Coastal Conservation Research Program:
Thursday, May 24, 2012 through Thursday, August 2, 2012
Student researchers will be expected to devote a minimum of 40 hours per week to research activities; these activities may occur on weekends and at irregular hours throughout the day and night. Personal transportation is strongly encouraged both for local travel and research activities.
The Wetlands Institute is a non-profit organization and is therefore unable to provide stipends to its summer student researchers. Student researchers will be able to work part-time jobs away from the Wetlands Institute to help cover living expenses. We are located in a resort community and numerous part-time jobs will be available. A limited number of housing slots are available in the Wetlands Institute dormitory. A $500.00 housing fee will be charged. (Facilities include four dormitory style bedrooms, lounge, bathrooms, private kitchen, and on-site laundry.) If this represents a financial hardship, contact us immediately. A limited number of housing scholarships are available. If you are interested in living at the Wetlands Institute please apply early.
Student participants in our program are expected to complete a research project during the summer under the direction of CCRP scientists. An annual research seminar is held at the end of the internship where all students give a short presentation of their work. In addition, many of our student researchers remain involved with the CCRP beyond the summer and publish their research or attend regional, national, and international conferences. A listing of recent conferences includes: the Fifth National Symposium on the Ecology, Status, and Conservation of Diamondback Terrapins (Chauvin, LA, November 2010), the American Society of Ichthyology and Herpetology annual meeting (Providence, RI, July 2010), the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (Atlantic City, NJ, March 2010), the Society for Conservation Biology, and the Second International Congress on Chelonian Conservation (Senegal, West Africa).
Student researchers also participate in other activities, including seminars by visiting researchers, workshops, and recreational activities. These activities are designed to broadly expose students to the diversity of conservation and related research activities, and to expose students to career opportunities in science.