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Undergraduate Research & Experiential Learning Opportunities

Paid and Unpaid Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Dr. Michele Dudash
Dept Head and Professor
Department of Natural Resource Management
Room 138C, McFadden Biostress: michele.dudash@sdstate.edu 
Website
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SDSU Undergraduate Research Opportunities

C.A. Taylor Herbarium

Herbarium

 

Herbarium Webpage

Paid and unpaid opportunities

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Dr. Maribeth Latvis
Herbarium Director

Native Plant Initiative

Native Plant

NPI Webpage

Paid and unpaid opportunities

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Dr. Lora Perkins
NPI Director

Off-Campus Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Provides internships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/biological sciences to work on a research project that entails exposure to the latest biochemical, molecular, and analytical techniques in a given field.
  • Pathways Program: Offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree.
  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (NSF REU programs)
    • Nationwide program with opportunities in many disciplines and locations throughout the USA.
    • With your mentor, you design a research project by preparing both a written and oral research proposal, conduct experiments and gather data, presenting a poster and/or giving a presentation on your research at the completion of the program.
    • Provide: All travel and expenses while in the program and also a stipend of  ~$5,000 depending on the program.
    • For Students
    • Search for an REU Site
    • REU Sites: Biological Sciences
  • Student Conservation Association: Has internships in wide-ranging fields and locations. (Paid Internships)

“Generic”

: How to Apply

  • Good GPA  3.5 (or better but if over a 3.0, you never know, until you try)
  • Resume - including academic and research experience
  • Statement of interest
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letters of recommendation – ask if your references can provide you with a “strong” reference!