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Paid Undergraduate Summer Research Internship in Plant Biology and Climate Change Research


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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
The DaRin Butz Undergraduate Research Internship Program at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a 10-week paid internship conducting plant biology and climate change research. The internship program is VIRTUAL this year, but if the situation allows, there will be an on-site component at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, MA for the last 1-2 weeks of the program.

Participants will conduct research with their chosen adviser on a project relating to the discipline of the adviser/student. DaRin Butz Interns will not only conduct research, but will also develop their project with their advisors and be guided through the process of sharing their research through written reports and oral presentations, an important component of scientific research. Interns will participate in activities with the other DaRin Butz Interns, including a weekly reading group.

Any undergraduate student who is enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of application is welcome to apply. We encourage applications from groups under-represented in the sciences. An excellent academic record and participation in a wide range of campus activities are highly regarded, but not the sole criteria for the selection process.

The DaRin Butz Foundation Research Internship Program pays a stipend of $4500 for the ten-week period. Depending on the coronavirus situation, interns will be on-site at the Arboretum for the last one to two weeks of the program, if allowed by state, local, and university regulations and restrictions. Interns will be reimbursed for travel (up to $500 for domestic travel and $750 for international travel) and provided a shared room in local college housing facilities.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 3/1/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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Harvard University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biology
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Physiology
Plant Sciences

Keywords:
Air Quality
Biodiversity
Botany
Cellular & Molecular Imaging
Climate Change
Ecosystem Science
Evolutionary Biology
Integrative Biology
Population Ecology

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