Each SARA summer intern will work closely with a faculty mentor at one of the SARA universities. In addition to observing with the SARA 0.9-m telescope at Kitt Peak in Arizona, the summer activities will include a number of social events and excursions, as well as workshops on observational techniques, data reduction, current events in astronomy, proposal writing, job opportunities in astronomy, and scientific ethics. Participants will present their research results at a final workshop near the end of the summer, the proceedings of which will be published in the Journal of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (JSARA, see www.jsara.org).
Students who have completed at least their freshman year in college and who will be registered as an undergraduate in the Fall term following the program are invited to apply (note: graduating seniors and more advanced students are not eligible). Applicants need not be majoring in Astronomy, though a demonstrated interest is essential. They also must be U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) in good academic standing and are expected to have adequate preparation in basic science and math courses. The ~10-week appointments will typically begin in late May and extend into early August, depending upon the participant's academic calendar and particular SARA host site. Each participant will receive a stipend of $4500 for the summer. In addition, all necessary lodging and travel expenses during the summer will be paid by SARA, including up to $500 round-trip travel between the student's home and SARA host institution.
Your application must include the following:
All application materials should be received by February ,1 2013.
NOTE: Applications that are not complete by the deadline may not be considered.
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