Job: Summer Undergraduate Internship: Analyzing Global Climate Model Data to Understand Climate-Air Quality Linkages

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: Stipend

Location: Stanford, CA

Carnegie Energy Innovation at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology on the Stanford University campus is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated undergraduate student as part of a multi-institutional project to look at the coupled climate and air quality impacts of long-lived versus short-lived air pollutants using global climate models. The researcher will be expected to conduct 10 weeks of full-time research between the months of May and September. Start and end date can be flexible to accommodate quarter or semester schedules. Compensation includes a $5,000 stipend and a $1040 allowance for travel to a domestic scientific conference.

The summer researcher will process, analyze, and visualize global climate model output related to the role that short-lived air pollutants play in the climate and air quality of several major economies. Internship activities will include developing computer code to process climate model data; visualizing and analyzing climate model results; preparing scientific presentations; and carefully documenting all processing and analysis.

The intern will be supervised by Dr. Geeta Persad and will be based at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology (DGE) in Stanford, California. S/he will have the opportunity to participate in group activities in the Caldeira Lab at DGE, as well as to attend seminars and events at DGE and on the Stanford University campus. More information on the Caldeira Lab can be found at

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a United States university as an undergraduate student and must have completed their freshman year of study. As a requirement of the funding source, candidates must be U.S. citizens and must have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or a Social Security Number.

Interested applicants must apply by clicking the Apply Here button below. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. The application includes (1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position and assessment of her/his strengths for conducting research, (2) a resume/curriculum vitae detailing education; relevant coursework, extracurricular activities, and honors; and any past research experience, and (3) contact information for two references who can speak to the applicant’s work ethic and technical skills. Informal inquiries may be directed to Dr. Persad at

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.