PAID INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE for UNDERGRADUATES at the Southern California Earthquake Center
The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is headquartered at the University of Southern California. Founded in 1991, SCEC has a mission to gather new information about earthquakes in Southern California, integrate this information into a comprehensive and predictive understanding of earthquake phenomena, and communicate this understanding to end-users and the general public in order to increase earthquake awareness, reduce economic losses, and save lives. SCEC is funded by the National Science foundation and the United States Geological Survey.
There are 2 SCEC summer internship programs offered to undergraduate students who are interested in earth sciences and/or its related fields (Geography/GIS, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, etc.):
UseIT (Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology)
Work as a team to develop technical tools for scientists, educators, and policy makers to communicate important concepts about earthquakes, faults, seismic hazard mitigation, and earthquake risk reduction.
Term & Location: Summer 2012 (8 weeks – 6/11 to 8/3) at the University of Southern California
SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience)
Conduct primary field, laboratory, and/or theoretical research under the supervision of leading scientists in the fields of geophysics, earthquake geology, seismology, tectonics, and geodesy.
Term & Location: Summer 2012, (~10weeks – Dates determined with mentor) at various SCEC institutions
Applications are being accepted now! To apply, visit:
Priority consideration deadline is Monday, February 27, 2012. Stipend: $5000
Please note that applicants for UseIT and SURE must be continuing undergraduate students through the Fall of 2012 and must be either a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident. For example if you are graduating in August 2012 you are not eligible for the program.
To learn more about the specific programs, please visithttp://www.scec.org/internships
Questions? Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
– SCEC Internships Team
University of Southern California email@example.com
Rutherford (Rud) V. Platt
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
300 N. Washington Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325