Want lab experience?
The “VCU Bug Lab” is looking for a few new research
interns (unpaid) to assist with insect rearing and field
collecting this summer and fall. Applicants must be
reliable and cooperative, and available at least 8-10 hrs a
week, especially on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
For more information stop by the Bug Lab (033 LSB; enter
through 029 LSB) or contact Dr. Karen Kester:
Looking to leverage your scientific background with a part-time job?
Would you want to add a GE Internship to your resume?
Are you a current student at VCU and have 10 hours per week to spare?
We would love to talk to you…
At GE Healthcare Life Sciences, we strive to develop breakthrough products that inspire our customers to push the limits of imaginative science.
- College student attending the University (Preferably Masters/PhD student – in the Science department or related area, 2nd or 3rd year).
- Strong desire to learn and grow.
- Demonstrate the aptitude to learn the technology of GE Lifesciences.
- Access to the scientific researchers within the University.
- A proven record of working successfully with diverse populations.
- A positive attitude and ability to plan and adapt to change.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with individuals.
- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
The ESA Office of Science Programs (https://www.esa.org/esa/science/) seeks an energetic senior undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student with strong communication and organizational skills to enhance our communication and outreach endeavors and help manage special ESA meetings, workshops, and training events. A basic background in and appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is desired.
This is a paid, part-time internship based in ESA’s downtown Washington, DC office, with occasional travel to events in the greater DC area. The position is funded from May 29 – August 31, 2018 and pays $15 per hour.
For details and the official job posting, please see:
Applications due by Friday, April 20th.
Seeking temporary research technician to assist with field survey and status assessment of the aquatic macrophyte Nuphar sagittifolia in eastern North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia from May 21-Early August 2018. Position will be approximately 20 hours/week, $10/hr, based at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Duties will be split between field and office work. The goals of the project are 1) To clarify the taxonomic identity of Nuphar populations 2)To assess population genetics of N. sagittifolia populations 3) To document the location, size and status of N. sagittifolia populations to inform conservation decisions.
Bridge and kayak surveys for N. sagittifolia populations range-wide,
Collect photographs, leaf tissue for DNA extraction, and voucher
specimens, Data management (photographs, GPS points, field data)
Required: At least two college-level courses in related field (botany,
ecology, forestry, plant systematics, natural resources etc.)
Preferred: Strong interest in botany and conservation biology
Comfort with kayaking (kayak can be provided)
Proficiency in data entry and management
Ability to work independently after training
Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule
Applicants must have a vehicle for surveys (gas costs reimbursed)
Start Date: May 21, 2018
Approximate End Date: Early August 2018. Hours per week may vary due to field conditions or project needs. Position is funded for approximately 11 weeks at 20 hours per week.
Hourly Wage: $10
Submit application, including resume and cover letter, at:
https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/98635. Review of applications will begin April 3; position will remain posted until filled.
Contact Katherine Culatta: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Field Technicians: Oak forest regeneration and restoration
We are hiring two technicians to collect field data at sites within the
Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana as part of a collaborative study between Purdue University and the USDA Forest Service. The goal of the project is to determine how overstory removal, competition control and prescribed fire can be used to regenerate and maintain oak forests.
Mid-May to August 2018 (40 hours/week)
$11.50 per hour. Housing is included.
Experience and Skills:
The ability to identify woody plants of the Midwest is strongly desired. We also desire basic knowledge of forest measurement practices, experience with backcountry navigation using a topographic map and compass, familiarity with standard equipment including GPS, and experience/training in identifying herbaceous vegetation. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
Please email a cover letter describing your qualifications, resume
(including contact information for two references) and unofficial
transcripts to Mike Jenkins (email@example.com). We will begin
reviewing applications on April 4, 2018 and will continue until the
positions are filled.
Please contact Mike Jenkins if you have any questions about the positions.
The VCU Post-Baccalaureate Research Training Program (PREP) is a one-year biomedical research training program for recent college graduates from underrepresented groups considering graduate-level training in the biomedical sciences. The program provides scholars with a year-long paid mentored research experience and the opportunity to develop technical and critical-thinking skills. PREP scholars have the opportunity to take graduate-level courses and a GRE preparation course, as well as receive formal advice on the selection of graduate programs, preparation of graduate school applications, and preparation for graduate school interviews.
Eligible applicants must have graduated prior to program start on July 1. Students must be interested in pursuing a PhD . Applicants must have graduated within 3 years of program start. Applicants must be US Citizens, permanent residents or non-citizen nationals with proof of citizenship status.
- Mentored Research Experience
- Formal advice on graduate applications
- Salary of $27,000
- Opportunity to present at National Scientific Conference
Application opens November 15, 2017-March 15, 2018
Apply online at: https://artes.som.vcu.edu
For more information contact:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Center On Health Disparities
P.O. Box 980501
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0501
The Hatteras Island Ocean Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization searching for interns for the summer of 2017. The Ocean Center runs programs geared towards children and adults that are focused on ecotourism and environmental education. Interns at the Ocean Center will be actively involved with all tasks related to daily operations for the Center. Interns will also help forward the Center’s mission of revitalizing the local economy of Hatteras Village.
Interns should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of running a nonprofit. We are currently looking for interns with backgrounds in:
● Biological Sciences
● Earth Sciences
● Environmental Science/Studies
● Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
Tasks and Responsibilities
● 50% – Run educational programs for children and adults
● 30% – Assist with the daily operations of the Center (greet visitors, give tours of the facilities, and running the cash register at the gift shop, etc….)
● 20% Help maintain the building and property (lawn work, cleaning, equipment and general maintenance).
● Have a passion for ecotourism and environmental education
● Must be outgoing and able to encourage conversations with visitors of all ages
● Excellent oral and written communication
● Student in their Junior year of college or higher preferred
● Current valid CPR/First Aid Certification (or higher) preferred
● GPA of 3.0 or higher
● Able to work several hours outside in summer heat
● Must be comfortable working in and around water and on watercrafts
● Free housing (shared living space) is provided
● Interns are responsible for their own living and travel expenses outside of housing arrangement
● Jobs in village outside of working hours are permitted so long as they do not conflict with internship
● Internship dates are from May 22nd – August is 11th.
● Internship is 12-weeks long
Interns will have the opportunity to volunteer with the National Park Service (NPS) on their Turtle Patrol and Nest Sitting initiatives.
On Turtle Patrol interns will accompany a Park Ranger or seasonal NPS staff member on an off-road vehicle to search for nesting sea turtle tracks, excavate nests, and perform necessary protocols associated with identification and marking of new sea turtle nests on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
During nest sitting interns will be able to educate and interact with the general public and ensure the safety of new sea turtle hatchlings at nest sites close to their hatching date. Interns will be responsible for raking out a path from the nest to the ocean, preventing visitors or animals from trampling the nest site or “turtle runway,” answering questions, and helping hatchlings to the ocean if problems arise.
How to Apply
If interested in this internship, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will contact you within a day or two and let you know that we received your information.
Application deadline is March 15, 2017.
If you are interested in a summer research opportunity, the application for the University of Virginia’s Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP) is currently open, with a deadline of February 1st.SRIP is a ten week residential summer program that combines an immersive research experience with a number of professional development activities and a communication workshop series. The program considers applications from students who will have just completed their undergraduate studies, as well as those who are earlier in their undergraduate career. It is a perfect opportunity to explore the highly collegial research and training environment here at UVA, while completing a high-quality summer research project under the direct mentorship of one of our program faculty. Our program is supported by several grants from the National Institutes of Health, providing research opportunities focused on cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disorders and cancer, though we offer opportunities in other disciplines as well. More information about this program, as well as the link to our application, can be found here:Before Spring semester classes start to consume all of your attention, please consider making plans for the summer!
Do you enjoy working with youth? Are you considering a career in teaching? Would you like to earn a little extra cash this summer?
If you answered yes to one of these questions, then the Noyce Summer Internship Program maybe for you.
The VCU National Science Foundation funded Noyce Initiative is sponsoring the Noyce Summer Internship Program to pique STEM majors’ interest in pursuing a career in teaching. As an intern, you will be given an opportunity to work with middle and/or high school students and teachers through one of three STEM pipeline and outreach programs. Interns will receive a $500 stipend in exchange for your commitment to work for one week (40 hours) during the summer with one of the programs.Interns will assist with lesson preparation and delivery. We believe this relatively low stress exposure will serve as a positive experience to begin building interest in a career in teaching.
Please see the link below to apply for the program. Applications are due by May 31st.