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Off Campus Research and Internship Opportunities
EPA Science Communications Staff Associate - Two Open Positions
The National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) at the EPA facility in Washington, D.C. is looking for two Science Communications Staff Associates to assist with planning, analyzing, creating and executing information on NCEA scientific assessment projects through print and electronic media, for both external and internal publication. Job is expected to begin April 2016.
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center REU Opportunity
We will have funds to support 6-7 undergraduate students to work as part of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) on the Michigan State University (MSU) campus this summer through the GLBRC Education and Outreach program. Additional information about the GLBRC can be found at http://www.glbrc.org. Please bring this research opportunity to the attention of qualified student candidates. Criteria for selection:
Strong preference will be given to:
Stipends will be $5,000 per student for 10 weeks. There are also funds available for housing assistance if needed.
Please have students complete the application form and return it and the other necessary materials to Corey Higley (firstname.lastname@example.org) before February 28, 2016.
A link to the application is below: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3dyE22Fnki_OXdFb0xCU2otTnc
For more information on the program, or for general questions, please contact:
Corey Higley, M.S.
Kids Being Scientist Camp Counselor job opportunity
Senior Camp Counselor at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary - If are you enthusiastic, responsible, and would like to teach engaging, hands-on outdoor science activities, we may have a great summer experience for you! Camp Counselors will be responsible for effectively teaching and engaging campers that are currently in the 1st -8th grades. Camp Counselors will be delivering camp curriculum, activities, and field trips in a safe manner. Individuals must possess a strong work ethic with strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills and demonstrate a high level of creativity and resourcefulness. Candidates must also demonstrate integrity, emotional maturity, objectivity, initiative, and social sensitivity. This is seasonal position with a pay-rate of $12.00/hr. Please see the KBS employment page for complete details and apply online by March 18, 2016.
Sanford Research - Student Opportunities
Program description: Applications are currently being accepted for the Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). This dynamic summer program allows students to apply their classroom knowledge by working in a laboratory under the supervision of a principal investigator and interacting with research teams that include graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. In addition to obtaining research experience in state-of-the-art facilities, participants attend weekly workshops geared toward career preparation, such as ethics in research, science career opportunities, and applying to graduate school. Students may also opt to participate in a weekly GRE preparation workshop offered as part of the program. To facilitate development of presentation and scientific communication skills, students present a short oral presentation on their proposed project at the beginning of the program, as well as share their research results at a poster symposium at the end of the summer. Program details are provided in the SPUR flyer.
We also offer Graduate Student opportunities. Sanford Research currently has a number of graduate students enrolled in either the PhD program in Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine or the PhD program in Biochemistry at South Dakota State University. Students in these programs have the opportunity to do their thesis research in Sanford Research labs. Please see the Graduate flyer for more information.
Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC
Program description: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment. Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows. The program dates are May 25th - August 5th, 2016.
Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences are eligible to apply. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered. Applicants must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.
How to Apply
The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program.
For further information contact:
Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or DParker2@cdc.gov.
Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA)
Program description: This program is focused on a hands-on, field curriculum. We conduct a 1 - 1.5 hr. lecture or class discussion each day and spend the rest of the day for 6 - 8 hours in the field conducting research on sharks and rays. Most lectures are focused on elasmobranch biology, physiology, ecology, identification, and conservation. Other lectures will include biology, physiology, identification, and conservation of sea turtles and manatees; fisheries, aquaculture, and ecotoxicology; the concept of a species; aquarium controversy; and how to develop a research project and communicate the results effectively. To make this program as hands-on as possible, our students conduct all research activities under the supervision of one or more staff members or instructors. This means that our students set and retrieve gear, handle any captured animals, collect data from any captured animals, tag elasmobranchs, and release all captured animals. No previous research experience or animal handling experience is necessary. This program is excellent for any student interested in the natural sciences, any student wanting to gain research experience, and any student interested in attending graduate school.
Program dates: Our summer program runs at 1 week intervals (Sunday - Saturday) from May 1, 2016 - August 27, 2016. Students may attend as many weeks as they would like. Any student who attends 4 weeks or more will be acknowledged in any scientific paper published from the data collected that summer. There are tuition breaks for students who attend 3 or more weeks as well as for groups of 6 or more students.
Deadline for early enrollment benefits: December 31, 2015: There is a lower tuition for all students who enroll prior to December 31, 2015.
Deadline for program enrollment: March 31, 2016
For tuition information and program availability please visit the summer program page as well as the tuition page of our website http://www.coastalmera.com/summer-program.html
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Summer 2016 Field Courses and REU Opportunities at Mountain Lake Biological Station
Mountain Lake Biological Station (University of Virginia) announces its 2016 summer program of field-based undergraduate and graduate-level credit courses offered by nationally recruited faculty, and its NSF REU undergraduate research internship program, now in its 24th year.
Financial aid available for undergraduate and graduate students.
Summer REU Internships: mlbs.org/reuprogram
Learn all about Mountain Lake at MLBS.org
George Mason University - 4 credit course
George Mason University is offering a 4 credit course at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation this summer.
Residential format available and strongly recommended.
Live in residence at the world-famous Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, which serves as an umbrella for the Smithsonian's global effort to conserve species and train future generations of conservationists. Our new academic, residential, and dining facilities provide students with a state-of-the-art learning environment. The 3,200 acre conservation campus nestled alongside Shenandoah National Park provides a home base for students to explore the current challenges facing conservation biology
For more information contact Dr. Larry Rockwood (firstname.lastname@example.org) / 703-993-1031.
Graduate Research Opportunity - University of Wisconsin Madison
Community Genetics of Plant-Insect Interactions
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Promising candidates will be requested to submit a formal application to a UW-Madison graduate program in Entomology, Zoology (Ecology), or Forestry. Note that the application deadline for Zoology is Dec. 31, 2015.
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.
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.
Alaskan Observers, Inc.
Are you looking for a financially rewarding career that offers independence, adventure and practical experience in field biology? Do you want to play a critical role in the conservation and management of fisheries resources? If so, then Alaskan Observer Inco. (AOI) has the perfect job for you.
Click here for the AOI brochure
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.
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.
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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:
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.
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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
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:
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.
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.
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.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer Research Programs
For more information on all the Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory contact: email@example.com.
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Research at The Institute for Bird Population
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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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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or Co-PI firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link for the web page is http://harrisburg.psu.edu/reu/sustainable-bioenergy.
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.
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 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
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