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GLOBE U.S. Sophomores and Juniors: Apply for the STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) 2024 Summer Internship Program

The GLOBE U.S. Coordination Office is accepting applications for a current GLOBE student at the STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) 2024 Summer Internship Program. Interns will learn how to interpret NASA satellite data and work with scientists and engineers at the University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research. This internship is only open to current high school Sophomores and Juniors that are U.S. citizens. You must be a GLOBE student to apply with the application below. 

The program has both on-site and virtual options. The 11th grade on-site dates are July 7-20, 2024. The 10th grade on-site dates are July 27-August 4, 2024.

Learn more about the experience from an interview with GLOBE Student Caydence (2022 SEES intern) and an interview with GLOBE Student Tyree (2023 SEES intern). 

Follow this link for more information about the internshipbut use the directions below to apply through U.S. GLOBE

How to Apply

Submit your online application by March 15, 2024. Items below are included in the application, you may wish to prepare these before starting the application.

1. Recommendation Letter

You must include in the application the name and email address of a GLOBE teacher who will submit your letter of recommendation.

2. Essay Questions

You may wish to answer the questions on a separate document and then cut and paste your answers into the online application. Your essay question response should not exceed 250 words per question.

  1. Discuss what subjects interest you most, your current academic path, and your career plans. How might SEES affect these plans?
  2. Please respond to Option A or Option B.
    1. Option A: Discuss your important academic experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) such as courses, formal science fairs, school-sponsored competitions, etc.
    2. Option B: Discuss important life experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) that you or others engage in outside of school, such as using the scientific process in cooking, caring for animals, and exploring nature; developing video games and computer codes; hobby astronomy, mathematics clubs, or competitive robotics, or making, tinkering, repairing, and crafting.
  3. What skills have you learned from your extracurricular activities that will be valuable to you as a research team member?
  4. How did you hear about the SEES Internship Program? Have you participated in similar STEM enrichment programs or opportunities or is there a lack of STEM opportunities in your area?

3. Introductory Video

Prepare a short introduction video. The video link will be included in your online application. In the video:

  • Who you are
  • Where you are from
  • How GLOBE activities have influenced you in a positive way, or given you skills that are valuable for an academic team research setting

You will be submitting a link (URL) to your video (such as on, some other video hosting site, or your own website), not the video itself.

Do not secure your video with a password. Instead, we recommend that you make the video unlisted. The following descriptions apply to, but should be applicable to other video hosting sites. YouTube has three privacy settings: Public, Private, and Unlisted.

  • Public means anybody can find it and view it. Do not use this option.
  • Private means it can only be seen by you, and the people you select. The video doesn't appear in your channel or in search results. Viewers you select must have a Google account to log in and see the video, and you must also know to whom to grant permission. Do not use this option.
  • Unlisted means that anybody who has the link can view the video, but it doesn't appear in your channel or in search results. Use this option.


News origin: United States of America