Environmental Science and Education Internships

Title 
Environmental Science and Education Internships
Institution 
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Institution Type 
Smithsonian unit
City 
Edgewater
State 
MD
Field 
Environmental science, studies, natural sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, education, forest, plant, fisheries, marine ecology
Start Date 
May
End Date 
August
Stipend 
$500/week
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
February 1, 2016
Description 
SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12-16 weeks utilizing our 2,650 acre research site on the shores of Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has maintained a REU site since 2001 and those students sponsored have used our professional-training programs as a stepping stone to pursue advanced careers in the environmental sciences.
Qualifications 
none
Contact 
Daniel Gustafson, Jr.
URL 
www.serc.si.edu AND https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/solaahome.html
Email 
gustafsond@si.edu
Number of Participants 
35-40 total per summer with 12 REU funded
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no

Housing available with some travel support for REU interns