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Summer Ecosystem Program (India, Jordan, Brazil)

Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates

The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program provides undergraduate students of all majors with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. The SEE-U program gives you the opportunity to participate in a combination of lectures and labs, while conducting environmental fieldwork in unique natural settings around the world.

Thumbnail_EICES_SEE-U_2014_Brochure_ImageIn the words of one student: “The SEE-U program is a life changing experience.  This program teaches you not only about ecology and sustainable development but also about a new country, its culture, and, ultimately, more about yourself.  SEE-U allows you to bond with your classmates and instructors in a way that is impossible to do in a formal classroom.  These memories will last a lifetime.”

For more information on the SEE-U Program please download our
SEE-U Program Brochure (PDF)

Live and learn in one of these beautiful locations:

India_PhotoIndia | Bangalore & The Western Ghats *New Field Site*
6 credits
May 30 – July 4, 2015
India is globally recognized as a megadiverse country, containing 70% of the world’s biodiversity.  Embark on a journey to explore India’s ecology in the Western Ghats, a unique biologically rich ecosystem home to many of the world’s plants and animals.

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Jordan | Amman, Aqaba, Dana, & Ajloun
6 credits
May 24 – June 22, 2015
You will embark in the exploration and appreciation of Jordan’s ecology through coursework and field research. This location is ideal for biodiversity studies, as a wide variety of flora and fauna are found in Jordan’s wetland, marine, freshwater, desert, and forest ecosystems.

Brazil Photo

Brazil | The Atlantic Forest & Serra do Mar State Park
6 credits
Session 1: May 30 – July 4, 2015 or
Session 2: July 11 – August 15, 2015
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most endangered regions in the world. You will work and live in some of the largest remaining tracts of this diverse forest. Tropical flora and fauna abound here, including several endangered primates.

APPLY ONLINE

Science Program Officer II- Ecosystem Services Unit, Winrock International (Arlington, VA)

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.  Science Program Officer II, Ecosystem Services is a member of the senior team responsible for domestic and international programs related to Winrock’s Ecosystem Services Unit (ECO) portfolio within the Environment Group.  The Science Program Officer II will have responsibility for conceiving and managing a portfolio of projects for the Ecosystem Services Unit.

Full job posting.

Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates: Brazil 2014

From the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability, Columbia University
Rolling Admissions.  Our next application review date is DECEMBER 1, 2013.
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most endangered regions in the world. You will work and live in some of the largest remaining tracts of this diverse forest. Tropical flora and fauna abound here, including several endangered primates. SEE-U Brazil allows you to study at the third largest non-governmental organization in Brazil, the Center for Conservation Biology at the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ). Located in Nazaré Paulista, IPÊ comprises more than 60 professionals working on over 30 scientific research projects throughout the region. The Institute is surrounded by a beautiful mosaic of forest, pasture, eucalyptus plantations, and pristine reservoirs which are ideal for scenic hikes, mountain bike riding, swimming, and kayaking. Adjacent to IPÊ is a small organic community farm which provides the great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables used in meals prepared for the SEE-U program.
- Students at all colleges and universities may apply*
- Earn 6 points of science credit from Columbia University in just 5 weeks.
- Takes place in one of three environmental hotspots or human impacted field sites.
- Designed for students of all majors.  No prerequisites required to enroll.
Special fellowship funding is available from EICES.

Graduate Fellowships, University of Delaware

Three research assistantships are available beginning February 1, 2014, from the Marine Policy Program, School of Marine Sciences and Policy, University of Delaware, for qualified student-applicants interested in policy-focused research related to (a) the economics of eco-system based fisheries management; (b) social dimensions of offshore wind power; and (c) integrated risk analysis in the offshore wind power sphere. For further information on the Fisheries Economics RA contact, Sunny Jardine, jardine@udel.edu ; on the Social Dimensions RA, contact Jeremy Firestone, jf@udel.edu ; on the Risk Analysis RA, Bonnie Ram, bram@udel.edu.

Fellowship on Women in Wildlife Protection (Kingsville, TX)

Deadline: May 30, 2013
GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP/ASSISTANTSHIP to begin the fall 2013 semester that would lead to a Master of Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville Texas. The student chosen for this program will be required to complete course work and a thesis at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, as well as an assistantship in the Conservation Education Program at the Welder Wildlife Foundation located on the Welder Wildlife Refuge near Sinton, Texas.  The student’s thesis research will focus on investigating historical and current roles of women in the wildlife profession, and the challenges women have faced in their careers. Fellowship stipend is $14,000/yr plus $900 insurance stipend.

The assistantship will be broken into 2 segments and completion of the graduate fellowship/ assistantship program will take approximately 3 years.  The student will be on a Welder Wildlife Foundation Fellowship while at the university and on salary while at the Welder Foundation.  Housing will be provided while working at the Welder Foundation.


As an assistant in the Welder Foundation’s Conservation Education Program, the graduate student will help plan and conduct on-site and outreach education and training programs for public school and university students, and will assist the Education Program Coordinator with programs for adults and teachers. The graduate student will also assist with workshops, field days, symposia, public tours, preparation of educational materials, and maintenance of museum displays and biological collections.


Applicants must have a B.S. or B.A. degree in a biology-related field (e.g., Wildlife Biology, Ecosystem Science, Natural Resource Management, Zoology, etc.), and minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and combined GRE score of 1100 (300 on GRE new scale). A strong background in wildlife or range ecology, conservation, and management is important.  Ideal candidates would have excellent written and interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and sincere interest in education and working with people.


To apply, please send the following materials via email attachment to Dr. Selma Glasscock, 
sglasscock@welderwildlife.org: (1) Cover letter explaining career goals, academic interests, and preferred sub-disciplines of study, highlighting relevant experience, (2) a resume, (3) names/addresses/email for three references, and (4) GPA and GRE scores (unofficial ok).


To apply or for further information please contact:

Dr. Selma Glasscock, Assistant Director        
sglasscock@welderwildlife.org

(361) 593-3715

                                       

 
Dr. April Ann Torres Conkey, Assistant Professor
April.Conkey@tamuk.edu

Welder Wildlife Foundation                                                    
Department of Animal, Rangeland, and Wildlife Sciences
P.O. Box 1400                                                                                    
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Sinton, TX  78387                                                                             
 MSC 228

361-364-2643                                                                                     
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202


www.welderwildlife.org    

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