2013 Summer Opportunities for Internships
This program on bioenergy is at South Dakota State University, and we would greatly appreciate if you could bring this program to the attention of your biology, chemistry, plant science, engineering and economics students. The program is directed to undergraduate students, who have declared a science major (e.g. biology, chemistry, and engineering) and we especially encourage minority students to apply for the program.
The REU program at South Dakota State University invites ten undergraduate students to work with experienced faculty mentors of six different Departments (Biology and Microbiology, Plant Science, Natural Resource Management, Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Economics) on research projects related to feedstock development, bioprocessing and environmental sustainability of biofuels and bioenergy crops.
The program offers a unique interdisciplinary research experience and the students will have the opportunity to work with their faculty mentor in a variety of different research areas (agronomy, biochemistry, ecology, economy, engineering, plant science, chemistry, genomics, microbiology, molecular biology, and zoology). In addition to the research experience, the program will also include field trips to bioenergy plants, tribal colleges and the Homestake mines, workshops and seminars about scientific ethics, environmental justice, scientific writing, women in science, time management, and graduate school application.
Application deadline is March 31, 2013 (admission process will start soon after the deadline).
Program Dates: May 27 – August 2, 2012
For more information visit http://www.sdstate.edu/biomicro/reubioenergy.cfm or contact Dr. Heike Bücking (Biology and Microbiology Department) or Dr. Jose Gonzalez (Plant Science Department) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stewardship crew supervisor and stewardship crew positions for Ottawa County Parks are available for summer 2013. These are paid positions and a great opportunity for ecology, environmental science and botany types and anyone who likes to work outdoors. Ottawa County Parks is doing a phenomenal job of preserving valuable habitats and would be a wonderful organization to work for.
Job descriptions and applications can be found at:
The contact person is
Natural Resources Management Supervisor
Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission
12220 Fillmore Street
West Olive, MI 49460
Kirtland’s Warbler Tour Guide and Cowbird Trapper - Position located in Grayling, MI, May 13 – July 4, 2013. Employed by Michigan Audubon, the Kirtland’s Warbler Tour Guide and Cowbird Trapper will assist the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 1) leading the public Kirtland’s Warbler tours from Grayling, MI and 2) assisting with monitoring of brown-headed cowbird traps, as directed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The guide will be responsible for developing a high level of knowledge of all aspects of Kirtland’s Warbler identification, biology, history and management, in preparation for leading the public tour. The guide is also responsible for leading the tour in all types of conditions, including biting insects and cold, windy weather. At times it may be necessary to wait up to 2-3 hours with participants to see a Kirtland’s Warbler. Typically, about 98-99% of participants get a view of a Kirtland’s Warbler, and the guide will be responsible for maintaining this level of excellence. Cowbird trapping requires specific on-the-job training in data collection and methodology, which will be given by USFWS staff upon employment.
Compensation is $1,200/month for a total amount of $2340 for the 52 day period. Lodging is provided during the period of employment. Send letter of interest and resume by March 31 to Wendy Tatar at email@example.com.
Here is an internship opportunity in California with an organization called, Ecology Action.
Ada Township Parks & Recreation Department
Now accepting applications for Summer Internship Positions
Open to college students and graduates in related degree programs and career interest.
Internship: Parks & Recreation
Summer 2013, paid, 30 hours per week, youth programs focus.
Internship: Parks & Natural Resources Management
Spring, summer, fall 2013; volunteer; 8-30 hours per week – flexible
Focus on resource and facility management
Student Field Experience:
Parks & Natural Resources Management
Summer 2013; volunteer; 8-30 hours per week – flexible
Focus on resource and facility management
(Must be currently enrolled in a related college degree program).
Please contact the Ada Township Park office for more details.
Mark Fitzpatrick, Director
Ada Township Parks & Recreation Department
P.O. Box 370, 7330 Thornapple River Dr., Ada, MI 49301
616-676-0520 office, 616-862-0584 cell, 616-676-5870 fax
We have received this announcement from Michigan State: We will have funds to support 4-5 undergraduate students to work on Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC, http://www.glbrc.org) projects on the Michigan State University (MSU) campus this summer through the GLBRC Education and Outreach program. Please bring this research opportunity to the attention of qualified student candidates.
Criteria for selection:
· Undergraduates currently enrolled in a four-year program
· Not an incoming freshman or graduating senior
· Citizen of the US
Strong preference will be given to:
· Non-MSU students
· Members of under-represented group in science
· First in their family to attend college
· Students at small colleges without broad research facilities
· Demonstrated interest in a career in bioenergy research
Stipends will be $5,000 per student for 10 weeks. There are also funds available for housing assistance if needed.
Please have students complete the attached application form and return it to Linda Steinman (firstname.lastname@example.org) before March 1, 2013. For more information on the program, or for general questions, please contact:
Jonathan Markey, MS
GLBRC SEU Program Coordinator
PhD student - Plant Biology Department Michigan State University 517-353-6787; email@example.com
RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites students to apply for our highly successful SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM, RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering), http://rise.rutgers.edu and www.facebook.com/rutgers.rise. We are seeking sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors with strong academic credentials, a passion for research, and an interest in graduate school. We particularly encourage applications from groups underrepresented
in the sciences and students from first-generation college families.
The RiSE advantage includes:
** CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE in over 30 programs in the sciences, math, engineering, and social & behavioral sciences, http://gsnb.rutgers.edu/<http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/> . In the biomedical sciences, students can choose among > 200 labs at Rutgers, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey,http://lifesci.rutgers.edu/~molbiosci/. In addition, we offer exciting interdisciplinary opportunities through our NSF IGERTs,http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/IGERT.shtml and REU partnerships -- Green Energy Technology (biofuels, synfuels, materials, nanotechnology, and engineering for clean energy), cellular bioengineering, pharmaceutical engineering, physics & astronomy, computational biology/bioinformatics, environmental sciences, and toxicology.
** EASY ON-LINE APPLICATION: Rolling admissions starts at the end
January and is highly selective. Apply now at http://rise.rutgers.edu!
Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee - Excellent school that accepts many Calvin students
Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) SPUR is a 10-week hands on laboratory experience through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin. This program is geared toward Sophomore and Juniors who have a passion for science and an interest in pursuing Graduate School. Learn more: www.mcw.edu/spur Program Dates: May 29, 2013 through August 2, 2013 Stipend: $3,500 Housing: Provided to participants living outside the greater Milwaukee area in addition to the stipend. Program and Application Requirements: Completed online application, 2 letters of recommendation, Official Undergraduate Institution Transcript(s), Current Sophomore or Junior in College, Background in Science, Interest in pursuing Graduate School, 3.2 GPA or higher Application Deadline: February 15, 2013. Apply Now: ttp://www.mcw.edu/graduateschool/programsSPUR/SPUR-Application.htm#.UHMU9lHAnuR
Shark research in South Africa Oceans Research is now accepting applications for the 2013 internship program in South Africa, where interns will have the opportunity to do practical research on Great White sharks, dolphins, whales and more under the guidance of teams led by marine scientists like Enrico Gennari and Ryan Johnson.
Chicagoland Job/Internship Opportunities Research Suggestions
Compiled by Michele (Ritsema) Martzke (’07) on January 21, 2013
1-630-659-8078 (you might have to dial “1” before the number)
Feel free to look me up on LinkedIn
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Job Posting Websites:
- Chicagoland Environmental Network http://www.chicagoenvironment.org/
- Society of Wetland Scientists Jobs Board http://www.sws.org/jobs/
The Van Andel Institute has announced its summer internship program. Calvin students have been very successful in obtaining these positions in previous years.
We expect to support 15-20 internships, depending on the needs of the VARI faculty. Summer interns will be paired with a scientific investigator and/or their designee for an intense 10-week research experience. Students will gain an understanding of the latest research methods, instruments and testing procedures. They will learn how to design experiments and see how their test results can contribute to a larger research project. At the end of the internship programs, students will give an oral presentation or poster presentation about their experience to the research staff.
For the past several years the Calvin Biology Department and the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan have offered a very special opportunity to Calvin biology students. Through the generosity of Dr. Dan Michele, a Calvin alum, 2 positions in the summer research program of his department are reserved for Calvin students. One of the positions is funded by Michigan and the other by Calvin. This is quite an honor for us since the rest of the students in the program compete for their positions on a nationwide basis.
The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is offering summer education and research training to outstanding undergraduate students, who are planning to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences. Students interested in combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment. The MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program is a 10 week program that begins June 17, 2013 and will conclude August 23, 2013. Up to four awards will be given to qualified undergraduate applicants each year. The program includes both clinical & laboratory experiences. Students will work in a research laboratory under the guidance of selected faculty members in the biomedical sciences, shadow physician-scientists in a clinical setting, attend seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, and participate in career development workshops. Students will work with faculty on an individual basis and as part of a research team. Research teams will include graduate students, post docs, research scientists, and current DO-PhD students.
- · Students will be matched based on their interests to a research faculty mentor/laboratory at Michigan State University. The student will work in the laboratory 10 weeks.
- · All students will be required to make a full-time commitment (at least 40 hours per week) to their research. Students will be required to write a research paper summarizing their project(s) and/or create a poster. They will also be required to make a presentation to their fellow SUPER participants, faculty mentors, and others at the end of the program.
- · Students can expect to have “hands on” experience and learn the basic skills necessary to contribute to a research effort; a sample of the techniques a student might learn includes: maintaining cell cultures, electrophoresis, chromatography, immunoassays, animal surgery, electrophysiology and neurochemical assays, and protein and nucleic acid molecular biology.
- · Students will receive exposure to the practice of medicine by individual physician mentors; this experience will average 2-10 weeks.
- · Students will participate in several workshops (1) opportunities available in the biomedical sciences (2) how to apply to MSUCOM medical school and MSU graduate programs (3) information on how to complete their AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine application service) application (4) how to succeed in medical school or graduate school.
- · Students will also attend seminars.
- · A "Certificate of Merit" will be awarded to all participants upon completion of the program.
- · Each SUPER undergraduate participant will receive $2,500 for the 10-week, full-time research experience and accommodations in University Housing will be provided for any student outside of the greater Lansing, East Lansing area. Students are expected to cover their own food expenses.
Students who successfully complete the SUPER program will be strongly encouraged to apply to the MSUCOM DO-PhD Program and will receive early review.
Eligibility: Applications are invited from undergraduate students who are currently in their sophomore, or junior year, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a minimum of one full semester of research experience. Students who have a GPA of less than 3.5 but have extensive research experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be involved in research and be interested in graduate and medical education in biomedical sciences leading to a DO-PhD. Eligible students must be US citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation. Graduating seniors are not eligible.
Selection: Selection of students is based on the completed application, a personal statement of 1-2 pages, which describes academic interests, career goals, and research experiences. Students must state specific scientific interests and any particular research areas or techniques they wish to explore in order to be matched with the faculty. Also required are two letters of recommendation (one from faculty and one from an advisor) and a transcript from the student's undergraduate institution(s). Minority students are encouraged to apply. Deadline for receipt of all materials in our office is March 1, 2013. Decisions will be made and students notified by April 1, 2013.
J. Justin McCormick, PhD
Alcohol Research Training Summer School (ARTSS)
ARTSS is designed to provide an intensive introduction to alcohol research for undergraduates in order to increase the number of students, and particularly underrepresented minorities, interested in pursuing careers in this field. Students from minority and nonminority groups are encouraged to apply. The program begins with an intensive week-long introduction to alcohol research, followed by an 8 week internship working on a project with a mentoring team. This is a full-time experience with a stipend of $3,200. The program will conclude with the students presenting their research project to the ARTSS faculty and other students. The week-long program of structured learning experiences will be conducted at Washington University in St. Louis from June 2-7, 2013. At the conclusion of the course, ARTSS students will be placed in internships from June 10 - August 2, 2013 in the laboratories of MARC researchers at either Washington University School of Medicine or the University for Missouri-Columbia. For additional information visit: http://alcoholresearch.missouri.edu/relatedtraining.html. The deadline for applications is 2/1/13.
The University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute is once again offering the Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship. The 10-week program provides an opportunity for undergraduates currently enrolled in any Michigan university or college to work side-by-side with world class researchers at the LSI. The Program, which takes place from June 10 - August 16, 2013, also provides a $3,000 stipend as well as housing support.
The application deadline is February 18, 2013.
If you have any questions concerning the program, please contact Alicia Levesque at 734-764-4502 or, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Perrigo Summer Fellowship at the University of Michigan is an exceptional learning experience that will, with no doubt, challenge and progress each fellow intellectually and academically. More information.
Interested in a 2013 summer internship? Consider the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (SULI) and Community College Internship Program (CCI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)!
- 10 weeks (June 3-August 9) engaged in a research (SULI)/technical project (CCI) under the direction of a laboratory scientist or engineer
- career development workshops and laboratory tours
- stipend of $500 per week
- travel reimbursement and housing allowance (for those who qualify)
Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Stone Lab’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Program teaches students enrolled our five week courses (June 16th to July 20th, 2013) how to conduct scientific, in-the-field research alongside top scientists. While taking a five-week course at Stone Lab, REU students spend their “non-class” days focused on research. REU students will work closely with their research supervisors to design an experiment, collect samples, analyze their data, and give a final presentation to their peers. Involvement can even continue beyond the summer, as students have the opportunity to attend local and regional conferences and to co-author scientific journal articles about their research. Information at http://stonelab.osu.edu/reu/
Application at http://stonelab.osu.edu/_media/stonelab/application/cs-reu-app.pdf Deadline Feb 22, 2013
Harvard Forest Ecology Research - Harvard University - Calvin students have previously participated in this program, so they know us.
Summer Projects will focus on:
Invasive Plants, Pests & Pathogens
Plant Biology, Population and Community Ecology
Conservation Management and Biodiversity
Watershed and Aquatic Ecology
Forest Ecosystem Response to Global Change
Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics
Reading and Conserving the New England Landscape
Students are paid a stipend of $5,500 for the 11‑week session which runs from May to August. Excellent on-site housing and a full meal plan are included as part of the program. Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest is also provided. We seek a diverse group of students from a variety of undergraduate programs across the country. Visit http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/education/reu for our on-line application. Deadline for Applications is the first Friday in February.
Hold your nose and do summer research at Hope College's NSF-REU program. Calvin students have been accepted to this program in the past and it's pretty good (They probably think they are doing us a favor since Hope claims that we don't have research a Calvin). Neuroscience, micro, cell, genetics, ecology, physiology etc. Stipend $4300, but you have to pay half of your room costs. www.hope.edu/academic/biology/opportunities Flier on 2nd floor DH board. Deadline Feb 17, 2013
Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University. Plant Genome Research. www.bti.edu/internships Deadline Feb 8, 2013 That's as much as I know, but it's a good place.
Michigan State University - summer research in plant genomics (pre-meds, keep reading). The genetics projects use Arabidopsis, tomato and algae to study problems directly related to food production, biofuels and basic plant biology, HOWEVER, this program is most valuable for all biology students because you will learn important genetic principles that are fundamental to research in all areas of biology and medicine. Several Calvin students have participated in this program, so they know us well at MSU. Stipend $5000 plus room and board. Deadline is Feb 13, 2013.
University of Michigan Biological Station (Bug Camp). Live in a tin shack on the shore of beautiful Douglas Lake in northern Michigan and do research in an NSF-REU program called, Biosphere-Atmospheric Interactions in a Changing Global Environment. Stipend $5000, room and board and travel are covered.
For students interested in science education, we received the following announcement:
New REU in STEM Education at North Dakota State University
We are excited to announce a new summer undergraduate research program in discipline-based education at North Dakota State University. Growing up STEM is an excellent opportunity for students interested in STEM education at the undergraduate level to engage in an immersive, 10-week summer research experience. Our program includes on-campus housing, a $5000 stipend, and is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on research experience. Some students will have the opportunity to present their research at a national conference.
For more information, including descriptions of potential research projects, please visit our web site:http://www.ndsu.edu/cider/reu/
Applications due January 15, 2013.
Undergraduate Summer Research Program in the Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin. This is an NSF-funded REU site with a focus on Cellular and Molecular Biology is especially recruiting students from the upper midwest (that's us!). Participate in research focused on understanding biological processes in organisms ranging from microbes to mammals at the level of
individual cells, proteins, and genes. Milwaukee is a great place to spend a summer - Brewers baseball, world class zoo, beautiful parks and lake front, Suumerfest - one of the top pop music festivals in the world. www.marquette.edu/biology/srp.shtml
University of Virginia, Blandy Experimental Farm Ecological Research Station. NSF-REU, $5500 stipend with housing and meals. Top opportunity Two former Calvin students have participated in the is program, so they know us. www.blandy.virginia.edu Poster on 2nd floor DH board. Deadline March 1, 2013
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, Maine. NSF-REU, 8-10 week program with $500/week stipend, housing travel and meals. This is a world renown marine science, genetics, physiology and toxicology lab in an absolutely beautiful location. Three Calvin students have participated in this program.
Here is an announcement of a summer research program directed to students interested in Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs. Three schools in New York developed this joint venture. Details are given below.
The summer programs described below (dozens to select from) are ideal for your students who wish to be future applicants to PhD or MD-PhD Programs. Please note that applications for The Leadership Alliance are due by February 1, 2013.Accepted students will conduct research at one of 22 research sites and give an oral/poster presentation of their work at the national symposium in July. Application - click here Brochure - click here
Since 1992, the Leadership Alliance has encouraged students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities to pursue research careers in the academic, public and private sectors. The Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to graduate schools. The SR-EIP is a gateway to ongoing resources, mentoring and professional networks to support all participants along their chosen career path.
SR-EIP participants are engaged in scholarly research projects offered at 22 Leadership Alliance member institutions. These programs also offer research seminars and workshops in professional development, as well as social and cultural activities. The institutions set high standards and offer outstanding, closely mentored research experiences in a broad range of academic disciplines that are indicated in the "Research Sites" section of this brochure. With one common application, students can apply for a research experience at up to three of the 22 research sites (see chart). Students should refer to each institution's website for specific information on research opportunities and program requirements before submitting their application.
Ruth Gotian, M.S.
Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program An NIH sponsored MSTP
1300 York Avenue, Suite C-103
New York, NY 10065-4805
We are now accepting application for the 2013 Summer Program.
The deadline to apply is January 10 - apply online now at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/how-to-apply/!
ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Scientific programs focus of materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSCdUJ8cavw to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great internship experience!
Benefits of the spring SULI program include:
· 10 weeks (June 3-August 9) engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist or engineer
· career development workshops
· laboratory tours
· stipend of $500 per week
· travel reimbursement (for those who qualify)
· housing allowance (for those who qualify)
Contact Julie Malicoat at Julie.Malicoat@orau.org for additional information!
Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Institute
This is a cancer research institute in New York City. Research areas include developmental biology, genetics, immunology, biochemistry, cell biology and more.
NSF-REU Summer Research Programs
Each summer the National Science Foundation funds Research Experience for Undergraduates programs (http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm) at universities and research institutes all over the country. These programs cover all areas of biology. A stipend, usually $3000 - $5000 is provided, as well as housing, meals and travel expenses at most programs. We receive announcements from many programs which will be posted, but the best way to find out about these NSF-REUs is to visit the website http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=5047 Not all of the entries are up to date at this time so read them carefully and check frequently for updates. You will compete nationally for these programs, but in the past 6 years about 40 Calvin biology students have been accepted to REU programs at prestigious sites from coast to coast!
This refuge is located in Arkansas and is involved in the rescue of big cats - lions, tigers etc. This is not a research experience but is good for pre-vet students or students interested in a zoo career. A Calvin student worked here a few years ago. www.turpentinecreek.org
Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genomics, plant science, animal science, neuroscience. Stipend $3000-4500, plus housing, meals and travel expenses.
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine - Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program
Amgen Scholars Program
The University of Notre Dame has announced its Field Environmental Biology program for the summer of 2013. This ecology research program is located at the Notre Dame field station in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. You will receive academic credit from ND that can be transfered to Calvin. The program lasts for 10 weeks It includes a $2500 stipend plus free tuition, housing and a travel allowance. Several Calvin students have participated in the program and had very good experiences, with the added advantage for you that the people at ND know Calvin and the good reputation of our students.
More information is posted on the summer research bulletin board on 2nd floor De Vries hall. Application deadline is November 2, 2012 and sccessful application will be notfied by December 7.
Would you like to spend Interim in sunny, warm Tucson, AZ? The University of Arizona has a research program called, "J-Bio", that is especially for students from colleges that have a January term. Students are assigned to a lab in their area of interest and conduct a a project under the supervision of a post-doc or grad student and a faculty member. The cost of the program is $1800 and includes housing. For interim 2012 two Calvin students, Jenna Kennedy and Alex Scheirbeek, applied to this program and both were accepted. They had wonderful experiences and learned a lot. They gave Calvin an excellent reputation at U Az, so the chances for acceptance of future applicants from Calvin are very good. The website for the program is http://jbio.bio5.org/ The program is primarily for juniors and seniors, but Jenna was accepted as a sophomore. The website says that applications are not yet being accepted, but the form is there, so I suggest you give it a try. You can earn Calvin credit for this program.