Undergraduate students in atmospheric science have many opportunities for research and internships.
ASPIRING SCIENTISTS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (ASSIP)
ASSIP is a competitive program through the Mason College of Science offering summer research internship opportunities for senior high school and freshman undergraduate students.
CLIM 401 SENIOR RESEARCH
Students in the Atmospheric Science B.S. take CLIM 401: Senior Research in which they perform independent research under guidance of a faculty member on a research project in numerical, experimental, observational, or theoretical atmospheric or climate-related research.
RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS WITH INDIVIDUAL FACULTY
Individual AOES faculty have opportunities for undergraduate students to perform research in support of grant funded research projects.
CLIMATE DYNAMICS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Students in their junior and senior year of undergraduate study with interests in Atmospheric or Oceanic Science, and strong quantitative skills are selected to participate in a six-week research project under the supervision of an AOES Climate Faculty member. The successful applicants receive accommodation at George Mason University for the duration of the internship, and a $2400 stipend. This program is supported by AOES’s Provost PhD Award for the summers of 2018-2020.
MASON OFFICE OF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP, CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND RESEARCH (OSCAR)
Mason OSCAR offers undergraduate research opportunities through Federal Work-Study Research Assistantships, an Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, and an Undergraduate Student Travel Fund
The Washington DC area is home to many national laboratories and research groups in the atmospheric sciences that provide internship opportunities for students. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for these opportunities and AOES faculty provide guidance and letters of recommendations for student applicants.