The Plant Conservation Division of San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation
Research in Escondido, CA is pleased to offer a research fellowship for
summer 2019. The deadline is fast approaching: *January 31, 2019*.

*Internship summary:* Summer Research Fellows will participate in a variety
of research, management, and seed banking activities in addition to working
on an independent project which they will be expected to present at a
poster session at the end of the internship. The independent projects are
likely to focus on factors influencing germination of either rare plants or
a noxious weed of increasing concern at the Safari Park, but these topics
will be developed in collaboration with the selected interns.

*Internship Dates: *12 weeks; either May 20-Aug 9 OR June 17-Sept 6;
internships are 40/week over the 12 weeks

*Internship Location:* San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research,
Escondido, CA

*Stipend: *$7,000

*Eligibility: *open to an undergraduate who will be enrolled in Fall 2019
(e.g., continuing undergraduates or graduating seniors committed to
graduate programs)

*Application:* send letter of interest, resume/CV, letters of
recommendation, and a qualification statement via email (details in link

*Important Notes*: Interns will be responsible for finding their own
housing and transportation to and from the Institute for Conservation
Research outside of Escondido. Consequently, access to a vehicle may be

More information, including application details can be found here:


*Plant Conservation* actively works toward recovery of rare and endangered
plant species and restoration of their native ecosystems. Potential
projects include seed collections of San Diego County rare plant species,
germination and storage trials, and propagation for restoration;
restoration site preparation and vegetation surveys; weed management; or
population genetics. Projects are developed with mentors to meet program
and conservation needs and aligned with the skill sets and interests of the
selected applicants. In addition to independent projects, selected fellows
will round out their fellowship with work on all facets of Plant
Conservation programs. San Diego summers are hot and dry, and applying
fellows need to be prepared to conduct field work under such conditions.

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