The CRI Summer Student Internship program provides funded internships to undergraduate students. The program runs for six weeks, with students working 20-30 hours per week. Students are required to produce a paper at the end of their project and may have the opportunity to continue their research projects during the academic year. Depending on research projects, students will work with a CSE faculty mentor and have the opportunity to give presentations to the LMU and Santa Monica Bay communities.
Faculty involvement in CRI is vital to the institute's success. Faculty can get involved in a variety of ways, including:
- Serving as mentors for summer and academic year research projects
- Giving presentations on results from research about Santa Monica Bay
- Through interactions with city, county and state agencies and personnel
- Devoloping curricula to support activities of the CRI
- Serving as co-authors on grants
- Receiving CRI fellowships as seed money for follow-up with grant proposals to further their work with CRI
- Serve as faculty affiliates for CRI
CRI hosts post-docs and/or visiting scholars to study and research with the institute. These visitors may also have some teaching responsibilities.