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REU Summer Intership Program for Females and Underrepresented Minorities

Primary Institution: Center for Research on Invasive Plants and Small Populations
Affiliation: University of Idaho
City: Moscow
State: ID
Job Duration: June 1st - July 31st
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: none
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biology, Natural Resources, Fisheries, Conservation
Description: OPPORTUNITIES:
The Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations (CRISSP) at the University of Idaho is sponsoring 9 undergraduate interns to work with Center Faculty for a 9-week period during June - July of 2009.  Summer interns will participate in faculty and/or graduate student research, as well as activities designed to help prepare them for graduate school and a career in science.  Interns will receive a salary of $450 per week for the 9 week internship.  

SUMMER ACTIVITIES:
Summaries of the Research Projects that will host interns during 2009 are provided below.

In addition to field and laboratory research, the interns will participate in group activities where they will learn about one another's projects, meet with faculty members, attend research and mentoring seminars, learn about graduate school preparation and opportunities, and visit research sites and other areas of interest in the region.

University housing and food are provided.  Travel funds are available.

APPLICATIONS (Due April 1st):
To apply, please submit the following materials by April 1st electronically to:

Marijka Haverhals
Student Intern Coordinator
marijka@uidaho.edu

1. Letter of interest indicating your top 3 choices for Research Projects (see website), previous research experience, and career goals.
*Optional:  Please indicate your ethnicity.  This information will not be made public and is part of the goals to encourage representation from underrepresented groups.
2. Curriculum Vitae (or Resume).
3. Names and contact information (email and phone numbers) for 3 references.

Please indicate in the email subject line "CRISSP INTERN APPLICATION"
Stipend: $3600 for the 9 week internship
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 4/01/2009
Job Website: http://www.cnr.uidaho.edu/crissp/reugrant.htm
Additional Information: A weekend team-building rafting trip on the wild and scenic Salmon River for summer interns and faculty members will also be offered as part of a science ethics component.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Marijka Haverhals
CRISSP - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
PO Box 441136
Moscow, ID 83844-1136
Email: marijka@uidaho.edu
Secondary Contact: Dr. Janet Rachlow
Fish & Wildlife Resources
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 838440-1136
Email: jrachlow@uidaho.edu