Smithsonian Environmental Research Center – Summer Environmental Studies and Education Internships

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Applications Due February 15!

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD is now accepting applications for our summer 2020 REU program in Global Change Ecology.

Students conduct mentored research projects over 11 weeks utilizing our 2,650-acre research site on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into multiple aspects of global change ecology, including biodiversity loss, climate change, and invasive species. In addition to guided research projects, students will also participate in a rich assortment of training workshops, including R/statistics, science communication, and career development, but also enrichment activities and experiential field trips to the National Mall and Smithsonian museums. Housing is provided in our on-site dormitories complete with kitchens, and funds are available to help defray the costs of travel to and from the program.

To apply:

Application deadline:      February 15, 2020 Midnight EST

Dates:         May to August, 2020 (specific dates to be TBD)

Eligibility:   Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Stipend:      $550 weekly stipend plus on-campus dorm housing available

Other support:      Assistance is available for travel to and from the program.

For any questions, please contact SERC Professional Training Coordinator at

For more information click here.

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