- December 20, 2010 at 8:25 am
MUSSEL RESEARCH INTERNSHIP- 2011
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Stream Habitat Program
*Positions for up to 9 student interns are anticipated
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources may be filling up to 9 student
intern positions to assist with mussel surveys, monitoring, host identification, and propagation of
endangered species. Positions will be based in St. Paul or Lake City, Minnesota, but will travel
statewide. Start date is somewhat flexible, but is expected to begin by May 16, or soon thereafter, and
continue to at least August 26 (POSSIBLY extending through mid October).
Duties include (but are not limited to)
-Diving in large rivers such as the Mississippi and St. Croix
-Sample mussels in streams, rivers and lakes while snorkeling or diving
-Quantitatively sample mussel beds to establish long-term monitoring stations
-Assist with endangered mussel propagation and reintroduction activities
-Assist with mussel host identification studies
-Collect and maintain live native fishes
-Operate GPS receiver and light microscope
-Maintain and organize field and SCUBA equipment
-Prepare and label voucher specimens
-Operate state vehicle; tow and launch boat
D Driver’s License
or equivalent are
required. Student interns must be enrolled in a degree seeking biology (or related) program.
Responsible, Self motivated, Excitement for biology.
Positions are based out of St. Paul or Lake City. Workweek is usually M-Th or M-F
and some weekends, but could extend for up to an 8-day stretch on occasion. Should be comfortable in
the water and be prepared to work long hours (sometimes in uncomfortably cool water temperatures) in
a variety of field and weather conditions. Must work well with others for long periods, requires travel
throughout the state of Minnesota, and frequently involves staying in motels. Interns are responsible for
their own housing and living expenses. However, lodging costs for overnight stays while traveling for
work will be paid by the DNR, and meal expenses during those periods will be reimbursed. SCUBA
equipment and wetsuits will be supplied by the DNR.
$10.00/hour (40 hours/week)
letter of interest
that highlights your relevant qualifications
of your experience, including at least 3 references
(ORIGINALS NOT REQUIRED)
To: Bernard Sietman
Phone: Office 651-259-5139
Materials must be received by
February 22, 2011
Interviews will be held in early March
Positions are contingent on approval by DNR Commissioner
- December 20, 2010 at 8:20 am
“I love the feeling you get after a class in which you have really taught the kids something. The sense of satisfaction that is brought by knowing you have touched a child’s life is one words cannot describe.” - Angela, Breakthrough Teacher
Breakthrough Saint Paul is looking for a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students (juniors/seniors) to teach and lead at an innovative academic summer program for highly motivated, under-resourced middle school students in Saint Paul. Breakthrough provides paid summer teaching internships, complete with training and classroom teaching experience.
Open to all majors!
This internship was ranked as one of the TOP TEN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS by the Princeton Review.
Please check out the attached documents and visit our website for more details!
Application Deadline: March 7th, 2011 (Interviews granted on a rolling basis)
Breakthrough Saint Paul
Inspiring Students. Developing Teachers. Transforming Lives.
- December 14, 2010 at 9:43 am
The Chicago Botanic Garden has over 80 paid internships to assist professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, or US Geologic Survey.
For information and to apply on line please visit.
- December 2, 2010 at 8:16 am
*Plant Genome Research Program Summer Internships 2011*
Employer Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI)
for Plant Research
Position Plant Genome Research Program
Summer Internships 2011
Deadline Friday, February 11, 2011
- December 2, 2010 at 8:13 am
We wanted to share with you and your students that we will have opportunities for summer student internships in the clinical lab setting again in 2011. Normally, our application is available on December 1, but Human Resources is changing the
computer system and we will be going to an electronic application starting this year. Students won't be able to actually apply until January 1, 2011 when our new application system goes live.
Students may visit this web site for more information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/intern-labmed-rst/details.html
It explains job duties, salary, lab descriptions and FAQ's. There is an
currently listed at the web site. You can look at the application to see the requirements. This paper application will Not be accepted.
Students must have ALL required documents (i.e. unofficial transcripts, resume, etc.) at the time of application. If something is missing, the application should be saved as a draft. If the application is not complete, it will automatically be rejected.
It is a very competitive program. We usually have about 125 applications for about 10 positions. The program starts the first week in June and goes to the end of August. The application deadline for our summer lab science program is February 25, 2011.
Karen G. Fields,
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
- October 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm
he Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) hosts a 9-week summer internship that is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students. As such, I have attached a very brief PowerPoint presentation that includes an overview of the program, how to apply, and who to contact for more information. You are welcome to distribute this link about the SURP program and/or to submit an application: www.fhcrc.org/science/education/undergraduates/
- October 5, 2010 at 7:51 am
Oceans Research is still accepting applications for the 2010/2011 internship program. The interns will be working on many of the ongoing marine predator research projects carried out on the coast of Southern Africa.
For any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me, or to visit our website.
Tel/Fax: 044 690 5799
Mobile: 083 560 7615
- April 29, 2010 at 8:01 am
Course Title: "The Hawaiian Humpback Whale: Field Research, Maui, Hawaii."
Dates: 3 Jan –21 Jan 2011
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Ocean Mammal Institute: Join the Ocean Mammal Institute (OMI) in Maui as a research intern as we pioneer the way in the most important fields of study in the 21st century: Conservation Biology and Ecopsychology. Together, we can turn the tide of extinction!
As an OMI research intern you will be expected to do the following:
1. Study the biology and behavior of humpback whales while you observe and record their spectacular behaviors.
2. Learn and apply the principles of field research design.
3. Gain a personal understanding of the politics of protecting endangered species.
4. Learn about current research on whales and dolphins around the world and related conservation issues.
5. Be introduced to the field of Ecopsychology, which studies the relationship between humans and the natural world.
What a typical day is like:
• Conduct shore-based data collection. This involves tracking whales and boats with a theodolite and recording whale behaviors. All this is conducted on the top of a hill where you can look down on the whales. This is conducted 4 hours everyday in the hot sun.
• Plot and graph your data daily.
• Read and discuss articles for the evening discussion. There are over 70 articles and the book you will be expected to read. Evening discussions are conducted every night and last approx 2 hours.
• Take 2 written tests (midterm and final exam).
• Write a research paper.
• Write an essay.
• Four to six students in a furnished apartment.
• Apartment has full kitchen, living area, bedrooms and bathrooms.
• Take this course as an Independent Study Course, through your college. If taking this course for credit you receive your credit from your school, not OMI.
• Arrive in Hawaii January 3 depart January 21, 2011.
• Price - $2500.00 (Includes research supplies and accommodations.) This fee does not include airfare or food.
Online registration is available on our website at:
Point of contact:
Chief Operations Manager
Ocean Mammal Institute
- January 25, 2010 at 10:59 am
R & D Systems (Research and Diagnostic Systems, Inc.) will again have internships available for the summer of 2010. You may find more information about this company at:
Deadline is March 12. Reequired materials include: a cover letter, resume, official transcripts, and names plus contact information for two professional or academic references. Send materials to:
R&D Systems, Inc.
Attn: Internship Program
614 McKinley Place NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
More information is available in the Biology Office in the summer opportunities file.
- December 17, 2009 at 9:23 am
CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)
CDC/ATSDR’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) is offering a 10-week summer internship program for students in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and other related majors to take place June 9-August 13, 2010. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through project collaboration, experiential learning opportunities, individual environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and through shadowing and mentoring relationships at CDC/ATSDR. Interns will be based at CDC/ATSDR’s Atlanta-Chamblee Campus where NCEH/ATSDR is housed. Students are paid $500 a week during the course of the program. Please go to our website www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh for more information and application instructions. Applications are due February 16, 2010.
Eligibility requirements for CLEH interns:
· US citizenship or Permanent Resident with a green card,
· Full time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2010
· Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and
· An academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology or related fields.
Note: Seniors graduating in Spring 2010 will not be accepted to this program.
For more information, please email LT Cory Moore, Environmental Health Officer, USPHS, Program Development Office, NCEH/ATSDR at CLEH@cdc.gov
- November 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm
Plant Genome Research Program for 2010. Deadline is February 5, 2010.
- November 11, 2009 at 9:48 am
The Institute For Bird Populations seeks students interested in field biology. They are recruiting interns for four different conservation projects led by IBP scientists.
Please see www.birdpop.org
Or email Mary Chambers (firstname.lastname@example.org)