Category Archives: Internships

2019 Summer Programs at Mountain Lake Biological Station

Field-based courses are UVA Summer Session classes offered by nationally-recruited faculty, and offered at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our NSF REU undergraduate research internship program is now in its 26th year.
Field Courses

Field Biology of Fishes
Summer Session I: May 20-June 7
Field Herpetology
Summer Session I: May 20-June 7
Plant Diversity and Conservation
Summer Session II: June 17-July 5
Field Biology of Insects
Summer Session III: July 15-August 2

Financial aid is available. 
MLBS courses are field-intensive, research-based experiences. Courses earn 3 UVA Biology credits. Non-college students are welcome to enroll.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU)

Become a National Science Foundation REU. Join undergraduates from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachians. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior, and physiology under the supervision of resident scientists. REUs are internships that include all station costs, travel, and a $5,500 stipend.

Program dates:  May 27 – August 3
Application deadline:  February 20

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Undergraduate Internship Opportunity Now Available through CRC

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) is pleased to announce that eight (8) summer internship positions will be awarded in 2019 as part of our new C-StREAM Fellowship support program – further details of the program (and links to application forms) can be found at our C-StREAM website.

2019 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program

Explore Harvard’s 4,000-acre outdoor laboratory & classroom in Petersham, Massachusetts.

May 27 to August 9, 2019

A summer of mentored research in

  • Forest carbon dynamics in air & soils
  • Ecosystem transformation: invasive species impacts
  • Advancing conservation
  • Computer science solutions for big data
  • Remote sensing of changing forest canopies
  • Tree ring analysis: Telling climate stories

11 weeks residential program
$5,775 stipend and travel
Full room & board and meal plan

Apply online by February 1, 2019

http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/other-tags/reu

Questions? Contact Manisha Patel, Summer Program Coordinator: manishapatel@fas.harvard.edu, 978-756-6148

Washington University in St. Louis Neuroscience Pipeline Program

The NIH-funded ENDURE Neuroscience Pipeline Program at Washington University in St. Louis engages undergraduates from diverse backgrounds in cutting-edge summer research experiences.  Accepted students are funded for up to two summers of research and receive a generous stipend, housing and many other benefits.  Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2019.  Details about eligibility and the program are available online (endure.wustl.edu) or by contacting endure@wustl.edu.

Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Computational Biology

We are pleased to announce the 10th summer for our REU program in computational biology..  More information and our 2019 program flyer can be found at our website – tecbioreu.pitt.edu, which also hosts our program application page.

Application Deadline:  February 11, 2019

Program Dates:  May 20 – July 26, 2019

Student Support:  $5750 stipend, housing*, and travel*
*housing and travel not guaranteed for Pitt students

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities for Your Students at Nebraska

We are now accepting applications for the University of Nebraska’s 2019 Summer Research Program, and we’d like to encourage your students to apply.
Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

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Summer 2019 research programs include:
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Friday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

DOE Scholars Program

Now accepting applications for:

DOE Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.

Why should I apply?

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
  • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
  • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizenship
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.
  • Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission.

Veterans are encouraged to apply.  DOE Scholars selected by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) are given a Veteran’s Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C. Veteran candidates who have received a college degree in an appropriate science, technology, engineering or math discipline within ten years of their starting date are eligible for appointments.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2019

Application deadline: December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM EST

For more information: Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars

Questions? doescholars@orau.org

DOE has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.

Cancer Research Opportunity Summer 2019

VCU Biology received the following communication:

We invite your best students to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-35) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes.

A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist. The St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences was recently established to offer training in leading-edge scientific fields paired with unique mentoring in the St. Jude clinical experience. Highly motivated POE students would have opportunities to join the third class of the Graduate School in August, 2019.

All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. The POE 2018 class average undergraduate GPA was 3.85. Our POE 2018 class of 55 students from 44 schools in 25 states were selected from over 500 applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. POE medical students spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology, chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non- local participants.

The POE home page contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2019 application materials is February 1, 2019. Early application is highly recommended, since completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice.

Blair Cousins-Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries

Where and when did you complete your internship?

 I completed my internship with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in Charles City, Virginia from February to May in the spring of 2013.  I interned at a fresh water mussel hatchery.

 How did you find your internship location?

 I did a Google search.

 What types of activities did you participate in as part of your internship?

 I helped grow and take care of fresh water mussels.  Duties included cleaning housing habitats, building housing habitats, counting young, and feeding mussel species and other related animals.

 What did you gain from your experiences in this internship (academically, professionally, etc.)?

 I learned a lot about the propagation and life cycle of fresh water mussels and also met a lot of professionals in the field.

 Would you recommend internship to other students, why?

 I would highly recommend this internship experience to biology majors, because you gain industry experience and the opportunity to get really cool hands-on experience in the field, something you might not gain from the classroom alone.

 Please also provide a short bio bellow (include a brief description of your career goals)

I graduated from VCU in May 2014 with a degree in biology and minors in chemistry and creative writing.  I am currently working at a local animal shelter and have been added as a permanent volunteer at the VADGIF.  I plan to return to school for my master’s in wild conservation, specializing in mammals and habitat conservation.