Summer internships in Global Change Ecology and/or Agroecology
at Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan!
The Wetzel Lab at Michigan State University is looking for undergraduate interns to join our
summer field research program. We study the ecology of plants and insects. Interns could work
on one or both of our two main projects, depending on interest:
• Project 1: How do heat waves, associated with climate change, influence the ecology of
monarch butterflies and their milkweed host-plants?
• Project 2: How does plant biodiversity influence insect pests and their interactions with insect
predators on farms? Can plant biodiversity be used for the ecological pest management?
Free housing at Kellogg Biological Station (www.kbs.msu.edu) in Hickory Corners, MI.
Intern duties will include growing plants and insects, counting and collecting insects, setting up
experiments, observing insect behavior, and recording data. Potential for independent projects.
Please see http://wetzellab.com for more info. Dates flexible but ideally 10 weeks in Jun-Aug.
• Gain research experience with the ecology of plants and insects
• Work on projects that seek to understand and protect the environment
• Live at a large research station with dynamic community of researchers
• Have a fun summer playing with and learning about insects and plants
To apply please email resume, unofficial transcript, and contact information for 1-2 references to
Dr. Will Wetzel ([email protected]). Feel free to email with questions.
Preference will be given to candidates pursuing science careers.
Funding is available for Williams students: https://ces.williams.edu/student-opportunities/funding-research
The Wetzel Lab strives to be a safe space for diversity in science.