PEI Established Positions

Summer 2020 internship opportunities are posted below. Applications will be open on November 25, 2019 with a January 10, 2020 deadline.  Eligible Princeton first-year students, sophomores, and juniors may apply for up to three positions. Please send any questions to peintern@princeton.edu.

Summer 2020 – Important Dates:

  • November 25, 2019 – Applications open in Global Programs System (GPS)
  • January 10, 2020 – Application deadline for PEI Established Internships
  • February 20, 2020 – Application deadline for Student-Initiated Internships via Student Funding (SAFE)
  • New summer 2020 opportunities are now available and can be found below. Please note that all other offerings are now closed

Recently Added Opportunities


Innovation and a New Energy Future

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description  Application
Lane Group Understanding Future Trends in Energy Use

Application deadline: May 22, 2020

Apply
Princeton Fusion Systems Novel RF Plasma Heating for Low-Radioactivity Fusion Devices Closed

 


Urban Systems and Planning for a Sustainable Future

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description  Application
Lewis and Nordenson Groups Manual of Urban Distance: Strategies for Re-configuring the City

Application deadline: May 22, 2020

Apply

 


Closed Opportunities


Biodiversity and Conservation

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description Application
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) Global Coral Reef Survey Via Satellite Closed
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) What Drives In-Situ Coral Metabolism Over Minutes to Weeks? Closed
Defenders of Wildlife Computer Vision for Conservation Closed
Maloof Group Reconstructing Earth’s First Reefs and Their Impacts on the Cambrian Explosion Closed
Mpala Research Centre Go To The Ant Thou Sluggard, Consider Her Ways and Be Wise’ Closed
Pringle Lab The Effects of Large Carnivore Reintroduction on Antelope, Birds, and Parasites in Gorongosa National Park Closed
Riehl Lab The El Nino-Southern Oscillation and Climate Effects on Tropical Birds Closed
Rubenstein Group Impact of Grazing Regimes on Rangeland Quality and Wildlife and Livestock Use Closed
Rubenstein Group Teaching Assistant for Conservation Clubs Closed
Rubenstein Group / National Park Service Wild about wild horses: What does the public know and how does it know it? Closed
Stoddard Lab Climate Change, Plant-Pollinator Interactions and Hummingbird Color Vision in the Rocky Mountains Closed
The Watershed Institute Reserve and Forest Restoration Study Closed

 


Climate and Environmental Science

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description Application
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) Drivers of Zooplankton Active Flux Closed
Climate Central, Inc. WeatherPower 3.0: Solar and Wind Energy Forecaster Closed
Deike Lab Spray Generation by Bubbles Bursting Closed
Deike Lab Rising Bubbles in Volcanic Chambers Closed
Deike Lab Relationship between Aerosol Concentration and Sea State in Remote Marine Environments Closed
Howard Stone’s Complex Fluids Group Transport of Soil Carbon in a Transparent Soil Closed
Keller and Schoene Labs Paleoenvironment Across the Mass Extinction in Canada Cancelled
Maloof and Schoene Groups Extinction of the Dinosaurs Recorded in an Andean Paleolake Closed
Onstott Lab The Impact of Global Warming on Green House Gas Emissions from Thawing Permafrost in Svalbard Closed
Onstott Lab Greenhouse Gases Fueling Chemolithotrophic Communities Around Hot Springs in the Chilean High Andes Closed
Pringle Lab The Role of Multiple Interacting Disturbances in Structuring Plant Traits and Communities Cancelled
Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Quantifying Benefits of Reducing Future Emissions for Marine Ecosystems Closed
Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Physically-Driven Organic Carbon Export in the Southern Ocean Cancelled
Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Tracing Antarctic Ice Melt in the South Atlantic Cancelled
Resplandy Group Big Data Oceanography – Ocean Oxygenation Closed
Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
University of California San Diego
Physical and Biogeochemical Processes in the Subtropical South Pacific Closed
Sigman Lab Nutrient Consumption in the Southern Ocean During the Last One Million Years Cancelled
Sigman Lab Generating New Assemblage-Specific Glacial Diatom Bound Nitrogen Isotope Records Closed
Sigman Lab Reconstructing the History of Nutrient Conditions in the Mediterranean Sea at Times in the Past Closed
Vecchi Group Detecting Climate Change Through Historical Records of Carnegie Lake Freeze Over  Closed
Ward Lab Trace Metal Limitation of Denitrifying Bacteria Closed
Ward Lab Detection of Novel Nitrogen Cycle Pathways in Seawater Closed
Ward Lab Detection of Novel Microorganisms and Functional Genes in Seawater Closed

 


Food and Agriculture

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description Application
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Improving the Social, Economic and Ecological Outcomes of Aquaculture Closed
Metcalf Lab How Will Climate Change Drive Plant Pathogen Evolution and Epidemiology? Cancelled
Program in Atmospheric and
Oceanic Science
Drivers of Variability in Exploited Marine Fish Populations Closed
Rubenstein Group Farm Project Field Assistant Closed
Zhang Microbial Biogeochemistry Lab Characterizing Microbial Communities in Aerobic Biodigestor Compost to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions Closed
Zhang Microbial Biogeochemistry Lab Understanding the Interaction of Light and Temperature in Nitrogen Fixers Closed

 


Health and the Environment

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description Application
ETH Zurich Mapping the Global Burden of Deaths Attributable to Drug-Resistant Infections Closed
Metcalf Lab Poultry Farming and Newcastle’s Disease in Antananarivo: Sustaining Diverse Income Streams in an Urban Setting Closed

 


Innovation and a New Energy Future

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description Application
Behavioral Science for Policy Lab Norm Dynamics & Rapid Decarbonization Closed
BP Global Concept Development Environmental and Sustainability Support Closed
BP Greenhouse Gas Modelling and Data Analyst Closed
Energy Systems Analysis Group Downscaling Energy System Transitions Closed
Energy Systems Analysis Group Impact of Power-to-X on Design and Operation of Electricity Grids Closed
Jenkins Research Group Database Developer Intern Closed
Jenkins Research Group Data Visualization for GenX Model Closed
Jenkins Research Group Power System Analysis for India Closed
Jenkins Research Group Software Engineering and Documentation for Open Source Electricity System Model Closed
Koel Group Investigation of Plasma-Assisted Ammonia Synthesis and Dry Reforming of Methane Closed
Koel Group Plasma-Materials Interactions in the LTX-b Tokamak Closed
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Clean, Small Fusion Reactors Closed
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Lithium Vapor Box Divertor Cancelled
Smits Lab Optimization of Vehicle Interior Structure for Drag Reduction Closed
Smits Lab Efficient Propulsion of a Robotic Tuna Closed
White Lab CO2 Capture Materials Closed

 


Urban Systems and Planning for a Sustainable Future

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description Application
Deike Lab Wave Breaking on Coastal Structures Closed
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Corporate Pollution Accountability Tool for Clean Goods Movement Closed
The Levin Lab & Behavioral Science |for Policy Lab Environmental Dilemmas of Cooperation in Heterogeneous Populations Closed
Regional Plan Association (RPA) Advancing a Climate Park in the NJ Meadowlands Closed
Irving and Simons Group GuyotPhysics
Sustainable Urban Systems Lab Cities, Sensors, Satellites & Sustainability: Mapping Cities and Urban Infrastructure Through Data Science Closed
Sustainable Urban Systems Lab How Happy are People in Different Cities in the US & India? Closed
White Lab Mitigating Acid Attack in Sustainable Cements Closed

 


Water and the Environment

Organization/Research Group Name Project Description Application
Bourg Research Group Rock Weathering from the Laboratory to the Field  

Closed

Bourg Research Group Mineral-Water-Organic Interactions in Soils Closed
Howard Stone’s Complex Fluids Group Electrokinetics for Separation of Particles and Potential Water Purification Closed
The NITSAN lab at Tel Aviv Univesity, Israel Data Intensive Analysis of the Climate-Water Crisis in India Closed
Onstott Lab Determining the Environmental Impact of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure and Cathodic Shielding on Ground Water Quality in Arsenic-Bearing Aquifers of the New Jersey Piedmont Closed
Porporato and Zhang Labs Ecohydrology of Water, Energy and Carbon Fluxes at the Watershed Institute Closed
Smits Lab Oil Spill Remediation by Enhanced Turbulence Closed
The Watershed Institute Water Quality Study of Delaware Watershed Tributaries Closed

 

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Student-Initiated Positions

For more information on how to apply, visit the How To Apply page.