Students, are you interested in a career in science? Would you like an opportunity to be mentored by and work alongside world-renowned scientists?

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) and the Geophysical Laboratory (GL) are departments within the Carnegie Institution for Science at Broad Branch Road, 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.

We invite applications from high school seniors through university undergraduates to participate as interns during the summer. 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.

If you are looking for a scientific project or challenge, then apply for a Carnegie Broad Branch Road internship by submitting your CV, a cover letter specifying your interests, and ranking your top three choices from among the available projects, along with one letter of reference. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2020. Apply here.

The projects for 2020 are:

1. Visualization of Numerical Simulations of Planetary Dynamos

2. Frequency Distributions in Complex Organic Molecular Mixtures

3. Investigation of nebular and asteroidal processes using meteorite databases and machine learning

4. Assessment of environmental fingerprints of trace metal chemistry on microbial evolution

5. Simulation of piezoelectrics as functions of temperatures

6. Simulations of iron under pressure

7. Biochemistry of Chemolithoautrophic Life: Constraining H and N isotope fractionation during growth of piezophilic epsilonproteobacteria

8. Synthesis and Design of New Materials for Energy and Advanced Applications

9. Experimental and Computational Investigations of the Physics and Chemistry of Materials under Extreme Conditions

10. Thermal conductivity of planetary materials

11. Synthesis of novel materials at extreme materials

12. Simulations of reactions in asteroid interiors: Kinetics of aqueous synthesis of organic solids from sugar precursors

13. Search for gas in disks around nearby stars

14. An SEM search for refractory oxides of possible circumstellar origin in chondritic meteorites


The BBR Summer Intern program is funded by the Carnegie Institution for Science, with generous support from the Marilyn Fogel Endowed Fund For Internships.