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Summer Systematics Institute and Biological Illustration internshipsLocation: San Francisco, California
Agency: California Academy of Sciences
Due Date: February 3, 2017
Description: Since 1995, the California Academy of Sciences Summer Systematics Institute (SSI) with support from NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) initiative and the Academy's Robert T. Wallace endowment has addressed critical issues such as world-wide threats to biodiversity, the origins and diversification of life, phylogenetic systematics and evolutionary biology, which have become critical components of undergraduate education. SSI is an 8-week (June 15-August7, 2014) paid research internship at our state-of-the-art research facility and museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Participants will conduct research with their chosen advisor on a project relating to the discipline of the advisor and student. Participants also receive instruction while taking part in a museum-based curriculum that includes tours, lectures, and lab exercises on phylogenetic systematics, molecular techniques, biodiversity, evolutionary biology, global change, and other contemporary issues in the natural sciences. One-day field trips highlighting the local natural history include tide-pooling and hiking. Participants are also invited to attend a scientific meeting following their summer internship to present their findings in the form of a talk or poster. To apply you need to: complete the application process, complete the advisor selection portion of the application form after consulting the Advisor List, arrange for two emailed letters of recommendation, send a credit transcripts. For the Internship in Biological Illustration, provide examples of your artwork, as outlined at the link at the above right. Applicants for this internship need not provide an advisor selection. A $4,200 stipend will be awarded to each intern. In addition, some travel costs to San Francisco (up to $450) will be reimbursed and a $2,500 subsistence allowance is given for housing and food. Because the Academy does not have access to dorm facilities, housing is not provided by the Academy. However, we do assist successful applicants in finding local housing.
Contact InformationEmail: SSI-BI@calacademy.org
Web Site: http://www.calacademy.org/summer-systematics-institute