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We offer a range of opportunities for undergraduates at KBS during the summer including Summer CoursesUndergraduate Research Apprenticeships (URA)Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Internships.

Click here to see what URA, William Davie, had to say about his KBS experience during Summer 2015!

All 2016 Undergraduate Summer Courses and Programs will run during May 23-August 5, 2016.

**Click here to see the schedule for the KBS Undergraduate Professional Development Seminars from Summer 2015**

Summer Courses
KBS offers field-based several summer courses in Plant Biology (PLB), Zoology (ZOO), Geology (GLG), Entomology (ENT), Fisheries & Wildlife (FW), Sociology (SOC), Statisitics (STT), and Enhancing Linkages between Mathematics and Ecology (ELME). For a course schedule and more information, click here.

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeships (URA)
The KBS URA Program features research apprenticeships that are part-time (~20 hrs/week) over 11 weeks. URA students are required to take one course during the summer while receiving hands-on research experience. All URA positions offer a paid stipend ($2,500), plus free room and board.

Early-career students from Michigan State University, BEACON partner schools, and HBCUs receive priority to participate in this program. For more details click here.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
KBS faculty, post-docs, and graduate students are passionate about  involving undergraduates in their research. REU positions give students an opportunity to conduct full-time research under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

This summer program is 11 weeks long. All REU positions offer a paid stipend ($5,000), free room and board, a $500 travel reimbursement, and $400 for research expenses.

We encourage applications from underrepresented groups in the sciences. You must be a U.S. citizen with undergraduate status to participate in the REU program. For more details, click here.

KBS offers a variety of paid internship opportunities that provide excellent preparation for students poised to enter the work force. Our internships span many fields, from animal care to communications. Interns are required to take one course during the summer while receiving a hands-on professional experience, a $2500 stipend, plus free room and board. For more details click here.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2015 21:18