STUDENT section: Undergraduate Internships

Research Internships in Field Science (RIFS)

DATES: Variable, between May 16 and August 22
up to 6 weeks
STIPEND: $750 total for the term of the internship.
APPLICATION: Use the standard Shoals on-line application. Your application will be reviewed by the scientist in charge of the research project.
NEW DEADLINE: All application materials must be submitted by February 15, 2011!

ELIGIBILITY: Must have successfully completed a credit course at SML!

DESCRIPTION: Students chosen for a a RIFS internship will spend 5-6 weeks on Appledore Island working on a research project under the supervision of a faculty Researcher in Residence. The intern will collect and analyze data and prepare a final project report and a public presentation at the Shoals Marine Laboratory.

RIFS 2011: Researchers in Residence and Project Titles                                             

Dr. Willy Bemis: Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell / SML Director
Inventories of fish and fish habitats in the Isles of Shoals Archipelago

Dr. David Bonter: Assistant Director of Citizen Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Avian Ecology of Appledore Island.

Dr. Julie Ellis: Research Assistant Professor, Tufts Cummings School of Vet Medicine
Avian Ecology of Appledore Island

Dr. Ian Hewson: Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Cornell
Marine Viral Ecology of the Isles of Shoals Archipelago

Joe Simonis: Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell
Food webs in space: connecting dispersal and trophic interactions in freshwater rock pools.

Dr. Pia Moisander: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, UMass Dartmouth
Diversity and importance of microbial associations in marine zooplankton.

Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley: Senior Research Associate, Shoals Marine Laboratory; Visiting Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology;  Cornell
Responses of intertidal macroalgae to disturbance

: Robin Hadlock Seeley, Assistant Director for Academic Advising, and Senior Research Associate, Cornell University.

QUESTIONS? Contact Robin Hadlock Seeley






STIPEND DETAILS: Each intern will receive room and board on Appledore Island for the duration of the internship, plus two round trips between Portsmouth and Appledore. Interns are responsible for their own travel arrangements and transportation costs to and from Portsmouth, NH.

ELIGIBILTY: Must have successfully completed one credit course at the Shoals Marine Laboratory. Students from Cornell and UNH will be given preference in the selection process, but students from any institution who did well on a prior SML course are also encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated ability to work independently and a strong interest in field science.

RIFS PROJECTS FROM 2010                                                                                         

Survival and reproduction of gulls and swallows in the Isles of Shoals
Mentors: Dr. David Bonter, Cornell University; Dr. Julie Ellis, Tufts University

Between-habitat cross-infectivity of aquatic bacteriophage
Mentor: Dr. Ian Hewson, Cornell University

Effects of dispersal and interspecific interactions on structure and function of rock-pool food webs
Mentor: Joe Simonis, Ph.D candidate, Cornell University
Response of macroalgae to disturbance: effects of physical conditions on individual response
Mentor: Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley, Senior Research Associate, Cornell University
The ecology and impacts of marine trematode parasites
: Dr. Jeb Byers, University of Georgia

RIFS PROJECT ARCHIVE (2008 2009)                                                                   

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