[unav_all] UNAVCO 2005 Summer Internship

Susan Eriksson eriksson at unavco.org
Fri Feb 18 18:34:33 MST 2005

UNAVCO has one student internship position for the summer of 2005.  The internship is open to upper division undergraduates, or recent graduates in geophysics, geology, physics or math who have an interest in pursuing graduate work in the research areas related to UNAVCO's mission.  

            UNAVCO (www.unavco.org ) is a non-profit membership-governed consortium funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  UNAVCO's mission is to support and promote high-precision measurement techniques for the advancement of Earth Sciences.  Member organizations are primarily research universities who study deformation of the Earth's crust, addressing mechanisms for large and small scale tectonic features and processes, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, plate motion, faulting and folding, and mountain building.  

            The summer intern will conduct research under the supervision of UNAVCO staff and related university faculty and will present the results in a colloquium at the end of the summer.  This colloquium and other activities are in collaboration with the SOARS internship program at NCAR, Boulder, Colorado http://www.ucar.edu/soars/.  This internship involves working with several mentors, participating in the SOARS leadership training and communication/writing workshops, and being part of the SOARS community.  A competitive stipend, travel and living expenses, and other professional experiences make this a very attractive internship for a self-motivated young person who has an interest in a future career in geophysics

            UNAVCO supports university and other research investigators in their use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology for Earth sciences research. The Facility performs this task by providing state-of-the-art GPS equipment and field engineering support for projects, by installing, operating and maintaining continuous GPS networks globally, by undertaking new technology development and evaluating commercially available products for research applications, and by archiving GPS data and data products for future applications.

            UNAVCO also manages the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory, one of three components of EarthScope. EarthScope is funded by the National Science Foundation and includes construction of the various instrumentation facilities, research using these facilities, and education and outreach for students, teachers, and the public.  Hence, the student intern has the opportunity to participate in one of the largest solid earth experiments ever undertaken.  

            For more information and to find the details and application form, please visit www.unavco.org or contact Dr. Susan Eriksson, Education and Outreach Coordinator at eriksson at unavco.org.  


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