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)

Biodiversity and Conservation

 

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

 


Climate and Environmental Science

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

 


Food and Agriculture

 

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

 


Health and the Environment

 

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

 


Innovation and a New Energy Future

 

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

 


Urban Systems and Planning for a Sustainable Future

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

 


Water and the Environment

 

 

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

Apply

Bourg Research Group Mineral-Water-Organic Interactions in Soils  

Apply

Howard Stone’s Complex Fluids Group Electrokinetics for Separation of Particles and Potential Water Purification Apply
The NITSAN lab at Tel Aviv Univesity, Israel Data Intensive Analysis of the Climate-Water Crisis in India Apply
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 Apply
Porporato and Zhang Labs Ecohydrology of Water, Energy and Carbon Fluxes at the Watershed Institute Apply
Smits Lab Oil Spill Remediation by Enhanced Turbulence Apply
The Watershed Institute Water Quality Study of Delaware Watershed Tributaries Apply

 

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Student-Initiated Positions

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