Intern Program

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2021 Summer Research Internships

Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) Research Internship Program at Princeton University (Application Status: CLOSED. Applications for 2022 internships will open in late fall 2021.)

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 8-10 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. 

If Princeton University allows summer interns to physically work at Princeton/GFDL, students will receive a stipend of $700/week and a $300/week housing allowance for those interns not living at home, and reimbursement for travel from their home institution.  Interns will have access to Princeton University rental housing. If Princeton University is still closed, then work will be performed remotely and interns will receive a stipend of $700/week. 

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.

Complete applications, including resume (including a list of relevant courses taken), a cover letter and names with contact information for two references (no letters are required at this time), should be submitted by January 15, 2021. Cover letters should include an explanation of how this internship will enable the applicant's academic and career goals; preference for research project from the options available on the website (see research project list on the adjacent menu bar); and a statement describing the applicant's contributions to increasing diversity in science.

Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application.  Your candidate dashboard may not display status updates for this requisition.

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.