Opportunities

My undergraduate research experiences convinced me (or gave me the confidence at least) to apply to graduate school, and I would guess that it helped me actually get accepted into a program and finish a PhD. This webpage is intended as a repository for links to undergraduate and graduate student research opportunities here at UNC Charlotte and elsewhere, with general deadline periods noted. Definitely check each website for the specific deadline though since this webpage is just the messenger. Please email me if you know of a link I could add, or have any suggestions.

Links to your future in Science!

  • NOAA Hollings Scholarship: Deadline tends to be end of January. This is a very impressive undergraduate program, but you need to be a SOPHOMORE to apply since this is a longer-term award that begins to happen in the summer between your Sophomore and Junior year.
  • Charlotte Research Scholars program at UNC Charlotte: Deadline is in February. This is a chance for undergraduate students in their junior year (or so) to work directly with a UNC Charlotte faculty member on a project. I have participated in this as faculty and will say that if you are interested in this, TALK to the faculty member in the late Fall semester so that the process can start. The program is only for UNC Charlotte students.
  • North Carolina Space Grant: Funding for undergraduate and graduate student research attending North Carolina universities.
  • UCAR Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS): Deadline tends to be in late January. The opportunity is for undergraduate student summertime research in Boulder, Colorado.
  • NASA DEVELOP: Deadlines rotate based on which part of the year you are interested in; DEVELOP offers summer, fall, and spring internship opportunities. DEVELOP also (somewhat uniquely) offers chances for both undergraduate, recent graduates, and graduate students to work on science.
  • NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP): Deadline tends to be in January. This is a wonderful summertime opportunity to work on atmospheric science and Earth science field research at a major research university in California.
  • Princeton University Cooperative Institute for Climate Science (CICS) Summer Research Opportunity:
    Deadline is mid-January – I do not know if this internship will be offered every year or just for Summer 2018. This is an opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students to work with scientists involved in high-level climate science research. I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University and really enjoyed my experiences there.
  • UCAR Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science (SIPARCS): Deadline tends to be in mid-January. Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student research during the summer using computational tools to address questions.
  • Pathways Internships to Federal Jobs
  • Scripps
  • National Parks
  • PSU Climate Science
  • AMS Internship board
  • OU REU
  • NWS Summer Internships