Program Dates: May 26 – July 31, 2020
Program Location: College Station, Texas (Texas A&M University, RELLIS Campus)
The Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health (CARTEEH) is a University Transportation Center funded by the US Department of Transportation. The CARTEEH Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduate students to engage in research related to transportation emissions, air quality, and human health. Participants will work on a research project with a research mentor at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute in College Station, Texas. The program covers topics such as:
- Transportation emissions and/or air quality modeling
- Assessment of exposures and health impacts
- Policy and decision making
- Land-use and urban planning
Interns will be paid up to $6,000 in support for the nine-week period, in addition to housing and a $1700 food allowance. (Note: wages and food allowance are taxable income.)
1) Must have an interest in the area of transportation, air quality, and health and a desire to actively participate in research.
2) Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
3) Must have completed junior year (at least 90 hours) by the end of Spring 2020.
4) Must be on track to graduate no sooner than December 2020.
Participant Requirements and Expectations
1) Students selected for the research internship may not be enrolled in university courses during the entire 9-week summer period.
2) Attendance at internship-related events, including the final poster session, is mandatory.
3) Students are expected to commit at least 40 hours/week, which includes:
- Working research hours as determined by the student’s research mentor
- Mandatory internship activity
4) Requirements for completion of the program are:
- Research plan
- Progress report
- Final paper
- Poster presentation
Application Packet Requirements
- Completed application (open here)
- Personal essay (maximum 500 words) answering the following question: Why is it important to address transportation emissions/air pollution is the context of public health, and why are you interested in this internship opportunity?
- A current transcript (can be a downloaded version)
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member at your college/university.
- February 14, 2020, by 5:00 pm CT
- Complete application packets must be received by the deadline, application materials received after this deadline will not be considered.
Completed applications and any questions regarding this program should be directed to:
Laura Higgins, Associate Research Scientist
CARTEEH/SAFE-D Internship Coordinator
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
College Station, TX 77843
Ph. (979) 845-8109 │ [email protected]