Student Opportunities

Williams Geosciences majors have many opportunities to widen their experience. They can engage in summer research with faculty; pursue summer internships on campus or off; attend a geosciences field camp (with financial aid from the department). This is a great opportuity to gain valuable field experience that will help with summer research, employment, and graduate school; or apply for a Lauren Interess Adventure Fellowship. We hold a “Summer Opportunities” lunch gathering each January, where we present ideas and projects for the following summer (see links to faculty powerpoints below). At other times, individual faculty members and our majors are always ready to talk with interested students about their research!

For Rising Juniors: NSF REU projects

  • Run by faculty at other institutions
  • Research into a wide range of topics related to geology and oceanography
  • Visit the NSF website for more information

Positions with CES and Hopkins Forest

See Jay Racela for details and more information.

Research with Williams Geoscience Faculty

Click on the photos below to see a slideshow of current opportunities to conduct research with Williams Geoscience faculty members.


Additional Summer Research Options


Keck Geology Consortium

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Northern California Geological Society



GSA GeoCorps


Lunar and Planetary Institute

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratories

Argonne National Laboratory

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

California Space Grant Consortium

Association for Women Geoscientists

Carnegie Institute of Washington Summer Scholars Program

Council on Undergraduate Research

Southern California Earthquake Center

Summer Undergraduate Research Program — Pomona College

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology)

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA Academy Internship Listing

AGI Geoscience & Public Policy Institute

AGI Diversity in Geoscience and Women Geoscience scholarships

Field camp opportunities