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SUMMER 2018 INTERNSHIPS
MIT HAYSTACK OBSERVATORY
Westford, Massachusetts

Information on the 2018 REU Program will be available mid-November 2018.

Please check back in November for Haystack’s REU application information.

MIT Haystack Observatory, located 40 miles northwest of Boston, is a research center engaged in radio astronomy, geodesy, atmospheric science, and instrumentation development for radiometry, interferometry, and radar systems. The Observatory instrumentation consists of several large radio and optical telescopes and radar systems, all equipped with sophisticated digital control and data processing systems.

Each summer, Haystack Observatory invites undergraduate science, engineering, and computer science students to apply for summer research positions. The program extends from early June mid August. Support is provided by the National Science Foundationís Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Women, minorities, and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students eligible for this program must not have graduated prior to the start of the summer internship in June.

Students majoring in Astronomy, Space Physics, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and several other fields have enjoyed working in this REU program over the past two decades. In recent years, their summer projects have been archived on the web.

Support for the Haystack REU program is provided by the National Science Foundation through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. The National Science Foundation, which sponsors this program, requires U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency to qualify for positions supported under the REU Program. Undergraduate students eligible for this program must not have graduated prior to the start of the summer internship in June.


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