Open Position: Research Intern

Arecibo Observatory

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Research Intern

Job Summary/Basic Function: The University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Department of Planetary Radar Group at the Arecibo Observatory (AO) invites applications for the Research Intern position. The intern will participate in the research activities of the planetary radar group of the Arecibo Observatory. The details of the research projects will be tailored based on the level of background knowledge and skills of the successful applicant.  This is a paid (stipend) internship position for undergraduate students only (starting year 2 or more).

Education and skills:  
  •  Pursuing a degree in Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, or Computer Sciences.
  •   Computer literate with Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Any computer programming skills are considered a plus.
  •   Available to work 16 hours per week for 16 weeks from September to December 2020 during business hours on an on-going basis. The schedule can be flexible.
  •  This position will work the majority of the time remotely and the ideal candidate must have reliable internet for remote work capability. 
About Arecibo Observatory:  

The Arecibo Observatory, located near the town of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, is a world-class observational facility allowing for cutting-edge space research and education. The observatory hosts one of the world’s largest and most powerful single-dish radio/radar telescopes and gathers information about planets, moons, asteroids, and comets. The Arecibo Observatory is currently operated and managed by the University of Central Florida in partnership with Universidad Ana G. Mendez (UAGM) and Yang Enterprises, Inc under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). To learn more about the Arecibo Observatory, visit

  How to apply:

All the interested candidates must submit their resume, cover letter, or an essay explaining their interest in planetary sciences, a copy of the most recent transcript, and one reference (e.g., a professor or current or former supervisor).   
To apply to this internship please send the information requested above via email: Applications will be accepted until August 23rd, 2020.

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