Summer 2015
Jon Description: SERC Internship
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater,
Maryland offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a
unique opportunity to gain hand-on experience in the fields of
environmental research and education. The program enables students to
work on specific projects while getting experience in valuable lab
techniques all under the direction of the Center’s professional
staff. The program is tailored to provide the maximum educational
benefit to each participant.SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of
environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial
ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12-16
weeks utilizing our 2,650 acre research site on the shores of
Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most
profound  issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss,
climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental
Research Center has maintained an REU site since 2001 and those
students sponsored have used our professional-training programs as a
stepping stone to pursue advanced careers in the environmental sciences.

How to Apply

Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of a registration
form, transcripts, personal essay, CV or resume, and two letters of
recommendation using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment
(SOLAA) system at:>

Application deadline:

February 1st  for Summer 2015 (May-August)

For more information please visit the SERC web site at


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