The South Central Climate Science Center is pleased to announce that they will be offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2015 for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (for example, agricultural science, economics, environmental engineering). Interns will be involved in hands-on activities related to climate research that will allow them to see the direct impacts of climate variability and change on forest ecosystems in Oklahoma, coastal areas in Louisiana, and the Texas Hill Country. Internship participants will travel across the South Central United States to visit university campuses and field locations and interact with faculty conducting cutting edge research.
The internship will take place from Sunday, May 31, 2015 to Saturday, June 20, 2015. Interns will spend one week with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, one week with Louisiana State University, and one week with Texas Tech University. All meals, lodging and travel will be provided during the three-week period. In addition, interns will receive a $200/week stipend for the duration of the program. The program will not cover local travel between the participant's home to their closest airport, personal equipment (clothing, cameras, etc.), or other personal expenses.
A sample of the 2014 itinerary is available here: http://www.southcentralclimate.org/content/documents/2014CSCUndergrad.pdf
A video about the internship produced by participants in the 2014 experience is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShN9yawAWAs
The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM Central Time on Friday, March 20, 2015.
For eligibility requirements and to access the application form, please see: http://goo.gl/ifHV35
The South Central Climate Science Center is committed to encouraging diversity in the sciences. Please encourage your scientifically minded students to apply for this unique opportunity to experience climate research hands-on.
Established in 2012 by the Department of Interior, the South Central Climate Science Center provides decision makers with the science, tools, and information they need to address the impacts of climate variability and change on their areas of responsibility. The Center supports big thinking, including multi-institutional and stakeholder-driven approaches to climate variability, change, impacts, mitigation, and adaptation research.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CSC at firstname.lastname@example.org