Intern Portal

Do you want to put your education to good use? Learn about your academic field in a real world setting? Figure out if your college major will lead to your dream career? A paid summer internship is a great way to accomplish these goals.

Our intern programs are highly competitive. In an academic environment like ours, we value education and we love mentoring students!

UCAR/NCAR offer paid summer intern programs for both undergraduate and graduate college students with areas of interest that include engineering, supercomputing, climate/weather and data collection and analysis.


For High School and Community College Students:

The UCAR Center for Science Education coordinates opportunities for high school students through PRECIP, the Pre-College Internship Program.

To qualify, students must currently be juniors or seniors in a high school or attending a community college. NCAR will not provide funds for housing or transportation to/from Boulder. Any students applying from outside of the local Denver/Boulder area will need to have a parent, legal guardian or chaperone with them for the 6-week internship.

To apply, click here.



For College, Community College, and Technical School Students:



SOARS, SIParCS, and SUPER Intern Programs offer travel assistance for students to travel to Boulder for the summer, a competitive hourly rate, housing for the duration of the internship, and a regional bus pass.

To learn more about each of these opportunities and the application deadlines, click on the appropriate link below:


SOARS (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science)

UCAR's award-winning internship is an undergraduate to graduate program built around a 11-week summer research program, mentoring by top scientists, and a supportive learning community.

To read about SOARS, and to apply, click here.



SIParCS (CISL Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science)

This program offers graduate students and undergraduate students (who have completed their sophomore year by summer 2015) significant hands-on R&D opportunities in high performance computing (HPC) and related fields that use HPC for scientific discovery and modeling.

To read about SIParCS, click here



SUPER (Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research)

While working in NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL), interns help develop new instrumentation and improve our existing suite of NSF/NCAR lower atmospheric observing facilities. Most internships also offer the opportunity to gain practical experience operating facilities in the field by deploying on one of our NSF-funded research projects.

To read about the SUPER student projects, click here.



The Unidata Summer Internship Program offers college students (undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate students) an opportunity to work with Unidata software engineers and scientists on projects drawn from a wide variety of areas that overlap atmospheric and computational sciences. Unidata's mission is to support the Earth Science research and education community with innovative data access, analysis, and visualization tools. Interns will pursue the goal of adding innovative enhancements to data access, analysis, and/or visualization tools developed within Unidata. Interns will also participate in furthering the current open source initiatives within Unidata.

To read about the graduate student projects, click here, and to apply, click here.