Application Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2013
The Delaware Environmental Institute is pleased to announce paid undergraduate research opportunities focused on environmental topics during the 2013–14 academic year. The purpose of the undergraduate research opportunity is to provide interested students with a sustained research experience over the academic year.
University of Delaware undergraduate students from any major may apply; however, the focus of the research internship must be environmentally relevant. Students in the natural, physical, or social sciences and humanities are eligible to apply. Students with an interest in climate, sea level rise, water quality, land use, soil contamination/remediation, environmental sensing/monitoring, economics, ethics, environmental justice, environmental history, or environmental policy are especially encouraged to apply. All applicants are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be current sophomores, juniors, or seniors.
Students will work with research mentors at the University of Delaware who have agreed to provide a research experience. DENIN Scholars also should be comfortable working independently. Students will present the results of their work in spring 2014.
Internships will be carried out during the fall, winter, and spring semesters. Fall and spring semesters are a part-time commitment, and winter session is considered a full-time commitment for five weeks.
Total stipend for the undergraduate research internship is $4,250. The DENIN Scholars committee expects to select up to 20 students this year. Internships begin on or about November 1, 2013.
How to apply:
1. Complete the application form. The application form includes tips on finding a faculty mentor.
2. Provide a cover letter describing the internship project you have arranged with a faculty mentor. Explain why it is interesting and important to you, and, as relevant, to your long-term education and career goals. Discuss skills or prior experience that make you a strong candidate for support.
3. Provide a current resume.
4. Provide a letter of recommendation from the faculty member willing to host you in his/her group.
5. Provide a copy of your current transcript. An unofficial copy is fine.
6. Save your application materials as a single .pdf file. Use a filename that follows this convention: LastName_FirstName_DENIN_2013. Email your application to Jeanette Miller, Associate Director, Delaware Environmental Institute. The subject line of your email should be your first and last name, followed by the word "application," e.g. Jane Smith Application.
The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 11, 2013. Submit your materials as a single .pdf file.
Financial support for the internships is provided through Delaware's National Science Foundation EPSCoR program, grant number EPS-1301765. Delaware EPSCoR and the Delaware Environmental Institute are committed to diversity in all aspects of our work.