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Program Calendar 2020


January 10th - Webinar: "How to Apply for an Internship at Smithsonian", Pam Hudson-Veenbaas, Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships

January TBA - Webinar: UCSB-Smithsonian Scholars Program info session and application overview led by Cristina Soto Balderas.


February 1st - Internship deadline for Smithsonian Minority Internships (

February 4th - Dr. Rebecca Dikow, director of the Smithsonian Data Science Lab in Washington D.C., will be meeting some of our Smithsonian Scholars on the UCSB Campus! Select students will learn about current internship opportunities and get a chance to talk to Dr. Dikow about her educational pathway.

February 7th - Webinar: "UC San Diego Insect Ecology Program"
This REU is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides a paid internship for undergraduate students in the Holway lab in UC San Diego. The student will design and implement a research project focused on phylogeography and evolutionary diversification of Carpenter ants (Camponotus) on the California Channel Islands. The awardee will be stationed in UC San Diego campus housing for 10 weeks conducting molecular work and analyzing data for their research project.

February 15th - Internship deadline for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

February 15th - Application deadline for the UCSB-Smithsonian Scholars Program