I’ve been posting a lot (here, here and here) about GIS job opportunities for Bucknell’s class of 2012 – but there are also lots of GIS internships out there for returning students. Are you interested in using GIS for research this summer? Do you want to get paid for it too? If so, you should consider applying to the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program’s Georgia State University site.
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is funded by NSF and among the most competitive and prestigious summer research programs available to undergraduate students. REU targets students from various disciplines and hosts programs at sites all across the U.S. (click here to see the full list). In Summer 2012 Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA will host an REU site focused on using GIS to do community-based research and fieldwork. Check out the details below and be sure to tell me if you decide to apply for this. BTW, having something like this on your resume would be incredibly helpful in any future job searches.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Addressing Social and Environmental Disparities through Community Geography and Geographic Information Systems. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation. The program runs June 18th – August 2nd.
Research Interests: Working with faculty mentors in one of three research tracks, 10 selected undergraduates will engage in community-based research and fieldwork to quantitatively and qualitatively examine neighborhood change, property markets, air and soil quality, urban green spaces, and neighborhood visioning in partnership with neighborhood residents and community groups.
Compensation: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package, including: a $3000 stipend, up to $250 in travel support to/from Atlanta, up to $750 for conference presentations, free room and board at GSU, and 3 required texts.
Application Process: Applications are due Friday, March 23rd @ 5 PM EST. Complete application instructions and the application form can be found at http://csaw.gsu.edu/nsf-reu/
To Learn More: Visit http://csaw.gsu.edu/nsf-reu/