Participating in an internship or research program is an excellent way to explore your interests in biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. In general, most undergraduate research and internship opportunities are posted in the fall with application deadlines in January or February for the following summer. Please note that this is a modest list, and an excellent source of information is available through the University of Michigan Career Center.
ED-QUEST funding agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
UROP creates research partnerships between first and second year students and University of Michigan faculty. All schools and colleges of the University of Michigan are active participants in UROP, thereby providing a wealth of research topics from which a student can choose. Begun in 1989 with 14 student/faculty partnerships the program continues to grow, offering more first and second year students the opportunity to be part of an exciting research community. Today, approximately 900 students and over 600 faculty researchers are engaged in research partnerships.
Conference travel award for undergraduate researchers in EEB (PDF download)
Presenting research results at scientific meetings and getting feedback from colleagues is an important part of the scientific process. Therefore undergraduate students conducting research in the laboratories of faculty members in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology may apply for a one-time grant of up to $250 for travel to a conference at which the student presents a paper or a poster.
Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program: Research and Training Opportunities
Program (1) The Greater Research Opportunities (GRO)
Program (2) The Environmental Careers Organization
For internship positions through the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, state and local agencies.
Click on the professors' names to see their undergraduate research opportunities posters:
Bill Fink -- not currently accepting students