Do you use Unidata software packages? Do you love to write code? Just interested in the interplay of science and data? The Unidata Summer Internship program is looking for you!
The Unidata Summer Internship offers undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work with Unidata Program Center staff on projects drawn from a wide variety of areas in the atmospheric and computational sciences. Unidata's mission is to support the Earth Science research and education community with data and tools for data access, analysis, and visualization. As a Unidata intern, you'll pursue the goal of adding innovative enhancements to data access, analysis, and visualization tools developed within Unidata.
We are currently planning to host 2022 interns in person, at the Unidata Program Center in Boulder, CO. That said, there is uncertainty about whether UCAR will be able to host students by May. (Unidata's 2020 and 2021 summer interns had virtual internship experiences.) We hope to know more by the time internship interviews are scheduled, but currently we're urging applicants to think flexibly about what will happen in the summer of 2022.
Unidata is a great place to work. Our relaxed environment and small program size give you the opportunity to benefit from individual mentoring and to build a close working relationship with the technical staff.
What will you do all summer? We'd like to hear what you want to work on! We're open to pretty much any project that holds your interest and will benefit the Unidata community in some way. You'll have the chance to interact with software developers, instructional designers, technical writers, and other mentors within the program, building skill with modern software development processes, learning about data-enabled geoscience, and generally getting to know what it’s like to work in a community-focused organization supporting Earth Science research and education. You can contribute to Unidata’s innovative data access, analysis, and visualization tools by writing code, creating learning materials, or participating in other aspects of the software development lifecycle.
To get a good idea about the scope of summer projects, read through some of the descriptions of previous interns' summer activities. (You can also watch their end-of-summer presentations on the Unidata Seminar Series page.)
The internship will run from 23 May to 29 July 2022. You must currently be enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior or in a graduate level program at a United States university to apply. For additional details, possible projects, and information on how to apply, visit the Summer Internships page.