Being an Intern at NCAR

NCAR summer interns standing in a group outside the Mesa Lab.

Summer interns do exciting research on science and engineering at one of several labs at NCAR|UCAR.  These projects range from studying dangerous weather conditions to developing apps for presenting climate data to designing part of a solar telescope.  Each student works with a mentor or a team to develop and execute a project, and many will present their research at a summer poster session. Some will go on to present at conferences! 

As a part of the internship at NCAR, students participate in a weekly workshop on communicating science and professional development.  These interns are undergraduate and graduate students. Visiting graduate students at NCAR are also welcome to attend. The table below shows the schedule for intern workshops in 2021.

Discover the internship opportunities at NCAR|UCAR!

Itinerary for 2022 NCAR|UCAR Intern Workshops

Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00 AM Mountain Time (unless otherwise stated)

Date Workshop Topic
May 19 Introduction, Making a Work Plan & Elevator Speeches
May 26 Leadership Training I & Library Resources

May 31*

Special event! In Person Mesa Lab Tour
*Tuesday 1:15-2:15 pm for onsite interns

June 2 Leadership Training II
June 9 Diversity and Inclusion Session
June 16 Scientific Communication - Posters & Talks
June 23 Meet NCAR|UCAR|UCP Leaders & Diversity Statement Writing  
June 30 Data Management & Visualization
July 7 Proposal Writing
July 14 Leveraging Your Internship During the Job Search
July 21 Open session for help with posters or oral presentations
TBD Poster Symposium & Reception