Department of Atmospheric Science

Program Details

Why spend your summer with us at ESMEI?
We provide students with:

  • a ten week research experience
  • stipend of $6,000 distributed in three disbursements the end of May, June, July. These funds are considered a scholarship / fellowship and could be taxable, depending on your overall tax situation.
  • subsistence funds of $600 to help with food costs
  • professional development training
  • roundtrip travel coverage
  • furnished and paid on-campus housing
  • funded travel to present at a scientific meeting

Research Areas
The ESMEI summer internship program covers a broad range of research areas, which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Atmospheric chemistry and aerosols
  • Atmospheric dynamics
  • Climate and climate modeling
  • Climate and atmosphere-ocean dynamics
  • Cloud physics
  • Environmental health and air quality
  • Land-ocean-atmosphere interactions
  • Mesoscale meteorology
  • Ocean-atmosphere coupled feedbacks
  • Remote sensing
  • Tropical meteorology
  • Machine learning and data science
  • Societal impacts of weather and climate
  • Data assimilation

Professional Development Activities:

  • Weekly science seminars by faculty at CSU and other institutions
  • Cross-disciplinary science communication (Imme)
  • Recognizing and Addressing Implicit Biases in Earth System Science
  • Time to Present:  Communicating Your Science
  • Visits to local and national research facilities
  • Applying to Graduate School

A successful candidate should:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident due to funding restrictions
  • have completed at least two years of college
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • be pursuing an undergraduate degree in atmospheric science or a related field such as meteorology, geosciences, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics or physics
  • be considering a career in atmospheric science or related field
  • be graduating no sooner than December 2021