Biosphere 2 Center
June 7 - August 13, 1999
Biosphere 2 Center of Columbia University has received funding from NASAs Mission to Planet Earth Education Program to support 10 undergraduate students during summer 1999. Biosphere 2 is a three-acre, enclosed ecological laboratory for studying the future of planet Earth. It is the only facility of its kind, and includes a rainforest, ocean, savannah, desert and agriculture/forestry area. This internship program offers undergraduates the chance to do research inside the Biosphere 2 facility, as well as at near-by field sites in the Sonoran Desert and Gulf of California. Informal seminars and discussion will emphasize the program theme of Earth Systems Science. The program is open to students who have completed their sophomore year in college or who are near completion of a two-year community college degree. Applicants should have an interest in pursuing a career in the broad area of Earth Systems, including its human components. Minorities, women and students with limited research opportunities at their home institutions are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The award of these internships is contingent on the continuation of funding from NASAs Mission to Planet Earth Education Program. Confirmation of funding will not occur until later this spring, however, we are now accepting applications through March 15.
The stipend is $2500 for a ten-week period. Interns are expected to be in residence for the full ten weeks of the program. In addition, the student will receive free housing at Biosphere 2 Center in Oracle, Arizona. Students who are traveling to Biosphere 2 from further than 200 miles away will be reimbursed for travel costs up to $400. Air travel will be reimbursed based on 21-day advance purchase coach fare up to $400.
Applications must be received by March 15, 1999. Notification of awards will be made by April 1. We intend to select 10 interns and 2 alternates. Further information and application form are available online at http:///www.bio2.edu. To apply, send the application along with the following material:
Send application materials to:Nancy Mager Summer Internship Program Biosphere 2 Center, Inc. PO Box 689 Oracle, AZ 85623
THE BIOSPHERE 2 CAMPUS
The Biosphere 2 Campus is located 30 miles north of Tucson, Arizona and about 5 miles south of the small town of Oracle. The site is remote from many of the conveniences of regular campus life, and students should be prepared for life at a field station. Your neighbors will be 9 other interns, about 50 students in our summer field course, and the wildlife of the desert (javelina, coyotes, jackrabbits and ring-tailed cats are common sitings). You will be housed in Our onsite student housing with kitchen facilities.We will schedule two van-runs per week - one to the supermarket and one to the library at the University of Arizona. We encourage you to bring a car if at all possible, so that you will be able to pursue off-campus activities at your own convenience. There is very limited entertainment provided on site; there is a restaurant, a small swimming pool, volley ball pit, basketball hoop and a small weight room. However, there is ample opportunity for student-organized events and exploration of the natural world via foot or bicycle. We hope you will use this opportunity to experience life in the field, close to the environment you are studying.
1999 Summer Internships for Undergraduates Biosphere 2 Center/Columbia University Student Application For complete application instructions, see our webpage at http://www.bio2.edu/working/education/edu_entry.htm Name (last, first, middle): ______________________________________________________________ College/University: ____________________________________________________________________ Major: _______________________________________________________________________________ Class Standing of 3/1/98 (Soph., Jr., Sr.) ______________Expected Graduation Date: _____________ Current Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________State:____________________ZIP:______________ Phone: ___________________________Fax: __________________email: ________________________ Permanent Address: _____________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________________State:_____________________ZIP:_____________ Place of Birth: (Country) _______________________ Country of Citizenship (note you MUST be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. If permanent resident, supply INS# and attach copy of your residency card): ______________________________________________________________________________________ Social Security Number: _________________________ Date of Birth: ____________________________ In order to determine the degree to which members of the diverse segments of the population are involved in this program, we request that you provide the following information: Country of Citizenship: ______________________________ Sex: ___M _______F Racial Minority: _______NO _____Yes (if yes, please check below) _____African American _____American Indian _____Hispanic _____Asian/Pacific Islander _____Other (please specify: _____________ Date: _______________ Signature: _____________________________________________ Mail by March 15, 1999 to:Nancy Mager Summer Internship Program Biosphere 2 Center, Inc. PO Box 689 Oracle, AZ 85623