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Vermont EPSCoR: Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC)

Join a premier interdisciplinary research team and spend your summer in beautiful Vermont!
We welcome undergraduates to join us. Our interns are supported by a $5000 stipend for summer research. Undergraduate students conduct full-time research for ten weeks with a faculty member to learn about:
  • Molecular biology of the microbes of lake and streams
  • Water chemistry
  • Watershed Ecology
  • Lake ecology
  • Environmental policy and management
  • Climatology
Research inspires!  Our goals are to:
  1. Immerse students in an active research environment.
  2. Provide mentoring and guidance from established scientists.
Comments from previous interns:
  • “I appreciated the opportunity to participate in meaningful research, learn new skills, and make lasting connections!”
  • “Thanks to this experience, I have decided to study this topic in grad school.”
  • “I liked the exploration of the collaborative nature of science.”
  • “I enjoyed the relationships between students and professors.”
  • “I thought I knew a lot about field work, but I was blown away by all the professional mechanisms that I learned and how confident I am to work for other organizations now.”
The application will be available in early January, 2013 at: and all application materials are due on February 15, 2013.
There are no fees or tuition costs. The program provides a $5000 stipend and full support for travel. A very reduced rate for housing and, if desired, board, are available on campus.
Selection and laboratory placement of students will take place in February and March. Applicants who are not placed will be notified by the end of April.
This program is funded by the National Science Foundation.