Carnegie Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Class of 2019 Summer Undergraduate Interns at Carnegie

Apply for the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Program

The dates for the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research program will be June 15, 2020 - August 21, 2020.

Carnegie is seeking undergraduate students interested in scientific research projects. We invite applications from all students in Southern California. One of the goals of the summer program at Carnegie is to increase participation and retention of under-represented groups in astronomy. We encourage under-represented minorities, first-generation college students, and women to apply. Applications are due January 31, 2020.  

Please see this page more information on the summer program and an application.

Students will work for 10 weeks in the summer with scientists at Carnegie Observatories on projects spanning the field of astronomy. Using data taken from Carnegie's telescopes in Chile, students will have the chance to work with senior researchers on topics such as exoplanets, the first galaxies in the Universe, accreting black holes, dark matter, and the life and death of stars. Interested students can also work with Carnegie scientists and engineers on the next generation of cameras and spectrographs for our telescopes. Upon successful completion of the program, all students will also be given the opportunity to attend the American Astronomical Society meeting the following January to present their research. In addition to research, Carnegie Summer Interns will participate in a coding bootcamp during the first week of the program as well as an educational program designed to teach crucial scientific communication skills.

Summer Student Program Details

Carnegie Observatories Resources

Programming/Technical Resources

Professional Development Resources

Astronomy Resources


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