We are seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to participate in a life changing research experience. Students accepted to this competitive program will have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks (June 4-July 27, 2018) in the heart of Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana, working with leading researchers in interdisciplinary fields related to coastal and watershed science. REU investigations will fundamentally expand our understanding of watershed and estuarine resources and processes in an urban- and agriculturally-influenced watershed. Southern Louisiana encompasses a rich network of watersheds connected to the Mississippi (the largest Delta in the US) and the Atchafalaya Basin (the largest swamp in the US). This region is one of rapid and ongoing change due to both climate and land use changes, and is the focal point for a multitude of efforts at local, state, regional, and federal levels directed towards ecosystem protection and restoration. Students involved in research in this REU program will experience a vibrant research community engaged in innovative, multidisciplinary research to address some of the most pressing watershed and coastal issues of present and future decades. Students will be paired with a faculty mentor and engage in hands-on research, field trips, and meet and greets with leading researchers in watershed science. Students will develop valuable skills conducting literature reviews, scientific integrity, scientific writing, innovation in research, data collection and analysis, and presentation of research findings to diverse audiences.Students will gain the education, networking opportunities, and mentorship to prepare them for further academic pursuits in graduate school and future careers in science. For eight (8) amazing weeks during summer 2018, REU students will be housed on campus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This campus is located in the heart of Cajun Culture, is a walkable distance from downtown shopping, nightlife, and some of the best restaurants in the country.
UL Lafayette is seeking diverse students from Universities nation-wide. Students from underrepresented groups, first generation students, and students without undergraduate research opportunities at their home universities or colleges are highly encouraged to apply.
Selected students will receive monetary compensation, food allowances, travel support, research support, and on-campus housing.
Applications are open now through Feb 15, 2018.
Go to: https://coastalresearch.louisiana.edu/node/46 for more information on the program and how to apply!
Are you passionate about the environment, have a strong service ethic, and are looking to gain professional development in a conservation-related field this summer? Check out this amazing opportunity!
APPLY HERE: https://careers-mtcorps.icims.com/jobs/1239/conservation-intern/job
MCC’s Conservation Intern program provides opportunities for college students and recent graduates to gain professional experience in a conservation-related field.Conservation Interns serve at partnering federal, state, and nonprofit agencies across the state of Montana and neighboring states.
Location: Varies based on host site placement (MT & neighboring states)
Summer Term: 5/16/18 – 8/17/18
Extended Term:5/16/18 – 10/5/18
Living Allowance: $504 bi-weekly
AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of the program.
Each internship is focused to help develop the interns’ professional skill set while providing expertise and valuable contributions to the host site. Conservation Interns (CI) are placed individually with a partner organization and work under the direct supervision of the Host Site Supervisor while coordinating with the MCC Program Manager to ensure successful completion of the program objectives.CIs serve on a variety of projects including GPS and GIS projects, river ranger patrols, wildlife inventory, data analysis, public outreach and education, trails projects, research, and invasive weeds management. Current students or recent graduates in the fields of resource conservation, forestry, biology, or environmental studies are encouraged to apply.
MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://mtcorps.org/join/big-sky-watershed-corps-conservation-internships/conservation-intern-program/
Questions? Contact Mandy Hedstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-587-4475.
SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12-16 weeks utilizing our 2,650 acre research site on the shores of Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has maintained an REU site since 2001 and those students sponsored have used our professional training programs as a stepping stone to pursue advanced careers in the field of environmental sciences.
How to Apply:
Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of on-line registration, student copy of transcripts, personal essay, resume, and two letters of recommendation using the
Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA)https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/public
Summer (May-August) deadline is February 1, 2018
For more information please visit our web site
Or email: SERCintern@si.edu
The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Students from under-represented groups or institutions lacking research facilities or research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. However, all other interested students are encouraged to apply.
Do you have an interest in ecology, natural resource management, environmental education, science communication, environmental policy, or social science as it relates to our natural resources?
Are you interested in exploring a career path you may not have considered yet, instead of looking for a summer job?If so, then apply to become an intern with the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center.
The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center is offering up to 22 paid internships throughout the Midwest focused on a variety of topics. Project summaries, requirements, and location for each project can be downloaded here or by visiting our internship website (http://www.ngrrec.org/Internship/). The program starts with a week-long short course at NGRREC’s field station in East Alton, IL before students depart for their various project locations. At the end of the summer, students will return to present their work in a professional, two-day Intern Symposium attended by their peers, research advisors, and other professionals.
We encourage all students to apply, including community and junior college students, students who are undecided in their career path, and students who would like to explore including science, research, or education and outreach as a component of their educational growth.
In addition to the $5,000 stipend paid in two installments during the summer, we expect to have $1,000 in reimbursement funds to assist students with their summer housing and, if necessary, relocation costs. Program staff will assist students in finding suitable housing at their internship location, if needed.
Now accepting applications!
All applications are due via online submission by midnight January 23, 2018.
Minimum Requirements: A student must have a GPA 3.25 or higher. Attendance at the Intern Program Short Course (May 21-25) and Intern Symposium (July 30-31) is required if accepted as an intern. All application materials must be submitted online (no email submissions accepted) by the application deadline (Jan. 23).
Required Application Materials: All application materials must be submitted electronically within the online application form by the January 23 deadline.
Biographical sketch - Submit a brief statement (100 words or less) about yourself, your interests, and where you see yourself career-wise in 5 years. This information will be included in the August symposium proceedings.
College transcript - Unofficial copy will suffice as long as your name is clearly visible on the transcript. A screenshot or a typed Word version of your transcript will not be accepted.
Resume - Include all relevant coursework, previous employment, internships, and volunteer positions. Organization name, location, and dates should be included.
Cover letter (optional, but encouraged) - Feel free to include a cover letter outlining what makes you a good candidate for this internship. Include any additional information, such as your career and academic goals, that would help us assess your fit for our internship program. This also helps us match you to the right project.
To apply or see the summary of this year's projects and locations visit: http://www.ngrrec.org/Apply/.
For questions or more information, please contact NGRREC Intern Program Coordinator, Natalie Marioni at email@example.com.
Each year the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) matches approximately 40 students with mentors from around the world.Students have opportunities to work on a wide array of ecological and evolutionary field projects.Additionally, students have the opportunity to supplement their research project with additional training in field ecology or wildlife biology.RMBL provides REU funding for approximately 10 students.RMBL also makes available additional scholarships.Consequently financial need should not preclude students from applying.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students thinking about a career in the sciences.RMBL is located in Gothic, Colorado, a stunningly beautiful location in the Rockies.Because we host more than 100 graduate students and senior scientists, undergraduates have an opportunity to learn about graduate programs from around the world.Many undergraduates end up as co-authors on scientific papers and start building professional networks that foster their career across a lifetime.We have had many undergraduates turn their summer research into a senior thesis project, even though they have not necessarily had someone from their school present at RMBL during the summer.
Our program does fill.We encourage strongly motivated applicants, including applicants who need financial support, to submit their online application by Feb. 15 for REU applicants and by March 1 for RMBL Scholarships.Students can apply for both sources of funds with one application.
Each year, the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program places 100-120 college graduates in five-month paid internships to assist biologists with our federal (BLM, NPS, FWS, FS, USGS and others) and non-profit partners. Each internship is unique and may focus on botany, wildlife, or a combination of the two.The majority of our internships have a heavy emphasis on botany. Interns assist in a wide variety of projects depending on the needs of their field office. Examples of projects include: collecting seed for restoration and conservation purposes, performing surveys for threatened and endangered species and habitats, and collecting data on species reintroduction and habitat management experiments. Applicants with strong botany experience are especially encouraged to apply!
Benefits of the CLM Internship Program are numerous.As a CLM intern, you will receive a stipend paid every two weeks totaling $13,500 over 5 months and will attend an all-expenses paid week-long training workshop at the Chicago Botanic Garden. In addition, the CLM Internship Program provides opportunities to make connections in various governmental and non-profit organizations, to learn what it's like to work at a federal agency, to explore your career goals and expand your resume.
Applications are due January 15th but we encourage applicants to apply soon as we review applications on a rolling basis - the sooner your application is complete, the sooner we can review your files and consider you for available positions!
For more information and to apply online, please visit: www.clminternship.org
Our REU summer program runs for nine weeks (June 19 - August 18, 2018) at the UM Biological Station on Douglas Lake in beautiful northern Michigan. Each REU participant will:
-- Work closely with a research mentor on a project of mutual interest.
-- Design, conduct, analyze, and report on their research project, with guidance from the mentor and the two program co-directors.
-- Participate in workshops and group discussions designed to provide the background knowledge and technical tools needed to carry out interdisciplinary scientific research.
-- Contribute to the body of knowledge that can help address many of Earth's most important environmental challenges.
COMPENSATION: Participants receive a stipend of $5,000 plus free room and board at the Station.
DEADLINE: The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Application and details at: https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/research-opportunities/reu-program.html
The University of Michigan Biological Station is located on Douglas Lake near Pellston, Michigan at the tip of the lower peninsula. Its campus is situated amid 10,000 undeveloped acres owned by the Station. Students have quick access to many unique habitats in the region including dune, alvar, bog, and old-growth forest. The Station also has 2 atmospheric gas sensing towers for monitoring forest and atmospheric gas. More information about the Station is available at
Annual stipend of $15,750 and a tuition waiver for two years
Start Date: summer 2018 (preferably June)
Contact Person:Carol Baskauf (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Send application materials before Feb. 1, 2018
Highly motivated students wishing to earn an MS in Biology and interested in plant population genetics are invited to apply for a Graduate Research Assistantship in Dr. Carol Baskauf’s lab at Austin Peay State University (APSU) in Clarksville, TN.The assistantship includes a tuition waiver and stipend for two years ($15,750 annually).The successful candidate will begin lab/field work in the summer of 2018 before beginning graduate classes in the fall.
Generally, research in the Baskauf lab includes plant population genetics, ecology, and ecophysiology, with particular interest in rare species and comparative studies.Specifically, this NSF funded Graduate Research Assistantship involves genetic analysis of several rare and widespread congeners as part of a larger collaborative research project examining correlations between genetic diversity and phenotypic plasticity as well as potential adaptive and/or acclimatory responses to future environmental change by rare and widespread species.
An undergraduate degree in a biology-related field is required.Competitive applicants will have excellent written and oral communication skills, be able to work independently with attention to detail, and be able to work collaboratively and supervise undergraduates doing related research.Prospective students should send Dr. Carol Baskauf (email@example.com) unofficial college transcripts and a single pdf file consisting of a brief letter of interest and background, a CV (including GPA, GRE, and, if applicable, TOEFL scores), and names and contact information for 3 academic or professional references.Review of applicants will begin Jan. 2 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.For full consideration, submit all materials prior to Feb. 1, 2018.
The successful applicant will enroll in the Masters program prior to APSU’s March 15, 2018 application deadline in order to be eligible to complete coursework and a thesis leading to an M.S. degree in Biology.Information about the graduate program is at the Biology Department’s web page (http://www.apsu.edu/grad-studies/graduateprograms/biology.php).General questions can be directed to Graduate Admissions (1-800-859-4723, firstname.lastname@example.org).APSU is an equal opportunity employer, and underrepresented and minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Position Summary: The Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for two 10-week positions in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The successful applicant will work as part of a large-scale, multi-disciplinary project examining the effects of sea-level, climate change, and changes in human land use of the marshes, estuaries and watersheds surrounding Plum Island Sound, MA (http://pie-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu).
REU positions are available to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents only who are currently enrolled as undergraduates at U.S. colleges or universities (no graduating seniors).
Additional Information: REU projects will be drawn from the following areas: microbial processes and communities, sediment dynamics, plant ecology, population and community ecology of invertebrates, fish population size and diet, marsh carbon and nitrogen cycles, and watershed inputs and processing. Students will work closely with mentors to develop and conduct independent projects within these research areas. However, both students will be immersed in an active research environment and will interact with a diversity of knowledgeable wetland scientists conducting research on plant ecology, invertebrate ecology, and biogeochemical cycling. Students are expected to present their findings at MBL’s Young Scientist Symposium in August in Woods Hole. Housing will be provided at the field station in Byfield, MA.
Basic Qualifications: Applicants should have completed basic coursework in biology, chemistry and ideally ecology or ecosystem studies. Attention to detail and a desire to learn new laboratory and field techniques are essential.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience with boats is useful but not required.
Physical Requirements: Ability to work long hours in the field and carry heavy objects over uneven marsh is required.
The Marine Biological Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.
Application deadline: January 9th, 2018
For more information and to apply, see:
GLBRC sustainability research, funded by the US Department of Energy for the past 10 years, has focused on increasing our understanding of the attributes and mechanisms responsible for the environmental and economic sustainability of biofuel production systems. Since 1988, the KBS's LTER Program has studied the ecology of intensive field crop ecosystems and its environmental consequences as part of a National Network of LTER Sites (https://lternet.edu/network) established by the National Science Foundation.
This a full time, support staff position, located at the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) in Hickory Corners, MI (about 65 miles SE of East Lansing and 15 miles NE of Kalamazoo). KBS is Michigan State University’s largest off-site campus and one of North America’s premier inland field stations. You will be joining a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of researchers, technicians, and faculty in a friendly and collaborative working environment.