SCEC and UNAVCO Internship Opportunities for Geoscience Students, Application Deadline: 10 February 2012:

1. The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is offering two paid summer research internships in 2012:

Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology (UseIT) is an 8-week team-based undergraduate research program that allows students to work in multi-disciplinary collaborative teams to tackle a scientific "Grand Challenge" where they use the advanced tools of information technology to solve important problems in interdisciplinary earthquake research. During the 2011 internship the focus of the program was to develop a Seismic Sequence Visualization System based on SCEC-VDO and GIS that can display earthquake sequences, monitor their evolution in space and time, and assess their hazards and risks. SCEC-VDO is the SCEC intern-developed visualization software that allows the user to see earthquake related phenomena in three dimensions.

The SCEC Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an 8-10 week program that pairs a student, one-on-one, to conduct research with a pre-eminent earthquake scientist or specialist. Many SURE interns also have the opportunity to work alongside graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, and thus gain the special perspective of these early career professionals.

Priority application deadline for both programs is: 27 February 2012 Learn more about and apply to UseIT and SURE at: Questions? Send a message to:

2. Research Experiences in the Solid Earth Sciences for Students (RESESS) is an 11-week paid internship program based in Boulder, Colorado, in which interns do research on a project of interest to them with a scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Colorado, NOAA, or UNAVCO. Topics include geology, geomorphology, hydrology, seismology, paleoclimatology, glaciology, geophysics, geodesy and more. The program includes a writing class, mentoring, field trips, and a supportive community. RESESS provides travel to Boulder, housing, a competitive salary, and a partial scholarship for the following academic year. This program is intended to increase diversity in the geoscience workforce by supporting students from underrepresented groups on their path to graduate school, and encourages applications from Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and disabled Americans. Please go to our APPLY and FAQ pages for more information.

Application Deadline: 10 February 2012

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3. National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduate Programs

(REUs) for all sciences, and Earth Sciences REU Opportunities

4. Sheehan Geophysics Research Group Listing of Undergraduate Summer Internships in Geological Sciences

Now's the time to be looking for internship opportunities!