6-Week Internships Available for HS Seniors Studying Geoscience

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canyonlands-1730077_1920If you have a high school senior who will be studying geosciences in college – then this is a great summer opportunity for them! Not only will they earn a stipend of $500/week, but they’ll also take two college courses for credit.

The Geosciences Bridge Program offers a 6-week paid internship ($500/week stipend + housing + meals) for students planning to pursue careers in the geosciences. The program includes lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, 2 courses for college credit (math and freshman seminar), housing, meals, travel to and from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The program is a collaborative summer program designed to recruit and train high school students, particularly from underrepresented groups, in various areas of the geosciences and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) at UMES.

The program introduces high school seniors to ocean sciences, atmospheric sciences, and geographic information systems (GIS)/Remote Sensing techniques. The activities provided and experience on campus strengthen students’ knowledge of mathematics, teach them life skills that will prepare them for college life, and enhance their academic performance through advisement, social support, and tutorial services.

The 2017 Program will run July 5-August 11, 2017. Applications are due March 31, 2017. Teacher and counselor recommendations are needed, so don’t wait until the last minute.

Priority is given to applicants who will be attending HBCU’s such as Hampton, Howard and others.


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