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Which Program is Right for You? A Summary Comparison of SCEC Internship Programs

The table below summarizes important characteristics of each internship program. Click on individual program links for details.

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Citizenship Requirements 1) U.S. citizen or
2) U.S. permanent resident
1) U.S. citizen or
2) U.S. permanent resident
Typical Class Standing Undergraduate juniors and seniors Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Major Typically Earth Sciences majors All majors
Research Domains Geophysics, Earthquake geology, Seismology, Tectonics and Geodesy Information Technology, Earth Sciences, Communications
Team or Individual Research Projects? Some small teams (2-3 interns); mostly individual Team
Suitable for thesis Sometimes Occasionally
Location various SCEC institutions University of Southern California
Research Duration Summer: 8-10 weeks Summer: 8 weeks
Possible Products Journal publication Animated movies; computer games; interactive software
C.V./Resume Benefit 1) Graduate programs
2) Expertise for work in geo consulting and industry
1) Graduate programs;
2) Experience in team collaboration and computer programming