CMMAP Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities
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Overview of the program|
CMMAP offers paid summer undergraduate research internships at Colorado State
University. Interns participate in a 10 week program from June through early
August. This is an exciting research opportunity in beautiful Fort Collins,
Colorado. Join world-class atmospheric scientists investigating the science of
clouds, climate and climate change, weather, and modeling. During our program
interns have the opportunity to attend scientific seminars, visit National
Scientific Laboratories, and participate in a variety of professional
Why spend your summer with us at CMMAP?
We provide students with:
- 10 week research experience
- Professional development training
- Roundtrip airfare provided
- Furnished and paid housing
- Funded travel to present at a scientific meeting
The CMMAP summer internship program covers a broad range of research areas,
which include, but are not limited to the following:
A successful candidate should:
- Climate and Atmosphere Dynamics
- Climate Modeling
- Climate Policy
- Atmospheric Chemistry
- Global Biogeochemical Cycles and Ecosystems
- Mesoscale meteorology
- be a U.S. citizen
- have completed at least two years of college
- have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- have an interest in learning about climate and weather
- have a major in atmospheric science or a related field such as meteorology, geosciences, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics or physics
- be considering a career in atmospheric science or related field
Please submit an
Due to funding restrictions, only US citizens and permanent residents are
eligible to apply.
The online application will ask for the following:
For more information, contact:
- Personal and Academic Experience
Please prepare a statement (1000 words or less) that describes your interest
in the CMMAP summer internship program. Your statement should explain why you
want to participate in the CMMAP program, what you hope to gain from the
program, and how this research experience will help you achieve your academic
and career goals.
Your statement should include a description of:
- Your specific research interests
- Any relevant research experience you have had in an academic or work
- Your goals beyond earning a baccalaureate degree
- The qualities you would contribute to the CMMAP program and how those
qualities would benefit both the program and its participants
Past program participants have found the program to be a very rewarding and at
times a challenging experience‒please describe a major challenge you
have encountered in your life, how you overcame it, and what you learned about
yourself and others as a result of the experience. (The experience can be
taken from any aspect of your life; it does not need to be related to
(500 words or less)
Each applicant must have two letters of recommendation. You will provide the
name and contact information of the individuals who will be writing references
on your behalf. Reference letters must be submitted via our reference letter
Note: Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email with
your registration ID along with a link to the reference letter webpage.
Please provide your registration ID and the webpage link to those individuals
in order for them to upload their reference letters. All reference letters
must by submitted via the reference letter webpage.
- Academic Transcripts
Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process.
However, students selected for the internship will need to provide official
transcripts before they will be officially accepted into the program. Please
do not include high school transcripts. Please refer to the application
for further instruction.
Melissa Burt, Education and Diversity Manager
What have our past interns done?
2014 Photo Links
Ropes Course |
Solar Farm |
Ice Core Lab |
Loch Vale |
Team Meeting website for
meeting and poster session photos
2013 Photo Links
ropes course |
New Belgium |
ice core lab |
storm chasing |
Got a question?
Contact Melissa, our internship specialist!