The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) offers
two Field Ecology and Environmental Science Programs for the summer of 2015

Hands on field work … Paid tuition and housing… 3 credits/summer…and get
paid $3,500/summer!!

Applications due November 12th!

UNDERC-East:  (May 18 – July 24) Spend the summer studying northwoods
ecology  and conducting your own research in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

where UNDERC encompasses more than 7500 acres with abundant wildlife, and
includes lakes, streams, wetlands, and forests that have been protected for
nearly a century.  Course modules include vertebrate ecology, invertebrate
ecology, aquatic ecology and forest ecology

UNDERC-West:  (June 6 – August 14): Explore more than a million acres on
the Flathead Reservation with abundant wildlife, grasslands, montane
forests, streams and lakes.  Course modules like those at UNDERC-East
include wildlife ecology, grassland ecology, and montane ecology, as well
as an environmental history/Native American ecology module.  Each student
conducts an independent research project in collaboration with a faculty
advisor that is more advanced given the skills learned at UNDERC-East.
(Pre-requisite – UNDERC-East).

These programs promote understanding of field environmental biology and how
field research is conducted through 9 – 10 weeks in the field.
Applications are accepted from students who will be completing at least
their sophomore year at a 4-year college or university. Acceptance is based
on past academic performance and a statement of purpose.  Preference is
given to students pursuing a career in environmental sciences.  Four
openings are reserved for students of Native American heritage and four
openings are reserved for students from Puerto Rico.

Additional information and applications are available online ( or from Dr. Michael Cramer, UNDERC-East Assistant
Director ( or Dr. Angela Laws, UNDERC-West Assistant
Director (  Application deadline is Wednesday, November 12,
2014 and notification of acceptance will be provided by Friday, December 5,