Partnership for Volcanological Research and Education

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) announces the availability of paid summer internships for U.S. graduate students from U.S. universities in seismology, crustal deformation, igneous petrology, and physical volcanology. Successful applicants will become members of a US-Russia-Japan team comparing the response of crustal magma systems to catastrophic decompression at Bezymianny and Shiveluch Volcanoes, Kamchatka, Russia, and Mount St Helens, Washington. The 5-year project is part of the National Science Foundationís program, Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE), which seeks to introduce US graduate students to internationally collaborative science. The ideal student participant will be at an early or middle stage of her or his PhD program, be physically and mentally prepared for rigorous field investigations under difficult conditions, and have a strong interest in international collaboration and understanding. It is also desirable that the studentís major advisor share an interest in the research and, although not a requirement, that the work can become a component of the studentís PhD program.  The deadline for application is March 1, 2009. Selections will be made by March 15.