Desert Research Institute

About Desert Research Institute

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is a recognized world leader in investigating the effects of natural and human-induced environmental change and advancing technologies aimed at assessing a changing planet. For 60 years, DRI research faculty, students, and staff have applied scientific understanding to support the effective management of natural resources while meeting Nevada's needs for economic diversification and science-based educational opportunities. With more than 400 employees and two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, DRI is one of eight institutions in the Nevada System of Higher Education.


Research Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Las Vegas, NV
“The main takeaway was that I got to experience my top fields of interest in a more in-depth perspective, that being the medical and science fields. I enjoyed being able to form professional relationships with individuals that have given me more networking opportunities outside of the internship as well. Furthermore, I enjoyed being able to do something that gets my name out there, especially in such a challenging field of work. Overall, I have gained and strengthen my skill set, which further prepares me for future things that I’ll be a part of.”

Student Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Las Vegas, NV
“The school started off with a class meeting for all the interns on the job location, which helped us feel a bit of companionship before we took the big dive in.”
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