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Fully Funded Undergraduate Research Opportunity In Seismology


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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
Do you want to apply your math, physics, geoscience, or computer science knowledge and skills while getting paid? If so, the IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program is for you!

Your summer experience will begin with a one-week orientation held on the campus of an IRIS institution the last week of May. The goal of the orientation period is to develop a strong sense of community among interns, provide training in distance collaboration and introduce you to some of the most exciting aspects of modern seismology.

Following this week you will spend 8 to 10 weeks working on a seismological research project with researchers at an IRIS member intuition. Research projects vary annual but may involve the deployment of seismic instruments in the field (within the US or internationally), and/or analyses of seismic data in a lab setting with the ultimate goal of producing results to be presented at a national scientific meeting. Check out student blogs from last year to see the sorts of projects students work on. Each project will provide you with ample opportunities to:

-conduct research with state of the art geophysical data and leading researchers at IRIS institutions

-develop an understanding of scientific inquiry, including designing and conducting scientific investigations, defending scientific arguments, and preparing publications

-gather, manage, and convey information, using various skills, strategies, resources, and

-learn, use, and evaluate technologies for the collection and study of geophysical data.

Your summer research project will culminate with the opportunity to experience the exciting atmosphere of a professional meeting, while presenting your results.

As an IRIS Intern you will receive?

- A weekly stipend ($600/week for 9-11 weeks + $200 for subsistence)

-Free student memberships in the American Geophysical Union

-Funding for travel to the orientation as well as room and board

-Funding for travel to the home institution of your research host

-Assistance securing housing at the host institution

-Funding for any additional expenses related to fieldwork

-Funding for travel to a professional meeting to present your results along with the associated meeting costs.We are excited to receive applications from students representing the full spectrum of society, as well as student with lived experiences such as students with disabilities, veterans, and non-traditional students!
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Application Deadline: 2/1/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Computational Sciences
Computer Sciences
Geological Sciences
Physics

Keywords:
Earth System Science
Earthquake Early Warning
Earthquake Engineering
Earthquake Mechanics
Earthquake Physics
Geophysics
Plate Tectonics
Seismology
Tectonics
Volcanology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
U.S. Dept. of Defense


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