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Summer Systematics Institute (SSI) REU


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
SSI is a nine-week paid research internship at our state-of-the-art research facility and museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. This world-renowned venue continues to offer undergraduates important insights into the contributions that museum-based research can make to issues facing society today. The program accommodates up to 10 undergraduate students. This internship is made possible by the National Science Foundation and a generous gift from the Robert T. Wallace Endowment for undergraduate research experiences.

Throughout the program, participants also take part in a museum-based curriculum that includes lectures and lab exercises on phylogenetics and systematics, molecular techniques, biodiversity, evolutionary biology, global change, and other contemporary issues in the natural sciences. Other activities include collections tours, popular writing, and science communication workshops, and time out on the museum floor directly communicating with the public.

A $5,400 stipend will be awarded to each intern. Travel to/from San Francisco will be provided. Housing will be provided in dormitories in San Francisco (within walking distance and easy public transportation to the Academy).


Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
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Program Dates: 6/1/2021 - 7/30/2021

Participating Institution(s):
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California Academy of Sciences (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Anthropology & Archaeology
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Entomology
Genetics & Genomics
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Microbiology
Paleontology
Plant Sciences
Zoology

Keywords:
Evolutionary Biology
Invertebrates
Molecular Phylogenetics
Morphology
Morphometrics
Phylogenetics & Phylogenomics

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


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