Deadline Approaching: SCEC Summer Internships for Science/Engineering Undergraduates!

PAID INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE for UNDERGRADUATES at the Southern California Earthquake Center at the University of Southern California

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is headquartered at the University of Southern California. Founded in 1991, SCEC has a mission to gather new information about earthquakes in Southern California, integrate this information into a comprehensive and predictive understanding of earthquake phenomena, and communicate this understanding to end-users and the general public in order to increase earthquake awareness, reduce economic losses, and save lives. SCEC is funded by the National Science foundation and the United States Geological Survey.

There are 2 SCEC internship programs offered to undergraduate students who are interested in earth sciences and/or its related fields:

USEIT (Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology)

Work as a team to develop technical tools for scientists, educators, and policy makers to communicate important concepts about earthquakes, faults, seismic hazard mitigation, and earthquake risk reduction.

Term & Location: Summer, University of Southern California

Candidates: Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all majors

SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience)

Conduct primary field, laboratory, and/or theoretical research under the supervision of leading scientists in the fields of geophysics, earthquake geology, seismology, tectonics, and geodesy.

Term & Location: Summer, various SCEC institutions

Candidates: Undergraduate juniors and seniors in earth sciences or related fields.

Applications are being accepted now! To apply, visit:

Priority consideration deadline is Monday, February 25, 2013. Stipend: $5000

To learn more about the specific programs, please visit

OR contact Dr. Robert de Groot at degroot or 213-821-6340

We look forward to hearing from you!


Dr. Robert de Groot
SCEC Internships Team