Course credit for internships

Course credit for internships

Students who are interested in obtaining credit for internships should first secure an internship with a provider. Once confirmed, contact Dr. Hudak, for permission to register for GEOG 4920/5900.

You will be required to compile a portfolio during the course of your internship and provide a letter of assessment from the internship provider. Both will be used to determine a "grade" for the course.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

American Geographical Society Council Fellowship

In 2013, the councilors of the American Geographical Society created the AGS Council Fellowship to support graduate student scholarship in pursuit of geographical knowledge, and especially fieldwork. The fellowship is open to all student members of the American Geographical Society, both Masters and Doctoral Students. Each fellowship is worth $1,500 and four will be awarded in the spring.

Upon completion of the research, fellowship recipients are strongly encouraged to submit an article based upon their research to one of the AGS publications, such as the Geographical Review. The AGS Council Fellowship recipients will be announced in March 2017.

For details about technical requirements please go to:

Proposals should contain the following components:
1. A cover page containing the project name, applicant’s name, position, affiliation, telephone number, postal address, and email address (1 page maximum);
2. A narrative that outlines the proposed research, specifies the reason for doing the research by placing it in the context of published work, and describes how results will be disseminated (3 page maximum);
3. A bibliography, containing only those items listed in the narrative (1 page maximum);
4. An abbreviated curriculum vitae em- phasizing factors that illustrate the applicant’s competence/experience in the proposed area of research (2 page maximum);
5. A budget (maximum $1,500) itemizing expenses, with brief justification for each expense category (1 page maximum)

Multiple Student Research Assistantships - Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAERF), US Army Corps of Engineers

1) Two student  research assistants for  Ecology Team (aquatic ecosystem   restoration)
2) Two student research assistants for Biocontrol Team (management of invasive aquatic plants using host-specific  insect  herbivores)

Responsibilities: Assisting research scientists with aquatic and terrestrial habitat restoration projects or biological control of invasive aquatic plants. Student will be involved in the set-up and maintenance of aquatic and terrestrial plant cultures or insect rearing cultures. Student will also assist with field work  including plantings or insect release and   monitoring.

1. Plant propagation and/or insect rearing
2. Facility maintenance (mowing)
3. Field work including plantings at restoration projects & biocontrol agent release and monitoring
4. Collecting and counting macroinvertebrates (microscope work)
5. Data entry

1. Science major
2. US citizen
4. GPA at least 3.0 to maintain employment
5. Enrolled in at least 6 semester hours of class each semester (excludes summer)
6. Ability to travel 25% overnight for field work via project funds (summer only)
7. Perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions
8. Perform manual labor including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs
9. Perform work in aquatic environments

Dates of Employment: ASAP, no specific start or end date

Hours: 19 hrs per week during long semesters (Fall/Spring) and 32-40 hrs per week between long semesters  (summer & winter break)

Work Schedule: Flexible, but all work must be completed within the hours of 7am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Pay rate:  $12.50

For consideration  for these  positions submit a resume and unofficial transcript   to:

1) Ecology Team Positions: Chetta Owens, Research Biologist,
2) Biocontrol Team Positions: Julie Nachtrieb, Research Biologist,