Careers in the Plant Sciences

Undergraduate Summer Research Interships

Prairie Research Institute - Champaign, Illinois, United States

Position Title: Undergraduate Summer Research Interships
Position Type: Technician
Application Review Begins: Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Application Deadline: Friday, March 08, 2024
Institution: Prairie Research Institute
Department/Division: Prairie Research Institute
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Champaign, Illinois, United States
General Information: In collaboration with the Graduate College’s Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP), PRI is offering hands-on summer internships that will enable undergraduate students from populations underrepresented in graduate study at Illinois to explore careers in applied science. This opportunity is open to students at any U.S. undergraduate institution.

During the 8-week summer program, interns will be immersed in hands-on field and lab projects, led by scientists from the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, and Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Interns will also participate in professional and career development activities and will learn about the pathway to graduate study.

Each summer intern will receive:

a $4,000 stipend
funds to cover travel to and from Urbana-Champaign
on-campus housing and meals, plus supplies for workshops and symposiums

There are opportunities in atmospheric science and climate; biology, ecology, environmental science; geology; sustainable energy; and water supply and safety.
Qualifications/Requirements: Must be a student at any U.S. undergraduate institution.
Responsibilities: Interns will be immersed in hands-on field and lab projects, led by scientists from the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, and Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Interns will also participate in professional and career development activities and will learn about the pathway to graduate stud
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Applications must be submitted electronically via our webpage. The application deadline is March 8, 2024.
Compensation Range: $4,000 stipend + funds to cover travel + housing/meals
Contact Name: Angie Coy, wisehart@illinois.edu