Internship Opportunity - November 18

Posted: November 15, 2013

Here are four: KSU Sustainable BioEnergy Research, Dominion Forestry Internships, National Garden Internships, and US Department of Homeland Security.

KSU Sustainable BioEnergy Research

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
in Sustainable BioEnergy at the Center For Sustainable Energy (CSE)   May 27, 2014 - August 1, 2014

CSE-REU participants contribute to one of many collaborative, inter-disciplinary research projects relating to sustainable bioenergy pro-duction.  Research spans all methods and aims to develop sustain-able solutions across the bioenergy supply chain, including:

  • Agricultural Issues (agronomy, soil carbon sequestration, logistics, storage, etc.)
  • Technical Issues (conversion of biomass to chemicals)

In the CSE—REU, participants will:

  • Produce an original research project with one or multiple faculty members in six different departments (see sidebar);
  • Be paired with a primary research mentor from an academic department paired with your background and interest.
  • Participate in field experiences where you’ll learn how biomass is processed;
  • Receive training on designing experiments and reporting results;
  • Participate in organized social events with other REU students, graduate students, and faculty members.

To be eligible, students must be
U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled in an under-graduate program at a college or university through Fall 2014 (sorry, graduating seniors cannot be accepted).

For program and application information, see the website, and contact Mr. Keith Rutlin, CSE Educational Programs Administrator at, Phone number 785-532-2029.

Science & Environmental Forestry Internships

Forestry Interns: (Position# 15381BR) If you are majoring in a science, environmental, or natural resources related field, you are encouraged to apply to Dominion’s Science and Environmental internships. This area of Dominion helps the corporation achieve its business objectives by providing environmental support to company business units to assist in achieving ongoing compliance with environmental requirements, and to company leaders to help them plan for the future.

Job Summary:

  • Provide inspection when customer requests pruning of trees with an outage involved.
  • Coordinate tree pruning activities with contractors and customers.
  • Monitor and follow up with contractors and customers to ensure  needed pruning has been completed.
  • Access and record required information in the Work Management System.
  • Assist Forester with inspection of cycle maintenance mileage cutting as requested.
  • Assist Forestry with restoration activities.

All Applicants apply online.

National Garden Internship Job Description

Application deadline: January 15, 2014

Intern: The National Garden Intern will focus on Educational Outreach by implementing interpretive materials and programs for the public. The National Garden Intern will:

  • Assist with the preparation and completion of the Hands On Plant Science (HOPS) program;
  • Utilize pre-existing interpretive materials about plants and garden displays to present informal
  • interpretive programs to the public, with specific emphasis on the National Garden;
  • Assist with other USBG special programs and events as needed; and,
  • Assist with other duties as needed.

Skills: Applicants must possess good organization, communication, people skills, and creativity.  Knowledge of horticulture/plant science and environmental education and a willingness to work evenings and weekends are requirements for this internship.

Duration: The duration of the position is 10 weeks, with a flexible start and end date from May through September – exact dates to be determined mutually by the National Garden Intern and the USBG. Applicant is expected to work approximately 40 hours a week, to include some evenings and weekends.


  • Stipend of $6,500;
  • Opportunities to attend USBG education programs;
  • Opportunities to visit other horticultural institutions and tour their sites;
  • Opportunities to interact with USBG professional Horticulture and Museum staff; and
  • Access to the USBG library, a great resource for research on horticulture and related topics.

To Apply: Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2014 to Rebecca Weiss, National Fund Membership & Registration Coordinator, by email.

A completed application must include:

  • Application form;
  • Resume or CV;
  • A short essay (approximately 250-500 words) explaining how this Internship fits your future
  • Unofficial transcripts (a minimum of two years of college plant sciences or related field of study preferred); and
  • Three references (to include one professional and one academic).

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships

Application deadline: January 6, 2014

Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more…

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management,social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Detailed information about the internships can be found at:

A flier is located at:

Undergraduate Paid Internship Opportunity - Using Web-based Prediction Systems and Integrated Pest Management to Reduce Pesticides in Wheat Production.