Please Submit your application for Carnegie Astrophysics Summer Student Internships (CASSI)

Required fields are marked with a red dot.

Information About You

(e.g. Black, White, LatinX, Native American, East Asian, Southeast Asian, etc.)

Gender Identity
(e.g., woman, man, cis-man, trans-woman, gender fluid, etc.)

The Carnegie Summer Program will operate for 10 weeks from June 19th - August 25th, 2023. Applicants must be available for the full duration of the program.


List any computer operating systems (e.g. Windows, Mac OSX, Linux), programming languages (e.g. python, java, C, Matlab), and software packages (e.g. IRAF, powerpoint, Mathematica) you have some proficiency or familiarity with.

Please provide names of two mentors who are familiar with your academic accomplishments or with your research experience or potential.

State their names, institution affiliation, and contact information. Note that they will not be contacted at this time, but we may follow up with them in the near future. They do not need to submit letters of recommendation to us.

Name Affiliation Email

Short Response Prompt #1: Learning from Experience

In no more than 200 words, please either (1) describe any research you have done and what you learned from the experience, or (2) if you have not done any research, explain an instance in your past where you were faced with significant challenge (personal or academic), persevered, and what the experience taught you. (We recommend writing your answer in a word processor and copying the text to this box when finished.)

Short Response Prompt #2: Career Goals

In no more than 150 words, tell us a bit about your career aspirations, how they formed, and how you hope to reach your career goals. (We recommend writing your answer in a word processor and copying the text to this box when finished.)

Short Response Prompt #3: Interest in the Carnegie Summer Internship

In no more than 200 words, please tell us why you are interested in pursuing research at Carnegie this summer. What do you hope to learn? How do you think it will impact your career aspirations? Describe why a certain area of research (from the categories above) is appealing to you. (We recommend writing your answer in a word processor and copying the text to this box when finished.)

Supporting Documents

Please upload a PDF of your CV/resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts. 

Read Carefully Before "Signing"

I certify that the information I have provided to the foregoing questions is true and correct, and no attempt has been made to conceal pertinent information. I authorize my former employers, school, and business references to provide any information they may have regarding me, whether or not it is in my records. I hereby release them and their company from all liability for divulging same. I understand that all statements made are open to investigation by Carnegie Institution of Washington and that if any information given by me in this application, is found to be false or misleading, I will be subject to dismissal at anytime during the period of employment and I agree to hold the Carnegie Institution of Washington and persons named herein blameless in the event.

I understand that this employment application and any other Carnegie Institution of Washington documents are not contracts of employment; therefore, under proper notice, I may voluntarily leave the Institution at any time and, likewise, the Carnegie Institution of Washington may at any time terminate my employment, and that any oral and written statement to the contrary are not binding and, therefore, should not be relied upon.