GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

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GFDL for Students

GFDL welcomes school groups interested in learning about climate modeling and research. For information about arranging a visit to the lab, please contact:

Maria Setzer
Lead, Communications and Outreach
phone: (609) 452-6643

Undergraduate Students

GFDL offers limited internship opportunities each summer for undergraduate students. We offer qualified students a chance to work with a scientist-mentor on a research project.

The lab participates in these programs:

Interested students are encouraged to review the requirements for the Hollings and Grand Challenges programs and, if interested, apply directly to those programs.

We also have our own internship program. To apply directly for a GFDL internship, please send a cover letter stating your qualifications and areas of interest, with a resume, to (Human Resources Assistant). All general inquiries about any undergraduate internship program should also be directed to Mr. Nock.

Mailing address:
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA
Forrestal Campus, Princeton University
201 Forrestal Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

For undergraduate students considering a graduate degree in disciplines related to climate, atmospheric sciences and oceanography, please see the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences program, a collaboration between GFDL and Princeton University.

Graduate Students

GFDL offers a unique program in partnership with Princeton University's Geosciences Department, for graduate study in disciplines related to climate, atmospheric sciences and oceanography. Click here for more information.

PostDoctoral Research Program

GFDL supports postdoctoral research through our Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences program, in collaboration with Princeton University. Click here for more information on the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences PostDoc program.

A Day in the Life of a GFDL Scientist

Click here for an interactive look at how a climate scientist spends her day at GFDL.