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Summer REU Opportunity focused on Global Change Ecology

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We are excited to invite applications from undergraduate students to participate in a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on global change ecology. These internships are available as remote or in-person opportunities at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center located in Edgewater, MD (10 miles south of Annapolis).

Summer interns will work closely with SERC scientists and staff to explore environmental science and education, complete a student-driven research project, participate in a variety of professional development and social activities, produce a short video, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program. Participating mentors conduct research in a variety of complementary fields, such as conservation ecology, biogeochemistry, invasion studies, marine biodiversity, fisheries conservation, plant ecology, molecular ecology, marine disease ecology, ocean acidification, photobiology, microbiology, quantitative ecology, and terrestrial ecology. There are also opportunities in science writing and citizen science.

Support: Participants will receive a weekly stipend of $625. Limited on-campus housing is available. Financial assistance for travel to and from Edgewater, MD will be provided.

Please visit our website to learn more about eligibilty and to appy!

Application Deadline: 11/15/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) (Lead)
Smithsonian Institution

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Crop & Soil Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Plant Sciences
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems

Citizen Science
Climate Change
Coastal Ecosystems
Ecosystem Science
Environmental Change
Global Ecology
Invasive Species
Plant Ecology
Watershed Sciences

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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