Alonso Ramírez Lab-NCSU Tropical Ecology and Evolution Internship Program 2023, Puerto Rico

Deadline: 15 February 2022.

Alonso Ramírez Lab-NCSU Tropical Ecology and Evolution Internship Program 2023, Puerto Rico

Applications are now open for the Alonso Ramírez Lab-NCSU Tropical Ecology and Evolution Internship Program in Puerto Rico. The summer program provides research experiences for undergraduate students in areas of ecology (streams, plant communities, soils) and evolution (plant-pollinator interactions).
We study the tropical rain forest of Puerto Rico at various levels of organization, ranging from genes to ecosystems. Field research is conducted at El Verde Field Station, in El Yunque National Forest.
Students work on a research project under the advice of a faculty mentor. Students also participate of seminars and workshops on data analysis and presentation, and scientific techniques (e.g., stream studies, population measurements). A responsible conduct component is focused on issues likely to be encountered by students in their careers and discussions on the role of scientists in society. Overall, our goal is to positively impact student careers by providing them with the tools needed to conduct scientific research in any area of science, with emphasis on Tropical Ecology and Evolution, and by stressing the impact that scientists could have in our society if they take active roles.

Our goal is to promote a scientific foundation for students, by:

  • Immersing students in an active research environment.

  • Providing students with the opportunity to study and conduct research in an ecosystem and culture not easily accessible at their home institution.

  • Providing educational activities designed to equip students with the necessary tools to conduct scientific research.

  • Providing guidance from established scientists while they develop an independent research project.

This is a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program funded by the National Science Foundation.


  • PAID internship – There is no cost for participating students.

  • Students receive a stipend for the ten weeks duration of the program.

  • Round-trip plane ticket from your home institution to Puerto Rico will be reimbursed, up to a maximum.

  • The program will cover housing in Puerto Rico.

  • Students prepare their own meals and a food allowance is provided to cover the cost of groceries.


To apply: Follow this link.

Summer 2023 dates are: May 29 – August 4

For more information, please click here

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