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Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Primary Institution: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Affiliation: College of William and Mary
City: Gloucester Point
State: VA
Job Duration: 10 Weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Biological, geological, chemical, physical, environmental science, fisheries and management emphases
Description: Each year the Summer Intern Program (SIP) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) places twelve to fifteen undergraduates with faculty mentors for a summer research experience. Internships are available in many areas of marine science, including biological, geological, chemical, physical, environmental science, fisheries and management emphases. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, VIMS, The College of William and Mary (W&M), private donors and via grants to individual faculty.

All students, including those traditionally under-represented in the marine sciences, are encouraged to apply. In general, rising juniors and seniors are preferred because of their better course preparation.
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/15/2008
Job Website:
Additional Information: The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, located in Gloucester Point, Virginia, is one of the largest coastal and estuarine science institutions in the world, with more than 65 faculty and a graduate student body of over 130. VIMS houses state-of-the-art oceanographic instrumentation and analytical facilities, a large fleet of coastal research vessels, a world-class marine science library, and is within close proximity to a variety of habitats ranging from freshwater tributaries to the coastal ocean. The School of Marine Science is a part of the College of William and Mary, one of the most highly rated public universities emphasizing undergraduate education in the United States.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Rochelle Seitz
Rt. 1208 Greate Rd.
Gloucester Point, VA 23062
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