Internship off the coast of NH

Hi ES students,

Kate Cavanaugh sends the following info to all of you:

Over the last two summers I worked as the water quality apprentice on Star Island, an island off the coast of New Hampshire that’s trying to improve its sustainability efforts. There are five environmental positions open right now, and my old boss asked me to pass along the link to Gettysburg students. I’m not sure if you have any students still looking for summer internships, but this is an amazing place to get hands on experience in water quality, garden, or compost work (and room and board is free, which is a huge plus). I’ll attach the link, the jobs are listed under the Environmental Services Positions.


Hope everything is going well,


Sarah Principato, Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325




Ecology REU opportunity at Miami University: Accepting applications!

FW by Andy Wilson


The Ecology REU program at Miami University is still accepting applications for positions during the summer of 2017. Please forward this to any students you think might be interested in spending the summer doing research! Below I’ve outlined the program details and benefits that can be easily copy and pasted into an e-mail. Eligible undergraduate students can follow this link to find more information and apply: ecoreu to ask any specific questions.


Patrick Garrett
Graduate Program Assistant
EcoREU Program, Miami University
E-mail: ecoreu

Ecology REU at Miami University for the summer of 2017

Undergraduate students accepted into the program will:

  • Conduct an independent research project with a faculty mentor at Miami University. Research opportunities are available in the lab or field in aquatic or terrestrial environments.
  • Discuss current literature related to their projects with faculty mentors and student peers in clusters related to their project.
  • Attend team-building field trips around the regional Midwest.
  • Take short courses on ethics and professions in ecology and environmental science, and interact with seminars by guest speakers.
  • Participate in field trips illustrating the natural history of Southwestern Ohio.

For more information about our program please visit our website at: ecoreu with any problems, questions, or concerns you may have about our program or the application process.

X-SIG summer research student application

Interested in conducting research over the summer? Consider applying to Gettysburg’s X-SIG summer research program.

Check out the attached list of faculty who are taking on students (you’ll see Andy and Sarah are on the list). If the research looks interesting, discuss your interest with the faculty member and complete the application. The deadline is February 13th.

XSIG Summer Research Application_2017.pdf
Faculty with Summer Research Positions_2017.pdf

Internship Opportunity – Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve in New York City

ES Majors and minors – check out the internship opportunity below!

I am an environmental educator at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve in New York City. I am looking to recruit a Regional Environmental Education intern to serve at my site and at five other State Parks throughout the city. You can see the job description posted here: This position is really great in that it provides a lot of freedom for the intern to explore their interests and to create their own projects. Besides teaching and writing programs, the member could help maintain and design exhibits, care for animals, initiate stewardship projects throughout our 270-acre forest, design interpretive flyers and brochures, monitor the wildlife of the Park, and/or design horticultural installations. I am especially interested in any candidates with an art background.

This position is offered through Student Conservation Association as a 10 month Americorps internship. Housing (rent and utilities) is provided at my site in a historic farmhouse. A driver’s license is required for this position; a state vehicle will be provided for on-the-job travel. A personal vehicle is not required but is highly recommended. Interns are provided a $200/week stipend. Upon completion of the full 10 months, members receive a $5,815 education award that can be used to pay off existing student loans or toward future continuing education. This position is ideal for anyone who has just graduated, possibly in December. We have another 10 month intern who will be starting in a few days. The start date for this position will be February 13th but move-in will be within the week before.

Thank you for your time and your help.


Emily Becker

Environmental Educator I

P: 718-605-3970 ext. 201

E: emily.becker

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation

Nature Interpretive Center

2351 Veterans Rd W

Staten Island, NY 10309

Undergraduate Summer Science Internship Program Aimed at Diversity Offered in Woods Hole

Undergraduate Summer Science Internship Program Aimed at Diversity Offered in Woods Hole
Program Dates June 3 – August 12, 2017

The Partnership Education Program (PEP), a project supported by six science institutions in Woods Hole, Mass., is seeking applicants for a 10-week summer program that combines undergraduate course work with research in marine and environmental science.

Launched in 2009, PEP is designed to promote a diverse scientific community by recruiting talent from minority groups that are under-represented in marine and environmental sciences.

PEP completed its eighth summer in 2016, hosting 15 students from 13 different colleges and universities. Ten of the colleges and universities were new to the program, bringing the total to 77 colleges and universities, including 23 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and/or Minority Serving Institutions, and 121 students who have participated in PEP since 2009.

The Partnership Education Program is designed for college students, with priority given to entering juniors and seniors, majoring in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics, engineering, or geosciences and earth system sciences) who have had some course work in oceanography, biology, or marine and/or environmental science. The program includes a four-week course and research internships lasting six to ten weeks.

PEP students live together on the Sea Education Association campus and participate in group career building activities such as seminars, workshops, field trips, and at-sea experiences. They also attend lectures at participating science institutions throughout the summer, and participate in local community activities.

The 2017 PEP program will run June 3 (travel day June 2) through August 12. The PEP course, “Ocean and Environmental Sciences: Global Climate Change,” is offered for credit through the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and runs from June 6 to July 1.

The course is taught in Woods Hole by research scientists from local science institutions. PEP students will conduct research projects that employ some of the techniques and explore some of the issues presented in the course. At the end of the program in mid-August, the students will present results from their research in a 20-minute public presentation during a one-day PEP seminar.

The 2017 program will cover tuition and room and board, as well as provide a travel allowance and a stipend. Deadline for applications is February 17, 2017. The 2017 PEP Class will be announced in mid-March.

Application information and reports on previous programs are available on the Woods Hole PEP website (

PEP welcomes applications from students of all backgrounds. Students from groups under-represented in marine and environmental sciences are especially encouraged to apply – this includes African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian Pacific Island, and Alaska Native students.

PEP is a project of the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative. Participating institutions are: NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Marine Biological Laboratory, Sea Education Association, United States Geological Survey, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Woods Hole Research Center. The Woods Hole Diversity Initiative’s primary academic partner is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

For further information, contact PEP Director George Liles at NOAA Fisheries Service ( or 508-495-2318) or Dr. Paulinus Chigbu at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore ( or 410-621-3034).

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NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Join us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and our other social media channels.

Sarah Principato, Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325



2017 Summer REU Program at Virginia Institute of Marine Science

This is a great program!

FW by Andy Wilson>>>>

The REU Site program for Coastal Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) invites applicants to apply for a 10 week summer research experience that places 12 undergraduates with faculty mentors. Internships are available in many areas of marine science, including marine biology and ecology; biological, geological, chemical, and physical oceanography; environmental science; fisheries; and resource management. Participants will receive a summer stipend and food allowance. Accommodations in the dorms at the College of William & Mary are provided, as well as transportation between the campuses.

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, located in Gloucester Point, Virginia, is one of the largest coastal and estuarine science institutions in the world, with more than 55 faculty and a graduate student body of more than 85. VIMS houses state-of-the-art oceanographic instrumentation and analytical facilities, a large fleet of coastal research vessels, a world-class marine science library, and is within close proximity to a variety of habitats ranging from freshwater tributaries to the coastal ocean.

During the summer students will meet every week for a seminar that features a guest speaker discussing topics such as: Scientific Reading, Writing and Peer Review; How to Apply to Graduate School: Tips from the Faculty Who Read the Files; Alternatives to Life in Academia: A Panel Discussion; How to Give an Effective Scientific Presentation; and Ethics in Science. Other group activities include 3 field trips. We traverse the coastal plain environment, from a freshwater system that feeds into the Chesapeake Bay, through the estuary proper and out to the Atlantic Ocean along the shoreface of the Delmarva Peninsula. When we travel to the VIMS Wachapreague Laboratory on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, we spend a full day exploring nearly pristine coastal habitats, including an open coast beach on a barrier island, mud flat, salt marsh, and oyster reef. During a research cruise in the York River estuary aboard the VIMS research vessel Bay Eagle, there will be opportunities to try state-of-the-art oceanographic instrumentation, to pull in a trawl net full of fish and crabs, and to learn a bit about vessel navigation. When we kayak the tidal freshwater reaches of the Chesapeake Bay, expect to see an abundance of wildlife and learn how land-use practices in the watershed affect the local estuary and coastal ocean.

Application deadline is February 10, 2017.

Complete information about the program is available by visiting

Specific questions can be directed to Jennifer Dreyer at intern or jcdrey

Thank you,

Jenny Dreyer

Jennifer Dreyer
Research Manager

VIMS REU Program Coordinator
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
PO Box 1346 (mailing)

1375 Greate Rd. (shipping)
Gloucester Point, VA 23062
Email: jcdrey
Phone: (804) 684-7903