The Sevilleta LTER is seeking applicants for Summer Interns. Application deadline is March 20, 2011.
The summer program includes a seminar series, a journal club, an annual symposium, professional development workshops, and optional field trips. Students will work with researchers at the Sevilleta collecting data, setting up field experiments, collecting and sorting biomass and taking apart old field experiments – duties as assigned. They will also attend a weekly seminar and journal club, and interact with visiting speakers.
Working at the LTER site invites close interactions among students, faculty, and graduate students. Students will have numerous opportunities to share ideas and explore issues within and across disciplines. A goal is to increase the number of students, particularly underrepresented minorities, pursuing careers in bio-geosciences. The program will provide exposure to a large, multidisciplinary research program, inspire students to continue into professional careers, and prepare students for the rigors of graduate school, professional research, and responsible citizenship.
Lodging for Interns will be provided by the University of New Mexico Sevilleta Field Station at NO COST. Students work 10 hrs a day or more – 4 days a week, typically a Monday thru Thursday schedule with Friday – Sundays off (40 hrs/week @ $9.50/hr). Interns will begin work on or around May 21st – thru August 13 th. Students are required to live at the UNM Sevilleta field station.
Applications will be accepted from students at any stage of their undergraduate program (freshman to senior) and any discipline, so long as the applicant is interested in conservation biology, ecology and earth & planetary sciences. To apply submit a resume, cover letter, references and a copy of your transcript (unofficial) – send to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about the summer programs at the Sevilleta LTER can be found by visiting http://sev.lternet.edu/REU; be sure and check out the FAQ section.
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If you have questions or need additional information please contact: The REU Program Coordinator at email@example.com or 575.838.3015