Friday, November 8, 2013

Summer Environmental Internships at SERC

Summer Environmental Internships at SERC

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland offers undergraduate, recent graduates (less than 12 months of start date) and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hand-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. The program enables students to work on specific projects while getting experience in valuable lab techniques all under the direction of the Center's professional staff. The program is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12 -16 weeks utilizing our 2,650 acre research site on the shores of Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound  issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has maintained an REU site since 2001 and those students sponsored have used our professional-training programs as a stepping stone to pursue advanced careers in the environmental sciences.

Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of a registration form, transcripts, personal essay, resume, and two letters of recommendation using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA) system at: 

For more information please visit our web site: 

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply

Daniel E Gustafson, Jr.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Professional Training & Volunteer Coordinator
PO Box 28
647 Contees Wharf Rd
Edgewater, MD.  21037