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SUMMER 2018 INTERNSHIPS
MIT HAYSTACK OBSERVATORY
Westford, Massachusetts

Applications are now being accepted for the MIT 2018 summer undergraduate internship program: apply at https://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/reu/application.html by 11:59 p.m. EST, February 1, 2018.

 

A. Student projects

Students are assigned a mentor from the Haystack research staff for their summer work. See https://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/reu/projects.html for the current list of summer 2018 undergraduate projects.

Final projects will be selected based on student applicant capabilities and interests. We consider these individual projects as an important but not sole ingredient in the summer student program.

The Haystack summer undergraduate internship also includes participation in the following:

B. Housing

The Observatory has arranged for student housing at Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire, which is located about 12 miles from Haystack Observatory. The cost of this housing will be paid by Haystack Observatory. Kitchen facilities are available in the dormitory and, in the past, most students have preferred to prepare their own meals. Dining plans at colleges during the summer months are not always assured. Transportation to and from Haystack will be provided on a daily basis. Students can arrange alternate housing and transportation on their own if they wish. Further details regarding housing, etc., will be provided to the selected students in March.

C. Health insurance

Accepted students must have a current medical insurance plan in place which will cover their health needs during the period of the REU program. Evidence of such insurance must be submitted upon acceptance, before the start of the program.

D. Program schedule

The REU program at Haystack starts on June 3, 2018, and ends on August 11, 2018. A uniform start date is preferred in order to conduct orientation activities for the group. Housing will be available on June 3. We advise that students travel and arrive on June 3 to move in so that they can start on June 4 at the Observatory. For students on an academic quarter system or those interested in extending their stay, such requests can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

E. Stipend

Compensation will be provided as a weekly stipend of $500.00, paid biweekly. The National Science Foundation, which sponsors this program, requires U.S. citizenship or permanent residency to quality 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 2018. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m.—February 1, 2018; successful applicants will be notified starting March 1, 2018.

 

Application deadline: 11:59pm — February 1, 2018

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