NCED REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources

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This REU introduces undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research on sustainable land and water resources that is essential for improving management practices. Students will work on one of three teams using an interdisciplinary team-oriented approach that emphasizes quantitative and predictive methods. Student projects will integrate the Earth-surface dynamics, geology, ecology, limnology and paleolimnology, and hydrology principles and techniques required for sustainable land and water management and restoration. 
Program dates: June 11 to August 17, 2012

For more information and application form click here


SCA, the Student Conservation Association ( is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of conservation internships, offering nearly 2000 expense paid opportunities each year. Internships last from 12 weeks to 12 months, start at all times throughout the year, and are found all across the country.

Interns have the opportunity to work with such agencies at the National Park Service, National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affair, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and other state and local agencies.

Interns do not need to be in school or be a certain major; all ages, majors and skill sets are eligible to apply.

Internships are found in a wide variety of fields, including:

fish and wildlife education

history interpretation

GIS/GPS resource management

visitor services trail work

backcountry botany

SCA is an expense paid internship program, and offers the following benefits:

· Free travel to and from your site

· Free housing and biweekly subsistence allowance

· Deferment of qualified college loans

· AmeriCorps Education Awards

As the Northwest Recruiting Rep for the Student Conservation Association<> (SCA), I’d like to learn more about your natural resource program.  This would be our first recruiting trip to Salish Kootenai College.  I’ll be on campus Wednesday, October 12th.
I would love to speak to students about our expense-paid internship opportunities.   In the past we have set up 10-minute class presentations, information tables, hour-long information sessions, or professor/staff meetings.   If you know a wider audience that might be interested please feel free to forward this email.

Here are some internships currently posted:

Interpretation and Education Intern<>
Pinnacles National Monument

Cultural Resource Management Intern<>
Everglades National Park

Unilever Sustainable Living Congressional Intern<>

Capital Hill or the Department of the Interior

Botany Management Intern<>

White River National Forest

Biology Intern
Siuslaw National Forest

SCA offers over 1500 expense paid internships each year with organizations like NPS, FWS, USFS, and various state and local agencies. Interns receive housing, travel, a living allowance, great experience, and money for school.  I’ve included a blurb below that gives some quick facts: who we are and what we do.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes,

Emily Nguyen
Northwest Placement Coordinator
Student Conservation Association (SCA)
1265 South Main St, Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98144<><>
Celebrating over 50 years of conservation service

4x SCA Alumna; 2003 – 2006

Ford Motor Intern, Valley Forge NHP; Landfire Member, Idaho USGS; SCA Massparks; SCA Desert Restoration Corps Member

2x SCA Project Leader; 2006 & 2007

InyoNational ForestRestoration Team


US Forest Service Programs  (STEP, SCEP…)

There are hydrology projects going on in these programs


AGI MPP Scholarship

American Geological Institute minority Participation Program


US DOE: Seeking Native American Students for 2012 Summer Internships


DOE’s Tribal Energy Program is seeking current college upper-classmen and graduate students for summer 2012 internships. Students must be U.S. citizens and Native Americans (defined as a member of a federally recognized tribe, Alaska Village, or Alaska Corporation) with specific interest in renewable energy. 

To apply, download the attached application form and send it to the attention of Sandra Begay-Campbell, Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185. Applications must be postmarked by February 17, 2012.

For more information on the internship program, including comments and papers from past interns, see the Tribal Energy Program website and the attached application form.





 Ebony M Lawrence

Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator, Center for Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

tel: 503-494-5025

Fax: 503-494-4916

Oregon Health & Science University
Mail code: L601
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098


Thank you for your interest in our NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in warm-water aquatic ecology.  We are currently recruiting students for the 2012 REU program.  Participating students will receive a stipend ($4,500/10 weeks), food and lodging, travel funds to and from Auburn, AL, and research funds.  The program will last ten weeks from May 20 to July 29, 2012.  Please contact Alan Wilson if you need more information about the program. 


Here is a Summer program offering credits through University of South Dakota.

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From: Campbell, Brittany A <>
Date: Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 9:07 AM
Subject: USD: 2012 Summer University Program at Crazy Horse Memorial
To: “” <>

Dear Elaine,

Thank you for taking time out of your day to discuss The Summer University Program at Crazy Horse Memorial. This program offers an opportunity for students to successfully complete up to 14 college level credits for free while making money from a paid internship!  This program is a great way for students to meet new people, build new friendships, acquire strong references, and prepare for the college world.

The 2012 Summer University Program at Crazy Horse Memorial begins Sunday, Saturday, June 9 and ends on Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The program has four purposes:

  1. To prepare individuals for the rigors of college
  2. To provide accepted students introductory university courses which will transfer to any regionally accredited college or university
  3. To extend accepted students paid working internships at the Memorial’s visitor complex
  4. To further fulfill the mission of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation


Who Should Apply?

While all students meeting the admission standards (enclosed) are welcome to apply, preference will be given to enrolled members of federally recognized American Indian Tribes.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED with a cumulative grade point average or equivalent of 2.00 before program commences.
  2. Preference is extended to enrolled members of federally recognized tribes but the University is open to all qualified students.
  3. Applicants must possess a need for the curriculum offered.  For example, transfer students who have already successfully completed equivalent college courses are not eligible.
  4. Completion of a written exercise on why the applicant is interested in the program.
  5. Applicants must complete an in person or telephone interview with the selection committee.
  6. Applicants must complete the ACT and submit scores to USD by the application deadline.  
  7. All applicants must complete the admission application and provide accompanying required materials by March 1, 2012.  Applicants chosen for admission must submit final high school transcript to USD by June 1, 2012 (SAT or ACT scores must be submitted with the application).

For 2012, thirty two students and five alternates will be selected by a selection committee comprised of representatives from Crazy Horse Memorial and USD.  The Application Deadline is March 1, 2012.

Attached are the informational documents for the Summer University Program at Crazy Horse Memorial and include:

  • · Brochure
  • · Fact Sheet
  • · Application


Additional details are available online at

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Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the program.

Thank you, Elaine!

Brittany Campbell

Customized & Professional Education
Graduate School & Division of Continuing & Distance Education

414 E. Clark St.

Vermillion, SD 57069

Ph: 605.677.6110 or 800.233.7937

Fax: 605.677.6118


Native American Congressional Internship: This ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC is for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program.

More information is available at, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!


Amec-GEOMatrix in Missoula

Contact Tony about internship opportunities with this group on and around the Flathead Indian Reservation.  They have contacted us about student interns a few times and we have the local contact info


Internship at the Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
The Tribal Energy Program has a twelve-week internship program. Current college upper classmen and graduate students, who are familiar with Native American culture and tribal issues, are needed to assist a cross-disciplinary team to perform specific tasks. Interactions will be with Sandia’s renewable energy staff, Native American tribes interested in renewable systems and Sandia’s American Indian Outreach Committee. Travel will be required, including field visits to renewable energy projects. Applications must be postmarked by February 17, 2012. For more information, please contact Sandra K. Begay-Campbell, Sandia National Laboratories, PO Box 5800, MS-0734 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0734, (505) 844-5418; skbegay@sandia.govNative American Congressional Internship
The deadline for this internship is January 31, 2012 and applications are at the following website:

Thank you,

Alicia Dobey

Program Support Assistant

Department of the Interior – Bureau of Indian Education

Division of Policy, Evaluation, and Post Secondary Education

215 Dean A. McGee, Suite 610

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

(405) 605-6001 (desk)

(405) 605-6010 (fax)




Paid Summer 2012 Undergrad Research Placements:

Over 800 programs – REU and other summer research opportunities for undergrads

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