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Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

Summer 2016 internship opportunities are posted below. Princeton freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply for up to three positions. Please send any questions to peintern@princeton.edu.

Alternative Energy

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description Application
Climate Central A Web-Based Interactive Wind Electricity Forecasting Tool Closed
Energy Systems Analysis Group Low Net-Carbon Emission Biomass-Based Transportation Scenarios for the U.S. Closed
Koel Group Chemically Tailored Hematite (Fe203) Photoelectrocatalysts for Solar Water Splitting  Apply Now
Lightening Energy Modeling and Optimization for Community Sustainable Energy Commercial Project  Apply Now
Lightening Energy Electrical Engineering for Community Sustainable Energy Commercial Project Closed
Loo Group Developing the Electrochromic Layer for Solar-Powered Smart Windows Closed
Loo Group Investigation of Photoactive Layer Architecture in Organic Solar Cells Closed
Loo Group Tuning the Threshold Voltage in Organic Field-Effect Transistors by Solvent-Vapor Annealing Closed
Mauzerall Group Measurement of Methane Leakage from Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells Closed
Powell Group Wind and Solar Integration in Brazil Closed
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Lithium Vapor Box Divertor (Project 1) Closed
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Lithium Vapor Box Divertor (Project 2) Closed
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Clean Small Fusion Reactors  Closed
Princeton Office of Sustainability; Yellowstone National Park; Montana State University Investigating Impactful Graphic Design of Interactive Renewable Energy Data Closed

Biodiversity and Conservation

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description Application
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) Variations in Reproductive Patterns by Corals Across a Depth Gradient (Note: A reference letter from a Princeton faculty member is required.) Closed
Caylor Group Plant's Talk Closed
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Designing and Evaluating Fishery Improvement Interventions  Apply Now
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Small-Scale Fisheries Research and Training Internship Closed
Levin Group Ecological and Cultural Change in Southeast Asia Closed
Pringle Group The Role of Large Mammalian Herbivores in African Savannas Closed
Rubenstein Group Impact of Grazing Regimes on Rangeland Quality, Wildlife Use and Livestock Health Closed
Rubenstein Group Teaching Assistant for Conservation Clubs Closed
Rubenstein Group Zebra Parasites Where Two Zebra Species Coexist Closed
Sarmiento Group How stable are relationships between fishes & ocean climate in the California Current? Closed

Climate/Environmental Science

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description Application
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)  Characterization of Water Soluble Organic Carbon in the Marine Atmosphere (Note: A reference letter from a Princeton faculty member is required.) Closed
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)  Identifying the Role of Heterotrophic Feeding in Nitrogen Recycling and Growth Corals (Note: A reference letter from a Princeton faculty member is required.) Closed
Maloof Group The Coevolution of Ancient Life and Climate Closed
Morel Group Bacterial Siderophore Production: When, Where, and Why? Closed
Morel Group Microbial Metal Mobilization and Utilization Under Sulfidic Conditions Closed
Myneni Group Production of Organobromine Compounds in Coastal Systems from Sealevel Rise  Apply Now
Myneni Group Role of Minerals on the Sorption and Cycling of Organic Carbon in the Environment  Apply Now
Onstott Group Hydrocarbon-Degrading Microorganisms in the Continental Crust: Good or Bad News?  Apply Now
Onstott Group Who is Oxidizing All the Earth's Atmospheric CH4?  Apply Now
Onstott Group Construct a Global Map of Atmospheric Methane Uptake by Soil Bacteria  Apply Now
Sarmiento Group Time of Emergence of Ocean Interior Acidification and De-oxygenation  Apply Now
Sarmiento Group Are Ocean Mesoscale Eddies Hotspots of Carbon Uptake? Closed
Sarmiento Group Impact of Model Resolution on Simulated Southern Ocean Heat Uptake  Apply Now
Sarmiento Group The Sensitivity of Ocean Biogeography to Non-Linearities in the Ocean Density Field Closed
Sarmiento Group Triggering Mechanisms of Oceanic Convection at Maud Rise  Apply Now
Sarmiento Group Global Patterns in Salp Biomass Closed
Schoene Group  Calibrating Climate Records With 16 Million Year Old Volcanic Rocks, NW USA  Closed
Sigman Group Coral Reef Biogeochemistry at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) Closed
Sigman Group Studies of the Ancient Organic Matter Trapped in Fossil Shark Teeth Closed
Ward Group Fish Ecology from Ear Bones (Otoliths) Past and Present Closed
Ward Group Nitrogen Acquisition by Marine Phytoplankton Closed
Ward Group Nitrous Oxide Production in the Ocean Closed
Wilcove Group A Sea-Change in Seedlings? Community Shifts in Regenerating Dry Forest Closed
Zondlo Group Characteristics of Methane Superemitters in the Marcellus Shale Play  Apply Now

Health

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description Application
Department of Geosciences Ensuring the Sustainability of Perovskites, A Potentially Transformative Solar Material Closed
Department of Geosciences Environmental Behavior of Indium, an Element Critical to Emerging Energy Technologies Closed
Department of Geosciences Predicting Elemental Toxicity Based on Perturbations to Natural Concentrations  Apply Now
Myneni Group Structure and Chemistry of Al-Oxide Nanoparticles  Apply Now
Onstott Group Cumulative Environmental Impact of Natural Gas Pipelines on Groundwater Quality  Apply Now

Technologies for Environmental Study

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description Application
Caylor Group Interactive Machine Learning to Map African Crop Fields Closed

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