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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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American Conservation Experience Internship: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking three Natural Resource Management Interns to dedicate 28 weeks in support of NPS Southeast Exotic Plant Management Team (SE-EPMT), with continuing to control and manage invasive, exotic plants on National Park Service lands in the southeast.  These opportunities are intended for enthusiastic, beginning professionals with a background in ecology, botany, biology, wildlife, environmental science, entomology, natural resource management, or a closely related field, who possess a deep interest in advancing their career goals through hard work and commitment to the NPS Southeast Exotic Plant Management Team’s professional staff and diverse resources.  (internship flyer 2016) Deadline: any time before 03/28/2016
The Mohonk Preserve (NY) Internship (two available):  Vince Schaefer Research Internship: Interns will work with Preserve Conservation Science staff, world-class scientists, and land managers on: forest, meadow, stream, and lake habitat use; long-term changes in natural history of the region; recreational impact assessment; detailed data collection & management.Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship: Interns will join the Mohonk Preserve Land Protection, Stewardship, and Facilities staff to assist with General Land Management and Facility Maintenance; Preserve Property Line Inspection, Posting and Reporting;  Specific Project Planning including Facilities and Trail Design; GPS/GIS Applications; Member and Day-Visitor Contact; Basic Ranger Training and Daily Preserve Patrols. Deadline 03/15/2016
  • US Department of Homeland Security (website)
  • University of Missouri (website)
  • University of Kentucky (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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