Technical Internship Program (TIP)
EOL's Technical Internship Program (TIP) provides unique experiences to prepare science support focused students from two-year colleges and vocational/technical institutions for successful careers.
EOL has internship opportunities available for the Summer 2013 semester. The interns are hired to work hands-on with technical and scientific support mentors for one semester. The Program provides a salary during the internship.
What does a Technical Internship Program intern do?
TIP interns work on projects with EOL scientific and science support staff to learn skills that will assist them in their career and academic advancement. Areas for internships include: electronics technicians; computer system help desk support; data loading technicians; entry level programming and scripting; instrument makers; and aircraft mechanics. During the internship, TIP participants are paired with mentors and develop knowledge to help them in future science support careers related to geosciences.
What kinds of skills do Technical Internship Program interns need to have?
The skillsets required of TIP interns depend upon the specific projects to which they are assigned. For example, a TIP intern who will partner with a systems administration mentor will need skills such as TCP/IP networking and Windows administration. For a list of projects for 2013, please click here.
What other requirements are there for Technial Internship Program interns?
TIP interns must:
- currently be enrolled in a two-year or vocational/technical college in the Boulder/Denver area.
- be authorized to work for any employer in the United States.
- be able to work with a diverse group of peers.
- have good oral and written communication skills.
- have basic problem solving skills.
- be able to work up to 20 hours per week.
- be able to interact with mentors and peers in a manner that supports collaboration and
- be able and willing to work within guidelines and policies of organization and assigned
How do I apply?
To apply, visit the UCAR Opportunities site.