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Smithsonian Research Experiences for Undergraduates Internship Opportunities

Posted on December 2, 2014 by in The OFI Blog



The Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation team up to provide their Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Internship Program. The Smithsonian Institution supports six REU sites at various museums and research centers around the world.  These experiences are meant expose undergraduates to the academic world and in depth research on various topics. Exciting research internships are offered in a range of fields including biology, ecology, environmental science, paleontology, archaeology, astrophysics, and museum conservation science.

All REU programs accept interns for the summer months and offer stipend support; some offer room and board. Interns must be currently enrolled undergraduates. Interns in the REU programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, although some programs offer concurrent support for non-U.S. citizens.

To learn more about these six opportunities, go here.