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Marine Sciences Summer Program

Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program awards ten science, engineering, and mathematics undergraduates summer internships to conduct guided research in marine science.

  • Interns get truly "hands-on" experiences in marine science, giving them real world experiences before they graduate
  • Marine science summer interns conduct research at nearby Cape Henlopen State Park
  • The Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Delaware is the home base of the Marine Sciences Summer Internship program

Who can participate?

Students between their junior and senior years will receive preference. Applications from members of minority groups are especially encouraged. Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, or marine biogeochemistry. Interns will work semi-independently on a project designed by the intern and assigned faculty advisor (see previous Summer Research Projects and assigned advisors) and will present written and oral reports at the end of the summer. The program will run for 10 weeks (Monday, June 6 - Friday, August 12). Interns will be expected to attend weekly seminars presented by faculty and research staff.

Please note that applicants must be US Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents. In addition, they must be enrolled in a degree program leading to a bachelor's degree.  Students who will receive their degree prior to August 2016 are not eligible.

Where does the Program take place?

The marine science internship program takes place at the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment in the resort community of Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. This modern campus is located on the shores of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park. Research and teaching facilities are available in Lewes, which is linked by computer and interactive TV to the main campus in Newark. Accommodations for interns are provided at the Daiber Housing Complex, which is comprised of 28 three-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom, semi-detached ranch houses. All units are fully furnished with dishes, pots and pans, washer, dryer, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. The complex is less than 2 miles from the Hugh R. Sharp Campus and within walking distance of downtown Lewes.

**Student support includes a $5,600 stipend, free housing, and travel assistance for the 10-week session.

* Apply Now for the 2016 Program *

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to CEOE-academics.

Application Deadline: February 12, 2016

Selection and notification of offers for the program will be made by mid-March.

For information, contact:

Dr. Joanna York
University of Delaware
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
700 Pilottown Road Lewes
DE 19958-1298
Email:  jyork@udel.edu


*Funding for the 2016 Marine Sciences Summer Intern Program is provided by the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences located in Arlington, VA. The NSF contact for this program is Lisa Rom,  elrom@NSF.gov or 703.292.7709. NSF does not handle REU applications; please contact each REU site (UD contact is listed above) directly for application information.

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