Deadline approaching: INTERNSHIPS IN BOTANY & FOREST HEALTH-Long Island


10-week undergraduate internships (June 3 to August 9) are available to study forest health and plant community ecology of the unique pine barrens ecosystem of Long Island in New York State. Interns will be based at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, NY, and they will have an opportunity to interact with researchers from BNL and State University of New York (SUNY-ESF) as they join research teams resurveying long-term Forest Health Monitoring plots established in 2005/2006 across Long Island. Interns will learn plant identification and field methods in monitoring forest vegetation and they will develop own research projects on various aspects of forest change (e.g., tree regeneration or mortality, understory plant communities) that will include data collection, data analysis, and reporting results. A weekly stipend ($500 per week) and an appropriate guidance and training will be provided. Free dormitory housing is available for students who live > 50 miles from BNL. Applications should be submitted soon (ideally by December 15, 2018) via Department of Energy website, to make sure that the hard target deadline (January 10, 2019) can be met by applicants’ reference letter writers. Additional information about the project, eligibility, and a link to an online application form are here: