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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Below is a list of external funding sources and other undergraduate research-related opportunities.  This page is typically updated January-May, to advertise summer positions.

In addition to the opportunities listed below, you may wish to check these additional resources.

Additional places to look for research opportunities are: the Ecolog Listserv (UMD), the Wildlife Jobs board (TAMU), and the Society for Conservation Biology jobs board (ConBio).  They are called “jobs” boards, but they also have a lot of internship-type things that undergrads can apply for.

To submit opportunities for inclusion on this page, use this Google Form.

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Gulf Coast Summer Institute The Gulf Coast Summer Institute will be held July 18-22, 2016 at Louisiana State University. The Summer Institutes are workshops sponsored by the Helmsley Charitable Trust to improve undergraduate science education.  On-site meeting expenses, materials, IT and most meals are covered by Helmsley. The participants’ campuses provide travel, lodging, and some meals for their attending teams. The registration fee this year will be $375 and includes lodging expenses for 4 nights at the hotel on LSU’s campus (The Cook Hotel). For the Gulf Coast region, LSU is readily accessible by driving, ideally minimizing the cost of travel. We also have limited funds to help support participation by teams from lesser-resourced institutions. Deadline: May 31, 2016

  • US Department of Homeland Security (website)
  • University of Missouri (website)
  • University of Kentucky (website)
  • American Conservation Experience (website)
  • The Mohonk Preserve (website)
  • Conservation and Land Management Internship (website)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (website)
  • Chicago Botanic Garden (website)
  • Chicago Botanic Garden REU (website)
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (website)
  • Oak Ridge National Lab: Climate Change Science (website)
  • National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (website)
  • Nano REU at West Virginia University (website)
  • Mountain Lake Biological Station (website)
  • NASA DEVELOP internship (website)
  • Minorities in Marine and Environmental Science (website)
  • Fairfax County Park Authority (website)
  • Great Basin Institute (website)
  • Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (website)
  • Marine Biological Laboratory (website)
  • Institute for Forest, Snow, and Landscape Research


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