The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California, Berkeley is a nationally renowned lab created to better understand Earth's atmosphere and space environment, the Sun, Solar System, and the Universe.
SUMMER 2017 ASSURE FLIER
The ASSURE program, supported by the National Science Foundation provides up to ten summer internship placements for undergraduate students to conduct cutting-edge research projects, supervised by leading experts in the space science and engineering fields.
Who should apply
This program is dedicated to providing opportunities for enthusiastic and dedicated first generation college students, underrepresented minorities, community college students, and any students for whom a research opportunity may be a challenge. Students majoring in physics, math, astronomy, astrophysics, computer science, chemistry, geology, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and other related subjects are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree, and must also be enrolled in classes for Fall 2017. Students who are transferring from one college or university to another and are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer may participate. Participants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.
No research experience is required for this program. We are seeking motivated, self-starting students with an interest in space sciences and engineering who are eager to learn and expand their skills and experiences. Although not required, a basic understanding of computer programming will be helpful, as this is an important component of all projects. Check out last years project descriptions and results for examples of ASSURE student research.
- Applications for summer 2017 will be posted November 2016
- Applications are due February 1, 2017.
The 2017 session will run for 10 weeks, starting on June 5th and running until August 11th. Your accommodation and meals will be provided, and you will receive a $5000 stipend for the 10 weeks of the program.
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