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RACC Undergraduate Summer Internships

The Undergraduate Internship Program offers students the opportunity to participate in current research conducted through the Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) program. Undergraduates selected to participate in the RACC program will be matched with a research team of faculty and graduate students working on the transdisciplinary RACC research program. In April, students give an oral presentation or poster presentation of their research results. As part of this program, students do full-time research for 10 weeks with a faculty member in one of the following areas:

  • Lake Ecology
  • Climatology
  • Water Chemistry & Microbiology
  • Soil Nutrients
  • Land Use Management
  • Lake Hydrodynamics
  • Environmental Policy & Management
  • Watershed Ecology
The range of research areas in which students may participate is quite extensive. Applicants are encouraged to learn about faculty doing research in their areas of interest and they will identify their top choices for research projects in the application. For more information, read the 2014 Summer Research Project Descriptions Internships are available on these campuses:
  • Johnson State College in Johnson
  • Saint Michael's College in Colchester
  • University of Vermont in Burlington
  • Middlebury College in Middlebury
Internship Period The internship lasts 10 weeks during the summer (June 2 - August 8, 2014). The following April, interns are required to attend and present their research at the Vermont EPSCoR Student Research Symposium. Financial Support Interns earn hourly wages for the equivalent of $5,000 over the 10 week period (~400 hours). Workman's compensation at 8.7% is part of the wages. Eligibility
  • Students graduating prior to the start of internship are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a college or university with a strong interest in a career in a STEM or social science field.
Individuals with disabilities, veterans, students from underrepresented minority groups, and students from two year colleges are strongly encouraged to apply. Application Procedure The application, as well as all supporting documents (resume, unofficial transcript, short essay, and letter of recommendation from a teacher/faculty member), is due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7th, 2014. No exceptions. Selection and laboratory placement of students will take place in February and March. Applicants who are not placed will be notified by the end of April.

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Contact Information: VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) Saint Michael's College One Winooski Park Box 137 Colchester, VT 05439 802.654.3270 cwdd@smcvt.edu