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Dr. Chris Meyer and Akela Kuwahara (NHRE 2012) examine plates placed on coral reefs to sample marine invertebrates.

Dr. Chris Meyer and Akela Kuwahara (NHRE 2012) examine plates placed on coral reefs to sample marine invertebrates.

The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, hosts a world-class research staff and unparalleled scientific research collections. NHRE summer internships pair undergraduates with museum scientists to complete a research project in Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mineral Science, Paleobiology, or Vertebrate Zoology. Although the majority of time during the internship is spent working on the research project, there are additional events including lectures, tours of museum collections, and other activities related to natural history research.

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is located on the National Mall in the heart of Washington DC. The program runs for 10 weeks starting the day after Memorial Day. Participating students will receive a stipend of $5,500 and be provided with housing in a dormitory at George Washington University. A relocation allowance may also be available.

Previous research experience is not required, and we encourage applications from minorities and members of other groups underrepresented in the sciences.

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