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
- 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.
- Carnegie's Vox Charta page (listing of papers we discuss at morning tea)
- 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.
- Tech Savvy Tutorials.
Professional Development Resources
- Getting the most out of the relationship with your mentor
- Science and Politics
- Scientific Writing Suggestions
- Scientific Writing Exercise
- 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
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.