Undergraduate

APRU and NYT Asia-Pacific Case Competition 2017

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is partnering with The New York Times on a case competition titled “The Future of the Pacific Ocean.” This competition focuses on raising awareness of climate change and the future of the Pacific Ocean. Students are expected to understand the vast complexity of the Pacific Ocean and to consider how climate change in the Pacific may impact the society. Teams are encouraged to partake in a global competition that highlights the climate change and the future of the Pacific Ocean in a short policy brief. Application deadline for competition is March 31, 2017. 

To visit their website click here

UC Natural Reserve System Internships

The University of California Natural Reserve System has partnered with the National Park Service to offer summer internships at the Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County. The internship positions available range from wildlife ecology, range/vegetation ecology, dune restoration and rare plants, and archaeology.

Click here to view available internships and deadlines. 

American Chemical Society Internship

The American Chemical Society has interships in Chemistry, Communications/Journalism, Buisness and more. Interns work on high-priority projects and are given practical responsibilities that contribute to the success of the organization. They work alongside the best in the industry in areas such as Education, Financial Management & Accounting, Information Technology, Program Management, Public Affairs, Publications, Sales & Marketing, and Operations.

To view all listings offered through ACS, click here

Science Communication Internship- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Gain hands-on experience with environmental communication on both sides of America! The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is seeking an intern to work for 18 weeks, from April through August, covering the work of SERC researchers in Maryland and California. The intern will start at SERC’s Chesapeake Bay headquarters in the spring, getting training in SERC science communications. In the summer, the intern will travel to San Francisco Bay to cover the work of SERC marine biologists in California for the remaining 10 weeks. Travel funds from Maryland to California are included.
For qualifications and details click here

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute’s Summer Internship Program

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute’s Summer Internship Program provides an opportunity for talented college students (undergraduate and graduate) and educators to come to MBARI for a period of 10 weeks to work on a specific project under MBARI staff supervision.

Applications for the 2017 MBARI internship are now being accepted. Applications are due by February 13, 2017.

For full details and application requirements click here

Shannon Point Marine Center REU Program

The Shannon Point Marine Center is accepting applications for the 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Program participants work one-on-one with faculty mentors studying themes related to productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; marine microbial ecology; physiology of symbiosis; larval development; physiology, ecology, and morphology of marine invertebrates; coastal oceanography; and chemical ecology.

For more informaiton visit Western Washington University's website here.

BML Ambassador Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the BML Ambassador Scholarships, supported by the Joseph Heitz Endowment, the Eva Mulder Endowment, and funds received through the generous contributions of John and Mary Louise Riley. These fellowships are competitively awarded to excellent students who may be in financial need to support their studies at BML. We thank the exceptional donors to these endowments for providing this prestigious opportunity for young scientists in marine science.

For more information, vist BML website here.

New Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management degree at UC Davis

University of California Davis is excited to announce a new Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management(EPM) degree program at the John Muir Institute of the Environment. Applications for Fall 2017 are being accepted now. 

The EPM program focuses on the application of environmental science to real-world environmental policy and management issues. UC Davis provides an ideal setting for this pursuit as one of the world's strongest campuses in environmental research and science. 

For more information visit the EPM website here

NOAA Explorer-in-Training Program For the 2017 Field Season

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is currently seeking Mapping trainees to participate in the Okeanos Explorer Explorer-in-training(EIT) program for the 2017 field season. This program is open to enrolled undergradute and graduate students as well as indivudals who have recently gradauted from a higher education program. 

The program strives to provide resources, develop technological solutions, and innovative applications to address critical problems in undersea exploration. The ship is equipped with advanced tools that support systematic exploration of unkown ocean regions. 

For more information and to apply, click here. 

Cornell EEBNBB Graduate Diversity & Recruitment Weekend- April 21-23, 2017- Ithaca, NY

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB) are seeking applications for our first Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Weekend. This event will connect students from underrepresented backgrounds with faculty before they apply for graduate school. It is intended for those who will be in their third or fourth year of college in Spring 2017, or students who have graduated and are considering graduate school. Applicants should self identify as Black/African American, Latina/o or Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, or first generation college student. However, we recognize that there may be other axes of minority status that warrant attention, and encourage you to apply.

Visit the event website, here, for more information. 

CA Department of Fish and Wildlife - California Recreational Fisheries Survey - Scientific Aid Positions

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s California Recreational Fisheries Survey (CRFS) is currently recruiting for multiple Scientific Aid positions in Marin and Sonoma Counties. The starting salary is $12.11 per hour.

Duties include:

• Collecting recreational fishery data and biological samples at public launch ramps, docks, piers, jetties and beach/bank sites using standardized survey protocols.

• Identifying finfish and invertebrates to species and collects fish lengths, weights and other biological data as needed.

• Conducting onboard sampling of Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessels.

Applicants must be willing to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays. Applicants must have two years of college (60 semester units) with 10 semester units in biological or chemical sciences to be eligible. Applicants should mail or fax a completed Standard State Application (STD 678) with the position number: 565-772-0835-905 and the RPA number: MR 14-CRFS listed under the field called “Examination of Job Tittle for which you are applying” to:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Attn: Personnel

20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, # 100

Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information about CRFS can be found at:  

www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Marine/CRFS#26604399-crfs-employment-opportunities

Please see the attached PDFs for more information about applying - attachment 1; attachment 2.

2017 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study during the 9-month academic year and a 10-week, full-time internship position ($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility.

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study during the 9-month academic year and a 10-week, full-time internship position ($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility.

The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, scientific conferences where students may present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Applications are due January 31, 2017.
To start your application and to find out more details, click here!

CMSI Internships

The Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute (CMSI) has two new internship openings beginning Summer 2016. As an intern, your contribution would impact the entire Institute and the work we do to: 1) coordinate and promote the diverse research activities of marine science and policy community at UC Davis; 2) educate future scientists and leaders who will make coastal sustainability a priority and reality; and 3) foster effective stewardship of ocean and coastal environments in California and beyond.

Gain valuable communications skills and define your own learning experience in a dynamic and friendly environment. We invite enthusiastic and creative candidates to join us in our efforts to increase public understanding of our coast and ocean through science and education with the following opportunities listed below.

These are volunteer internships (for credit) with the possibility of transition to paid positions after two quarters of work.

Prospective PhD Students - Postdoc: Marine Science Center/Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative

Prospective PhD Students and Postdoctoral Students:  Dr. Geoffrey C. Trussell is looking for 1-2 PhD students and a postdoc for his laboratory.  In addition to cutting your own research path, you will have the opportunity to participate on two NSF funded projects that focus on Gulf of Maine-wide community assembly and dynamics and the bioenergetics of predation risk and climate change on intertidal invertebrates. Particularly strong students would be supported by full Research Assistantships for at least the first 3 years of their studies. Dr. Trussell is interested in students that want to explore any domain of marine ecology that addresses important themes in community and evolutionary ecology. Interested students should feel free to email Dr. Trussell directly.

Contact information:

Dr. Geoffrey C. Trussell
Professor and Chair, Department of Marine and Environmental Science
Director, Marine Science Center/Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative
430 Nahant Road
Nahant, MA 01908
(Web) http://nuweb5.neu.edu/trussell/

Cetacean Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Lab - School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University, South Australia - MS and PhD

The Cetacean Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Lab (CEBEL) at the School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University (South Australia), is currently seeking two highly motivated students: 1) a MSc student to investigate the population demographics of bottlenose dolphins in the North West Cape, Western Australia; and 2) a PhD student to investigate the underlying behavioural mechanisms and the function(s) of interspecific interactions and mixed species associations in sympatric inshore dolphins. Both projects on offer will make use of an already available three-year dataset, new data to be collected during the project and integrative methodologies including focal follows, behavioural observations, biopsy sampling, mark-recapture and ecological modelling. 

These projects are part of a collaborative research program between CEBEL and Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit (MUCRU) which is aimed at enhancing our understanding of natural populations of inshore dolphins and using this knowledge to improve the scientific basis behind their conservation and management. 

The successful applicants will commence in 2017 and be supervised by Dr. Guido J. Parra (CEBEL) and Professor Lars Bejder (MUCRU). We are interested in students who are able to secure an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship (APAS)/Flinders University Research Scholarships (FURS) or are able to secure a scholarship from and alternative source (e.g. home government in the case of international students). APAS/ FURS scholarships are available to Australian, New Zealand and Australian permanent residents or international students who have completed an honours or equivalent qualification at an Australian University no more than three years prior to the application closing date. Both positions will be available pending the selected students gain MSc and PhD scholarships. 

Requirements: 
BSc(Hons 1) or Masters, or equivalent in an appropriate subject, such as ecology, animal behaviour, marine biology, biology, oceanography, or a related field is required for enrolment in the PhD program. 
· A BSc(Hons 1) in an appropriate subject, such as ecology, animal behaviour, marine biology, biology, oceanography, or a related field is required for enrolment in the MSc. program. 

  • Applicants should have at least one year of experience in collecting and processing ecological data and a strong background in analytical, quantitative and statistical techniques. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel/Access and familiarity with computer packages such as R, MARK and ArcGIS will be advantageous. 
  • Previous field experience including boat handling, behavioural observations and photo-identification of dolphins. 
  • Applicants must be willing to relocate to Exmouth, Western Australia, for periods of up to 6 months while doing fieldwork. 
  • An Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Certificate of Competency as a Coxswain or the willingness to obtain one.


Application Details: 
Interested applicants should send an expression of interest to Dr. Guido J. Parra (guido.parra@flinders.edu.au) no later than 19th September. Please send a single PDF file containing: 

  • A letter of intent specifying your interest in the specific MSc or Ph.D. Project position 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Names and contact details of two references familiar with your research work and work ethics, including your current or past academic supervisor. References will be requested for short listed applicants. 
  • A transcript of subjects taken and grades obtained. An official transcript is not necessary - a copy is sufficient. 

They aim to contact shortlisted candidates by 26th September. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship Closing Date: 31-10-2016. Applicants should familiarise themselves with the documentation needed for scholarship application so that they are prepared to meet application deadlines. 

For scholarship information, see below: 
Australian, New Zealand, Australian permanent residents or international students who have completed an honours or equivalent qualification at an Australian University no more than three years prior to the application closing date see: Flinders University Research Scholarships (FURS). Closing Date: 31-10-2016. 

For questions, contact information is below:

Guido J. Parra, PhD 
Senior Lecturer | School of Biological Sciences Flinders University 
Research leader | Cetacean Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Lab (CEBEL) 
: Staff: http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/guido.parra 
: Lab: www.cebel.org.au 

School of Biological Sciences Flinders University 
Sturt Road, Bedford Park 5042 SA, Adelaide 
GPO Box 2100 Adelaide, SA 5001 Australia 
( +61 8 8201 3565|* guido.parra@flinders.edu.au

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

BIOS has National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funding to support 8 undergraduate student researchers at BIOS during the 2016 fall semester. Students will conduct independent projects under faculty and staff supervision within several research areas including:

  • Biology, chemistry, and physics of the open ocean
  • Biology, physiology, and biochemistry of reef building corals and reef ecosystems
  • Molecular biology of marine organisms
  • Environmental chemistry of Bermuda's atmosphere and inshore waters
  • Effects and consequences of global environmental change

Throughout the semester, REU students will give presentations that outline their research topic, methods, and results, including a final presentation to BIOS faculty, staff, and visiting students. REU students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of field excursions to learn about Bermuda's natural history, as well as workshops and seminars given by BIOS faculty. In 2016, REU students will arrive at BIOS on August 28th and depart on November 19th.  

Eligibility and Terms of Internship

Students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study and who will still be undergraduates in the fall of 2016 are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants may be ineligible if they have participated in a previous NSF-funded REU in Ocean Sciences (other disciplines are eligible to apply). 

Please visit BIOS' webpage for more information on the application process!

Marine Camp Counselor Position Announcement

Marine Science Institute is a non-profit environmental education organization offering hands-on day camps that excite and enlighten students about science.  We are seeking qualified Marine Camp Instructors for nine weeks of summer camp sessions, plus training time.  MSI is located in Redwood City, CA on the San Francisco Bay.

This is a seasonal, full-time position, June 1, 2016—August 12, 2016

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 – 10 hours a day.

Salary: based on experience

 

Qualifications:

* Possess current CPR and First Aid certification.

* Currently attending, or accepted to a 4-year college.

* Reliable transportation.

* Enthusiasm, self-motivation, and leadership skills.

* Second language skills (especially Spanish) is a plus.

* Enjoy working with children.

* Willingness to get wet and muddy in the field.

* Camp experience helpful.

 

Marine Camp Instructor Position Responsibilities:

Under supervision of the Instructional Staff, Counselors will:

* Help lead activities, games, arts and crafts, and songs.

* Aid in providing an understanding of marine topics.

* ASsist Instructors in the overall supervision of campers.

* Chaperone field-trips.

* Set-up and break down activities.

* Keep inventory of supplies up to date.

* Organize and supervise the extended care activities at MSI.

* Support the training and development of Camp Counselors and Volunteers.

 

To apply, please submit the Employment Application Form, resume, cover letter and three references to:

Marine Science Institute

500 Discovery Parkway

Redwood City, CA 94063

alex@sfbaymsi.org

BML Summer Fellows Program

Are you a science student interested in pursuing a career in K-12 teaching? Have you taken courses through the MAST program or engaged in other activities to strengthen your teaching skills? Are you interested in spending a summer session at Bodega Marine Laboratory to take any of these courses: http://bml.ucdavis.edu/education/courses/summer-classes/

Apply for the MAST BML Summer Fellows program, which will pay all expenses - tuition/fees, room + board - for you to spend 1 summer session at Bodega Marine Lab!

To apply:

- Fill out an application for the fellowship by March 15, 2016: http://goo.gl/forms/iKN82o24H6

- Fill out an application for the BML courses you are interested in, by March 15!

Questions? Contact Professor Hill at tmhill@ucdavis.edu

Earth and Planetary Sciences - Peer Advisor

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is hiring a Peer Advisor for the 2016-2017 Academic Year! This person will help advise students, assist with events, and help with various administrative tasks.

You will need to submit a resume and the supplemental application on Aggie Job Link to apply (job #806689). The deadline is February 19th.

Research Experience - Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean

Undergraduates in Bigelow Laboratory's summer REU Program spend ten weeks at the Laboratory conducting independent research with guidance from a scientist mentor. Directed by Senior Research Scientist Dr. David Fields, and funded by the National Science Foundation, the REU Program is designed to give students pursuing degrees in the sciences, mathematics and engineering a laboratory-based research experience with an emphasis on hands-on, state-of-the-art methods and technologies.

Each student in the program is paired with a Bigelow Laboratory scientist based on mutual research interests. During the ten weeks, students work with their mentors to identify a research question, develop a proposal, conduct their research, and prepare an abstract and poster. At the end of the program, students present their poster and give a talk at a student symposium.

The 2016 program dates are May 31 through August 5 and will be held at the Laboratory's East Boothbay campus. Successful applicants receive a stipend, free housing, food allowance, and funds for travel to and from Bigelow Laboratory.

An REU participant must be a current undergraduate student and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions; international students and graduating seniors are not eligbile for this program.

A complete application to the REU Program consists of the following materials:

    1) The online application form

    2) Responses to the short answer questions

    3) Two letters of reference from individuals, at least one a recent science instructor, who can     comment on your interest and commitment to self-motivated projects. Recommenders should submit their letters using the online form.

   4) An official or unofficial transcript from your academic institution

All application materials must be received by March 1st. Find more information here!

Marine Science Research Internship - University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC)

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) is seeking a recently graduated undergraduate student to assist in marine science research projects this summer. The internship is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Coastal SEES (Science, Engineering, Education for Sustainability) program. Our group focuses on understanding how climate change influences the coastal ecology and economy of the Gulf of Maine, with particular emphasis on the American lobster and groundfish fisheries.

Description: The intern will primarily be involved in diver-based (SCUBA) and laboratory-based research projects exploring changes in lobster physiology and behavior in response to thermal stress. However, the intern will also have the opportunity to participate in other field-based projects at the DMC, as well as interact with climate modeling researchers based at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. 

Responsibilities: The intern will work closely with researchers from the University of Maine as they conduct field- and laboratory-based experiments. Responsibilities may include assisting in the collection and care of animals, participating in SCUBA-based field experiments, assisting in the collection of physiological data during laboratory experiments, assisting in the deployment and retrieval of experimental equipment by boat, and participating in outreach activities with the general public. The intern will also be responsible for data recording and entry, and will be expected to participate in weekly meetings with members of the research team. 

Qualifications: We seek an individual with a bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science, preferably Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Fishery Science, or a related field. Applicants must demonstrate a profound interest in the marine environment and the American lobster fishery.

Position: Full-time paid intern, receiving a monthly stipend of $1,000 from June 1-September 1, 2016, with the potential to extend 1 – 2 months. 

Application deadline: March 15, 2016.

How to apply: Contact Amalia Harrington (amalia.harrington@maine.edu). Please provide a one-paragraph summary of your qualifications, a copy of your CV, and a completed 2016 summer internship questionnaire (additional document). 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Student Experiences Aboard Ships

STEMSEAS aims to provide ship-based, 6-10 day exploratory experiences for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds aboard NSF-funded research vessels. Students will sail with experienced faculty mentors and engage in geoscience and oceanography activities (while also having fun)!

All expenses (travel to/from the ports of call, materials, and living expenses while on the ship) will be paid by the program- there is no cost to participants.

The tentative 2016 schedule is as follows:

 May 10-18: Sail on the Oceanus from San Diego, CA to Honolulu, HI.

July 15-20: Sail on the Endeavor from Morehead City, NC, to Gulfport, MS.

August 16-24: Sail on the Sikuliaq from Seattle, WA to Nome, AK.

Application Process

The STEMSEAS 2016 application is now available. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen 18 or over and enrolled in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. The application includes:

  • A completed application form
  • A copy of your latest official or unofficial transcript
  • completed recommendation form from a professor, adviser or employer (current or former)

DEADLINE to apply is 19 February 2016. Notifications will be made approximately one month later.

Click here for more information!

Summer Classes at the Bodega Marina Laboratory

This exciting, integrated program offers students a multidisciplinary understanding of coastal systems through hands-on, research and field based courses taught at BML. The Program offers courses during the UCD Summer Sessions 1 and 2; students can sign up for up to 10 units each session.  All courses require consent of the instructor(s) via an application process.

Within each Summer Session, students can choose from a suite of courses that fulfill major or elective requirements, or students can take courses just for fun! Students from any college or university can enroll in these courses.

Some courses are specifically designed for students commuting from Davis or other Bay Area cities – check out the Summer Session 1 and Session 2 pages for further details.

Summer Application – deadline March 15.

Additional resources and information for BML courses and course enrollment:

See Summer Session Frequently Asked Questions

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research Explorer-in-Training Program

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is currently seeking Mapping trainees to participate in the Okeanos Explorer-in-Training program for the 2016 field season. This program is open to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students as well as individuals who have recently graduated from a higher education program. The Explorer-in-Training program will provide the opportunity to gain experience using an advanced multibeam bathymetric sonar mapping system, while contributing in a significant way to the Okeanos Explorer ocean exploration mission.

A typical placement will consist of one (1) 15 to 30-day offshore expedition during the late winter, spring, or summer of 2016. Trainees will stand an eight-hour mapping watch each day while onboard. The duties of mapping watch standers typically include the acquisition and processing of multibeam data and associated sound velocity profile data, as well as precise record keeping. Each trainee will also complete an onboard project of their own interest, with approval and support from experienced mapping team personnel.

Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship 
  • Ability to stand an eight-hour at-sea watch
  • Familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office tools
  • Willingness to learn and follow shipboard Standard Operating Procedures
  • Interest in learning about seafloor mapping operations

Applications for the 2016 field season are due January 31, 2016.

Find more details here. If interested, apply here

Red Sea Summer Program

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Marine Science program will be hosting a three-week summer course in 2016 (July 22 - August 12) in Saudi Arabia. The course will highlight a range of topics relevant to the Red Sea Research Center's work: genomics, microbiology, ecology, and biological oceanography. Several KAUST faculty will be participating. The course will be a combination of lectures, fieldwork, labwork, and data analysis workshops, with an emphasis on hands-on experiences. The course is open to undergraduate or Master’s students, or recent graduates from these degrees.

KAUST is covering all costs for the program, including travel and housing, and is even providing a small stipend. The application deadline is January 15th, 2016.

To read more about the summer program, click here. To apply, click here.

Maryland Sea Grant Research Opportunity - Summer 2016

Maryland Sea Grant will offer fifteen undergraduates the opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay — the program is especially designed for students majoring in such fields as biology, chemistry, ecology, physics, engineering, mathematics, and marine and environmental science. 

During this 12‐week program (May 22‐August 14), each student will work with a science mentor on an individual research project at one of two marine labs located on Chesapeake Bay: the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s* (UMCES) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland, or its Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, Maryland. 

To apply, click here to complete the online application form, or contact Maryland Sea Grant at 301‐ 405‐7500.

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 15, 2016

Find out more here

UC Field Studies Program Accepting Applications - for Summer 2016

The deadline for the Summer 2016 UC Natural Reserve System California Ecology and Conservation course was extended to Sunday, January 24th.  


Applications can be found here.


California Ecology and Conservation brings together 27 students from across the UC system for seven weeks of intensive learning at NRS reserves. Guided by experienced field instructors, undergraduates transform into scientists by conducting independent research studies. Students learn to notice natural patterns, frame questions into feasible research projects, and practice standard techniques such as surveys of animal and plant populations. At the conclusion of each project, students  analyze their data and present their findings in oral presentations and written reports. Students hone their research, public speaking, and scientific writing skills with constant practice and feedback. All the while, students gain a working familiarity with California’s diverse ecosystems while immersed in the NRS’s classrooms without walls.

All UC undergraduates who have a 2.5+ GPA and who have successfully completed an introductory biology course are eligible.

More information is available on the course website.
 
Course flyers are available - Flyer 1, Flyer 2.
 
Please note that the application deadline for Fall 2016 is also January 24, 2016.

Institute of Science and Technology Austria - PhD Program

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is looking for highly qualified candidates from all over the world to apply for their ISTScholar PhD program. They offer fully-funded PhD positions in the natural and mathematical sciences in a world-class research environment on the outskirts of Vienna.

Their PhD program is characterized by innovative training with a special focus on interdisciplinarity, close mentoring by outstanding faculty within small research groups, and access to first-rate facilities. Students spend the first year completing coursework and rotations before choosing a thesis group and passing the qualifying exam. Their PhD graduates have gone on to top positions in academia and industry all over the world.

Students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, physics, and related areas are encouraged to apply. They offer internationally competitive salaries co-funded by an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant, full health benefits, and on-campus housing in the first year. The program is conducted entirely in English.

For more information about the ISTScholar PhD program and application process, as well as faculty profiles, please visit our website at http://ist.ac.at/graduate-school, or come to our Student Open Day on November 20th: register at: http://ist.ac.at/studentopenday

The deadline for PhD applications is January 8th 2016 for a start date in September 2016.

UC Field Studies Program Accepting Applications

Applications for the Spring 2016 UC Natural Reserve System California Ecology and Conservation program are now open! Undergraduate students will spend the entire 7-week instructional period immersed in experiential learning at UC reserves across the state. Students will develop research questions, collect data in the field, perform statistical analyses, and present the results in both oral presentations and scientific papers.


More information is available on the course website


The application deadline for Spring 2016 is October 30, 2015. Instruction will begin March 28, 2016.


*Please note- applications open for Summer 2016 on November 2, 2015 and Fall 2016 on December 1, 2015.

2015-2016 Internship Opportunities with CMSI

The Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute (CMSI) offers volunteer and paid internships throughout the year. As a new Institute, we are a small but growing team so your contribution will impact the entire Institute and the work we do to: 1) coordinate and promote the diverse research activities of marine science and policy community at UC Davis; 2) educate future scientists and leaders who will make coastal sustainability a priority and reality; and 3) foster effective stewardship of ocean and coastal environments in California and beyond.

Gain valuable communications skills and define your own learning experience in a dynamic and friendly environment. We invite enthusiastic and creative candidates to join us in our efforts to increase public understanding of our coast and ocean through science and education with the following opportunities listed below.

These are volunteer internships (for credit) with the possibility of transition to paid summer 2016 positions after spring quarter 2016.

  • Science Writing Intern - CLOSED
  • Design Marketing Intern - OPEN
  • Social Media Marketing Intern - OPEN

Click here for position descriptions. 

EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study - CLOSED

EPA GRO Fellowship Opportunity

Open: March 30, 2015 
Closing: May 19, 2015, 11:59:59 PM ET

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships for undergraduate environmental study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.

Specific Areas of Interest: This RFA solicits applications from students interested in environmentally-related study and problem solving in a variety of environmentally-related areas which are described below. By providing financial support across disciplines, EPA expects to continue to assist in increasing the nation's environmental workforce and the ability to produce leading edge research, and in advancing the nation's research and development enterprise.

  • Natural and Life Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics and Computer Science

Special Requirements: This solicitation provides the opportunity for the submission of applications for projects that may involve human subjects research. Human subjects research supported by the EPA is governed by EPA Regulation 40 CFR Part 26 (Protection of Human Subjects). This includes the Common Rule at subpart A and prohibitions and additional protections for pregnant women and fetuses, nursing women, and children at subparts B, C, and D. Research meeting the regulatory definition of intentional exposure research found in subpart B is prohibited by that subpart in pregnant women, nursing women, and children. 

Research meeting the regulatory definition of observational research found in subparts C and D is subject to the additional protections found in those subparts for pregnant women and fetuses (subpart C) and children (subpart D). All applications must include a Human Subjects Research Statement (HSRS, as described in Section IV.B. Item 6 of this solicitation), and if the project involves human subjects research, it will be subject to an additional level of review prior to funding decisions being made as described in Sections V.C and V.D of this solicitation. Additional information can be found in Section I.A of the full announcement.

More information: To apply for this solicitation, go to: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2015/2015_gro_undergrad.html

Contacts:

Program Contact: Georgette Boddie (boddie.georgette@epa.gov); phone: 703-347-8049
Eligibility Contact: Ron Josephson (josephson.ron@epa.gov); phone: 703-308-0442
Electronic Submissions Contact: Debra M. Jones (jones.debram@epa.gov); phone: 703-347-8081

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One Health Student Summer Research Program - CLOSED

One Health Student Summer Research Program is sponsored by the UC Global Health Institute's Center of Expertise on One Health: Water, Animals, Food and Society (One Health COE). This is the second time that this opportunity is being offered.  This program aims to provide graduate and professional students throughout the University of California system an opportunity to experience the One Health approach to global health research. The objective of the One Heath Summer Research Program is to encourage UC graduate and professional students to explore a One Heath approach to research.  Multiple (at least 5) research fellowships of $5,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to students enrolled in graduate or professional programs on any of the 10 UC campuses to support their One Health research project during the summer months of 2015 (June - September).

Please visit the website for summer research program details.  The application deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 11:59pm.

http://www.ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu/coes/one-health/student-summer-research-program/index.aspx

Internship Opportunities with CMSI

The Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute (CMSI) offers volunteer and paid internships throughout the year. As a new Institute, we are a small but growing team so your contribution will impact the entire Institute and the work we do to: 1) coordinate and promote the diverse research activities of marine science and policy community at UC Davis; 2) educate future scientists and leaders who will make coastal sustainability a priority and reality; and 3) foster effective stewardship of ocean and coastal environments in California and beyond.

Gain valuable communications skills and define your own learning experience in a dynamic and friendly environment. We invite enthusiastic and creative candidates to join us in our efforts to increase public understanding of our coast and ocean through science and education with the following opportunities listed below.

These are volunteer internships (for credit) with the possibility of transition to paid summer 2015 positions after spring quarter 2015.

Science Communications - Please click on the links below for intern position descriptions and application information:

Science Policy (Coming Soon)