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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Summer Internships - Shoals Marine Lab

BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS FOR 2012
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS: Applicants must have completed a Shoals Marine Lab credit course in 2011 or earlier (sorry, no exceptions). College freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in all majors may apply. Shoals alumni from all schools are welcome to apply; however, Cornell and UNH students receive preference for these internships. Engineering majors, please scroll down!
ROOM AND BOARD: Provided for all interns.
QUESTIONS? Contact shoals-lab@cornell.edu or call (607) 255-3717
(1) Marine Mammal Internship on Appledore Island, Maine
NUMBER OF INTERNS
 = 2
DATES

Session 1: June 20 - July 25, 2012
Session 2: July 18 - Aug 22, 2012
STIPEND:
$750 (room and board included in the internship appointment)
PREREQUISITE (no exceptions):
BIOSM 3210/MEFB (ZOOL) 754 Anatomy and Function of Marine Vertebrates
PROJECT:
Interns will be involved in a survey of harbor and gray seals of the Isles of Shoals
APPLICATION:
FIRSTcontact Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley about your interest in this internship, then use the standard Shoals online application(applications submitted via the online system without prior contact with Dr. Seeley will be rejected). Transcripts and letter of recommendation will be required as part of the online application process--follow the instructions!
DEADLINE: February 15, 2012
(2) Intertidal Ecology Internship on Appledore Island, Maine
NUMBER OF INTERNS = 4
DATES
:
July 23 - August 6, 2012
STIPEND:
$750 (room and board included in the internship appointment)
PREREQUISITE:
Any Shoals college-level course; candidates who have successfully completed BIOSM 3730/MEFB (ZOOL) 630, Biodiversity and Biology of Marine Invertebrates highly preferred
PROJECT:
Interns will be involved in studies of the permanent intertidal transects of Appledore Island, Maine. These transects yield data that are critical for ongoing studies of climate change and introduced species in the Gulf of Maine.
APPLICATION:
FIRSTcontact Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley about your interest in this internship, then use the standard Shoals online application(applications submitted via the online system without prior contact with Dr. Seeley will be rejected). Transcripts and letter of recommendation will be required as part of the online application process--follow the instructions!
DEADLINE: February 15, 2012
(3) Field Ornithology Internship on Appledore Island, Maine
NUMBER OF INTERNS = 2
DATES
:
May 18 - July 20, 2012
STIPEND:
$750 (room and board included in the internship appointment)
PREREQUISITE:
Any Shoals college-level course
PROJECT:
Interns will engage in their own focused research in avian ecology while contributing to long-term studies of the population ecology of Herring Gulls and Great Black-backed Gulls.
APPLICATION:
FIRSTcontact Dr. David Bonter about your interest in this internship, then use the standard Shoals online application(applications submitted via the online system without prior contact with Dr. Bonter will be rejected). Transcripts and letter of recommendation will be required as part of the online application process--follow the instructions!
DEADLINE: February 15, 2012
(3) Project Puffin Internship offered in cooperation with AudubonFollow the link!
DATES
:
May 19 - August 16, 2012 
STIPEND:
$255/week
APPLICATION:
Follow the link and/or contact rborzik@audubon.org (607) 257-7308 ext: 13 
PREREQUISITE (no exceptions):
For Cornell undergraduates only; must have successfully completed and ornithology course
at Shoals Marine Lab.
DEADLINE: January 15, 2012
Shoals may offer additional biological research internships in marine ecology and marine science education (for those interested in teaching) sited at locations other than Appledore Island. We'll have news about these opportunities later this fall. Pleasecontact Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley if interested.

FOR ENGINEERS IN 2012
Sustainable Engineering Internship
 Follow the link! For engineering majors, no prior experience at Shoals is required.
DATES: June 11 - July 9, 2012
DEADLINE: March 12, 2012


WORKING INTERNSHIP ON APPLEDORE ISLAND
Working Internship
 
Follow the link!
Only for Shoals alums (includes 2012 students).
DATES: Variable
DEADLINE: None!


AND DID YOU KNOW...? SML credit courses incorporate research into everyday lab and field work; design and carry out your very own research project in almost ALL of our courses. Stay tuned by checking out the student section of our website!
INTERNSHIP ALUMNI NEWS: Grace Ha, Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley's intern, was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to study harvest sustainability of traditional fisheries in Korea.
Matt Savoca, intern of Dr. David Bonter and Julie Ellis, has received an NSF fellowship for graduate study at UC Davis.

Congratulations to Grace and Matt! We are proud that you were both once SML interns!

If you have internship alumni news, please send it along to shoals-lab@cornell.edu

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