Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

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.

UT has some funding for summer internships.  UT’s undergraduate research page also provides tips and strategies for applying for research funding.

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.

Institution Details More Information
University of Kentucky, REU REU: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Suburban Ecology And Invasive Species
* 10 wk summer program, 31 May-5 August 2016 for 10 students;
*Intensive research projects available on plants, insects, herps, and birds, in terrestrial or aquatic habitats;
*Mini-course and weekend field trips to areas of interest;
*$5000 stipend, housing & an allowance for food provided.
For more information and to apply, please visit their
website, or email David Westneat.
  • 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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