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SSEC Summer Programming Internship Program

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 506421
Division/Organization: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Department: Space Science & Engineering Center
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Not Remote
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: 16.25
Job Categories: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Digital Technology, Teamwork/Collaboration, Information Technology and Computers, STEM

Department Overview:

The University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) is a research and development center with an international reputation for developing instrumentation for both terrestrial and space flight applications. SEEC's mission includes the support of faculty and academic staff research, development, fabrication and implementation of space flight experiments, as well as the development of new meteorological research tools for national and international use.

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Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

Not Remote


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Monday - Friday, between 8am - 5pm

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Candidate must be an undergraduate or graduate student, enrolled for fall 2024, eager to acquire or strengthen their coding skills in an academic environment.

Must be trustworthy and organized, able to work independently and investigate problems, and have good communication skills. The SSEC understands that the strength of a team depends on the diversity of its members. Folks with diverse backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Experience with any of the following; Web development, data wrangling, dashboarding git, docker/podman, FPGAs, Python, or Java are highly desired.

Position Summary/Job Duties:

Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter. Cover letter must include a statement of interest to work at the SSEC, example of a programming project that exemplifies your passion and drive for programming, and up to 3 of the below research projects you want to work on and why you would be a good fit. More information available at

SSEC project number: 1207
Design and implement a webpage to create interactive plots for the UW Lidar group using Python and Javascript tools such as Plotly, Bokeh, Holoviz, and/or Flask.

SSEC project number: 1207
Advance and organize download and processing of various sources of meteorological and satellite data.

SSEC project number: 5032
Develop a system to ingest near-real time and operational snow products, a webpage to display the products, and provide access to users to download the products/figures.

SSEC project number: 5262
Develop linux scripts to automatically interrogate event-driven text files and display process status information on a webpage.

SSEC Project number: 5730
Refresh and implement code to generate science products in a Docker container for the ground-based AERI remote sensing instrument.

SSEC Project number: 6590
Develop a Python-based QGIS plugin with GUI that makes the catalog of raster and vector products available with metadata, within the QGIS Program.

SSEC Project number: 6590
Develop a native iOS mobile app with the functionality (pan/zoom display, animation, notifications) of the web map interface with collection/category filtering options.

SSEC project number: 6709
Working on a suite of data delivery, visualization and analysis software packages called McIDAS, programming in either Java or Python.

SSEC project number: 7572
Learn about and participate in development and testing of meteorological instrumentation subsystem prototypes using hybrid FPGA real-time control and signal processing systems. (2 positions)

SSEC project number: 9013
Multimedia Science Communications: Create, design, and write digital content to promote SSEC science and outreach programs.

SSEC project number: 3631
Develop a series of Python Jupyter notebooks to interactively explore and visualize multi-terabyte datasets of satellite-based atmospheric climate data using tools such as Xarray, Dask, and HoloViz.

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Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


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