Are you interested in the environment? Do you want to make an impact?
Getting involved in research as an undergraduate is a way to apply your knowledge and jump start your career.
If you are interested in graduate school, doing a research project is a great introduction. But even if you are not interested in a research-oriented career, an NRS project is still a good idea. You will gain work experience, develop a network of contacts, demonstrate your ability to function as part of a team, and have fun!
But maybe most importantly, as a research intern you will generate new information about our local environment. Your work could relate to such important issues as climate change, invasive species, or restoration ecology. So – get involved!