Summer Opportunities


  • The Hawaii Island Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project is seeking volunteers to monitor and protect endangered hawksbill sea turtles. Commitments of at least 10 weeks are preferred from May until December. Dorm style housing and a food stipend are provided.

  • University of Idaho Semester in the Wild

    January 12, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    University of Idaho's Semester in the Wild is a unique, academically rigorous immersion in wilderness. Learn the ecological and social relationships among nature, writing, and sustainable natural resources by spending a semester at Taylor Wilderness Research Station in Valley County, Idaho.

  • Shannon Point Marine Center REU

    January 12, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    The Shannon Point Marine Center's Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Anacortes, Washington, will support independent, supervised research on the part of eight undergraduates in 2016. General research themes include 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. A stipend of $4500, a food allowance, a travel allowance, and housing is provided. Apply by February 15, 2016 with programs dates of June 21, 2016 - August 19, 2016.

  • Stream Habitat Internships

    January 8, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    The Stream Habitat Program will be filling up to 4 fish habitat student intern positions. The primary responsibility will be to assist in the collection of biological and physical data on streams, predominately warm water streams.

    The position is based in St. Paul, Minnesota. You are responsible for your own housing and living expenses on your off time (i.e. nights not in travel status and weekends). Salary is $12.00/hr. Preferred dates are June 1–Sept. 2, but candidates must be available from June 6th to August 19th.This position may have the possibly to extend through October. Candidates must have a valid MN class D driver’s license or equivalent.

  • Marine Ecology Summer Internship

    January 8, 2016 at 10:30 am

    The Coastal Systems Group of the UMASS Dartmouth School of Marine Science is offering summer internships in Coastal Marine Ecology. Students accepted into this competitive 10-12 weekprogram will participate in both field data collection and laboratory analyses. Research areas include estuarine water quality monitoring, nutrient cycling, and wetlands ecology. Stipend for this summer internship is ~$4000/12 weeks. Preference give to undergraduate juniors and seniors.



  • Carleton Summer Science Fellowship

    January 7, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Like science? Interested in research? Apply for the Summer Science Fellowship, which provides stipends for two summers of research for current freshmen or sophomores. Apply before Monday, January 11.

  • Field Projects International Courses

    January 5, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Field Projects International, formerly known as PrimatesPeru, is offering two sessions of Field Biology and Primatology in Peru. Applications are open to undergraduates and graduate students.

  • SURE Intern Program

    January 4, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Juniors & Seniors ~ Majoring in the Sciences

    Each year selected undergraduate Junior and Senior students work in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program with The Hormel Institute’s scientists. Interns work on research projects to expand their knowledge of basic research and to learn about equipment and techniques that are not generally available in undergraduate academic programs.  The institute, which is dedicated to searching for cancer cures, is part of the University of Minnesota, but it also enjoys a close collaboration with the Mayo Clinic.  Applications due March 1, 2016.

  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates

    January 4, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    NSF Funded REU-Site Program: Independent Field Research in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at Mountain Lake Biological Station. The MLBS REU program provides participants with take home a stipend of $5,250; it also covers all room and board expenses and has a project and travel budget. Participants pay no fees or tuition charges of any kind.

  • Summer Science Fellowships

    January 4, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Carleton Summer Science Fellows have the opportunity to work in a research lab either at Carleton or at another institution for at least two summers with a stipend of $4,300 each summer. Application Deadline: Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Research in Sensory Ecology

    December 23, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Sensory Ecology – the study of how animals acquire and respond to information about their environment

    The UC Department of Biological Sciences has a focus of faculty research in Sensory Biology, Behavior and Evolution (SBBE). Our program is focused on research at the intersection of neurobiology, behavior, ecology and evolution, and is directed at understanding how animals sense and respond to their environment at functional and evolutionary levels. Program Dates: June 1 - August 5, 2016.  Summer stipend of $5,000.

    Applications Due: February 1, 2016.

  • The Research Internship Program

    December 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® offers one of the most outstanding and unique research internship opportunities available to undergraduate premed students and those studying in other health care disciplines. Working with physician and research staff mentors, interns contribute to clinical research studies and publications that impact patient care. Each year, the work of former interns is part of 10 presentations at national scientific meetings and 9 publications in peer-reviewed journals. During their 12-week internships, interns spend nearly 11 days on shadowing, observations and other field trips. Eligibility and application details are listed below. Completed applications must be submitted by the deadline of January 31 for consideration.

    Research Internship dates: June 1 – August 17, 2016

    The deadline for application is January 31.