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SAO Astronomy Summer Intern Program

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The SAO Summer Intern Program is a 10 week NSF funded REU program at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, where students complete a research project in astronomy with an SAO/Harvard staff scientist mentor. Potential areas of research include Galactic and extragalactic astronomy, interstellar medium and star formation, stellar astrophysics, supernovae, laboratory astrophysics, astrochemistry, instrumentation, planetary and atmospheric science and cosmology. There are also field trips, discussion meetings that address research ethics and career development, and a summer colloquium series.

Participating Institution(s):
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics

Atmospheric Physics
Atomic & Molecular Physics
Galactic and Interstellar science
Instrumentation Development
Optical Spectroscopy
Optical Systems
Space Sciences
Star formation
X-ray Science

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

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