Internships and REUs
Odum Internship @ Huyck Preserve
Sunday, January 11, 2015 11:19 AM
Huyck Preserve offers an internship for undergraduate students who are interested in conducting ecological field research. Similar to the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs, interns work with scientific professionals, conduct and present original research, and gain valuable professional experience at a biological field station that has a rich history of launching prominent ecologists' careers.
  • Residential internship at the Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station
  • Four highly qualified undergraduate students will be selected each summer.
  • Full-time internship for the duration of eight weeks
  • The internship is unpaid, however housing and equipment is provided
  • Arrangements for college credit may be possible and must be made with the applicant’s home institution.
  • Applications are Due second Friday of March by 5:00 PM

More information and Application Instructions

Fordham University Summer 2015 REUs
Thursday, January 08, 2015 12:20 PM

The Louis Calder Center, the Biological Field Station of Fordham University, is offering a summer NSF-funded research program for undergraduate students in 2015. Our NSF-REU site  provides paid research opportunities for talented and enthusiastic undergraduate students interested in conducting independent research in ecology, conservation and field biology. This program strongly encourages students from under-represented groups in science to apply.

  • 10-week program: June 8 to August 14, 2015.
  • $5,000 stipend including housing and travel support
  • Application deadline: February 2, 2015

Students will collaborate with faculty mentors to develop an independent research project. A sample of some of the potential student projects for 2015 includes:

  • Diversity/abundance of carrion beetles along an urban-to-rural gradient
  • Cause of cyanobacterial blooms in a suburban lake
  • Bat activity in New York City
  • Energy use and seasonality in nymphal deer ticks, Ixodes scapularis
  • Role of climate change on the evolution of introduced herbaceous plants
  • Molecular ecology of coyotes in the Bronx and Westchester County, NY
  • Differentiation of chimpmunks in the northeastern US
  • Genetic assessment of multiple microbial infections in blacklegged ticks near New York City
  • Examine responses of plants, fungi and microbes to urbanization
  • The nutritional role of algae in stream food webs
  • Ecology of the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Ades albopictus, in southern New York State
Further program details and application are available at
Harvard Forest 2015 Summer Internships/REU
Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:51 AM

The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, changing wildlife dynamics, and invasive species. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific projects center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, aquatic ecology, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, and atmosphere-biosphere exchanges (see 2015 research projects and 2014 student abstracts). Read student experiences from past summers on our blog.

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 summer program.

Application Deadline is Friday, February 6, 2015, 11:59PM EST.

2015 Summer Program Dates
Monday, May 25 - Friday, August 7, 2015


  • Stipend of $5500 for the 11-week session
  • Free furnished housing at Fisher House or Raup House
  • Free full meal plan
  • Travel reimbursement for one round trip to the Forest (federal grant restrictions apply)
2015 REU: Biosphere Interactions in a Changing Environment
Friday, December 05, 2014 02:53 PM

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) is a competitive program funded by the National Science Foundation (Award No. 1262634).

Biosphere-Atmosphere-Hydrosphere Interactions in a Changing Global Environment provides a truly interdisciplinary and hands-on experience in field biology and atmospheric science. Students engage with all phases of research, from hypothesis formulation and data gathering to analysis, interpretation, and communication of scientific findings.

During this nine-week program, students will:

  • Work closely with a selected mentor/professor as part of an on-going research project
  • Design, conduct, analyze, and report on a research project of their own
  • Participate in special workshops and group discussions designed to provide the philosophical bases and technical tools needed to carry out scientific research.

Duration: June 23 - August 22, 2015.

Compensation: REU is funded by the National Science Foundation. REU students receive a stipend of $5,000, travel and research supplies allowance, and room and board expenses at UMBS.

Eligibility: REU students must be of at least junior status by the fall term following their REU participation. Seniors with a graduation date before August are not eligible. Participants also must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Monday, February 2, 2015.

On-line applications available at 

Strong in the Americas Sustainability Course in the Rainforest
Sunday, May 11, 2014 08:17 PM

flagsIracambi Rainforest Research Center and partners are delighted to announce the launch of our exciting new program of scientific exchange for college students for the year 2014. The program is funded by the US Department of State and the Partners of the Americas. Together with the Federal Technical Institutes of Southeastern Minas Gerais and the Sustainable Communities Institute of Muncie, Indiana, we shall be offering a year-long program of student exchanges with the goal of expanding opportunities for US and Brazilian students to live, study and do practical internships together in the fields of agro-ecology and sustainable environmental management.

We believe that by putting international teams of students together they will learn to navigate one another’s realities, and acquire valuable experience, not only in hands-on scientific projects designed to help them find creative solutions to problems of sustainability, but also in the field of intercultural communications. Focusing on these two objectives will open their imaginations to new and exciting ways of problem solving and help to unleash their creative potential as citizens of tomorrow’s world.

Four-week courses will start on May 12, July 21, August 25 and September 29. They will cost $600 (tuition, board and lodging).

Week One: US students arrive at the Iracambi Rainforest Research Center and spend their first week acclimatizing, learning about the programs offered at Iracambi, and acquiring the first basics of Portuguese. Instruction at Iracambi will be given in English, and instruction at IFET in Portuguese, but students will have access through the buddy system to friends who can help translate. During this week students will be put in touch through social media with their opposite numbers at IFET. Course content offered at Iracambi will include data collection on weather, water quantity and quality, forest monitoring in our permanent sampling plots which include areas of agroforestry and shade coffee, working in the Iracambi Forest Nursery and harvesting and processing fruit of the jussara palm, (first cousin to the better known açai berry.)

Week Two: Students from IFET will arrive on the Iracambi campus and start living, studying and carrying out practical internships alongside their US counterparts. Workload during each week will be eight hours daily, to include classroom instruction and the maximum possible time spent outside the classroom.

Week Three: Students will move to the IFET campus to continue working with their colleagues. During this week there will be a day-long workshop delivered by the Sustainable Communities Institute (in English with translation into Portuguese). During the course of this workshop students will be challenged to consider their concepts of sustainability and decide how they can put their skills to work.

Week Four: Students will return to their respective campuses to collate their findings, evaluate what they have learned, and produce a short report on their findings. Contacts:, email: [email protected] Tel: 55

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