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Research Opportunities for Undergrads

Below is a list of external funding sources and other undergraduate research-related opportunities.  This page is typically updated January-May, to advertise summer positions.

In addition to the opportunities listed below, you may wish to check these additional resources.

Additional places to look for research opportunities are: the Ecolog Listserv (UMD), the Wildlife Jobs board (TAMU), and the Society for Conservation Biology jobs board (ConBio).  They are called “jobs” boards, but they also have a lot of internship-type things that undergrads can apply for.

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  • Gulf Coast Summer Institute (website)
  • US Department of Homeland Security (website)
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Kentucky
  • American Conservation Experience (website)
  • The Mohonk Preserve (website)
  • Conservation and Land Management Internship (website)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (website)
  • Chicago Botanic Garden (website)
  • Chicago Botanic Garden REU (website)
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (website)
  • Oak Ridge National Lab: Climate Change Science (website)
  • National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (website)
  • Nano REU at West Virginia University (website)
  • Mountain Lake Biological Station (website)
  • NASA DEVELOP internship (website)
  • Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (website)
  • Marine Biological Laboratory (website)
  • Institute for Forest, Snow, and Landscape Research
  • GSMNP Vegetation Monitoring & Aquatic Sampling
  • Chicago Botanic Garden website
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • Boise State University website
  • Fordham University Franks Lab or Project Baseline
  • Botanical Society of America website
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens, website
  • CANCELLED: NESCent website
  • Conservation and Land Management Internship Program website
  • University of Queensland website
  • University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury website