Research at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) emphasizes a broad study of global change, which is an interdisciplinary initiative addressing natural and man-made changes in our environment that occur on various time scales — from one-time forcings such as volcanic explosions, to seasonal and annual effects such as El Niño, and on up to the millennia of ice ages — and that affect the habitability of our planet.
The current summer internship projects being offered for high school, undergraduate and graduate students this summer include:
GISS is located at Columbia University in New York City. The institute is a laboratory in the Earth Sciences Division of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and is affiliated with the Columbia Institute and School of Engineering and Applied Science.
- Atmospheric Rivers in a Changing Climate
- Characterizing the Urban Land Surface Temperature
- Earth Observation Applications for Resiliency
- Climate Change in the Hudson Estuary
- Analysis of Climate Model Simulations
- Data Management and Dissemination for the NASA Research Scanning Polarimeter
- Hardware and connectivity upgrades for the NASA Research Scanning Polarimeter
- Live Monitor for the NASA Research Scanning Polarimeter
- Smartphone monitoring application for the NASA Research Scanning Polarimeter
- Water Mass formation rates and pathways in the World Ocean
- New method to estimate cloud droplet number concentration using remote sensing
- Construction of a flexible cloud mask from spaceborne lidar atmospheric profiles
The application period for the summer closes on March 8th. Students are encouraged to apply early at: https://intern.nasa.gov .