2019 JIFRESSE Summer Internship Program (JSIP)

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Program Duration: June to September, 2019

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019


Program Objective:  Provide UCLA undergraduate students an opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research under the guidance of experienced mentors at JPL and UCLA and strengthen the collaborations between JPL and UCLA.



  • Be a continuing undergraduate student and eligible for fall quarter registration at UCLA. Exceptional graduate students may be considered.
  • Complete three quarters at UCLA
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0
  • Not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction
  • No past JSIP interns


Announcement of Opportunity:

Will be posted online before March 15, 2019.


Application Procedure:

The application materials include:

  • A cover letter clearly stating the project of interest
  • A resume
  • A statement of research interest related to the project identified
  • An unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

 Please submit applications to Dr. Yu Gu, gu@atmos.ucla.edu, before April 15, 2019. We will work with the mentors for confidential evaluations.

Please also contact Dr. Yu Gu for any questions on the application process or materials.


Program Duration:

10-week, from June to September. Selected intern will receive a stipend of $6,350 for the ten-week period ($7,350 for a master student and $8,350 for a doctoral student).


Work Location:





Assistant Researcher

Conduct research with JPL’s California Laboratory.

Required qualifications include: Ph.D in Atmospheric Physics, Atmospheric Chemistry or related field. Familiarity with methods for retrieval of atmospheric trace gases and aerosols from spectroscopic data.

Salary: $72,800/year

Jobsites: Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA


APPLY HERE: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04484

For more information, contact: Hye Jeong Yoon, Personnel Coordinator, UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE), hyoon@jifresse.ucla.edu.

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