National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Internship Programs

Nature of Research/Program Description: 

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) offers multiple summer research programs for undergraduates.  Below are some examples.  Check here to see current programs.

  • Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science (SiParCS) at the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory.  The program seeks students with basic knowledge of mathematics, computer science or engineering.
  • Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) - The foundation of Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) is a ten-week summer research internship at the National Center for Atmospheric Research or at laboratories of other SOARS sponsors. SOARS is dedicated to broadening participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. It is an undergraduate to graduate program built around a summer research internship, mentoring by top scientists, and a supportive learning community.

    SOARS invites students from many disciplines--including meteorology, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, ecology, and the social sciences--to apply their expertise to understanding the Earth’s Atmosphere. In particular, SOARS seeks to involve students from groups that are historically under-represented in the sciences, including Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students and students with disabilities.

    See the UR Opportunities database entry here.
  • Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research (SUPER) - NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)

    While working at EOL, interns help develop new instrumentation and improve our existing suite of NSF/NCAR lower atmospheric observing facilities. Most internships also offer the opportunity to gain practical experience operating operating facilities in the field by deploying on one of the NSF-funded research projects.  Interns are encouraged to develop their own engineering solutions as they work with and are mentored by professional, experienced engineers and technicians. During the internship, interns have access to a large number of resources such as sophisticated testing and calibration instruments, technical documentation, state-of-the art fabrication capabilities.

    EOL's mission primarily requires electrical, mechanical, optical, and computer engineering skills but we encourage all engineering students to apply. Undergraduate students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities are eligible to apply for SUPER internships.

Keywords:  National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science (SiParCS); Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL);S ummer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research (SUPER) - NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL); Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)

Location: 
Off-campus
Targeted Students/ Eligibity Requirements: 

Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science (SiParCS) at the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. The program seeks students with basic knowledge of mathematics, computer science or engineering.

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) invites students from many disciplines--including meteorology, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, ecology, and the social sciences--to apply their expertise to understanding the Earth’s Atmosphere. In particular, SOARS seeks to involve students from groups that are historically under-represented in the sciences, including Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students and students with disabilities.

Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research (SUPER) - NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) mission primarily requires electrical, mechanical, optical, and computer engineering skills but we encourage all engineering students to apply. Undergraduate students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities are eligible to apply for SUPER internships.

Program Time Period: 
Summer
Compensation: 
Stipend
Major(s): 
Bioengineering
Chemistry
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Earth Sciences
Ecology and Evolution
Electrical Engineering
Mathematics
Network and Digital Technology
Physics
Physics (Astrophysics)
Psychology
Robotics Engineering
Sociology
Technology and Information Management