Smithsonian Environmental Research Center – Summer Research

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

Location: Western Shore of Maryland

The Smithsonian ranked as one of the 10 best places to intern in 2011. Our interns go out in the field with leading scientists, perform their own research and sometimes make shocking discoveries. Read a few of their stories and find out how you can join us.

Program Description
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and  beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC’s professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

Since 2001 the SERC internship program has been designated a REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) site by the National Science Foundation. With this funding, along with generous donations from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, and University partnerships we are able to provide internship opportunities to qualified undergraduate students looking to further their knowledge in the sciences.