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PEER Summer Internship for Undergraduates – Now Accepting Applications

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. The ten-week 2011 PEER Summer Internship Program will introduce the interns to the concept of earthquake resilience and allow them to experience how many different engineering and social science disciplines interact to research the broad goal of earthquake resilient communities.

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 before the March 21st deadline.

A complete description of the program, eligibility requirements and application instructions, as well as other PEER Education Program opportunities, can be found at

This program is made possible with funding from the National Science Foundation.