CIMES Summer Internship

Location
New Jersey, United States
Posted
30 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Jan 2021
Ref
12121
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Department   Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Category   Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time   Temporary
Application Deadline   1/18/2021

Overview

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. 

Responsibilities

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.  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: https://cimes.princeton.edu/education-outreach/intern-program

Qualifications

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. 

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 should be submitted by January 15, 2021, and should include:

  • Resume - include a list of relevant courses taken;
  • Cover letter - 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; and a statement describing the applicant's contributions to increasing diversity in science; and
  • Two references (no letters are required at this time) - upload reference names and contact information to Other Documents field

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.

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