18 January 2012

Get ready for summer

It is not too early to think about summer internships...

California Earthquake Center

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is headquartered at
the University of Southern California. Founded in 1991, SCEC has a
mission to gather new information about earthquakes in Southern
California, integrate this information into a comprehensive and
predictive understanding of earthquake phenomena, and communicate this
understanding to end-users and the general public in order to increase
earthquake awareness, reduce economic losses, and save lives. SCEC is
funded by the National Science foundation and the United States
Geological Survey.

There are 2 SCEC summer internship programs offered to undergraduate
students who are interested in earth sciences and/or its related
fields (Geography/GIS, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, etc.):

UseIT (Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology)

Work as a team to develop technical tools for scientists, educators,
and policy makers to communicate important concepts about earthquakes,
faults, seismic hazard mitigation, and earthquake risk reduction.

Term & Location: Summer 2012 (8 weeks - 6/11 to 8/3) at the University
of Southern California

SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience)

Conduct primary field, laboratory, and/or theoretical research under
the supervision of leading scientists in the fields of geophysics,
earthquake geology, seismology, tectonics, and geodesy.

Term & Location: Summer 2012, (~10weeks - Dates determined with
mentor) at various SCEC institutions

Applications are being accepted now! To apply, visit:


Priority consideration deadline is Monday, February 27, 2012. Stipend: $5000

Please note that applicants for UseIT and SURE must be continuing
undergraduate students through the Fall of 2012 and must be either a
US Citizen or US Permanent Resident. For example if you are graduating
in August 2012 you are not eligible for the program.

To learn more about the specific programs, please visit

Questions? Contact us at: internships@scec.org

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