Research areas including revisionary systematics or taxonomy of a group of organisms, evolutionary and systematic studies using morphological or molecular techniques, biodiversity informatics, biogeography, aquatic ecology, and the history of natural science.
Contact: REU Coordinator, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
American Museum of Natural History Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in Systematics and Evolutionary Biology
Research projects in systematics and comparative evolutionary biology.
Contact: Office of Grants and Fellowships, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192
Interns conduct research and participate in tours, seminars, and lectures related to bio-diversity, evolutionary biology, and global change.
Contact: Summer Systematics Institute, Research Division, California Academy of Sciences, 875 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Field work and lab work with museum curators in various areas of the natural sciences.
Contact: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland OH 44106
Internships in education (public and school programs), exhibit design, public relations/communications, and research and collections.
Contact: Internship Program, Museum of Science, Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
Internships in administration, education (public and school programs), exhibit design, public relations/communications, and research and collections.
Contact: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
The NMNH offers a number of internships for undergraduates, including the Smithsonian Minority Internship Program, the Natural History Internship Program, the Arctic Studies Center in Anchorage (Alaska) Internship Program, The Laboratories of Analytical Biology Program, Naturalist Center in Loudoun County (Virginia) Internship Program, and Smithsonian Marine Station at Ft. Pierce (Florida) Internship Program. The Research Training Program is designed for undergraduates considering careers in anthropology, systematic biology and natural history research. There are lectures, discussions, workshops, and field trips to collection areas. There are laboratory demonstrations in biological diversity and molecular systematics.
Contact: Research Training Program Coordinator, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560
Internships support basic research on the collections in anthropology, botany, geology and zoology (birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, insects, fishes, invertebrates).
Contact: The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605