[unav_all] UNAVCO Summer Internships for Undergraduates: RESESS and Geo-LAUNCHPAD

Aisha Morris morris at unavco.org
Wed Dec 3 09:41:22 MST 2014

Good morning,

We are pleased to announce that the application portal for the UNAVCO summer internships for undergraduates is now open!  Please help spread the word about these opportunities to students and faculty in your networks.  

Thank you,
Aisha Morris (RESESS lead)
Celia Schiffman (Geo-LAUNCHPAD lead)

UNAVCO’s Undergraduate Internships: LeAding UNdergraduates in CHallenges to Power Academic Development in Geosciences (Geo-LAUNCHPAD) and Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS)

Both Geo-LAUNCHPAD and RESESS are paid summer research internships managed by UNAVCO and based in Boulder, Colorado that are intended to increase diversity in the geoscience workforce by supporting students from underrepresented groups on their path to completing college, graduate school, and beginning a career in science. Geo-LAUNCHPAD is for community college students and university students who have not yet started their junior year and RESESS is geared toward rising junior and senior undergraduate students.

Interns from both internships complete a research project on topics such as geology, geomorphology, hydrology, seismology, paleoclimatology, glaciology, geophysics, geodesy, volcanology, engineering, remote imaging, and more. Both internships include a communications and professional development workshop, field trips, a poster presentation, and a supportive community. RESESS interns also participate in a weekly writing workshop and present their research in a UNAVCO-wide oral colloquium at the end of the summer. We provide extensive support to interns, including travel to and from Boulder, housing, and a stipend or salary.

Geo-LAUNCHPAD interns will complete a collaborative research project under the guidance of a UNAVCO project manager. A Faculty Mentor from the intern’s home institution provides support and guidance before, during, and after the program.

RESESS interns will complete an independent research project on a topic of interest to them with a scientist at UNAVCO, the University of Colorado, the U. S. Geological Survey, or from other scientific institutions in the Boulder/Foothills area. If eligible, RESESS interns may also receive funding support for presenting their research results at a national science conference.

We encourage applications from groups that are underrepresented in the geosciences to both programs.

For additional information about Geo-LAUNCHPAD, please visit www.unavco.org/geolaunchpad and go to our Application Instructions and FAQs web pages, or email geolaunchpad at unavco.org. The application deadline is February 10, 2015.

For more information about RESESS, please visit www.unavco.org/resess and go to our FAQ and APPLY web pages, or email resess at unavco.org. The application deadline is February 1, 2015.

Aisha R. Morris, Ph.D.
Education Specialist
RESESS Director

6350 Nautilus Drive
Boulder, CO 80301-5394
tel: 303.381.7488    fax: 303.381.7501
morris at unavco.org | www.resess.unavco.org

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