NSF REU Summer Internship Program at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Edgewater, MD)

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, our NSF REU Global Change Biology program offers students the opportunity to conduct hands-on science focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. The interns will conduct independent projects over 10 weeks utilizing our 2,650 acre research site on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today. These include habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. Enrichment activities will focus on professional development; responsible conduct of research; science communications, and various panels on alternative careers in science, graduate school, and hearing from REU alumni.

The program is 10 weeks in summer 2023 (May/June – August).

Program benefits include a stipend of $6250, dorm housing, and travel costs to/from Edgewater, MD.

Applications are submitted through the Smithsonian web portal and the deadline is February 15, 2023.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and not graduating senior.

Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of on-line registration, student copy of transcripts, personal essay, resume, and one letter of recommendation using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA)