Thursday, January 12, 2017

Summer Research Internship
Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU Program

Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? If so, please check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. They bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. They select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

In particular, they encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math. They believe bringing together students from many disciplines, backgrounds and parts of the country makes for a more interesting and educational summer experience.

They are accepting applications through February 15, 2017. Please visit their website to find out more (www.mdsg.umd.edu/reu) or email Mike Allen at reu@mdsg.umd.edu.
UMD Study Abroad Fair
Spring 2017

Fearless Terps get out of the classroom! Explore the possibilities and get inspired at the Study Abroad Fair! Break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary in China. Be a social entrepreneur in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic. Develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Spain. Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Think outside your borders and show how fearless Terps are! Meet with Program Directors, College representatives, and advisors to find your perfect program. Find us on February 8th from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom, Stamp!
Summer Field Experiences - Flathead Lake Biological Station, MT 
Since 1899, the Flathead Lake Biological Station of the University of Montana has been offering transformative field ecology courses in spectacular western Montana. 2017 is going to be the best summer yet!
 
Students are already registering online at http://flbs.umt.edu/education/default.aspx.
 
They have nine great courses on offer in both aquatic and terrestrial realms that will be of interest to students ranging from “sophomores-to-be” (Field Ecology) to upperclassmen to early grad students.
 
Here are some relevant pieces of info:
  • many scholarships are available
  • early registration discount (Deadline: January 15, 2017)
  • "buddy program" discount for students who sign up together
  • small classes with great faculty
  • immersive learning featuring field methods as well as interactions with natural resource professionals
  • two new courses for 2017: Aquatic Microbial Ecology & Drones for Water Assessment
  • credits easily transferable to other colleges/universities
Students who have completed a first-year college curriculum involving biology, some chemistry, and some math are eligible for our 5-credit Field Ecology class after which they can take subsequent courses that summer. In any case, students can enroll with permission of instructor so they should contact us if they have questions. 

For more summer session details, see the website at http://flbs.umt.edu/education/default.aspx or access the brochure athttp://flbs.umt.edu/pdfs/FLBS%20Summer%20Session%20Brochure%202017.pdf.
Internship Opportunities
National Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is seeking numerous interns in areas such as Education, Conservation, Animal Rescue, and more! Summer 2017 internship applications are due March 1.

To view internships and to apply, visit:  https://aqua.org/jobs/internships-baltimore
Now hiring: full-time Impact Organizers
Impact, Baltimore, MD


Are you a senior looking for a job where you can learn how to professionally make a difference? Impact is a 2-year training program which runs action campaigns in 25 states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy, and our future.

Impact’s mission is to create the grassroots action, energy, and power that it takes to make an impact on issues that matter. As we head into 2017, they want to make sure they have the strongest team possible to make that happen.

Impact is NOW HIRING for their next team of organizers to begin Fall 2017. Learn more about the job and apply here: bit.ly/ImpactApply

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Andrea Anderson (aanderson@weareimpact.org). She will also be coming to campus in March to hold interviews for students who have applied.
FREE Pre-Law Event
Council on Legal Education Opportunity

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) has numerous events coming up for students interested in Law.  To learn more and to register, visit:  http://connection.cleous.org/washington-dc.html
Capitol Hill Days 2017

Capitol Hill Days 2017 will be held from March 24-27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The weekend includes informational sessions on international reproductive health issues and an interactive advocacy training, which will prepare participants for a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill. Capitol Hill Days is open to anyone, and there is no registration fee. Students are eligible to apply for a travel and housing stipend to cover their costs for the weekend.
 
The deadline to register for our event is Friday, March 10, 2017. To be considered for a stipend to cover travel and housing costs, interested applicants should submit their registration form by February 24, 2017. More information about how to apply can be found on their website.
Internships
Anacostia Watershed Society

The Anacostia Watershed Society has a handful of Spring 2017 internship opportunities.  They are hoping to get some great students from UMD!

To learn more and apply visit:  http://www.anacostiaws.org/about/employment

Monday, December 19, 2016

 
MARYLAND CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
2017 Maryland Summer Scholars Program


The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project. 

For the summer of 2017, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 25 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires extended travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2017, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2017. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2017 awards will be midnight on Tuesday, February 8, 2017. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible. Contact us at
ugresearch@umd.edu with any questions.

Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at: www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current
-summerscholars.html

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research.

Summer research opportunity
American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History hosts two summer
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Site grants - Research in Biology: Evolution and Systematics and research in Physical Sciences: Earth Sciences and Astrophysics.

This year’s REU program will run from May 30 to August 4, 2017.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), offers paid summer internships for qualified undergraduate students to conduct research projects with AMNH scientists in either evolutionary biology or physical sciences. Students receive a generous stipend and living and transportation expenses; housing is provided at nearby Columbia University. In addition to hands-on research, students participate in a series of weekly meetings at which they discuss their research, present informal progress reports, and engage in discussions and seminars regarding scientific research, graduate school, and research career opportunities. At the conclusion, they deliver oral presentations of their work and prepare publication quality research papers.

All REU students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S. Students must be entering or continuing in an Associates or Baccalaureate degree program following this summer internship. As part of the National Science Foundation’s commitment to broadening participation in STEM fields, we especially encourage students who come from community colleges, undergraduate-only institutions, and minority-serving institutions to apply.

To apply:
http://www.amnh.org/our-research/richard-gilder-graduate-school/academics-and-research/fellowship-and-grant-opportunities/undergraduate-fellowships

The application deadline is February 6 2017 for both programs.
 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Job Opportunities
Feed the Future

The Feed the Future is a program of the U.S. government which focuses on improving the agriculture and the standard of living in developing countries. They have a variety of job postings open to support implementation of the U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy.

You can find all opportunities listed here:

https://feedthefuture.gov/lp/opportunities-join-feed-future-team
Internship
Sustainable Agriculture - USDA


Technician & Internship Opportunity
Dr. Mirsky (USDA-ARS Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory; Beltsville, MD) conducts agro-ecological research in conventional and organic field crop production. Research focuses on evaluating cropping system sustainability including agronomic and environmental criteria. Experiments evaluate the role of cover crops and their integration into agro-ecosystems for soil, crop and, weed management.

Student will spend their time during the fall/winter processing plant and soil samples and potentially performing plant tissue, soil and greenhouse gas analysis. Students that demonstrate strong work ethic, good attention to detail, and interest in the research will be encouraged to stay for summer employment. During the summer, we will be monitoring environmental and management effects on soils, crops, and weeds, in organic and sustainable cropping systems. This position offers opportunities to develop the following skills: 1) data management and entry; 2) cash and cover crop biomass harvesting, nondestructive nitrogen stress indicators, processing, and tissue analysis for C and N; 3) soil sampling, processing, and analysis; and 4) weed id and seedbank analysis.

Hours are flexible, we have openings both during spring semester and during the summer. 

For more information about this internship, please send your resume and unofficial transcripts to Ruth.mangum@ars.usda.gov and cc’ steven.mirsky@ars.usda.gov. We are currently reviewing applicants for an unpaid internships for college credits and paid undergraduate technician positions
Now accepting applications
Urban Water Innovation Network

Interested in urban water sustainability?
Want to master the scientific research process?
Like to travel to new places?
 
Look no further!  Join the Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) Undergraduate Research program and you will:
  • Conduct an independent research project by selecting from a variety of disciplines including engineering, social sciences and natural sciences
  • Explore urban water sustainability and transdisciplinary research
  • Spend the summer exploring a new city and college campus, such as Princeton (NJ), FIU (Miami, FL), Texas A&M (College Station, TX), Arizona State (Phoenix, AZ), Michigan State (East Lansing, MI), University of George (Athens, GA), University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) and more!

Apply online by February 15, 2017:  https://erams.com/UWIN/urp/

Program dates: May 31-August 2, 2017
Stipend, food, housing and travel costs covered
Applications Open
Maryland Sea Grant Research Experience for Undergraduates


Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? Check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. They bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. They select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

In particular, this program encourages students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math. They believe bringing together students from many disciplines, backgrounds and parts of the country makes for a more interesting and educational summer experience.

They are accepting applications through February 15. Please visit their website to find out more (www.mdsg.umd.edu/reu).

DETAILS:

- Program Flyer download
http://bit.ly/MDSGREU17
- 12-week program: May 21 to August 13, 2017
- $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution
- Funded by the National Science Foundation and thus limited to US citizens or permanent residents
- Applications due: February 15, 2017
- Application and guidance
http://ww2.mdsg.umd.edu/reu/apply/index.php

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

USDA Forest Service jobs available
Rocky Mountain Region

Temporary and Permanent jobs are available in a variety of occupations such as fire, trails forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archeology and administrative support.

To learn more about these opportunities, visit: 

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd525462.pdf