National Radio Astronomy Observatory Summer Student Research Assistantships

Title 
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Summer Student Research Assistantships
Institution 
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Institution Type 
Federally-funded research laboratory
City 
Charlottesville, VA; Green Bank, WV; and Socorro, NM
State 
Charlottesville, VA; Green Bank, WV; and Socorro, NM
Field 
astronomy, astrophysics, engineering, computer science
Start Date 
three possible start dates: May 28, 2013, June 3, 2013, June 10, 2013
End Date 
End dates are chosen by the student, but usually result in students participating for 10-12 weeks.
Stipend 
$647/wk for undergraduates, $693/wk for graduate students
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
February 1, 2013
Description 
Since its inception in 1959, the NRAO Summer Student Research Assistantship program has engaged nearly 1,000 young people in scientific research, and many of our summer students have gone on to distinguished careers in astronomy, physics, and other sciences. The list of former NRAO summer students includes women and men who represent a wide range of careers, research interests, geographic locations, and ethnic backgrounds.
Qualifications 
Undergraduate or graduate student in astronomy, physics, engineering, computer science, or related field
Contact 
Jeff Mangum
URL 
https://science.nrao.edu/opportunities/student-programs/summerstudents
Email 
jmangum@nrao.edu
Number of Participants 
25-30
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no

Students based in Green Bank live in on-site Observatory housing. At the other sites, students are expected to arrange their own lodging, with assistance from the NRAO if needed. Travel expenses to and from the NRAO site will be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $850.