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The Global Water Technologies Summer Internship Program, part of the Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment Systems (NEWT) at Rice University, provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to identify and address challenges surrounding water limitations in low-resource settings. Students will gain firsthand experience researching, designing and implementing low-cost technologies in locations throughout the United States and world.
To be eligible to apply, students must:
1. Be an undergraduate student in good academic standing at Rice University Arizona State University, The University of Texas El Paso, or Yale University.
2. Be a US citizen
3. Have successfully completed at least one project-oriented engineering design course at your institution.
4. Be 18 years of age or older
There are two mandatory events every intern must attend in preparation for the internship: an online orientation April 18, 2016 and a 2 day long training at Rice University May 30-31, 2016 , where all REU student teams prepare to field-test design projects.
a. Internship Orientation
After acceptance into the program, interns from Rice University and its partner institutions (Arizona State University, The University of Texas El Paso, and Yale University) will be invited to a online orientation session with an opportunity for Q&A with program faculty and staff, and when possible, representatives from intern hosting organizations.
b. 2-Day Training
Students are requested to spend 2 days at Rice University before traveling to attend a training to implement or field-test their completed design project in small groups.
c. Research Project
Students will complete a research project assigned by their on-site mentor prior to traveling. Participating students will present their internship work at a NEWT Fall poster session (date TBD).
d. Conduct an 8 week internship
Work revolves around use of the engineering design process to identify a need at the site and implement a solution in collaboration with on-site mentors, from June 1st to July 29th.
To apply, submit a completed application along with statement of interest, copy of transcripts, a signed consent form, and two letters of recommendation to be submitted by each of your recommenders here.
The application for 2016 Summer Internships has closed. Please check back in the Fall of 2016 for the Summer 2017 Internship Application!