The Coastal Conservation Research Program provides a 10-week summer research internship for undergraduates interested in career fields related to conservation biology, ecology, and coastal ecosystems. We engage highly motivated undergraduate students in ecological research and community-based conservation.
Located on 6,000 acres of coastal salt marsh in Cape May County, New Jersey, The Wetlands Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes research, education, and conservation through a variety of community-engagement projects, educational programs, and field studies focused on coastal birds, diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs, and coastal and wetland ecosystem dynamics. Research interns work closely with research scientists on a wide variety of projects, participate in outreach activities, conduct independent research projects, and present results at our annual Intern Symposium.
Students applying for a research internship should be completing their sophomore, junior, or senior year at a college or university and be interested in biological research as a career. The internship period runs from late-May through early-August, and students should be available for the duration of the term. Personal transportation is required. Limited dormitory housing is available.
Please carefully review the 2018 Intern Application for more program and application details at: wetlandsinstitute.org/research/ccrp/ All applicants must submit a complete application package consisting of the following:
1) Completed application form (available at our website)
3) Copy of college transcripts
4) Statement of Interest
5) One letter of recommendation (can be submitted separately by your reference)
Only COMPLETE application packets submitted directly to research AT wetlandsinstitute.org will be considered.