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Upon further review we have decided to postpone the 2015 CRISSP REU Internship Program until the summer of 2016 pending notification from NSF this March on our renewal grant. We apologize to any potential applicants this year but feel it is best for the program to delay until 2016. Thank you.

If you are still interested in applying for another grant opportunity we will be posting the application soon for the 2015 Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH) Summer Internship Program at the University of Idaho, Washington State University and Oregon State University.  For more information on the REACCH PNA project you can view the website here. To apply, please visit the REACCH Summer Internship Program website

CRISSP, the University of Idaho, and the National Science Foundation are pleased to announce the Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program. CRISSP will host 10 undergraduate interns at the University of Idaho in Moscow during summer 2015. Summer activities will span a 9-week period from June – August.

Summer Interns will conduct interdisciplinary research with faculty and graduate students, as well as participate in activities designed to help prepare them for graduate school and careers in science. Interns will receive a salary of $500 per week for the 9-week internship. Summer interns also will be provided with University housing, a $400 food allowance, identification cards, access to the library and student recreation facilities, and email and internet privileges. A weekend team-building raft trip on the wild and scenic Salmon River for summer interns and faculty members will also be offered as a part of a science ethics component. Travel funds up to $500 are also available.

The 2015 CRISSP REU Summer Internship Program will run for 9-weeks from June 8 – August 7th, 2015.

Please also take the time to join our Facebook page as we will post weekly reminders and updates regularly throughout the summer.  Just click the link below.

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2014 CRISSP REU Interns at the University of Idaho

2013 CRISSP REU Interns on Paradise Ridge near Moscow, Idaho

2012 CRISSP REU Interns at the University of Idaho

2011 REU interns on the Salmon River

2011 CRISSP REU Program and UI Campus Recreation Program on the Salmon River Trip, Idaho

2011 CRISSP REU Program and UI Campus Recreation Program on the Salmon River Trip, Idaho

2010 CRISSP REU interns at the University of Idaho. Photo by Marijka Haverhals.

2009 CRISSP REU interns on the Salmon River

2009 CRISSP REU interns on the Salmon River. Photo by Mike Beiser.

Undergraduate students will gain valuable field and laboratory experience aimed at important natural resource issues. The students will work as members of interdisciplinary research teams, will receive training in science, ethics, and graduate school preparation, and will be encouraged and supported to attend professional meetings.

2009 CRISSP REU intern, Wilfredo Falcón-Linero, analyzed DNA extractions

2009 CRISSP REU intern, Wilfredo Falcón-Linero,
analyzed DNA extractions to determine multiple paternity in pygmy rabbits. Wilfredo is currently working on his doctoral degree at the University of Zürich.

 

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The primary focus of the CRISSP Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Internship Program is mentor-guided research. This REU site also emphasizes interdisciplinary research, providing students with opportunities to do research-related work with students and faculty from other disciplines. Participants will work as members of interdisciplinary  research teams (field or lab groups), will share authorship in publication of research results, and will be encouraged to present results at professional meetings. In addition, students will explore interdisciplinary challenges, ethics in science and the environment, graduate school preparation, and application of the scientific methods to natural resource issues.

The goals of the CRISSP Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Internship Program are two-fold. First, we aim to involve undergraduate students, especially those from underrepresented groups (i.e. Native Americans, ethnic minorities, and women), in innovative and interdisciplinary research addressing regional and global natural resource issues. Second, we will foster development of skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm for successful completion of graduate study and preparation for careers in the natural resource sciences.

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Proposed activities that support CRISSP objectives include:

  • team-centered interdisciplinary research under the close guidance of faculty mentors;
  • access to state-of-the-art research facilities for natural resource and biotechnology training;
  • seminars addressing scientific methodology, graduate school preparation, and skills for successful completion of graduate studies;
  • recreational opportunities aimed at building team skills and a shared sense of community;
  • exploration of ethics in science and the environment; and
  • opportunities to participate in presentation of scientific results in professional outlets (conferences and publications).
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Aug 072012
 

Upon further review we have decided to postpone the 2015 CRISSP REU Internship Program until the summer of 2016 pending notification from NSF this March on our renewal grant. We apologize to any potential applicants this year but feel it is best for the program to delay until 2016. Thank you.

If you are still interested in applying for another grant opportunity we will be posting the application soon for the 2015 Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH) Summer Internship Program at the University of Idaho, Washington State University and Oregon State University.  For more information on the REACCH PNA project you can view the website here. To apply, please visit the REACCH Summer Internship Program website

You must be a US Citizen or permanent resident to apply. CRISSP encourages applications from students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences (e.g. Native Americans, ethnic minorities, and women).

All college students who are currently enrolled and will not be graduating during the spring of 2015 are welcome to apply.  Applicants must at least have sophomore standing by the start of the REU program  and be enrolled in their degree program during the fall semester of 2015. 

To apply, please complete our “CRISSP REU Application Form” at the bottom of this webpage.  You will be asked to:

  • Complete the CRISSP REU Application Form
  • List your top 3 research projects
  • Attach your Letter of Interest indicating your: 1) top 3 research topic areas; 2) previous research experience; 3) career goals; and 4) interdisciplinary research experience or your explanation of the importance of interdisciplinary research as it relates to your field of interest. **For more information on interdisciplinary research, download “Employing Philosophical Dialogue in Collaborative Science” paper here
  • Attach your Curriculum Vitae (or Resume)
  • List contact information for 3 references
  • Request that one Letter of Recommendation be Emailed directly to Marijka Haverhals
    **References and letters of recommendation can come from the same people.

You will receive a confirmation Email from marijka@uidaho.edu once all of your application materials above are received.

Applications will be evaluated by the CRISSP Summer Internship Committee on their strengths across the criteria listed above, and the best applications will be forwarded to faculty mentors. Each mentor will contact interested students from the pool and conduct phone interviews; selected students will be notified electronically starting Monday, April 13, 2015.

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March            Online Applications Due by 5:00pm Pacific Time

April              Selected interns and applicants will be notified via email

June              CRISSP REU Summer Internships begin (unless other arrangements are made with PI)

August          CRISSP REU Program ends

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The Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations (CRISSP) undergraduate summer interns will find themselves in an energizing intellectual environment generated by faculty members from several disciplines, graduate students, and student teams all tackling field and laboratory projects designed to address important resource conservation and management issues. It is a dynamic atmosphere where an undergraduate student will learn, grow, and ultimately, share hypotheses and research findings with a team of co-researchers in the field of his or her choice. Research topics illustrate the breadth and interdisciplinary natures of research addressed by CRISSP faculty.

Upon further review we have decided to postpone the 2015 CRISSP REU Internship Program until the summer of 2016 pending notification from NSF this March on our renewal grant. We apologize to any potential applicants this year but feel it is best for the program to delay until 2016. Thank you.

If you are still interested in applying for another grant opportunity we will be posting the application soon for the 2015 Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH) Summer Internship Program at the University of Idaho, Washington State University and Oregon State University.  For more information on the REACCH PNA project you can view the website here. To apply, please visit the REACCH Summer Internship Program website

CRISSP, the University of Idaho, and the National Science Foundation are sponsoring 10 undergraduate interns to work with Center Faculty for a 9-week period from June – August.  Summer interns will conduct interdisciplinary research with faculty and graduate students, as well as participate in activities designed to help prepare them for graduate school and a career in science.  Interns will receive a salary stipend of $500 per week for the summer internship.   Summer interns also will be provided with University housing, a $400 food allowance, identification cards, access to library and student recreation facilities, and email and internet privileges.  Travel funds are also available. A weekend team-building raft trip on the wild and scenic Salmon River for summer interns and faculty members will also be offered as a part of a science ethics component.

 

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2016 Application Form

Upon further review we have decided to postpone the 2015 CRISSP REU Internship Program until the summer of 2016 pending notification from NSF this March on our renewal grant. We apologize to any potential applicants this year but feel it is best for the program to delay until 2016. Thank you..

Please complete the application form below by clicking "send" and request that one letter of recommendation be emailed directly to the CRISSP REU Coordinator, Marijka Haverhals, at marijka@uidaho.edu by Friday, March 2016. You will receive a confirmation email once all your application materials are received.

Today's date

Name

Address 1

Address 2

City and State

Zip/Postal code

Email

Home phone

Cell phone

Ethnicity (optional)

Where did you hear about the CRISSP REU?

If other, please tell us where

University attending:

**Applicants must at least have sophomore standing by the start of the REU program and be enrolled in their degree program during the fall semester of 2015.

Current year:

Please list your top 3 CRISSP research projects below.

#1

#2

#3

Attach your letter of interest
Indicate your: 1) top 3 research topic areas; 2) previous research experience; 3) career goals; and 4) interdisciplinary research experience or your explanation of the importance of interdisciplinary research as it relates to your field of interest.

Attach your curriculum vitae or resume. We do not accept educational transcripts.

Reference #1
Name

Affiliation

Phone number

Email

Reference #2
Name

Affiliation

Phone number

Email

Reference #3
Name

Affiliation

Phone number

Email

One letter of Recommendation should be electronically emailed directly to the CRISSP REU Coordinator, Marijka Haverhals, at marijka@uidaho.edu.

Questions?
Check this website or contact the CRISSP REU Coordinator, Marijka Haverhals, at marijka@uidaho.edu, or the Principal Investigator, Dr. Frank Wilhelm, at fwilhelm@uidaho.edu.

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