Global climate modeling internship in Seattle

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Vulcan Inc. has launched a strategic initiative in partnership with top-notch climate research institutions to build a novel global climate model running on leadership class high-performance computing systems. They are seeking a Global Climate Modeling Intern in Seattle, Washington to join a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team to learn about global climate modeling and software engineering practices.

Projects and Responsibilities:

  • Understand the module of an existing climate model that the intern will implement from peer-reviewed publications
  • Develop and test a Python version of the code using a domain-specific language and complier
  • Demonstrate and present the results

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate/Graduate student currently pursuing an engineering or science degree from an accredited institution
  • Software engineering/programming experience – preferably in Python
  • Familiarity with working in a Unix command-line environment
  • Background in atmospheric modeling or computational science is an advantage
  • Must be a fast learner and motivated to work in a challenging environment