Natural History Research Experiences (NHRE) For Undergraduates 2024: How to Apply INFO SessionWebcasts & Online
Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 3 – 4:30pm EST
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution, hosts a world-class research staff and unparalleled scientific research collections. NHRE summer internships pair undergraduates with museum scientists to complete a research project in Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mineral Science, Paleobiology, or Vertebrate Zoology. Although most of the internship time is spent working on the research project, there are additional events including lectures, tours of museum collections, and other activities related to natural history research.
The NMNH is located on the National Mall in the heart of Washington DC. The program runs for 10 weeks starting the day after Memorial Day. Participating students will receive a stipend of $8,000, and up to $800 for travel to the DC area. We also cover housing at the George Washington University dorms in single-occupancy rooms.
Previous research experience is not required, and we encourage applications from minorities and members of other groups underrepresented in the sciences.
Questions about NHRE? Contact us at NHRE@si.edu
As part of the application procedure, students will need to identify a field of interest and/or specific individuals with whom they are interested in working. Information about research areas and staff directories can be found through the department websites listed below. Students can also browse past projects from previous years for inspiration by visiting the past projects page (https://naturalhistory.si.edu/research/natural-history-research-experiences/past-projects).
Students selected for placement in the NHRE program will be given full details about their specific research mentor, department, and project in the offer letter.
International students should contact us directly (NHRE@si.edu) for more details.
We will provide two Zoom information sessions for potential applicants on December 6 at 1:00 pm and on January 16, at 3:00 pm
This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.
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Natural History Museum