Summer Research Internships 2017

Are you interested in gaining field research experience and learning about the
ecology and evolution of plants and plant-animal interactions in fragmented
prairie? The Echinacea Project is offering several summer research
internships for students and soon-to-be graduates. We have diverse
potential projects for students with backgrounds or interests in plant
ecology, pollination biology, evolution, statistics, conservation, and
computer science. In the past, interns have completed projects on a variety
of topics including pollination biology, prairie restoration, and
plant-herbivore interactions. Housing in western Minnesota is provided and
there is a stipend. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to do an
independent project as an REU participant.

No experience is necessary, but you must be enthusiastic and hard-working. You
will survey natural plant populations, measure plant traits in experimental
plots, hand-pollinate plants, observe & collect insects, and assist in all
aspects of research. Applicants must be available to begin in Minnesota in
early June. The exact end date of the position in late August or early
September is flexible. We welcome and encourage scientists of all
backgrounds, particularly those underrepresented in science, to apply to
work with us!

Information about our offerings for summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 year are
here: http://echinaceaproject.org/opportunities/.

Review of applications will begin on February 23rd for REU internships and
on March 2nd for other internship positions.

The team and I are happy to answer any further questions.

Stuart Wagenius, Ph.D.
Conservation Scientist
Division of Plant Science and Conservation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
phone: 847 835 6978
fax: 847 835 6975
email: echinaceaproject@gmail.com

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