The Carnegie Astrophysics Summer Student Internship Program (CASSI) is a 10 week, paid internship and educational program based at Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena. We welcome a diverse cohort of 10-15 undergraduates from colleges and universities in Southern California to join Carnegie astronomers in collaborative original research projects. CASSI interns also participate in an educational program that includes over 60 activities during the summer designed to improve students' fluency and ease with scientific communication and scientific computing. The program also features structured mentoring and other forms of professional development intended to fully support the students during the program and in their future careers. To learn more about the program or our former interns, please follow the links below or contact the program director, Dr. Gwen Rudie.The Class of 2021 CASSI Interns Participating via Zoom
The Class of 2021 CASSI Interns visit the Observatories Campus for one week of in-person instruction.
CASSI Program Details
- A complete schedule of events and deadlines for the summer.
- Information about the reports and deadlines for the program.
- The schedule of research talks for the summer.
- Carnegie Observatories Statement on Community
- Our Alumni Page
- Videos from past Summer Student Symposia
Carnegie Observatories Resources
- The Carnegie Observatories Help pages. For technical info specific to our campus.
- Local information about Pasadena.
- Approachable Experts.
- Unix tutorial for beginners.
- Slides from Andrew Benson's Unix tutorial
- Resources specific to the Python programming language.
- Resources specific to the IDL programming language.
Professional Development Resources
- Getting the most out of the relationship with your mentor
- Ground Rules for DEI Conversations
- Science and Politics
- Scientific Writing Suggestions
- Scientific Writing Exercise
- Resources for Preparing Scientific Talks
- Astronomy Careers Outside Academia
- AstroBetter: A blog with lots of useful resources for the astronomer.
- Astrobites: write-ups about astronomy papers by grad students for undergraduates
- AAS Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy
- AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy
- AAS Committee for Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy
- Women in Astronomy blog
- Astronomy in Color blog
- Working Group on Accessibility and Disability
- Guide to reading astronomy papers and participating in astronomy seminars
Here is a map of our buildings with room numbers. It is a bit out of date (some rooms have been split and the basement of the Hunt building has been reorganized a bit). Below is a complete map of our campus.