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These Smithsonian internships for mid next year may be of interest to someone you know who is interested in investigating a natural sciences career.
Ten week NHRE Natural History Research Experiences
NHRE summer internships pair undergraduates with museum scientists to complete a research project in Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mineral Science, Paleobiology, or Vertebrate Zoology. Interns receive support funding of $5500, and free housing in a dormitory at George Washington University.
Non-USA-citizen places are said to be "very limited" in number. Application deadline is January 27, 2015