This site provides information gathered by Pamona colleage about summer internship and funding opportunities.
California Space Grant This page provides a list of internship opportunities within Space Grant colleges and universities in California -- several different types of programs are available! Deadline varies by program.
Carnegie Institution of Washington The Geophysical Laboratory and Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. Internship opportunities in the geosciences (experimental petrology, mineralogy, mineral physics, seismology), planetary sciences and astronomy, and related chemical sciences (geochemistry, cosmochemistry). Deadline for Summer 2003 -- March 13th.
Council on Undergraduate Research The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) awards summer fellowships to students interested in pursuing their research interests at primarily undergraduate institutions. CUR fellowships provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate students and their faculty mentors to engage in approximately ten weeks of full-time research in the research setting at their home institution. Deadline for Summer 2001 -- November 15th.
Department of Energy The Department of Energy offers a wide variety of internships for undergraduates, including summer research opportunities at various national labs. Deadlines vary by program, but tend to occur from mid-Fall through early Spring.
Geological Society of America GSA offers a wide variety of summer funding opportunities. They place students in the national parks, and in some regions/areas have research grants available for undergraduates. Deadlines vary by program.
Goddard Space Flight Center Goddard offers all kinds of earth science internship opportunities, most associated with terrestrial remote sensing or planetary geology. The description of this program indicates that it is for graduate students only, but there are instances in which undergraduates have been accepted as well and several of the staff prefer to have undergraduate help during the summer. The key is to hook up with a mentor well in advance -- see Dr. Grosfils for more details. Deadline for 2000 is in early February.
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology IRIS offers internships which involve undergraduates in existing seismic research programs. Deadline for application is late January.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/CalTech CalTech SURF internships, similar to Pomona's SURP internships, match up students with research mentors. If you want to work at CalTech or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the summer, this is the program which will allow you to do so. It is the student's job to make initial contact with a mentor, but a list of available mentors is provided on-line each year. Deadline for 2000 is late February.
Keck Geology Consortium This program offers research project experience to rising juniors and seniors at Pomona College and the other 11 Keck Consortium schools. There are also opportunities available for minority students from any undergraduate institution. Deadline for 2000 is in early February.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory This summer program encourages applicants interested in a variety of earth science fields -- geology, oceanography, geophysics, tectonics, etc -- and matches students up from among available mentors. Deadline for 2000 is in early March.
Lunar and Planetary Institute The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) offers undergraduates an opportunity to participate actively in lunar and planetary research with scientists at LPI and the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). The purpose of this program is to expose undergraduate students in planetary and terrestrial studies to a research environment in order to help them examine and focus their career goals and to encourage their development as planetary scientists. This is a terrific program -- see Dr. Grosfils for details. Deadline for 2001 is in early February.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is a center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology. Teams at MBARI use cutting-edge technology to develop equipment, software, and research methods to meet the specific needs of deep-sea research. The focus of the MBARI internship is on the intern?s professional development: learning research techniques and improving communication and collaboration skills. Deadline for 2000 is early February.
NASA Academy The NASA Academy program provides students with an opportunity to combine pursuit of a science project at a NASA center (Goddard -- Space Science, Ames -- Astrobiology, or Dryden -- aeronautics) with an introduction to the "politics" side of NASA -- i.e. how NASA works! Pomona students should also see the California Space Grant pages as this institution administers the NASA Academy program application. The application process is extensive, and final materials are normally due in January.
National Forest Service The Forest Service does take summer interns, but thus far I have not located a web page dedicated to internships. One Pomona student has participated -- see Dr. Hazlett for more details.
National Science Foundation -- Research Experience for Undergraduates The National Science Foundation makes possible a number of opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially. REU "Sites" are established in all fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. Each Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates, who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is assigned to a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Deadlines vary by project.
Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program This general NASA program matches summer internship applicants with NASA-funded researchers across the country. I'm not aware of a web page yet, but if you're interested in any type of planetary geology this is a great program. See Dr. Grosfils for more details. Deadline is in January.
Schultz Environmental Award The Schultz Award, like the SURP program, provides funding for students interested in pursuing summer research in conjunction with Pomona faculty. This award, however, requires the research project to focus specifically upon an environmental problem or issue, and an educational component is required. Deadline for 2001 is in early March.
Scripps Institute of Oceanography Scripps offers a several different internship programs related to various fields of oceanography. Deadline varies by program.
Smithsonian Institution -- General This page describes the full range of internships available at the Smithsonian. Deadlines vary by musuem/program.
Smithsonian Institution -- National Air & Space Museum Internships are offered during the summer semester to undergraduate and graduate students studying museology, history, aviation, space science, photography, journalism, education, aircraft restoration and preservation, earth and planetary studies, archives, educational services, development, exhibits, public affairs, science and library disciplines. Deadline for 2000 is in early February.
Smithsonian Institution -- National Museum of Natural History This program introduces undergraduates to the diversity of scientific disciplines, research techniques, and career choices available in the field of natural history through a structured ten-week curriculum that covers all the NMNH natural history disciplines and includes a personalized research project plus group lectures, workshops, discussions, demonstrations and tours of the NMNH specimen collections. Deadline for 2001 is February 1st.
Southern California Earthquake Center The Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate students at institutions in southern California (or which are SCEC members) to work alongside SCEC scientists who are conducting earthquake-related research. Deadline for 2000 is in early April.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program -- Pomona College The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) provides Pomona students with the opportunity to conduct research in their area of interest while working closely with a Pomona College faculty member. Projects demonstrate the diversity of interests pursued by Pomona students ranging across the liberal arts curriculum. Deadline for 2000 is in early March.
United States Geological Survey The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) offers diverse employment opportunities for students in biology, hydrology, computer science, cartography, geology, administration, and many other fields. Deadline varies by program.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Summer Student Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed their junior or senior year at colleges or universities studying in any of the fields of science or engineering with at least a tentative interest in the ocean sciences, oceanographic engineering, mathematics, or marine policy. Fellowships are awarded to pursue an independent research project, chosen by the fellow, under the guidance of a member of the Research Staff. Deadline for 2001 is February 15th.