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NASA GISS Climate Change Reseach Initiative: Graduate level interns application deadline extended to 9/27

Updated on September 22, 2017 - 4:44 PM CDT
Posted on August 17, 2017 - 1:22 PM CDT

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The NASA GISS CCRI program has extended the application period for graduate students to apply for a paid internship opportunity in NYC.

Stipend award: $9,750


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 Studiesand 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:

I. Volcanoes Impact Climate on Local to Global Scale Through Their Emissions
Dr. Allegra LeGrande

II. Climate Change in the Hudson Estuary – Past, Present, and Future
Dr. Dorothy Peteet

III. West African Monsoon Climate Modeling
Dr. Matthew Fulazkeza

IV. Urban Climate Adaptation Research: New Technologies, Materials & Thinking
Dr. Stuart Gaffin

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


Time Commitment:

 Fall: October 9th 2017 – December 15th 2017 10 hours per week for 10 weeks

 Spring: February 5th –April 15th 2018 10 hours per week for 10 weeks

 Summer:(TBD) June 18th-August 10th 2018 Full Time 40 hr. per week 8 weeks

Annual Stipend amount: $9,750

Applications are considered upon receipt. The closing date for the application period is September 21st, 2017.

To review specific details about the research opportunity and submit applications visit: NASA OSSI: One Stop Shopping Initiative:

Applicants should be US citizens reside within a 50-mile radius from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies located at 2880 Broadway, NY, NY 10025. Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate level program of study or higher that aligns with the research project they are applying to. Travel, housing and relocation expenses are not provided.

Please contact Matthew Pearce if you have any questions about this opportunity or if you're having difficulty applying through the OSSI system:

Matthew Pearce
Education Program Specialist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center-GSFC
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies-GISS
2880 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
212-678-6038 (Office)
646-419-0144 (Mobile)