Sounds like a good opportunity for next summer. Application deadline in two weeks.
We have extended the deadline for applications for the 2014 summer field courses to Nov. 15. These courses are a great opportunity for undergraduates to learn the basics of field biology and to get experience conducting independent research.
Hands on field work … Paid tuition and housing… 3 credits/summer…and get paid $3,500/summer!!
Applications due November 15th!
UNDERC-East: (May 19 – July 25) Spend the summer studying northwoods ecology
and conducting your own research in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
where UNDERC encompasses more than 7500 acres with abundant wildlife, and includes lakes, streams, wetlands, and forests that have been protected for nearly a century.
UNDERC-West: (June 7 – August 15): Spend the summer studying the ecology of an intermountain valley in Montana, learn how Native Americans lived and how this created their environmental awareness, and conduct your own research. Explore more than a million acres on the Flathead Reservation with abundant wildlife, grasslands, montane forests, streams and lakes. (Pre-requisite – UNDERC-East).
These programs promote understanding of field environmental biology and how field research is conducted through 9 – 10 weeks in the field. Applications are accepted from students who will be completing at least their sophomore year at a 4-year college or university. Acceptance is based on past academic performance and a statement of purpose. Preference is given to students pursuing a career in environmental sciences. Four openings are reserved for students of Native American heritage and four openings are reserved for students from Puerto Rico.
Additional information and applications are available online (mcramer) or Dr. Angela Laws, UNDERC-West Assistant Director (alaws). Application deadline is Friday, November 15, 2013 and notification of acceptance will be provided by Friday, December 6, 2013.