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Mosaics in Science Program
All 26 summer 2015 positions have now been posted! Applications for summer 2015 positions will be accepted until noon (Mountain Time) on Tue. Feb. 3, 2015.


The Mosaics in Science program was developed by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with the Geological Society of America (GSA), with the aim of increasing the diversity among those who seek STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers within the National Park Service.

The Mosaics in Science program offers paid, short-term STEM positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world—National Park Service sites throughout the United States of America. Mosaics in Science is a relatively new, diversity-oriented program that began in the summer of 2013, with 12 different exciting positions at locations ranging from Washington DC to Washington state. In 2014, 21 positions were offered. The program continues in 2015 with 26 positions.

Selected participants will spend 11 weeks working on a STEM project at a National Park Service site. After completing their projects, participants travel to Washington, DC, to participate in a career workshop that provides opportunities to present their work and meet with various members of NPS staff and management.

Mosaics in Science is a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) Geological Resources Division, the National Park Service (NPS) Youth Programs Office and the Geological Society of America. Generous funding has been provided by the National Park Foundation.


GOALS

The objectives of the Mosaics in Science program are:

PARTNERS

The Mosaics in Science program is a partnership between the following organizations that are committed to expanding diversity in the sciences. To be eligible to apply for the Mosaics program, candidates must be a member/affiliate of, or be referred/nominated by, one of these organizations (or a similar organization/program). Candidates who meet this requirement should contact GSA (mdawson@geosociety.org) for an application log-in code. GSA members can apply to Mosaics positions by simply using their GSA member ID # to set-up a GeoCorps America application, to which Mosaics positions may be added.

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GEOCORPS

Candidates applying to the Mosaics in Science program are also encouraged to consider applying to the GeoCorps program in addition to Mosaics in Science – www.geosociety.org/geocorps. This can be done by simply adding GeoCorps positions to your Mosaics online application profile. When you are adding positions to your profile, if you scroll upward, you will see GeoCorps positions listed above the Mosaics positions. You may add up to 3 GeoCorps and/or GeoCorps Guest Scientist positions to your application profile. All you'll need to do is select the positions that interest you, and add cover letters for those positions. *Please note that although parts of the Mosaics in Science program are administered by the Geological Society of America (GSA), Mosaics in Science is neither directly affiliated with nor a part of GSA’s GeoCorps America program. The Mosaics in Science program is considered a separate entity, and thus has different positions, guidelines, eligibility requirements, etc. However, candidates who are eligible for Mosaics are also eligible for GeoCorps.

OTHER PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

Research Experiences in the Solid Earth Sciences for Students (RESESS) at UNAVCO (University Navstar Consortium) (Boulder, CO)

http://resess.unavco.org/resess.html

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) (Boulder, CO)

www.soars.ucar.edu/

AGI (American Geological Institute) Minority Participation Program

www.agiweb.org/mpp/

National Park Service Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program

www.nps.gov/history/crdi/internships/intrnCRDIP.htm

U.S. Department of Energy Minority Internship Program

www.doeminorityinternships.org/

U.S. Department of Energy American Indian Internship Program

www.dep.anl.gov/p_undergrad/TribalInternships/

Smithsonian Institute Minority Internship Program

www.si.edu/ofg/Applications/MIP/MIPapp.htm

Smithsonian Institute Native American Internship Program

www.si.edu/ofg/Applications/NAP/NAPapp.htm

University of Colorado “SMART” (Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training) Program (Boulder, CO)

www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/DiversityInitiative/undergrads/smart/index.html

MURF Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

www.murf.caltech.edu

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP)

www.hnip.net

Stanford University Summer Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE)

http://oma.stanford.edu/surge.html

NSF/Hopa Mountain Native Science Fellows program

www.hopamountain.org/NativeScienceFellows.php