Who can participate?
Students between their junior and senior years will receive preference. Applications from women and 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 biochemistry. Interns will work semi-independently on a project designed by the intern and assigned faculty advisor (see previous Summer Research Projects and assigned advisors) present written and oral reports at the end of the summer. The program will run for 10 weeks (Monday, June 9 - Friday, August 15). 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 2014 are not eligible.
Where does the Program take place?
The marine science internship program will take place at the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment Hugh R. Sharp Campus in the resort community of 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. Interns can stay at the Daiber Housing Complex, which is comprised of 28 three-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom, semi-detached ranch houses. All units include a range, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. The complex is less than 2 miles from the Hugh R. Sharp Campus and within walking distance of downtown Lewes. Student support includes a $6,000 stipend, free housing, and travel assistance for the 10-week session.
How to Apply
Visit the Marine Sciences Summer Program Application webpage for application details and to submit your form and supporting documents.
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to CEOE-academics.
Application Deadline: February 14, 2014
Selection and notification of offers for the program will be made by mid-March.
For information, contact:
Dr. Ana I. Dittel
University of Delaware
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
700 Pilottown Road Lewes
*Funding for the 2014 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.