FSU Biology - Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

This page lists postings for undergraduate research opportunities. If you are interested in any of the following please contact the individual listed below. Further opportunities can be found on individual faculty webpages. Research postings can be sent to Jen Kennedy at jkennedy@bio.fsu.edu.

MISS/FSU $Paid Environmental Physiology and Behavioral Ecology Fall Internship 2023: We are seeking highly-motivated interns looking to expand their research in areas related to shark and ray ecology and physiology. Interns will assist with physiology-based projects investigating the impact of temperature and hypoxia on energetic demands and performance of the Atlantic stingray (Hypanus sabinus), spotted sea trout (Cynoscion nebulosus) and gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) and a field based ecology project investigating the movement and habitat use of newborn-juvenile bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in Crystal River/Kings bay, FL. The internship is offered through Minorities in Shark Science with research taking place in the Grubbs Lab at the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory, and at field sites in Crystal River/Kings Bay, Florida. This position runs the length of 1 academic semester (September 1st- December 15th) at 400 total hours, with a stipend of $3,400/intern. We are advertising to fill 2 internship positions this fall, with an anticipated start date of September 1st. Requirements/qualifications to apply: • Have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study (entering junior or senior year, or graduated) • Identify as a gender minority of color (i.e. racial minorities; People of Color, indigenous, etc. and/or folks from the Global South) AND gender minorities: women, transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, etc.) • Able to work flexible hours/some weekends • Comfortable in and around water and watercrafts. This work will require extensive boat and field operations. Anyone who is not comfortable in water or on boats should NOT apply • Able to lift 50lbs. • Capable of independent transportation to the FSU coastal and marine laboratory on a regular basis. *Additional qualifications. To apply, please submit a one (1) page cover letter, one (1) letter of recommendation, contact information for one (1) additional professional reference, and a resume/CV via email to Dr. Alyssa Andres at ama23f@fsu.edu. Fall 2023 deadline extende duntil positions filled. New opportunities expected in Spring 2024. More informaiton: Elasmobranch/teleost Ecophysiology and Ecology Internship listing on Nole Network ID: 122494
Contact: Alyssa Andres, Ph.D.
Email: ama23f@fsu.edu
Location: FSUCML, Panacea, FL
Last updated: August 21, 2023

2 volunteers for Apalachicola Bay System Initiative Project: The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab seek two volunteers for the Apalachicola Bay System Initiative project: ASSEMBLING GEAR FOR DEPLOYMENT IN THE FIELD – volunteer will assist with the assembly of field sampling devices, including “spat traps,” which are used to determine where, when, and how many baby oysters settle on the substrate; and building anchor devices to hold water quality monitoring devices at specific locations in the Apalachicola Bay. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in basic assembly using regular shop tools. We ask that volunteers commit to 4-hour time blocks. Weekdays only. PREPARING SPAT TRAPS FOR THE FIELD & PROCESSING SAMPLES RETRIEVED FROM THE FIELD - volunteers will help prepare spat traps for field deployment, and then process spat trap samples after they are retrieved from field sites. This work is vital to understanding differences in oyster populations throughout the Apalachicola Bay system. This is a great opportunity for somebody who is interested in science and doesn’t mind getting a little muddy. Scheduling is determined by our sampling schedule and the weather. We ask that volunteers commit to 2 to 4 hour blocks of time. Weekdays only. Fill out a volunteer application following information on this page - https://marinelab.fsu.edu/people/how-to-volunteer/ . To learn more about the project, visit this page: https://marinelab.fsu.edu/absi/
Contact: Dr. Felicia Coleman
Email: fcoleman@fsu.edu
Phone Number: 850-697-4111
Webpage: https://marinelab.fsu.edu/absi/
Location: FSU Coastal and Marine Lab, 3618 Coastal Highway98, St. Teresa, FL
Last updated: January 3, 2020

Pennington Marine Sci. Ctr. Paid Internships -check back annually: Pennington Marine Science Center Camp Emerald Bay (owned and operated by the Western Los Angeles County Council, Boy Scouts of America since 1925) on Catalina Island offers paid internships for the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. We have the largest aquarium facility on the island housing a live collection of over 125 species of fish and invertebrates that are collected each year with the help of interns. Intern responsibilities include animal husbandry, life support system monitoring and maintenance, water quality testing, marine science/informal outdoor education, SCUBA diving for specimens, ROV operations and small boat handling. Summer Interns are eligible to apply for a $1000 scholarship that can be used to fund their college education. Interns will also receive training and certification as PSI-PCI Fill Station Operators and Divers Alert Network Diving Emergency Management Providers which includes Basic Life Support and CPR, AED administration, treatment of hazardous marine life injuries and Oxygen administration for diving emergencies. Our internship provides valuable opportunities and guidance for undergraduates seeking experience in the field as well as for recent graduates during their gap year. We are proud that nearly all of our former interns get accepted into graduate school or find employment in the public aquarium and aquaculture professions. Contact David Chan, Director of the Pennington Marine Science Center at david.chan@scouting.org
Contact: David Chan
Email: david.chan@scouting.org
Phone Number: 1-310-510-1795 ext 36
Webpage: https://www.campemeraldbay.org/employment/
Location: Camp Emerald Bay, Santa Catalina Island, CA
Last updated: February 28, 2023

Oceans Institute in Mossel Bay South Africa: Oceans Research Institute is offering an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students across different universities to join its team of researchers in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Oceans Research Institute already collaborates with numerous South African and international universities. During our month long experiential field research program, students gain hands-on practical training in conducting a wide range of research projects, from population to movement ecology projects on large marine megafauna (including white sharks and cetaceans), from intertidal community biodiversity assessments to fishery related research. Students are not just observers but rather they are an integral part of the research team, collecting data, while gaining valuable insight and training in the latest research methods (including ROV and drones) and seamanship, to equip them with the skills necessary to be successful marine researchers.
Contact: Jeanette Gosling
Email: Jeanette@oceans-research.com
Phone Number: +2782 371 3083
Webpage: https://www.oceans-research.com/
Location: Mossel Bay, South Africa
Last updated: February 28, 2020

Marine Science Camp Intern/Educator : Marine Science Camp is a team of scientists and educators dedicated to igniting a passion for marine conservation in our local communities! We provide a hands-on feet-wet learning experience for a variety of attendees. Our organization is seeking individuals who share our vision to create a brighter future for our planet’s oceans! The search for Interns is still ongoing! We would appreciate it if you could pass our flyers along to any students who may be interested. We do work with advisors so that Intern applicants may receive college credit. We are also open to developing research opportunities for students interested in utilizing our services for sampling. There are also still some positions available for those interested in joining our team as Support Staff and Lead Scientists! Position descriptions, requirements and applications can be found through our website.
Contact: Christina Grossi, director
Email: cgrossi.marinesciencecamps@gmail.com
Phone Number: 908.514.1205
Webpage: www.marinesciencecamp.com
Last updated: February 28, 2020

Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) Shark and Ray Research Project 2021: Summer Program: Hands-on, marine field research experience in Clearwater, Florida. All participants will be involved in all aspects of a local population study on sharks and rays. This includes setting and retrieving nets and longlines, handling and identifying captured animals, tagging and measuring all captured sharks and rays, recording data, and releasing animals. Each day begins with a lecture on shark and ray identification, biology, physiology, and conservation as well as our local ecosystems, species, and other conservation topics. After the 1 - 2 hour lecture in the morning, the day continues with 6 – 8 hours of field research aboard our vessels. Who should attend: Anyone 18 years of age or older interested in pursuing a career in the natural sciences would greatly benefit from this hands-on opportunity. This includes incoming freshmen, currently enrolled students, and college graduates. This program provides invaluable research and animal handling experience. Such unique field training will make you a competitive candidate for future internships, graduate school, and jobs. There are no pre-requisites and no previous experience is necessary. Course credit: Most students receive credit for our program and should discuss receiving course credit for this program with their advisor. Whether or not you receive course credit, this field research experience will be a very beneficial addition to your résumé or CV. Credit is often listed as research experience, internship credits, independent study, capstone project, marine biology/science credit, and other related titles. Housing: Affordable and fully furnished housing is available to our summer program participants and includes Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, linens, and laundry facilities. Transportation: After arriving in the Tampa/Clearwater, FL area, transportation is provided to/from: airport, bus station, our classrooms and boats, and the grocery store. Enrollment: The final enrollment deadline is March 31, 2021. Tuition: All tuition is due by March 31, 2021. Participants who attend 4 or more weeks will receive tuition breaks.
Contact: Alan Moore
Email: info@coastalmera.com
Phone Number: (843) 246-0750
Webpage: www.cmera.net
Location: Clearwater, FL
Last updated: September 23, 2020

Minorities in Shark Science (MISS) Workshops--check back for updates: Two workshop opportunities: March 26-28th, 2021 AND April 2-4th, 2021 During the workshop, participants will get hands-on field experience doing shark research. They will learn various field research techniques aboard a research vessel. We will also do a series of personal development conversations as well as other activities to build community. The women of this organization will serve as a continued resource and support system long after the workshop has ended. Website updated with new opportunities as they become available-- keep checking back.
Contact: Jasmin Graham
Email: jgraham@mote.org
Webpage: https://www.misselasmo.org/workshops.html
Location: Field School, Miami, FL
Last updated: February 28, 2023

Internships at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab : If you are a college student looking for experience in the marine conservation field, Gulf Specimen Marine lab offers internships may semesters. Explore the field of biological supply, aquarium husbandry, sea turtle rehabilitation, and marine life education through our unique internship program. To sign up or learn more about our internship program, visit our website https://gulfspecimen.org/internship/. If interested, please email a resume and cover letter to Tom Harrah at gulfspecimentom@hotmail.com.
Contact: Tom Harrah
Email: gulfspecimentom@hotmail.com
Phone Number: 937-681-7330
Webpage: http://www.gulfspecimen.org/
Location: Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
Last updated: August 21, 2023

**NOW IS THE TIME TO APPLY!!!** NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Programs around the country: The National Science Foundation offers summer research internships to competitive undergraduates across the country. Visit the website below for a list of various biology programs with specific research focuses. Most deadlines are in February or March, but visit specific websites for exact details and application instructions. REU programs are a fantastic way to gain valuable research experience in preparation for graduate school. **Now is the time to start looking at programs and beginning the application process**
Contact: n/a
Email: n/a
Webpage: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=5047
Location: Various programs across the country
Last updated: March 5, 2020

Tallahassee Museum Internship in Biological Science: The Tallahassee Museum consists of a Florida natural habitat zoo, an 1880's farmstead, nature trails, historic buildings, a guest animal exhibit, and preschool and summer camp. Our mission is to increase awareness and appreciation for our regions cultural and natural heritage. This is a zoo keeping internship and will consist of working directly with the animal keepers in the natural habitat zoo and with our farm animals. An intern would get to learn hands on, how to care for Florida native exotic and domestic animals. An intern would be assisting the keepers in their daily chores and projects. It is an unpaid internship. Most students will do a 2 credit hour internship which requires 10 hours weekly, 1 credit hours is 5 hours weekly. Because of the time involved training new interns, I now require a minimum of a 2 consecutive semester commitment. New students are required to do two 8:30 – 12 shifts and one 2 – 5 shift. These can be done Monday through Sunday but will need to remain consistent for the entire semester. I am looking for students who are interested in pursuing careers with animals, students who would like to be veterinarians, zoo keepers, zoologists, or wildlife biologists. These are some of the tasks an intern could be performing: Cleaning habitats, cleaning out cages and kennels, helping to prepare diets and cleaning dishes, feeding the animals, preparing new exhibits, exhibit upkeep and maintenance, animal enrichment or helping to medicate animals. When all the animal department positions fill up, we also have internship positions available with our education department doing animal conditioning, handling, and presentations for the public. There is also the possibility or an internship with a wildlife rehabilitator. Please let me know if either of these would be of interest to you.
Contact: Tallahassee Museum
Phone Number: (850) 575-8684
Webpage: https://tallahasseemuseum.org/
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Last updated: January 8, 2019

Undergraduate research opportunities from the Urban Water Innovation Network in Colorado: The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) is now accepting applications for its Undergraduate Research Program for the summer of 2019! Thank you for sharing this information with students who may be interested. Students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas at institutions in urban areas across the nation. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability - social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – are invited to apply. To apply: https://erams.com/UWIN/urp/ Application deadline: January 25, 2019 Midnight. Dates: May 29 to August 1, 2019 (9 weeks) Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply. Stipend: $4,500 stipend; Other support: On-campus or nearby housing, travel assistance. The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO. For more information about UWIN, visit: https://erams.com/UWIN/ For more information about the program, contact Aude Lochet, program coordinator: locheta@caryinstitute.org
Contact: Aude Lochet
Email: locheta@caryinstitute.org
Webpage: https://erams.com/UWIN/
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Last updated: January 8, 2019

Conservation Intern Positions w/ Montana Conservation Corps: Montana Conservation Corps is now accepting Conservation Intern applications for Summer 2019! Are you passionate about the environment, have a strong service ethic, and are looking to gain professional development in a conservation- related field this summer? Check out this amazing opportunity! APPLY HERE: https://careers-mtcorps.icims.com/jobs/1365/conservation-intern/job MCC’s Conservation Intern (CI) program provides opportunities for young adults to gain professional experience in a conservation-related field. Conservation Interns serve at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Idaho. Location: Varies based on host site placement (MT & neighboring states) Position Dates: Summer Term: 5/15/18 – 8/16/18 Extended Term: 5/15/18 – 10/4/18 Living Allowance: $504 bi-weekly AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of the program. The Conservation Intern program is designed to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the professional experience of our members. Interns are placed individually with a partner organization and work under the direct supervision of the Host Site Supervisor, while coordinating with MCC staff to ensure successful completion of the program objectives. CIs serve on a variety of projects including GPS and GIS projects, river ranger patrols, habitat enhancement, data analysis, public outreach and education, trails projects, research, and invasive species management. MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://mtcorps.org/join/big-sky-watershed-corps-conservation-internships/conservation-intern-program/ Deadline to apply is February 17th, 2019. Questions? Contact Mandy Hedstrom at mandy@mtcorps.org or 406-587-4475
Contact: Mandy Hedstrom
Email: mandy@mtcorps.org
Phone Number: 406-587-4475
Webpage: http://mtcorps.org/join/big-sky-watershed-corps-conservation-internships/conservation-intern-program/
Location: Montana
Last updated: January 8, 2019

EPA job opportunity for recent graduates- Student Service Contract Positions: The National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL), Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gulf Ecology Division is seeking individuals, at least 18 years of age who have completed a B.S. or B.A. degree in biology, marine biology, zoology, aquaculture, environmental science or related field. This contract is expected to begin approximately January 2019. The student contractor must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited University/College or a recent graduate within the last 24 months. When clicking the URL link, use the following Search Criteria: Reference Number 68HERD19Q0014
Contact: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gulf Ecology Division
Email: see website
Phone Number: see website
Webpage: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/PublicPages/PublicSearch/Public_Opportunities.aspx
Location: Gulf Breeze, FL
Last updated: January 8, 2019

LAKES-REU Interdisciplinary Watershed Research: The LAKES (Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability) REU focuses on water quality and phosphorus mitigation in an interdisciplinary manner over an 8 week program (June 9-August 4), with projects in economics, biology, geography, and political science. Undergraduate students will be provided with room and board and a generous stipend during their participation in the LAKES program. The research focus of the LAKES REU program is in areas of sustainable watershed management, with aspects of social, economic, and environmental approaches incorporated into broader problems of sustainability and community. Students involved in the program will be mentored by faculty members having wide-ranging backgrounds in relevant research areas. This program prioritizes under-represented students, pairing them with mentors in individual projects that collectively will contribute to a more complete understanding of the dynamic interactions of our political economy, our social networks, and our ecosystems. The review of submitted applications for the 2019 summer program will begin February 3rd. Complete program information can be found here: http://www.uwstout.edu/lakes/ or on our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LAKESREU/. Questions can be directed to: lakes@uwstout.edu
Contact: Lakes Program Email
Email: lakes@uwstout.edu
Webpage: https://www.uwstout.edu/academics/colleges-schools/college-arts-communication-humanities-and-social-sciences/social-science-department/social-science-research-center/lakes-undergraduate-research-experience
Location: Menomonie, WI
Last updated: January 8, 2019

Florida Conservation Corp currently recruiting members: See website for details.
Contact: Park Ranger, Evan Martin
Email: thomas.e.martin@dep.state.fl.us
Phone Number: 850-766-9039
Webpage: https://www.floridastateparks.org/florida-conservation-corps
Location: Florida
Last updated: January 8, 2019

SEEDS Partnerships For Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Fellowship: The SPUR Fellowship is the highest honor in the SEEDS program, and fellows are encouraged to be the outstanding leaders in the future of ESA. The award supports the undergraduate student in designing and conducting an ecology research project of interest. SEEDS has established partnerships with field stations and mentors to offer exciting summer opportunities that will be tailored to meet your interests, career objectives and growth as a scientist. For most opportunities, no prior research experiences is necessary. See website for application information.
Contact: SEEDS staff
Email: seeds@esa.org
Webpage: https://esa.org/seeds/fellowship/
Location: Various locations across the USA
Last updated: January 8, 2019

Interns needed at Marine Science Camps of NJ: Our Marine Science Camps are for children k-8 and specialized Teen Programs at the Jersey Shore, the camp focuses on the preservation of the marine eco system through active hands on learning. Camp activities include: marine ecology education, water sampling and quality testing, plant and animal identification, study of tides along with seining, sieving, many other sampling techniques and environmental studies. Interns will be involved with all aspects of camp while supervised by a lead scientist. Interns will learn our marine and environmental curriculum as well as sampling techniques. Interns will help campers with sampling techniques and data collection. Marine Science Camp curriculum examples: Importance of Coral Reefs, Water Quality and Sampling Techniques, Invasive Species, Environmental Awareness (to include pollutants in Bay and Ocean Dumping), Marine Debris/Ocean Gyres, Dolphin Echolocation, Ocean Acidification, and Severe Weather and Coastal Erosion. Interns will learn why we create and select the curriculum for the camp, how we collect samples and analyze data, an understanding about the processes involved in conducting our field research at camp and how to interact with the campers. A minimum of a one-week commitment is required to participate; camp runs M-F, 9am-2pm. For more information, email: Christina Grossi- cgrossi.marinesciencecamps@gmail.com
Additional Information
Contact: Christina Grossi
Email: cgrossi.marinesciencecamps@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.marinesciencecamp.com
Location: New Jersey
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Field Assistant and DIS positions: Recreational scalloper knowledge and motivations: The Fuentes lab is looking for DIS or volunteer students to participate in an interdisciplinary study looking at the motivations, frequency, and knowledge of recreational scallopers in the Big Bend of Florida. We are studying what brings scallopers to the region, how often they come, and their knowledge of marine turtle populations in areas where they fish. The work will be predominantly focused around in-person surveys and interviews of recreational users at public boat ramps in Crystal River, FL. The candidates must be able to spend two to three day periods at Crystal River two to three times per month from mid-June to mid-October. It is essential that candidates possess strong interpersonal skills and are comfortable approaching and interviewing members of the public. Candidates must also be able to work under summer heat conditions for 6-8 hours per day. Field accommodations and travel to and from the field site will be provided. Preference will be given to candidates with prior survey experience and FSU van training, although all students interested in social science and human-wildlife interaction are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are only available for part of the sampling season will also be considered. Interested applicants should send a 1-2 page resume to Christian Gredzens.
Contact: Christian Gredzens
Email: cg14s@my.fsu.edu
Location: Tallahassee and Crystal River, FL
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Visitor Information Assistant with the Forest Service: Assists office personnel with various tasks, which include meeting visitors and replying, either verbally or in writing, to phone and mail inquiries requesting general information about Forest Service activities, programs, and policies. Responds to a variety of questions covering all services that the forest/district may offer. Monitors and reports inventory of existing publications for public use. Assists in the preparation of informational exhibits which include photos, maps, etc.
Contact: Tim Spivey, Support Services Supervisor
Email: timothyspivey@fs.fed.us
Phone Number: 850-926-3561 x6513
Location: Apalachicola National Forest, Crawfordville
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Study abroad opportunity in Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation: The Council on International Educational Exchange program in the Southern Caribbean provides a study abroad opportunity in Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation for upper level undergraduates. The program is made up of 4 upper level science courses, scientific diving courses and a course that introduces students to the cultural and environmental history of Bonaire. Please see www.cieebonaire.org for more information.
Contact: CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Email: info@cieebonaire.org
Phone Number: +599 717 4140
Webpage: http://www.cieebonaire.org
Location: Southern Caribbean
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Biology teaching jobs for recent biology graduates: Southern Teachers Agency provides biology and life science vacancy listings from schools around the south. These jobs range from elementary-grade science through AP Biology. STA is the oldest teacher-placement service in America. We receive job listings from hundreds of PK-12 private schools around the South. Schools come to STA because they recognize the value of STA�s help in recruiting & screening talented candidates. Certification is not required by private schools for many science teaching positions. Requirements: For most middle- and high-school biology or life-science positions, a bachelor�s degree with a major in biology (or closely related field) is essential, but teacher certification is not. Of course, a degree in science education is highly desirable, as is a master�s degree in biology. Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Some of these positions require prior teaching experience. Application process: Interested candidates should apply to Southern Teachers Agency by submitting a completed STA application (available online), along with a resume and cover letter to teachers@southernteachers.com.
Contact: Southern Teachers Agency
Email: teachers@southernteachers.com
Phone Number: 434-295-9122
Webpage: http://www.southernteachers.com
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Marine Field Research Opportunity with CMERA: The Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) is offering weekly sessions of natural science fieldresearch in the beautiful Clearwater, Florida area. Most other research or internship opportunities available to you this summer will require long hours of lab work with little to no field work. We are offering a 100% field research opportunity. Come spend as many weeks as you would like with CMERA during the summer and everyday will be spent on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico. While we conduct research on sharks and rays we will be catching and handling wild animals (sharks, stingrays, other fishes, crabs, and many other marine organisms) while learning about their anatomy and ecology. You will also attend lectures on our local ecosystems (sea grass beds, mangrove forests, coral reefs, artificial reefs, sand flats, and estuaries) and the animals that live in each habitat so that you will better recognize each aspect and animal as you experience it!! You will also learn about and gain experience in the difficulties of designing and conducting field research, which is especially useful for those of you pursuing a career in research or continuing on to graduate school. The hands-on experience you will gain during this program is applicable to all scientific careers! There are other opportunities available to you if you want to work in a lab this summer, but we are the only organization that offers 100% field experience!! While lab work is very important in science, we believe that in the natural science disciplines filed work is equally as important. We believe that to truly learn about an organism or an ecosystem you must spend time with it in its natural habitat. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in any discipline of the natural sciences! We will provide email addresses, by request, of previous participants, if you would like to speak to a previous student. Go to www.coastalmera.com for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!! Space is limited! Come for 3 weeks and receive the 4th week free!
Contact: Alan Moore
Email: coastalmera@gmail.com
Phone Number: 843-246-0750
Webpage: http://www.coastalmera.com
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Research in the evolution of snake venoms: The Rokyta lab is also looking for DIS or volunteer students to participate in the characterization of genes contributing to snake venoms. We are studying the evolution of venoms across a wide array of species, focusing on identifying signatures of adaptive molecular evolution. The work will be entirely computational and will involve the analysis of large quantities of high-throughput sequence data. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Computational Biology program or who have strong computational backgrounds.
Contact: Dr. Darin Rokyta
Email: drokyta@bio.fsu.edu
Phone Number: (850) 645-8812
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Research in virus adaptation: The Rokyta lab is looking for DIS or volunteer students to study laboratory adaptation of viruses to new environmental conditions. We are particularly interested in trade-offs in viral fitness across different hosts and temperatures. Students will select for mutants under new conditions, sequence genomes to identify the mutations, and characterize their growth properties.
Contact: Dr. Darin Rokyta
Email: drokyta@bio.fsu.edu
Phone Number: (850) 645-8812
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 25, 2017

DIS position in yeast genetics, Yu lab FSU: Looking for motivated DIS students to learn genetics and assist with high-throughput screens to identify factors that regulate gene expression and chromosome movement. Students with previous work experience and excellent academic standing are encouraged to apply.
Contact: Dr. Hong-Guo Yu
Email: hyu@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-yu.php
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 15, 2020

DIS position in Tumor Virology, Zhu lab FSU: DIS opportunities are available to motivated junior or sophomore students who are seeking research experiences. The major theme of our research is to find out how viruses cause human cancers. Requirements: GPA>3.5; basic knowledge in chemistry and biology (we will give you a simple test); flexible time>15 hrs per week.
Contact: Dr. Fanxiu Zhu
Email: fzhu@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-zhu.php
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 10, 2020

Sea-to-See Instructors: Responsible students with a background in biology are invited to apply for a paid position as an instructor for the Sea-to-See marine education program sponsored by the FSU College of Arts and Sciences. Sea-to-See is an outreach education program sponsored by FSU�s College of Arts and Sciences. Specifically, Sea-to-See is designed to introduce second and fourth-grade students to local coastal habitats and marine invertebrates found therein. Aquaria and touch tanks are brought into elementary school classrooms and used as a key component in instruction. Sea to See instructors are hired not only to teach marine science related lessons, but they will also be responsible for handling animals, classroom management, and facilitating respect for live organisms all in the elementary classroom. In addition the job involves heavy lifting as large aquaria, 50+ gallons of water, and other equipment must be hauled by van to and from the schools. Hours vary, but instructors must be able to commit to either Tuesday or Thursdays for a full day (7:00am -5:00pm). Biological or marine science course work and teaching experience preferred. The position is paid. Salary is based on experience-ranging from $72-$100 per day. If you would like more information about our program please go to our website http://www.bio.fsu.edu/eeo/c2c.html or send an email. (See contact info below.)
Contact: Bill Turner
Email: c2c@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/eeo/c2c.html
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 25, 2017

DIS Internships with Saturday-at-the-Sea Marine Biology Outreach Program: SATS has DIS internships available for biological science students at FSU interested in science education as a career. This DIS internship requires 10 hours a week. We are looking for people to volunteer 7:15am-5:00 pm either Wednesday, Friday or Saturday each week.. You must be dependable and willing to work outside with middle-school aged students. This internship will provide valuable hands-on experience for anyone interested in science education and our coastal ecosystems. If you would like more information about our program please go to our website http://www.bio.fsu.edu/eeo/sats.html or send an email. (See contact info below.)
Contact: Barbara Shoplock
Email: bshop@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/eeo/sats.html
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 25, 2017

DIS Internships at the Tallahassee Museum: The Tallahassee Museum has internships available for biological science students at FSU working in our natural habitat zoo. We are looking for people to work 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Sunday assisting the animal keepers with habitat and cage cleaning, diet preparation, feeding and medicating animals, and other duties assigned by the animal staff. You must be dependable and willing to work outside and get dirty. This internship will provide valuable hands-on experience for anyone interested in animal science and medicine, zoo employment, wildlife management, etc. If all the morning shifts become filled, I will also be looking for afternoon helpers from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Internship is for no more than 3 credit hours per semester. Interns will not be accepted after the end of the add/drop period. If interested please contact Suzie Buzzo at 575-8685 or email us at tmhnszoo@nettally.com to set up an interview.
Contact: Suzie Buzzo
Email: animals@tallahasseemuseum.org
Phone Number: 850-575-8685
Webpage: http://www.tallahasseemuseum.org/
Location: The Tallahassee Museum
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Undergraduate Research-College of Medicine: Undergraduate research experience provides a means by which undergraduates can participate in, and meaningfully contribute to, the research programs of the faculty in the FSU College of Medicine. In addition to providing valuable technical training, such research experience affords students a better understanding of science as a career. This experience can prove invaluable in helping students to plan and prepare for their own post-baccalaureate careers whether in research, medicine or industry. Please refer to the URL for further information.
Additional Information
Contact: Elizabeth Foster, PhD
Email: Elizabeth.Foster@med.fsu.edu
Webpage: https://med.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=researchDivision.SRO_Undergrad
Last updated: January 11, 2019