How do I volunteer?
We are always seeking science and writing mentors for our Boulder-based, NSF-funded summer internship program for minority college students in the geosciences.
The students are generally rising seniors, have broad interests, and are keen to do field work, lab work, and data analysis in glaciology, geophysics, hydrology, natural hazards, seismology, geomorphology, glacial geology, water quality, tectonic geomorphology, sea ice changes, limnology, alpine processes, paleoclimatology, geodesy, GIS spatial analysis, and more.
What we provide:
We pay the intern's salary. We provide them with housing, a peer group, a writing class, coaching, a laptop, and local field trips. We provide mentoring guidelines and regular feedback for you. We provide you with formal recognition for having participated in a program that broadens participation and diversity in the geosciences. We organize an end-of-summer colloquium and poster session, and support the interns in attending a national science conference such as AGU, GSA, or AAG, that you will receive credit for as a co-author.
What we need from you:
You will identify a discrete project for an intern to take on as their own. You will guide their work throughout June and July. On average, a science mentor spends about ten hours per week with an intern discussing the project, guiding research, teaching scientific methods, and helping with research paper and presentation.
You will work with an intern towards writing a research paper on their project. The writing mentor supplements the instruction interns receive in their weekly writing workshop and spends about two hours per week with the intern.
Please help us build an excellent array of research opportunities to match the energy and curiosity of these students.Become a Mentor →