[ES_JOBS_NET] UCAR/NCAR SOARS Student Research Internship Program, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Wed Nov 22 07:39:50 MST 2017

SOARS Student Research Internship Program

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a summer internship position.  This position will be posted until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Work Authorization:

U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) is required for this position.

This internship position will participate as a summer research intern in the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) program.

NOTE:  All applicants must formally apply by submitting the SOARS application found here: http://www.soars.ucar.edu/apply  Do not submit an application through the UCAR Careers Website for this internship opportunity.

What You Will Do:

·         Engages in scientific research at UCAR/NCAR or partnering laboratories in Boulder, Colorado. First year protégés primarily follow the guidance of their scientific mentors. Returning protégés normally collaborate in the design of their research project.

Reports and Presentations
·         Participates in all SOARS training, including scientific communication, data and computational skills, leadership and professional development.
·         Submits weekly writing assignments by assigned deadlines.
·         Prepares and presents two scientific talks, a poster, an academic paper, and submits an abstract by the conclusion of the summer program.
·         Attends at least one national scientific conference to present summer research through oral and poster presentations. May also support SOARS outreach efforts at conferences. (Conference attendance is funded by SOARS and may occur during the academic year.)

·         Participates in technical and career seminars with peers and scientists.

Peer Mentoring
·         Returning protégés may be asked to serve as peer mentors for incoming students. Protégés will receive training in mentoring.

Community and Professional Behavior
·         Protégés are part of a diverse community of peers working and living together. Protégés are expected to contribute positively to the community and to conduct themselves appropriately in a professional environment. Protégés are also expected to fully participate during normal office hours, during SOARS functions and while on SOARS-funded travel.


Education and Experience:
·         Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program with a major in the earth sciences, computing, engineering, or related field. Must have at least one semester of undergraduate coursework remaining after the initial summer program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·         Ability to work with a diverse group of peers and mentors.
·         Basic problem solving skills.
·         Ability to analyze data and draw conclusions.
·         Good oral and written communication skills.
·         Skill in the use of software for communication purposes (e.g., Powerpoint, Word, Excel).
·         Ability and willingness to learn and use scientific computing tools and programs.
·         Ability to interact with mentors and peers in a manner that supports collaboration and inquiry.
·         Willingness to seek help when needed and consult with supervisor on larger job or community related issues.
·         Basic knowledge, through coursework, of atmospheric, oceanic or earth sciences, computer science or engineering.
·         Ability to work full-time in Boulder, Colorado, during the summer program.
·         Ability and willingness to work within guidelines and policies of organization and assigned work groups.
·         Willingness to contribute to the SOARS community and mission.
·         Potential to excel in a scientific career.

Desired Skills (but not required):
·         The ideal candidate will have completed the equivalent of two years of college; have some basic research and programming experience and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Notes to Applicants:
·          All applicants must formally apply by submitting the SOARS application found here: http://www.soars.ucar.edu/apply<http://www.soars.ucar.edu/apply/>


DO NOT REGISTER AS AN APPLICANT THROUGH THIS SITE.  You MUST register and apply through the SOARS Website listed below.


Go to the SOARS website here: http://www.soars.ucar.edu/apply/ to obtain and submit the following:

·         The Official SOARS Application
·         Two completed essays
·         At least two letters of recommendation to be submitted by your referees, using the SOARS Recommendation Form
·         Electronic version of your transcripts from all institutions attended

If you have any questions about the SOARS application process, please contact Laura Duggan, SOARS Program office, 303-497-8622, soars at ucar.edu

Remember: Your SOARS application will not be considered complete until you have completed the application form on the SOARS website as explained above.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy.

Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.
Job Location
Boulder, Colorado, United States

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