Preparing for your UseIT Internship
Congratulations! You have been selected as a summer intern for the 2013 SCEC/UseIT program!
Becoming a SCEC intern means a whole lot more than being given the opportunity to conduct 8 weeks of exciting, hands-on earth science research. It also means that you are on your way to becoming a lifelong member of the SCEC community, comprising of over 600 top scientists, scholars, and researchers making innovative breakthroughs in earthquake science.
Within the SCEC community, you will discover new friendships, new colleagues, and new career opportunities. One of the great advantages of becoming a SCEC member is having a strong supportive network available to you, giving you the potential to build and nurture these lifelong connections. SCEC has a strong network of actively involved intern alumni who are now successful professionals in earth science and other related fields.
SCEC was founded in 1991 with a mission to gather data on earthquakes in Southern California and elsewhere; integrate information into a comprehensive and physics-based understanding of earthquake phenomena; and communicate understanding to society at large as useful knowledge for reducing earthquake risk. You can learn more about SCEC and its operations at http://www.scec.org.
Please review this comprehensive intern manual, which will guide you through the necessary steps in ensuring that your internship experience runs smoothly and successfully. Be sure to read carefully, as it contains information regarding important deadlines and documents. If you have any questions regarding the program, logistics, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Congrats again on making it this far. We wish you the best of luck in your internship experience and all of your future academic and professional endeavors.
Robert Michael de Groot, Ph.D.
Manager Experiential Learning and Career Advancement
Southern California Earthquake Center