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Hands On Opportunities Database

MSU Museum Exhibition Mediators

Location: On-Campus
Deadline: May 1st 2022
Position: Paid!

MSU’s Science Gallery, a division for experimentation and innovation at the MSU Museum, is currently seeking mediators for our fall exhibition, 1.5° Celsius, which will examine the scope of human impact on our planet and imagines new ways of addressing social and environmental issues.

Bats and Wind Energy Wildlife Crew Leader

Location: Off-Campus (Iowa - housing provided!)
Deadline: April 17th 2022
Position: Paid! 

Wildlife Crew Leaders will be responsible for overseeing bat fatality surveys at a wind energy facility in Southwest Iowa. They will collect data on bat carcasses found underneath wind turbines and conduct trials on searcher efficiency.

Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science Internships

Location: On-Campus
Deadline: Ongoing
Position: Unpaid

Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science at MSU has several projects requiring interns over the next several years, beginning Summer 2022.

Greenville Zoo Internships

Organization: Greenville Zoo
Location: Off-Campus - South Carolina
Deadline: July 15, 2022
Position: Internship

Greenville Zoo is seeking Fall Interns! 

African Safari Wildlife Park Animal Care (Internship and/or Full-Time)

Deadline: Applications accepted until positions are full
Location: Off Campus, Ohio
Position: Paid 

Nottingham Nature Nook Internship

Location: Off-Campus, East Lansing
Duration: May 17- August 19
Position: 2 Unpaid Internships

Nottingham Nature Nook is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center in East Lansing. The majority of the wildlife are housed in a private home which is associated with an equestrian center.  They are looking for three full-time interns for the summer term of 2022.

MSU's W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Opportunities

Deadline: Reviewed on a rolling basis starting in mid-January until March 15
Location: Off-Campus, MSU's Kellogg Biological Station 
Position: Field Courses, Internships (Paid), Research Programs (Paid)

Applications for summer field-courses, undergraduate research apprenticeships, and internships at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station are open. 

International Animal Exchange Record Keeping/ Social Media/ Guest Relations Intern

Deadline: Applications accepted until positions are full
Location: Off-Campus, Royal Oak
Position: Paid internship

This summer internship is open to provide support to the International Animal Exchange, INC (IAE) in Royal Oak, Michigan. IAE is a global animal transport company.

University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Summer Field Program

Location: Off-Campus, Mississippi
Position: Student Field Courses

GCRL's Summer Field Program provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to learn about coastal environments in an intensive field and lab-based setting. On-site amenities include research vessels, dormitory, dining hall, research labs, library, and a specimen museum. Make your plans today to attend the GCRL Summer Field Program and gain an experience of a lifetime!

Internships in Zoos & Aquariums

The Association of Zoo & Aquarium Science job board is a go-to place for internships.

IBIO 390: Careers at the Zoo

Program Dates: 1st Summer Session, Offered Annually
Location: Binder Park Zoo

Work alongside staff in every position at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek: animal care, animal health, education, graphics, physical plant, business, marketing, guest services, conservation. Enroll for IBIO 390 using Schedule of Courses. No override required.

Travel Support for Students Presenting Research at a Professional Conference

Undergraduate students who are presenting their research or creative activity at a professional conference are eligible for travel support from the Undergraduate Research Office. Students should send the attached application to Heather Dover doverhea@msu.edu at least 30 days prior to the conference.  They can learn more about our conference travel support and other funding opportunities from the Undergraduate Research website.