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2022 Summer Research Internships

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

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

Students 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 lab 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. 

We anticipate that our 2022 summer internships will be in-person, although some projects may be conducted virtually if the intern prefers (see project listings for details). Interns will receive a stipend of $700 for a 40-hour work week. Interns not living at home will receive a $300/week housing allowance and will have access to Princeton University rental housing. Interns will also receive reimbursement for travel from their home institution.   

Princeton University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination status.  Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical contraindication or sincerely-held religious belief may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this requirement.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program at time of application, and either a US Citizen or permanent resident, or authorized to work in the USA.

Applicants must complete the online form by January 14, 2022.  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