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Cooperative Institute for Climate Science- Research Internships

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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 with backgrounds in science, math, computing and/or engineering are encouraged to apply - no prior experience in climate-related sciences is necessary. Students will work on a focused scientific problem under the close supervision of their GFDL 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.

Students will receive a stipend of $500/week (undergraduates) or $1,000/week (graduate students) and reimbursement for travel from their home institution. Interns will have access to Princeton University rental housing. Possible research projects and potential hosts at the GFDL are listed on the program webpage at Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program, and either US citizens, permanent residents, or foreign students attending a US educational institution.

Complete applications, including curriculum vitae (including list of relevant courses taken), and cover letter, and names and contact information for two reference letter writers, should be submitted by the deadline. Cover letters should include: an explanation how this internship will enable the applicant's academic and career goals; preference for research projects from the options available on the website; and a statement describing the applicant's contributions to increasing diversity in science. (If the applicant receives an offer from Princeton, official course transcripts will be required).

Submit applications via email to Subject: CICS Summer Internship.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 1/15/2018
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Program Dates: 6/1/2018 - 8/30/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Princeton University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Computational Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography

Climate Change
Climate Modeling
Climate Prediction
Computer Modeling
Earth System Science
Ecosystem Modeling
Ecosystem Science
Weather Extremes

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This program is funded by:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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