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Off Campus Research and Internship Opportunities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.:
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)
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, email@example.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.
THE OREGON INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY
SUMMER 2012 COURSES AT THE OREGON INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY - Courses are designed for upper division undergraduates.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer Research Programs
For more information on all the Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Research at The Institute for Bird Population
For more information on Bird Monitoring Internships click into the link below:
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.
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The Society for Ecological and Coastal Research, SEACR MARINE RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS SUMMER 2012
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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
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
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.
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 email@example.com. Applications for summer are due on February 6th!!
Kellogg Biological Station
10 week program: Dates vary. Deadline March 1, 2012
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Rodney King (email@example.com), or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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)
University of Pennsylvania Summer 2012
Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuroscience Research
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 email@example.com or Co-PI firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link for the web page is http://harrisburg.psu.edu/reu/sustainable-bioenergy.
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.
The University of Southern Mississippi
Contact Ms. Sharon King for more information at email@example.com
Stipend: $4500: Of special interest to students looking for opportunities in biochemistry.
Western Michigan University
10 weeks: 2011 REU Program Posting Soon!
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Summer Research Fellowship in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Deadline is March 9, 2012
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.
University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
10 weeks: 2012 Dates will be posted soon.
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
University of South Alabama
10 weeks: May 21 - July 27, 2012
Summer Microbiology Undergraduate Research Program 2012
10 weeks: May 21-July 27, 2012
2012 Naotechnology Summer Internships
10 week program June through August, includes stipend $4,000, travel, housing and reasonable travel expense.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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