April 9, 2012
Up to 6 undergraduate research & extension internships are available during summer 2012. The Arnot Forest Research & Extension Internship Program includes a $3100 stipend for 11 weeks. Interns typically stay in a free, shared Arnot cabin and access the camp kitchen. Interns work individually on a focused, faculty-guided project. Interns are expected to participate in 2 – 3 independent study credits during the subsequent fall semester when they prepare written and oral presentations of research data. The Arnot Field Intern Program will provide undergraduates with experience in hypothesis development and testing, field data collection, data analysis, and written and oral presentation of results to scientific and extension outreach to youth and adult audiences.
Projects in 2012 will address one of several natural resource management issues. Previous intern projects have included: ginseng population dynamics, forest management effects on greenhouse gases, influence of logging debris on herps and seedlings, timber management, soil and management effects on sugar maple, invasive plants, gourmet mushrooms, and grassland bird habitat enhancement. More intern project details are available at http://www2.dnr.cornell.edu/arnot/education/intern_program_information/employment_list.htm