Each summer, the Five College Astronomy Department offers several undergraduate summer research internships with department faculty. These are open to Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, or UMass students only.
Update for summer 2021: The summer 2021 intern program will be run remotely. Because this program was cancelled in Summer 2020, we are allowing students accepted last year to participate this year. This means that we only have positions for 2 additional students for summer 2021. However, in addition to these FCAD research intern positions, Prof. Daniela Calzetti is looking to hire 2 students to work on an astronomy education project (develop modules for high school science course) as well as independent research this summer (same funding and time commitment as the FCAD research program). If you are interested in being considered for this education+research project, please note this in your essay with the application for the FCAD program.
The internships will last for ten weeks beginning May 24, 2021, and will provide a stipend of about $4500. You will need to find your own summer housing. There are many summer sublet possibilities, both privately and through campus services such as https://offcampushousing.umass.edu/. There are also some separate scholarship opportunities for students at the individual campuses to obtain housing support.
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