Tropical Ecology and Evolution Undergraduate Internship

Tropical Ecology and Evolution Undergraduate Internship

Program: Tropical Ecology and Evolution Undergraduate Internship
Entity: The Ramírez Lab – North Carolina State University
Location: Río Grande, P.R.
Deadline: February 15, 2023

“Students work on a research project under the advice of a faculty mentor. Students also participate in seminars and workshops on data analysis and presentation, and scientific techniques (e.g., stream studies, population measurements). Overall, the program’s goal is to positively impact student careers by providing them with the tools needed to conduct scientific research in any area of science, with emphasis on Tropical Ecology and Evolution, and by stressing the impact that scientists could have in our society if they take active roles.”

The program will offer students the opportunity to have hands-on experience in fields such as:
– Ecological responses to disturbance.
– Aquatic Insect Ecology.
– Chironomidae Ecology.
– Plant Population Ecology and Invasive Species Biology.
– Wetland and Riparian Ecology.
– Community responses to disturbance.
– Stream Ecology and Conservation.

– US citizenship or permanent residency.
– Be an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor degree at a college or university during the summer.
– Interest in pursuing graduate studies in ecology or evolution.
– If selected, work full-time in our program, participating in all activities, for 10 weeks during summer (including weekends).
– Be a sophomore or higher with a GPA over 3.0.
– Submit the following: a three-part short essay describing your academic goals, past experiences, and how your professional career would benefit from participating in our summer program; two letters of recommendation; and a selection of three possible mentors / areas of research (listed in the webpage).

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