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The first image of a supermassive black hole in M87.
Opportunities at ngEHT

An integral part of the ngEHT mission is training astronomers, astrophysicists, and computational and data scientists. In addition to graduate students and postdocs, ngEHT supports summer and part-time academic year undergraduate programs.

Check this page for upcoming opportunities to join
the next generation of the ngEHT community

2024 Scholars Program

The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) and the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) group at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) are sponsoring the NSBP/SAO EHT Scholars program. Summer Interns will work on projects that range across observational, computational, theoretical, and engineering aspects of black hole research. The research will culminate in a research report and presentation to the team. Program benefits include mentoring by experts in black hole astrophysics, participation in a large supportive research group, and participation in the broader SAO summer internship community.

This will be an in-person internship at the  SAO. The typical program will start before June 15th, 2024 and last 8–10 weeks. Interns are paid a stipend of $800/week, and there is support for presentation of research results at a conference or workshop.

Apply by February 1st, 2024

Please submit a Resume and a 1-page Description of Interests to Please arrange for 2-3 reference letters to be sent to the same address. Applicants must be students and either US citizens or permanent residents. We strongly encourage NSBP members, women, and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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