Start your career before graduation. An engineering internship is a valuable addition to your undergraduate education.
Benefits of an internship
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Boulder Area Research Internship Programs
The following are internship programs run by local research institutions:
Deadline for applications is in January. Succesful applicants will work with scientist mentors at one of these Boulder institutes:
- Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)
- National Solar Observatory (NSO)
- High Altitude Observatory (HAO)
- NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
- Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
- Northwest Research Associates (NWRA)
- Space Science Institute (SSI)
- Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA)
Seeking STEM majors wanting hands-on experience. Internship applicants must be enrolled in an accredited university, with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Join our team of interns working on challenging and exciting R&D projects.
Please visit our Recruiting Events page to find out when we’ll be in your area.
Each summer, SOARS protégés spend ten weeks conducting original research at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) or at laboratories of other SOARS sponsors. By the end of the summer, protégés will prepare scientific papers and present their research at a colloquium.
NEON offers a variety of research internships for undergraduates during the summer, from helping to design sensor assemblies to testing sampling protocols and analyzing data. Interns work alongside staff mentors; and explore career options in weekly professional development seminars and networking events with interns from other scientific programs based in Boulder, CO.
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
Undergraduate (CU students only)
The new NIST-wide Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is designed to provide valuable laboratory experience and financial assistance to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Fellowships are awarded to assure continued growth and progress of science and engineering in the United States.
The Pathways Program offers clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provides meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. For further details on the Pathways and other student programs at NIST, please see http://www.nist.gov/ohrm/staffing/students.cfm
You and your school are invited to participate in the Boulder, Colorado, Laboratories' National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering.
Government Internship Programs beyond Boulder
The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) provides an opportunity for college students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission..