[unav_all] Job opportunity: Summer Internship at IRIS/PASSCAL

Patricia Griego patricia at passcal.nmt.edu
Thu Jan 17 16:10:38 MST 2008

Summer Student Internship, IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center and  
EarthScope USArray Array Operations Facility at New Mexico Tech.

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Program  
for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL)  
has an opening for a 2008 summer student intern. The duration of the  
internship is flexible (up to three months, depending on student  
availability). If scheduling allows, the intern will also take part  
in the IRIS Education and Outreach Orientation Week at New Mexico  
Tech (http://www.iris.edu/internship/info/orientation), to be held  
late May in association with the IRIS Summer Undergraduate Internship  
program.  This position is designed for an advanced undergraduate or  
graduate student who has an interest in experiment design, field  
methods, seismograph electronics, and data processing. For general  
information, please visit www.passcal.nmt.edu, or contact PASSCAL  
Instrument Center Director Bruce Beaudoin (575-835-5070;  
bruce at passcal.nmt.edu). The internship includes a weekly stipend,  
living expenses, round-trip travel funds to Socorro, NM, and tuition  
support to cover NMT summer registration as a special graduate  
student. To apply, send a letter summarizing interests, college  
transcripts, and at least one appropriate letter of recommendation  
to:  PASSCAL Summer Intern Committee, c/o Bruce Beaudoin, IRIS  
PASSCAL Instrument Center, New Mexico Tech, 100 East Rd., Socorro, NM  
87801.  For full consideration, materials must be received by March  
17, 2008.

Details: The internship is designed for a student who has a  
background in geophysics and is interested in learning field methods,  
electronics and data processing. The IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center,  
funded by the National Science Foundation through the IRIS  
consortium, maintains a large national pool of portable seismographs  
(Reftek and Quanterra), broadband sensors (Streckheisen, Guralp,  
Nanometrics), portable telemetered networks, and high-resolution  
cable reflection systems (Geometrics). The successful candidate will  
learn about repair and maintenance of seismographic equipment,  
potentially assist in deployments around the US and overseas, and  
participate in the processing of the data under the direction of the  
Instrument Center Director and Staff. The intern will register as a  
special student for 6 credits of Directed Study (Geophysics 581)  
under the advisorship of PASSCAL Instrument Center P.I. and  
Geophysics Professor Richard Aster. At least one week prior to the  
conclusion of the internship, the intern will submit a report not to  
exceed 15 pages summarizing tasks performed and observations/ 
suggestions pertinent to PASSCAL program operations and future  
Education and Outreach efforts. The intern will be allocated $475/ 
week. Transportation costs to and from New Mexico Tech will be  
reimbursed up to $3,500, as will room and board costs up to $1000.

For further information, please contact Bruce Beaudoin (see above) or  
Rick Aster (aster at ees.nmt.edu; 575 835-5924).
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