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  • Become a Faculty Mentor

    The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (NGRREC℠) seeks project proposals to provide research experience for undergraduate interns for the summer of 2015.

    This year's program has funding to support up to 30 students for a $4,000, ten week paid internship. The internship begins with a four-day orientation session at NGRREC's Field Station in East Alton, IL, followed by a nine-week internship, during which students will work directly with faculty mentors. Intern orientation begins on May 26 and the program concludes with a student symposium on August 3-4, 2015.

    NGRREC is looking for projects dealing with topics relevant to the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of great rivers, specifically the confluence area of the Illinois and Missouri rivers with the Mississippi. The deadline to submit faculty proposals is December 12, 2014.

    Download the Faculty RFP for additional details.

    Questions? Email Natalie Marioni at ngrrecintern@lc.edu.

    Internship Program

    Since its inception, NGRREC℠ has hosted a highly successful experiential learning internship program. The program not only seeks to transfer knowledge, but also actively engages students in field experimentation, critical thinking, synthesis and presentation of ideas, and leadership in project-level research.

    Students are assigned specific river research projects, conduct field experimentation, gain invaluable experience using data/specimen collection and cataloging protocols, and learn out to analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and translate these into research reports. Finally, they experience the challenge and exhilaration of presenting their findings in a symposium specifically designed for student interns.

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    National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

    One Confluence Way
    East Alton, IL 62024

    Phone: (618) 468-2900
    Fax: (618) 468-2899

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    Additional details about the internship program, including how to apply.