Please Submit your application for Carnegie Astrophysics Summer Student Internships (CASSI)

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Information About You

Race/Ethnicity
(e.g. Black, White, LatinX, Native American, East Asian, Southeast Asian, etc.)

Gender Identity
(e.g., woman, man, cis-man, trans-woman, gender fluid, etc.)

The Carnegie Summer Program will operate for 10 weeks from June 17th - August 23rd, 2024. Applicants must be available for the full duration of the program. Please check the start of your fall term classes and end of your spring term classes before applying.

 

List any computer operating systems (e.g. Windows, Mac OSX, Linux), programming languages (e.g. python, java, C, Matlab), and software packages (e.g. IRAF, powerpoint, Mathematica) you have some proficiency or familiarity with.

Please provide names of two mentors who are familiar with your academic accomplishments or with your research experience or potential.

State their names, institution affiliation, and contact information. Note that they will not be contacted at this time, but we may follow up with them in the near future. They do not need to submit letters of recommendation to us.

Name Affiliation Email

Short Response Prompt #1: Learning from Experience

In no more than 200 words, please either (1) describe any research you have done and what you learned from the experience, or (2) if you have not done any research, explain an instance in your past where you were faced with significant challenge (personal or academic), persevered, and what the experience taught you. (We recommend writing your answer in a word processor and copying the text to this box when finished.)

Short Response Prompt #2: Career Goals

In no more than 200 words, tell us a bit about your career aspirations, how they formed, and how you hope to reach your career goals. How will participating in CASSI clarify your plans or advance your planned career goals? (We recommend writing your answer in a word processor and copying the text to this box when finished.)

Short-Response Prompt #3:  Diverse Perspectives

Science is advanced through creative ideas and novel ways to test them. Bringing together a diverse group of scientists with a range of talents, personal perspectives, and lived experiences maximizes the possibility of uncovering scientific truth. Please share something about your background, lived experiences, values, or perspective that speaks to how you will contribute to and learn from your CASSI cohort. (We recommend writing your answer in a word processor and copying the text to this box when finished.)

Short Response Prompt #4: Building Community

Each summer we aim to build community among a diverse group of interns in order to create a supportive learning environment for all participants. In no more than 200 words, tell us about experiences you have building community, or starting a friendship or otherwise supporting someone who is different from you. What did you learn from this experience? How would you work to build community among the CASSI cohort? (We recommend writing your answer in a word processor and copying the text to this box when finished.)

Short Response Prompt #5:  Research Interests

In no more than 200 words, please tell us about your research interests. If there is a particular topic of research field (from the categories above) that is of particular interest, please let us know. If you are broadly interested in research, but don’t have a preferred topic, that is also helpful to know. We use this information to match students with research supervisors. (We recommend writing your answer in a word processor and copying the text to this box when finished.)

Supporting Documents

Please upload a PDF of your CV/resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts. 




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I certify that the information I have provided to the foregoing questions is true and correct, and no attempt has been made to conceal pertinent information. I authorize my former employers, school, and business references to provide any information they may have regarding me, whether or not it is in my records. I hereby release them and their company from all liability for divulging same. I understand that all statements made are open to investigation by Carnegie Institution of Washington and that if any information given by me in this application, is found to be false or misleading, I will be subject to dismissal at anytime during the period of employment and I agree to hold the Carnegie Institution of Washington and persons named herein blameless in the event.

I understand that this employment application and any other Carnegie Institution of Washington documents are not contracts of employment; therefore, under proper notice, I may voluntarily leave the Institution at any time and, likewise, the Carnegie Institution of Washington may at any time terminate my employment, and that any oral and written statement to the contrary are not binding and, therefore, should not be relied upon.