EarthScope Graduate & Undergraduate PAID Student Internships

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Supporting transformative geophysical research & education


Devoted to increasing diversity in Earth science. The RESESS internship program aims to increase the number of students from groups that are underrepresented in the geosciences relative to their proportions in the general population.

The program aims to offer students genuine research exposure, professional development, and insight into geoscience careers, focusing on geophysics. Our goal is to include a diverse range of geophysical projects, constituting over 50% of student assignments during the 11-week program. Interns have the option to select from two cohort models and are provided with housing, a stipend, and funding for a fall meeting.

The first, named by location (e.g., Boulder), places students together in shared housing, each working on individual projects with faculty mentorship on nearby campuses. The second model, “Satellite,” involves students dispersed nationwide, collaborating with mentors at EarthScope Consortium institutions (e.g., University of Washington). They attend virtual professional development seminars and build in-person communities on research campuses.

The program begins with an EarthScope intern orientation week, bringing together interns, researchers, alumni, and staff. This week highlights career opportunities, includes safety training, discusses mentor/mentee relationships, and fosters cohort building. Students can choose from two paths of activities during the week, with shared meals and field trips.

The program strives to reduce barriers to geoscience research participation by supporting students with limited opportunities, from historically excluded groups, or in unsupportive environments. This includes providing housing, stipends, education on professional environments, inclusive mentors, feedback opportunities, a connected cohort, and networking assistance.

Applications are due FEB 15. All applications must be submitted through our application portal on submittable.

Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident and over 18 years of age.

Graduating Seniors are eligible to apply.

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