Earth Intern Program
Earth Intern Program for Columbia University and Barnard Undergraduates
**Notice: Application deadline has extended until February 23rd because of the problems with weather nationwide and also because of a glitch in the application form that requires retyping all punctuations in the Statement of Interest box with your keyboard except for periods.
2021 program dates: June 3rd-August 5th, 2021.
Sponsored by the Earth Institute, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Barnard College, Columbia College and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University.
The Earth Intern Program offers the chance to experience scientific research as an undergraduate. The program is open to all Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, and Barnard College students who have completed their junior or sophomore year in college with majors (or anticipated majors) in earth science, environmental science, chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, engineering, sustainable development or political science. Graduating seniors are not eligible. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should have an interest in conducting research in the Earth, atmospheric, or ocean sciences. Completion of at least two courses in Earth, atmospheric or ocean sciences is desirable. All students are preferred to have at least one year of calculus (high school or college) and/or good grades in college level mathematics. Students undertaking research in geochemistry and chemical oceanography are required to have at least two semesters of college-level chemistry. Students undertaking research in marine biology are required to have at least two semesters of college-level biology. Students undertaking research in geophysics should have at least three semesters of college-level physics.
The program features:
- A hands-on research project under the supervision of a Columbia-affiliated scientist;
- special lectures, workshops and fieldtrips;
- free housing in a Domincan College dormitory;
- and a 10-week stipend of $6000
For more information and to view the listing of advisors and projects, download the following three documents and read them completely before filling out the application:
- Official 2021 Earth Intern Program Brochure
- Complete 2021 Earth Intern Project Descriptions
- Answers to commonly asked questions about the LDEO Summer Intern Programs
- Tips for Students
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Sponsored by the Earth Institute, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Barnard College, Columbia College, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, and Columbia Engineering