Ned Taft Internship Fund in Environmental Science
The Ned Taft Internship Fund, established by Mrs. Elizabeth Taft in honor of her late husband, a renowned fisheries biologist, supports internships and independent studies in or related to environmental science. The purpose of the fund is to give qualifying undergraduate or graduate students the opportunity to work with professionals in the field and to further critical research efforts, especially in aquatic ecology. Qualified students should have an interest in applied science, policy, or engineering aspects with a strong environmental component, particularly with respect to aquatic resources or ecosystems. First preference will be given to students interested in fisheries, fish movements and behavior relevant to development or restoration projects (e.g., hydropower, passage systems, water withdrawals, river fragmentation, river restoration, etc.). Prospective candidates should have strong backgrounds and previous coursework in one or more of the following areas: biology and ecology, hydrology, aquatic systems and resources, toxicology, environmental policy, or environmental engineering. Some academic experience in quantitative methods or computer analysis of data, and/or field or lab experience in aquatic systems is desirable. Applications from students should include identification of potential internships, time frame, documentation of appropriate background and interests, and a statement of purpose.