SC-CSC to host summer internship for underrepresented minorities


Once again, the South Central Climate Science Center is hosting the Undergraduate Summer Internship for Underrepresented Minorities!

Greetings from the South Central Climate Science Center!

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2016 for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (for example, agricultural science, economics, environmental engineering). Interns will be involved in hands-on activities related to climate research that will allow them to see the direct impacts of climate variability and change on the West Texas Southern High Plains, prairie and forest ecosystems and tribal cultures in Oklahoma, and the bayous, delta and coastline of Louisiana. Internship participants will travel across the South Central United States to visit university campuses and field locations and interact with faculty conducting cutting edge research.

The internship will take place from Sunday, May 22, 2016 to Saturday, June 11, 2016. Interns will spend one week with Louisiana State University, one week with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, and one week with Texas Tech University. All meals, lodging and travel will be provided during the three week period. In addition, interns will receive a $200/week stipend for the duration of the program. The program will not cover local travel between the participant's home to their closest airport, personal equipment (clothing, cameras, etc.), or other personal expenses.

Samples of the 2014 and 2015 itineraries are available:

  • A video about the internship produced by participants in the 2014 experience is available here:

Applicants must reside in and be traveling from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM Central Time on Monday, February 29, 2016. For full eligibility requirements and to access the application form, please see: