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Environmental Sciences Internships

Apply for one of these internships through the Internship Program (IP) (Deadline February 15/October 1) or the campus internship track of the Study and Internship Program (SIP) (Deadline February 15).

 

Internship in Plant Nutrition and Crop Production at

Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

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Supervisor

Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Olfs

Project

Improving nutrient use efficiency for arable crops

 

There are several ongoing R&D projects focusing on aspects of applied plant nutrition (e.g. use of sensor technologies in crop production [wheat, oil seed rape]; optimizing the nutrient application strategies for mineral/organic fertilizers) and crop production. Please find further details here.

Depending on the student’s abilities and interests a suitable topic will be selected.

Tasks

 

  • Field work (support experimental field trial work)
  • Greenhouse work
  • Lab work (analyzing soil/plant samples)
  • Data Analysis
  • Literature research

Requirements

  • Students of Agronomy (preferred), Biology, Environmental Sciences
  • Graduate student or undergraduate student (at least beginning of the 3rd year)
  • Basic skills in scientific working (lab and/or field experiments) and/or plant production

Language Skills

Good English language skills (German: Not necessary, but beneficial)

Duration

3-6 months

Possible Beginning

Feb.15 application deadline: possible beginning betw. Sep./Oct./Nov.

Oct.1 application deadline: possible beginning betw. March/April/May

Credits

1 month = 5 ECTS
According to agreement

Payment

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Internship in Vegetation Ecology at

Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

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Supervisor

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Kiehl

Project

The Faculty of Agriculture and Landscape of Osnabrück UAS has started the research network Urban AgriCulture (including topics like urban farming, urban planning, resource management, urban biodiversity).

In this subproject the effects of urban land use on natural and semi-natural vegetation will be studied.

Tasks

 

  • Literature research
  • Field work (vegetation, site characteristics)
  • Data analysis

Requirements

  • Students of Biology, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Landscape Architecture (with ecological knowledge)
  • Graduate student or undergraduate student at the beginning of the third year or advanced
  • Basic skills in analysis of ecological data
  • Practical experience with field work

Language Skills

Good English language skills (German: Not necessary, but beneficial)

Duration

3 - 4 months

Possible Beginning

Feb. 15  application deadline: Possible beginning Sept./Oct./Nov. 2017
Oct.  01 application deadline: Possible beginning Mar./Apr./May 2018

Credits

15 ECTS for 3 months; 1 month = 5 ECTS
According to agreement

Payment

Usually not

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