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Paid Summer Internship in Mentored Biology Research

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Summer research experience for early career undergraduates to participate in full-time research career training in the fields of developmental biology, physiology, behavior, cell biology, ecology, and evolution.

Program Highlights:

-Individual research projects in one of ~20 faculty laboratories in the Departments of Biology at San Francisco State University and the Estuary & Ocean Science Center, SFSU's marine lab.

-$5500 stipend with some assistance on living and travel costs.

-Integrated program of academic and professional development.

-Summer-long full time program; one-week lab/lecture course followed by full-time independent research.

-Weekly career development workshop .

-Mentoring from research faculty, graduate students, and peers.

-Excursions and social programs that allow us to visit field sites around central CA to discuss biodiversity and environmental concerns with experts!

Students from community colleges are encouraged to apply. We welcome local Bay area students and SFSU undergrads, too.

-Students in our REU program will have the opportunity to work with many terrific researchers. To learn about some of our great mentors in previous years and their REU research projects please visit our website!

Participating Institution(s):
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San Francisco State University (Lead)
Smithsonian Institution

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Plant Sciences

Aquatic Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Benthic Invertebrates
Cellular Function
Climate Change
Coastal Ocean Sciences

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

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