The NEON Internship Program is designed to provide qualified undergraduates with real-world summer work experience in their chosen field.
Because NEON is an interdisciplinary organization, we accept students from a variety of disciplines (e.g., Engineering, Science, Computing). NEON interns are involved with a variety of projects, from helping to design sensor assemblies to testing sampling protocols and analyzing data. See our How to Apply page for more information on this year's projects.
We strongly encourage students from historically under-represented groups in science and engineering to apply. We recruit at minority-serving institutions and organizations. Our program is designed to promote future student success through mentoring, leadership training and various networking activities.
During the 11-week summer program, NEON interns complete scientific research, engineering, and computing projects that help advance NEON's mission. Throughout the summer, interns work closely with NEON mentors on real-world projects, and in the process begin to transition from student to professional colleague. Interns have opportunities to explore career options through a variety of avenues including weekly career seminars and informational interviews with NEON staff. Community mentors are also available to help interns adjust to living and working in Boulder. At the end of each summer, interns present their projects in a formal setting.