Internships/Research Resources

Keck Consortium/NSF-REU || Noblett-Witter Family Internship Program || Independent Research


Geology Opportunities 

Table outlining funding options offered by the Geology department
Grant/Fellowship Who Applies What is it for? Application Deadline
Keck Geology Consortium Undergraduates Opportunities for Cross-Institutional Group Summer Research Projects Mid February
Buster Fellowship Geology Major (usually rising 3rd-4th years) Scholarships for Independent Research flexible
Noblett-Witter Family Internship Program Geology Major Grants for Internships in Professional Geology Settings Mid March/flexible
McKenna Scholarship Rocky Mountain Institute Support for Two Students with a Research Project in the Rocky Mountains N/A

EmailMandy Sulfrain to be added to the Canvas Page


Keck Geology Consortium

ending 2024

Application Deadline: Mid February

Further information available on Keck Website

None of the Keck projects peak your interest? Check out the NSF-REU website for other competitive programs offered all over the USA

NSF-REU Gateway Research Project

Designed for rising sophomores (the summer after 1st year) this opportunity allows 1st years a chance to investigate earth science and how it interacts with socially relevant issues.

This REU provides:

  • transportation to the project home institution
  • transportation, housing, and meals during the summer project
  • support for research expenses and analytical costs
  • funding for travel, housing and meals to co-present your results with other project members at a professional meeting
  • a $3,000 fellowship for your participation in the five-week summer research project; dispersed at end of summer program

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NSF-REU Advanced Research Project

For rising seniors in the Earth Sciences (and the occasional rising junior).

The REU covers:

  • transportation to the project home institution
  • transportation, housing, and meals during the summer project
  • support for research expenses and analytical costs
  • funding for travel, housing and meals to co-present your results with other project members at a professional meeting
  • a $2,400 fellowship for your participation in the four-week summer and academic year research project; dispersed at the end of the summer project.  In some exceptional circumstances (e.g., international projects), student fellowships might be reduced to help cover travel costs.  Please see project descriptions for exceptions.

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Jackson Kohl '23 performing geochemical research in the Advanced Research Project through the Keck Consortium


 

Noblett-Witter Family Internship Program

No strict application deadline, but the department discusses applications mid-March

What: This grant covers transportation, housing, and a stipend for the summer/semester

Where: Anywhere!

  • Certain organizations host interns every year
  • A student can reach out to an organization they want to intern for them
    • forms and further details available on the Canvas page

 

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 Organizations that participated in the Noblett-Witter Family Internship Program Summer 2021

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Emory Pollatsek '23 at their Noblett-Witter Family internship at Denver Museum of Nature and Science


 

 

Independent Research Options

You can work with a CC Faculty on their project, or create your own research project with the help of CC Faculty. 

Funding comes from Buster Grant, possibly CC faculty NSF grant if applicable.

This research leads to the final capstone thesis/project

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Fiona Swope '22, at University of Arizona Laser Chron lab while doing work for Christine Siddoway summer of 2021.

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Contact Us

Department of Geology
Colorado College
14 E. Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-389-6621
FAX: 719-389-6910
geology@coloradocollege.edu