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

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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 8 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) and many others.
 

Research Opportunities:

  1. West African Monsoon Climate Modeling -
    Duty Location:
    NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
    Dr. Matthew Fulakeza
     
  2. Climate Change in the Hudson Estuary – Past, Present, and Future –
    Duty Location:
    NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory
    Dr. Dorothy Peteet
     
  3. Urban Climate Adaptation Research: New Technologies, Materials & Thinking -
    Duty Location:
    NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
    Dr. Stuart Gaffin
     
  4. What is Past is Prologue: Climate Systems in the Present and Past for Assessing Ice Sheets and Sea Level -
    Duty Location:
    NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
    Dr. Allegra Legrande

Time Commitment:

Fall:

October 10th – December 2nd

10 hours per week for 8 weeks

Spring:

February 6th – April 7th

10 hours per week for 8 weeks

Summer:

June 19h-August 16th 2016

40 hours per week for 8 weeks


Annual Stipend amount: $9000

Application Deadline: September 19th, 2015

To review specific details about the research opportunity and submit applications visit: NASA OSSI: One Stop Shopping Initiative: https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/

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:

Matthew Pearce
Education Program Specialist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center-GSFC
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies-GISS
2880 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
matthew.d.pearce@nasa.gov
646-419-0144 (c)
212-678-6038 (o)