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.

Imperiled Species (Black Bear, Marine Turtle, Manatee) Management Interns apply by 7/24/20: Application Deadline: July 24, 2020. The Imperiled Species Management Section (ISM) of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is looking for interns to assist with the Black Bear, Marine Turtle, and Manatee Management Programs. Interns work 10-20 hours/week (including one evening) in unpaid, office-based positions. Additional hours required to assist with weekend outreach events. Course credit (3-6 hours) is available to eligible students. Upperclassmen and graduate students of all majors are encouraged to apply. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.
Additional Information
Contact: Rebecca Armstrong, Intern Coordinator
Email: BearManagement@MyFWC.com
Phone Number: 850-922-4330
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Last updated: July 10, 2020

Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP): In Summer 2020, the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) will collaborate with its partners to administer the FWS Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP). The DFP is a 12-week (including a 1-week orientation) internship working on projects that support FWS conservation priorities. Eligible students who are pursuing degrees in biological science and/or natural resources management will possess the desired qualifications to apply for participation in the 2020 DFP. These fellowships offer a unique opportunity to gain direct hire authority (upon successful completion of the program), which enables U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and other land management agencies to be able to hire former fellows into permanent, full-time positions within two years of graduation without having to use the competitive process. Eligible students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate (rising seniors) or graduate degree program, and who will not complete their degree requirements prior to the completion of the 2020 DFP 11-weeks fellowship that ends in August 2020. Specific information on the announcement and application instruction will be available later Fall 2019. You can also monitor our FWS Facebook DFP page for information.
Contact: US Fish and Wildlife Service recruitment and Outreach
Email: connect@fws.gov
Last updated: October 29, 2019

Reef Relief Spring and Summer Interns: Now hiring Summer 2020 Coral Camp Interns and Spring 2020 Community Engagement Intern Internships. Coral Camp Education Intern for Summer 2020, June- Mid August: Interns selected will present classroom lessons on marine science and provide program support for the summer Coral Camp for Kids Program for kids 6-12 years of age. This internship is a great opportunity to gain hands on experience in marine education and conservation. Community Engagement Intern (Part time)for Spring 2020: Successful candidates will be able to effectively promote Reef Relief’s mission and gain new support through fundraising, recruiting new memberships, setting up and organizing tabling events, and reaching new followers through Reef Relief’s social media outlets. This position is flexible, 20 hours or less/ week, and unpaid. Seeking candidates who are currently in college or who have recently graduated with an interest in marketing, fundraising, and/or marine science. Please send your resume and cover letter to reefrelief@gmail.com
Contact: Dora DeMaria
Email: education.reefrelief@gmail.com
Phone Number: (305) 294-3100
Webpage: https://www.reefrelief.org/employment-and-internships/
Location: Key West FL
Last updated: November 25, 2019

Houle Lab research assistant (paid): The Houle lab is hiring two undergraduate assistants to work 15 hours/week starting in January 2020 or before. This is a good opportunity to get research experience while being paid. We are studying the genetics of evolution using fruit flies (Drosophila) as an experimental organism. Responsibilities include collecting and measuring flies, and plus tasks such as the maintenance of Drosophila stocks, making food. Starting pay is $9.00/hour. We will be hiring a full-time laboratory assistant starting in summer 2020, and we hire full time employees from within the lab whenever possible. Undergraduate assistants in the lab often go on to do independent research projects under the DIS program. To apply, please contact Kevin Doheny (kpd14@my.fsu.edu) with a resume and short statement of interest in the job. You may also contact Professor David Houle for more information (dhoule@bio.fsu.edu).
Contact: Kevin Doheny
Email: kpd14@my.fsu.edu
Location: FSU main campus, Tallahassee, FL
Last updated: December 6, 2019

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

Summer Research Internship for Minority Students: Deadline to apply: February 7 2020. Internship May 26-July 28, 2020. $3000 stipend, free room and board, assistance with travel, graduate education presentations, professional networking. US Citizenship or permanent residency required.
Contact: Kelly Carothers
Email: carothers@marshall.edu
Phone Number: 304-696-7279
Webpage: https://jcesom.marshall.edu/research/srims
Location: Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Last updated: January 22, 2020

SeaCamp Marine Science Educator 2020: Seacamp is currently hiring Marine Science Educators for 2020! Seacamp is a non-profit, residential, environmental educational organization offering marine science programs for 10-17 year olds in a summer camp setting and to visiting elementary, middle, secondary, college, and adult groups throughout the school year. Please share this message with recent graduates in Marine Science, Biology, Education, or other related fields as well as current students of all majors. Benefits include salary, room and board, various certifications and more. Send resumes to us at info@seacamp.org and we will follow-up with additional hiring requirements. We promise you an experience of a lifetime!!!
Contact: Madelein Mahood
Email: info@seacamp.org
Phone Number: 850 – 697 – 3887
Location: Big Pine Key, FL
Last updated: January 22, 2020

Fire Ecology Intern at Tall Timbers: The Fire Ecology Program at Tall Timbers is looking for interns. We aim to provide field and laboratory experience to college students and recent graduates in the areas of plant ecology, ecosystem ecology, and fire ecology. The position will run from May to August of 2019, but exact start and end dates are flexible. Duties include identifying, measuring, and collecting plants. Interns also usually assist with one or more prescribed burns. Data entry and other tasks are assigned as needed. Applicants should be college students or recent graduates in biology, wildlife, forestry, natural resources, environmental studies, or related fields and have an interest in a career in natural resources. We encourage students of varying backgrounds to apply. Deaf and hard-of-hearing applicants are welcome. Interns are paid a stipend of $230/week and limited on-site housing is available at no cost. Deadline for applications is Friday, February 28, 2020. For more information on the internship and how to apply visit: https://talltimbers.org/employment-and-internships/
Contact: Cinnamon Dixon
Email: cdixon@talltimbers.org
Phone Number: 850-363-4204
Webpage: https://talltimbers.org/employment-and-internships/
Location: Tall Timbers Land Conservancy, Tallahassee
Last updated: January 28, 2020

Pennington Marine Sci. Ctr. Paid Internships Spr-Fall 2020: 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: July 10, 2020

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, March and April '21: 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.
Contact: Jasmin Graham
Email: jgraham@mote.org
Webpage: https://www.misselasmo.org/workshops.html
Location: Field School, Miami, FL
Last updated: September 23, 2020

MISS/Bimini Shark Lab Internships, Spring/Fall 2021: MISS (Minorities In Shark Science) is partnering with the Bimini Shark Lab in the Bahamas to provide two internship experiences for MISS members: April 15th- June 20th, 2021 or October 15th- December 15th, 2021. Interns must be available for the entire period of time. This internship program will be offered at no cost to participants. Room, board, travel and associated fees will be covered. Applications for the April start date will open in December 2020 and applications for the October start date will open in June 2021. More information to follow.
Contact: Jasmin Graham
Email: jgraham@mote.org
Webpage: https://www.biminisharklab.com/
Location: Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation, Bahamas
Last updated: September 23, 2020

Internships at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab: If you are a college student looking for experience in the marine conservation field, we are currently accepting interns for Summer 2021! 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: February 25, 2021

Apalachicola NERR Research Internship 2021 - Apply by March 31, 20201: The Research section of ANERR conducts long-term monitoring of abiotic and biotic communities in the Apalachicola Bay. Research staff seek an intern to assist with biological sampling projects at ANERR for the summer of 2021, specifically to assist with zooplankton sample analysis. The intern will assist in the processing of preserved plankton samples by using a FlowCam machine and learn other microscopy techniques associated with plankton analysis (training provided). The intern will also assist staff with field sample collection and maintenance for all water quality and biological sampling programs above, and assist with additional projects as needed. The intern will gain exposure to multiple techniques and sampling equipment utilized by coastal and marine scientists, and work in laboratory, boat, and office settings. Qualifications: Applicants must have or be working towards a B.S. or B.A. in a marine or environmental science related field and have a valid driver’s license. The applicant should be comfortable on boats and physically able to work in Florida’s summer outdoor conditions that include heat, humidity, biting insects, and rain. Attention to detail and ability to work both as a team member and independently are required. The intern must provide his or her own transportation. Internship Dates: May 15 – September 30 (some flexibility) Internship Schedule: 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday 7:30-4:00 with occasional earlier start times required. Location: ANERR’s Nature Center and offices are in Eastpoint, FL, on the Florida panhandle. The area is rural and public transportation is not available. Nearest cities are Tallahassee and Panama City. The position will be housed in ANERR dorms in either Eastpoint or Apalachicola. Compensation: Is not available, but free housing is provided in ANERR’s dormitory facility. COVID Considerations: Masks are required by FDEP when conducting field work with others and inside ANERR’s research facility, until further notice. FDEP is following additional guidelines for performing field and office work which will be discussed during a candidate’s interview. Closing date: March 31 or until a successful candidate is found. How to apply: Send a resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter and contact information for three professional references to Megan Lamb (Megan.Lamb@FloridaDEP.gov) by March 31.
Additional Information
Contact: Megan Lamb
Email: Megan.Lamb@floridaDEP.gov
Webpage: https://www.apalachicolareserve.com/.
Location: Apalachicola Bay, FL
Last updated: February 26, 2021

Research on the evolution of male color patterns: The Hughes lab is looking for volunteer or DIS students to participate in an experiment looking at the evolution of coloration and mate choice in guppies. The position will involve hands-on work with live fish, including fish feeding, breeding crosses, tank cleaning, and maintaining water chemistry. There will also be opportunities for involvement in experiments related to fish photography, color pattern analysis, behavioral experiments, and/or DNA extraction. Students should be hard-working, reliable, and have an interest in working with live animals. Students will be expected to work on a weekly schedule, organized around the student's availability. Preference will be given to students that are available during the summer.
Contact: Mitchel Daniel
Email: mitcheljamesdaniel@gmail.com
Location: FSU, main campus
Last updated: January 8, 2019

**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

Land Surveyor Assistant with the Forest Service: Assists the land surveyor within the state of Florida with administrative tasks and field work. Uses simple hand instruments such as hand levels and compasses to collect land survey data. Obtains adequate data in accordance with its use. Assignments involve use of judgment in estimating distances, in sketching, and in composing brief notes. Records and measures areas through use of manual and electronic recording and measuring devices. Reports instances of inadequate recording and operation due to equipment failure or deviation, or changing conditions have an effect on the operation. General experience for this position is defined as one or more of the following: observing construction inspector or surveyor work; performing general office duties; performing arithmetic computations; typing letters relating to engineering or other technical matters; or other paid or unpaid work experience, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position (e.g., volunteer work at a park, youth camp, scouting organization, hospital, or local fire department), and specialized experience such as: served as rod person on land surveys requiring special rodding and leveling procedures, using various types of rods; served as pacer of a leveling party and determined positions for the rod crew to keep observations balanced and instruments level; or participated in meetings to exchange survey information; served as head of the measuring crew on surveys, selecting measuring points by considering terrain, necessity of balancing observations, and type of equipment.
Contact: Jeff Fillion, Land Surveyor
Email: jfillion@fs.fed.us
Phone Number: 850-523-8571
Location: Tallahassee
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Employment Opportunity in Marine Science Education in the Florida Keys: Seacamp is a private, non-profit, residential program that operates a marine science/SCUBA camp for teenagers during the summer and teaches outdoor marine education to school groups from September to May. Newfound Harbor is our environmental educational organization offering programs in marine science to visiting elementary, secondary, college, and adult groups. Seacamp just celebrated our 50th anniversary and is accredited by the American Camp Association. Seacamp is currently hiring Marine Science Educators for the summer season. Positions begin as early as May. Educators lead interpretive programs in marine science for campers aged 12 - 17 years old, and participate in support services required to run a residential camp. This is an excellent opportunity for science graduates to receive exposure to the tropical marine environment. Extensive training includes science seminars, American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard, Oxygen Administration, First Aid and CPR/PR, Skin Diving Instructor, Rescue Diver (if currently SCUBA certified), seamanship and boat handling skills, teaching techniques, and more. Qualifications: Instructor - Must have a college degree in the biological sciences, environmental science, education, or related field. Intern - Must be working towards a degree in the biological sciences, environmental science, education or related fields. Must have completed at least one year of college level biology and finished their junior year. All applicants should be strong swimmers and should have a desire to work in a residential, community setting. Benefits: Salary/stipend, housing provided on the property, meals when participants are in residence, extensive training opportunities, worker's compensation insurance, and staff boat use during time off. All NHMI staff benefit from their role in providing unique, experiential, marine science education opportunities for youth and adults from around the world. To apply: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to info@seacamp.org. We will contact you to complete your employment application packet, including official college transcripts and personal and professional recommendations. Seasonal employment: Fall/Spring (November - May). Spring Only (January-May) Summer (May-August). Multi-seasonal and year-round positions are available. Internship credit is available. No deadline date for applications.
Contact: Seacamp Hiring Committee
Email: info@seacamp.org
Phone Number: 1-877-SEACAMP
Location: Big Pine Key, 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