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Statement on COVID-19:

NCAR is committed to providing enriching internship opportunities, but due to the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, we are planning for a fully virtual NESSI program in summer 2021.  We are actively monitoring the developing situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this time. We look forward to reviewing your application.

In 2020, many of our internship programs successfully went fully virtual. If you would like to see how one of our programs adapted virtually, you can read about it here.


For graduate & undergraduate students

Interns learn about atmospheric instrumentation at Marshall MesaThe NCAR Earth System Science Internship (NESSI), hosted by the NCAR office of Education & Outreach, offers students interested in the Earth system sciences an opportunity to conduct research with NCAR scientists from across all labs on a wide range of topics including but not limited to atmospheric science, computational science, engineering, and solar & space physics. Our Program is designed to support and promote Earth system science through research, mentoring, and community building. 

NESSI seeks to involve students from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences, including Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, veterans, LGBTQ+ students, and students with disabilities. 

The application process for the 2021 NESSI is now closed. Find more details on the FAQ page.

Have questions or looking for more information? Contact NESSI program staff.