IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program

IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program An NSF funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (EAR-0453427). This paid program provides interns with the opportunity to conduct seismological research with state of the art geophysical data and leading researchers at IRIS institutions.
This NSF funded research expereinece for undergraduates (REU) provides interns with the opportunity to: * conduct exciting research with state of the art geophysical data and leading researchers at IRIS institutions * develop an understanding of scientific inquiry, including designing and conducting scientific investigations, defending scientific arguments, and preparing publications * gather, manage, and convey information, using various skills, strategies, resources, and * learn, use, and evaluate technologies for the collection and study of geophysical data. This paid experience features a week-long orientation program, the use of a variety of virtual communication technologies to help you stay connected with other interns during your 8 to 10 week research placement, and an opportunity to present your research at a scientific meeting.
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The continued spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is generating increasing uncertainty across the many college campuses...
03/19/2020

The continued spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is generating increasing uncertainty across the many college campuses, USGS facilities, and national labs that collaborate with IRIS to offer our summer intern research program. This uncertainty has created significant complications for nearly all logistics and operations of the program and these complications can be expected to last well into the summer and possibly beyond. Therefore, it is with great regret that we announce that the IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program has been suspended for the summer of 2020. This decision was not an easy one as we recognize that this program provides valuable outside-the-classroom learning, direct research experience, financial support, community, and career development for the future of our field. However, we cannot in good conscience make offers for this summer, given the likelihood that many university campuses and research labs may be closed, particularly to outside students.

We are grateful for the continued interest from students and support from the entire IRIS community. We look forward to the continued development of the Next Generation of Seismologists in summer 2021.

01/30/2020

We are sending out the signal that the student application period is nearing the end! If you, or someone you know is interested in a geophsysics/seismology summer research experience, please share this with them! We are excited to receive applications from students representing the full spectrum of society, as well as student with lived experiences such as students with disabilities, veterans, and non-traditional students! The deadline to apply is February 1st (with letter due by February 15th). https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/interns

The deadline to apply for the summer of 2020 is approaching! Help us find some outstanding interns by spreading the word...
01/17/2020

The deadline to apply for the summer of 2020 is approaching! Help us find some outstanding interns by spreading the word about the program! We seek applications from physics, math, geo, etc. majors, who represent the full spectrum of society! We also seek applications from students with lived experiences, such as those with disabilities, veterans, and non-traditional students!

Here is an opportunity for alumni that are now in grad school! We hear great things about CIDER, so we certainly encoura...
01/06/2020
Internship | 2020 CIDER Summer Program

Here is an opportunity for alumni that are now in grad school! We hear great things about CIDER, so we certainly encourage our alumni to consider it! https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/news/2020_cider_summer_program

CIDER announces their annual summer program on behalf of the geosciences community. CIDER is an inter-disciplinary synthesis center, research incubator, and research framework for tackling the fundamental question of the nature of global geodynamic processes. CIDER has a strong emphasis on cross-dis...

Many of our program alumni may be interested in this upcoming workshop for graduate students! https://www.iris.edu/hq/in...
11/26/2019
Internship | Lamont-Doherty Seismology Student Workshop - March 18-20, 2020

Many of our program alumni may be interested in this upcoming workshop for graduate students! https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/news/seismology_student_workshop_2020

This workshop is completely student-run and organized with the aim of bringing together graduate students who conduct research in seismology and earthquake-related fields. [This workshop is only open to graduate students, so we encourage advisors to notify their students about this opportunity!]

IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program's cover photo
11/11/2019

IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program's cover photo

IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program
11/11/2019

IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program

11/11/2019

Know any undergraduate physics, math, and geoscience majors looking for an Earth shaking summer 2020? If so, let them know about our exciting summer program! We have just opened our application process and it will remain open until Febuary 1st. Participants will gain valuable knowledge, skills and experience by conducting and presenting research... and get paid in the process!

https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/news/applications_summer_2020

The geophysics group at Sandia National Labs has been a strong partner of the IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program over...
08/26/2019

The geophysics group at Sandia National Labs has been a strong partner of the IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program over the years. Their staff have successfully mentored many geophysics undergraduate students as part of the IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program. We are very pleased to see some of this work come to publication with two alumni of the program as the lead and co-author. https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/news/2016_intern_expands_project_into_full_publication

IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program
06/20/2019

IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program

So what happens to participants after they are in our program and where are they now?  Good questions since we have had ...
06/20/2019
Internship | Survey finds most alumni employed in the geosciences, but across a variety of employment sectors

So what happens to participants after they are in our program and where are they now? Good questions since we have had 216 participants! With the help of our programs alumni, we now have some answers! While most are in geoscience fields, there were a few surprises!

https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/news/alumni_of_iris_internship_program

Since 1998 the IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program has provided research experiences for 216 undergraduates interested in exploring the fields of seismology/geophysics. Prior to participating, a majority of students indicate an intention to go to graduate school. However, few are set on seismology...

IRIS's 2019 Internship seasons is off to a great start with an amazing cohort of 15 undergraduates!https://www.iris.edu/...
06/12/2019
Internship | Kicking off the 2019 Internship Season!

IRIS's 2019 Internship seasons is off to a great start with an amazing cohort of 15 undergraduates!

https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/news/kicking_off_the_2019_internship_season

On May 26 the 2019 cohort of IRIS interns gathered in Socorro, NM for the program's annual orientation week. Through the week's agenda, our 14 undergraduates, developed a strong sense of community, were introduced to some of the most exciting aspects of modern seismology, and explored the geology of...

Our program celebrates the succes of one of the 2018 interns! Sydney Dybing's project was recently published in BSA! Con...
03/22/2019
Internship | 2018 Intern’s Summer Project Published in BSA!

Our program celebrates the succes of one of the 2018 interns! Sydney Dybing's project was recently published in BSA! Congratulations!

https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/news/2018_intern_project_published

2018 IRIS intern Sydney Dybing an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, published the results of her summer's research in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Her project, based in Albuquerque, NM, was focused on defining the characteristics of and investigating the ...

What does a crane, on a boat, have to do with earthquakes?  The IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program is now in the fina...
01/28/2019

What does a crane, on a boat, have to do with earthquakes? The IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program is now in the final days of accepting applications for the summer of 2019! Placements in our program can take undergraduates around the world, and even to sea to deploy ocean bottom seismometers as shown in the image below!

The deadline to apply is February 1st.

https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/interns

Still accepting applications for summer 2019! Please share with undergrads who might be interested in applying their qua...
01/15/2019

Still accepting applications for summer 2019! Please share with undergrads who might be interested in applying their quantitative science skills to study Earth! https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/interns

Do you know a Math, Physics, Engineering, or Geoscience undergrad interested in exploring our planet through geophysical...
01/07/2019

Do you know a Math, Physics, Engineering, or Geoscience undergrad interested in exploring our planet through geophysical techniques? If so, encourage them to apply to the (PAID) IRIS Undergraduate internship program! Deadline to apply is February 1, 2019. https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/about

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01/03/2019

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Here is a great opportunity for alumni who are currently in graduate school!  Please consider applying to participate in...
01/03/2019
IRIS Internship Program - Seismology Graduate Student Workshop 2019

Here is a great opportunity for alumni who are currently in graduate school! Please consider applying to participate in the 2019 Seismology Student Workshop

A paid summer opportunity for Geology, Physics, and Math undergrads to conduct seismology and geophysics research.

Alumni looking for employment! Here are two geophysics opportunitites Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). The...
11/20/2018
IRIS Internship Program - Geophysics Opendings at the Energy & Environmental Research Center

Alumni looking for employment! Here are two geophysics opportunitites Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). The positions were sent by one of our alumni who already works there. Follow the links to see the job postings. https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/news/entry/geophysics_opendings_at_the_energy_environmental_research_center

A paid summer opportunity for Geology, Physics, and Math undergrads to conduct seismology and geophysics research.

It is that AGU-time of the year again! We can't wait for another opportunity to celebrate the successes of this year's i...
11/19/2018

It is that AGU-time of the year again! We can't wait for another opportunity to celebrate the successes of this year's internship cohort, catch up with our old friends from past years, and make new connections across years! We have an additional reason to celebrate this year as the IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program is now in its 20th year and has supported over 200 students! See the link below for details on the upcoming alumni reception!

https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/news/entry/iris_internship_program_alumni_reception_and_20th_celebration_1998_2018

Another excellent graduate school opportunity worth considering!  The University of Rochester seismological laboratory (...
09/04/2018
IRIS Internship Program - Grad School Opportunity: University of Rochester

Another excellent graduate school opportunity worth considering! The University of Rochester seismological laboratory (URSeismo) at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is seeking applications from highly motivated Masters and Ph.D. students to work on research opportunities in global lithospheric structure. Read more here... https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/news/entry/gs_Uof_rochester

A paid summer opportunity for Geology, Physics, and Math undergrads to conduct seismology and geophysics research.

The AGU Seismology Section is looking for a Ph.D. student in Seismology to serve as AGU Seismology Section Student Repre...
01/22/2018
Seismology - Seismology Section Web site

The AGU Seismology Section is looking for a Ph.D. student in Seismology to serve as AGU Seismology Section Student Representative starting in 2018. This position involves being a voice for student interests and concerns within the section, helping to organize student events, and meeting with the section officers at Fall Meeting. A portion of your travel costs will be subsidized to attend 2018 Fall Meeting. If you are a third or fourth year graduate student and would like to take on this job, please send a short email describing your interest in the position as well as your research area and Ph.D. advisor, to the section president https://seismology.agu.org

Seismology Section Web site

10/11/2017
IRIS Internship Program - 2015 Alumnus publishes expanded internship project

It is aways exciting when we have the opportunity to celebrate with alumni of our program! Please join us in congratulating Hannah Krueger and her mentor on the recent publication of their research which began as an internship project.

https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/news/entry/2015_alumnus_publishes_project

A paid summer opportunity for Geology, Physics, and Math undergrads to conduct seismology and geophysics research.

Opportunity: AGU Seismology Section Seeks Student RepresentativeThe AGU Seismology Section is looking for a new Ph.D. st...
09/24/2017
Seismology - Seismology Section Web site

Opportunity: AGU Seismology Section Seeks Student Representative

The AGU Seismology Section is looking for a new Ph.D. student in seismology to serve as our student representative starting in 2018. This position involves being a voice for student interests and concerns within the section, helping to organize student events, and meeting with section officers at the Fall Meeting. If you are a third- or fourth-year graduate student and would like to take on this job, please send Doug Wiens or Anne Sheehan a short email describing your interest in the position, as well as your research area and Ph.D. advisor. http://seismology.agu.org

Seismology Section Web site

09/19/2017
"Life as a Geoscientist" Photo Contest | American Geosciences Institute

Here is a great opportunity for our alumni to share what geophsycis work and research looks like, and why you love being a geoscientist (geophysicist). https://www.americangeosciences.org/workforce/life-geoscientist-photo-contest

We are looking for any and all geoscience images featuring your internships, research, or geoscience work as a whole. Photos can be entered into three different categories: Outdoor Lab, Indoor Lab, and Data Visualization. We want your best photos showing what geoscience work and research looks like…

04/03/2017
Geophysicist

One of our alumni alerted us of this opportunity! Might be the employment you have been looking for... Check it out! hhttps://acornsi.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=8

Acorn Science & Innovation, Inc. (AcornSI) is seeking a Geophysicist to work on-site at the US National Data Center (US NDC). The US NDC is the geophysical data acquisition, data processing, reporting and archiving component of the United States Atomic Energy Detection System (USAEDS) operated by th...

Anyone going to the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Meeting?  The application for the SEG/ExxonMobil Student Educat...
03/06/2017
SEG/Exxon Mobil Student Education Program

Anyone going to the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Meeting?

The application for the SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program grants are now open. The opportunity includes travel grants (flights, hotel, registration, per diem) to attend our Annual Meeting in Houston in September. More info can be found here: http://seg.org/Education/Student-Early-Career/Student-Programs/Student-Education-Program

2017 Travel grant applications are due 1 April! Apply at: seg.org/apply

SEP is sponsored by ExxonMobil and staffed with leading professional geoscientists who act as instructors and facilitators through two and a half days of lectures and discussion followed by practical, hands-on exercises.

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