Category: Undergraduate

REACCH 2015 Summer Internship Program

Updated 2015-02-24

REACCH has supported the growth and training of over 40 undergraduate students through our internship.

Regional Approaches to Climate Change- Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH PNA) is a USDA-funded, multi-institutional project focused on improving the long-term sustainability of agriculture within the region.  REACCH partners (University of Idaho, Washington State University, Oregon State University and USDA-ARS) are teaming up to offer a total of 14, 9-week long, undergraduate internships across the three institutions.

  • Internships will go from 8 June – 7 August for the University of Idaho and Washington State University 
  • Internships will go from 15 JuneAugust 14 for Oregon State University

Summer interns will participate in faculty and/or graduate student research, weekly seminars, and field trips.  Interns will receive a salary of $500 per week for the summer internship and a travel budget up to $500.   Summer interns will also be provided with University housing, identification cards, access to library, email and internet privileges.

Summaries of the available research projects for summer 2015 are provided here. In addition to field and laboratory research, the interns will participate in group activities where they will learn about one another’s projects, meet with faculty members from diverse disciplines, attend research and mentoring seminars, and visit research sites and other areas of interest in the region.

Please complete the application form below and request that one letter of recommendation be emailed directly to the CRISSP REU Coordinator, Marijka Haverhals, at by Wednesday, April 1, 2015. You will receive a confirmation email once all your application materials are received.

Download REACCH Summer Undergraduate Internship Program information. Due April 1, 2015. Apply online below.

Contact Information:

REACCH Internship Coordinator
Marijka Haverhals
REACCH Principal Investigator
Dr. Jodi Johnson-Maynard
For technical assistance:
REACCH Education and Communication Coordinator:
Leigh Bernacchi, PhD

CenUSA Bioenergy – hosted by Iowa State University 2015 Research Internship for Undergraduates
Internship Dates:  May 28 – August 1 Application Due:  March 16

The summer 2015 CenUSA Bioenergy Research Internship Experience for Undergraduates will provide rich interdisciplinary training and engagement opportunities for undergraduate students in all areas of the bioenergy value chain to meet the workforce challenges of the emerging bioeconomy.
The research internship program will enroll a class of 20 students, with all students spending the first 5 days of the program at the Iowa State University host site. While a portion of the students will remain at Iowa State University, several students will then travel to one of CenUSA’s partner institutions (depending on their research interests) to complete their summer program at a partner lab.  This summer, our students will be working on research projects at Iowa State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the USDA National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois, and at our industry partner, Archer Daniels Midland.  All students will maintain in contact with the program through distance technologies for weekly meetings, seminars, and final presentations.  Our research undergraduate interns will select from projects in the following areas (
– Feedstock Development
– Field-Level Sustainability
– Logistics
– Policy-Level Sustainability
– Feedstock Conversion Economics
– Markets and Distribution
– Health and Safety
Selected undergraduate interns will gain practical research skills in computer modeling, field methods, and/or experimental design by conducting independent projects under the guidance of experienced faculty and research scientists.  Other activities of our CenUSA Bioenergy Internship Program are designed for social, leadership, and professional development of the undergraduate participants.  Students selected for the program will work on interdisciplinary teams with faculty, graduate students, post-docs, and in some cases industry partners.

– Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
– Seminars, workshops, and field trips
– Group social activities and closing poster session
– Program dates:  May 28 – August 1

– Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
– U.S. citizen or permanent resident
– Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

– $4,500 stipend
– Travel allowance
– Room and Board

The final application deadline is March 16.  To apply, please visit:

Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations.  Faculty recommendations must be received by March 20.  All admission decisions will be made by late April.

If you have any specific questions about the program, please contact MaryAnn Moore, or 515.294.4249.

                                           Summer Research Assistant: Grassland Insect Ecology

Job Description: We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to assist in all aspects of research on grassland insect and rangeland ecology at the USDA- ARS, Northern Plains Agriculture Research Laboratory in Sidney, MT. Research looks at how fire and livestock grazing can reduce grasshopper outbreaks, how grasshoppers affect grassland health and livestock grazing sustainability, and how drought and predators affect grasshopper outbreaks.  Work may include sampling grasshoppers and other rangeland insects in large scale experiments, sampling rangeland plants, and setting up and conducting small scale manipulative experiments in the field.  Most field work will be conducted on diverse and beautiful native rangelands in eastern Montana and on the Little Missouri National Grassland in western North Dakota. Some overnight travel to sites in eastern Montana and Wyoming will be required.

Salary: $11.17 to $12.19 per hour (GS-2 to GS-3) dependent on experience and education, plus overtime pay at time and a half. Dorm-style housing is available on location for $131 per month, including utilities.

Dates: Mid-May through the end of September.  Please specify your available start and end dates in your application.

Qualifications: You must be physically fit, able to walk rapidly over rangeland, and comfortable spending long hours outside in hot conditions. Willingness to work long days, and some weekends when necessary is also a must.  Undergraduate course work in ecology, entomology, range or environmental sciences, and previous field work experience is preferred but not required.

Application process: If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the job; a resume describing relevant experience and college classes; names and contact information for two professional references; to Nicole Davidson (  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information on the grasshopper research program visit: or contact us directly.

Research Experience for Undergraduates: Explore the world of research and develop your scientific skills.<>

With funding from the National Science Foundation, the 2014 Samford University REU program will offer hands-on, field- and laboratory-based research experiences to US undergraduates.  In this 9-week residential experience, students will work one-on-one with experienced researchers in biology and chemistry to design, conduct, and present research related to the chemistry, genetics, and ecology of organisms, populations, and communities of Oak Mountain State Park, a large and diverse suburban park located in the southern Appalachians.  Potential research topics include plant and animal ecology, water quality, biochemistry, plant natural products chemistry and bioactivity, plant taxonomy, and aquatic community ecology.

Quick Facts
Application Deadline: March 16, 2015
Program Timeline: May 31-July 30, 2015
* $525 per week stipend
* Travel, room, board and research expenses covered
* 12 students will be accepted into the program

Reasons to Apply
*Explore the worlds of field and laboratory research
*Explore your career opportunities as a working scientist
*Work closely with expert scientists to develop your own project
*Develop your understanding of scientific ethics and social justice
*Spend the summer at Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama’s largest state park

Application Process
All application materials should be submitted electronically to<>.
Deadline: March 16, 2015
Students must be US citizens or Permanent Residents and have completed two years of undergraduate study by May, 2014, including one year of college-level biology.  Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at accredited institutions in the United States at the time the REU program is held.  Please submit:
* Application Form
* Transcripts
* Letters of Recommendation
* Personal Statement

For more information, go to<> or email<>.


The aquatic geochemistry lab at the University of Michigan is currently seeking a laboratory technician to assist in research projects involving aquatic geochemistry and environmental science, including the chemical, photochemical, and biogeochemical analysis of water samples in the laboratory, the computer entry of data, and the statistical or graphical
analysis of data. A suitable candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in a natural science discipline such as chemistry, geology, biology or environmental sciences, plus the ability to translate, adapt and apply this knowledge. Candidates should have lab experience in detailed, high-quality biogeochemical analyses of samples, and must show evidence of skill in computer data entry and analysis including graphics. In addition, desired qualifications include experience in field collection of environmental samples in remote areas under difficult conditions, and experience in operating and coordinating in research collection and analysis program with minimum supervision. The position requires moderately strenuous field work in the Arctic during summer (hiking with full packs over tundra). Experience with the following is a plus: UV-vis spectrophotometer, fluorometer, HPLC, mass spectrometry, ICP, analysis of aquatic FDOM, TOC, DIC, oxygen, nutrients, trace metals, Matlab.

Interested applicants must apply at the University of Michigan ( ), job posting # 106335.  This full time position is a temporary appointment for up to one year with option to renew pending available funds. You must include a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications and experience. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.  For questions contact

Undergraduate Internship in Tropical Ecology and Evolution – Summer 2015 University of Puerto Rico

We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2015 internship in Tropical Ecology and Evolution at El Verde Field Station, Puerto Rico.  The internship will run from June 1 – August 7.

Application Deadline: 28 February 2015
The program will offer students the opportunity to have hands-on experience fields such as:
-Aquatic Insect Ecology
-Stream acidification effects on aquatic insects
-Plant-animal interactions, Plant population biology

Students receive a stipend for the ten weeks duration of the program. Round-trip plane ticket from home institution to Puerto Rico will be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $600.  The program will cover housing at El Verde Field Station.  The National Science Foundation and the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, fund the program.

The program is limited to undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor degree at a college or university during summer 2015 that are US citizen or permanent resident.

Application materials and further information can be found at <>

8 week internship in Ecology. The intern will be working on a project that determines the factors contributing to biological invasions in the mixed grass prairie of western North Dakota. How do species diversity and soil productivity predict the presence of exotic and invasive species within the Bakken oilfield? This is part of a larger research effort determining the
effect of oilfield activity (well construction and pipeline building) and subsequent reclamation activities on soil quality, native plant species abundance, and on bird and insect populations.

The intern will assist with field work to collect ecological data and will summarize these data. The intern will be trained for field work that includes four-wheel driving, hiking, performing point counts for bird species, measuring plant frequency, making soil collections and quantifying soil conditions, performing insect sweeps, and recording data in field computers. The intern will use Microsoft Excel to summarize the data, JMP for preliminary statistical analyses, and a word processing program to write a summary of the project, including introduction, methods, results, and discussion sections. The intern will work with our technology transfer specialist to develop a poster that communicates the results of the project.

Identification experience for plants, insects, OR birds is highly preferred. Require knowledge of Microsoft Excel or other data entry program. A general ecology course is also required. Start date is flexible. The internship pays $3900 over the 8 week period. Please send a cover letter and resume to

College scholarships available for the 2015-2016 school year
Undergraduate or graduate students
Apply by March 9 for the ʻImi Naʻauao Scholarship and by April 20 for the Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi Scholarship
Aloha e Joshua,

Apply now for Kamehameha Schools college scholarships:


Merit-based scholarships for graduate students.Eligibility requirements:

  • Hawai‘i resident at the time of application submission
  • Full-time enrolled student (non-traditional students enrolled half-time may be considered)
  • Classified, degree-seeking student at an accredited post-high educational institution in the United States that is recognized by Kamehameha Schools
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Conferred/anticipated Bachelor’s degree by Spring 2015
  • Meet maximum funding guidelines



Need-based scholarships available to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.Eligibility requirements:

  • Hawai‘i resident at the time of application submission
  • Full-time enrolled student (non-traditional students enrolled half-time may be considered)
  • Classified, degree-seeking student at an accredited post-high educational institution in the United States that is recognized by Kamehameha Schools
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined through analysis of complete application
  • Meet maximum funding guidelines


All applicants must complete a CSS/PROFILE online application

If you are an undergraduate student (or recently graduated) that might be interested in working in Maine (both field and lab work) please pass this information along, it’s a great opportunity.

There are three positions open and applications are due March 1st.

Here is the link for the flyer (
but for more information email Phil Yund ( or
Scott Morello (

The South Central Climate Science Center is offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity.
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Greetings from the South Central Climate Science Center!

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2015 for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (for example, agricultural science, economics, environmental engineering). Interns will be involved in hands-on activities related to climate research that will allow them to see the direct impacts of climate variability and change on forest ecosystems in Oklahoma, coastal areas in Louisiana, and the Texas Hill Country. Internship participants will travel across the South Central United States to visit university campuses and field locations and interact with faculty conducting cutting edge research.

The internship will take place from Sunday, May 31, 2015 to Saturday, June 20, 2015. Interns will spend one week with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, one week with Louisiana State University, and one week with Texas Tech University. All meals, lodging and travel will be provided during the three-week period. In addition, interns will receive a $200/week stipend for the duration of the program. The program will not cover local travel between the participant’s home to their closest airport, personal equipment (clothing, cameras, etc.), or other personal expenses.

A sample of the 2014 itinerary is available here:<>
A video about the internship produced by participants in the 2014 experience is available here: <>

The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM Central Time on Friday, March 20, 2015.
For eligibility requirements and to access the application form, please see: <>

The South Central Climate Science Center is committed to encouraging diversity in the sciences. Please encourage your scientifically minded students to apply for this unique opportunity to experience climate research hands-on.

Established in 2012 by the Department of Interior, the South Central Climate Science Center<> provides decision makers with the science, tools, and information they need to address the impacts of climate variability and change on their areas of responsibility. The Center supports big thinking, including multi-institutional and stakeholder-driven approaches to climate variability, change, impacts, mitigation, and adaptation research.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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