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Summer Internships @ Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve of the University of Minnesota has opportunities for students to work as plant community ecology interns, research field supervisors, ornithology technicians, and prescribed burn technicians. Many positions run from June through August, but some technicians will be needed as early as March and some are needed through October. As a research intern or technician, you will contribute to ongoing field experiments, have the opportunity to initiate individual research, attend scientific seminars, and interact with professors, post-docs, and graduate students. If you are an undergraduate or a newly graduated student with a background or interest in biology, ecology, environmental science, botany, environmental education, ornithology, or related field we encourage you to apply.

We have three large scale projects, along with several smaller scale experiments, that require most of our intern resources throughout the summer. BioCON is one of the large scale experiments where we explore the ways in which plant communities respond to environmental changes such as increased nitrogen deposition, increased atmospheric CO2, decreased biodiversity, altered precipitation patterns, and increased temperatures. Another large scale project is the Big Biodiversity experiment that studies how plant diversity affects the rates, dynamics, and stability of ecological processes at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. There are multiple experiments nested within the Big Biodiversity experiment as well, looking at factors such as irrigation and increased temperatures. The third large scale experiment, FAB, is
looking at tree competition under different diversity levels. This experiment includes approximately 40,000 trees within a 30 acre field that will run for over 100 years. Throughout the summer we maintain and sample these experiments. We also have a couple of technician positions that will involve studying woodpecker behavior, habitat use, and nesting success throughout the spring and summer
season at Cedar Creek.

The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve itself is a nine square mile tract of land 35 miles north of the Twin Cities. Because of its fortunate location in mid-continent at the triple meeting point of three great biomes of North America, it carries much of the continent’s biological heritage. Cedar Creek is endowed with a diverse mosaic of prairie, savanna, sedge meadows, bogs, open water, forests, and even abandoned agricultural fields. Its large size, great natural diversity, and uniform soil substrate make it ideal for ecosystem studies. To learn more detailed information about experiments, researchers, and the Cedar Creek area please visit our website at www.cedarcreek.umn.edu.

To apply for any of the above intern positions please visit our website, http://z.umn.edu/ccjobs. The deadline for application submission is February 19 th or 26 th (depending on position). For any questions regarding the internships or application please email ccintern@umn.edu.

Summer Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Experiential Learning Expo

We invite you to participate in VCU’s first-ever Experiential Learning Expo. This event allows you to connect directly with both VCU departments and community-based organizations who offer opportunities for relevant, experiential and applied learning.

Whether you are seeking volunteer, internship, research, creative or other experiential opportunities, we are excited to connect you to organizations that can help you grow as a professional.

Pre-registration is not required.

Event Details

All majors and programs of study are welcome to attend.

  • Experiential Learning Expo
  • Richmond Salons, 2nd Floor, University Student Commons
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Pre-registration is not required.

Paid internship Summer 2018? Oct. 27 is the deadline to apply.

There’s still time for college students to apply for a paid spring internship offered through the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP).

The Application Deadline is: Friday
October 27, 2017

APPLY HERE 

Interns selected will be placed at a participating federal agency in Washington, D.C. or a field office nationwideDownload the HACU National Internship Program flyer here.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • HNIP is open to all majors. The spring program dates are January 11 – April 27, 2018.     
  • Round-trip airfare to intern location included.
  • Housing arrangement assistance.
  • Intern stipends are determined by academic level at the time of application.
  • Professional development, social, and cultural activities.

ELIGIBILITY

 

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Recent graduates are eligible for a limited number of internships.
  • Completion of freshman year in college before the internship begins.
  • Authorized or eligible to work by law in the United States.

    During the month of October, we are also accepting resumes from students interested in a summer internship at a corporationMore>>

 

 

General Information Sessions about National Scholarship Opportunities

Two upcoming general information sessions are being offered by the National Scholarship Office (NSO). These info sessions will introduce students to a range of (inter)nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. We will also share with students how the NSO can support them during the application process. A third component of these info sessions focuses on steps that students can take to make themselves more competitive candidates for these awards.
These sessions are geared specifically to first- and second-year undergraduates, transfer students, and new graduate students.
Both information sessions will be held in the Multipurpose Room (1303) here at the Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) at the following times:
Friday, October 27, at noon-12:50p, and
Tuesday, October 31, 2-2:50p.

Volunteer & Healthcare Opportunities Expo

Volunteer & Healthcare Opportunities Expo
TomorrowNoon – 3 p.m.

Meet and talk with volunteer coordinators and program directors from
various volunteer agencies, clinical settings, and certification programs
from the greater Richmond area.

This event is open to all pre-health and pre-professional health students
who are looking to gain valuable experience, get connected with the community
and have a heart for service.

Pre-registration is not required.

Event Details

  • Volunteer & Healthcare Opportunities Expo
  • Commonwealth Ballroom, University Student Commons
  • Oct. 25, Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Pre-registration is not required.

Panama Avian Field Ecology 2018

This 4-credit course will provide students with an immersive study of Tropical Ecology with a focus on bird ecology and conservation of coastal and mangrove ecosystems. While in Panama, students will visit and learn about four major ecosystems important to migratory birds including Panama Bay, coastal mangrove wetlands, tropical rainforest, and tropical cloud forest.

A unique blend of rigorous science and community engagement in both Panama and Richmond, participants will have opportunities work with local biologists, conservationists, and collaborators from other Universities as part of an international team of researchers.

Program dates: January 2 – January 15, 2018

Website:  https://rampages.us/vcupanama/2017/10/09/310/

Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/3ir3b8rMiBD1srlF2

Spit4Science Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed

Trees 101 – Free Workshop

Richmond Tree Stewards will host a free tree care workshop, along with pruning and planting demonstrations and a tree walk, from 9-noon Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Round House, Byrd Park.  Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Whether you want to plant a tree, care for ones you already have or just find out how amazing trees are, come to the Tree Stewards’ Community Roots Arbor Day celebration. The speaker will be Janine Lester, who holds credentials as an ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist®, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist® and has ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification.