Program Overview
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REU stands for Research Experiences for Undergraduates and is a National Science Foundation sponsored program.

ESMEI offers paid summer undergraduate research internships at Colorado State University in the Department of Atmospheric Science. Interns participate in a 10 week program from late May through early August. This is an exciting research opportunity in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. Join world-class atmospheric scientists investigating the science of clouds, climate and climate change, weather, and modeling. During our program interns have the opportunity to attend scientific seminars, visit national scientific laboratories, and participate in a variety of professional development training.

See what our past CMMAP interns and ESMEI interns have done!

2019 Dates
Program dates: May 28 - August 2
Application deadline: Friday February 1, 2019, 11:59pm MST
Notification of acceptance: Mid-March 2019
Follow this link for the online application.

Why spend your summer with us at ESMEI?
We provide students with:

Research Areas
The ESMEI summer internship program covers a broad range of research areas, which include, but are not limited to the following:

A successful candidate should:

To Apply:
Follow this link for the online application.
Due to funding restrictions, only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
The online application will ask for the following. Please limit your response to each question to 250 words or less.

  1. Personal and Academic Experience
    Question 1:
    Please prepare a statement that describes your interest in the REU program. Your statement should explain why you want to participate in the REU program, what you hope to gain from the program, and how this research experience will help you achieve your academic and career goals.
    Your statement should include a description of:

    Question 2:
    Please describe the qualities you would contribute to the REU program and how those qualities would benefit both the program and its participants.

    Question 3:
    Past program participants have found the program to be a very rewarding and at times a challenging experience -- please describe a major challenge you have encountered in your life, how you overcame it, and what you learned about yourself and others as a result of the experience. (The experience can be taken from any aspect of your life; it does not need to be related to academics.)

    Question 4:
    What are you especially proud of outside of your academic record?

  2. References
    Each applicant must have two letters of recommendation. You will provide the name and contact information of the individuals who will be writing references on your behalf. Reference letters must be submitted via our reference letter webpage.

    Note: Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email with your registration ID along with a link to the reference letter webpage. Please provide your registration ID and the webpage link to those individuals in order for them to upload their reference letters. All reference letters must by submitted via the reference letter webpage.

  3. Academic Transcripts
    Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, students selected for the internship will need to provide official transcripts before they will be officially accepted into the program. Please do not include high school transcripts. Please refer to the application for further instruction.

Got a question? Contact Melissa Burt, our internship specialist!