Job: Summer Undergraduate Internship – Global Ecology

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: $5,000 Stipend

Location: Stanford, CA

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

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 new project to look at the coupled climate and air quality impacts of long-lived versus short-lived air pollutants. 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. Details on the host project can be found at:

The intern will be supervised by Dr. Geeta Persad ( 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 laboratory of Dr. Kenneth Caldeira 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. Candidates may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or foreign nationals legally residing in the United States, 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, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled. The applications should include (1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position and assessment of her/his strengths for conducting research and (2) a resume/curriculum vitae detailing education; relevant coursework, extracurricular activities, and honors; and any past research experience.  Contact information for references is optional with initial applications, and can be substituted by “N/A” where required by the application form. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Persad at

The Carnegie Institution for Science does not discriminate based on race, sex, age, physical condition, or country of national origin. The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.