[Air-L] Summer undergrad/grad/postgrad internships in Earth Science Information Science/Informatics

Robert Sandusky rsandusky at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 13:23:29 PDT 2010

The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE,
http://dataone.org<http://dataone.org/>) is a virtual organization
dedicated to providing open, persistent, robust, and secure access to
biodiversity, ecology, and environmental data.  DataONE is supported
by the U.S. National Science Foundation, with headquarters at the
University of New Mexico.

DataONE invites applications for summer research internships for
undergraduates, graduate students and postgraduate (MS, PhD) students.
As part of a larger virtual organization, interns will work in virtual
groups of 2-3 with multiple mentors from DataONE, and are not expected
to be at the same location or institution as the mentors and other
team members.  Regular communication (including videoconference) with
mentors and other team members will be needed.  Face-to-face meetings
at the start and end of the session are currently planned, and any
required travel will be fully paid for by DataONE.

Projects cover a range of topic areas including software development,
library science, and sociotechnical aspects of scientific data.  They
also vary in the extent and type of technical expertise required.  The
interests and expertise of the applicants will determine which
projects will be selected for the program.  Interns will have the
opportunity to receive credit for their contribution to peer-reviewed
papers and/or open source software tools.  Interns will also be
encouraged to present their results at conferences and symposia.

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and
post-doctoral/post-masters students who are currently in, and eligible
to work in, the United States and are at least 18 years of age by May
23, 2010. Applicants must also be enrolled or employed at a university
or other accredited research institution; postgrads must have received
their most recent degree within the past 5 years. Given the broad
range of projects, there are no restrictions on academic backgrounds
or field of study.  Interns are expected to be available approximately
40 hours/week during the internship period (noted below) with
significant availability during normal business hours.  Interns from
previous years are eligible to participate.

SUPPORT: Interns will receive a stipend of $4,500 for participation,
paid in two installments (one at the midterm and one at the conclusion
of the program). In addition, required travel and communication
expenses will be borne by DataONE.   Participation in the program
after the midterm is contigent on prior performance.  Interns will
need to supply their own computing equipment and Internet connection.

TO APPLY:  Applicants are requested to submit responses to a short
questionnaire with their resume, and arrange for a letter of reference
from a faculty member, researcher, or instructor. All application
materials must be submitted by midnight Pacific time on April 2, 2010.
 For the list of projects and detailed application instructions,
please see:

SCHEDULE: Applicants will be notified by April 19th.  The internship
will run from May 24 - July 30th, and allowance will be made for
interns who are unavailable to start on May 24th due to their academic
or work schedule.

Bruce E. Wilson (wilsonbe at ornl.gov<mailto:wilsonbe at ornl.gov>)
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(office) +1-865-574-6651

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