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 Carla Vanderbilt at cvanderbilt@bio.fsu.edu.



Summer Internship - Smithsonian Marine Station-- Deadline: April 1, 2019: The Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) program is currently seeking an undergraduate or recent graduate for a summer internship at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Ft. Pierce, Florida. MarineGEO (marinegeo.si.edu) is a network of global observation and research sites that focuses on marine biodiversity, how is it changing, and how that affects the structure and function of coastal marine ecosystems. Research includes long-term, rigorous monitoring of important habitats as well as standardized, coordinated experiments with network partners. The Smithsonian Marine Station is located adjacent to the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), a biodiverse estuary on the east coast of central Florida. Responsibilities of the successful applicant include data collection in a variety of habitats including seagrasses, oyster reefs, mangroves, soft-sediments, and artificial structures as well as supporting ongoing field experiments examining top-down effects on community structure. Learning objectives include exposure to a diverse suite of marine invertebrate species as well as becoming familiar with research conducted in multiple habitat-types in a biodiverse estuarine environment. Additional experiments can be developed based on the applicant's personal research interests. No diving is expected but snorkeling is common. Please send a cover letter expressing research interests and future goals as well as a current CV with current undergraduate transcripts, and 2-3 letters of recommendation to Dean Janiak at janiakd@si.edu. The internship has a flexible time frame but a desired start date would be at or around June 3. The weekly stipend in $400, not including housing. Please have application materials in by 4/1.
Contact: Dean Janiak
Email: janiakd@si.edu
Location: Ft. Pierce, Florida
Last updated: February 11, 2019

Research Internship in Agroecology on Subtropical Grazinglands at Archbold Biological Station-- Deadline: Feb 15, 2019 : Research Internship in Agroecology on Subtropical Grazinglands at Archbold Biological Station; Beginning Feb 2019 -- Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate School. Includes independent research project. Provides Weekly stipend of $200 and free lodging. The intern will be supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Boughton and exposed to research in grassland and wetland ecology and disturbance ecology (grazing, fire, flooding). Primarily, the intern will work on a collaborative project investigating the effects of prescribed fire, cattle grazing, and pasture management on grasslands. The intern will be trained to use a variety of instruments to measure: net ecosystem CO2 exchange, soil greenhouse gas fluxes (N2O, CH4, CO2), and groundwater levels. Other fieldwork will include aboveground plant biomass collection, soil and water collection, and plant species composition. Lab work will include soil sieving, plant biomass weighing and grinding, and water and soil nutrient analyses. Long days and work on weekends may be required during intense data collection campaigns. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience with similar measurements and a demonstrated interest in grassland ecology and ecology of grazinglands. Interns receive lodging and a weekly stipend of $200. They typically work 20 hours per week as research assistants and the remainder on an independent research project. Internships generally run for 6-12 months but are flexible in their starting dates and durations. Internships offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. The intern must be able to tolerate living on a remote cattle ranch and provide their own transportation for personal activities. The housing is located at Buck Island Ranch, a division of Archbold Biological Station with eight permanent staff, located 11 miles away from the main field station. Buck Island Ranch is operated as a commercial cattle ranch which serves as a research platform to investigate ecological and environmental challenges on working landscapes. Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Our facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab. We have a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere. To apply for an internship in the agro-ecology lab, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a description of previous research experience, a resume, and contact information for three references by 15 February 2019. Please EMAIL applications to: Elizabeth Boughton, eboughton@archbold-station.org; Phone: 863-699-0242 ext 2
Contact: Elizabeth Boughton
Email: eboughton@archbold-station.org
Phone Number: 863-699-0242 ext 2
Location: Archbold Biological Station (Lake Placid, FL)
Last updated: February 1, 2019

Summer Internship: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Ocean Sciences at Oregon State University: Come discover the Oregon Coast! From Estuaries to the Deep Sea...OSU's Research Experience for Undergraduates... Interested in the interdisciplinary field of Marine Science? Are you a Biology, Environmental or Atmospherics Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Mathematics or Computer Science major? Take advantage of the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience while exploring the exciting interdisciplinary field of marine science research! Oregon State University is offering summer marine science internships to 20 college students through its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences in Corvallis. The 10-week program matches qualified students with faculty mentors representing a wide range of ocean science research interests, including: Cetacean/Fisheries Conservation Genetics; Marine Aquaculture; Physical, Chemical and Biological Oceanography; Marine Geology; Coastal Ecology; Marine Renewable Energy; Marine Biological Invasions; Satellite Remote Sensing and many others. The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is a 49-acre research and education campus on Oregon's central coast, with modern laboratory facilities, a world-class marine science library, and six state and federal agencies co-located on site with easy access to the "living laboratory" of Oregon's coastal estuaries and the ocean. Scientists representing the U.S. Fish & Wildlife, USDA, USGS, EPA, NOAA Fisheries, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife serve with OSU faculty as mentors in the REU program. Situated on the south shore of Newport’s picturesque Yaquina Bay, the HMSC provides easy access to the ocean and estuary for field research and recreational activities alike. On the OSU main campus in Corvallis, the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences trains the next generation of Biological, Chemical, Geological and Physical Oceanographers and Earth System Scientists, offering opportunities or interdisciplinary research in world-class labs and facilities. Oregon State University Marine Sciences REU Program: • 10-week summer program, June 18 - August 24, 2019 • Student stipend $6140, onsite housing, round-trip travel costs • Detailed Program Information: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/REU/index.html • Applications Due: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Midnight PST Eligibility is limited to currently enrolled students who are not graduating seniors. Underrepresented and Community College students are encouraged to apply. Printable PDF flyer link Application link For more information or questions, please contact me via email at hmscacademic@oregonstate.edu or vojnovis@oregonstate.edu
Contact: HMSC Academic Programs
Email: hmscacademic@oregonstate.edu
Webpage: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/REU/index.html
Location: Newport, Oregon
Last updated: February 6, 2019

Marine Biology Summer Internship in Maryland-- Deadline: Feb 15, 2019: Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? I invite you to check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. We bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. We select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science. Each REU fellow will receive: $6,000 stipend Free housing at your research lab Round-trip travel expenses In particular, we encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math. We believe bringing together students from many disciplines, backgrounds and parts of the country makes for a more interesting and educational summer experience. Join us for our 12-week program from May 19 to August 11, 2019. We are accepting applications through February 15. Please visit our website to find out more (www.mdsg.umd.edu/reu) or email reu@mdsg.umd.edu. KEY INFORMATION: - You can find more information on our website (http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/REU) - Program Flyer download http://bit.ly/MDSGREU19 - 12-week program: May 19 to August 11, 2019 - $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution - Funded by the National Science Foundation and thus limited to US citizens or permanent residents - Applications due: February 15, 2019 - Application and guidance http://ww2.mdsg.umd.edu/reu/apply/index.php
Contact: Mike Allen
Email: reu@mdsg.umd.edu
Webpage: http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/REU
Location: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Last updated: January 31, 2019

Camp Sewee Summer Counselor Position: Overview: Job Title: Marine Science Instructor/Counselor; Work Dates: May 12-August 10, 2019; Primary Location: Awendaw, South Carolina (~20 miles from Charleston). Job Description: To lead, instruct, and supervise campers (ages 8-16) in all areas of Marine Science Curriculum and perform duties that are required by the Camp Director. The camp runs out of a coastal area in South Carolina. It has direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway and we take trips out to a barrier island for nature hikes and marine studies. During the week, trips are made to aquariums, water parks, environmental education centers, and the ocean for surfing. At camp we take the campers into the salt marsh, crabbing, cast netting, as well as study dolphins and turtles. Various large and small group games are also led throughout the week. You can take a look at our camp by going to our website at http://seweesummer.camp/ Principal Duties: Teach all components of the Marine Science Curriculum (training provided). Lead students in daily program classes and activities (group games, team building, wake-up, meals, canteen, campfire, and rap-up). Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times as scheduled. Assist with routine cleanup. Set-up and maintenance of site and program areas. Perform direct supervision of children while involved in classes and activities (on- and off-site). Perform camp counselor duties including staying and attending to campers over night while they are at camp. Qualifications: Pursuing a BA or BS in Marine Science, Biology, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, Parks and Recreation, or related field is preferred but not necessary to apply (applies to Juniors, Seniors, and College Graduates.) Residential camp experience preferred. Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and energy to work and live with campers and staff. Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands-on” teaching methods. Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt, and work hard as part of a team pursuing one common goal and objective. Salary: $440 - $580 twice a month; Lodging on campus; All meals during camp; Sickness/accidental insurance plan.
Contact: Camp Sewee
Email: info@ylicamps.com
Webpage: https://ylicamps.com/counselors/camps/sewee
Location: South Carolina
Last updated: January 31, 2019

Summer REU internship opportunities at SERC-- Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hand-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. The program enables students to work on specific projects while getting experience in valuable lab techniques all under the direction of the Center’s professional staff. The program is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant. SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12-16 weeks utilizing our 2,650 acre research site on the shores of Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has maintained an REU site since 2001 and those students sponsored have used our professional-training programs as a stepping stone to pursue advanced careers in the environmental sciences. Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of on-line registration, Student copy of transcripts, personal essay, CV or resume, and two letters of recommendation using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA) https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/public Application deadlines are listed below: Summer (May-August): Deadline is February 15th For more information please visit our web site https://serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/projectmenu.aspx or email: SERCintern@si.edu. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer Students from under-represented groups or institutions lacking research facilities or research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. However, all other interested students are encouraged to apply.
Contact: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Email: SERCintern@si.edu
Webpage: https://serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/projectmenu.aspx
Location: Edgewater, Maryland
Last updated: January 28, 2019

University of Georgia Stream Ecology REU Positions Summer 2019, 2 positions available-- Deadline: Feb 28, 2019: The Rosemond (http://rosemondlab.ecology.uga.edu/) and Wenger (http://wengerlab.ecology.uga.edu/) labs in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia are recruiting two undergraduates to assist in investigating how changing stream thermal regimes affect stream organisms and functions supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Participants will spend 10 weeks conducting research projects and developing other professional skills associated with our NSF-funded project, Carbon Response to Experimental Warming of Streams (CREWS), and the Coweeta Longterm Ecological Research site (https://coweeta.uga.edu/). The project is focused on quantifying warming-induced changes in detritus-based streams at the USDA Forest Service Coweeta Hydrologic Lab in North Carolina. Chosen applicants will work on one of two REU projects (see below), as well as other aspects of the larger project, from approximately May 29 through August 6 (exact dates flexible) and will earn a competitive stipend. 1) Effects of stream warming on biogeochemical cycling The objective of this REU is to develop quantitative relationships between temperature and phosphorous (P) uptake rates. Phosphorus pollution is widespread in streams and rivers and establishing these relationships are important to make predictions about how river functions will change in a warming world. Specifically, the REU will address the questions: Does temperature stimulate microbially driven P uptake according to the metabolic theory of ecology? Do we expect warmer streams to retain more or less P? The student will learn how to measure soluble reactive phosphorous in the lab and will be introduced to methodologies for measuring nutrient uptake in the field. 2) Effects of warming on insect detritivore physiology The objective of this REU is to determine how stream macroinvertebrate growth and consumption change with stream warming. Macroinvertebrates play a key role in processing of elements and materials in streams. Their response to increased temperature may affect the fates of carbon by a) increasing downstream transport or by b) promoting microbially-driven pathways and evasion of carbon to the atmosphere. The REU student will work on laboratory experiments aimed at quantifying the physiological response of macroinvertebrates to increases in temperature and will be involved with designing and carrying out lab experiments to measure thermal responses of detritivore physiology. In addition to conducting research, participants will work on professional development (scientific literature, science communication, professional networking), and will present their research findings at a summer research conference. Applicants must be current undergraduate students who intend to continue full-time enrollment during the fall 2019 semester and be available for the entire 10-wk period. The positions are primarily based at the University of Georgia, in Athens, GA. Interested applicants should email 1) a resume/CV that includes relevant coursework and research experience, and a list of three references with contact information, and 2) a cover letter that describes interest in one or both of these projects, and how the REU experience fits with future goals and aspirations to Phillip Bumpers, Research Coordinator (bumpersp@uga.edu). Students from primarily undergraduate institutions and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Deadline for application is February 28th, 2019.
Contact: Phillip Bumpers, Research Coordinator
Email: bumpersp@uga.edu
Last updated: January 24, 2019

Undergraduate internship at Lacawac Sanctuary-- Deadline: March 1, 2019: The Sanctuary is a non-profit biological field station and environmental education center located in NE Pennsylvania. Lacawac's Research Internship Program offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. Lacawac interns participate in the Sanctuary's missions of Research, Education, and Preservation. Interns spend considerable time participating in field work and laboratory analysis, educational and public programs for all ages, and various outreach activities. Interns will gain experience and training in: Lake ecology and water quality sampling methodology, Quantitative laboratory analysis, Experimental design and scientific method, Laboratory and Field safety, Science communication, Data and project management, and Leadership and mentoring. We are looking for enthusiastic interns who work well with others, have excellent attitudes, and a record of academic achievement. Interns must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Students working towards a degree in the natural sciences and/or an interest in ecology, conservation, or environmental education are encouraged to apply. Previous field or laboratory research experience is preferred but not required. Specific intern duties include but are not limited to assisting Lacawac scientists with monitoring water quality of Pocono lakes, assisting visiting graduate students and faculty with their research (covering a wide range of terrestrial and aquatic ecology, conservation, and resource management), maintaining research infrastructure, conducting laboratory and/or field experiments, mentoring high school interns, maintaining hiking trails, assisting with K-12 field trips, hosting public programs, and performing light general maintenance. Interns can expect to work 20-30 hours per week with occasional weekend hours. Interns should expect to work outside in all weather conditions and encounter wildlife common to Northeastern PA (mosquitoes, ticks, snakes, deer, black bears). Interns must be comfortable with being in small row boats and working on the water, hiking in temperate forests, and with physical labor. Lacawac is situated in a remote, rural area with no public transportation, so interns are strongly encouraged to bring their own vehicle. Interns receive a modest stipend and free housing in a historic Adirondack-style lodge with shared living areas, bathroom, and kitchen and dorm-style bunk rooms for the duration of the internship. The internship is from June 3rd through August 2nd, with negotiable start/stop dates. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of 3 professional references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to Dr. Beth Norman, Director of Science and Research via email (beth.norman@lacawac.org). Please put "Internship Application" in the subject line. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019. For more information about the Sanctuary, see our website.
Contact: Dr. Beth Norman
Email: beth.norman@lacawac.org
Webpage: https://www.lacawac.org/
Location: NE Pennsylvania
Last updated: January 22, 2019

Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Program Summer Internship-- **Deadline EXTENDED to March 1, 2019: The Fire Ecology Program at Tall Timbers is looking for summer 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 in order to characterize changes in vegetation in response to fire regime. 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 15, 2019.(**NOTE: Deadline has now been extended to March 1st!**) For more information on the internship and how to apply visit: https://talltimbers.org/employment-and-internships/
Contact: Cinnamon Morrison
Email: cmorrison@talltimbers.org
Phone Number: 850-363-4204
Webpage: https://talltimbers.org/employment-and-internships/
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Last updated: February 13, 2019

Research on the evolution of male body size and shape: The Hughes lab is looking for an undergraduate to participate in an experiment looking at variation in male size and shape for fish of different alternative mating phenotypes. The position will involve taking detailed measurements of fish morphology using ImageJ and photographing live fish. The student will also have other hands-on work with live fish, including fish feeding, tank cleaning, and maintaining water chemistry. 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. Interested students should submit a resume/CV and brief statement of interest to Liz at the contact information listed below.
Contact: Liz Lange
Email: elange@bio.fsu.edu
Location: FSU, main campus
Last updated: January 15, 2019

Summer 2019 Research Internships in Caribbean Marine Ecology -- McCoy Lab at FSU-- Deadline: Feb. 22, 2019: The McCoy Lab at Florida State University seeks two research interns to conduct fieldwork in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean during a 6-week period in June-July 2019. All fieldwork will be conducted on SCUBA. Interns will assist and be supervised by Ph.D. students Ethan Cissell and Joshua Manning (http://www.marecology.com/people). Candidates must have (1) a valid American Academy of Underwater Science (AAUS) diving certification, or an international equivalent, (2) Enriched Air Nitrox certification, and (3) be at least 18 years or older by June 1, 2019. Experience conducting research is preferred, but specific knowledge of Caribbean marine ecology is not required. Please contact Dr. Sophie McCoy with any questions (mccoy@bio.fsu.edu). Research in the McCoy Lab focuses on mechanisms that retain ecological and biogeochemical function of coastal ecosystems. To do this, we focus on links between physiological response and dynamics of populations and communities, and especially on the effects of environmental stress on traits that mediate species interactions. Application materials: Send application materials in a single pdf to Dr. Sophie McCoy by Feb. 22, 2019 for full consideration (mccoy@bio.fsu.edu). We will conduct interviews by Skype in early March. (1) statement of interest (1 page), (2) brief CV (2 pages max.), (3) dive log and certification, and contact information for your institution’s Dive Safety Officer, (4) names and contact information of 2 professional references, and (5) available dates during June and July 2019 (i.e., when do classes end, if an undergraduate). Logistics and details: This is an unpaid position. Travel to and from Bonaire and lodging at a communal apartment will be provided, excluding meals. Because the two 2019 interns will share a room in the apartment, we will select either two male or two female interns.
Contact: Dr. Sophie McCoy
Email: mccoy@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://www.marecology.com/people
Location: Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Last updated: January 17, 2019

Research Experience for Undergraduates at University of Georgia-- Deadline: Feb 18, 2019: Applications are now being accepted for the summer of 2019 Research Experience for Undergraduates in Population Biology of Infectious Diseases, hosted by the University of Georgia. We are excited about the program, which strives to integrate experimental biological science with computational methods and techniques to investigate a variety of areas in infectious disease research. Our goal is to recruit both students with a background in biology, with the intent of introducing them to computational techniques, and also students with a background in mathematics and/or computer science, in order to give them experience in data collection in a laboratory setting. 2019 Program details Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA Dates: May 20-July 19, 2019 (9 weeks) Students will receive a $4950 stipend for the summer, free housing at the University of Georgia, and travel assistance to Athens, GA. Who is eligible? Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories and have not yet obtained an undergraduate degree. To Apply: - Complete the online application at http://reu.ecology.uga.edu/ - Send transcripts (unofficial is ok) to infectious.disease.reu@gmail.com - Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to infectious.disease.reu@gmail.com To be considered, all application materials should be received by February 18, 2019. Accepted students will be notified in early March. For more information, please see our website at http://reu.ecology.uga.edu/ or contact Dr. John Drake, program director, at jdrake@uga.edu
Contact: Dr. John Drake
Email: jdrake@uga.edu
Webpage: http://reu.ecology.uga.edu/
Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Last updated: January 15, 2019

Marine Summer Research Internship in Maine-- Deadline: March 15, 2019: The Shaw Institute (formerly the Marine & Environmental Research Institute, MERI) is looking to fill a Marine Research Summer Internship position for the 2019 field season. This is a full-time position requiring a minimum 3-month commitment from June through August, ideally through September (start date TBD). See "Additional Information" link below, or visit their website.
Additional Information
Contact: Madelyn Woods
Email: mwoods@shawinstitute.org
Webpage: https://www.shawinstitute.org/about/employment-opportunities
Location: Shaw Institute, ME
Last updated: January 15, 2019

Undergraduate Internship - E.N. Huyck Preserve, Rensselaerville, New York-- Deadline Feb 22, 2019: he Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station is now accepting applications for its 2019 Odum Internship in Field Ecology. This eight-week program pairs students with the Preserve’s Senior Research Fellow for original research in field ecology. Interns will also have the opportunity to share their knowledge with students in the Preserve's high school summer program while gaining valuable education experience. This is an unpaid internship, though housing is provided. Those wishing to earn college credit for the internship must make arrangements with their college or university. The Huyck Preserve is a non-profit organization dedicated to preservation, education, research, and recreation. As one of the oldest biological research stations in the United States, the Preserve has supported research continuously since 1938. Further information on the E.N. Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station can be found at http://www.huyckpreserve.org/. To learn more about the internship and to apply please visit http://www.huyckpreserve.org/odum-internship.html. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 22, 2019. Please address inquiries about the internship to Anne Rhoads, Ph.D., Director of Conservation and Education, at anne@huyckpreserve.org.
Contact: Dr. Anne Rhoads
Email: anne@huyckpreserve.org
Webpage: https://www.huyckpreserve.org/
Location: E.N. Huyck Preserve, Rensselaerville, New York
Last updated: January 11, 2019

Analyze genome sequencing of Dr. Gilbert: I am in the process of obtaining whole genome sequencing form DanteLabs for my self (sequence your Professor!). I would like a student to analyze that sequencing data using the available scripts for disease markers and possibly ancestry. Student should be proficient with algorithms written in R or Python or evidence that they can quickly grasp algorithms in R or Python. This is real Personalized Medicine with real data.
Contact: David Gilbert
Email: gilbert@bio.fsu.edu
Location: FSU, main campus
Last updated: January 8, 2019

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

RMBL Summer Undergraduate Research Program 2019. Application deadline Feb. 15: The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is now accepting applications for the 2019 undergraduate research program. Go to www.rmbl.org and follow the link for 'students'. Each year the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) matches approximately 40 students with mentors from across the country. Students have opportunities to work on a wide array of ecological and evolutionary field projects. Additionally, students have the opportunity to supplement their research project with additional training in the biology of Rocky Mountain ecosystems or wildlife biology. RMBL provides REU funding for approximately 10 students. RMBL also makes available additional scholarships. Consequently financial need should not preclude students from applying. This is a wonderful opportunity for students thinking about a career in the sciences. RMBL is located in Gothic, Colorado, a stunningly beautiful location in the Rockies. Because we host more than 100 graduate students and senior scientists, undergraduates have an opportunity to learn about graduate programs from around the world. Many undergraduates are co-authors on scientific papers and start building professional networks that foster their career across a lifetime. We have had many undergraduates turn their summer research into a senior thesis project, even though they have not necessarily had someone from their school present at RMBL during the summer. Our program does fill. We encourage strongly motivated applicants, including applicants who need financial support, to submit their online application by Feb. 15 for REU applicants and by March 1 for RMBL Scholarships. Students can apply for both sources of funds with one application.
Contact: Dr. Jennie Reithel
Email: sd@rmbl.org
Webpage: http://www.rmbl.org/students/
Location: Gothic, Colorado
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**
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Email: n/a
Webpage: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=5047
Location: Various programs across the country
Last updated: January 8, 2019

Paid Undergraduate Summer Internship with the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center: Do you have an interest in ecology, natural resource management, environmental education, science communication, environmental policy, or social science as it relates to our natural resources? Are you interested in exploring a career path you may not have considered yet, instead of looking for a summer job? If so, then apply to become an intern with the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center is looking for 19 undergraduate students interested in exploring natural resource and science-related careers through internships located throughout the Midwest. Please download the project summaries to see available projects and the requirements and locations for each and the important program dates to ensure your availability to participate in the program. These materials, a copy of the application questions, and the online application link can also be found by visiting our internship website (http://www.ngrrec.org/internship). The program starts with a week-long short course at NGRREC’s field station in East Alton, IL before students depart for their various project locations. At the end of the summer, students will return to present their work in a professional, two-day Symposium attended by their peers, research advisors, and other professionals. We encourage all students to apply, including community and junior college students, students who are undecided in their career path, and students who would like to explore including science, research, or education and outreach as a component of their educational growth. In addition to the $5,000 stipend paid in two installments during the summer, we have $1,000 in reimbursement funds to assist each student with their summer housing and, if necessary, relocation costs. Program staff will assist students in finding suitable housing at their internship location, if needed. All applications are due via online submission by midnight January 23, 2018. Application requirements Minimum Requirements: Students must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or certificate program (community, junior or four-year colleges) and have a GPA of 3.25 or higher to be eligible for this program. Attendance at the Intern Program Short Course (May 20-24) and Intern Symposium (July 29-30) is required if accepted as an intern and student must be able to commit to a full-time internship (approximately 40 hour/ week). All application materials must be submitted online (no email submissions accepted) by the application deadline (Jan. 23). Some projects have other, specific requirements (e.g. ability to swim, a personal laptop). Please take this into account when selecting your projects of interest and answer all application questions accurately to ensure a proper project match. Required Application Materials: All application materials must be submitted electronically within the online application form by the January 23 deadline. 1) Biographical sketch - Submit a brief statement (100 words or less) about yourself, your interests, and where you see yourself career-wise in 5 years. This information will be included in the printed symposium proceedings handed out to all attendees at the Intern Symposium. 2) College transcript - Unofficial copy will suffice as long as your name is clearly visible on the transcript. A screenshot or a typed Word version of your transcript will not be accepted. 3) Resume - Include all relevant coursework, previous employment, internships, and volunteer positions. Organization name, location, and dates should be included. 4) Cover letter (optional, but encouraged) - Feel free to include a cover letter outlining what makes you a good candidate for this internship. Include any additional information, such as your career and academic goals that would help us assess your fit for our internship program and match you with the right project. 5. Copy of International Visa (international applicants only) Important Dates • Jan. 23 (midnight): Application Deadline • May 20-24: Intern Program Short Course (attendance required) • May 29 - July 28: Summer Internship (approximately 40 hour/ week) • July 29-30: Intern Symposium (attendance required).
Contact: Natalie Marioni
Email: ngrrecintern@lc.edu
Phone Number: 618-468-2783
Webpage: http://www.ngrrec.org/internship/
Location: East Alton, IL
Last updated: January 8, 2019

US Fish and Wildlife Service 2019 Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP): In 2019, the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) will partner with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to administer the FWS Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP). The DFP is an 11-week fellowship 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 2019 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. You can find a list of a few sample projects below. Eligibility 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 2019 DFP 11-weeks fellowship. Refer to the flyer for additional requirements. How to Apply: The first step is to go now and complete your fellowship application online via the Student Conservation Association (SCA) application portal (http://thesca.force.com/members/NewRegistration). You must add the application code PO-00727173 to your application. This initial application must be completed by January 18, 2019. If you have met the initial eligibility requirement for the 2019 DFP, SCA will send you an email inviting you to apply to specific DFP projects throughout the United States and its territories during the open period in late January or early February. You may have only a few days to apply to specific projects, so please keep an eye on the email account used to establish your SCA application. Refer to the attached flyer for complete information on the program and the application instructions. For questions, contact the FWS Recruitment team at: connect@fws.gov. Sample Projects Baseline Wildlife Surveys and Management Response- Help develop and implement a pilot project to collect and assess baseline reproductive information of streaked horned larks (SHLs) at our National Wildlife Refuges breeding season. This project will provide important information regarding SHL reproduction at the refuges, as well as an assessment of the logistics required to successfully implement this monitoring. The Fellow will develop a field and data-management protocol that the Refuges will implement during future years. Fishery Habitat Assessment- Lead and conduct a habitat assessment for Lake Sturgeon using side scan sonar, environmental measurements, and aquatic drone data on target lakes. The processed data will be used to characterize overwintering habitats and identify potential spawning habitat for Lake Sturgeon to aid in successful recruitment to the population. Visitor Services and Outreach Planning- Develop a comprehensive Visitor Services and Outreach (VSO) plan for review and approval from regional leadership and implementation in 2020. The fellow will review and summarize the visitor services sections of the refuge’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, the recent regional refuge visitor services review and other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policy and guidelines for development of VSO Plans. Work collaboratively with key stakeholders, including local tribal members and interested community members, to identify new or refine existing program priorities.
Contact: FWS Recruitment Team
Email: connect@fws.gov
Webpage: http://thesca.force.com/members/NewRegistration
Location: Various Locations
Last updated: February 4, 2019

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

Summer undergraduate research position in plant disease ecology at the University of Florida: The Flory Lab (florylab.com) at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, FL is seeking a highly motivated undergraduate for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) position for summer 2019. This position is part of a larger research project funded by the NSF/USDA/NIH Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease program aimed at understanding how plant pathogens might mediate the long-term outcome of interactions between an invasive grass (stiltgrass) and native plant species. Depending on the student’s interest, the project may include experiments in a greenhouse or growth chamber, field work experience, and programming in R. With the help of mentors, the REU student will develop an independent project, acquiring skills in question formulation, experimental design and execution, data analysis, and science communication. The REU student will work closely with Amy Kendig, a postdoc in the Flory lab, and Luke Flory, one of the project principal investigators, and will interact with other UF researchers involved in the project. Applicants must be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program with an anticipated graduation date after September 2019 and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (including possessions/territories). The ideal candidate will be interested in pursuing a graduate degree or career in ecology, evolution, environmental science, or biology following graduation. The REU position is 10-12 weeks in duration during summer 2019 with a flexible start date and a stipend of $497/week. To apply, send the following to Amy Kendig at amy.kendig@ufl.edu (if possible combined as a single Word or PDF file): 1. A brief cover letter outlining your relevant experience, interest in the position, and career goals (maximum one page, single spaced). 2. A resume or CV. 3. Undergraduate transcript (official or unofficial). 4. Contact information for two references (research advisors are preferred if you have prior experience). Applications are due February 15, 2019. Please email Amy with any questions.
Contact: Dr. Amy Kendig
Email: amy.kendig@ufl.edu
Webpage: https://florylab.com/
Location: Gainesville, FL
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

Internships at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab: Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Panacea, FL is pleased to be offering semester long internships to college students trying to get experience in the real world of marine and environmental science. Students seeking careers in marine or environmental science, zoology, wildlife, and fisheries management, recreation, or biology are encouraged to apply. Interns can expect to work one or two days per week with experienced staff to identify and care for living marine organisms, teach others about our coastal environment and organisms, rescue and rehabilitate endangered sea turtles, and provide live specimens for research and study at colleges and universities across the country-- all while gaining college credit. Why Intern at GSML? We provide a pre-professional work experience including many aspects of marine animal husbandry, field teaching, and maintenance of a non-profit public aquarium facility. Interns are constantly providing support to the various departments at Gulf Specimen and interacting with the visiting public. Is the internship paid? No, internships are not paid, nor is housing provided. However, we are about 35 miles from Tallahassee and work with FSU, TCC, and Valdosta State to ensure credit for the internship. How many hours will I work and how will I be scheduled? Upper level students generally need to commit two full days per week to the internship,GSML staff work very hard to accommodate studen’ts academic schedule when planning their intern commitment. How do I apply for an internship? Application can be made by sending a resume and cover letter detailing why you would like to work at GSML. These materials should be mailed or emailed to: Leslie Breland, Intern and Volunteer Coordinator, Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. & Aquarium, 222 Clark Ave, Panacea, FL 32346, brelandl@gulfspecimen.org, lbreland.seahag@gmail.com, 850-984-5297
Contact: Leslie Breland
Email: lbreland.seahag@gmail.com
Phone Number: 850-984-5297
Webpage: http://www.gulfspecimen.org/
Location: Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
Last updated: February 12, 2018

South African Shark Conservancy Research Oppotunity: We have recently launched an exciting partnership with our sister company, Volunteer for Sharks, and now offer an even better intensive scientific experiential programme for volunteers. We know passionate conservationists, students and recent graduates will thoroughly enjoy the volunteer experience and greatly benefit from the opportunity to build scientific skill sets focused on elasmobranch ecology and ecological assessments. There are no specific eligibility requirements - purely a love for the ocean and sharks. We also host students, offering supervision and assisting in the facilitation of research projects. Interested students should contact us with a proposal outlining a prospective research study and/or summarising your area of interest and expertise. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at intern@sharkconservancy.org.
Additional Information
Contact: Natalia Drobniewska
Email: intern@sharkconservancy.com
Phone Number: +27 28 312 3029
Webpage: http://www.volunteerforsharks.com/
Location: South Africa
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Functional Genomics Research: The Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine (CGPM) serves FSU researchers through collaborations in the generation and analysis of large and diverse genomics data sets. The Center works in a wide variety of research areas related to functional genomics, including projects investigating how gene expression, chromatin structure, and replication timing influence phenotypes and cellular responses. Students will have the opportunity to perform wet bench and/or computational genomics research. Students interested in computational research are expected to be comfortable with the unix command line, have some programming experience, and have a basic understanding of concepts in genetics and statistics. All interested students should be highly self-motivated and have the ability to perform independent self-driven learning for the purpose of creative problem solving and establishing knowledge in a given research area.
Contact: Daniel Vera
Email: vera@genomics.fsu.edu
Location: FSU, main campus
Last updated: July 25, 2017

INTERNSHIPS WITH MANGROVE AND MARINE CONSERVATION PROJECTS IN BAJA MEXICO: Please see http://ravenadventures.com/mangrove-project/ and http://ravenadventures.com/marine-conservation/ for more information.
Contact: The Global Classroom
Location: Mexico
Last updated: July 25, 2017

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

Public Affairs Assistant(s) with the Forest Service: Assist public affairs personnel with various projects, which include assisting with public outreach events such as Springtime Tallahassee, festivals and fairs. Available to do routine office work, which may include close captioning videos, scanning images and creating photo files for each of our National Forests in Florida. Candidates can also assist with script writing, feature story writing, photography and videography. You do not have to be a computer guru to apply as a public affairs assistant. Some training will be provided and this is an excellent opportunity to get experience in the public affairs field. Experienced professionals welcome too.
Contact: Susan Blake, Public Affairs Specialist
Email: sblake@fs.fed.us
Phone Number: 850-523-8590
Location: Tallahassee
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

Manatee Photo-identification Internships: The manatee photo-identification program is based in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). FWRI is the research arm of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), a state agency. FWRI�s manatee photo-identification research focuses on long-term monitoring of Florida manatees in southwest Florida. The program�s primary goal is to document individual manatees, which allows us to estimate annual adult survival and reproductive rates and to model population dynamics for state and federal assessments of Florida manatee status and recovery. Photo-identification data also provide insight regarding manatee movements, site fidelity, habitat use and behavior. Interns will primarily assist staff members with photographing manatees and collecting behavioral and environmental data at sites around Tampa Bay. Interns will also be responsible for a number of lab-based photo-identification tasks, such as downloading images, entering information into databases, scanning data sheets and matching images to known animals. Interns often collect data independently in the field, thus responsible, detail oriented applicants are encouraged to apply. Most field work is land-based; however, during the winter session opportunities are available to assist with boat-based manatee photo-identification. Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to data entry, assisting with manatee genetics research, special projects and outreach activities. This internship provides a great opportunity to gain valuable field and lab experience at a government agency. Two positions are available each year: one in winter (November to March) and one in summer (May to September). Start and end dates are flexible; however, a minimum commitment of four weekdays per week is required. Work hours are typically 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no compensation for these internship positions and successful applicants will be responsible for their own housing and transportation to and from the institute. Positions are open until filled, and priority will be given to candidates who can commit for longer periods.
Contact: Kari Rood
Email: Kari.Rood@MyFWC.com
Phone Number: 727-502-4737
Webpage: http://myfwc.com/research/manatee/information/internships-volunteers/photo-identification-intern/
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)
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: Looking for a motivated DIS student to learn yeast genetics and assist a high-throughput screen to identify factors that regulate gene expression. 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 25, 2017

DIS position in Tumor Virology: 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 25, 2017

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 position in fly genetics: We are looking for an undergraduate student with a high degree of interest and motivation in learning how genetic and molecular methods can be applied to the investigation of basic cellular and developmental biological questions in Drosophila. An ideal candidate will grow in independence and may eventually pursue graduate training. Good work ethic and team spirit are essential for this position.
Contact: Dr. Wu-Min Deng
Email: wumin@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-wumin.php
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Computational Genomics: Assist in the analysis of large genomic data sets aimed at understanding the organization of chromosomes during stem cell differentiation and abnormalities in cancer (pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia). Student will be expected to have experience with linux command line, R or Python, and basic knowledge of DNA structure, chromosomes and chromatin. An assessment will be given to determine eligibility. Students without these requirements can contact Dr. Gilbert for course suggestions.
Contact: Dr. Dave Gilbert
Email: gilbert@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://gilbertlab.bio.fsu.edu/index.htm
Location: FSU main campus
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

Herbarium Volunteer: There are volunteer opportunities in FSU's Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium. The herbarium is a museum-quality collection of over 200,000 plant specimens. Most of these document the distribution and natural variation of the 2,400 species of flowering plants, ferns, conifers, and cycads found in northern Florida-one of North America's biodiversity hotspots. Volunteers will be trained to mount new specimens and/or re-file specimens. A commitment of at least 3 hours per week for 1 semester is required.
Contact: Dr. Austin Mast
Email: amast@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu/
Location: Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium
Last updated: February 25, 2016

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