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Summer Intern Program (SIP)


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

Description:
Each year the Summer Intern Program - Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) places 12 undergraduates with faculty mentors for a summer research experience. Internships are available in many areas of marine science, including marine biology and ecology; biological, geological, chemical, and physical oceanography; environmental science; fisheries; and resource management.

The program is funded by the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, VIMS, The College of William and Mary (W&M), private donors, and grants to individual faculty.

All students, including those traditionally under-represented in the marine sciences, are encouraged to apply. In general, rising juniors and seniors are preferred for the traditional REU because of their better course preparation, but we will also consider rising sophomores who have enough science and math background (e.g. AP or other advanced courses in high school) to benefit from an earlier research experience. Some advanced placement courses will show up on your college transcript. If they do not, please be sure to mention what you've taken in the "other comments" section of the application.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of marine scientists. We want people from all cultures and all backgrounds to feel welcome at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. However, due to funding constraints, undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds in either REU Supplements or REU Sites must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, located in Gloucester Point, Virginia, is one of the largest coastal and estuarine science institutions in the world, with more than 65 faculty and a graduate student body of more than 120.

VIMS houses state-of-the-art oceanographic instrumentation and analytical facilities, a large fleet of coastal research vessels, a world-class marine science library, and is within close proximity to a variety of habitats ranging from freshwater tributaries to the coastal ocean. The School of Marine Science is a part of the College of William and Mary, one of the most highly rated public universities emphasizing undergraduate education in the United States.


Participating Institution(s):
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Virginia Institute of Marine Science (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Biology
Chemistry
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Molecular Biology
Statistics

Keywords:
Coastal Studies
Estuarine Science
Marine Biology
Marine Chemistry
Marine Ecology
Marine Geology
Marine Invertebrates
Marine Science
Marine Wetlands

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


Page last updated 10/30/2016
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