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PEER Summer Research Internship

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is pleased to offer unique opportunities for outstanding undergraduate students to participate in state-of-the-art research focused on the theme of Engineering Earthquake Resilient Communities.

Recent earthquakes in the US and around the world have repeatedly shown that earthquake resilience is essential to building and sustaining urban communities. Earthquake resilience will play an increasingly important role in the professions associated with earthquake hazard mitigation, and the ten-week 2011 PEER Summer Internship Program will allow you to experience how many different engineering and social science disciplines interact to research the broad goal of earthquake resilient communities.

Interns will be placed at the three partnering universities: University of California Berkeley, University of California Davis, and University of Washington. The interns will be placed in pairs with a faculty and graduate student mentor to complete projects related to the seismic resiliency of infrastructure, ports, levees, and urban buildings. The proposed mentors have expertise in a variety of disciplines including structural and geotechnical engineering, urban planning, and public policy.

Each participant will receive a stipend of $7,000, intended to cover summer housing and travel expenses to the summer project location. PEER will provide additional compensation for travel to an orientation workshop at UC Berkeley and to the 2011 PEER Annual Meeting in October.

The first application deadline is March 21, 2011 at 8:00 am Pacific Time. Application review will begin on March 22 and continue on a rolling basis until all internships are awarded. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the March 21st deadline.

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