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The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, located in Lake Jackson, is accepting applications for a fall internship. The internship would run from late August/early September to late November/early December.

Intern Activities:
Help with ongoing research projects, including a Non-Breeding Shorebirds Project monitoring winter Piping Plovers along two beaches and the Intertidal Reef Project which monitors bird use of intertidal reefs. Interns are required to help with office work a minimum of two days a week including entering volunteer hours, filing, and other tasks. Interns are also in charge of keeping bird feeders filled and hummingbird feeders clean and full of sugar water. The organization prefers interns who are interested in a future working with birds.

Benefits: Stipend of $100/week and an abundance of great experience. Onsite housing available if desired.

How to Apply: Send a letter explaining career goals, a resume, and three references to Sue Heath, Director of Conservation Research, sheath@gcbo.org.

Universities Space Research Association offers scholarships to undergraduates who have shown a career interest in the physical sciences, life sciences or engineering with an emphasis on space research, space science education, or aerospace-related sciences or engineering. Awards are made to undergraduates who will be juniors or seniors in the fall. Up to four scholarships will be awarded, in the amount of $5,000 each. (Flyer attached)

Eligible Majors: Include aerospace engineering, astronomy, astrobiology, biophysics, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, geophysics, geology, mathematics, mechanical engineering, physics, and space science education.

Application Deadline: Aug 7

More Information and Application: www.hou.usra.edu/usra_scholarships/application/