2016 US Culture Collection Network Internship Program
The US Culture Collection Network is pleased to present a new activity for living microbe collection stakeholders.
Beginning immediately we will accept applications for a collection internship at one of the USCCN participating collections.
US Students and researchers interested in learning how to preserve, store, and document living microbe specimens are invited to apply to the US Culture Collection Network for 2 – 12 day internships at some of the country’s leading microbial repositories.
- The Phaff Yeast Culture Collection at the University of California, Davis, CA
- The Fungal Genetics Stock Center at the Kansas State University at Manhattan, KS
- The UTEX culture collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin, TX
- The National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota at Bigelow Laboratory in Boothbay Harbor, ME
- The USDA NRRL culture collection at Peoria, IL
To be considered for an internship please send a brief essay describing your reason for wanting to participate in the internship along with a CV/resume and a statement from your major professor/sponsor stating why this is important for your education to any member of the USCCN Steering Committee. The duration of lab visits will be decided by the applicant in discussion with the hosting laboratory. All applications will be reviewed by the USCCN Steering Committee. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2016 and internships should be completed by March 31, 2017. Support will include economy air-travel, local transportation and accommodations as well as a modest per diem. These internships should be educational in nature and not as a means to establish or conduct a research collaboration.
All participant expenses are to be compatible with the NSF recommendations: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/manuals/gpm05_131/gpm6.jsp#618
Participant support allowances may not be paid to trainees who are receiving compensation, either directly or indirectly, from other Federal government sources while participating in the project. A non-NSF Federal employee may receive participant support allowances from grant funds provided there is no duplication of funding of items and provided no single item of participant cost is divided between his/her parent agency and NSF grant funds.
The USCCN does not discriminate on the basis of on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status, in this internship program or in any the networks programs and activities as required by applicable laws and regulations.