CISL Outreach, Diversity, and Education (CODE) Intern

CISL Outreach, Diversity, and Education (CODE) Intern

This is a paid student intern position. Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to January 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. If you are seeking a technical internship, please see the positions listed here.

NCAR will provide travel funding between Boulder and the Intern’s home university.

U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) is required for this position. UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g., J-1, H1-B, etc.) for this position.


Where You Will Work:
Located in Boulder, Colorado, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) serve and participate in a collaborative community of researchers and educators who are dedicated to understanding the atmosphere -- the air around us -- and the complex processes that make up the Earth system, from the ocean floor to the Sun’s core.

The goal of the Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Sciences (SIParCS) program is to make a long-term, positive impact on the quality and diversity of the people who will use, operate, and support 21st century supercomputers. SIParCS students serve as paid interns at NCAR’s Computational & Information Systems Lab (CISL) that provides supercomputing and data services for scientists studying the Sun-Earth System. You will work with a small, flexible group of committed people and enjoy working on a wide range of projects within a supportive workplace.

What You Will Do:
As the CODE Intern, you will provide administrative support to the SIParCS Program office and affiliated programs. You will also assist with planning and preparation for education and outreach programs to occur during the 2019-2020 school year. This is a full time student intern position that runs from mid-May through early August. 


Responsibilities of this position include:
Student intern support:

  • Be an active participant on the SIParCS team to provide support and mentoring for students.
  • Participate in the planning committee for a Leadership in Science Workshop in collaboration with a Colorado School of Mines REU program.

  • Live-in at the apartments with the interns, and plan and participate in after-hours teambuilding activities.

  • Keep program leadership apprised of any issues that arise.

  • May assist students/participants with special needs.

  • May travel to assist with intern recruitment during fall months.

Summer program logistics:

  • Assist with summer program support including planning and running events. Events include orientation, workshops, field trips, and other learning opportunities for interns.

  • Assist with apartment move-in and move-out logistics, distributing and collecting student supplies, and coordinating with apartment administration.

  • Help write and edit SIParCS Annual Report.

General administrative support:

  • Maintain program databases and updating web pages.

  • Edit and compile information for documents, posters, brochures and newsletters.

  • Provide multimedia support at program events (photos, video) and keep inventory of program pictures.

  • Provide meeting support and prepare meeting materials.

School-Year program support:

  • Update presentation slides and other educational materials for school-year programs.

  • May write and or edit educational materials such as text updates for HPC-TV or Meteo-AR.

  • May test and evaluate new educational materials.

The above statements describe the primary work being performed.  Additional tasks may be assigned from time to time.


What You Need:

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate level college, university or accredited professional program during the normal school year.

  • Ability to work 40 hours/week from May 13 - August 4.

  • Experience with word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications in a Windows environment (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) as well as a Google Apps environment (Sheets, Docs, etc).

  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through on multiple tasks, with close attention to detail.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey information to interns, visitors, and partners in a welcoming and professional manner. Skill in proofreading.

  • Interest and sensitivity in working in diverse settings that include interns from a broad spectrum of underrepresented groups.

  • Proven ability to work in a team and individually. A strong work ethic.

  • Patience and adaptability.

  • Discretion in handling confidential information.


  • Experience working with undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Currently enrolled in masters level program in: Higher Education Administration / Student Affairs, Science Education, Education Policy, or related program.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office environment

  • Occasional travel will be required for this position


The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy.

Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.