Fully Funded Undergraduate Research Internship in Seismology/Geophysics in , for Integrated Seismology Research Institutes (IRIS)



Job : 12-Jan-22

Location: At national scale

Education required: Current undergraduate

Salary: $800/week incl. subsistence


Earth and environmental sciences: environmental sciences

Earth and environmental sciences: geosciences

Physics: Geophysics



Government and National Laboratory

Work function:


Salary details:

As an IRIS intern, you will receive a weekly stipend ($600/week for 9-11 weeks + $200 for living expenses), funding for travel to and from your summer internship, assistance in finding a housing, funding for fieldwork-related expenses, full support to travel to a professional meeting to present your results (travel, registration, abstract submission fees and per diem).

Further information:

15 openings available.

Telecommuting is allowed.

The employer will contribute to the relocation costs.

Once selected, your summer experience will begin with a one-week orientation the last week of May (for students whose term has not yet ended, alternative arrangements for the week can be made). The objective of the orientation period is to develop a strong sense of community among the trainees, to provide remote collaborative training and to introduce you to some of the most exciting aspects of modern seismology.

Following this week, you will spend 8 to 10 weeks working on a seismological research project with researchers from an IRIS member intuition. Research projects vary each year and may involve the deployment of seismic instruments in the field (in the United States or abroad) and/or analyzes of seismic data in the laboratory with the ultimate goal of producing results for presentation. at a national scientific meeting. Check out last year’s projects to get an idea of ​​what they might entail. Each project will offer you many opportunities to:

  • conduct research with state-of-the-art geophysical data and leading researchers at IRIS institutions
  • develop an understanding of scientific research, including the design and conduct of scientific inquiries, the defense of scientific arguments and the preparation of publications
  • collect, manage and transmit information, using various skills, strategies, resources and
  • learn, use and evaluate technologies for the collection and study of geophysical data

Your summer research project will culminate with the opportunity to experience the exciting atmosphere of a professional meeting, while presenting your results.

We welcome applications from students representing the whole of society, as well as students with lived experiences such as students with disabilities, veterans, and non-traditional students!

Applications must be received by February 1.


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