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Odum Internship

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Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
New York
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Job Description:


Dr. Eugene Odum, regarded as one of the fathers of ecosystem ecology, launched his scientific career at the Huyck Preserve in the early 1940s as one of the first Senior Research Fellows at the Huyck Preserve's biological research station. In honor of his legacy, the Huyck Preserve offers an internship for undergraduate students who are interested in conducting ecological field research.  Interns work with scientific professionals, conduct and present original research, and gain valuable environmental education experience through involvement in our high school summer program.

Internship summary

  • This is a full-time, residential internship lasting eight weeks from June 17-August 9, 2019 at the Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve.
  • Four highly qualified undergraduate students will be selected each summer. 
  • The internship is unpaid; however, housing and equipment is provided.
  • Arrangements for college credit must be made with the applicant’s home institution.
  • Applications are due by February 22, 2019.

About the Internship

Interns will work under the direction of this year's Senior Research Fellow.  Previous Research Fellows have included:
  • Dr. Seth Bigelow, Forest Ecologist, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center
  • Dr. Susan Beatty, past Professor of Geography and Associate Dean of Natural Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Provost of the Sage Colleges
  • Dr. George Robinson, Associate Professor of Biology at University at Albany, SUNY
  • Dr. Eddie Watkins, Assistant Professor of Biology at Colgate University
  • Dr. Radka Wildova, Plant Ecologist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at U. Michigan 

Interns from previous years have come from Colleges and Universities such as Allegheny, Bard, Bates, Binghamton, Colgate, Cornell, Hamilton, Macalester, UMBC, SUNY ESF, and University of Chicago. 

How to Apply:

Applications are due by February 22, 2019. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.