Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
|At BU, undergraduates have many opportunities to assist with or conduct their own research projects. If you know what you are interested in studying, the next step is to find a faculty member to act as your advisor. Students can apply for Faculty Matching Grants to receive a stipend and/or FROG grants to fund supplies for their research project. You can visit the the UROP Website for more information and a full listing of opportunities. Several marine science research opportunities are listed below:|
The New England Aquarium
Interested in taking care of penguins, marine invertabrates, or tropical fish? The New England Aquarium is always searching for people to volunteer their time. Explore their volunteer website.
The National Science Foundation has a list of Summer REU opportunities that students can apply to. These research experiences are not only for biology majors, but also for people interested in chemistry, mathematics, education, economics, and other categories. Usually these programs are held at academic institutes and offer students housing and/or a stipend.
The SCA is a nonprofit organization that allows students 18 or older to search for conservation internships with the National Park, Forest, or Fish and Wildlife Service. These internships are a great way to learn new skills, interact with animals, and begin networking. The postions are not paid, but do provide a generous education award along with free housing, travel costs, and a food stipend. To browse through available internships, go to the SCA website.
The Alaska Conservation Foundation offers paid 12-week summer internships to college students in various areas of study, but target those who plan on a career path in conservation. Most students end up working for a nonprofit conservation groups, dedicated to the environmental stewardship of Alaska's pristine nature and wildlife. ACF supports students with a generous stipend and the cost of travel.