The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL) has an opening for one student intern each summer. The duration of the internship is flexible (up to three months, depending on student availability). If scheduling allows, the intern will also take part in the IRIS Education and Outreach Orientation Week at New Mexico Tech (http://www.iris.edu/internship/info/orientation), to be held late May in association with the IRIS Summer Undergraduate Internship program. This position is designed for an advanced undergraduate or graduate student who has an interest in experiment design, field methods, seismograph electronics, and data processing. For general information, please visit http://www.passcal.nmt.edu, or contact PASSCAL Instrument Center Director Bruce Beaudoin (575-835-5070; firstname.lastname@example.org). The internship includes a weekly stipend, living expenses, round-trip travel funds to Socorro, NM, and tuition support to cover NMT summer registration as a special graduate student. To apply, send a letter summarizing interests, college transcripts, and at least one appropriate letter of recommendation to:
PASSCAL Summer Intern Committee, c/o Bruce Beaudoin
IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center
New Mexico Tech
100 East Rd.
Socorro, NM 87801.
For full consideration, materials must be received in March each year. Please contact Bruce for exact deadlines.
The internship is designed for a student with a background in Earth Science who is interested in seismic field methods, electronics, and data processing. The IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center, funded by the National Science Foundation via the IRIS consortium, maintains and helps deploy large numbers portable seismographs (Reftek and Quanterra), broadband sensors (Streckheisen, Guralp, Nanometrics), portable telemetered networks, and high-resolution cable reflection systems (Geometrics) that are heavily utilized by the U.S. research community and international partners. The successful candidate will learn about the technology and maintenance of state-of-the-art seismic equipment, potentially assist in deployments in the US and overseas, and participate in seismic data processing under the direction of the Instrument Center Director and Staff. The intern will register as a special student for 6 credits of Directed Study (Geophysics 590) under the advisorship of PASSCAL Instrument Center P.I. and NMT Geophysics Professor Richard Aster. At least one week prior to the conclusion of the internship, the intern will submit a report not to exceed 15 pages summarizing tasks performed and observations/suggestions pertinent to PASSCAL program operations and future Education and Outreach efforts. The intern will be given a personal allowance of $575/week for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. Transportation costs to and from New Mexico Tech will be reimbursed up to $3,500, as will room and board costs up to $1700.