State Water Resources Research Institute Program
USGS - WRRI Student
Description of the Process Followed to Establish an Internship
- Sponsoring USGS
office completes an Internship Description Form (all but budget page).
- Ascertain interest
of the Institute Director in cooperating with USGS in obtaining an intern.
If mutual interest, Director and USGS office complete the budget page
of the Internship Description Form. o Budget should include provision
for health insurance, immunizations, and safety training if necessary
- Director attaches
an SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance) to the Internship Description
Form and mails it to Office of Acquisition and Grants, MS 205G, U.S.
Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192.
- USGS office sends
requisition for total amount on budget page to Office of Acquisition
and Grants, MS 205G, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive,
Reston, VA 20192.
- Procurement issues
an award to the Institute (usually within 30 days of receipt) and the
Institute employs the intern.
- Upon completion
of the internship, the intern completes a "Student Evaluation of Internship
at the U.S. Geological Survey" and the intern's USGS mentor completes
a "U.S. Geological Survey Mentor Evaluation of Student Intern."
- Intern may be
a student at any college or university in the Institute's state if the
Director is willing to cooperate. Student does not necessarily have
to be at the institute's host university.
- The internship
can span fiscal years. FY 03 funds could, for example, support a student
into FY 04 if funds are obligated and work commences in FY 03.
- Special arrangements
may have to be made if internship is to extend beyond the end date of
the Institute's 5-year base grant (currently February 28, 2005).