Friday, April 20, 2018

Zoo Jobs at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk

VZS staff operates the Zoo’s gift shop, restaurant and concessions, educational programs, special events and parties, membership program, marketing and promotions, and fundraising and grant writing through the private sector.  VZS is currently hiring for these positions:



Please note, some deadlines have already past, and some links are to download applications.

VZP staff maintains all animal exhibits and provides animal care and husbandry, maintains the lush grounds and gardens, oversees most building repair and maintenance, and manages the Zoo’s ticket booth.

Visit City of Norfolk Job Page for animal services, customer service, horticulture, maintenance and security positions.

For more information or to apply please visit: http://virginiazoo.org/about/zoo-jobs/

Entomology Internships for Graduating Seniors

Two internship positions are available from mid-May until the end of October, 2018, with the Entomology program at Virginia Tech’s tree fruit and wine grape research center in Winchester, VA.  Those having experience and/or interest in entomology, ecology, and/or horticulture are encouraged to apply.  Duties will involve working as a team to assist senior scientist, technician, and PhD students with applied insect ecology and behavior research in laboratory and orchard settings, including implementing experiments, data collection and entry, maintenance of plant material and insect colonies, and other related tasks.

Specifically, our 2018 program will focus heavily on the ecology and behavior of brown marmorated stink bug and its egg parasitoid (the “samurai wasp”), on biological control of woolly apple aphid, and on assessing tree fruit pest management programs in experimental and commercial orchards. These positions offer an excellent opportunity to learn about field entomology research and its practical applications, and about the role and functioning of an off-campus research and extension center. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license.

The wage offered is $11.50/hour for 40 hours/week.

To apply and for further information, please submit a current resume with the name, e-mail, and phone number of 3 references to:

Dr. Chris Bergh
Telephone: (540) 232-6046
E-mail: cbergh@vt.edu

For information about the Winchester Entomology program, see:
http://arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/alson-h-smith/people/bergh-bio.html

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Science Teaching Positions through Southern Teachers Agency

Do you have the desire to help students become STEM-trained problem-solvers, designers, researchers, technicians, physicians—world-changers? Share your passion for science by becoming a science teacher in a private school!

Science education is no longer just the study of biology, chemistry, and physics, but can include computer science, robotics and more. Many private/independent schools that we work with are incorporating research, statistics, Makerspace Labs, 3-D printers and entrepreneurship into their science curriculum.

In a private/independent school, science teachers enjoy small class sizes that support differentiated instruction and hands-on lab work.

Teaching science in an independent school means you have a school community that is committed to high standards and students' long-term success. Teachers find that science is not about standardized testing, but instead curricular innovation and collaboration. If you're interested in teaching biology, physics, chemistry, or any STEM related courses, we can help.

Passionate science teachers are in high demand at independent schools. We place everyone from elementary science teachers to AP Physics teachers. If your qualifications match the following, we would strongly encourage you to apply.

  • Degree(s) in Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, etc.) or in Science Education
  • Enthusiasm for teaching in an independent, private, day or boarding college-prep school
  • State teaching licensure/certification is a plus but is NOT a hiring prerequisite



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lynchburg College M.Ed. in Science Education

About the Program: Lynchburg College's M.Ed. in Science Education program offers graduate opportunities for current and aspiring teachers, and allows anyone to further their knowledge in the sciences Our goal is to provide high quality instruction that emphasizes scientific content, while offering the pedagogical skills necessary to effectively communicate that knowledge.

Program Overview

  • Full and part-time enrollment options
  • Classes offered in evenings and summer
  • Flexibility in requirements based on background
  • 9-21 hours of education coursework
  • 15-24 hours of science content
  • Initial Virginia science teaching endorsement available for qualified students
  • Add-on endorsements available
  • Field-related studies at Lynchburg College's 470-acre Claytor Nature Study Center and Belk Astronomical Observatory
  • Scholarships and financial aid available, including 50% tuition reduction for full-time students living in college graduate housing
For more information, please contact:
David R. Perault, Ph.D.
Program Director
434-544-8370


Hiring MALE Tutor/Counselors for Summer 2018 at the Upward Bound Regional Math Science Center

The Upward Bound Regional Math Science Center (RMSC) at Frostburg State University seeks tutor/ counselors for a summer program designed to encourage and motivate qualified high school students to pursue post-secondaryeducation 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.
  • Includes one week of staff training and the multi-week summer program with students.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE, TENTATIVE DATES, and SALARY
(All residential positions include room, board, and all field trip expenses paid by the RMSC.)

  • 2-Week TC June 17 – June 30, 2018 $1,170
  • 3-Week TC June 17 – July 5, 2018 $1,650
  • 5-Week TC June 17 – July 20, 2018 $2,700

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • One Year Undergraduate Experience
  • Comfortable Working Out Of Doors (some 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 2.75

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

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Summer Internship at Indoor Biotechnologies

Indoor Biotechnologies has 10-week (May-August) summer internships available in Charlottesville, Va. Interested students should send their CV/resume to Dr. Crystal Richardson at crichardson@inbio.com.

Indoor Biotechnologies was founded by Dr. Martin D. Chapman, formerly Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at the University of Virginia and a member of the UVA Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center. Dr. Chapman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and has served as a consultant to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Indoor Biotechnologies specializes in manufacturing biologics for allergy and asthma. The company is recognized as the world leader in assessment of environmental exposure to allergens - in the home, workplace, schools and commercial buildings. The company manufactures highly purified allergens for allergy research and diagnostics, and is internationally recognized for research on allergen structure, function and immune recognition. Indoor Biotechnologies mission is to improve the quality of life of patients with allergy and asthma.

For more information on Indoor Biotechnologies, please visit: https://inbio.com/.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

STEM Scholarship Opportunity for Women with an unpaid or underpaid STEM Internship this Summer - Deadline April 4th!

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation invites women—especially women of color, Dreamers, and/or first generation college goers—to apply for this STEM scholarship opportunity to subsidize your cost of living during an unpaid or underpaid summer position (internship, fellowship, research assistantship, etc.). 

Scholarship applications are due by April 4 for STEM applicants and may be submitted online here.

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is dedicated to supporting the educational and professional development of women who might not have the financial or structural support to otherwise participate in an internship. We provide financial and professional resources to women in STEM with summer internships/ fellowships/ assistantships (undergraduate, nationwide). The goal of the stipends is to cover living expenses, making it feasible for students to accept unpaid internships. In addition to financial support, the Foundation provides each scholar with 1-2 mentors in her field of interest, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities.

If you need more information, please visit http://barudolphfoundation.org/stem-scholarship/ or contact the Foundation's Program Director Kristen Hecht at Kristen@BARudolphFoundation.org.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wilderness Ranger/Trail Internship in Willamette National Forest

Are you interested in a career in natural resource management? Do you love to hike, work hard outside, and enjoy the beauty and challenge of the mountains? The Willamette National Forest is seeking wilderness ranger interns to protect and preserve three spectacular Wilderness areas in the Willamette National Forest. Come spend the summer working in the Diamond Peak, Waldo Lake, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas and have the summer experience of a lifetime!

Location: Oakridge, Oregon is a small community with a population of 3,000. It is located 45 miles southeast of Eugene. Recreational opportunities are abundant, including skiing, hiking, biking, birding, fishing and hunting. For more information on the area see http://www.oakridgechamber.com/ 

The Wilderness Ranger Job: The wilderness ranger intern will be an integral member of the Willamette National Forest. The intern will be expected to take on most of the duties of full-time employees. The ranger will work with the Wilderness Manager, other forest staff, volunteers, and may work alone at times.

The wilderness ranger intern: 

  • May backpack for up to 4 days with a backpack of 50 pounds or more, including tools associated with wilderness ranger duties. 
  • Implements the logistics required for completion of wilderness projects including on-site coordination of volunteers. 
  • Performs trail maintenance activities. 
  • Performs maintenance at dispersed recreation sites including site cleanup and naturalizing. 
  • Interacts with public in wilderness, providing education and information. Checks wilderness permits. Informs wilderness visitors of rules and regulations.
  • Patrols wilderness to ensure that areas are operated, used, and maintained in accordance with wilderness management plans and regulations.
  • Uses education as the primary method of disseminating wilderness rules and regulations to the public.
  • Organizes and establishes low impact base camps.
  • Performs inventorying and monitoring of specific resources.
  • Inventories and restores campsites in wilderness areas.
  • Maintains signs in wilderness areas.
  • Collects evidence and provides documentation for cases of misuse of wilderness areas.
  • Manages collected data in digital format, including the input of data into databases and editing of digital photographs.


Internship Requirements

  • The wilderness ranger intern must be able to backpack for multiple tours of duty, with each tour having the potential to last up to 4 days.
  • The ranger should expect to carry a 50+ pound backpack and tools associated with duties (e.g. shovel, saw, etc.).
  • The ranger must be experienced in backpacking and wilderness travel with a demonstrated ability to work independently in remote locations.
  • The wilderness ranger intern must be familiar with the Wilderness Act, wilderness ethics, and Leave No Trace principles.
  • The wilderness ranger intern must have good communication skills, as interaction with wilderness visitors will be a primary responsibility.
  • The wilderness ranger intern must make a commitment to the program.

Internship Dates
The internship lasts for 12 weeks. Start and end dates are flexible, with the ideal period being mid-June to late September.

Compensation
The intern will receive a $150 a week stipend and will be provided bunkhouse style housing. Bunkhouses include shared sleeping quarters, kitchen, bathroom, dining, and laundry facilities.

Transportation
A personal vehicle is strongly recommended but not required. A vehicle will be available for use while working. For interns who do not have a personal vehicle available, transportation can be arranged through the Forest Service for pickup from the Eugene area at the beginning of the internship and drop-off at the end of the internship.

Training
Interns will be certified in crosscut sawing and will receive First Aid/CPR and EPI training.

Equipment
Interns will be provided with personal protective equipment, hand tools, radios, and standard group backpacking gear such as tents, stoves and water filters. Other items are in limited supply. Interns must have their own sturdy hiking boots.

Questions
Stacey Snyder, Assistant Trails Manager
Middle Fork Ranger District
541-782-5329

APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume that includes relevant skills and experiences including backpacking, outdoor skills and two references.

Application will close March 23, 2018

Summer Camp Environmental Education Internship

Interested in a challenging, rewarding, and flexible job outdoors this summer? Do you enjoy working with children of all ages exploring wild places, doing “hands on” environmental education, and having great outdoor camp adventures? Then this could be the job for you!

About Our Camp
The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) seeks highly motivated and creative individuals for the 2018 Camp Audubon season. Camp Audubon offers day and overnight programs for children ages 4-17. Camp is based at our 40-acre nature sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD. ANS provides a dynamic work environment with friendly, creative, and knowledgeable staff. Take a look at our camp catalog at www.anshome.org/summer-camps to see what we are all about.

General Schedule and Position Descriptions
Interns assist teachers/naturalists with lessons, games, and hikes and through a gradual schedule, will plan and lead lessons on their own by the end of the summer. This is a 10 week, full-time summer internship starting on June 11th and ending on August 17th. Nine positions are available. We provide a $3,000 stipend for the summer and no on-site housing.

Requirements

  • High school degree
  • Experience working with children
  • Basic knowledge of natural history/biology
  • Must enjoy working outside
  • Past camp experience a plus
  • CPR/First Aid/AED certification (provided by ANS)


How to Apply
E-mail cover letter and resume (with references) to nora.kelly@anshome.org or mail to Audubon Naturalist Society, Attention: Camp Director, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. For questions call 301-652-9188x15. Deadline for applications is May 4th, 2018.

Employment contingent upon successful FBI and state background check.

2018 Rust Nature Sanctuary Environmental Education Volunteer Intern

Position Description:
ANS seeks a reliable volunteer to assist with curriculum/program development under the guidance of the EE programs manager at our Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg, Virginia. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about environmental education program development and natural history. This position offers practical, hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain new skills. The environmental education volunteer will work a flexible schedule which includes a minimum of 5 hours and a maximum of 10 hours per week. ANS volunteer positions are accepted on an ongoing basis and typically last four to six months.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare lesson materials with guidance from EE Programs Manager
  • Assist with school programs, curriculum development, lesson visuals
  • Support lesson delivery
  • Assist with marketing programs

Qualifications:

  • Competence in Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn simple database system
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with ANS volunteers and clients
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Audubon Naturalist Society

Benefits:
This is an unpaid, volunteer position, however it includes the following benefits:

  • Free ANS membership for one year
  • 20% discount for ANS sponsored courses and workshops
  • If space is available, free participation in ANS local forays
  • 20% discount at Sanctuary Shop
  • Opportunity to audit Master Naturalist classes
  • Opportunity to participate in staff and committee meetings
  • Opportunity to interview the ANS Executive Director and other staff

Location:
Rust Nature Sanctuary – 802 Children’s Center Rd., Leesburg, VA 20175

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to susanne.ortmann@anshome.org.

Creek Critters Outreach Intern

The Audubon Naturalist Society's Conservation Program seeks one or more interns to help with our Creek Critters outreach program.

Hours per week: Flexible, average 20, including weekend outreach events
Duration of internship: Flexible, April 2018 – August 2018. Ideal candidate will live in the region and be able to plan and execute 1-2 Creek Critters events per week on average throughout spring and summer.
Intern Supervisor: Gregg Trilling, Creek Critters Program Manager
Salary and Benefits: This internship is paid at the rate of $11.50/hr. Benefits include:

  • Free ANS membership for one year
  • 20% discount for ANS adult programs.
  • If space is available, free participation in ANS adult programs.
  • 20% discount at Sanctuary Shop.
  • Opportunity to participate in staff and committee meetings
  • Opportunity to interview the ANS Executive Director and other staff

Responsibilities: The Creek Critters Outreach Intern will work with the Creek Critters Program Manager to plan, run, and evaluate community-based stream monitoring events with partner organizations.

Qualifications: 
Required qualifications include:

  • fast learner and excited to learn skills quickly
  • an interest in and commitment to environmental protection and/or science
  • good people skills and ability to relate to and speak in front of a wide variety of audiences
  • facility with technology such as smartphone apps, databases, blogs, social media
  • Acess to a car.
  • Must have own iOS or Android smartphone

Desired qualifications include, in any combination: 

  • aquatic macroinvertebrate identification
  • database programming and data/chart visualization of a Salesforce database
  • knowledge of any of the following: stream ecology and/or hydrology, watershed health, green infrastructure, stormwater management. 
  • social media marketing and/or blogging 
  • photo or video editing skills
  • knowledge of communities in DC, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and/or Fairfax counties

Location and Transportation Woodend Nature Sanctuary – 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Send resume and short cover letter to gregg.trilling@anshome.org

Become a Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member!

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing 30-35 Corps Members with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the region to work fulltime for a stipend-support year of service ($18,000) beginning on August 21, 2018.

Each year, the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofit or government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field for a one-year term of paid service in the Chesapeake Bay region. The Corps Members receive hands-on green job and leadership experience through on-the-ground experience leading and assisting with projects and programs for their host sites, extensive trainings hosted by the Trust and other service-learning opportunities including grant writing and project management.

Corps Members also develop meaningful connections and friendships with each other creating a network of young environmental professionals that is a powerful resource even after the yearlong term. Ultimately the Corps Program aims to empower young professionals to take action and make impactful change as leaders and experts in their respective career fields.

Qualifications:

  • Corps Members will be between the ages of 18-25.
  • Each Corps Member will work fulltime at a Host Organization for a period of one year.
  • Corps Members will participate in at least one conference, five trainings, and three project days within the service year.
  • Corps Members must complete a capstone project by the end of their service year.
  • Corps Members must complete at least four site visits at fellow Corps Member’s host sites.

How to Apply?:
Applications are currently OPEN. The deadline is April 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

List of Potential Host Organizations:
A list of the potential Host Organizations and short descriptions of the positions offered will be listed here after their March 9th deadline.

For more information or to apply please visit: https://cbtrust.org/prospective/

Thursday, March 8, 2018

GENEDGE ISAT Course for Fall 2018 - Problems in Production Systems

Are you a rising JUNIOR or SENIOR?  Would you like to be part of a multi-disciplinary team and gain hands-on, real-world problem solving experience?

If you have successfully completed a 200-level (or above) statistics course, apply now to be part of the Fall 2018 offering of ISAT 480: Problems in Production Systems.

Work with a small team to deliver real, measurable results for a local production company by:

  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Identifying and evaluating alternatives, and 
  • Proposing solutions that eliminate problems and mitigate risk

Interested?  Prepare a brief response to each of the following four items, and submit your online application no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17th.

  1. What is your interest in taking this course?
  2. Describe your experience working on projects outside of class.  (Work experience, internship, student organization, etc.)
  3. What knowledge, skills and abilities do you bring to a multi-disciplinary team?
  4. Please list any additional certifications, languages, software/hardware or other skills that you possess.  (Be specific and avoid using abbreviations.)

Each response is limited to a maximum of 800 characters.   When you’re ready, submit your application here: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0HbJ1pNZ8KOKm7H

Due to the limited number of projects available, enrollment will be capped at 12 students and remaining students will be placed on a wait list and contacted over the summer if additional projects are confirmed.

Chesapeake Forests Program Intern - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Forests Program Intern will be based in the Richmond office and focus primarily on supporting program staff in the Chesapeake Forest Program. The Chesapeake Forest program staff develop and implement programs that improve the health of existing forests, create new forests in places important to Chesapeake residents, and communicate the benefits of forests to residents, governments and businesses. Based in Richmond, the intern will support forest program efforts for across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The intern will support staff primarily in the management of the Alliance’s forest landowner outreach program, Forests for the Bay (https://www.forestsforthebay.org).

Activities: 

  • Assist with online/social media communications, article writing to promote programs, and website development and maintenance.
  • Support staff in curating and sending out monthly Forests for the Bay newsletter.
  • Assist in preparation and attend outreach and volunteer events. Outreach may include tabling events, door-to-door canvasing, tree plantings, invasive plant pulling, and riparian forest buffer maintenance.

Qualifications:

  • Possess a strong work and environmental ethic, and a strong interest in outreach and education.
  • Good writing abilities and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress blogs.
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Background in forestry, forest ecology, forest management, and/or wildlife management preferred


Work schedule and time commitment:
The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00 pm. Volunteer work hours may be flexible within this schedule in agreement with the supervisor. Some after-hours, weekend work, and day trips may be required. A minimum of 10 hours per week of volunteer service are expected for this position. The position agreement is for three to six months or until school requirements are satisfied. The commitment may extend depended on the needs of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the performance of the volunteer.

The internship may start on a rolling basis beginning in May 2018 through August 2018. Start and end dates are flexible.

For more information or to apply please visit: https://www.allianceforthebay.org/2017/11/volunteer-position-description-chesapeake-forests-program-intern-va-office/

Water Quality Program Intern - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) is a regional nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring together individuals, organizations, businesses and governments to find collaborative solutions, to build a strong commitment to stewardship, and to deliver innovative, broadly-supported programs that benefit the land, waters and residents of the Chesapeake Bay. The Alliance implements local programs that connect people to their local river and become directly involved in local restoration efforts. The Alliance was founded in 1971 and has offices in Annapolis, MD, Camp Hill, PA, and Richmond, VA.

The Water Quality Program Intern will be based in the Richmond office and focus on promoting Alliance programs through a variety of communication channels. The main focus will include our water quality monitoring programs RiverTrends and the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (volunteer water quality monitoring). RiverTrends is the Alliance’s citizen water quality monitoring program and is a regional network of over 50 trained volunteers who perform monthly water quality tests that help track the condition of local waterways the flow into the Chesapeake Bay. The Alliance has been coordinating RiverTrends for over 30 years in partnership with DEQ. The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative is larger effort to integrate volunteer-based water quality and macroinvertebrate monitoring data into the Chesapeake Bay Program parnterhsip.

Activities:

  • Become a RiverTrends certified monitor and set up a site for the Alliance to conduct water quality monitoring.
  • Assist with RiverTrends certification trainings.
  • Assist with data entry and quality assurance checks for citizen water quality monitoring program and streamwalk program.
  • Assist with data conversion from our current access database into our new Chesapeake Data Explorer.
  • Assist with research and outreach to current monitoring groups throughout Virginia to engage them in the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative.
  • Assist with outreach to find new monitoring groups and expand the program in the Piedmont and Coastal Virginia areas.
  • Assist with online/social media communications, article writing to promote programs, and website development and maintenance.
  • Assist in preparation for outreach and volunteer events.

Qualifications:
  • Possess a strong work and environmental ethic.
  • Good writing abilities and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress blogs.
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail.

Time Commitment: The office is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Volunteer work hours may be flexible within this schedule in agreement with the supervisor. Some after-hours and weekend work may be required. A minimum of 10 hours per week of volunteer service are expected for this position. The position agreement is for three to six months or until school requirements are satisfied. The commitment may extend depended on the needs of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the performance of the volunteer.


Position starts May 2018 or September 2018.

Graduate Programs in Science Education and Teaching at the University of Virginia

MT in Science Education. In this program, prospective graduate students who have an undergraduate degree in science or a related field have the opportunity to earn a Master of Teaching (MT) degree. The one-year program (summer through spring) offers an intensive, field-based curriculum centered on high-leverage teaching practices. Graduates will be eligible for licensure with an endorsement in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics Education, grades 6-12. The Curry School has received a multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation Noyce Scholarship Program. The grant provides scholarships to science and engineering undergraduate and graduate students, and scientists and engineers in industry, who wish to become certified high school science teachers. There is a critical need for high school STEM teachers in this country, so employment is guaranteed. This program does not require the GRE for admission. This program has no application fee.

MEd in Kinesiology – Exercise Physiology. Students take courses in metabolism, physiology, epidemiology, and disease prevention. They learn to critique research as well as conduct it. They learn to administer exercise tests, read electrocardiograms, and counsel patients about lifestyle. They gain the knowledge and skills to work with healthy adults, athletes, clinical populations and children. This course of study can lead to employment in community, corporate and university exercise programs, or cardiac rehabilitation, advanced study and research in the field of applied exercise physiology. This program can be completed in 1-2 years, depending on an applicant’s course history.

We have a variety of other master’s degree programs that may interest current seniors and recent graduates looking to enroll in summer or fall 2018: https://curry.virginia.edu/program-offerings-top-ranked-uva-curry-school-0. Applications for many programs are open until June 1, on a space-available basis.

For more information or to apply please visit: https://curry.virginia.edu/request-more-information

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Undergraduate Internships at the Darling Marine Center - University of Maine

Data Synthesis Internship
The Darling Marine Center is seeking an undergraduate intern to contribute to a long-term data integration and translation project focused on the Damariscotta River Estuary, in midcoast Maine. The successful candidate will work closely with DMC Director Heather Leslie and her students to identify, integrate, and curate data related to the environmental and human dimensions of the estuary. This internship is for 12 weeks, starting May 21 through August 10th.

For more information or to apply: https://dmc.umaine.edu/2018/02/06/dmc-data-synthesis-internship/

Aquaculture Internship
The Darling Marine Center is seeking an undergraduate intern to contribute to the vibrant business incubation and aquaculture research and development underway at the University of Maine’s marine laboratory in Walpole, Maine. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in field trials of new aquaculture techniques and also to contribute to activities designed to enhance industry use of the DMC’s experimental aquaculture lease, under the direction of Heather Leslie of the School of Marine Sciences and Dana Morse of Maine Sea Grant. This internship is for 12 weeks, starting May 21 through August 10th.

For more information or to apply: https://dmc.umaine.edu/2018/02/06/dmc-aquaculture-internship/

Internship: Larval lobster survival in changing ocean waters
We are seeking an undergraduate or recent graduate to assist in marine science research projects this summer at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC). The internship is supported by NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program, the Northeast Sea Grant Consortium and UMaine student research funds.  This collaboration among scientists at UMaine, Bigelow Laboratory and the University of Prince Edward Island focuses on understanding how ocean warming and acidification influence the coastal ecology and economy of the Gulf of Maine, with particular emphasis on the growth and development of the American lobster. The intern will primarily be involved in laboratory-based research projects exploring changes in larval lobster survival, physiology and behavior in response to elevated temperature and CO2. The intern will be based in the Wahle lab and have the opportunity to participate in concurrent field- and lab-based projects led by graduate students in and will interact with collaborating researchers at Bigelow Laboratory.

For more information or to apply: https://dmc.umaine.edu/2018/02/06/internship-larval-lobster-survival-changing-ocean-waters/

Science Communication Intership
The Darling Marine Center is seeking a motivated undergraduate or graduate student from a Maine college or university to write weekly news stories, lead public tours, and contribute to community engagement efforts. The ideal candidate is a journalism major with passion for science writing or a marine science student with strong journalism and communication skills. The internship will run for 10-12 weeks beginning in late May or early June.

For more information or to apply: https://dmc.umaine.edu/2018/01/29/science-communication-internship/

SEANET Summer Internships at DMC
The University of Maine’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) is seeking 3-6 interns to work as a team at the Darling Marine Center (DMC) on various projects related to marine foodweb ecology, coastal oceanography and interactions with aquaculture in Maine estuaries. Full-time internships are available for 3 months, starting May 16th through August 24th (start and end dates are flexible). Additionally, ongoing part-time internships are available with the option to transition to full-time summer employment (dates and work schedules are flexibles).

For more informatio or to apply: https://dmc.umaine.edu/2018/01/29/seanet-summer-intersnhips-dmc/

Biophysics Summer REU at Clemson University

Nature's machinery through the prism of physics, biology, chemistry and engineering
NSF logoThe Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in biophysics is funded by the National Science Foundation to support ten highly qualified students to undertake interdisciplinary, supervised research projects at Clemson University, for a period of 10 weeks each summer. This year the program will run from May 28 to August 3.

Program participants work with faculty members, postdocs, graduate students, other undergrads, and each other on collaborative research projects about nature’s machinery. Participants are paired in teams of two to carry out research under the guidance of two faculty mentors, each from a different discipline. The projects are designed to give participants a sense of the contributions that physical scientists can make on biological problems, and the contributions that biologists can make on physical problems. The focus is on cross-disciplinary training.

The program includes a week-long biophysics boot-camp, a biophysics seminar series, a research tools workshop, a professional development workshop, a journal club, off-campus field trips, and social activities. Program participants regularly present their research to, and hear about the research conducted by, their peers. By the end of the program, participants present their projects at a University-wide summer research symposium, draft a research article manuscript, and are encouraged to present their work at relevant scientific conferences. Participants also participate in outreach activities throughout the summer.

Participants receive a stipend of $5,000 for the 10-week program.

Housing in an on-campus residence hall with other REU students is provided for non-local students, along with supplemental compensation for meals/incidentals for those living on campus. Students living locally may commute from home.

Travel expenses to Clemson are supplemented for non-Clemson students.

Application deadline is March 9, with rolling admission until spaces are filled.

Eligibility
Most students must have completed at least four semesters of college physical science/engineering or biological science/engineering. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater, with a major in natural science (biological or physical science) or engineering. Participants in the REU program must be US citizens or permanent residents. Students who have completed their bachelor degree before the start of the program (May 20, 2018) are not eligible for the program.

For more information or to apply, please visit:  https://www.clemson.edu/science/departments/physics-astro/academics/undergrad-research/biophysics-reu/index.html

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Chesapeake Bay Trust Corp Members Program

Each year, the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofit or government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field for a one-year term of paid service in the Chesapeake Bay region. The Corps Members receive hands-on green job and leadership experience through on-the-ground experience leading and assisting with projects and programs for their host sites, extensive trainings hosted by the Trust and other service-learning opportunities including grant writing and project management.

Corps Members also develop meaningful connections and friendships with each other creating a network of young environmental professionals that is a powerful resource even after the yearlong term. Ultimately the Corps Program aims to empower young professionals to take action and make impactful change as leaders and experts in their respective career fields.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing 30-35 Corps Members with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the region to work fulltime for a stipend-support year of service ($18,000) beginning on August 21, 2018.

Qualifications:

  • Corps Members will be between the ages of 18-25.
  • Each Corps Member will work fulltime at a Host Organization for a period of one year.
  • Corps Members will participate in at least one conference, five trainings, and three project days within the service year.
  • Corps Members must complete a capstone project by the end of their service year.
  • Corps Members must complete at least four site visits at fellow Corps Member’s host sites.


How to Apply:
Applications are currently OPEN. The deadline is April 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

For more information, please visit https://cbtrust.org/prospective/

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Summer Environmental Internships with Ecosystem Planning and Restoration

Ecosystem Planning and Restoration, LLC, (EPR) has open positions for a summer Environmental Intern (paid position – 40 hr/week) in three of our office locations (Houston, TX; Raleigh, NC; Columbia, MD).  EPR specializes in ecosystem restoration and mitigation, environmental studies, permitting, and watershed studies.  As part of our commitment to environmental education and stewardship, we are actively looking for motivated, high quality students who are eager to further their education through hands-on experience.

The intern positions will assist EPR scientists, biologists, engineers, and project managers in activities that may include: environmental analyses for NEPA documentation; preparing sections of documents; assisting with surveys and site assessments at field locations; data collection and processing; and gaining an understanding of environmental services pertaining to ecosystem planning and assessment, as well as wetland and stream assessment and design.

 Applicant must be a college sophomore or junior during the 2017-2018 academic year, and enrolled in a related curriculum in order to be considered.  Past experience is not necessary, but a willingness to learn and a positive attitude are expected. Must work well in a team environment.  Applicant should be comfortable working outdoors in varying weather conditions, and must have a valid driver’s license.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume to Christa Morrison at cmorrison@eprusa.net.

For more information or to apply, please visit: http://www.eprusa.net/job/environmental-intern-houston-tx-raleigh-nc-columbia-md/

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

National Wildlife Federation EcoCareers Conference - February 21-22, ONLINE!

Focus on the Future of Sustainability!

Join the National Wildlife Federation and our partners for this virtual conference which will prepare students and young professionals for wildlife and sustainability careers by providing information on the latest EcoCareer trends from leading analysts and employers, clarifying career enhancing credentials and academic offerings, and formulating a better understanding of the competencies employers seek in the green sector.

WHO: Students, faculty, and staff from high schools, colleges and universities across the country and globe!

HOW MUCH: College Students: $45, or $300 for a group up to 10!

The goals of the conference are:
  • Discover the types of jobs available in the clean economy, compensation levels, and advancement opportunities across clean economy sectors.
  • Enhance understanding of how to develop effective career plans that include degree programs and project-based learning credentials, while becoming familiar with supportive programming offered through the NWF EcoLeaders Program.
  • Explore online sustainability career skill resources that can help college instructors enhance academic offerings for sustainability across various disciplines.
  • Meet others across fields interested in leading for a clean economy including, students, faculty and employers and learn about ways to support one another.
For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.nwfecoleaders.org/conference

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

One Week Coral Conservation Program in the Grand Cayman!

Dive into adventure with Eco Divers.

Our one week program is open to certified divers and anyone willing to learn about SCUBA diving.  Our program allows non divers to spend the first two days earning the PADI Open Water certification.  Certified divers are directed towards coral nursery courses and preparations to head underwater to participate in maintaining and managing our nursery sites.

This exciting one week program allows students and visitors to fast track training required to assist our coral conservation efforts.  Morning classes lead to afternoon dives every day.

When you arrive on Island, you will be met by our staff and brought to your resort room.  An orientation afterwards and a social meeting to get to know you better.  In the morning, the fun begins.

Your first two days will depend on your experience with SCUBA diving.  Untrained divers will be educated about safe diving procedures and by the third day will be participating in our nursery activities.  Experienced divers will bypass the obligatory training and will begin coral nursery specific training.  All of our students will spend the mornings in class reviewing material and the afternoons underwater learning.

By the third day, each student will be participating in maintaining our nursery sites.  With three locations and nearly on thousand corals to manage, daily visits to the nurseries is vital to maintaining coral health.

Day four will lead into more advanced coral outplant training, discussing outplant and site selection criteria.  Boat dives to explore for suitable outplant sites will expand our students confidence underwater.

Day five and six will involve monitoring outplant sites and each Friday we will move more coral to our outplanted locations.  Student interaction is encouraged and discussions will be an integral part of our morning classes.

Cost for the one week student program: $1900. For more information, or to register, please visit: http://www.caymanecodivers.com/eco-tourist-vacation-package-1-week/

Monday, January 29, 2018

Summer Research Internship for Minority Students at Marshall University

Program Summary
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MU JCESOM) Graduate Program is offering the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) for its tenth year!

The SRIMS program includes nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and use of state-of-the-art core facilities.

Vision
The vision behind Marshall’s commitment to this program is twofold:

  1. To establish a pipeline of diverse, underrepresented students into health-related research.
  2. To enrich the current research through an added diversity of ideas, perspectives, and cultures.

General Guidelines and Eligibility
Each year, applications from undergraduate and underrepresented minority-in-science students who have not graduated by August of the program year are considered. Also, students are required to present their research at the WV Summer Research Symposium the last week of the program and should note this as they commit to the program. A stipend of $3,000 will be provided to each participant for the nine-week experience. Participants will receive free room and board, as well as assistance with travel. Please note that students are required to provide their own health insurance coverage during the summer program.

Application Checklist
To be considered complete, your application must contain the following:

  • Completed online application form (no fee) – If you are unable to complete your application at one time, your content will be saved. A code to return to your saved application will be sent to the email address that you provide on the application. Note that digital signatures are accepted for applicants who choose to email their applications.
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended – Unofficial copies may be uploaded to the online application or scanned and emailed to the address below. Please note: you may be required to provide official copies at a later date.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors of scientific disciplines. Please have them use the form and directions included in the online application. They may scan their form and email (from their institution’s email account) them as attachments to the program at srims@marshall.edu. You may have additional forms/letters submitted, if you wish.
  • Written statement addressing interest/experience in research, career goals, and why you would like to participate in this program (generally 350-700 words). Upload to the online application.
  • A résumé should be uploaded to the online application.

Application Deadline
The application and supporting documents are due in the office on or before February 9th, 2018.

Kelly Carothers
Minority Research Internship
MU JCESOM Graduate Program
BBSC 301
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-2195
srims@marshall.edu

For more information or to apply, please visit: https://jcesom.marshall.edu/research/srims
Questions? Please email carothers@marshall.edu or call (304)-696-7279.

Program begins: May 29, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at Mountain Lake Biological Station

The focus of scientific research at MLBS, and therefore of the REU program, is population biology at the intersection of field-based studies of ecology, evolution, and behavior. Student researchers work closely with researcher mentors in compatible areas of interest. Students take leadership roles in all aspects of the study; they design the study and prepare the proposal, collect data and perform analysis, and finally they interpret the results and prepare a written and oral presentation. Compared to many other REU programs, ours offers a high degree of independence in project choice and design. 

Mountain Lake is also special in its exciting, diverse, and friendly academic community. This atmosphere fosters collaboration at all levels, and promotes the constant exchange of ideas with fellow students and scientists. Many projects are submitted for publication in leading biological journals. Students also participate in a weekly seminar about the conduct of biological research. REU participants have access to state-of-the-art facilities and are granted full use of all Station scientific and computer equipment. English is used throughout the program.

The MLBS REU program provides participants with take home a stipend of $5,500. It also covers all room and board expenses and has a project and travel budget. UVA's "Campers Accidental Coverage" provides limited health insurance coverage. 

Application deadline is February 20th. 
Program dates: May 28 - August 3
For more information or to apply, please visit: http://mlbs.virginia.edu/reuprogram

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

National Weather Service - 2018 Summer College Student Volunteer Program

The Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office of the National Weather Service is now accepting applications for volunteer college students for the summer of 2018.  Students interested in this program must be pursuing a degree in meteorology or a related science (such as climatology, atmospheric science, etc.).

Our competitive program provides students with the experience of performing a mentored meteorological/hydrological research project while assisting in operations at a NWS forecast office. Each chosen student will present a briefing of his/her research towards the end of the summer. Please see below for more information about our program.

College students wishing to apply to the NWS Sterling volunteer program must submit ALL of the following before the deadline of Monday, January 29th:



If your college or university will only mail official transcripts, please have them sent to:
National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office Baltimore/Washington
Attn: Jason Elliott
43858 Weather Service Rd
Sterling, VA 20166

We hope to make selections for this summer's volunteers by the end of February.

More About Our Student Volunteer Program

Mandatory Student Volunteer Duties while at NWS Baltimore/Washington include:

  • Volunteer approximately 16-24 hours per week on a set schedule
  • Work on an assigned research project with a NWS meteorologist
  • Submit summer research results to the 2018 National Weather Association annual conference, which will be held August 25-30 in St. Louis, MO.

(Students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to attend the conference to present their work.)

For more information or to apply, please visit: http://www.weather.gov/lwx/student

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Summer Research Internships in Plant Biology at the Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University and the USDA

Undergraduate and high school summer internships at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), Cornell University, and the USDA provide an excellent opportunity to gain research experience and explore if a scientific career is right for you. Currently we offer positions to outstanding students interested in plant genome research, bioinformatics and science communications.

Applications are accepted annually from November until the first Friday of February (February 2, 2018). Accepted students join an international community of scientists and students in the pursuit of scientific discovery, learn valuable research skills, and attend seminars and workshops to learn from leaders in these fields.

Plant Genome Research Program Internship (NSF REU)
Undergraduate and high school students participate in the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) summer internship program and learn how basic plant research can be applied to protect the environment, enhance human health, and improve agriculture. PGRP interns gain knowledge of plant genomics and scientific research by working closely with scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in a laboratory setting. PGRP interns learn the latest molecular biology techniques and bioinformatics tools while working on a supervised, independent research project within the framework of the assigned laboratory’s research program. More information can be found under Program Info (& FAQ) page.

Bioinformatics Internship (NSF REU)
At BTI, molecular biologists and computer scientists are working together at the forefront of biological discovery to solve real world problems. With novel technologies, researchers can now access entire genome sequences, and the details of the proteome, transcriptome, and metabolome of many organisms, to better understand biological systems and interactions. Though information-rich, the size and complexity of these data sets pose new challenges for scientists and society. The growing field of bioinformatics addresses these challenges.

Bioinformatics interns will focus on data analysis and developing computational tools and resources to store, analyze, and integrate large-scale “omics” data sets. The program offers a unique training in genome research, computer programming, and systems biology. Students applying for these internships should have some prior experience with computer programming, biology, and a demonstrated interest in the subject. Interested undergraduate students should apply through the Plant Genome Research Program application link.

For more information or to apply, please visit: https://btiscience.org/education-outreach/internships/?card#page=PGRPSummerInternships

Institute for Energy and Environment (IExE) Research Experience for undergraduates at Drexel University

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is an experiential course which provides experiential learning research opportunities to students and their faculty advisors from institutions that do not typically offer research experiences to undergraduate students, with a particular emphasis on under-represented minority groups.  Fellows will learn the benefits of experiential learning through hands-on research projects, active discussion and feedback, reflection of pursuits, and awareness of how their effort fits into the broader scientific and engineering challenges associated with energy and the environment.

The Institute for Energy and Environment (IExE) REU program consists of an intensive eight-week summer research experience in which each student will work closely with a faculty mentor and their research group within the energy and the environment team on a specific research problem. Participating students will develop key learning and working skills that will serve them throughout their careers. These include:


  • Research problem identification, critical literature review, and hypothesis development
  • Research plan design and implementation
  • Research techniques, including new methods and/or skills
  • Results dissemination in both written and oral form


In addition to research, IExE REU participants will participate in a range of activities (Schedule subject to minor modifications).

The 2018 IExE REU program will run from June 18 - August 10, 2018. Women, minorities, and students with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is rollling and review will continue until all spots have been filled.

For more information or to apply, please visit: http://drexel.edu/iexe/education/research-experience-for-undergrads/

Population Biology of Infectious Diseases Research Program at University of Georgia

The Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Site at the University of Georgia is a nine-week NSF-funded program to provide students from across the country with research experiences at the intersections of quantitative and experimental studies in infectious disease biology. The goal of this program is to catalyze a new generation of inter-disciplinary infectious disease science by introducing life science students to computational and mathematical techniques and to provide students in mathematics, statistics, and computer science opportunities to collaborate with life scientists, to collect and analyze data, and to develop empirically-motivated research. Students may develop projects that emphasize experimentation, computational or mathematical modeling, or a synthesis project combining empirical research and modeling.

For more information and an application, visit our website at http://reu.ecology.uga.edu.

Application deadline is February 20th, 2018.

Summer Research Experiences at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Our program has three tracks which target students at different points in their education. The tracks differ in the degree of independence students experience when conducting research. We encourage students of all backgrounds and with varying levels of experience to apply to each of the tracks. We review applications, choose a group of students that comprises a diverse mix, and place students in the program that best fits their experience. Fifteen to twenty students will be in each independent research track.  In addition, a few research interns will be accepted.  All three programs run concurrently during the ten-week session from June 8 -August 16, 2018.

Full-time Independent Research  (with Senior Thesis Option) – 10 credits.
This program targets students who wish to conduct a full-time independent research project in field biology. Applicants may be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduates of an undergraduate program, or may be early in their graduate career. Students conduct independent research under the supervision of RMBL scientists.

Independent Research and Course – 8 credits for independent research and 2 credits for the course.
This program targets students who are relatively new to field biology as well as those who wish to receive additional background training in a particular area. Students conduct independent research under the supervision of RMBL scientists (75-80% time) while taking one of two field courses (20-25% time). Class size is limited to 12 students/course. There are a substantial number of full and partial scholarships, so financial need should not stop students from applying. Students will receive various levels of support, depending upon the strength of the application and financial need. Courses offered during summer 2018:




Research Internship – No credit.
This track targets students who are new to field biology and wish to gain experience conducting research in the field.  Research interns will be a research assistant with a mentor and labgroup for 35 hours per week.  Interns will participate in RMBL Educational enrichment activities, including discussions and seminars, for 5 hours per week.  Scholarships, but not REU awards, are available to Research Interns.

REU Awards
This summer, pending 2018 NSF funding, approximately 10 students will be accepted with REU Awards. Students receiving an REU award may participate in either full-time independent research or independent research/course, as described above. Students accepted through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program receive a $5,000 stipend, free room, board and travel. REU awards are restricted to students who are not only citizens or permanent residents of the United States, but also have not graduated from college before the dates of the program.  Minorities underrepresented in the biological sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information or to apply please visit: http://www.rmbl.org/students/undergraduates-beyond/summer-education-programreu/

Application deadline: February 15, 2018.

Science Internships in National Parks for under-represented STEM students!

APPLY FOR A MOSAICS IN SCIENCE INTERNSHIP!

Applications accepted until February 4, 2018. (11:59 p.m. applicant's time zone):

The Mosaics in Science (MIS) Diversity Internship Program provides college students and recent graduates 18-35 years old that are under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career fields with on-the-ground, natural resource science-based, work experience in the National Park System. Each internship is comprised of working eleven weeks in a park followed by a four day career workshop held in Washington, D.C. This program is run in partnership with Environment for the Americas and Greening Youth Foundation.

For more information or to apply, please visit: http://www.mosaicsinscience.org/

US Air Force Research Laboratory Repperger Research Internship Program

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) is currently accepting applications for its 2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program until January 21, 2018.

This civilian research opportunity is a 10-week summer program intended for MS/PhD candidates pursuing degrees in STEM. Each year the laboratory will appointment a couple exceptional undergraduate students into the program.  There are 36 posted opportunities, once the application January 21, 2018 deadline passes, each application will be reviewed and AFRL will fund 15 participants for the summer period.  Check out the opportunity catalog to review all of the available opportunities, there are available research opportunities in nearly every STEM field! Please apply to no more than (3) Repperger opportunities and only apply to opportunities in your applicable educational background.

2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program Catalog:

https://www.orau.org/maryland/Repperger%20Intern%20Project%20Brochure%20-%202018.pdf

To qualify, applicants must be pursuing their Master or PhD (some outstanding bachelor students will be considered as well), have a minimal 3.2 GPA in a STEM discipline and be a U.S. citizen. Selected participants will receive a $12,000 stipend for their participation in the internship which runs from June 4- August 10, 2018. All complete applications must be submitted by January 21, 2018. To apply, visit https://www.orau.org/maryland/repperger.html.  For more information, visit: www.orau.org/maryland, or email Recruiter@orau.org.

Please remember we have a lot more opportunities available with the Department of Defense! Please explore the U.S. Army Research Lab Summer Journeyman Fellowship (BS-PhD candidates) and additional summer and postgraduate opportunities (Bachelor–Postdoctoral opportunities) are posted to the ORAU Maryland website, currently over 200 open research opportunities: www.orau.org/maryland.

Army Research Lab –Summer Journeyman Fellowship

http://www.orau.org/arlfellowship/applicants/how-to-apply-summer-journeyman.htm

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Summer Internship Program at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Danforth Center is a highly collaborative institution and interns find an interactive and supportive atmosphere. The goal of this unique program is to give each student insight into the research environment, as well as to teach valuable research skills. Center staff work to facilitate connections among interns and their scientific colleagues through discussion forums, informal lunches, social gatherings and through the Center's daily "tea time".

The program spans eleven weeks each summer. The 2018 Summer program dates are May 21 - August 3, 2018 (applications are due February 9, 2018).

Students from universities across the nation are matched with a scientist who is a senior researcher at the Danforth Center. Interns learn about a diverse set of research areas including:
  • Abiotic Stress
  • Biofortification
  • Bioenergy
  • Bioinformatics and genomics
  • Bioremediation
  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular Signaling
  • Development
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Metabolic Pathways/Engineering
  • Structural Biology
  • Translational Plant Science

During the first week of the program, interns and mentors work together to design a project for the summer session. For more information on mentors and their specific research focus, visit the research areas page.

Throughout the 11 weeks, students will:
  • Gain hands-on experience in the lab and learn the use of a variety of technologies for research.
  • Attend workshops in the Center's state-of-the-art support facilities, including Bioinformatics, Integrated Microscopy, Phenotyping, the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, and the Tissue Culture and Transformation Facility.
  • Participate in career pathway discussions with experienced researchers and take field trips to local universities and industries with plant or life science focuses.
  • Attend weekly seminars on issues related to biotechnology. These discussions are structured to give students insight into the social, political, and economic implications of current research--and to allow them to share their opinions, as well.
  • At the end of the summer session, each intern will present a summary of his/her research in the Center's AT&T Auditorium before an audience of scientific peers. A brief written report is also required
Interns are expected to:
  • Be present for the full eleven-week period.
  • Work at least 40 hours per week during this time. 
  • Turn in a research paper at the end of the program.
  • Attend the all-day symposium on the final day of the program and give a 10-12 minute presentation.

The REU program pays a total stipend of $7,474 for the eleven week period. Interns will receive stipend payments on every other Friday. Stipends for interns who are funded by sources other than REU may vary from this amount.

Candidates for the program:
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associates degree. Students who have received their undergraduate degree (or will receive a degree before the program dates) and are no longer enrolled as undergraduates are not eligible for the REU program.
  • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.**
  • Should be majoring in a plant or life science field and have relevant coursework. Prior research experience is not required.
  • Must be able to work at least 40 hours per week for the entire eleven week term.
Students who have already participated in the program are not eligible to reapply. Those students are encouraged to work with their previous mentors regarding rehiring.

For more information or to apply please visit: https://www.danforthcenter.org/education-outreach/research-internships

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon (UO) Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) provides fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students from other Universities and Colleges to participate in ongoing research in Life Sciences laboratories at UO during the Summer months. Each project is a rigorous and rich immersion in a mentored, high profile science research project with a lab mentor under the direction of a research professor. We are very interested in enhancing the creativity, diversity, and talent of the next generation of life scientists in research communities. We stress active, experiential learning, because a true understanding of scientific ideas requires immersion into the processes of discovery, and it is reflected in the ability to communicate these ideas. SPUR training stresses active learning for interns and their mentors in experimental approaches, methodological skills, strategic design, creative and critical reasoning, and scientific communication. Professional and social interactions with active researchers at all levels helps interns boost personal confidence. In selecting summer interns, we seek talented, motivated, adventurous, and hard-working undergraduates who would benefit from what our program has to offer, and who perhaps would not otherwise have such opportunities.

Areas of research include biochemistry and structural biology, bioinformatics and computational biology, ecology and evolution, genetics, marine biology, molecular cell and developmental biology, neuroscience, and human biology!

For more information or to apply please visit: http://spur.uoregon.edu/

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

Target 2018 Program Dates: June 4th, 2018 - August 10th, 2018.

For information on participating faculty and areas of research, please visit: http://spur.uoregon.edu/faculty_participating.shtml..

African Campus Oceans Research Internship - Sharks!

Join the scientific team conducting dedicated and groundbreaking research on great white sharks and other marine predators within Mossel Bay. Gain unparalleled field training in the latest marine research techniques .

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Day 1: Arrival
Arrive at George Airport and settle into accommodation.

Day 2: Orientation
Meet the research team and gain introduction to the various research projects that you will be contributing to from the scientists, postgraduates and field specialists of Oceans Research.

  • Dr Enrico Gennari, Director of Research
  • Sasha Dines, Head Field Specialist
  • Justin McCarthy, Head of Operations
  • Esther Jacobs Overbeeke, Public relations
  • Ralph Watson, Postgraduate
  • Valentina Scarponi, Postgraduate


Day 3-30: Research Interning
Join the Oceans Research team and contribute to the institutes research through actively aiding and conducting marine research programs under the guidance of field specialists, scientists and postgraduates.

  • Population assessment and long-term trend of white sharks, humpback & bottlenose dolphins, Southern right & humpback whales and Cape fur seals
  • Habitat use of white sharks and marine mammals
  • Population structure, trophic and  movement ecology of endemic benthic catsharks
  • Predator-prey behavioural strategies of white sharks and Cape fur seals
  • Shark stress physiology and behavioural studies
  • Intertidal community assessment


Day 31 Program wrap-up
Internship program wraps up on the last weekday of the months, interns finish with a personal presentation afternoon before receiving their certificate of completion.

This program is for a fee.

For additional information or to apply, please visit: http://www.african-campus.com/product/oceans-research-great-white-shark-research-internship/

Paid Internships in STEM Fields - Commonwealth Stem Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSCG) and its partners, in collaboration with Virginia’s
universities, colleges and community colleges offer the Commonwealth Stem Industry Internship
Program (CSIIP). The program links undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students to industry and employers to students.

One application puts a student in front of companies offering paid internships throughout Virginia. There is no cost to students/colleges/universities or companies to participate.

Requirements:
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • 18 years or older
  • 2.7 GPA or higher
  • STEM Major
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • New graduates are also eligible to apply

For more information, or to submit your résumé, please visit http://www.csiip.org./students. Résumés are continually reviewed.

Summer research programs at the University of Nebraska

This 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply.

STIPEND RANGE: $5,000-$6,000
START DATE: June 4, 2018
END DATE: August 7, 2018

Research Programs include:

  • Applied Plant Systems
  • Bioenergy Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Integrated Agronomic Systems
  • Materials Sciences (MRSEC)
  • Minority Health Disparities
  • Nanohybrid Functional Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • NIMBUS
  • Redox Biology
  • Sustainability
  • Systems Biology
  • Virology

Participation in the Nebraska Summer Research Program is limited to students who meet the following criteria:
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Current undergraduate with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree (E.g., students graduating in May are not eligible for the Summer Research Program for the summer in which they graduate.)
  • Each research program may have unique criteria or prerequisites, learn more by visiting the research programs pages.

Preference will be given to students based on these criteria:
  • Completion of advanced coursework related to the research area
  • Junior or senior standing with one year of remaining undergraduate coursework
  • Evidence of interest in pursuing an advanced degree (master's or Ph.D.)

Applications are especially encouraged from students in these groups:
  • Historically underrepresented in graduate education, including students with disabilities
  • Currently attending academic institutions where research programs are limited

Priority deadline: February 1, 2018
Applications close: March 1, 2018

For more information, please visit: https://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/home

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Summer Research Program in Translational Ecology at the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies

The Cary Translational Ecology REU program weaves together activities in several strands:

Cutting Edge Independent Research Projects 
Working closely with a mentor scientist, students delineate a research question and hypotheses, develop and implement a project, analyze data, give an oral presentation in a formal symposium and write a paper. Skill building workshops support student learning. The bulk of students’ time is spent in this facet of the program.

Reflective Practice and Training Activities
Students participate in a Scientific Writing Workshop, a Statistics/R Workshop, Responsible Conduct of Research trainings, and sessions in asking good questions, applying theory in research, giving effective talks, and future options in work and study.

The Forum on Translational Ecology showcases examples of translational ecology in action, as well as a diversity of professional role models and careers. Students are supported in reflecting on themselves as scientists and translators of science.

Translational Ecology Activities
Students explore translation of ecology through:

  • Communication: With mentoring, students write short “elevator speeches” about their research, participate in a Communication Workshop where they hone their speeches for different audiences, and write and review each other’s lay-friendly summaries of their findings.
  • Application: Students consider the rich ways that their own research might influence society with applications to policy and management, and how society influences their science.
  • Education: REU students teach younger students in the Sharing Science Program, and participate in an Education Roundtable with education scholars and practitioners.  


Students in the 2018 program will receive a stipend of $6,600, housing in the Bacon Flats dormitory located on our campus just next door to the research and administration building where students conduct much of their work, and a food allowance of $900 for the 12 week program.

Students of diverse backgrounds come from all parts of the country to participate in the program, and a small pool of funds is available to help defray the costs of travel to the program for those students in need of assistance.

2018 Program Dates: May 21 - August 10, 2018
Application Deadline: January 28, 2018 11:59 PM EST.

For more information or to apply please visit: http://www.caryinstitute.org/students/reu-programs/cary-reu-program

Diversity Summer Internship Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Summer application deadline will be February 1, 2018. The dates for summer 2018 are Sunday, May 27th through Saturday, August 4, 2018.

To apply, please visit: https://app.lc.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=jhu-si

Program Overview
The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one - two or more years of college.  The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.  The program runs ten weeks and a minimum stipend of $3,000 is provided.  Housing is provided near our undergraduate campus; the University has a shuttle service that provides convenient transportation between the Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutions (JHMI) and the undergraduate campus.
"Partner Programs": As summer research programs are increasingly competitive, it is advisable to apply to several summer programs.  We have partnerships with the following summer programs that will permit you to do your summer research at Johns Hopkins:
Opportunities for Students With Disabilities:
Johns Hopkins is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty and staff and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success. This climate for diversity, inclusion and excellence is critical to attaining the best research, scholarship, teaching, health care and other strategic goals of the University. Taken together these values are recognized and supported fully by the Johns Hopkins Institutions leadership at all levels.
We have a focused recruitment effort for students with disabilities at all levels (i.e. undergraduate and graduate) and our summer programs.  To enhance these efforts,we have formed partnerships with the Institute of Accessible Science (IAS, based at Purdue University) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Entry Point! program.   
AAAS Entry Point! sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, recruits undergraduae and graduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students with disabilities for paid summer internships with leading companies and government agencies.  Full details www.entrypoint.org
Summer Internship Program (SIP) also encourages students with disabilities to apply.
Eligibility
Students must have completed one year of college (i.e., freshman) and be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident to apply to the Institute of NanoBioTechnology, Pulmonary Medicine or Summer Institute for Genomics and Society divisions; students must have completed two years of college (i.e., sophomore) and be either a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident or international student currently studying in the U.S. to apply to the Basic Science Institute division; students much have completed two years of college (i.e., sophomore) and be a U.S. citizen to apply to the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Institute for Cell Engineering (FARMS), Institute for Computational Medicine and the Rosetta Commons Research Experience for Undergraduates divisions of the program. Basic Science Institute students must have a demonstrated interest and potential to pursue a PhD degree.