Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research (SUPER)

EOL's SUPER Internship provides a unique and valuable experience to prepare engineering students for successful careers.

What Does an Engineering Intern Do?

Intern does research in lab.While working at EOL, interns help develop new instrumentation and improve EOL's existing suite of NSF/NCAR lower atmosphere observing facilities. Most internships also offer the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to advance atmospheric science research capabilities.

Interns are encouraged to develop their engineering solutions as they work with and are mentored by professional, experienced engineers and technicians. During the internship, interns have access to many resources such as sophisticated testing and calibration instruments, technical documentation, state-of-the-art fabrication capabilities.

EOL provides an hourly wage and travel support to and from, and housing while in Boulder, CO, and expenses in the field. (Please note that housing is a taxable benefit).

Who Should Apply?

EOL's mission primarily requires software/computer, electrical, mechanical, and optical engineering skills but we encourage all engineering students to apply. Undergraduate students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities are eligible to apply for SUPER internships. However, note that some projects may require that the intern be (a) a U.S. citizen; (b) lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or (c) a protected individual as defined by 8 USC1324b(a)(3).

How Do I Apply?

SUPER internship positions are posted mid- to late-November of each year and are typically open through mid-January. 

Apply for SUPER

Other NCAR student and internship positions can be found at the UCAR Student/Interns site.

Past Interns on the EOL Undergraduate Engineering Internship Program

"Working at EOL provided me with the chance to put my engineering knowledge and skills to the test. I was able to complete a challenging engineering project with the help of great engineers around me. The project was hands on and it offered me a great learning experience; one which I will never forget."


"How many summer interns can say that their work space included a C-130 Aircraft? The hardware I designed at NCAR was built and actually installed on the aircraft and used for field experiments. I learned how theory I came into the internship with is translated into real-life engineering practices. Working for NCAR reminded me of why I wanted to become an engineer in the first place."


"The internship experience gave me the opportunity to see the application of classroom knowledge to real life engineering practices and the challenges involved. It also exposed me to the research environment which is (and would be) useful in my graduate studies."

Past Internships

2021 SUPER Interns

Peter Walsh, Colorado State University

Sandy Urazayev, University of Kansas

Ammar Siddiqi, Texas A&M University

Jack Scherlag, Princeton University

2020 SUPER Interns

Linus Brogan, Lewis and Clark College

Emily Johnson, University of Pittsburg

David Reents, University of Texas, Arlington

Floriana Ciaglia, Boise State University

2019 SUPER Interns

Abbi Devins-Suresh, Oregon State University

Exploration of Different Techniques to Map and Visualize Ratar Data in the Geosciences using CHORDS (Cloud Hosted Real-time Data Services)

Stefan Suarez, University of Colorado, Boulder

Improving the Accuracy of Data Acquisition Systems on NCAR Research Aircraft

Christopher Bouton, Louisiana Tech University

Real-Time Data Acquisition System Status Webpage

2018 SUPER Interns

Sidarth Raghunathan, Cornell University

Development of a Wavemeter Calibration System for a Water Vaport Differential Absorption LIDAR (WV-DIAL)

Sophia Chen, Brown University

Functionality and Performance Improvements to CHORDS Data Portal

Jessica Barnitz, University of Colorado, Boulder

Design and Development of Storing, Processing, and Visualizing Weather Sensor Data

2017 SUPER Interns

Matt Daily, University of California, Santa Barbara

Extending EOL's post-processing and display capabilities by adding support for 2D files generated from two-dimensional optical array probes

Terrie Yang, University of California, Berkley

CHORDS: Cloud-Hosted Real-Time Data Services for the Geosciences

Alfredo Morales, University of Florida

EOL's Ozone Detection Instrument Data Acquisition System (DAQ)

2016 SUPER Interns

Julian Claudio, University of Colorado Boulder

NCAR Balloon Borne Replicator

Nicholas DeCicco, Rowan University 

Convert Legacy GENPRO-I data to the modern NetCDF format

Matthew Daily, University of California Santa Barbara

GNI Analyzer: Creating a Modern Software Framework for a Ground-Based Imaging and Analysis Instrument

Joseph Ronsivalle, University of Pittsburgh

Mobile 449 MHz Wind Profiler