Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Kalu Yala Internships Sustainability-Focused Entrepreneurial Internships in Panama

Biology Program based in Kalu Yala

Mission: Our purpose is to increase the biological knowledge base surrounding Kalu Yala.
Vision: Our ultimate goal is to be a center of research and monitoring for maintaining ecological sustainability in the Tres Brazos valley.

The Biology Program focuses on conducting biological field research, such as the cataloging of flora and fauna in and around Kalu Yala. We will spend many hours hiking and exploring the various ecosystems surrounding the property. You will have the opportunity to make observations, ask your own questions, and seek your own explanations. Whether you already have a particular passion in biology or you are still trying to find it, this is the opportunity to escape the classroom and experience one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Projects have ranged from GIS mapping and water testing, to species richness comparisons between old and new growth forest ecosystems (see past projects tab).

Program Dates:
Summer 2015: May 18th- July 31st (Early Application Deadline: February 15, 2015)
Fall 2015: September 7th- November 20th (Early Application Deadline: June 15, 2015)

We accept applications on a rolling basis, but for any applications received after the early application deadline, there will be a $50 expediting fee

Tuition for 11-week program- $4,995

Tuition includes:
  • Housing
  • Meal Plan with vegetarian options
  • Project Supplies
  • House Keeping Service (For Panama City and San Miguel-based programs)
  • Laundry Facilities (for Panama City and San Miguel- based programs, Kalu Yala-based students may use these facilities when visiting)
  • Internet (for Panama City- based programs- San Miguel and Kalu Yala-based students may use these facilities when visiting)
  • Airport Transportation 3 days prior to and after the program

Due to residential capacity, a $500 nonrefundable deposit is required within 3 weeks of acceptance in order to reserve a spot in the program. We also accept payment in full and are willing to design payment plans for individuals with extenuating circumstances. With a Payment Plan, students are required to put the initial deposit down but their remainder will be split over several months.


Internship credit MAY be available for the biology department. For more information, please contact Dr. Bruce Wiggins in the JMU biology department.

Summer 2015: Sense and Signaling REU at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology Department at UT-Knoxville will once again offer a special REU program for undergraduates interested in hands-on scientific research experience.  The broad focus is on Sensing and Signaling in Biological Systems. The team of REU faculty represent multiple modern scientific disciplines including cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, physical chemistry, and computational biology.

We especially encourage rising sophomores and rising junior undergraduate science majors to apply. Underrepresented minorities, women, and first generation college students are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be a US citizen or a permanent resident.

More information and on-line applications are available at our web site, http://bcmb.utk.edu/undergraduate-studies/reu/

Program dates: May 24th – August 1st 2015

Application deadline: February 27, 2015.

Summer 2015: Apply to be a Science Tutor/Counselor at Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University Seeks Tutor/Counselors For A Six Week Summer Program Designed To Encourage and Motivate Qualified High School Students To Pursue Post Secondary Education and To Develop Skills and Attitudes Essential For Success Beyond High School.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
These are residential positions and Tutor Counselors (TCs) are responsible for supervising program participants (high school students) in the residence halls and during all RMSC sponsored activities. Tutor Counselors are also an integral part of the student’s academic experience as TCs attend academic classes with the students and assist them as they complete their scientific investigations. TCs also chaperone field trips; plan & lead recreational activities; and create, maintain & enforce a safe, positive & productive residential hall living environment.  5-week and 6-week positions available. Both include one week of staff training prior to the program.

TENTATIVE DATES: June 8- July 17, 2015 (5-week positions) and June 8 - July 24, 2015 (6-week positions)

SALARY: $2,600 (5-week positions) and $3,000 (6-week positions). Both positions include room & board and all field trip expenses are paid by the RMSC.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • One Year Undergraduate Experience
  • Comfortable Working Out Of Doors (most of our science projects include field work)
  • Excellent Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Ability To Relate To Diverse University Population
  • Evidence Of Success In Course Work In Science, Math or Writing
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience Supervising Students In Residential Setting
  • Tutoring Or Teaching In Math, Science Or Writing
  • Experience As Camp Counselor
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Experience With Disadvantaged Youth
  • Participated In TRIO Or Similar Program.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.frostburg.edu/clife/mscenter or 1-800-646-6004


For additional positions (including science teacher positions), please visit http://www.frostburg.edu/clife/mscenter/jobs.htm 

Ph.D. Concentration in Cancer and Molecular Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University

We would to inform you of the Clinical and Translational Research Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Our program offers a PhD concentration in Cancer and Molecular Medicine (CaMM) that is an innovative and cutting edge initiative in the field of translational sciences.  In this concentration, students use experimental models to carry out translational research projects; and while doing so, they will have both a research and clinical mentor.  A Cancer and Molecular Medicine concentration is not available at most schools, and VCU is excited about offering this kind of interdisciplinary program. For more information about our program, please go to http://www.cctr.vcu.edu/education/phd/track3.html.

VCU Medical Center is nationally known for its excellent biomedical research and is located in the heart of beautiful, historic downtown Richmond. It is an affordable and creative city with new residential lofts, restaurants, and galleries opening every month along the white-water of the James River. Students are supported by a generous stipend that is competitive within the region. Access to culture, transportation, and the high quality of life in Richmond are important to those who are in search finding balance between work and play. Additionally, graduate students can take classes and attend events at the nearby Monroe campus via free shuttle connections.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2015. The rolling deadline for CTS-CaMM program is January 10, 2015. To apply, please go to http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/ and select the intended program of study as ClinTrnsSci:CancerMolecMed-PHD in the application for graduate admission.


For additional information, please contact one of the program directors, Dr. Joyce Lloyd and/or Dr. Devanand Sarkar.  For questions regarding the program application, please contact Risham Qureshi.

Gap Medics - Shadow Doctors, Nurses, Dentists or Midwives Abroad!

This March and April, Gap Medics is pleased to welcome hopeful doctors, nurses, dentists and physician assistants from schools around the US to our Spring Break Special. Students will shadow highly skilled health professionals at our dedicated partner hospitals in Asia, Africa or Europe. On top of shadowing in the wards and operating rooms of a variety of exciting hospital departments, students will immerse themselves in the study of global health and gain first-hand experience for their applications and interviews. 

Locations include:
  • Tanzania
  • Poland
  • Croatia
  • Thailand

Weekly Features:
  • 23+ hours hospital shadowing experience
  • 3x Global Health Tutorials
  • Dedicated mentor in healthcare

All Programs Include:
  • Exclusive accommodations
  • In-house catering
  • Comprehensive pre-departure services
  • Customized online trip planner
  • In-country support
  • Arrival airport transfer
For more information, please visit: http://www.gapmedics.com/spring-break-special


Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program at Oak Ridge National Labs

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.


The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities.


Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

For more information please visit: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/


Applications for Summer 2015 are due January 9th, 2015. Apply now!

Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program - Interactive Flyer

Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your education to real world applications? CSIIP connects you to paid undergraduate internships in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Participation in CSIIP enhances your résumé and is a good way to gain actual job experience in your field of study and build relationships with potential employers.

The Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) is proud to announce its first interactive flyer. It features video testimonials from students, information on the application process, links to career development expertise, internship opportunities, and more.

Check out the interactive flyer, or visit the website at: http://csiip.spacegrant.org/students



Friday, December 5, 2014

Woodrow Wilson National Teaching Fellowship Program

MISSION
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.

The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.

THE FELLOWSHIP
The Teaching Fellowship includes:
  • admission to a master's degree program at a partner university
  • preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
  • extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • a $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders

THE COMMITMENT 
As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need secondary schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district. Continuation as a teacher of record is contingent on the Fellow's completing the master's degree and obtaining appropriate teaching licensure.

MORE INFO
For more information about this program, please visit: http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/

Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Program at Oklahoma State University

The program's focus is Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior.   The project is funded by the National Science Foundation.The goal of this program is to provide 10 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of animal  and human behavior. Students will be trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and conduct research studies involving either animal or human subjects.  Students will also be trained in the responsible conduct of research. Students will be mentored by full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty with strong programs of research. Students selected for the program will be expected to devote at least 40 hours a week for research; thus, it is not possible to be enrolled in courses or other activities during the program.

Program dates: May 30, 2015-July 25, 2015

Application deadline: March 2, 2015


To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.  Each student will reside in a campus dormitory (at no cost to the student) and receive $500 per week to cover food and other living expenses.  Students will receive a $500 travel stipend to pay for their travel to and from campus and a $500 additional stipend, if students present research at an academic conference.


Information about how to submit an application is available at: 

http://psychology.okstate.edu/faculty/kennison/osunsfreu.htm

We especially welcome applications from students from underrepresented groups, including first generation college students and students from rural areas.  Students coming from undergraduate institutions that do not provide access to research experiences are also preferred.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program at DOE labs

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities.

Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

Summer applications are due January 9, 2015.

For more information, please visit: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

To apply, please visit: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/how-to-apply/

Summer 2015 REU in Microbiology at the University of Iowa

The REU in Microbiology at The University of Iowa seeks to foster the careers of the next generation of microbiologists. We do this by providing an intensive 10-week research experience for bright and ambitious undergraduates who are considering a PhD in microbiology or an allied discipline. The focus of the program is a hands-on research project conducted under the guidance of faculty and graduate student mentors. A range of research projects will be available, including basic mechanisms of bacterial and viral gene expression, virus structure and assembly, biofilm formation, microbial development, and prokaryotic cell biology. Students will also attend lectures to broaden their understanding of microbiology and educate them about graduate school and career options.

Overview of the Program
  •  Participants conduct full-time, hands-on research in microbiology, microbial genetics, or molecular biology. Enrichment activities include weekly seminars and workshops on graduate school and career opportunities.
  • Program lasts for 10 weeks (May 26-July 31, 2015)
  • Participants receive a $5,250 stipend plus a $530 food allowance.
  • On-campus housing is provided at no cost to the participants.
  • Travel costs are paid by the program.

Eligibility
  • The program is intended for undergraduates who:
  • Have completed at least two years of college.
  • Will be returning for at least one semester of undergraduate study before graduation.
  •  Are majoring in a biological science.
  •  Are interested in pursuing graduate school and a career in biological research.
  • Are United States citizens or permanent residents (hold a green card).
  • Have limited access to research opportunities at their home institution.
  • Prior research experience is NOT a requirement.

This program seeks to improve diversity in the biological sciences. Disabled students, minority students, and disadvantaged students (economically or first in family to attend college) are especially encouraged to apply.

Questions? Try our FAQ. You can also send an email to us at undergrad-micro-info@uiowa.edu or call us at 319-335-7980. For more information please visit: http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/microbiology/summer/

Your complete application includes:
  • The online application (click here to go to the application).
  • A copy of your.
  • Two letters of recommendation

The application deadline is February 15, 2015.

Summer 2015 Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will have a competitive edge for familiarizing yourself with DOE functions while showcasing your education, talent, and skills.

Disciplines: Engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; business; policy; program management; mathematics; statistics; safety and health; accounting and ­finance; law; communications; and other related areas.

Eligibility: U.S. Citizens Only. Undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate of an accredited institute ofhigher education.

Locations: Various locations across the U.S.

Duration: DOE Scholars internships are typically during the summer months and are approximately 10 weeks in length. Limited extensions may be granted based on the needs of the facility and the intern’s availability.

Deadline: Applications accepted October 15, 2014 through January 15, 2015. To apply, please visit https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/613

Benefits: Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week depending on academic status. Travel to and from the appointment site will be paid when the distance is over 50 miles one-way.

Learn more and apply now at DOE Scholars (http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars).

2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, is accepting applications for 10 funded summer Research Scholar positions for our Summer 2015 program. NSURP offers opportunities consisting of both basic and applied (clinical) biomedical research projects.

The Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is accepting applications for 6 funded summer Research Scholar positions through their Health Equities Summer Research Program (HESSP). The focus of all of these research projects is health disparities. Most are epidemiologic in nature.

Online applications will be accepted from December 1, 2014 through January 18, 2015. The deadline for submission of all application components is January 18, 2015.

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at the time of application, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and interest in basic and applied sciences, healthcare, health disparities, public health or related fields.

During the 10 week paid scholarship program that begins June 1st, 2015 and ends August 7th, 2015, Nemours research faculty will guide students through the process of formulating and testing hypotheses, interpreting data, and communicating results. Training will be provided on human subjects protection and animal welfare. Both programs share programming and activities Students participate in enrichment activities during the summer including the opportunity to shadow clinicians, attend grand rounds and research seminars, and participate in discussions about medical and academic research careers. All students will present their research project and findings to the Nemours community at a final day symposium and celebration.

Additional information and the online application is available at: www.NemoursResearch.org/Scholarship

Any questions or concerns should be directed to: programcoordinator@nemours.org

Summer 2015 Internship at the Hepatitis B Foundation

Every summer since 2000, the Hepatitis B Foundation has recruited outstanding college students for its Summer Internship Program, located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (25 miles north of Philadelphia).

The Hepatitis B Foundation provides a unique opportunity for junior and senior college students in its paid Student Research Internship Program. Eligible students spend 10 weeks in this innovative, educational program that give students that are considering graduate school, medical school or industrial research careers the possibility to gain a personal perspective on the scientific process from formulating and testing hypotheses, to working with a faculty advisor in a state-of-the-art research laboratory.

Students will gain firsthand experience in professional research, other scholarly activities, or outreach services at the HBF and research affiliate, the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. This unique experience allows participants the opportunity to gain a personal perspective on the entire scientific process: from formulating and testing hypotheses, to working with an advisor in a state-of-the-art research laboratory or outreach office.

This is a 10-week summer program that runs from June 1 to August 7, 2015 and includes a modest stipend.  Students entering their junior or senior year of college in fall 2015 are eligible to apply.  Housing is the responsibility of the student.

To apply students must submit the following by February 13, 2015:
  1. cover letter
  2. resume
  3. contact information for two academic/professional references

Please send all information to:
  Rachel Eichem
  Hepatitis B Foundation
  3805 Old Easton Road
  Doylestown, PA 18902
  (Phone) 215.489-4901


Department of Homeland Security Summer Internship Program in Homeland Security related STEM Disciplines - Summer 2015

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.
10-week research experiences offered at:
  • National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia
  • Other Research Facilities: Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Security Technologies, and Transportation Security Laboratory

Undergraduate and graduate students receive a stipend of $6,000 and $7,000, respectively, plus limited travel expenses
Areas of Research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.
For more information, please visit: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/index.html.
Application deadline: December 22, 2014. 

VCU-PREP - Post-baccalaureate research program

The Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is a one-year bio-medical research training program for recent college graduates from underrepresented groups considering graduate-level training in the bio-medical 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 and also receive formal advice on selection of graduate programs, preparation of graduate school applications, and preparation for graduate school interviews.


PREP scholars receive competitive stipends in the amount of $20,772 for the year. At the end of the program, they will have the skills necessary to successfully compete for admission into a biomedical Ph.D. program at VCU or another institution. 


Eligibility

Eligible applicants must have graduated from college before the start of program on July 1. Students must be interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or a M.D./Ph.D. Applicants must have graduated in the last three years to be considered eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or non-citizen nationals. Proof of citizenship status or resident status will be required before the start of the program.


Application process

Students should apply using the online application and will need to complete a personal statement, provide three letters of recommendation from faculty members, and submit official transcripts from all universities previously attended. The application deadline is March 15.


For more information, please contact COHDTraining@vcu.edu or for an for more in-depth detail about the PREP program, please view this brochure.


Nebraska Summer Research Program

Nebraska's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program aimed at conducting cutting edge social and behavioral research into understanding and reducing health disparities and in diversifying minority health researchers. A complete listing of faculty mentors and research project descriptions can be found on our website at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses, and more.

Summer 2015 programs include:

  *   Applied Mathematics
  *   Bioenergy Systems
  *   Biomedical Engineering
  *   Chemistry
  *   Minority Health Disparities
  *   Nanohybrid Functional Materials
  *   Optics and Laser Physics
  *   Redox Biology
  *   Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments
  *   Virology

During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Monday, February 2 and all applications must be completed by Monday, March 2. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please visit: http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/apply

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Summer 2014 PINEMAP Undergraduate Fellowship Program at Virginia Tech

The Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation and Adaptation Project (PINEMAP) Undergraduate Fellowship Program provides undergraduate fellows from across the US with a research experience under a graduate student, post-doc, or research staff mentor and prepares them to successfully deliver secondary school science or social studies lessons based on summer research.  This program partners fellows with graduate students based on interest areas.  Selected undergraduate students will be provided the opportunity to work during a summer internship with a researcher in one of the following disciplines, or Aims: ecophysiology and silviculture, modeling, genetics, economics and policy, education, and extension.  Fellows will be integrated into their mentor’s research program and participate in data collection and hypothesis testing at a host university.  Undergraduates will then enroll in a fall distance education course in inquiry-based science education and work with classmates to develop and improve engaging lessons for secondary school life science, biology, or social study classes.  We will begin the course mid-summer to reduce the overall course load in the fall.  Lesson topics will be based on research activities conducted during the past summer and, potentially, materials developed for a Project Learning Tree module.  Fellows will then visit classrooms in their communities to lead these inquiry-based activities.  Examples of past lessons include understanding the carbon cycle, exploring the carbon on their campuses, life cycle analysis, genetics, and understanding the value of trees in mitigating climate change and in production of wood products.
 
Eligibility: Students must have completed at least their freshman year; non-graduating seniors are eligible. Awardees must be US citizens or permanent residents and able to pass a background check as part of VT hiring policy. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred. Underrepresented students are encouraged to apply.
 
Compensation: Fellows may earn $7,000 at maximum.  Undergraduate fellows are temporary wage employees of Virginia Tech, although you will work at your mentor’s university, and earn $5,250 for 40 hours of work each week for 12 weeks during summer.  You may earn up to $1,750 during the fall semester.
 
Submission Deadline:  February 13, 2015.  With up to 12 fellowships available this year, we greatly encourage you to apply.
 
To Apply: Visit http://www.pinemap.org/education/undergraduate for additional information and application.

For more information: Please contact the program coordinator, John Kidd, at jbkidd@vt.edu or 540.231.7744

Monday, December 1, 2014

Summer Research Course at Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA)

This summer you can be a part of our research team as a crew member aboard one of our research boats, gaining hands-on marine field research experience, and handling sharks and stingrays in Florida.

This experience will advance your interest in natural science, provide you valuable experience for your resume, enable you to be eligible to receive credit hours (see below), and provide the enjoyable opportunity to interact with fellow students from all over the country!  

What:  All participating students will be conducting field research on sharks and rays in the Clearwater, FL area in an ongoing project focusing on a species survey, population stability, and population dynamics.  All students will work on our boats in the Gulf of Mexico, setting equipment to catch sharks and rays,retrieving the equipment, handling the animals, collecting pertinent data from the animals, collecting environmental data, tagging the animals, and releasing the animals back into their natural habitat.  Students will also attend daily lectures (1 - 2 hours) on our local ecosystems and the animals that live in those ecosystems.  Students will then receive field instruction as they experience our local and unique ecosystems.  Snorkeling and diving are also available options to further experience our underwater world.

Why choose CMERA:  CMERA is a unique program that focuses on field research.  In our program, Monday - Friday, 6 - 8 hours are spent in the field on one of our boats each day with an additional 1 - 2 hours in the classroom each day.  This is an incredibly hands-on program where students conduct all portions of the research project and handle the animals.  Students get to experience wild animals in their natural habitat, which is very different from observing captive animals or conducting research in a lab.

When:  Our summer courses begin in 1 week periods (Sunday - Saturday) on May 3 and our final week ends on August 29.  Students may attend 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, or 4 weeks depending on how many credit hours or how much field experience they would like to receive.  There are financial incentives for attending 3 or 4 weeks.  We also have an early enrollment discount, which ends December 31, 2014, and regular enrollment ends March 31, 2015.

Where:  All of our research is conducted in the Gulf of Mexico in Clearwater, Florida and the surrounding areas.

Who:  Students must be 18 years of age or older.  Incoming freshman, who have not yet taken college courses, and college graduates are both welcome.  This experience is valuable for students at various levels.  For students interested in the natural sciences, but who have not had much, if any, experience in the natural sciences, this experience may help determine if this truly is the appropriate course of study.  Students who are confident in their natural science discipline, will gain incredibly valuable job training.  Students who are contemplating a graduate degree, will get a taste of what graduate level research is, the difficulties of research, and perhaps ideas for their graduate thesis.

Course credit:  For students currently enrolled in college courses, we urge you to speak with your academic advisor or department chair about receiving credit for our courses.  Most schools consider this as independent research, directed study, field research, or elective credits and some schools use our program for a Capstone project.  This experience is very valuable for future internships or jobs that you will apply for even if you are unable to receive course credit. 

How:  Go to www.cmera.net for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!!  Space is limited!  

We will provide email addresses, by request, of previous participants, if you would like to speak to a previous student about their experience with us.
Please feel free to contact us via email at info@coastalmera.com or call us at (727) 437-8589 if we can assist you in any way.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Paid Summer Internships at Noblis

A summer at Noblis is a summer well spent. If you are a student who is looking for good pay, valuable real-world experience, and the ability to apply your coursework, Noblis is the place for you.

What It's Like
At Noblis, our interns spend their days collaborating with other interns and our full-time staff to create innovative, mission-focused solutions to many of our clients’ most pressing problems. When you intern for Noblis, you will be doing real, professional work--we know you want to to learn something and contribute. You want to see what it’s like to be a working professional in this field. And that’s exactly what you’ll do at Noblis. You will be an integral part of our team from day one.

There are also group collaboration activities that allow you to meet other interns and form new connections. You'll get to attend regular lunch-time presentations and development sessions. You'll always be learning.

The Possibilities
And if you love it at Noblis, you may not have to leave us. A staggering 90% of eligible interns receive a job offer upon the completion of the program.

Internship Details
  • The official program runs from early June to late July
  • Most jobs are located at Noblis' headquarters in Falls Church, VA (close to Washington, DC) and in our nearby offices in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
  • We also have a few openings in Danville, VA where we house our Cray XMT2 supercomputer and San Antonio, Texas
  • You’ll get paid. We offer an attractive hourly wage for full-time work (Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week for 8 weeks)
  • The work will be challenging and exciting. You’ll be guided by our expert staff, make new professional connections, and build your network. You’ll attend weekly seminars and networking events designed to prepare you for life after school
  • You will contribute to the good of the nation by working in National Security and Intelligence, Enterprise Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, Transportation, Healthcare, corporate business operations, or on the Noblis Sponsored Research (NSR) program
  • We accept applications from undergraduate, graduate, and PhD candidates

What We Need From You
  • A GPA of 3.3 or higher in your undergraduate studies
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, strong written and oral communication, and collaboration skills
  • Interest and skill in any of the following:
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Systems engineering
  • Computer science
  • Biometric technologies
  • Life and chemical/biological sciences
  • Telecommunications (including wireless technologies)
  • Networks
  • Data/knowledge management
  • Corporate business operations, e.g., finance and accounting, human resources/organizational development, information technology, and event planning/coordination.
  • Marketing and design

For more information, please visit: http://www.noblis.org/Careers/internship

U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.  Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance.  For more information, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/
 
Eligibility
  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher) or had a Ph.D. conferred on or after January 2, 2014 in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree
 
Application closes Friday, January 2, 2015 – click http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/ to get started NOW!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Summer Internships at WVU Center for Neuroscience

For nine weeks in the summer of 2015, the WVU Center for Neuroscience will offer internships of research-intensive training for qualified undergraduate students. Our research opportunities incorporate molecular- to systems-level analyses of nervous system function. Projects are offered in sensory, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; in neural injury and neuro-degeneration; and in neuropsychiatric diseases. Interns are expected to devote their time to a well-defined research project under the supervision of a Center faculty member.

The program will run from May 26 through July 27 during the summer of 2015. Interns will receive a $4,000 salary (before taxes) as well as housing in the WVU-leased Pierpont Apartments. Interns will have access to many of the University's facilities, including the new Health Sciences Library, the Personal Rapid Transit system (PRT), and unlimited use of the the modern, 177,000 sq. ft. Student Recreation Center. Students may opt for housing provided through the University dormitories.

For more information about 2015 participating mentors and lab projects, visit the 2015 SURI Mentors page. Please see our list of our summer 2014 participating mentors to read about the projects that were offered in their respective laboratories last year. You can also view the calendar of events for our programs in 2013 and 2012 by following the appropriate links in the menu bar on the left.

An online application will be accepted from students currently enrolled at a U.S. college or university, who have completed their second or third year (seniors graduating in 2015 should contact the Center administrator before applying). Preference will be given to students considering research for their graduate careers, who have a strong background in biology, chemistry, engineering, neuroscience, physics, or psychology, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae (résumé), official college transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation (see the specific submission instructions of these documents).

For more information please visit: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/wvucn/Summer-Internships-(SURI)

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015
Acceptance Notification via email by : As early as March 1, 2015

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

AMGEN-UROP Scholars Program at MIT

Entering its ninth year, the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas.

Students admitted to this program (known as "Amgen Scholars") will have opportunities to conduct research, analyze data, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff.

Amgen Scholars learn how to collaborate effectively in research settings while investigating areas of research interest within a specific discipline and gaining practical skills and knowledge for both graduate study and post-graduation careers. Participants become fully integrated in MIT's summer research community, interacting with faculty mentors and fellow undergraduates while participating in research seminars and other networking events. Most importantly, Amgen Scholars become involved in exciting research and contribute to the advancement of science in an area of interest.

The program also offers a competitive compensation package. Amgen Scholars working 40 hours per week for the nine week period will earn $4,320, based on an hourly wage of $12.00. Housing in a designated MIT residence hall and a $800 food allowance will also be provided.

Space in the the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is limited; up to 20 undergraduates will be admitted for Summer 2015.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Enrollment in four-year colleges and universities (including MIT) in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and other U.S. Territories
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency
  • Sophomore status (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), Juniors, and non-graduating seniors who plan to continue undergraduate studies in Fall 2015
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Interest in pursuing graduate school, including a PhD or MD-PhD


For more information, please visit: http://web.mit.edu/urop/amgenscholars/nonmit.html 

Students and others interested in finding out more about the program may also contact us at (617) 253-7306, or mit-amgenscholars@mit.edu

Apply Now! Deadline to apply is February 2, 2015.

AMGEN Scholars Program at Caltech

Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance.

Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2015.

For more information, please visit www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars or contact Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626) 395-2887.

Summer 2015 WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. Caltech is committed to promoting diversity within its educational programs and activities and strives to ensure that differing cultural, ethnic, social, geographic, and economic perspectives are represented. Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, and educationally and financially disadvantaged students. 

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience.

Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program. An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be provided.

Application: Online applications are due January 7, 2015.

For more information, visit 
http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/wavefellows, or contact Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626) 395-2887.

2015 HS-STEM Summer Internship at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for HS-STEM Summer Internships. 10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more.

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.
 

U.S. citizenship required.

Application deadline: December 22, 2014

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Detailed information about the internships can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

Friday, November 7, 2014

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

Introduction
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows.

Qualifications
Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences that have completed three years of major coursework may apply. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered. Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Application Process
The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.  The application is available at: http://orise.orau.gov/cdc.

To be considered, please send all application materials, including the application, a current resume, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation, to CDCrpp@orau.org by January 16, 2015. Please reference CDC-NCEH-2015-0002 in all communications.


For further information contact
Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or DParker2@cdc.gov.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Blandy Experimental Farm REU

Blandy Experimental Farm:  

For undergraduate students who may be interested in an excellent opportunity to conduct ecological research next summer by joining the Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Program at the University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm.   The program emphasizes experimental, field-based approaches to a wide variety of topics such as plant-animal interactions, pollination ecology, landscape ecology, and ecosystem ecology.  Successful applicants will receive a $5775 stipend, additional money for food, and free housing.  Each student picks a research mentor from our pool of faculty members and graduate students and then conducts an independent research project.  The students will gain experience in experimental design, data collection, analytical techniques, and written and oral presentation of findings.  REU students also benefit from several professional development workshops.
This is a truly wonderful opportunity for an undergraduate student contemplating a future in science. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

2015 Internship Opportunities in BIomedical Research and Allied Health Studies

Looking for a summer research opportunity? Check out the document below for an extensive listing of summer research opportunities for undergraduates in Biomedical Research and Allied Health Studies.

Many programs are available, many with stipends. Application deadlines early in 2015, so start looking now!

Please note, program links and application deadlines have NOT been verified!

2015 Research Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences

Happy hunting!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Conservancy of Southwest Florida


Conservancy of Southwest Florida: Internships with focus on Environmental Education, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science Field Research, Environmental Sea Turtle Research, Special Events & Development (environmental science).  Recruiting CSM students at the career fair.

Monday, September 15, 2014

University of Michigan Biostatistics Program Prospective Student Information Day

Interested in math and biology? Earn at Master's Degree or Ph.D. in Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health!

Register for the Prospective Student Information Day!
Saturday, October 11th, 2014


The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan (Rated Number 1 by the National Academies) is
  • Developing statistical methods for applications to studies in public health and biomedical research
  • Bringing biostatistical design and analysis expertise to a wide spectrum of health-related problems
  • Advancing knowledge in biostatistics and health through educational programs for students and applied researchers
  • Providing leadership and outstanding scholarship in research, teaching, and service, in fulfillment of its mission
Faculty, students, and staff work in important and intellectually diverse areas of current biostatistical research, including image analysis, survival and event history analysis, statistical genetics and bioinformatics, clinical trials, Bayesian methods, statistical computing, longitudinal data analysis, methods for missing data and survey research. We are engaged in collaborative research with researchers in the UM Institute of Social Research and the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and elsewhere.

For more information, please e-mail the Student Services Coordinators:

Nicole Fenech (fenechn@umich.edu, 734-615-9817) and Fatma Nedjari (fned@umich.edu, 734-615-9812

Or visit the website for the  Department of Biostatistics at http://www.sph.umich.edu/biostat/

Monday, September 1, 2014

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program for STEM Graduates

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program recruits and trains the nation's best and brightest recent graduates and career changers with STEM backgrounds to teach in high-needs middle and high school science and math classrooms. We are currently recruiting for our 2015 cohorts in Indiana, New Jersey, Ohio and Georgia.  We seek opportunities to recruit individuals without a teaching background. Our primary targeted demographic are individuals with a STEM background (academic or professional).  The program offers:
  •  admission to a master's degree program at a partner university
  • preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
  • extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  •  a $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders
We are available to provide more information and are seeking ways to connect with STEM advisors, faculty and students.  For more information, contact Lindsay Smith (lsmith@woodrow.org609-452-7007 x187www.woodrow.org/teach)