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The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE,<>) is a virtual organization
dedicated to providing open, persistent, robust, and secure access to
biodiversity, ecology, and environmental data.  DataONE is supported by
the U.S. National Science Foundation, with headquarters at the
University of New Mexico.

DataONE invites applications for summer research internships for
undergraduates, graduate students and postgraduate (MS, PhD) students.
As part of a larger virtual organization, interns will work in virtual
groups of 2-3 with multiple mentors from DataONE, and are not expected
to be at the same location or institution as the mentors and other team
members.  Regular communication (including videoconference) with mentors
and other team members will be needed.  Face-to-face meetings at the
start and end of the session are currently planned, and any required
travel will be fully paid for by DataONE.

Projects cover a range of topic areas including software development,
library science, and sociotechnical aspects of scientific data.  They
also vary in the extent and type of technical expertise required.  The
interests and expertise of the applicants will determine which projects
will be selected for the program.  Interns will have the opportunity to
receive credit for their contribution to peer-reviewed papers and/or
open source software tools.  Interns will also be encouraged to present
their results at conferences and symposia.

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and
post-doctoral/post-masters students who are currently in, and eligible
to work in, the United States and are at least 18 years of age by May
23, 2010. Applicants must also be enrolled or employed at a university
or other accredited research institution; postgrads must have received
their most recent degree within the past 5 years. Given the broad range
of projects, there are no restrictions on academic backgrounds or field
of study.  Interns are expected to be available approximately 40
hours/week during the internship period (noted below) with significant
availability during normal business hours.  Interns from previous years
are eligible to participate.

SUPPORT: Interns will receive a stipend of $4,500 for participation,
paid in two installments (one at the midterm and one at the conclusion
of the program). In addition, required travel and communication expenses
will be borne by DataONE.   Participation in the program after the
midterm is contigent on prior performance.  Interns will need to supply
their own computing equipment and Internet connection.

TO APPLY:  Applicants are requested to submit responses to a short
questionnaire with their resume, and arrange for a letter of reference
from a faculty member, researcher, or instructor. All application
materials must be submitted by midnight Pacific time on April 2, 2010.
For the list of projects and detailed application instructions, please

SCHEDULE: Applicants will be notified by April 19th.  The internship
will run from May 24 - July 30th, and allowance will be made for interns
who are unavailable to start on May 24th due to their academic or work

Suzie Allard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Assistant Director
University of Tennessee 
College of Communication & Information
School of Information Sciences
453 Communication Building
Knoxville,  TN  37996-0341
phone: 865.974.1369
fax: 865.974.4967
email: [log in to unmask]
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