Applications Due Soon!


We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2018 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, the prairie and forest ecosystems and tribal cultures of 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.

View Full Eligibility Requirements and Application Form
When: Sunday, July 8, 2018 to Saturday, July 28, 2018

Where: Interns will spend one week with scientists from Texas Tech University, one week with scientists from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, and one week with scientists from Louisiana State University. View a sample itinerary from 2017. 

Financial Support: All meals, lodging, and travel will be provided for 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.

Eligibility RequirementsApplicants must reside in and be traveling from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas and must be enrolled as a full-time student in either a 2-year or a 4-year institution for the Fall 2018 semester. 

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018.
The South Central Climate Science Center is committed to encouraging diversity in the sciences. Please encourage your scientifically minded students to apply for this unique opportunity to experience climate research hands-on. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing
About the South Central Climate Science Center: Established in 2012 by the Department of Interior, the South Central Climate Science Center provides decision makers with the science, tools, and information they need to address the impacts of climate variability and change on their areas of responsibility. The Center supports big thinking, including multi-institutional and stakeholder-driven approaches to climate variability, change, impacts, mitigation, and adaptation research.
Hear from our 2014 class of interns about what they learned and how the internship shaped their undergraduate careers.
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