Students, are you interested in a career in science? Would you like an opportunity to be mentored by and work alongside world-renowned scientists?
Join us at the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory, a nonprofit scientific research organization located on a beautiful park-like campus. Our science covers a broad area of research in the fields of Earth and space science, from astrophysics to mantle dynamics, from earthquakes to cosmochemistry, from astrobiology to material science.
Every summer, we invite applications from high school seniors through university undergraduates to participate as interns. Interns will be paid a stipend of $1,000 per month up to a maximum of two months. Internships correspond with the academic calendar and cover the summer period from the end of May/June 2020 through July/August 2020. The positions offer flexible work hours and duration, but with a target of a minimum of a two-month internship.
The deadline for 2020 applications was April 15, 2020. Applications are closed.
2020 projects include:
- Visualization of Numerical Simulations of Planetary Dynamos
- Frequency Distributions in Complex Organic Molecular Mixtures
- Investigation of nebular and asteroidal processes using meteorite databases and machine learning
- Assessment of environmental fingerprints of trace metal chemistry on microbial evolution
- Simulation of piezoelectrics as functions of temperatures
- Simulations of iron under pressure
- Biochemistry of Chemolithoautrophic Life: Constraining H and N isotope fractionation during the growth of piezophilic epsilon proteobacteria
- Synthesis and Design of New Materials for Energy and Advanced Applications
- Experimental and Computational Investigations of the Physics and Chemistry of Materials under Extreme Conditions
- Thermal conductivity of planetary materials
- Synthesis of novel materials at extreme materials
- Simulations of reactions in asteroid interiors: Kinetics of aqueous synthesis of organic solids from sugar precursors
- Search for gas in disks around nearby stars
- An SEM search for refractory oxides of possible circumstellar origin in chondritic meteorites
During her internship, Samantha Howell presented a poster on "Database Development and Analysis of Stellar Silicon Carbide Grains" with her coauthors, Drs. Asmaa Boujibar and Shuang Zhang. She worked with Drs. Larry Nittler, Bob Hazen, and Shaunna Morrison on this project to collect, refine, and analyze the large and growing data resources on remarkable microscopic grains of “stellar minerals”—crystals that formed billions of years ago in the energetic atmospheres of old stars.
Janneke Kovoor presented a poster on "Biogeochemical processes at the ultramafic-hosted hydrothermal system of Mid-Atlantic Ridge." In this project, she worked with Dr. Dionysis Foustoukos to study the geochemistry of hydrothermal vent fluids evolving during deep-crustal water/rock interactions and near-surface interactions with the subsurface biosphere.
Alexander Skender presented a poster on "Thermal conductivity and reflectivity measurements of potassium chloride." In this project, he worked with Drs. Alex Goncharov and Irina Chuvashova on measuring thermal conductivity and refractive index of KCl and Ir at high pressures and high temperatures.