This is an unbelievable opportunity: an NSF-funded, paid summer internship at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. Ru Zhang is at the Danforth Center. Jim Umen is at the Danforth Center. The Fourth International Volvox Conference was at the Danforth Center. If you’re an undergraduate and you think you might want to study Volvox or Chlamydomonas (or plants), this would be a great way to get started.
Unfortunately, these internships are only available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, but they do not require previous research experience. The application process doesn’t look like a ton of work, either: the main requirements are a personal statement, resume or CV, transcripts, and two reference letters. Information and application instructions are at danforthcenter.org/education-outreach/research-internships. A list of faculty and their research interests is at danforthcenter.org/education-outreach/research-internships/research-areas.
I learned about this through a tweet from @UMBCBiology:
Looking for a summer research opportunity? Applications for the Danforth Plant Science Center’s REU summer internship program are now open.
— UMBC Biology (@UMBCBiology) November 28, 2018