From July 1 to 29, 2016
Summit crater of Teide volcano, Canary Islands
1 undergraduate student
Days off July 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24
Field work related to diffuse volcanic degassing monitoring at the summit crater of Teide volcano in a weekly basis. Lab work for chemical and isotopic analysis of the soil gas samples collected during the field work. Students will be trained to:
(i) use portable instrumentation to perform in-situ measurements of soil CO2 efflux,
(ii) collect soil gas samples for chemical and isotopic analysis,
(iii) apply statistical-graphical analysis of the collected data,
(iv) evaluate the total diffuse CO2 emission from an active volcano using Gaussian simulations,
(v) use lab instrumental such as micro-chromatography (microGC) and quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS) to perform chemical analysis of the collected soil gas samples, and
(vi) use an IRMS to perform C isotopic analysis of the soil CO2.
To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter of application NO LATER THAN Friday 25 March 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interns must be available in Tenerife for the whole period they have applied for. Internship includes shared accommodation, transfers to your changing daily workplace and all lectures, GeoTenerife excursions and outings. Flights to Tenerife not included.
The cost of the internship is £984 (includes VAT) for the month. If your application is successful, payment is to be made in full to GeoTenerife within 7 days or your place will be offered on. We run a tight waiting list for this purpose, and by applying to the programme you accept these conditions. In addition, strict terms and conditions apply for our internship programme, and a copy is to be signed by the applicant AND their supervising university tutor or professor.
Why do we charge for your internships?
Our internships are a learning experience, across a range of disciplines. You will be taught, challenged and supported on a daily basis. The scientists you will be working with, usually on a 1:1 or at most a 1:2 basis, are from INVOLCAN, the well-respected Canarian Volcanology Institute. The head of the institute, Dr Nemesio Pérez, is a geochemist and world-authority on geothermal potential and volcano degassing. The institute actively monitors volcanoes around the globe and publishes papers on their research, often leading the field in their findings. You may have the opportunity to contribute and be named on one of them.
Throughout your internship, you will receive feedback and guidance. This is an opportunity for you to sample a range of disciplines, and often helps young scientists to clarify which area they would like to concentrate on in future. It will also teach you real skills and techniques you will be able to take into the workplace.
The internship fee also covers all your accommodation and transfer costs (including to other islands for internships in La Palma or El Hierro).
Flights to and from Tenerife are not included and are your responsibility.