Tag Archives: Summer 2017

Internship Description

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

● Education

● Marketing

● 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

Living Arrangements

● 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

Other Details

● Internship dates are from May 22nd – August is 11th.

● Internship is 12-weeks long

Other Opportunities

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 info@hioceancenter.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.

Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP)

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!

TECBio Program

We are pleased to announce the 8th summer for our REU program in computational biology.

More information and a PDF of our 2017 program flyer can be found at our website – www.tecbioreu.pitt.edu, which also hosts our program application page.

Application Deadline:  February 13, 2017

Program Dates:  May 22 – July 28, 2017

Student Support:  $5500 stipend, housing*, and travel
*housing not guaranteed for Pitt students

We would also be most grateful if you would be willing to pass this information on to your colleagues who might know of students that would benefit from our program.

Thank you again for your support.

STaRS: Summer Training as Research Scholars

I am writing to bring your attention to our NIH-NHLBI funded summer research program, Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS) – now entering its 4th summer! This year, we will be accepting 10 undergraduate students with interest in the biomedical sciences. The STaRS program, will run from June 5 – August 11, 2017, and will include a rewarding 10-week research experience in laboratories across the BU Medical Campus; journal clubs and professional development workshops; field trips to local biotech or pharmaceutical labs; and networking opportunities with BU faculty and peer mentors.  The program will cover transportation to and from Boston, housing, and a stipend of $4,800.  The grant also supports the travel of each participant to present their research at a national meeting such as ABRCMS or SACNAS – this year, as in years past, at least one of our students has been recognized for outstanding poster and/or presentation.  Please see the attached flyers for additional information.  Prospective students can access the application on our website. The deadline is February 15, 2017, although we encourage interested students to apply early.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Summer Program in Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is extending an invitation to students who wish to participate in a summer program here at the Harvard Chan School. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have regarding this program.

Application Deadline is February 23, 2017!

Summer Program website: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/epidemiology/diversity/summer-program-in-epidemiology/

Application link: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dotymSrroQOVFmR


In order to take advantage of this opportunity, applicants must meet all of the criteria below.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Applicants must be from a quantitative science background or have taken several quantitative classes beyond intro level courses
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in public health
  • Applicants must be from at least one underrepresented group in biomedical research, which is defined by meeting the NIH’s criteria below:
      • People with disabilities
      • Racial and ethnic groups such as blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American
      • Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders;
      • People from disadvantaged and low socioeconomic status);
      • Annual family income below established low-income thresholds, based on family size(supplemental Income Worksheet required upon admission;
      • A rural, inner-city, or other environment that has inhibited a person from getting the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for a research career

REU in Nanotechnology

Explore the field of nanotechnology at Northwestern University (NU) – it’s the best summer job you’ll ever have!

Participants in the 8-week NU-REU Program will:

  • Work full-time on a nanotechnology research project
  • Have access to world-class equipment and facilities
  • Enjoy research seminars and field trips
  • Enhance public speaking and technical writing skills
  • Participate in team events like the summer picnic, and explore Chicago

REU participants come from small and large schools, across the country.  They receive a $4,200 stipend, plus round-trip airfare and dormitory housing.

To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • majoring in engineering or the sciences
  • have at least one year left to complete your undergraduate degree

The application deadline is February 13, 2017.  Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information or to download an application visit: http://www.iinano.org/reu

or contact Margaret Connolly at (847) 467-4862 or email m-connolly@northwestern.edu.

This program is sponsored by the NSF.