Office of Undergraduate Research

Natural and Health Sciences: Internships by Deadlines


Title: Studying chorus frogs (pseudacris) female choice and population variation in Summer 2013
Sponsor: Florida State University
Deadline: Rolling – Contact John Malone,
Abstract: Field technician positions are available in the lab of Emily Moriarty Lemmon at Florida State University beginning early January through mid-March 2013 to help in the study of female choice and population variation in chorus frogs (Pseudacris).  The technician will travel with a team throughout the southeastern USA (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia) to assist in collecting specimens and performing female choice experiments.  Working conditions will often times be rainy and cold, and the technician will be expected to camp for significant periods of time.  An additional position is available to conduct sampling of chorus frogs for population genetic work. This researcher will travel throughout the Southeast using his/her own vehicle conducting fieldwork (travel costs will be reimbursed).
Preference will be giving to those applicants with extensive field experience.  Compensation will be $480 per week (corresponding to $10.00/hr; for approximately 8 hours/day; 6 days/week) for a total of 10 weeks and will also include food and lodging during fieldwork.
To apply for this position, please contact Dr. John Malone at and include a CV along with contact information for three references.

Title: Summer Jobs
Sponsor: Grassroots Campaigns
Deadline: Continuous
Abstract: We're hiring students to work full-time this summer.  We’re launching neighborhood outreach and street operations this summer in 20 different cities across the country and we’re going to talk one-on-one with 1.6 million people. We’ll educate every one of these people on the issues and offer each of them the opportunity to help out by contributing to a cause they care about. We work to educate the community, raise funds and recruit new members for our partners. Positions available in Berkeley, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Pasadena, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
Field Manager Through the course of the summer you will: Activate communities by managing and leading out teams of canvassers to specific neighborhoods in an effort to involve new people; Maximize your impact by motivating and training tons of new people who start to work in your office; Build up support for the campaign by also personally raising thousands of dollars and identifying new members. As part of the leadership team, field managers learn valuable campaign and training skills, in addition to making sure the office hits its campaign goals. Field Managers work five days a week. Pay $350-$550/week, depending on location.
Canvass Staff Through the course of the summer you can: Provide progressive organizations with necessary resources by personally raising thousands of dollars; Build sustainable organizations by identifying hundreds of new grassroots donors and volunteers; Educate the public on critical issues facing our country by traveling to various communities to talk to every day citizens. Canvassers work five days a week, and take part in daily workshops and briefings in addition to the field work. Pay: $300-$500/week, depending on location.
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Title: Department of Plant Biology - Summer Internship Program 
Sponsor: Carnegie Institution for Science
Deadline: There is no deadline for applications but it is to the applicant's advantage to apply early.
Abstract: The sponsor provides summer research experiences to undergraduates from Stanford and other institutions (including local community colleges and state Universities). Summer research experiences for undergraduates run for 10-12 weeks during the summer. The Carnegie Undergraduate Science Program includes: A summer seminar series for undergraduates and an Undergraduate Student Research Symposium. During the summer, students gather for weekly meetings/seminars and prepare presentations for the Undergraduate Research Symposium held at the end of the summer. Seminars typically involve informal presentations by post-doctoral fellows and graduate students and discussion. At the summer research symposium, summer interns present posters or short talks about their research to the department. Contact specific faculty for information.
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Title: Summer Technical Internship Program
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy
Deadline: No fixed deadline
Abstract: Sandia Nat. Laboratory supports undergraduate & graduate students majoring in science, math, engineering, technology, computer science & MIS disciplines to integrate their academic program with work-related experience during their summer break. Internships involve extensive hands-on research experiences in a wide variety of scientific & technological disciplines. Though applications may be submitted at any time, it is best to submit them at least 3 months prior to the preferred assignment start date.
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Title:  Watershed Intern Program
Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior
Deadline: No fixed deadline
Abstract: Provides grants to organizations that support college students work on watersheds affected by acid mine drainage. Internships are available for college students who are currently studying in the fields of environmental and civil engineering, biological studies or other environmental-related fields and reclamation activities. Internships must be in the following states: OH; WV; TN; PA; KY; AL; MD, VA, IN, OK, IL, IA & MO. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
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