College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Summer 2010 Opportunities

January 21, 2010

Click on the link below for more information about:
1. mcbUSA's Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Now Accepting Applications
2. 2010 Summer Chainsaw/Trail/Restoration/ Team Member Positions Available
3. Summer Research Internship at the Smithsonian Institution
4. Study Environmental Conservation at California's Lake Tahoe and Siberia's Lake Baikal

1. mcbUSA's Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Now Accepting Applications
Are you interested in doing research over the summer? Apply to mcbUSA's annual Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)! The objective of this program is to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to begin work in a research laboratory in the summer with the possibility to continue through the following academic year. This year's program includes projects from researchers at UC Berkeley, CHORI, LBNL, and UCSF.

This program is open to all science-related majors. All Berkeley undergraduates falling in this category are eligible to apply.

Further information on the program can be found at: http://mcbusa.berkeley.edu/surp.html

Applications are due by 4pm, February 26th, 2010. Details regarding submission can be found on the site listed above.

Questions? Contact Paulani at paulanic88@berkeley.edu

2. 2010 Summer Chainsaw/Trail/Restoration/ Team Member Positions Available
These positions are ideal for college students to gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and local and state agencies. The position starts on May 17th and goes through August 12, 2010. This is an AmeriCorps position that offers a living stipend of $3,306 and an education award in the amount of $1,250 that can either go towards student loans or future education. You can download the flyer for more information.


3. Summer Research Internship at the Smithsonian Institution
An amazing Natural History Research Experiences Internship at the Smithsonian Institution's Natural History Museum.
Date: June 1 to August 6, 2010.
Stipend: $5,000 and housing at a local university.
Deadline: February 8, 2010.

The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, hosts a world-class research staff and unparalleled scientific research collections. Natural History Research Experience (NHRE) summer internships pair undergraduates with members of the Natural History research and collections staff, providing a hands-on introduction to scientific research. Here is an opportunity for students to engage in an original research project with a scientific mentor from one or more of the scholarly disciplines at the National Museum of Natural History: Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mineral Science, Paleobiology, Vertebrate Zoology, and Museum Education. Additional activities include behind-the-scenes events and tours at the museum.

For more information: http://www.mnh.si.edu/NHRE/


4. Study Environmental Conservation at California's Lake Tahoe and Siberia's Lake Baikal
The Tahoe-Baikal Institute is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the 20th annual Summer Environmental Exchange at Lake Tahoe in California and Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. The deadline to apply for this unique opportunity for the summer of 2010 is Friday, February 5th.

Founded as the cold war drew to a close, the Tahoe-Baikal Institute's unique exchange program has grown and matured significantly over the past 20 years. Originally a program focused on fostering collegial partnerships between young scientists from Russia and the US, our program is now an international leader in teaching interdisciplinary approaches to watershed management and environmental conservation.

In addition to young environmental professionals form the US and Russia, our program is also open to young leaders from other countries; over the years we have had participants form Mongolia, China, Cameroon, Israel, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Canada, and more! The program is open to upper level college students, recent graduates, and graduate students, as well as young professionals working in the environmental field.

This one-of-a-kind international exchange program is being offered from June through August, 2010. Our 10-week interdisciplinary program exposes TBI participants to the intersection of watershed science, policy, education, restoration, and management, and explores issues of sustainable economic development, technology transfer, and cultural understanding in two of the world's premier freshwater ecosystems, Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada and at Lake Baikal in Siberian Russia.