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We offer a range of opportunities for undergraduates at KBS during the summer including:

Summer Courses

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeships (URA)

Paid, Professional Internships

Scholarships

Volunteer Opportunities

 


Summer Courses

KBS offers field-based summer courses in Plant Biology (PLB), Zoology (ZOO), Geology (GLG), Entomology (ENT), Fisheries & Wildlife (FW), Forestry (FOR), Sociology (SOC), Crop & Soil Sciences (CSS), and Enhancing Linkages between Mathematics and Ecology (ELME). Students are strongly encouraged to study in residence; housing and scholarships are available.

For a course schedule and more information, click here.

 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

KBS faculty receive grants from BEACON, GLBRC, and the NSF to involve undergraduates in their research. These positions give students a chance to conduct full-time research under the supervision of faculty. This summer program is 10 weeks long.

All REU positions offer a paid stipend ($4,500), free room and board, partial transportation costs, and research funds.

We invite applications from highly motivated individuals and encourage applications from underrepresented groups in the sciences. You must be a U.S. citizen with undergraduate status to participate in the REU program.

Application deadline is February 15th, 2014.

For more details, click here.

 

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeships (URA)

The KBS URA Program features research internships that are part-time (~20 hrs/week). This allows students to take a course during the summer and receive hands-on research experience. Michigan State University students and students from BEACON schools and HBC's receive priority to participate in this program.

The URA program is 6-10 weeks long, depending on courses taken and the research project. The earliest start date is May 15th; the latest end date is August 3rd.

Application deadline is March 1st, 2014.

For more details click here.

 

Paid, Professional Internships

We at KBS are very proud of our internship program and make every effort to offer 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, and are coordinated by staff from the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Farm, the KBS Conference Center, the KBS Communications Office, the W.K. Kellogg Manor House, and KBS community partners such as the Gull Lake Landscape Company. KBS internships are offered year-round, with most occuring during the summer months. Part-time interns are encouraged to also enroll in a summer course.

Application deadline is March 1st, 2014.

For more details click here.

 

Scholarships

We at KBS are very proud of our internship program and make every effort to offer 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, and are coordinated by staff from the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Farm, the KBS Conference Center, the KBS Communications Office, the W.K. Kellogg Manor House, and KBS community partners such as the Gull Lake Landscape Company. KBS internships are offered year-round, with most occuring during the summer months. Part-time interns are encouraged to also enroll in a summer course.

Application deadlines begin March 15th, 2014. Please read position descriptions (via link below) for more details.

For more details click here.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

The KBS Volunteer Program supports the KBS mission by helping to share our scientific expertise with the public through tours, activities and community events. We can offer undergraduate students - even those only with us for a summer!- a chance to learn something new, to make friends and career contacts, to improve their resumes with volunteer work and to do something positive for the community! We will also work with students seeking more tailored opportunities to structure volunteer work as an unpaid internship for academic credit.

For more details and an online volunteer application, click here.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 17:47