Intern Program

2023 Summer Research Internships

Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) Research Internship Program at Princeton University (Application Status CLOSED: Only CIMES applicants shortlisted have been contacted).

The Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) at Princeton University in collaboration with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) is recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students for 8-10 week research internships in atmospheric, oceanic and earth system science. Awardees will work with host scientists at Princeton University and NOAA/GFDL, a world-leading center of earth system modeling, research and prediction. 

Interns will work on a focused scientific problem under the close supervision of their GFDL/Princeton host, and benefit from resources and activities at GFDL, including interaction with scientists and graduate students, access to high performance computing and library facilities, and opportunities to participate in a wide range of seminars and GFDL social events. We particularly encourage applications from students whose participation will add to the diversity of researchers in earth system science, including students from underrepresented groups, and first-generation college students. 

The 2023 summer internship program will be in-person at GFDL in Princeton, New Jersey unless the selected intern receives prior approval for remote work. Interns will receive a stipend of $5,600 - $7,000 for a 40-hour work week; depending on the length of the internship. Starting dates and length of the internship are flexible depending on host availability. On campus housing is typically made available to interns from late May to late July and is provided as part of the program.  Interns not living at home but using housing other than campus housing will receive a commensurate housing allowance. Interns will also receive reimbursement for travel to and from Princeton.      

Princeton University requires that all summer interns be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and must be prepared to show proof of vaccinations described in the EHS policy.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program at time of application, and either a US Citizen or permanent resident or have US work authorization.

Applicants must complete the online form by January 16, 2023.  The link to the form is provided below.  Applicants will be asked to provide a preference for their research project from the following options :

A complete application will include the names of two references (no letters are required at this time). In lieu of a cover letter, applicants are asked to explain: How this internship will contribute to your long-term goals, how your academic background (including relevant courses) provides you with the skills you could apply to this internship, how you have contributed to increasing diversity in STEM, and whether you have had any previous research opportunities.

Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.

Please apply at CIMES Summer Internships.