We are seeking a highly-motivated undergraduate student for a 10-week paid
internship involving movement ecology and dispersal. This position will be
based at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
(www.ngrrec.org), which is near St. Louis, MO and located in a scenic
natural landscape on the banks of the Mississippi River in East Alton, IL.
Students will be supervised by Dr. David Daversa and Dr. John Crawford
Dates: 24 May – -2 August 2-16
This project uses experimental approaches to examine individual differences
in dispersal patterns of salamanders. Experiments will be laboratory based,
though there is also potential for the student to adapt experimental setups
to field settings. We expect interns to carry out an independent project
and facilitate current projects being executed by the advisors.
This project will provide interns with first-hand experience with all stages
of scientific research. Throughout this work, the intern will become
familiar with fundamental concepts of behavioural ecology and develop the
capacity to apply these concepts to issues in conservation that they can
take with them in the future.
Students will receive a generous stipend and will have funds available for
purchasing required equipment. Funds for accommodation throughout the
internship (if required) may be available, but are not guaranteed.
Successful candidates should be working towards a degree in biology, ecology
or a closely related field. Previous ecological research experience is
desired but not essential.
To apply, please send the following documents to [email protected]: 1) a cover
letter addressing relevant skills and interests (research experience,
experimental work, field work), academic experience, and academic ambitions;
2) curriculum vitae; and 3) unofficial academic transcripts. We will begin
reviewing applications immediately and will accept applications through 08
January 2016. Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for