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Summer Internship Opportunities at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

DEADLINE: March 19, 2012

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is accepting applications from Minority Undergraduate Students to fill summer internship positions at the ECBC, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland.

Established in 1917, ECBC is the nation’s premier national resource for chemical and biological defense solutions.  By providing integrated science, technology and engineering solutions to address chemical and biological vulnerabilities, ECBC offers a wide variety of opportunities for students interested in careers with long-term stability, outstanding benefits, and a community that celebrates the diversity of its workforce.  ECBC is comprised of over 1,500 highly-trained employees (government and contract personnel) with scientific, engineering and technical support backgrounds.

PROGRAM DETAILS

ECBC is seeking applications for summer internship appointments for minority undergraduate students from various Colleges and Universities to conduct research at designated ECBC engineering and research laboratories.  The intent of the Minority Undergraduate Summer Internship Program is to provide those who have limited engineering and applied research experience an opportunity to participate in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions at one of the nation’s premier chemical and biological defense laboratories.  All students must be pursuing studies in ECBC-related science or engineering fields and have completed at least their sophomore year class requirements.  Chosen applications will work in conjunction with an ECBC mentor to conduct science and engineering research in areas of interest to ECBC.  Students will present their results of findings during the last week of his/her appointment.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

        Applicants must be an undergraduate student from an underrepresented minority population that is enrolled full-time at a College or University AND must plan to reside within a commutable distance to APG, MD for the duration of the internship.

        Applicants must have completed their sophomore year class requirements prior to the beginning of an appointment.

        Applicants must be pursuing studies in one of the following majors:  biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, occupational safety, physical science or physics.

        Applicants must have a cumulative semester/quarter GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses in their major field of study.

        Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

 

Program participants will be selected based upon academic records, recommendations, engineering and applied research interests and compatibility of background with applied research programs and projects at ECBC and/or the host installation.  The initial appointment is full-time for 10 weeks during the summer.  Participants will receive an hourly salary of $14.59.   Relocation expenses are not authorized.

APPLICATION and DEADLINE

The on-line application can be found at www.ecbc.army.mil   under the Employment Opportunities section.

All required documents must be received by MARCH  19, 2012.  Applications will be processed after that date.

For questions pertaining to the application process, please contact MUSIP Coordinators   Ms. Diane Bratton at 410.436.4690 or email at: diane.e.bratton.civ@mail.mil or Ms. Beverly Ozman at 410-436.5745 or email at:  beverly.a.ozman.civ@mail.mil .