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Research Internships

Research training in ecology for
graduate, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students, and volunteers

The Research Environment. The goals of Archbold’s Internship Program are to train students to develop independent research skills and to foster positive professional interactions between Interns and (a) their supervisors, (b) resident staff and visiting scientists, and (c) other Interns. Visiting investigators and seminar series each year provide additional opportunities for professional growth.

Graduate Student Research Intern

  • Conducts thesis/dissertation research or development at Archbold or MAERC, with basic research materials provided.

  • Spends 10-30 hours per week on assigned research duties (depending on Lab Head's needs) while being mentored by a Lab Head or someone designated by a Lab Head.

  • Training and assigned duties may include field and/or laboratory data collection, data management, statistical analyses, literature reviews, curation of collections, communication skills, attendance at seminars, computer skills, etc.

  • Presents a research seminar at the end of the Internship.

  • Submits a hard copy of the thesis/dissertation to the Librarian upon graduating

  • Must be enrolled in graduate school during the Internship.

  • A Graduate Intern working on a thesis or dissertation receives gratis room, partial board and a weekly food allowance of $54 during the Internship, and receives a stipend of $150.00 per week paid bi-weekly.

  • A Graduate Intern designing a thesis or dissertation receives gratis room, partial board and a weekly food allowance of $54 during the Internship, and receives a stipend of $125.00 per week paid bi-weekly.

Post-Baccalaureate and Undergraduate Student Research Intern

  • Conducts an independent research project at Archbold or MAERC, with basic research materials provided.

  • Spends 10-30 hours per week on assigned research duties (depending on Lab Head's needs) while being mentored by a Lab Head or someone designated by a Lab Head.

  • Training and assigned duties may include field and/or laboratory data collection, data management, statistical analyses, literature reviews, curation of collections, communication skills, attendance at seminars, computer skills, etc.

  • Presents a research seminar at the end of the Internship.

  • Submits a final research report to the Lab Head and the Librarian in both electronic and hard-copy at the end of the Internship.

  • A Post-Baccalaureate Intern must have recently obtained a BA/BS degree.

  • An Undergraduate Intern must be enrolled in an undergraduate BA/BS degree.

  • Post-Baccalaureate Intern or Undergraduate Interns receive gratis room, partial board and a weekly food allowance of $54 during the Internship, and receive a stipend of $100.00 per week paid bi-weekly.

Volunteer Research Intern

  • Spends 10-30 hours per week on assigned duties (depending on Lab Head's needs) at Archbold or MAERC while being trained by a Lab Head or someone designated by the Lab Head.

  • Training and assigned duties may include field and/or laboratory data collection, data management, statistical analyses, literature reviews, curation of collections, etc.

  • A Volunteer Intern may be a graduate student or current/recent undergraduate.

  • A Volunteer Intern receives gratis room and partial board during the Volunteer Internship.


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