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Summer Opportunities: Intern Programs for Undergraduates

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

Applicants should have an interest in conducting research in the Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric, and Environmental Sciences. Two previous college-level courses in one or more of these areas are desirable if they are available to the student. All students are preferred to have at least one year of calculus (high school or college) and/or good grades in college level mathematics. Students choosing research in geochemistry and chemical oceanography should have at least two semesters of college-level chemistry; in marine biology at least two semesters of college-level biology; and in geophysics should have at least two semesters of college-level physics. However, exceptions may be made in cases where the applicant’s college does not offer appropriate courses.

The program features:

-A hands-on research project under the supervision of a Columbia-affiliated scientist;

-Opportunities to discuss science with both experts and peers;

-Training in data analysis techniques, using software environments such as GeoMapApp, R, Matlab, and Python;

-Training in lab safety, professional ethics, and career opportunities;

-Special lectures, workshops, and field trips;

-Free housing in a Dominican college dormitory;

-Ten-week stipend of $6000.

Participating Institution(s):
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Columbia University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Geological Sciences
STEM Fields

Atmospheric Chemistry
Earth System Science

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 3/5/2024
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