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Jobs and Opportunities

Updated regularly with internship, scholarship, volunteer, and job opportunities for honors students. 

Jobs and Internships 

Environmental Biogeochemistry and Paleoecology Lab Position for New/Recent Grads
ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 2017, but students may start as soon as March 2017

USU's Environmental Biogeochemistry and Paleoecology lab is recruiting MSc students to join an interdisciplinary research program broadly focused on aquatic ecosystems and water resources in the Canadian Columbia River Basin and the American West. The student(s) will work on one of several potential projects which seek to 1) understand the effects of climate warming and glacier recession on high mountain lakes and streams, or 2) quantify atmospheric phosphorus deposition effects in lake ecosystems.

Specific research projects are flexible and students are strongly encouraged to develop their own research focus within the lab’s overall framework. Students in the lab will generally have the opportunity to gain field, laboratory, and microscopy skills. 


The student(s) must have completed a BSc by the start data and have a strong interest in water quality, limnology, biogeochemistry, or paleoecology. The student must have excellent writing and quantitative skills. Laboratory and field experience is preferred. Preference will be given to students with a strong work ethic and capacity to work independently. 

How to Apply

Please send 1) letter describing your background, interest in the project, and educational and career goals, 2) a CV, and 3) the names and contact information for three references to 

Study Abroad and Field Opportunities

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Scholarship, Grant, and Leadership Opportunities

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Creative and Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Health Promotion and Public Health 

This opportunity will allow students to work closely with health education and promotion faculty members in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science on the "Intuitive Lifestyle Research Project." The research aim is to address and challenge the current weight-focused approach to defining health. Faculty and students will work to develop interventions and promote healthy behaviors based on intuitive lifestyle approaches among low-income populations, a group that is largely ignored in health research. Interested students will assist with needs assessments, grant writing, program development, participant recruitment and social marketing, webinar development, Mhealth/app development, and program evaluation.

Students may begin summer 2017; those available for multiple semesters are preferred. Please contact Dr. Maya Miyairi at if interested.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the Families in Sport Lab

APPLICATION DEADLINES: Review August 1 (Fall assistantships), January 1 (Spring), and May 1 (Summer)

Over 90% of American youth participate in organized sport during childhood and/or adolescence, making youth sport an important context to study the development of parents and children and their interaction within the family. Moreover, as parents and families continue to invest a growing percentage of family resources into the athletic development and success of their children, the “appropriate” level of parental involvement in youth sport has become a polarizing cultural debate. This debate is significant because the quality and quantity of parent involvement in extra-curricular activities has been linked to enhanced child outcomes including motivation and achievement. In light of these findings, youth sport is an important, and indeed ubiquitous, context for the study of human development and family interaction. Undergraduate research assistants in the USU Families in Sport Lab help with literature reviews, data collections and analyses, and the preparation of scientific presentations and manuscripts. Students work closely with graduate students and Dr. Travis Dorsch and are encouraged to participate over multiple semesters.

Applicants are reviewed in August 1 (Fall assistantships), January 1 (Spring assistantships), and May 1 (Summer assistantships). Please contact Dr. Travis Dorsch at for more information.

Graduate School Opportunities

University of Wisconsin-Madison Bioscience Preview Weekend

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will host the annual Biosciences Opportunities (BOPs) preview weekend on September 21-24, 2017. This is an all-expense paid opportunity for prospective graduate students to learn about biological science graduate programs at UW-Madison. Applications can be found here. For more information, visit the program website or contact USU Honors alumnus Kevin Cope