Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant is celebrating 30 years of researching, preserving, and protecting our waterways, and we’re looking ahead to the next 30 years as well by offering new undergraduate summer internships.

The Summer Student Internship Program is an opportunity for successful applicants to spend 12 weeks working with a Sea Grant specialist directly on issues affecting the Great Lakes. Internship projects will include research, communications, and outreach components, and applicants will also have the opportunity to participate in activities outside of their specific internship duties.

Internships are available in the following areas:

•             Aquatic invasive species
•             Implementation of a real-time monitoring buoy in Lake Michigan
•             Great Lakes limnological sampling and data management
•             Water supply economics and planning
In addition to these being a terrific way for students to expand their resume and develop on-the-job skills, these are also paid internships. Interns will receive between $10.00-$12.00/hour for 37.5 hours per week, and will be considered temporary employees of either Purdue University or the University of Illinois. The intern positions will be based in either West Lafayette, IN or Chicago, IL, and some travel and/or weekend work may be expected. Interns are responsible for the cost of housing plus transportation to and from their work place.
To apply, send application materials via email to Angela Archer, amcbride@purdue.edu by 5:00 PM ET on March 19th, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance by mid-April 2012. Internships are expected to start May 14, 2012 and end August 3, 2012. You can also contact Angela for additional information at the e-mail above or by phone at 765-496-3722.
For complete information about the internships, including required application materials, specifics for each of the positions, and more, please visit the internship website. And get ready to be a part of the next 30 years of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant’s efforts to preserve and protect our water resources.