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Undergraduate Summer Research in Seismology

Primary Institution: IRIS Consortium
City: Washington
State: DC
Job Duration: 9 to 11 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Minimum GPA: none
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Geophysics
Description: Are you an undergraduate interested in working on a seismological research project in the summer of 2007?

If so, consider applying for an IRIS Summer Undergraduate Internship.  Once selected, your summer experience will begin with a one-week orientation at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; May 28 to June 1, 2007 (for those students whose quarter has not yet completed, alternative arrangements can be made). 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 (varys annually). Research projects 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. 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. In the past, most interns and their hosts have chosen to present at the Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting held in San Francisco in early December.
Stipend: $425/Week
Benefits: Travel Reimbursement
Meal plan and housing provided for the first week. As well as assistance in locating housing
Application Deadline: 02/15/2007
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Michael Hubenthal
IRIS Consortium
1200 New York Ave NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (607) 777-4612
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