undergraduates will be chosen for the fellowship. Each selected student will receive $3500 for 12 weeks of summer research in a laboratory within the Department of Physiology. The program is open to all students who are not already enrolled in a graduate program, and is especially directed to juniors and seniors with a 3.0 or better GPA and an interest in any aspect of physiology. Awards will be made on the basis of academic achievement, experience, and commitment to basic research.
You are encouraged to apply if you meet the requirements. The application deadline each year is February 1, 2012.
Interviews with the top applicants will begin February 15, 2012 and awards will be announced after March 31, 2012.

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 Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

10 weeks: 2012 Dates will be posted soon.
Stipend: $4000: Application Deadline: January 12, 2012 http://sitemaker.umich.edu/cvcsummerfellowship/home

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

Marine Biology Summer Research

May 30, 2012 to August 08, 2012
Grice Marine Laboratory, College of Charleston, SC
Deadline: February 17, 2012

University of South Alabama

10 weeks: May 21 - July 27, 2012
The University of South Alabama offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation to work for 10 weeks over the summer semester in the area of "Structure and Function of Proteins". Students accepted to the program must have a strong interest in basic research, and are expected to work full time in their projects under the direction of faculty advisors. Important Information: Applicants must be US citizens or Permanent Residents (Green Card). Students must have completed an Organic Chemistry sequence before the summer. All participants receive a stipend, free housing, food allowance and travel expenses. Neither the University of South Alabama nor the National Science Foundation can provide health insurance to participants in the program. All participants are fully responsible for their own health insurance coverage. Application deadline: February 24, 2012.

Summer Microbiology Undergraduate Research Program 2012

10 weeks: May 21-July 27, 2012
Participants conduct full-time, hands-on research in microbiology, microbial genetics, or molecular biology. You can see a list of potential mentors and projects by clicking here. Enrichment activities include weekly seminars and workshops on graduate school and career opportunities. At the end of the summer, students write a research report and present their findings in a campus-wide poster session. Participants receive a $4800 stipend plus a $515 food allowance. Free housing is provided in the Mayflower dormitory. Travel costs are paid by the program. Social activities include an introductory picnic, excursions, and an end-of-summer banquet.

2012 Naotechnology Summer Internships

10 week program June through August, includes stipend $4,000, travel, housing and reasonable travel expense.
Application Deadline: (online) February 8, 2012.
Learn more about this opportunity at: http://www.nnin.org

Michigan State University

Summer 2012 Program The sixth annual summer undergraduate research experiences is tentatively scheduled for 21 May-27 July 2012. The official program and other activities from this year are posted. Application information for the 2012 summer program will be posted by 15 November 2012. If you would like to receive application information for the 2012 program when it becomes available, please send an email to: plantgen@msu.edu. Otherwise, please check back in November. We encourage interested secondary school teachers and faculty members from primarily undergraduate institutions to contact us about the summer 2012 program.

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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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Some of the 2012 projects include, Urbanization and vectors of human disease, Investigating people's ideas about ecosystems, Songbird behavioral ecology
Stipend + $5,100 plus a $600 food allowance. Complimentary housing is provided.
Contact Dr. Patricia Zolnik, REU Program Coordinator at 845-677-7600 X326

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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

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Warm-water Aquatic Ecology Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA Summer 2013: May 26 to August 4. We are excited to invite applications from undergraduate students to participate in a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on the ecology of southeastern ponds, rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries. Ten undergraduate students will work closely with Auburn University faculty (Fisheries, Biology, and Forestry) to explore aquatic ecosystems, complete a student-driven research project, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program. Participants will work closely with our mentors to develop projects on a variety of disciplines, including community ecology, limnology, evolution, fisheries management, population modeling, conservation, molecular biology, and microbiology. The program will run from May 26 to August 4, 2013 (10 weeks). To stay up-to-date with the 2013 selection process and to learn about last summer's program, check us out on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/AUREU/ Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors graduating no earlier than December 2013 are encouraged to apply. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Support: Participants will receive a stipend ($5,000) plus food and housing, financial assistance for travel to and from Auburn, and support for research expenses. Application: For full consideration, on-line applications and supporting recommendation letters must be received by 15 January 2013. http:// http://www.http://wilsonlab.com/reu/


DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics 2012-2013 Field Courses

Please find below advertising for our winter and summer session 2012-2013 field courses in tropical biology and conservation. We are offering two Primate Behavior and Conservation Field Courses in Costa Rica this year. Full details about the courses and application procedures can be found on our website at www.DANTA.INFO.

Danta: Association for Conservation of the Tropics is pleased to announce its winter 2012-2013 and summer 2012 field courses in tropical biology. Our courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical biology and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

Courses will be held in Costa Rica's spectacular Osa Peninsula. As one of the largest tracts of rain forest north of the Amazon, this area is renowned for high animal and plant diversity. It is one of only a few places in Costa Rica that has jaguar, puma, sea turtles and four species of monkey (mantled howler monkey, black-handed spider monkey, white-faced capuchin and squirrel monkey). It is also home to nearly 4,000 plant species, including trees more than 200 feet tall. All students participating in our programs will have opportunity to be involved in applied conservation (i.e., sea turtle monitoring and reforestation) and community service.

Winter Session 2012-2013

Primate Behavior and Conservation (TBA). Instructors: Kimberly Dingess, Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington; Marni LaFleur, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder; Dr. Suzanne Strait, Department of Biology, Marshall University and Dr. Klaus Zuberbühler, Department of Psychology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Summer Session 2012

Primate Behavior and Conservation (June 11 - July 8, 2012). Course Coordinator: Kimberly Dingess, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington.

As much of our advertising is done by word-of-mouth, we encourage you to spread the word by forwarding this email and attached flyer to students or friends who may be interested in our programs.

For more information, please visit our website at www.DANTA.info or email conservation@danta.info.

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