Thank you for your interest in SOARS. Applications for SOARS 2013 are now closed and application links have been disabled. Please come back for next year! Applications for SOARS 2014 will open in November and will close on February 1, 2014.
SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS 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.
A successful candidate should
- Have completed the equivalent of two years of college
- Have at least one semester of undergraduate studies remaining after the initial summer program
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Have a major in atmospheric science or a related field such as the geosciences, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or social science; plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science
- Have U.S.-citizen or permanent-resident status
- Be comfortable with all internship requirements.
To successfully apply to SOARS, be sure to complete each of the following steps:
- Register as an official applicant on the UCAR Human Resources website. It only requires your name and contact info. Please do not upload your CV. Be sure to follow all registration instructions located beneath the position description.
- Request two recommendations from contacts who can speak to your ability to do research, such as faculty members or academic counselors, using the SOARS Recommendation Form.
- Request official/certified transcripts from all institutions you have attended. We do not need high school transcripts. Certified electronic transcripts are preferred if offered by your school.
- Fill out and submit the SOARS Application. Please note that this will take you away from the SOARS website and to the Spark website (SOARS' parent department).
- Note that the application includes two essay questions. Remember to give yourself enough time to write the essays. You can find tips for writing effective application essays here.
SOARS 2014 applications will be due on February 1, 2014.
If you have questions, please contact SOARS at 303-497-8622 or SOARS@UCAR.edu
Other Internship Opportunities
- Please check the UCAR opportunities page for other internships in atmospheric science
- For opportunities in Solid Earth Science, see the RESESS program page
- CMMAP Undergraduate Research Opportunities
- American Meteorological Society Summer Colloquium
- NOAA Internships
- SMART Program
- Solar and Space Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates
- Woods Hole Partnership Education Program