Fully Funded Marine, Oceanographic and Atmospheric Undergraduate Internships (Bermuda)

Bermuda InstituteApplications are due May 31st 2016!

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, to support eight internships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during Fall 2016 (arrive August 28th and depart November 19th 2016).

An REU internship at BIOS is a great way to gain the experience necessary to embark on graduate studies or careers in the marine and atmospheric sciences. Funding includes air travel to Bermuda, accommodation and meals. Each successful REU applicant will also receive a competitive stipend to cover miscellaneous expenses.

This program provides recipients with the opportunity to design and conduct intensive, hands-on research projects, under faculty supervision and mentorship, in several active and ongoing research areas. In 2016, students can select from the following projects:

  • Coral Culture Studies for the Establishment of Coral Gardens for Sustainable Restoration
  • Effects of Parental Depth on the Growth and Survival of Juvenile Corals
  • Computational Zooplankton
  • Determining the Optimum Optical Depth for Lionfish in Bermuda
  • Evaluation Of Feeding Behavior By Invasive Lionfish Using DNA Barcoding
  • Isotopic Analyses of Dissolved Nitrous Oxide by Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy
  • Nitrous Oxide Cycling in the Eastern Tropical South Pacific
  • Attenuation of Carbon Export in the Oligotrophic Sargasso Sea: Linkages to Particle Source and Upper Ocean Physics
  • Spatial and Temporal patterns of Bacterioplankton Lineages Within the Oxygen Minimum Zone of the Sargasso Sea.
  • Dynamics of the Spring Bloom Observed with Underwater Gliders
  • Analysis of Multi-Hazard Climate Drivers
  • Analytical Perspectives on Hurricane Risk

Further information on the REU program at BIOS can be found here, including eligibility and application information, student testimonials and more detail on potential projects that students may apply to work on in 2016. BIOS maintains a Facebook page where you can find out more about the programs we offer, read about current and past interns who have conducted research, and receive updates on ongoing projects at BIOS!

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study
  • Will still be enrolled as an undergraduate in the fall of 2016
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The application deadline is May 31st, 2016. We encourage all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions; contact BIOS Education, University Programs, for assistance as required. Underrepresented groups, including women and minorities, are encouraged to apply.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you require additional information on BIOS’s REU program or other BIOS education programs.