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South Central Climate Science Center Undergraduate Summer Internship for Underrepresented Minorities

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Our summer undergraduate internship opportunity is for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (including physical, natural, and social sciences). This internship is designed for students who wish to further their understanding of the impacts of climate change and variability in the south-central United States. The internship will take place from Sunday, July 8, 2018 to Saturday, July 28, 2018. Interns will spend one week with Texas Tech University, one week with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, and one week with Louisiana State University.

Interns will be involved in hands-on activities and mini-projects related to climate research that will allow them to see the direct impacts of climate variability and change on the West Texas Southern High Plains, prairie and forest ecosystems and tribal cultures in Oklahoma, and the bayous, delta and coastline of Louisiana. Internship participants will travel across the south-central United States to visit university campuses and field locations, so they must have the physical ability and willingness to travel or work outside as well as endure different living conditions. Internship participants must be comfortable (but do not have to have prior experience) with traveling by boat and kayak.

All meals, lodging and travel will be provided during the three-week period. In addition, you will receive a $200/week stipend for the duration of the program. The program will not cover local travel between your home and the closest airport, personal equipment (clothing, cameras, etc.), or other personal expenses.

Applicant must reside in and be traveling from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas

' Applicant must be 18 years or older by July 8, 2018

' Applicant must have a valid social security number

' Applicant must have medical insurance during the period of the internship

' Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in either a 2-year or a 4-year institution for the Fall semester.

Application Deadline: 3/16/2018
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Program Dates: 7/8/2018 - 7/28/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Oklahoma (Lead)
Louisiana State University
Oklahoma State University
Texas Tech University

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Crop & Soil Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources
STEM Fields

Climate Change
Climate Variability

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