[ES_JOBS_NET] PRECIP Summer Intern

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Apr 13 09:51:37 MDT 2015

Job site and application at:

*PRECIP Summer Intern*
UCAR-Boulder, CO
PLEASE NOTE : This is a new term recruitment for six weeks during the 
summer of 2015. Initial consideration will be given to applications 
received prior to 4:00 pm on Friday, April 24, 2015. Thereafter, 
applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

NCAR - Research Applications Laboratory (RAL)

Relocation benefits not provided.

UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa to fill this position.

*2015 Program Dates: June 15, 2015 to July 31, 2015*

*IMPORTANT*: To qualify, students must currently be juniors or seniors 
in a high school or attending a community college. NCAR will not provide 
funds for housing or transportation to/from Boulder. Any students 
applying from outside of the local Denver/Boulder area will need to have 
a parent, legal guardian or chaperone with them for the 6-week internship.

*The application process will require students to submit a resume, 
provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, write a short essay, 
and their academic transcript.*

*BASIC JOB FUNCTION*: Participates as a High School or Community College 
summer intern in the Pre-College Summer Internship Program (PRECIP).


A few of the exciting areas of scientific research students will 
participate in include, but are not limited to:

  * Understanding a rapidly changing climate and its impact on the Earth
    and its inhabitants
  * Severe weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods
  * Surface weather measurement techniques
  * Aviation weather forecasting and product development

Students will work with scientists, engineers and staff at NCAR’s 
Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) in Boulder, Colorado. Students 
will be exposed to the methods of scientific inquiry and will be 
required to participate in a poster session at the conclusion of the 
summer program where they will present the results of their project.


Education and Experience:

  * Must be currently enrolled in a high school program as a junior or
    senior (students must be at least 16 years of age by June 16, 2015
    to qualify),


  * Must be currently enrolled in a community college.

  * The 2015 RAL PRECIP will provide students with an opportunity to
    work with NCAR scientists and engineers on state-of-the-art research
    projects for six weeks during the summer months.

  * Ability to work with a diverse group of peers.
  * Skill in the use of software for communication purposes (e.g.,
    Microsoft Word, Excel).
  * Ability and willingness to learn and use scientific computing tools
    and programs.
  * Good oral and written communication skills.
  * Basic problem solving skills.
  * Ability to apply critical thinking skills.
  * Strong interest in, and curiosity about, science or engineering as a
    possible career.
  * An aptitude for, or interest in, math and science.
  * Ability to work half-time (20 hours/week) in Boulder during the
    summer program.
  * Ability to interact with mentors and peers in a manner that supports
    collaboration and inquiry.
  * Ability and willingness to work within guidelines and policies of
    organization and assigned work groups.
  * Must be a U.S. citizen or current resident.

*Community and Professional Behavior*. Students are part of a diverse 
community of peers working together. Each student will be expected to 
contribute positively to the community. Students will also be expected 
to interact professionally with all staff, which includes showing up 
promptly to work and meetings when expecting and meeting deadlines for 
various tasks.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an*equal 
opportunity employer*. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard 
to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, 
marital status, sexual orientation, domestic partner status, disability, 
or veteran status.

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