This opportunity is curated through the UF TESI Environmental Leaders Network. Opportunities posted through the Network may not be affiliated with the Florida Museum or TESI, but are shared with UF undergraduate students who want to learn more about environmental research, education and outreach, and civic engagement. 

Host Organization

Zoo Miami

Type of position

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
*comes with a weekly $600 stipend, paid summer housing, $100 a week food allowance & travel costs to and from Miami.

Position description

Zoo Miami, the Zoo Miami Foundation, and Florida International University (FIU) will offer a Research Experience for Undergraduates program funded by the National Science Foundation during the summers and starting in 2021. In this 10-week summer program, students will conduct independent research in conservation science under the mentorship of the conservation biologists, wildlife veterinarians, and education researchers at Zoo Miami and FIU.


This program is suited for students with a background in biology, environmental science, or education.  Students should have a passion for conservation and an enthusiasm for working with diverse teams of conservation practitioners. Students from minorities underrepresented in science and students from universities with limited research opportunities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Remote or in-person


Start Date

May 23, 2023

Duration of the Position

End date: July 30, 2023

Deadline to Apply

February 1, 2023

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