Current Internship Opportunities

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Current Internship Opportunities

NCICS is currently seeking students interested in remote summer internships.

Please review the project needs below and, if interested, apply through the NCSU Jobs site links at the end of each description (do not email applications). In your cover letter, please be sure to note any relevant training.

Summer Internship #1: Climate data access and cloud computing: development of a web API and interface to a graph database

This internship will contribute to an ongoing project on one of NOAA’s premier observational climate resources, the Global Historical Climate Network database. The intern will work under the guidance of a scientific computing specialist. The main focus of work will be in the commercial cloud and will create, test, and optimize an API gateway linked to a graph database of climate data and metadata. The applicant should already have experience with API development, Linux, Python, and working with JSON data. Experience with API security or Neo4j or AWS is preferred. The intern will gain experience working in a professional setting with federal scientists on a globally important archival weather data resource. There is the potential to also present preliminary results at a regional computational sciences & engineering conference.

This will be a paid, part-time internship position, working remotely. For details and to apply, please go to: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/141515

Summer Internship #2: Comparing Heat Wave and Drought Events

Heat stress occurs when vegetation, livestock, and or humans are not able to biologically regulate their internal temperature, resulting in adverse outcomes from agricultural losses, mortality and morbidity. Heat waves that are responsible for conditions leading to heat stress can occur in both dry (i.e., droughts) or moist (i.e., high humidity) environments. However, most studies of heat waves combine these distinct types of events in their assessments of heat stress. In this study, measures of near-surface air temperature, humidity, and soil moisture conditions during heat waves from the high-quality U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) will be evaluated to identify important differences between moist and dry heat wave events. Of particular focus in this analysis are differences in the level of severity, frequency, and duration.

This will be a paid, part-time internship position, working remotely. For details and to apply, please go to: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/141515

Summer Internship #3: Climate and Mental Health

The impact of climate and weather variability on mental health and well-being is an emerging research priority, particularly as it pertains to vulnerable populations of concern. We have assembled data on more than 10 years of emergency department visits examining an array of mental health outcomes (e.g., depression, anxiety, suicide). We also have a dataset on contextual factors behind suicides and homicides for the same time period. Lastly, we have an existing partnership with Crisis Text Line, a national non-profit that provides free text-based crisis counseling to anyone in need across the nation. We will also be analyzing these data.

Our research team is in need of an individual with a strong statistics (or biostatistics/math) background who can help us analyze these datasets and publish at least two papers. We’re currently exploring the use of the distributed lag nonlinear model and would like to apply additional innovative statistical and methodological approaches.

This will be a paid, part-time internship position, working remotely. For details and to apply, please go to: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/141515

Other Applications

To apply for an unpaid internship position, please submit the following materials to internships@ncics.org:
  1. Cover letter, including:
    • Proposed project plan based on an NCICS program area (visit our Expertise< and Portfolio pages for additional information) or a statement of general interest
    • Brief description of prior experience and interest
    • Proposed dates for the internship
  2. Official information regarding approved enrollment or participation in an internship program with a school/home institution, if applicable
  3. Recommendation letter
  4. Most recent transcripts
  5. Resume

For questions, email: internships@ncics.org