Description: The Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is advertising to all SEEDS students the availability of a summer internship at our Frostburg, MD campus. The student will work with our project team studying the adaptation of forest trees to climate. This NSF-funded project will develop new tools for the measurement and analysis of forest tree phenology (e.g., spring bud burst and fall color change), including the integration of remote sensing and field-based observations at local to continental scales. This is an ideal position for a student interested in forest ecology, climate change, and spatial analysis using geographic information systems (GIS). In addition to the academic scientists at the Appalachian Laboratory, the successful intern will work with scientists and data from the National Phenology Network, therefore contributing to work demonstrating the unique potential of citizen scientists in global change research. The internship includes a $6,000 stipend and travel funds to attend one national meeting, such as the annual Ecological Society of America meeting held this summer in Sacramento, CA. Students with an aptitude for quantitative data analysis will be most competitive for this internship.
How to Apply: To apply, please email a CV (including a listing of relevant course work) and a statement of interest to Dr. Andrew J. Elmore at email@example.com
Deadline: April 1, 2014
Description: MLBS courses are low-enrollment, field-intensive, research-based experiences led by nationally known instructors. Mountain Lake courses have been transformational for the students who have joined us on top of Salt Pond Mountain. Research at MLBS focuses on field-based ecology, evolution, physiology, and behavior. Located in the southern Appalachians, near Blacksburg, VA.
How to Apply: Visit the MLBS website – http://mlbs.org/summercourses
Deadline: Until full. Financial aid application is due March 15th, 2014.
LUMCON’s 2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program:Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments
Description: The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) invites undergraduates to apply for our NSF-sponsored, 2014 REU program in Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments. Successful applicants will receive a $5000 stipend, room and board at the Marine Center, funds to support transportation to and from LUMCON, and research and small boat use funds. Each student will spend ten weeks (June 2nd – August 8th) at LUMCON conducting independent research projects with guidance from scientific mentors/mentor teams while interacting with peers participating in other aspects of LUMCON’s summer field program. Each student is paired with a scientific mentor based on mutual research interests.
- Current undergraduate students
- An undergraduate student is defined as a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree.
- Students who are transferring from one college or university to another and are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer are eligible to apply.
- To be eligible you must be returning to an undergraduate degree program in the fall following the REU program. If you graduate in May or June in the year of the program, you are NOT eligible.
- Citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.
- Current undergraduate students
How to Apply: Please visit http://www.lumcon.edu/reu/default.asp for complete program information and how to apply.
Deadline: March 15, 2014
PLANTS – National Science Foundation and Botanical society of america funded Undergraduate botany meeting
Description: The PLANTS program (Preparing Leaders and Nurturing Tomorrows Scientists: Increasing the diversity of plant scientists) will fund up to 12 undergraduates to attend the meeting, receive individual mentoring from graduate students, postdocs, and faculty, and participate in networking events.
Eligibility: Applications are welcome from all undergraduates who have interest in in the plant sciences. Students will be selected so that as a group, they will help to diversify the pool of undergraduates who attend the meetings and are interested in continuing in botanical studies.
How to Apply: Complete the application form located at: http://botany.org/awards_grants/detail/PLANTS.php
Deadline: March 15, 2014
USDA career opportunities for students and recent undergraduates
Description: The USDA is offering a webinar to learn about different career opportunities for students and recent graduates to work in the agricultural, science, technology, math, environmental, management, business, and many other fields. By participating in the USDA Career webinar, you will learn about the types of opportunities available and the application process. Topics that will be covered will be: An Overview of USDA, An Introduction to USDA Careers, Available Opportunities, Basic Qualifications and Application Process, and Mission Areas Presentations.
Eligibility: Recent graduates and students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. residents. Must have internet access and a computer with speakers.
How to Apply: Register online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/USDAInfoSessionsRegistration_2014. Be sure to indicate which date you are applying for: February 19, 2014, MArch 5, 2014, March 20, 2014, April 2, 2014, April 9, 2014. Each session will be held from 1:00 to 3:00pm (EST)
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Description: Join fellow conservation students and professionals from around the world to network and exchange ideas. There will be poster presentations, time for mentoring to provide personal feedback, and other exciting opportunities.
Eligibility: Any graduate, post-doctoral fellow, or early career professional pursuing or considering a future in conservation science.
How to Apply: For information on how to apply, please visit http://www.amnh.org/our-research/center-for-biodiversity-conservation/events-exhibitions/conferences-and-symposia/2014-sccs-ny
Deadline: April 4, 2014
Description: California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is offering a 10-week, Summer 2014 Ocean Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program* in the Monterey Bay Region. While working with faculty and scientists, students will engage in Ocean Science research at various universities in the surrounding area in assorted disciplines of ocean science.
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a two-year or four-year institution of higher education. Preference is given to students who are rising sophomores or juniors. Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: Apply online at: http://reu.csumb.edu/application-portal.
Deadline: March 14, 2014
Description: The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is a virtual organization dedicated to providing open, persistent, robust, and secure access to biodiversity and environmental data, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. DataONE is pleased to announce the availability of summer research internships for undergraduates, graduate students and recent postgraduates. During the 9-week period, interns will work with a mentor around one of the available research topics.
Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postgraduates who have received their degree within the past five years. Interns must be at least 18 years of age by the program start date, must be currently enrolled or employed at a U.S. university or other research institution and must currently reside in, and be eligible to work in, the United States. Interns are expected to be available approximately 40 hours/week, with significant availability during the normal business hours.
How to Apply: For more information on the available research toopics and how to apply, please visit http://www.dataone.org/internships
Deadline: March 18, 2014
Description: Interns will be involved in hands-on activities related to climate research that will allow them to see the direct impacts of climate variability and change on forest ecosystems in Oklahoma, coastal areas in Louisiana, and the Texas Hill Country. The internship will take place from Sunday, July 20, 2014 to Saturday, August 9, 2014, during which interns will spend one week with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, one week with Louisiana State University, and one week with Texas Tech University. All meals, lodging and travel will be provided during the three week period. In addition, interns will receive a $200/week stipend for the duration of the program.
Eligibility: Applicant must reside in and be traveling from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas, must be 18 years or older by July 20, 2014, must have a valid social security number, applicant is required to sign Waiver and Release of Liability forms upon arrival, must have medical insurance during the period of the internship, and must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in a 4 year institution for the Fall 2014 semester.
How to Apply: Visit http://goo.gl/ZXjk to apply and to learn more information about this opportunity.
Deadline: March 14, 2014
Directorate resource assistant fellowship Program with the u.s. Fish and wildlife service - Midwest Region
Description: Selected students will serve as Fellows under the Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) at a National Wildlife Refuge for 11 weeks this summer. They will have the opportunity to work on a specific project that is related to their program of study. This is an excellent opportunity for students to obtain real world job experience that will add to and enhance their education while having a fun adventure for the summer!
Eligibility: By May 2014, you must be a rising college senior (either a senior or between junior and senior year), or a college graduate student accepted or enrolled in qualifying degree programs in an accredited college of university recognized by the Department of Education. See each project description for the specific qualifications.
- Degree requirements must not be fulfilled until after the project is completed.
- Proof of current college/university enrollment must be submitted by all successful candidates.
- Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.
- Successful candidates will be subject to completion of a favorable Personnel Background Investigation initiated by USFWS.
- Successful candidates must be available to complete the entire consecutive 11-week Directorate Resource Assistant Fellowship Program (DFP)
How to Apply: To learn more information and to apply to this opportunity, please visit: http://www.fws.gov/workforwildlife/dfp.html# to check pout available positions within each region. Or check out this these flyers: flyer for region 2 (Southwest), flyer for region 3 (Midwest), and flyer for region 4 (Southeast).
Deadline: March 12, 2014
Graduate Student Opportunities
MS and PhD Opportunity: Host-consumer Associations in Invasion Ecology
Description: The Brooks Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Mississippi State University is seeking bright, motivated students to help explore the role that variation in host traits plays in the ecological structure and function of consumer populations.
How to Apply: Interested students should check out http://cpbrooks.wix.com/brookslabmain and then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes a brief statement of interest in the lab, a curriculum vita and some basic information such as GRE or TOEFL scores, as well as GPA, etc.
Plant Ecology Research Internship
Description: Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida is seeking recent graduates who desire research experience before entering graduate school. Interns will work in the plant ecology laboratory of Dr. Eric Menges, which emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. Interns will gain experience with short and long term field projects while working as research assistants and on their own independent projects.
How to Apply: To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a resume or CV, and a summary of grades. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to us via email to Eric Menges at email@example.com.
More information can be found at: http://www.archbold-station.org/station/html/research/plant/plant.html
Deadline: March 7, 2014
Graduate Research Assistantship
Description: Applications are being accepted for 2-3 graduate research assistantships (MSc or PhD) to begin in June 2014. The general area of emphasis can be selected from ecological simulation modeling, plant ecohydrology, dynamics of grassland-woodland ecotones, or belowground structure of plant communities. The specific research topic investigated will be designed around the interests and qualifications of the student but will be part of an on-going research program.
How to Apply: Applicants should send 1) a letter of interest, 2) resume, 3) copies of transcripts and GRE scores, and 4) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of three references to:
Dr. Terry McLendon
Department of Plant and Soil Science and
Department of Natural Resources Management Box 42122 Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas 79409-2122
806-742-2838 extension 252
NATURAL RESOURCES LEADERSHIP ACADEMY AT OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Description: Oregon State University’s Natural Resources Leadership Academy is a unique opportunity for professionals and graduate students looking to enhance leadership skills, gain knowledge, and network with other people in the natural resources field. While at this gathering, you will be sure to learn about the dimensions of leadership that help resolve issues, which mean when you return home, you’ll have the value added benefit of knowing that both your knowledge about natural resource topics and your “toolbox” to manage those issues have been greatly enhanced.
Eligibility: Must be a graduate student or professional looking to enhance leadership skills in the natural resources field.
How to Apply: Register online at http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/nrla/register/.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Opportunities available at a variety of locations. Application deadlines vary by site.
- Student Conservation Association. Various internships available.
- Fulbright Program – opportunities for students, teachers, and scholars in the U.S. and abroad.
- Organization for Tropical Studies. OTS Courses for undergraduate and graduate students listed here.
- Smithsonian Institute Internship Program.
- Smithsonian Institute Fellowship Program.
- Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT): Opportunities at various institutions for PhD programs. Application deadline varies by institution.
- Dartmouth College’s IGERT Program in Polar Environmental Change. Application deadline varies by department.