Thursday, February 18, 2010

UDC HS-STEM Summer Student Research Opportunity

Homeland Security Science and Technology Summer Student Research Assistantship Six Week Internship: June 7, 2010 – July 16, 2010.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2010
Stipend: $2,400

Students will work in the interdisciplinary research teams with a faculty mentor in a homeland security science and technology project in the social and behavioral sciences priority research areas (See listing of Department of Homeland Security science and technology priority research area at the end of this information package).

Minimum Qualifications:

1. 2.5 GPA
2. Currently majoring in an undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) program.
- Aeronautics
- Agriculture
- Anthropology
- Biology
- Bio Chemistry
- Chemistry
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice
- Demography
- Economics
- Emergency Medicine
- Engineering
- Environmental Studies
- Epidemiology
- Geography
- Health Sciences
- Hydrology
- Linguistics
- Mathematics
- Marine Sciences
- Maritime Meteorology
- Oceanography
- Physics
- Planetary Science
- Political Science
- Psychology
- Public Administration
- Sociology
- Social Science
- Veterinary Services

3. Returning to school fall 2010.

This opportunity is open to all currently enrolled college students who will continue their college enrollment in the fall of 2010.

Applicants do not have to be UDC students,
But you must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.

* Important note: Student Summer Research Assistants are responsible for their own housing

Applications packet requires the following:
1. A cover page including the following information:
- Name
- Local Address
- City/State/Zip
- Phone
- Email
- Major
- Number of Credits completed by Spring 2010
- University currently attending
- How did you learn about the program?
• University ad
• UDC Faculty
• Faculty
• Fellow Student
• Blog
• Facebook
• Email
2. An unofficial University Transcript
3. A resume
4. A one page personal statement indicating why you are interested in this summer research experience.

Application process includes:
1. An interview with the Committee
2. An interview with the Research Team Leader.
3. A commitment to refrain from working at other sites during the summer research timeframe if selected.


Submission Information
1. Application materials should be emailed to: Ms. Charnita Wilson at In the subject line enter: HS-SSRA.
2. If you do not receive a confirmation response within 48 hours, contact Ms. Wilson to assure receipt of your materials.

For additional information: Ms. Charnita Wilson at or at 202-274-5494.

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