Call for Applications Summer Research Internship Summer of 2015 The Kuwait-MIT Center for Natural Resources and the Environment (CNRE) invites applications for Summer Research Internships in: - Energy - Water - Economics and management of natural resources - Sustainable development & urban planning - Environmental sciences - Health sciences and technologies Applications outside these areas may be considered. The Internship provides outstanding students from Kuwait the opportunity to enroll as Visiting Students at MIT to engage in on-campus research activities, explore cutting-edge research projects and get acquainted with current literature. Students are expected to conduct independent research under the direction of the MIT Faculty. The Internship will be for 12 weeks starting on June 1st, 2015 and ending on August 21st, 2015. Enrolled students will receive $11,000 stipend covering living and travel expenses. Eligibility: 1. Must demonstrate exceptional academic and research skills. 2. Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution of higher education other than MIT. Applicant must maintain status with the home institution throughout the internship. 3. Must be a citizen of Kuwait. 4. Must meet requirements for (J) Exchange Visitor Visa. Application Requirements: 1. Statement of Purpose (1 page only): - Objective of the visit and how it fits within your academic goals. - Specify MIT research group, lab, or department of interest. 2. Two letters of support from current or past professors attesting to the strengths of the student. 3. Complete résumé. 4. List of all projects and publications. 5. Up-to-date grade reports from current and all previously attended post high school institutions. Application Timeline: 1. September 30, 2014 2. December 12, 2014 3. December 23, 2014 4. February 15, 2015 : : : : Call for Applications released Deadline for complete applications Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview Approval notifications Application Submission: Please apply at the website: http://cnre.mit.edu/visiting-programs/summer-research-internship for more information please visit: http://www.kfas.org/oip-programs For More Information: Kuwait-MIT Center for Natural Resources and the Environment Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room E19-628 Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 Phone: +1-617-452-2859 / Fax: +1-617-258-8863 [email protected] Office of International Programs Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences Phone: +965-22270414 / Fax: +965-22270411 [email protected] About The Center: The Kuwait-MIT Center for Natural Resources and the Environment (CNRE) was established at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2005 – sponsored by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). The Center brings together faculty, students, visiting students and scientists to improve scientific and technical understanding of natural resources & the environment issues, and related challenges. The Center also fosters collaborative research between MIT and institutions in Kuwait through grant programs (http://cnre.mit.edu).
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