Student and Teacher Opportunities at ESRL

When submitting your resume please be sure to include all math and science course work, your computer skills, and your GPA. Please submit most recent transcripts along with resume.

Summer Students.

NOAA hosts a number of opportunities for students and teachers to experience our research first-hand. Opportunities include scholarships, fellowships and internships for students from high school through post graduate level and faculty.

PHASE: Practical Hands on Application to Science Education

The PHASE program coordinates the efforts of federal laboratories, educators and community groups to provide students with experiential learning opportunities in engineering and science.

PHASE Newsletter


  1. August 2011
  2. 2010

  3. September 2010 - PHASE Summer Program Reach the Finishing Line
  4. August 2010 - 2010 Summer Interns Reach the Finishing Line
  5. July 2010 - Summer Students Reach the Midway Point
  6. June 2010 - First 2010 Summer Students Arrive
  7. May 2010 - CLIMB Hosts First 2010 Employer Orientation Meeting
  8. April 2010 - PHASE I Student Honored for Overcoming Adversity
  9. March 2010 - UCAR and Metro State host Latino STEM Listening Conference
  10. February 2010 - CLIMB—Colorado Leaders, Interns and Mentors in Business
  11. January 2010 - Harvey Mudd and Hollings Scholars Visit
  12. 2009

  13. December 2009 - Preparing for Harvey Mudd College Visit
  14. October 2009 - CU hosts MESA Advisor Retreat
  15. September 2009 - Student Interview
  16. August 2009 - Student Presentations Cap Summer Internships
  17. March 2009 - Internships at Department of Commerce, Boulder
  18. February 2009 - African Heritage Youth Leadership Conference
  19. January 2009 - Remedial Education in Colorado
  20. 2008

  21. December 2008 - An ESRL Student Success Story
  22. November 2008 - NOAA Office of Education
  23. October 2008 - Uniting and Planning for Summer 2009
  24. September 2008 - Delivering a Message to Garcia

Contact PHASE Student Programs Coordinator for more information about student and teacher opportunities at ESRL or the PHASE program.

Program Name Education Level Description of Program Application and More Information Application Due Date
High School High Tech High School students with disabilities Disabled high school students work part time.   Department of Labor ongoing
Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) High School and Undergraduate Part-time intermittent federal employment.  No benefits.  Pay rate starts at the ZT-I level and increases are given as academic years are completed. NOAA Careers ongoing
CIRES Student Program Undergraduate (CU students only) Open only to CU students.  We submit a job description to CIRES.  CIRES advertises it, we pick the student.  Pay varies from $10-15/hr.   CIRES Employment ongoing
CU Work Study Undergraduate CU students Advertised through the CU workstudy program.  Students must qualify for the program through the university. CU Workstudy Program ongoing
Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate  10 week paid internship at NOAA facility for outstanding undergrad. Science students from MSIs. NOAA Office of Education January
Hollings Scholarship Program Undergraduates 10 week paid internship at NOAA facility for outstanding undergrad. Science students.   NOAA Office of Education February
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Undergraduates Any areas of research funded by NSF are included.  Students apply directly to REU sites for selection.  Students must be US citizens.  

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Science and Technology (STC) Undergraduate Identify a need, request cost estimate from STC, prepare a requisition.   Contact PHASE Student Programs Coordinator ongoing
Student Career Experience Program Undergraduate Part time intermittent federal employment. Eligible for benefits and retirement. Can be non-competitively concerted to career or career conditional full time permanent employment after meeting all requirements (must have worked 640 hours in NOAA) NOAA Careers ongoing
Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) Undergrad-graduate bridge program US citizen or permanent resident.   SOARS Program February
Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology Undergraduate and Graduate ISET Cooperative Science Center at Minority Serving Institutions serves to advance collaborative research in NOAA-related sciences. ISET Cooperative Science Center July 1, 2009
NOAA Faculty and Student Intern Research Program Undergrad, Grad, Faculty 10 week paid internship Oak Ridge Associated Universities  
CIRES Graduate Research Fellowship Prospective incoming M.S. or Ph.D. students in an environmental science program at CU. This is an ESRL/CIRES opportunity. Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Late 2009
NRC Post-Doc Program Postdoctoral Scientists Provide advanced training for highly qualified postdoctoral candidates National Academy of Sciences February
UCAR Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Program Postdoctoral Scientists Focuses on observing, understanding , modeling and predicting the climate system on seasonal to centennial time scales. Climate Prediction Applications Postdoctoral Program January
Volunteer High School through retirement Non-pay status.  No federal affiliation. Request for Personnel Action required along with other forms for liability reasons. Contact PHASE Student Programs Coordinator ongoing
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