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Department of Earth Sciences


Internships in Cambridge Earth Sciences

From time-to-time some staff have funds available allowing them to employ the occasional summer student. If you are interested in short summer projects we could circulate a CV to our staff. That approach is generally more likely to be successful if you are able to highlight a particular area of the subject which interests you. This is best done in spring when people are likely to be thinking about these things.

The Engineering Department manages a portal where summer projects are advertised, including some from Earth Sciences.

Cambridge NERC Research Experience Placements

The Cambridge NERC DTP receives funding from NERC to host a number of Research Experience Placements (REPs) open to undergraduates over the summer.  For more information, see the Cambridge NERC DTP website.

Cawthorn Cambridge Internship at BIOS

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) and the University of Cambridge offer an annual research internship based at BIOS. The internship is available to Cambridge University students in the Department of Earth Sciences in even-numbered years and in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in odd-numbered years.

For more information, please visit the BIOS website or contact .

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All course materials can be found on the Earth Sciences Moodle course pages.

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Health & safety

Whether in the lab or out on fieldwork, you need to be aware of your health and safety, and what responsibilities you have to look after yourself and your colleagues. Please refer to the Safety Handbook.

Safety Handbook

Writing Fellow

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