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interns 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 development training.

Why spend your summer with us at CMMAP?
We provide students with:
  • 10 week research experience
  • Stipend
  • Professional development training
  • Roundtrip airfare provided
  • Furnished and paid housing
  • Funded travel to present at a scientific meeting

Research Areas
The CMMAP summer internship program covers a broad range of research areas, which include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Climate and Atmosphere Dynamics
  • Climate Modeling
  • Climate Policy
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Global Biogeochemical Cycles and Ecosystems
  • Mesoscale meteorology

A successful candidate should:
  • 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

To Apply:
Please submit an online application available here. Due to funding restrictions, only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
The online application will ask for the following:
  1. Personal and Academic Experience
    Essay 1:
    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 setting
    • 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

    Essay 2:
    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 academics).
    (500 words or less)

  2. References
    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 webpage.

    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.

  3. 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.

For more information, contact:
Melissa Burt, Education and Diversity Manager

What have our past interns done?

Got a question? Contact Melissa, our internship specialist!

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