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Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) Summer Programming Internship Program

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) is excited to offer a paid 10-week summer programming internship where you can gain experience coding in an academic research environment.

Our internship provides highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to apply their coding abilities in support of cutting-edge atmospheric research. From year to year projects may include a combination of designing, monitoring, and debugging data ingest archival systems; creating and maintaining data analysis tools; and calibration, processing and visualization of atmospheric data collected from ground, aircraft or satellite based instrumentation in collaboration with partners and funders that include NOAA, NASA, NSF and DOE.

Interns will work individually with SSEC researchers to define the work to be completed. The intern will be provided with self guided tutorials on the programming languages and tools that will be used for the summer projects. Access to programming experts within our scientific instrumentation software team will be available as a resource throughout the summer for questions on the tutorials and summer projects.

A member of the scientific instrumentation software team will lead weekly meetings with the interns to discuss the challenges and successes of everyone's projects. Minimum pay will be $16.25 an hour and based on experience. Preferably 40 hours a week but accommodations can be made due to restrictions to those already employed by the U Wisconsin System.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Wisconsin, Madison (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
STEM Fields

Computer Programming
Control Systems
Data Analysis
Digital Signal Processing
Instrumentation Development
Remote Sensing
Satellite Data
Scientific Computing

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

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