Month: January 2015

Minorities in Marine and Environmental Sciences (MIMES) Program – Apply by March 13th

Program Overview

Description

The Marine Resources Division of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the cooperation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-NOAA) and state agencies is offering undergraduate minority science students internship positions at the Marine Resources Center on James Island (near Charleston), South Carolina. The 12-week program will be administered by staff of the Marine Resources Division (MRD) of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). Research mentors and class instructors will be drawn from MRD staff at the Marine Resources Research Institute (MRRI), as well as from the College of Charleston (CofC), Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML), Center for Coastal Ecosystem Health and Bio-molecular Research (CCEHBR) – (NOS/NOAA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), all situated within the Marine Resources Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Students will be offered a supportive yet challenging scientific experience: they will engage with scientific mentors to design and complete their own rigorous scientific project, take classes, participate in field work, present their work to peers, and have the chance to meet successful minority scientists.

In the spring (March-April) of 2015, students will be selected to work for 12 weeks (May 18, 2015 – August 7, 2015) in Charleston, SC as paid internships, with financial support for stipends, travel, housing, and research project supplies provided by NSF. Applications will be accepted from science majors who have at least a 2.5 GPA in their major courses (2.0 overall). College transcripts and letters of recommendation from two professors are required. Applicants must provide written statements of fields of interest and goals. Students will be evaluated via scheduled telephone interviews and the information presented in their applications. Mentors experienced in various fields of marine, environmental and coastal ocean science (including chemistry, marine biology, marine policy, toxicology, microbiology, fisheries science, marine, estuarine and wetland ecology) will assist interns in completing independent research projects. Students will develop their research project, while learning scientific problem solving, writing and presentation skills. At the conclusion of the program, students will complete written reports and make oral presentations of their summer research. Participants will also receive classroom instruction on topics that will assist them with completion of their research and presentations.

Applications will be accepted from science majors who have at least a 2.5 GPA in their major courses (2.0 overall).

Applicants must provide:

In addition to the MIMES program, other undergraduate research opportunities are available.

University at Albany Summer Research Program – Applications due February 28th

The University at Albany Summer Research Program (UASRP) is accepting applications!

http://www.albany.edu/oaae/uasrp.shtml

Program Description:

UASRP is a paid eight week summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants with the opportunity to work with outstanding faculty and staff from across the Capital District. For example the University at Albany, Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics, Pharmaceutical Research Institute Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany Medical College, New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center, Albany Stratton V A Medical Center and SUNY Polytechnic Institute.  In addition we offer weekly workshops and programs that encourage continued discover of STEM fields. Scholars present their research at the Buffalo McNair Conference and the University at Albany Symposium.

Start Date:  June 14 – August 1, 2015

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and underrepresented or economically disadvantaged
  • Must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Have completed at least two (2) semesters of college or have advanced standing

Benefits:

  • Room and Board included with meal plan
  • Stipend
  • Bus transportation to site

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2015

Note: Participants may not take courses during UASRP Sessions.

University at Buffalo ERIE-REU – Apply by February 27

ERIE-REU

http://www.erie.buffalo.edu/REU.php

The Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE) REU at the University at Buffalo (UB) is a ten-week program running from May to August.   ERIE-REU participants are involved in one of a variety of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects that promote student interactions with multiple investigators within the theme of ecosystem restoration. Combining laboratory and field experimentation with mathematical modeling and simulation, research focuses in three areas: restoration of groundwater resources; restoration of lakes, rivers, and aquatic systems; and engineering for sustainability.

Highlights of the ERIE-REU program

  • An original research project with one or multiple faculty members;
  • Development workshops in environmental and professional ethics, research methods, and techniques for data analysis;
  • Social activites and field trips to learn about ecosystem restoration efforts in the lower Great Lakes and the environment of western NY. Past trips have included Niagara Falls State Park, Letchworth State Park, Love Canal, and the Buffalo waterfront;
  • Opportunity to disseminate research results through oral and poster presentations at a culminating research symposium.

In addition to the research experience, UB’s ERIE-REU students receive a $5,000 stipend and housing in a newly constructed LEED-certified student complex.

Eligibility

Students must be available to fully participate in the program for the entire 10 weeks plus a required three-day orientation.  The research program requires a full-time commitment.  To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled as undergraduate students in a college program through fall of the following year (graduating seniors cannot be accepted). Vist the “How to Apply” page for more information.

ITEP Student Summer Internship Program – Apply by February 27

Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program
Since 1994, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has offered student summer internships for Native American and other college students with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This program provides the opportunity for students to gain hands-on skills with EPA or other governmental and tribal environmental offices.

Learn about previous internships.

The internship is designed to give current college students an opportunity to:

  • Assist EPA/Tribal agencies with environmental issues.
  • Acquire new skills in a work environment.
  • Gain actual experience while contributing to a project.
  • Earn $3,232 during the eight-week experience.
  • Receive a housing allowance.
  • Receive a travel allowance.

Eligible students must meet the following:

  • Be a US Citizen.
  • Possess at valid driver’s license.
  • Be a full-time student during Spring 2015 (12 hrs undergrad, 9 hrs grad) with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Be majoring in an environmental or related field like science, engineering, planning, policy, law, management, political science, anthropology, health, etc and have an interest in pursuing an environmental career upon graduating from college.
  • Possess proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have a strong interest in working with Native American tribes or projects benefiting Native American tribes.

Application Process:

  • Submit an online application
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit two recommendations
  • Submit your unofficial college transcript(s)
  • Submit a one-page essay on your interest in environmental careers and working on tribal air quality issues.

Potential Intern Host Sites for Summer 2015:

Several potential host sites are available for your review and consideration. Eleven of these host sites will be filled based on student interests and successfully matching student skills to the host site needs. There are two general categories of host sites for students to consider. One general category is technical and education. The other general category is policy.

When students are providing their preferences, we recommend they consider the project description and the skills needed as the most important consideration, with location of the host site as a secondary consideration. The ITEP staff will consider student input when making offers to the students, as well as a good fit between student skills and host site needs.

Return after February 1, 2015 to provide your input for preferred host sites.

Please submit your documents by email, mail, or fax:
Email documents to: Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu

Mail or fax documents to:
ITEP-EEOP Internship Program
PO Box 5768
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Fax: 928/523-1280

Application Deadline: February 27, 2015.

Selection Process:
The intern selection process will begin in February 28, 2015. The EEOP staff will select two or three applicants for each host site. The intern applicants will be rated based on the following:

  • Quality of the application packet;
  • Interest in environmental careers as demonstrated by the essay and school transcripts, work, volunteer, and school activities;
  • Interest in tribal communities and issues as demonstrated by the essay and work, volunteer, and school activities;
  • Match to the skills and interests requested by the host site.

The host site staff will review the applications and conduct telephone interviews with the potential interns. The host office will make the final selection.

Selected Interns:
The intern will work at the host site but will be an employee of Northern Arizona University (NAU). The EEOP staff will work with the selected students to arrange travel, housing and payroll. Students will be paid by NAU and payment is based on students completing a 8 week, 40 hour per week internship.

Earning Academic Credits

Northern Arizona University does not offer academic credits for the ITEP-EEOP internship, however we will cooperate with any department or college that is willing to award academic credit for the internship. Be sure to review our program with your department to make sure it meets their requirements.

Mail applications to:
ITEP-EEOP Internship Program
PO Box 5768
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5768
Physical address:
Peterson Hall
Bldg. 22 Rm 107
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

 

Contacts: Mansel Nelson, EEOP Program Coordinator, Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu, Phone: 928/523-1275.

CDC Summer Graduate Environmental Health Internship – Apply by Feb. 25th

Overview

2012 Graduate Environmental Health internsEnvironmental health is the discipline that focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters a safe and healthful environment. The health of the public is affected by the environments that surround us; from the air we breathe and the water we use to the places we work and the neighborhoods we live in. The interaction between the environment and human health is intrinsically linked. This is where the field of environmental health plays a part and is where you, the graduate student, can make a difference.
The Graduate Environmental Health program (GEH) is a paid ten week summer internship available for graduate students with majors or interests deemed to be in support of environmental health missions at NCEH/ATSDR. During the program interns will be assigned to projects that utilize the skills they’ve acquired through graduate studies and personal experiences. Interns will also be able to take advantage of lecture series and other opportunities offered at the CDC.

The number of intern positions is dependent on funds available. Interns will receive a monthly stipend at a rate of ~$780/week while participating in this program. The stipend will be deposited at the end of each month, so keep in mind the first paycheck will be at the end of June. The mission of the internship is to offer selected students a broad overview of environmental health at the federal level and to foster an interest in environmental health as a career. Applicants should have a passion for the environment and an eagerness to learn about the environment’s link to human health.

photo of smiling interns

Application

The application period for the 2015 Graduate Environmental Health program internship will open in mid- October; please stay tuned for more details.

  • Application opens: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
  • Program notifies applicant of selection: Friday, March 27, 2015
  • Selected applicant acceptance deadline: Friday, April 3, 2015
  • Internship dates: June 10 – August 14, 2015

Note: CDC has partnered with The Department of Energy (DOE)/Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the implementation of this program. CDC will review applications and make final award selections.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. US Citizen or Permanent Resident with green card
  2. Currently enrolled full-time graduate student in a degree granting program from which a degree has not been conferred at the time of the internship.
  3. Interests and/or studies that are applicable to the field of environmental health
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  5. Proof of health insurance

Note: Students graduating in Spring 2015 will not be accepted to this program.

Stipend

Interns will be provided a stipend of approximately $750 per week. Please note this stipend is delivered on a monthly basis, at the end of each month. Therefore, you will not receive your first paycheck until the last day of June. Travel to Atlanta will be the student’s responsibility. Potential housing options will be provided in advance, though interns will be expected to make their own arrangements for housing and transportation. For potential housing options please visit program’s housing and transportation page.

Other Important Information

If you are an undergraduate environmental health major in a program accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)External Web Site Icon please consider applying for the Summer Program in Environmental Health SUPEH internship program. If you are an undergraduate (any major) interested in Environmental health, please consider applying for theCollegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) program.

CDC Summer Program in Environmental Health – Apply by February 11th

Applications are now being accepted until February 11, 2015, for a 10-week summer environmental internship for students majoring in Environmental Health.

Read about the program in Putting Theory into Practice – CDC’s Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH).[PDF – 508 KB]

Hear from four 2011 SUPEH interns about their experiences in Environmental Health Internship Essentials.[PDF – 208 KB]

Program Description

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH) is a paid 10-week internship for undergraduate students majoring in environmental health in a program accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC). Interns participate in activities with the Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB) of CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH).

2013 SUPEH interns attending an Environmental Health in Emergency Response (EHTER) course.

2013 SUPEH interns lead an Environmental Health in Emergency Response (EHTER) training module for fellow interns.

Over the summer, interns explore many aspects of environmental public health. Interns gain environmental health experience and an understanding of environmental health work at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.

Interns collaborate with federal employees working in the environmental health field and develop mentoring relationships. Interns also shadow senior officials and scientists, spend time in local public health departments, and travel to important environmental health sites in the city of Atlanta and beyond. Interns also attend brown-bag lunches with CDC staff to discuss environmental health topics and make presentations at CDC staff meetings. CDC’s extensive lecture and seminar program is available to interns as well.

SUPEH interns and interns in the Collegiate Leaders for Environmental Health (CLEH) program attend many summer activities together. (Note: eligibility for the CLEH program differs from that of SUPEH. The SUPEH internship offers project work opportunities for students with existing experience in environmental health.)

Stipend

SUPEH interns receive a monthly stipend at a rate of  approximately $600 per week to assist with living expenses. This internship is facilitated through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. This stipend is delivered on a monthly basis at the end of each month. Interns will not receive their first paychecks until the last day of June.

All interns are responsible for the cost of travel to and from Atlanta and for housing and transportation during the internship. Information about student housing options can be found on the CLEH Housing and Transportation page.

Information about things to do in Atlanta can also be found on the CLEH website.

Eligibility

SUPEH Intern conducting a land use assessment

Abby Boorstin, 2010 SUPEH intern, conducting a land-use assessment with a metro Atlanta area health department.

SUPEH eligibility requirements:

  • Environmental health major in a program accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).
  • U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident with green card.
  • Full-time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior, senior, or graduate student. Students must be returning to school to complete degree requirements at the end of their internship OR the internship must serve as needed academic credit to complete degree requirements.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Other Important Information

  • The internship must be accepted in the summer it is offered. Internships will not be deferred.
  • Participation in the summer internship program, or acceptance of an award/stipend in connection with such participation, neither commits nor infers commitment to later employment by the participant, CDC, or the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
  • All summer interns are considered guest researchers. As such, interns are subject to CDC regulations governing visiting scientists, guest researchers, and other professionals. These regulations determine access to CDC campuses and confirm an applicant’s eligibility for the internship.
  • Participation in the program is contingent on the applicant’s ability to obtain the proper security clearances.
  • All applicants are subject to a criminal records check and other background investigations conducted by the U.S. government. These inquiries develop information to assess various factors about the applicant, including reliability, trustworthiness, honesty, integrity, character, conduct, and loyalty to the United States.
  • Each intern is responsible for payment of income taxes and is advised to become familiar with the relevant sections of the Internal Revenue Code and other applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • All interns must have current health insurance coverage acceptable in the state of Georgia.
  • All applicants must be fluent in the English language.

To learn more about SUPEH intern activities while based in EHSB, see our SUPEH About Us page.

CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health – Apply by January 28th

CLEH - globe in a drop of water on a leaf

This is a paid 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.

The link between the environment and health is aptly referred to as “environmental health.” Environmental health as a discipline focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters safe and healthy living. This branch of public health is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health.

Environmental health professionals engage in a broad and exciting range of activities—basic and applied research, surveillance and tracking, direct health protection efforts such as disaster preparedness and response, health education, patient care, policy support, and more. For students interested in the environment, health, or both, few fields are more fascinating.

Interns will be placed in environmental health programs at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) at CDC in Atlanta, GA (please note, the CDC has multiple locations in Atlanta and CLEH interns will be reporting to CDC’s Chamblee Campus and not CDC’s Roybal campus (the main CDC campus)). Over the course of the summer, interns will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level.

Interns will participate in a comprehensive program including environmental health project assignments, interaction with federal officials and scientists, and visits to important environmental health sites in and around Atlanta. Other activities include “brown-bag” lunches with CDC staff, as well as attending lectures from prominent environmental health leaders in the Atlanta area. In addition, interns will be able to attend the many seminars offered by CDC during the summer.

Application

The application period for the 2015 Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health internship will open in mid-October; please stay tuned for more details.

  • Application deadline: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
  • Notification to intern of acceptance: Friday, March 13, 2015
  • Acceptance of internship offer by student and initiation of paperwork: Friday, March 20, 2015
  • Internship dates:Wednesday, June 10, 2015 – Friday, August 14, 2015

Note: CDC has partnered with The Department of Energy (DOE)/Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the implementation of this program. CDC will review applications and make final award selections.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. US citizenship or Permanent Resident with a green card
  2. Full time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2015
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and
  4. An academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in environmental studies, environmental, physical, biological chemical and/or social sciences (if applicants are not majoring in one of these areas they can make the case for why their major or interests are applicable to this internship in essay #2)

Note: Seniors graduating in Spring 2015 will not be accepted to this program.

If you are an undergraduate student majoring in environmental health in a program accredited by theNational Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)External Web Site Icon you should apply for the Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH).

Stipend

Interns will be provided a stipend of approximately $600 per week. Please note this stipend is delivered on a monthly basis, at the end of each month. Therefore, you will not receive your first paycheck until the last day of June. Travel to Atlanta will be the student’s responsibility. Potential housing options will be provided in advance, though interns will be expected to make their own arrangements for housing and transportation. For potential housing options please visit program’s housing and housing and transportation page.

Other Important Information

  1. Commitment on the part of the participant, CDC, or ORISE with regard to later employment is neither implied, nor should it be inferred by the offer or acceptance of an award
  2. Health-insurance is a prerequisite and mandatory for all participants
  3. Deferrals of the internship will not be allowed
  4. All participants are considered guest researchers and are subject to CDC regulations governing visiting scientists, engineers, other professionals, and students to determine their access to the hosting venue and eligibility for an internship
  5. As a guest researcher, each participant is responsible for payment of income taxes and is advised to become familiar with the relevant sections of the current tax codes
  6. Participation in the program is contingent upon the individual’s ability to obtain the proper security clearance
  7. All applicants will be subject to a criminal records check and other background investigations conducted by the U.S. Government. These inquiries are conducted to develop information to assess various factors about the applicant, including reliability, trustworthiness, honesty, integrity, character, conduct and loyalty to the United States

Cornell University LSAMP REU – Apply by Feb. 15th

   

CU LSAMP REU is a summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest through weekly luncheons.

Undergraduate students, interested in gaining a deeper understanding in an engineering-related field, have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week duration under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research mentor. Through this one-on-one partnership, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. CU LSAMP REU was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented students.

7 June – 7 August 2015

Application Deadline February 15th

Benefits


CU LSAMP REU offers participants:

  • Approximately 10 weeks of research (June 1- August 8)
  • A research stipend of $4,000
  • A round-trip travel stipend up to $300 for students living outside of Ithaca, NY
  • A double room in a residential hall
  • A campus bus pass or a campus parking pass
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computer/study lounges, etc.


Further, CU LSAMP REU participants have the opportunity to:

  • Develop a meaningful research agenda and conduct research with a faculty research mentor
  • Present a scientific research talk
  • Design a research poster and discuss their poster presentation of their research at a symposium on campus
  • Submit a written report at the end of the summer research activity that may lead to a publication

Interested students are highly encouraged to view the Frequently Asked Questions to gain more insight about the program.

Participant Eligibility:

  • Participants of CU LSAMP REU must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and African American, Hispanic/Latino(a), American Indian/Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Have completed at least two semesters of college by the start of the Summer Research Program
  • Have at least two semesters remaining of their undergraduate education at the start of the summer program
  • Majoring in a STEM discipline

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 Diversity Programs in Engineering
146 Olin Hall, Cornell University |  Ithaca, NY 14853

607.255.6403 | dpeng@cornell.edu

University of Minnesota Summer Undergraduate Research Programs – Apply by Feb. 15th

UMN MRSEC

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Summer Research Programs available through the UMN MRSEC:

These 10-week summer programs provide outstanding educational and research experience in materials science and engineering to faculty and students from undergraduate institutions. Benefits to undergraduate participants include:

  • $5000 stipend; food, housing, and travel paid
  • Independent research project
  • Professional development activities: oral and poster presentation practice, scientific ethics, GRE prep
  • Hands-on access to world-class instrumentation facilities
  • Visits to industrial partners and academic/national labs
  • Travel grants for post-participation conference attendance
  • Weekly seminar series
  • Exposure to wide variety of research projects and diverse participant base
  • Meet with Admission/Transfer Counselors

The REU, American Indian, and Faculty/Student Team programs will begin June 1 and end August 7, 2015.

MRSEC faculty represent six departments within the College of Science and Engineering which makes the MRSEC uniquely able to match students from varying backgrounds with appropriate faculty mentors and research projects.

Participating Departments: Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Students in all STEM majors are encouraged to apply.

Additional information and applications for all of our programs can be found on our web site at http://www.mrsec.umn.edu/EHR/SummerResearch.php. All applications and application materials should be submitted electronically through our web site. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Phil Engen
Education & Outreach Director
Materials Research Science & Engineering Center
University of Minnesota
435 Amundson Hall
421 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
mrsecehr@umn.edu
Phone: 612-626-0798
Fax: 612-626-7805

WNY Prosperity Scholarship Program – Applications due Feb. 5th

ANNOUNCING:  Western New York Prosperity Scholarship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs:
Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York | Application Deadline: Thurs., February 5, 2015

All students will be awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support will be awarded during the academic year, support will vary in size and may be up to $25,000 depending on a student’s unmet financial need.  This scholarship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Architecture and Planning.

§  current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;

§  should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;

§  have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy;

§  complete the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you can file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.

For full details, visit the scholarship website at http://academies.buffalo.edu/wnyprosperity/index.php