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Undergraduate Summer Internship Opportunities

Prairie Research Institute/University of Illinois
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Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
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Job Description:

In collaboration with the Graduate College’s Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP), PRI is offering hands-on summer internships that will enable undergraduate students from populations underrepresented in graduate study at Illinois to explore careers in applied science. This opportunity is open to students at any U.S. undergraduate institution.


During the 8-week summer program, interns will be immersed in hands-on field and lab projects, led by scientists from the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, and Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Interns will also participate in professional and career development activities and will learn about the pathway to graduate study.


Each summer intern will receive:


a $4,000 stipend

funds to cover travel to/from Urbana-Champaign

on-campus housing and meals, plus supplies for workshops and symposiums

There are opportunities in atmospheric science and climate; biology, ecology, and environmental science; sustainable energy; and water supply and safety.


The application deadline is Friday, March 3, 2023.

$4,000 stipend + funds to cover travel + housing/meals
How to Apply:

For additional information on the specific internship opportunities available, and instructions on how to apply, please follow this link (

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