IODP-USIO Diversity Internship
Funded through the IODP-USIO, the Diversity Internship is designed to expose minority students to careers in scientific ocean drilling by providing them with a 10-12 week (with the possibility of an extension if funding is available) educational and career building experience at one of the institutions that comprises the IODP-USIO. The internship also highlights opportunities within IODP and science program management that may encourage students/interns to pursue advanced studies in Earth System Sciences (or complementary fields) and/or careers in scientific ocean drilling. IODP, which is one of the world’s largest international marine research programs, is dedicated to advancing understanding of Earth’s processes through scientific drilling of the ocean floor.
Internship opportunities and locations vary each year, as projects with a focus in science, engineering, IT, education, or communications are developed with IODP-USIO programmatic needs and priorities in mind.
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- Full-time students at a U.S. university or college who have completed at least two years of undergraduate study, or have graduated in the last 18 months and are a member of a racial or ethnic minority group as defined by the Federal government (i.e., Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander, or African American).
- Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States (non-U.S. citizens will be asked to provide documentation of eligibility).
- The internship provides a stipend of $650 a week if working full-time ($325 for part-time). Interns are not considered employees of the IODP-USIO
- Airline expenses to and from the internship site will be paid by the IODP-USIO.
- Living accommodations and expenses are the responsibility of the Intern.
- Medical insurance coverage will remain with his/her individual policy or student group health insurance.
The IODP-USIO does not offer formal academic credit toward degree requirements for participation in the Diversity internship. Attaining such credit is the Intern’s responsibility.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership and the USIO reserve the right to cancel a Diversity Internship opportunity if funding is not available, if the minimum number of complete applications is not received from eligible candidates by the deadline, or if the review committee finds that the applications received do not meet the criteria.
For additional information, contact Margo Morell, Asst. Director, Ocean Drilling Programs at email@example.com.