Learn More & Apply for the 2018 REU Program
Look forward to the question: "What did you do this summer?"
ReNUWIt has several openings for paid research internships during Summer 2018. Apply to spend 9-10 weeks this summer on a mentored, independent research project in areas such as:
- Distributed Urban Water Systems
- Energy-positive Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery
- Direct Potable Reuse
- Unit Process Wetlands and Riparian Zones
- Smart Managed Aquifer Recharge Technologies
- Distributed Stormwater Treatment Unit Processes
- Decision Support Tools for Utilities
- Visioning, Assessment, and Implementation Tools for Regional and Municipal Planning
- Technology Diffusion Pathways
Please review the Program Details, Program Eligibility, and How to Apply (below) for further information.
- 9 weeks, June-August (exact dates vary by campus)
- Competitive stipend (~$4500; varies by campus) and travel allowance up to $600
- On-campus housing provided
- Work expectation of 40 hrs/week
- 3-day all-REU meeting at Stanford
- Social and professional development events and activities
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident (required by NSF)
- Junior or senior as of Fall 2018, graduating no earlier than December 2018
- Attend U.S. college or university; preference to students from primarily undergraduate institutions and non-ReNUWIt campuses
- Students from diverse groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering programs are encouraged to apply
How to Apply
1. Complete the online application form (http://ow.ly/u4jR30fObs8) by 11:59pm (Pacific) on Saturday, February 10, 2018. In addition to the online application questions you will be asked to upload:
- Unofficial transcript(s) from all undergraduate institutions attended
- Personal statement (1-2 pages) discussing:
- Your educational background
- Your professional goals
- Why you are interested in the ReNUWIt REU program, and how it may help you attain your professional goals
Feeling stuck? See Pathways to Science's tips on writing high-quality personal statements.
2. You must also request letters of recommendation from two (2) referees. Your referees may be college professors who know you from classes and/or prior research experiences, current or former bosses, or other individuals who are well-suited to comment on your scholarship and character. Letters may be addressed to "Dr. Pam McLeod" and/or "ReNUWIt REU Program Selection Committee." Referees should upload letters on your behalf (http://ow.ly/36S630fO9Nc) by February 10, 2018.
Feeling confused? See Pathways to Science's tips on getting strong letters of recommendation.