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Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) Research Internship Program


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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
Graduate Students (Masters)

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
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 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. If Princeton University is still closed, then work will be performed remotely and interns will receive a stipend of $700/week.

Possible projects include:

Modeling tabular iceberg evolution

Validating Ocean Surface Mixed Layer Variability in GFDL?s OM4

Forecasting estuarine and coastal salinity to improve fisheries management and aquaculture productivity

On the structure of extreme winter storms in the greater New York

ENSO: Revealing ocean-related El Nino Southern Oscillation dynamics in climate models.

Investigating Tropical Pacific Water Masses and Pathways in GFDL Ocean Models

For full details of all projects, see CIMES website.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
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Participating Institution(s):
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Princeton University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

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

Keywords:
Atmospheric Chemistry
Biogeochemistry
Biological Oceanography
Coastal Ocean Sciences
Fisheries Management
Ocean Models
Physical Oceanography

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


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