The Chemical Ecology Program uses advanced analytical techniques to investigate all aspects of water quality in lakes, rivers, estuaries and the coastal marine environment. Ongoing projects include the development of new methods for detecting septic tank pollution in natural waters and performing advanced studies of marine optics. Interns assist with field collection of samples, data entry and laboratory analysis of water quality parameters. College students with chemistry laboratory coursework and computer experience preferred.

This program accepts internship applications for fall, winter and spring only. This program takes one REU intern in summer.