Summer 2020 Internship Opportunities at NASA Goddard

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: .