2013 REU program at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC

From: Katie Wood [mailto:katie.wood@duke.edu]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:57 PM
To: msec@duke.edu
Subject: 2013 REU program at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC

Please help spread the word about the Duke Marine Lab’s 2013 REU program in Coastal and Marine Sciences. A pdf of the announcement is attached and pasted below. Please let me know if you have questions.


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

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 (available at www.dukemarinelab.net/programs/undergraduate/reu.html)

·         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:

(Or Google “Duke Marine Lab REU”)

Katie Wood

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Duke University Marine Laboratory

135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.

Beaufort, NC 28516



Job: environmental Media Internship in Denmark

Hi folks,

Here’s a neat environmental media opportunity with Greenpeace.


| Author: Soenke_Lorenzen
| Title: Media Analysis Internship
Amsterdam, Netherlands – Closing Date: 30 November 2012

Recently graduated in communication/media studies or journalism? Greenpeace International is offering *four *positions in its Communications Department internship programme. We are looking for brilliant new talent, fresh from college/university or a similar experience to join us for a six month internship *from **February**/March 2013 to July/August 2013 in Amsterdam*.
You will help support media strategy and network building, to inspire and mobilise millions of people to save the planet. There are currently four intern positions with a special skills focus on Media Analysis.

Skills and Requirements

* Have good written English and preferably good command of another language
* Love working in a multi-cultural environment,
* Be comfortable promoting an idea and defending an argument,
* Be good at multi-tasking,
* And be willing to learn new skills, and share your skills with others.
* Interest in and awareness of environmental issues

Tasks for Media Analysis Interns

* Reporting media (and social media) statistics
* Quantitative and qualitative (social) media analysis
* Media trends research
* Create internal news briefings
* Aggregation and coding of media coverage
* Reporting web performance statistics

You will spend roughly 50 percent of your time on the tasks above and related work in the department. For the rest of your time, you will work together as a team on your own media analysis project. You will plan and execute the projects during your internship.

Conditions and How to Apply
Greenpeace International internships are full-time positions (up to 40 hours per week). Our internships are meant for recent graduates who have completed their studies less than 1 year ago. This internship lasts six months and remuneration is via a modest monthly honorarium. Due to the short notice of this announcement, only EU nationals and those with a valid work permit for The Netherlands are asked to apply. The interns will have to take out health insurance before starting the internship.
Due to the volume of applicants we regret we are unable to respond to individual queries. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the date of your application, we regret that you have not been short-listed for further consideration.
Please send a cover letter with links to relevant work you have done, and your CV to soenke.lorenzen@greenpeace.org [1] before 30th of November 2012.
*Applications without cover letter will not be considered.*


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5 scholarships for STEM policy

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Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:53 AM
To: Sarah Principato
Subject: 5 scholarships for STEM policy

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Just Announced:

5 Scholarships to attend the

2013 Women & Science/

Technology Policy Seminar

January 7-11 | Washington, D.C.

Hosted by: The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)

Apply for a scholarship and join student leaders from across the country.

Apply  by 11:59 pm, December 5, 2012.

Students visit the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

PLEN offers need-based scholarships to college women
interested in learning about how innovations in STEM fields
impact public policy in our nation’s capitol.

Students who apply for the scholarship also qualify for a free travel voucher,
courtesy of Southwest Airlines, the official airlines of PLEN.


Visit our website at www.plen.org for more information and online registration.
View last year’s seminar schedule.


Qualify to fly free to D.C. when you apply for a PLEN scholarship

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Hear from former PLEN students about how their experience in DC shaped their career goals.

Registration deadline
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summer programs

Hi ES Students,

If you feel cold, start thinking about summer!! For a neat search on summer research programs, check out the link below.  Talk to your ES advisor about these programs— some of them are very competitive.  We have had many ES students participate in summer research with ES faculty and with REU programs. Check it out. 




We are reaching out to faculty and staff and enlisting your help in getting information on funded programs to your colleagues and/or your students who may be considering undergrad summer research and/or applying to graduate school. Please announce these opportunities in any classes or at presentations you may be making, and forward or print/ post the flyer attached in this email –as you deem appropriate.

Here are links to specific portals for students:

For Undergraduates: <http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.asp>

Paid Summer 2013 Undergrad Research Placements (still being updated):

Over 800 programs — REU and other summer research opportunities for undergrads

Sarah Principato, Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325



Green Career Opportunity: Environment America

ES Alum seeks fellows for Environment America.  See below!

Environment America Jobs

To apply: Interested students should send their resume to Mary Kate Ranii at mkranii@pennenvironment.org

Work for a green future: Apply to be an Environment America fellow 

Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values.

Environment America

Environment America works to advance the environmental vision and values we share—clean energy, clean water, wilderness and wildlife protection, healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and more. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists and allies and affiliates in 29 states, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them.  The results of our work include more solar and wind power in 22 states, caps on global warming pollution in six states and a regional cap on global warming pollution from power plants in 10 states, bans on plastic bags in more than 50 cities, better-protected parks, and stronger protections for our waterways.


Today, we face many environmental problems. Temperatures are soaring, forests are burning, and sea levels are rising. Factory farms and other polluters have created massive biological dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay. Mining, logging, budget cuts and other threats plague our national and state parks.


Fighting for the environment is the challenge of a lifetime. You need to start somewhere. But where?


Environment America fellows

As an Environment America fellow, you’ll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. The work you’ll do will matter, and be essential to our success from day one. 


Learn by doing

Working with our senior staff, you’ll plan and run grassroots campaigns, lobby lawmakers, publish op-eds, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings, run citizen outreach campaigns, identify new members, raise money, recruit and manage staff and much more. 


Gain the experience you need to lead

After two years, you’ll have participated in a rigorous training, gained invaluable hands-on experience, taken on more responsibility than you thought possible, and made a difference on issues that matter day-in and day-out. And, best of all, you’ll be ready to become a lead advocate, a lead organizer or a state director with Environment America or one of our state affiliates. You might even start a new state affiliate or launch a new program.


To learn more and apply

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume to Mary Kate Ranii: mkranii@pennenvironment.org

Or, if you were prefer to find out more information and apply online, click here.

REU- Northern Ecosystems Research

Hi ES students,

A summer REU program Northern Ecosystems Research in Sweden and UNH.


See below for details.



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Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:36:54 -0500

From: Ruth Varner <ruth.varner@unh.edu>

To: Eswn@web3.acd.ucar.edu

Subject: [Eswn] NERU – Northern Ecosystems Research for Undergraduates

                program – applications due December 1

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Hi All,

I wanted to let you know about our second year of the NERU NSF REU program. NERU is a partnership between UNH and the Abisko Scientific Research Station, Abisko, Sweden. The participants spend 3 weeks at UNH planning for research related to the impact of climate change on northern ecosystems. They will then spend four weeks in northern Sweden completing this research and will spend the remaining 3 weeks at UNH analyzing samples and data. The nine participants from last year are all presenting at AGU in a few weeks. The program supports all travel, housing and per diem during the 10 weeks and offers a stipend to the students. Our website has links to last years research projects and details on the program both at UNH and in Sweden.


Please encourage any undergraduate students you know to apply!



Ruth K. Varner

Research Associate Professor

Earth Systems Research Center

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space University of New Hampshire Rm 450 Morse Hall Durham, NH 03824

Phone: 603-862-0853

Fax: 603-862-0188

Sarah Principato, Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325