Arecibo Observatory REU Summer Assistantship Program

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 Deadline: 

February 3, 2020
   

Start Date: 

10 weeks during summer (May-August)
   

Duration: 

10 Weeks, May through August, 2020
   

Location: 

Arecibo, Puerto Rico
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

Students selected for the program will work with staff scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development. Students will be exposed to the interdisciplinary character of this unique research facility through lectures by the staff and visiting scientists, seminar series, tours of the observatory facilities and frequent informal discussions with staff and scientists. Students are also expected to have the opportunity to conduct hands-on observing with the 305-m telescope.

A bonus of our program is the opportunity to explore the beautiful island of Puerto Rico and its culture. Normally, a few students from universities in Puerto Rico, supported by our scientists or other programs, also have summer research internships at the Observatory.

   

Benefits: 

Stipend of $450/week, round-trip airfare, room and board

   

Major(s): 

Physics
Aerospace Engineering
Electrical Engineering
See Web site for more information

   

GPA: 

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: 
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Official Transcripts
 

Contact: 

Ms. Administrative Assistant
HC 3 Box 53995
Arecibo Observatory
Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00612
Phone: 787.878.2612, ext 303     Fax: 787.879.4415
Email: reu-program@naic.edu

 

Program Website: 

https://www.naic.edu/ao/REUT/
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