Value of Undergraduate Internship Experiences at NOAA: Analysis of Survey Results

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Marlene Kaplan, NOAA Washington DC, Office of Education, Washington, DC, United States; NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States
This presentation will examine survey data from over 500 undergraduates who participated in summer internships at NOAA facilities as Ernest F. Hollings Scholars and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholars. NOAA selects over 100 students per year to receive academic support in their junior and senior years and a paid summer internship at any NOAA facility in the country. Scholars are hosted by NOAA mentors who actively oversee summer research activities. Analysis of survey results identified six thematic impacts from the internship experience (McIntosh and Baek, 2013).