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CU biological field station offers fall ecology internships

The Cornell Biological Field Station (CBFS) with the Department of Natural Resources will offer 11-week undergraduate research internships starting June 1. Student interns will collaborate with mentor scientists conducting research in ecology.

Selected interns will receive three credit hours in the fall semester, a stipend of $3,000 and free room and board at the CBFS, a research facility on the south shore of Oneida Lake, N.Y., 12 miles northeast of Syracuse.

The program offers students hands-on experience in basic research skills. Weekly seminars will explore current topics in ecosystem research and environmental problems.

Recent intern projects have included lake sturgeon distribution and habitat selection, predator-prey interactions on Lake Champlain and use of hydroacoustics in fisheries assessments.

The program is open to all undergraduate students regardless of institution, but preference will be given to Cornell students.

Applications are due Feb. 15. For more information, see: http://www.dnr.cornell.edu/fieldst/cbfs.htm.

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