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NYC Internship Opportunities for Graduate Students - NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative CCRI- Deadline for Application 9/21

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NASA GSFC Office of Education is currently seeking graduate students to participate in the year long NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative internship program located at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. 

Program Description: The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative – CCRI is a year long internship opportunity for graduate students to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project associated with the science related to climate change. This opportunity will not conflict with the graduate students coursework and class schedule during the fall and spring and is considered to be a part time position that supports the graduate students major area of study that will not exceed 10 hours per week.

During the fall and spring term of CCRI the research team will consist of NASA Principal Investigators whom will lead graduate level interns and high school educators to become immersed in a NASA science research area of study related to climate change. Fall and Spring sessions will have a time commitment of 10 hours per week for a period of 10 weeks.

During the summer session the primary research team will add an undergraduate intern and high school intern to the CCRI research team where the graduate student works collaboratively for 40 hours per week for a period of eight weeks to complete the research project, create a scientific research paper, power point presentation and a scientific poster that will be presented at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the CUNY CREST Summer STEM Symposium. The final symposium will have participants from other government agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the United States Department of Defense (DoD).

Research Opportunity Description:

  1. Faint Young Sun Paradoxes and Habitable Worlds: Comparative Climatology of Early Earth and Mars.
    Dr. Linda Sohl
  2. Climate Change in the Hudson Estuary – Past, Present, and Future.
    Dr. Dorothy Peteet
  3. Urban Climate Adaptation Research: New Technologies, Materials & Thinking.
    Dr. Stuart Gaffin
  4. What is Past is Prologue: Climate Systems in the Present and Past for Assessing Ice Sheets and Sea Level.
    Dr. Allegra Legrande


Duty Location: Goddard Institute for Space Studies: 2880 Broadway, NY, NY 10025


Time Commitment:


October 5th – December 11th 2015

10 hours per week for 10 weeks


February 1st –April 8th 2016

10 hours per week for 10 weeks

Summer: (TBD)

June 27th-August 12th 2016

Full Time 40 hr. per week 8 weeks

Annual Stipend amount: $9,750

Application Deadline: September 21st, 2015

To review specific details about the research opportunity and submit applications visit: NASA OSSI: One Stop Shopping Initiative:  If you have any difficulties submittnig your application in OSSI, please contact Matthew Pearce directly at the email address provided below. 

Applicants should reside within a 50-mile radius from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies located at 2880 Broadway, NY, NY 10025

Please contact Matthew Pearce if you have any questions about this opportunity or if you have diffuculty submitting your application to OSSI.



Matthew Pearce

Education Program Specialist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center-GSFC
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies-GISS
2880 Broadway, Suite 568
New York, NY 10025
646-419-0144 (c)
212-678-6038 (o)