We offer a range of opportunities for undergraduates at KBS during the summer including Summer Courses, Undergraduate Research Apprenticeships (URA), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Internships.
Applications for the URA Program, REU Program and Internships are are closed for Summer 2015. Please check back next January for Summer 2016 opportunities!
All 2015 Undergraduate Summer Programs run from May 18-August 7, 2015.
**Click here for a schedule of the Summer 2015 Undergraduate Professional Development Seminars**
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). We also offer a new "Launch Your Major" program, where a student can finish up to 16 credits in just 12 weeks. 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 12 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 12 weeks long. All REU positions offer a paid stipend ($5,000), free room and board, partial transportation costs, and research funds.
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 over 12 weeks. 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. For more details click here.