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The National Science Foundation funded REU program will take place at the Duke Marine Lab located in Beaufort, NC in coastal Carteret County. Eight students will participate in a 10-week semi-independent research program with faculty mentors in the following general areas: sensory physiology, ecology, and behavior, environmental toxicology, molecular biology and genetics, coastal and estuarine processes. Each student will work with a faculty mentor, develop a research project, present progress and final oral reports and prepare a final written paper. Students will receive housing and meals at the Duke Marine Lab in addition to a stipend and travel allowance. Google “Duke Marine Lab REU” for our website and additional details.
 
Dates: June 3 – August 9, 2013
Application deadline: February 15, 2013
Eligibility: Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S. or its territories, and be a rising sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program. Applications are encouraged from U.S. citizens belonging to groups currently underrepresented in the marine sciences (i.e., Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Latino/Hispanics and Pacific Islanders).
 
To apply: Interested students are required to submit:
  • REU Application
  • Statement of interest- please indicate 1) your area(s) of interest from the list of topics (available on the website), 2) advisor(s) of interest, 3) academic/research preparation for this research area, 4) career plans, 5) usefulness of the REU program for your career objective)
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript
Please submit your application, statement of interest and resume together in one document (in order) and send it to: dukemarinelab@nicholas.duke.edu
Application materials (including transcripts and letters of recommendation) may be sent electronically to the email address above or by mail to:
   REU Coordinator
   Duke University Marine Lab
   135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.
   Beaufort, NC 28516
 
Please check the website for complete program information.
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The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association is offering two positions through its Natural Science Museum during the summer of 2013. Interns will gain valuable experience operating a small science museum, collecting data and organizing logistics for several research projects, assisting with educational programming, and learning about the plants, animals, birds, and geology of Nantucket Island. Ideal candidates have an interest and experience with entomology or ornithology.
 
Qualifications
  • Educational background in biology/ecology or related field
  • At least two (2) years of college experience
  • Comfortable with live animals including non-venomous snakes, insects, and spiders
  • experience working and interacting with the public, both adults and children
Compensation: $2,700 for undergraduates or recent graduates, $3,060 for graduate students. Position includes housing.
Duration: May 29 – August 31, 2013, possible extension possible through September 7
 
To apply, please download application athttp://www.mmo.org/about/internships.html and return it along with your resume, a detailed letter of interest and college transcripts to
Andrew McKenna-Foster
Director of Natural Science
Maria Mitchell Association
4 Vestal Street
Nantucket, MA 02554.
 
Apply no later than February 15, 2013.
Materials or inquiries may be sent by email toamckennafoster@mmo.org or fax to 508-228-1031. For Questions, call508-228-9198

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The CEFS research farm in Goldsboro, NC is looking for summer interns from June 3 to July 26. Interns are expected to be present and engaged in all internship activities five days a week (Monday through Friday, although there may be occasional weekend work) and there will be at least one mandatory field trip.
 
Interns will work alongside CEFS staff and apprentices on a 30-acre organic research, educational and demonstration farm. They will assist with general farm duties including seeding, planting, harvesting, and associated activities involved in animal husbandry. Interns will also work to participate in hands-on research and will attend lectures and discussions two days a week.
 
Duration: 8 weeks
Cost: $600, includes housing, transportation, and 6 credit hours from NC State University
 
To apply, click here.

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