The public receives a steady current of information about profound environmental challenges and complex decisions related to topics such as oil spills, melting Arctic ice, marine sanctuaries, genetically-modified organisms and species under threat of extinction.
To be effective, the scientists tasked with addressing these challenges and informing decisions on these issues must know the basic principles of environmental science and at the same time understand how science plays a critical role in the process of public policy.
Georgetown University REU Site program in Environmental Science and Policy in the Nation Capital is seeking talented and engaged undergraduate students. This ten-week program will bring a cohort of ten students to Washington, D.C. to conduct hands-on research in environmental science at Georgetown University and to take part in a mini-curriculum that builds research skills and also explores the intersections of science and public policy.
Participating research mentors have expertise in fields including evolutionary genetics, mathematical modeling of biological Systems and many more!!
The 2018 program will run from June 04 – August 12. Students will be housed on the Georgetown campus and will receive a $5500 stipend plus an allowance for travel and food. To be eligible, applicants must be U. S. citizens or permanent residents, a full-time student as of August, 2018, and available to participate full-time during the program. Click Here for more application requirements.
We are striving for a diverse group, so students from groups typically underrepresented in STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2018 and will be accepted on a continuing until all positions are filled.
For more information on the program and to apply, Visit Here.