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Natural History Research Experience (NHRE)


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Description:
The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, hosts a world-class research staff and unparalleled scientific research collections. NHRE summer internships pair undergraduates with museum scientists to complete a research project in Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mineral Science, Paleobiology, Vertebrate Zoology, or Museum Education. Although the majority of time during the internship is spent working on the research project, there are additional events including lectures, tours of museum collections, and other activities related to natural history research.

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is located on the National Mall in the heart of Washington DC. The program runs for 10 weeks starting the day after Memorial Day. Participating students will receive a stipend of $5,500 and be provided with housing in a dormitory at George Washington University. A relocation allowance may also be available.

Previous research experience is not required, and we encourage applications from minorities and members of other groups underrepresented in the sciences.

Also rising seniors are eligible.


Participating Institution(s):
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Smithsonian Institution (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Anthropology & Archaeology

Keywords:
Botany
Invertebrate Zoology
Mineral Science
Paleobiology
Vertebrate Zoology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 3/22/2017
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