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Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

Summer 2015 internship opportunities are posted below. Applications are reviewed and awards are made on a rolling basis. Please send any questions to peintern@princeton.edu.

Sustainability

Organization/Research Group Name Project Title
Council on Science and Technology The Princeton Atlas Project (Closed)
Morel Group, Geosciences Chelomics: Unveiling trace-metal chelating agents in culture media and environmental samples
Morel Group, Geosciences The Role of Alternative Nitrogenase Usage in Environmental N2 Fixation
Morel Group, Geosciences Global Change and Primary Production in Polar Waters
Princeton Ecohydrology Lab, Civil and Environmental Engineering In-Situ Measurements of Dew Uptake by Plants in a Tropical Forest (Opportunity Withdrawn)
Princeton Ecohydrology Lab, Civil and Environmental Engineering Understanding the Importance of Dew in Tropical Forests Using Remote Sensing Data
Princeton Ecohydrology Lab, Civil and Environmental Engineering High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Mapping of Crop Stress Using Thermal Imaging (Updated Description)
Sigman Group, Geosciences Coral Reef Biogeochemistry
Environmental Defense Fund Developing a Decision Support Tool for Policies to Reduce Deforestation (Closed)
Environmental Defense Fund Science and Policy Support for Data Limited Fisheries in Developing Countries (Closed)
Environmental Defense Fund Advancing Natural Infrastructure for Coastal Community Adaption to Climate Change (Closed)
Environmental Defense Fund Central Valley Habitat Exchange (Closed)
Civil and Environmental Engineering Hazardous Element Mobilization in Produced Waters from Shale Gas Operations  (Closed)
Climate Central Visualizing Drought
Morel Group, Geosciences

A Biological Role for Vanadium in Cyanobacteria? 

Myneni Group, Geosciences Development of Nanoparticulate Coated Mineral Adsorbents for Water Purification (Closed)
Sarmiento Group, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Detecting Thresholds in Linkages Between Climate and Marine Fishes in the California Current Ecosystem (Closed)
Ward Group, Geosciences Fish Ecology from Ear Bones (Otoliths) Past and Present (Closed)
Ward Group, Geosciences The Unknown Unknowns: Discovering Phytoplankton Diversity in Their Genes (Closed)
Geosciences Environmental Behavior of Indium, An Element Critical to Emerging Energy Technologies
Geosciences Ensuring the Sustainability of Perovskites, A Potentially Transformative Solar Material (Closed)
Wilcove Group, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Woodrow Wilson School for International and Public Affairs The Unexplored Biodiversity of Costa Rica's Singing Insects
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (Note: A reference letter from a Princeton faculty member is required.) Effects of Ocean Acidification on Biomineralisation and Regeneration in Sea Urchins (Closed)
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (Note: A reference letter from a Princeton faculty member is required.) Reef Community Light-Use Efficiency (Closed)
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (Note: A reference letter from a Princeton faculty member is required.) Land-Ocean Nutrient Flux to Bermuda's Coastal Zone (Closed)
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (Note: A reference letter from a Princeton faculty member is required.) The Effect of CO2 on Sub-Tropical Pteropods (Opportunity Withdrawn)
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (Note: A reference letter from a Princeton faculty member is required.) Exploring the Role of Mesophotic Reefs as Depth Refuge (Closed)
Schoene Group, Geosciences Calibrating climate records with 15 million yr old volcanic rocks, NW USA

Organization/Research Group Name Project Title  
Bender Group, Geosciences Shedding Light on Plant Respiration  
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Clean Small Fusion Reactors (Closed)  
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Lithium Vapor Box Divertor Target  
Climate Central Mapping Methane Leakage (Closed)  
Energy Systems Analysis Group, Princeton Environmental Institute Comparative Analysis of Light-Duty Vehicles: Advanced IC Engine vs. Battery Electric (Closed)  
Energy Systems Analysis Group, Princeton Environmental Institute Sustainability of Biomass Use for Energy in the Southeastern U.S. (Closed)  
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Ocean Mixing by Tidal Flow Over Rough Topography (Closed)  
Koel Group, Chemical and Biological Engineering

SEE Properties of Plasma-Facing Components for Fusion Applications

 
Koel Group, Chemical and Biological Engineering Modified Hematite (Fe2O3) Surfaces for Solar Water Splitting  
Compact Power Inc. d/b/a Lightening Energy Electrical Engineering for Mobile Electric Device Commercial Project (Closed)  
Compact Power Inc. d/b/a Lightening Energy Financial Modeling for Mobile Electric Device Commercial Project (Closed)  
Loo Group, Chemical and Biological Engineering Crystallization of Thin Films Under Spatial Confinement (Closed)  
Mauzerall Group, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Woodrow Wilson School for International and Public Affairs Measurement of Methane Leakage from Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells  
Medvigy Group, Geosciences Tropical Forest Seasonality and Climate Change (Closed)  
Myneni Group, Geosciences Organic Carbon Dynamics in Soils its Impact on Global Carbon Cycling (Closed)  
Sarmiento Group, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Impact of the Weddell Sea Polynya on Oceanic Uptake of Carbon and Oxygen  
Sarmiento Group, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Ocean Acidification and Deoxygenation: Climate Variability Versus Climate Change  
Sarmiento Group, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Mixed-Layer Response to Changing Climate and Impact on Biology, Carbon, and Heat Uptake (Closed)  
Sarmiento Group, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Understanding the Seasonal Cycle of Oxygen in the Southern Ocean (Closed)  
Sarmiento Group, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Effect of Ocean Mesoscale Eddies on Biology  
Sarmiento Group, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Triggering of Phytoplankton Bloom Onset in the Southern Ocean (Closed)  
Sarmiento Group, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Identifying Mechanisms for Pacific Coral Reef Stressors with Earth System Model  
Sarmiento Group, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Phenomenology in Historical and Future Climate  
Sarmiento Group, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences What drives variability in Subantarctic Mode Water?  
Sigman Group, Geosciences Reconstructing Past Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentrations Using Ocean Sediments  
Sigman Group, Geosciences Carbon Cycle Analysis: Extending the Record Over the Last Million Years  
Sigman Group, Geosciences Controls on Atmospheric CO2 Sequestration in the Antartic Ocean (Closed)  
Scripps Ocean Institute Upper-Ocean Variability in the Southern Ocean  
Wysocki Group, Electrical Engineering Field Deployment of a Remote CLaDS Sensor for Environmental Methane Distribution (Closed)  
Maloof Group, Geosciences Landscapes Left Behind by Previous Glaciations in Bolivia  
Maloof Group, Geosciences Cave Records of the Last Ice Age in Northern Ethiopia  
Maloof Group, Geosciences 4-Dimensional Study of Earth's Most Ancient Reefs in the Canadian Rockies (Closed)  

Organization/Research Group Name Project Title
Princeton Ecohydrology Lab, Civil and Environmental Engineering Forecasting Smallholders' Yields with in-Field, Cloud-Distributed Sensing  (Closed)
Princeton Ecohydrology Lab, Civil and Environmental Engineering Quantifying Carbon Fluxes from Fractured Soils (Lab work Component)  (Closed)
Princeton Ecohydrology Lab, Civil and Environmental Engineering Quantifying Carbon Fluxes from Fractured Soils in Africa (Fieldwork Component) (Closed)
Princeton Ecohydrology Lab, Civil and Environmental Engineering 3D Mapping of Vegetation-Watershed Interactions in Kenya (Closed)
Princeton Ecohydrology Lab, Civil and Environmental Engineering Combining the Human Eye Machine Learning to Better Map African Crop Fields  (Closed)
Mpala Research Centre and Wildlife Foundation Teaching Assistant for Conservation Clubs (Closed)
Pringle Group, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Dynamic Plant Defenses in an African Savanna (Closed)
Nature Conservancy Animal Health Project (Closed)
Nature Conservancy Habitat Restoration: Rangeland and Wildlife Project (Closed)

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