College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Research 3/11/11

March 8, 2011

I. MARC Scholar Biomedical Research Opportunity
II. Summer Field Biology Internships

I. MARC Scholar Biomedical Research Opportunity
If you are interested in research in the biomedical or behavioral sciences and are planning to apply for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs we encourage you to apply to the MARC Scholars (Minority Access to Research Careers - or IMSD Scholars programs (Initiative for Maximizing Student Development - These two NIH funded programs integrate research, mentoring, academic, personal support and professional development for participants from underrepresented groups to enter and successfully complete Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

What we offer:
*Significant financial support for research over two years
*Long term, mentored research with Berkeley faculty
*Individualized mentoring and advising on graduate admissions
*Support to travel to conferences
*Professional development workshops and seminars

*Currently enrolled 2nd or 3rd year in biological or behavioral sciences
*Strong intention to pursue Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
*US Citizen or permanent resident from an underrepresented group (underrepresented ethnic minorities, low-income, first generation college students, students with disabilities)
*Have prior research experience
* Able to commit to full 2 year program (i.e. no graduating seniors)

Please visit the MARC ( and IMSD ( websites to learn more about these programs or contact Rachel Henderson (email or visit 2018 VLSB). Applications will be due March 28th. .

II. Summer Field Biology Internships
Tucson, AZ
Application Deadline: 3/30/11
WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) is seeking applicants to fill up to four positions for field biology interns for 12 weeks in the period between May and August, 2011. WestLand is seeking students with majors in biology, botany, zoology, wildlife management, natural resources, or related areas who have course work and/or field experience appropriate for the work described below. Preference will be given to advanced students or recent graduates who wish to pursue careers in field biology. For more information, please visit here.