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Perform research that focuses on using micro-organisms to provide sustainability services to society as a Swette Undergraduate Sustainability Intern.

Apply online for posting number 2233BR Swette Intern. Applications are due by March 12, 2014.

The Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology is looking for motivated and creative undergraduate researchers to work as research interns for up to 15 months in 2014 and 2015. Each Swette Intern will be integrated into an on-going research project at the center and is compensated up to $12,000 for May 2014-Aug. 2015. Interns will perform research for 10–15 hours/week during the academic year and 20 hours/week during the summer. Swette Interns will produce significant results that advance sustainability research and will present their results in written and oral formats.

Intern under some of the world’s most distinguished researchers in environmental biotechnology:  Dr. Bruce Rittmann, Dr. César Torres, Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Dr. Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz, and Dr. Andrew Marcus.

Application Requirements
The internships are open to undergraduate students who will be sophomores or juniors during the 2014/15 academic year.  An intern must have a background in science or engineering that addresses sustainability. Applicants should provide a cover letter of their interests — including a description of why the applicant will be a successful Swette Intern — and a résumé. Selection criteria emphasizes academic qualifications, demonstrated commitment to sustainability and research promise.

If you have questions about this internship, please contact:  Diane Hagner, Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, (480)965-5847,