The Specifics:

UAH’s graduate program in Earth System Science (ESS) is beginning a new internship program designed to help Masters’ level students gain experience in GIS, remote sensing, and geospatial reasoning. The internship recognizes academic achievements of outstanding students and helps to encourage the continued success of students pursuing graduate level research in GIS and remote sensing for Earth sciences. The student selected for this internship will work on GIS/Remote Sensing-related research projects with faculty members, researchers and decision makers in the Earth System Science Program over the course of a year. The MCIP (~$10,000) is a 12-month internship, (starting mid-August and paid bi-weekly), that will be granted to a student that has been accepted to the Masters’ program in ESS. Students from the ESS Masters’ program or prospective students to the program are encouraged to apply.

The student will have demonstrated proficiency in geospatial science and the potential to contribute to the field of applied GIS in the Earth sciences. Solid research, excellent writing ability, and organizational skills are a must for this internship. Bachelor's Degree in geography, geology, Earth science or other related Science fields or with coursework related to Earth science, political science, and computer science are a plus. Current GRA/GTA's in the ESS Program are not eligible for the MCIP internship. During the internship, students must be enrolled in at least 6 approved graduate credit hours during each fall and spring semester.

Selection Criteria:
The UAH ESS-GIS Internship Committee reviews complete applications, and will use several criteria for selection including applicant's statement, academic record, GRE scores, professional activities, and letter of recommendation.

Application Procedure:
1. Complete the following:
- A 400-word statement of educational objectives, future study or research plans and professional activities, and relationship of activities and/or research to the goals of UAH’s ESS Program. Applicant should address how the MCIP will help them achieve their professional research goals.
- Complete the Department form for consideration for a Research Assistantship. (word document) Email form to
- One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor familiar with your work
2. E-mail these documents to

Applications must arrive no later than 5:00pm CST on MAY 1, 2013

Notification of Winner:
The selected applicant for the scholarship will be notified on or near May 15.

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