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NSF REU Site: Natural History Research Experiences

Natural History Research Experiences (NHRE) summer internships pair undergraduates with members of the Natural History research and collections staff, providing a hands-on introduction to scientific research. NHRE internships offer the opportunity for students to engage in an original research project with a scientific mentor from one or more of the scholarly disciplines at the National Museum of Natural History: Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mineral Science, Paleobiology, Vertebrate Zoology, and Museum Education. Additional activities include behind-the-scenes tours and lectures at the museum. As part of the application procedure, students will need to identify a field of interest and/or specific individuals with whom they are interested in working. Information about research areas and staff directories can be found through the department websites. Students can also browse project archives from previous years for inspiration. Students selected for placement in the NHRE program will be given full details about the specific research mentor, department, and project(s) available to them, at which point they can accept or reject the internship offer. The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is located on the National Mall in the heart of Washington, DC. Students selected will receive a stipend and housing at a local university. A relocation allowance may also be available. Previous research experience is not required and we encourage applications from ethnic minorities and members of other underrepresented groups.

NHRE is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site and is funded by the National Science Foundation (EAR-1062692).

Contact Phone: (202) 633-1055

Contact Email: powerv@si.edu

Opportunity Website: http://www.mnh.si.edu/NHRE/

Apply Through: http://www.mnh.si.edu/NHRE/

Term: 10 weeks, May-August

Deadline: January 30

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