Statistics in Conservation Intern Program (SCIP)

Offered by: Department of Statistics at University of Missouri and Missouri Department of Conservation

Purpose: The SCIP Program is a unique and rewarding career experience. It provides the student intern with an opportunity to gain workplace experience with forest, fisheries, adn wildlife research related issues in data analysis, study design, and conceptualization and interpretation of conservation problems. The biologist can help educate the student intern concerning biological issues and methodologies, so that the intern will gain a real world prospective of conservation management problems and realistic approaches that can be used in study designs to help address similar problems. The student intern can in turn be of service to the biologist as statistical consultant and data analyst supporting the biologist's project. Beyond the workplace experience that each intern will gain through this program, the intern will have the opportunity to develop personal working relationships with a wide variety of forest, fish and wildlife biologists, and at the same time a clearer understanding of how potential clients think and work in real world situations. The student intern will assist the cooperating biologist of the selected project, and will assist in data analysis and preparation of results for presentation. The intern will be expected to attend reviews of proposed research projects and participate in discussions of selected proposed future projects. The student intern by the end of each selected analytical project will prepare a report summarizing data analyses performed and results from these analyses that can be used by the biologist.


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For More Information & Applications, Contact:

Chong He, Supervisor of the SCIP program
Department of Statistics, University of Missouri
(573) 882-7467

Steve Sheriff, Biometrician
Conservation Research Center, Missouri Conservation Department
(573) 882-9909