About: Undergraduate Research Internships

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North East Water Resources Network (NEWRnet)
Undergraduate Research Internships

Are you interested in learning more about protecting our water resources, and getting high quality information to decision-makers? The North East Water Resources Network has opportunities for undergraduate students to carry out research for 10 weeks during the summer – in our Vermont, Rhode Island and Delaware research locations.

Research interns will be part of teams who are investigating the impact of climate variability and extreme weather events on water quality and quantity across the north-south gradient from VT to DE. They will investigate how to provide valuable and rapid information to stakeholders (resource users, resource managers, and policy makers) to lead to more time-efficient and better-informed land and water use decision making.

Read the 2015 Research Project Descriptions

Dates: The internship lasts 10 weeks during the summer (June 2 - August 11, 2015). The program starts with a 2-day short course in Burlington, VT from June 2nd-4th and concludes with the student research symposium in Burlington, VT on August 11.

Financial Support: $4,500 stipend; required travel provided. Housing costs covered on some campuses.

Eligibility: Students who are rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors, and who are matriculated in one of the NEWRnet partner institutions are eligible to apply. Approximately 14 students will be selected for summer 2015.

Application Deadline: February 20, 2015
Students of a variety of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Those with an interest, or a major in environmental science, environmental studies, natural resources, economics, or computer science/data visualization may find these research opportunities of particular interest.

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Is your school a NEWRnet partner?

  • Delaware State University
  • Delaware Technical Community College
  • University of Delaware
  • Wesley College
Rhode Island:
  • Salve Regina University
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Castleton State College
  • Champlain College
  • Community College of Vermont
  • Green Mountain College
  • Johnson State College
  • Lyndon State College
  • Middlebury College
  • Norwich University
  • Saint Michael’s College
  • University of Vermont
  • Vermont Technical College
Other states:
  • Alabama A&M University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • University of Puerto Rico