NEON offers a variety of research internships for undergraduates each summer, from helping to design sensor assemblies to testing sampling protocols and analyzing data. Interns work alongside staff mentors; and explore career options in weekly professional development seminars and networking events with interns from other scientific programs based in Boulder, CO. Interns work 40 hours a week and are paid a competitive salary. Airfare and housing are also covered by the program.
Broadening participation in science and engineering
We strongly encourage students from historically underrepresented groups in science and engineering to apply. NEON also welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers. Our program is designed to promote future student success through mentoring, leadership training, career explorations, and various networking activities.
Why apply for a NEON research internship?
- Real-world experience: Work on challenging projects in your chosen field
- Mentorship: Interact one-on-one with NEON staff members
- Networking: Join a supportive, diverse community of interns from around the country working in local scientific organizations
- Full-time summer salary: Earn a competitive student salary for 10-12 weeks
- Travel and lodging: Live and work in Boulder, CO (travel to Boulder and summer housing provided)
- Making a difference: Contribute to building NEON from the ground up
During the 11-week summer program, interns work on scientific research, engineering and computing projects that help advance NEON's mission. Throughout the summer, interns work closely with NEON mentors on real-world projects, and in the process begin the transition from student to professional colleague. Interns have opportunities to explore career options through a variety of avenues including weekly career seminars and informational interviews with NEON staff. Community mentors are also available to help interns adjust to living and working in Boulder. At the end of each summer, interns present their projects in a formal setting.
- Interns work 40 hours a week and earn a competitive wage
- Furnished apartments are provided at no cost to interns. Round-trip airfare is also provided to Boulder from anywhere within the United States and Puerto Rico. Interns also receive a regional bus pass that meets most local transportation needs.
|Application opens||Early to mid-December|
|Application deadline||Early February|
|Interns are selected and notified||Late March|
|Summer program dates||Typically mid-May through early August|
To be eligible for selection as a NEON Undergraduate Intern, you must:
- Must have permanent authorization for US employment. Battelle will not provide any kind of visa sponsorship.
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college or university for at least one semester after completion of the internship program. Students in, or transferring from, a 2-year institution are eligible.
If you have questions about the research internship program, please write to internships@BattelleEcology.org.