Category: Internship

Job Description
Job Title:
Student Intern – Atmospheric Science Support Technical Grad Summer 2015
Job ID:
Albuquerque, NM
Full/Part Time:

About Sandia
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense.

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Department Description
Geophysics and Atmospheric Science Department staff investigate R&D problems in all areas of Sandia programs: Defense, security, energy, climate, and infrastructure. Areas of expertise include seismic and electromagnetic signal processing, development of borehole tools for subsurface exploration and monitoring, atmospheric monitoring, and geological investigations. Technical activities cover the spectrum from theory to application, including algorithm development, computer modeling, data inversion, instrumentation development, and field demonstration. The department serves as a laboratories resource for geophysical and atmospheric sensing expertise.
How to Apply
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Job Summary
Performs work as an entry- to mid-level member of the workforce within a science and engineering environment involving graduate-level assignments, which may include research, application of project design and diagnostics, testing and documentation, development and analysis of technology options, and assembly and troubleshooting.
Primary Job Duties
Job assignments vary upon organization, discipline preference, and specific job requirements as defined in the job specification.
Duties may include working collaboratively with technical staff on developmental research, analysis of technology and engineering options, project design, testing, formulating conclusions, data collection, and analyzing experimental data.

Job specifications:

This internship is to support Sandia’s atmospheric science team.  This includes the team developing new climate models for the Department of Energy.  The intern will perform entry-level work involving assignments that may include assisting with research, computer-based modeling, atmospheric data analysis, application of computer model design and diagnostics, testing and documentation, development and analysis of model output.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of technical principles and processes.
Understanding of and demonstrated ability to use a variety of research tools.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to contribute in a team environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of project management.
Extensive knowledge of a suite of software, including Microsoft Office.
The successful candidate must meet the following Sandia Student Intern Requirements: Official acceptance into an accredited university’s graduate program, full-time enrollment during the spring term immediately preceding the internship (typically 9 credit hours), a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0, and the ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer. U.S. citizenship.

Must be able to work both independently and in teams.  Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office  and very good oral and written communication skills.  Must have a background in atmospheric science through coursework or work experience.

Strong technical research and writing skills and the ability to interact with and support a diverse group of technically skilled staff members are desired. Experience with atmospheric models, Fortran, and/or other programming languages would be preferred.
Security Clearance
No clearance required.

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

At Sandia you will receive many benefits as a valued employee of a premier national multi-program engineering and science research laboratory. In our Total Rewards package you will enjoy competitive pay, great benefits, a stimulating, positive environment and learning opportunities that will help build your career. More information may be found on our Careers website.
Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

REACCH 2015 Summer Internship Program

Updated 2015-02-24

REACCH has supported the growth and training of over 40 undergraduate students through our internship.

Regional Approaches to Climate Change- Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH PNA) is a USDA-funded, multi-institutional project focused on improving the long-term sustainability of agriculture within the region.  REACCH partners (University of Idaho, Washington State University, Oregon State University and USDA-ARS) are teaming up to offer a total of 14, 9-week long, undergraduate internships across the three institutions.

  • Internships will go from 8 June – 7 August for the University of Idaho and Washington State University 
  • Internships will go from 15 JuneAugust 14 for Oregon State University

Summer interns will participate in faculty and/or graduate student research, weekly seminars, and field trips.  Interns will receive a salary of $500 per week for the summer internship and a travel budget up to $500.   Summer interns will also be provided with University housing, identification cards, access to library, email and internet privileges.

Summaries of the available research projects for summer 2015 are provided here. In addition to field and laboratory research, the interns will participate in group activities where they will learn about one another’s projects, meet with faculty members from diverse disciplines, attend research and mentoring seminars, and visit research sites and other areas of interest in the region.

Please complete the application form below and request that one letter of recommendation be emailed directly to the CRISSP REU Coordinator, Marijka Haverhals, at by Wednesday, April 1, 2015. You will receive a confirmation email once all your application materials are received.

Download REACCH Summer Undergraduate Internship Program information. Due April 1, 2015. Apply online below.

Contact Information:

REACCH Internship Coordinator
Marijka Haverhals
REACCH Principal Investigator
Dr. Jodi Johnson-Maynard
For technical assistance:
REACCH Education and Communication Coordinator:
Leigh Bernacchi, PhD

CenUSA Bioenergy – hosted by Iowa State University 2015 Research Internship for Undergraduates
Internship Dates:  May 28 – August 1 Application Due:  March 16

The summer 2015 CenUSA Bioenergy Research Internship Experience for Undergraduates will provide rich interdisciplinary training and engagement opportunities for undergraduate students in all areas of the bioenergy value chain to meet the workforce challenges of the emerging bioeconomy.
The research internship program will enroll a class of 20 students, with all students spending the first 5 days of the program at the Iowa State University host site. While a portion of the students will remain at Iowa State University, several students will then travel to one of CenUSA’s partner institutions (depending on their research interests) to complete their summer program at a partner lab.  This summer, our students will be working on research projects at Iowa State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the USDA National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois, and at our industry partner, Archer Daniels Midland.  All students will maintain in contact with the program through distance technologies for weekly meetings, seminars, and final presentations.  Our research undergraduate interns will select from projects in the following areas (
– Feedstock Development
– Field-Level Sustainability
– Logistics
– Policy-Level Sustainability
– Feedstock Conversion Economics
– Markets and Distribution
– Health and Safety
Selected undergraduate interns will gain practical research skills in computer modeling, field methods, and/or experimental design by conducting independent projects under the guidance of experienced faculty and research scientists.  Other activities of our CenUSA Bioenergy Internship Program are designed for social, leadership, and professional development of the undergraduate participants.  Students selected for the program will work on interdisciplinary teams with faculty, graduate students, post-docs, and in some cases industry partners.

– Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
– Seminars, workshops, and field trips
– Group social activities and closing poster session
– Program dates:  May 28 – August 1

– Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
– U.S. citizen or permanent resident
– Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

– $4,500 stipend
– Travel allowance
– Room and Board

The final application deadline is March 16.  To apply, please visit:

Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations.  Faculty recommendations must be received by March 20.  All admission decisions will be made by late April.

If you have any specific questions about the program, please contact MaryAnn Moore, or 515.294.4249.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking volunteers beginning April 20, 2015 for up to 8 months to join the 10th Crazy Ant Strike Team (CAST X) Expedition to Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge to work towards eradicating an infestation of the Yellow Crazy Ant (YCA), Anoplolepis gracilipes, on Johnston Island.

Johnston Atoll is located in the central Pacific Ocean, over 700 nautical miles west-southwest of Honolulu, and is uninhabited except for the four volunteers and one crew leader. The refuge is managed for 14 species of breeding seabirds and 5 species of wintering shorebirds in addition to its diverse coral reef and marine organism assemblages, including the
threatened Green Sea Turtle. The atoll’s four small islands constitute the only non-rat-infested land area in approximately 750,000 square miles of ocean, making it critical seabird nesting habitat. Volunteers will have the rare opportunity to live in this remote setting surrounded by abundant birds and sea life.

Applicants must be willing and able to work 48 hours per week. Must be physically fit and able to walk 10 miles a day over variable terrain, lift and carry 70 lbs, ride a bicycle, swim, and be able to perform repetitive stooping and bending motions. Must be able to perform all duties in various weather conditions including high heat and humidity, strong winds, and rain. Must be able to work well independently as well as closely in a small group, be easy-going with a good sense of humor, and flexible to changing conditions. All CAST members must follow all pesticide and safety protocols. Qualified applicants must possess a valid passport that will not expire before March 2016. Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license is preferred.

Prior experience in the following is preferred: camping, invasive species control, shorebird and seabird identification and monitoring, entomological surveying, familiarity with GIS tools and software, data management, pesticide application, being awesome.

Please see the posting on Texas A&M for the full position description and how to apply:

Front Royal, Virginia
PROGRAM DATES: Tentative start date May 2015
PROJECT DESCRIPTION & REQUIREMENTS: The intern will assist in acquiring and processing landcover datasets to quantify changes in Asian ecosystems, in order to relate them to the distribution and demographic dynamics of an endangered terrestrial mammal. Programming ability, demonstrated prior experience with spatial datasets, and visualization/analysis software such as R-based packages are strongly preferred.  Additional prior experience with demographic analysis tools are a plus.

GENERAL INFORMATION: One or more applicants will be selected to conduct research under the supervision of an SCBI scientist. Interns will work closely with their research mentor, becoming an integral participant in the scientist’s larger research agenda. Additionally, interns will be encouraged to reflect on the conceptual and research implications of the work at hand so that they may maximize their understanding of a particular subject area.

ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduates, recent graduates (post-bachelor’s) and early-stage graduate students. US citizenship or residency is not required, however foreign students will need to cover own air travel, visa or other extraneous expenses. Note that applicants requiring a visa will need to allow for processing time and this could delay starting.

AWARD: Includes a monthly stipend of $600 US plus on site accommodation. This internship does not include any travel or research allowances.

TO APPLY: Please submit a statement of interest along with CV, a sample of prior work, and two letters of reference to Shermin de Silva, <>

We are pleased to open the 2015 Summer Internship Program for
applications.  This will be the 7th year of the program and we have had
great success with intern driven projects in previous years, including
multiple publications and conference presentations in addition to resource
and development activities within DataONE.

We have six potential projects this year:
1. Evaluating the impact of data access: The role of metrics
2. Making a Robust and Useful Earth Science Ontology Repository: Creating a test suite, automating ontology uploading, and standardizing RESTful API.
3. Front end web site for the Earth Science Ontology Repository
4. Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Adaptor for The Generic Member Node
5. A Tool for Live, Interactive Workflow Views over Programming Scripts
6. Network and social media communication analysis of the DataONE user community

Applications are due March 16th. Project details and application
information can be found at:

Expense-Paid Summer Internships

Undergraduates seeking research experience in forest ecology are invited to apply for a 10-week expense-paid internship at Bartlett, Jeffers Brook, and Hubbard Brook Experimental Forests in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

About the Project:  Multiple Element Limitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems (MELNHE) is an NSF funded collaboration between researchers at the State University of New York (SUNY ESF), Cornell University, Miami University, the University of Michigan, and the Marine Biological Laboratory.  The MELNHE project seeks to examine the limits to forest productivity through the lens of resource optimization theory.  This is being studied through replicated, large-scale nutrient additions of nitrogen, phosphorus, and calcium in stands of different ages at three sites. Treatment results will be used to help develop the Multi-Element Limitation (MEL) model and assess nutrient limitation in northern hardwood forests.  More information on the project is available at, including a blog from previous field crews.

Internship Description:  Interns will be guided in the design of their research projects and will interact closely with graduate students and senior research scientists.  Research projects include tree and understory growth response to nutrient addition, soil respiration, soil parent material identification, leaf litter production, fine and woody litter production, water use (sap flow and soil moisture), and nutrient uptake and mycorrhizal root colonization. Interns will gain a wide variety of skills by assisting in all ongoing projects.  Interns have the opportunity to present their results at the annual Hubbard Brook Cooperators Meeting in July.

Interns are provided with shared housing at Bartlett Experimental Forest; tenting is optional. Work days typically begin at 8:00 AM and end at 4:30, but may be shorter or longer depending upon the day’s activities.  Food is prepared communally by the interns and graduate student researchers, and costs generally run between $5-6 per day. A stipend of $100 per week is provided for living expenses.

Desired Qualifications:  Ideal applicants will have a strong interest in forest biology, ecology, or biogeochemistry.  Undergraduate students and recent graduates will be considered.  A positive attitude is important and a sense of humor is a plus.  Willingness to work and live in a communal setting is critical. Candidates should be able to perform repetitive tasks with attention to detail in a field setting under adverse conditions.  Applicants should be flexible in their expectations, but an estimated breakdown of the summer is: 60% fieldwork, 15% lab work, 10% data management, 15% research proposals and reports of independent projects.

To Apply:  Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Jerome Barner <>.  Applications will be reviewed in the order by which they are received.  The field season will begin on June 1 and ends on August 7; let us know if your availability differs from the given dates. Interviews will be conducted after March 6th.

Interesting summer GIS internship.

In search of an enthusiastic PhD student with quantitative skills to work in experimental biodemography. Details of the position can be found here: <>

Please feel free to forward the link to potential candidates and encourage them to get in touch with me for more information.

Many thanks for spreading the word (and apologies for any cross-posting).

All the best,
Assistant Professor of Population Ecology
Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies | University of Zurich
Office: 34-J-24 | +41 (0)44 63 54746 | <> |

If you are still in search of an internship for the summer, Healy Tibitts Builders, Inc is still looking for potential hires. It is a great opportunity to gain work experience, especially for those interested in marine and civil construction.

You can visit their websites for more information on what they do:

Please contact Mr. Peter Lee ( if you are interested.

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