Newswise — HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Jan. 9, 2020) – Applications for internship programs are now being accepted by the National Science Foundation funded EPSCoR Project Connecting the Plasma Universe to Plasma Technology in Alabama (CPU2AL), which is headquartered at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
The goal of the internship program is to provide training in low temperature plasma science to undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students through summer research programs addressing space weather and basic plasma physics. All programs will stop accepting applications on March 6.
Internships being offered:
Corporate Internship Program on Plasma Technology Applications (CIPPTA)
This 10-week paid program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) provides students at CPU2AL partner institutions with quality experiences on plasma technology applications at private companies. It allows students the opportunity to establish connections with industry and university professionals. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to promote long-term relationships between students, academia and industry to enhance the Alabama workforce.
Alabama Plasma Internship Program (ALPIP)
ALPIP is a 10-week paid summer internship program for undergraduate students enrolled at institutions in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The ultimate goal of the program is to promote long-term relationships between students with researchers in Alabama. ALPIP students will become involved in a summer research project at a CPU2AL institution for nine weeks and an intensive one-week training course on plasma science given by Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).
Alabama Research Experiences for Undergraduates (ALREU)
ALREU is a 10-week paid summer internship program for undergraduate students enrolled at HBCU institutions in Alabama. The program provides students with quality research experiences at CPU2AL partner institutions in a broad spectrum of disciplines. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to promote long-term relationships between students and investigators to enhance the Alabama workforce.
International Space Weather Camp (ISWC)
ISWC is an opportunity to learn about space physics in the context of meeting a very practical need – to understand the influence of the sun on the space and upper atmosphere of the Earth and its related impact on the technological systems and needs of modern society. More than 20 students from Alabama, Germany, South Africa and Italy participate in a multiple week series of lectures, hands-on projects, experiments and excursions as they learn both the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of Space Weather and solar and space physics. This year it will be hosted in South Africa and Huntsville.