The Lacawac Sanctuary and Biological Field Station seeks an undergraduate intern for Summer 2018. The student will work with the Director of Research and Education on various Pocono lake monitoring projects and assist with outreach activities. They will spend considerable time conducting field work, completing laboratory analysis, and communicating science with the public via public programs.
A modest stipend and free housing is available at the Lacawac Sanctuary for the duration of the internship. A commitment of 20-30 hours per week is expected. Previous research experience is not required, but the strongest applicants will have experience and interest conducing environmental field and lab work, handling data, and communicating science with the public.
Lacawac’s Research Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of Lacawac’s professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant. Students spend considerable time participating in field work; laboratory analysis; literature searches; data entry; and communicating science with the public. Projects are varied and may focus on terrestrial and aquatic ecology, conservation, and management of natural resources.
Students are also trained to work with all programs (school, college, family and adult, and summer camp programs) and will work with learners of all levels, including K-12 students, college students and adult learners.
The goal of this internship is to allow students to gain valuable and diverse knowledge regarding lake ecology, watershed and field equipment use and maintenance, group leadership in laboratory and field settings, time management and program and outreach development.
Application Process - Deadline 2/28/18
Please provide the following when applying for an internship:
- Letter of interest
- Unofficial transcripts
- A letter of reference may be asked
For Science and Research Internships Contact: Beth Norman, PhD Lacawac Director of Science and Research at firstname.lastname@example.org