Many internships are available for enthusiastic students who are interested in pursuing biodiversity research or conservation projects. Washington University students pursuing an internship listed below are eligible to receive credit through General Studies 2991 04. An unpaid internship that is not specifically listed below may also qualify the student; email Professor Jonathan Losos at losos.wustl.edu with interest or questions
Featured Summer 2019 Internships:
The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center
Application due Jan. 23!
Drs. Antony Dell, Andrew Berdahl, and Jason Knouft are seeking a summer undergraduate intern to assist them in their project: ‘The Effects of Temperature on Schooling Behavior in Juvenile Asian Carp.’ There are also a number of other NGRREC projects with open internship positions!
Dates: May 20 – July 30
Location: The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center
This program provides research opportunities for Washington University in St. Louis students for 10 weeks during the summer of 2019. Interns will work on independent mentored projects in plant systematics, conservation biology, and/or ethnobotany.
Dates: June 3 – August 9, 2019
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (some projects conducted at Shaw Nature Reserve)
Compensation: Weekly $575 stipend
Featured Spring 2019 Internships:
Positions open for Spring 2019 – Start date ASAP!
Tammy Cloutier is an Environmental Studies PhD candidate whose research focuses on zoological and wild painted dog behavior and growth rates. She is excited to be collaborating with the Endangered Wolf Center and their painted dogs (including 23 new painted dog puppies!). She is collecting data from December 2018 until May 2019 and is looking for interns to support her project.
Saint Louis Zoo
Positions open for Spring 2019
The Animal Behavior Laboratory at the Saint Louis Zoo is currently seeking applications for our spring internship program. Throughout the course of the internship, students will collect data live from the public space or by reviewing video footage using Noldus Observer XT software. Interns are expected to perform on studies of social dynamics, mother and infant interactions, as well as behavioral diversity and use of space.
Please contact Eli Baskir (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 312-646-4593) with any questions. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.