Internship Opportunities

Many students conduct their research in a laboratory or behind a computer. At the same time, others scientists who are planning large field campaigns quickly find themselves short-handed. We strongly encourage students and faculty in need of additional field hands to advertise opportunities for fieldwork experience to the broader NS community. Additional information on field work opportunities may be found on the NS Student Wiki.


SAGE (Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience)

Applications closed for Summer 2017

The Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience, is a unique educational program designed to introduce students in geophysics and related fields to “hands on” geophysical exploration and research. The program emphasizes both teaching of field methods and research related to a variety of basic and applied problems. SAGE is hosted by the Los Alamos National Laboratory branch of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California.

IRIS Summer Undergraduate Internship

Applications closed for Summer 2017

This NSF funded research experience for undergraduates (REU) provides interns with the opportunity to:

– conduct exciting research with state of the art geophysical data and leading researchers at IRIS institutions,

– develop an understanding of scientific inquiry, including designing and conducting scientific investigations,defending scientific arguments, and preparing publications,

– gather, manage, and convey information, using various skills, strategies, resources, and

– learn, use, and evaluate technologies for the collection and study of geophysical data.

This paid experience features a week-long orientation program, the use of a variety of virtual communication technologies to help you stay connected with other interns during your 8 to 10 week research placement, and an opportunity to present your research at a scientific meeting. Read about how this program is providing more than just summer research!


East Asia and South Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) for U.S. Graduate Students

Applications due November 2017 for Summer 2018 fellowship

NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although applicants apply individually to participate in a Summer Institute, awardees become part of the cohort for each location. Applicants must propose a location, host scientist, and research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the international visit.

An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

The NSF award includes participation in the Pre-Departure Orientation, summer stipend of $5,000, and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. EAPSI partner agencies pay in-country living expenses during the Summer Institutes.