Wildlife ecology in Swaziland, Africa

Basic information

As part of a National Science Foundation’s IRES (International Research Experiences for Students) program, we are looking for 5 students to participate in a wildlife research program in Swaziland, Africa, from mid- May to the end of July.

Student Summer Wildlife Research Positions in Africa (paid) | Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board

Student will be a part of a study abroad program (http://www.wec.ufl.edu/courses/study_abroad_swaziland.php) and then undertake individual research projects to test hypotheses regarding how land-use change and agricultural intensification influence wildlife biodiversity and ecosystem services. See our website for details http://uf-ires.com/course-information/.

This is a competitive program, and students will receive 1) plane fare, 2) fully-funded 3 week study abroad course, 3) a 6-week paid internship, 4) food and accommodation. There will be 3 cohorts (2016-2018) of 5 students selected each year.
Qualifications
The program is limited juniors and seniors from the U.S. who are enrolled in school and who have taken at least 3 credits of general ecology.

Interested students should apply on our website http://uf-ires.com with the following materials as one PDF file before December 1, 2015:
1) An essay detailing why this international experience in Swaziland will be beneficial to their academic and career goals.
2) A curriculum vitae.
3) A copy of academic transcripts.
4) A letter from an academic mentor.

Compensation

$500 per week

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