Summer Bridge Program

Summer Bridge Program


In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing continues beyond May 2020, CREST HIRES 2021 and NOAA CESSRST Summer 2021 Bridge Programs will be held “remotely” using the ZOOM platform to conduct online classes, weekly lunch meetings, research seminars, pre, and post/exit surveys and breakout session. We look forward to your virtual participation. 


The summer bridge program this year starts on June 20, 2021, and ends on August 6, 2021. (please note that the start and end dates might change depending on which campus you select for internship).   

  1. 2021 Summer Bridge Program Flyer 
  2. 2021 Summer Bridge Program Schedule
  3. 2020 Summer Bridge Program Flyer  
  4. 2020 Summer Bridge Program Schedule  
  5. 2020 Summer Projects
  6. 2019 Summer Bridge Program Flyer
  7. 2019 Summer Bridge Program Schedule 
  8. 2019 Summer Projects
  9. List of Summer Bridge Students ( 2017-present)

Research Areas

  • Coastal Resilience
  • Atmospheric Hazards
  • Water Prediction & Ecosystem Services

- Learn about the Center's Research.


The internships are offered at the following NOAA CESSRST locations. Please note that you must be a current or incoming student at one of these locations:

  • City College of the City University of New York, NY
  • Hampton University, VA (including Tidewater Community College)
  • San Diego State University, CA
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
  • University of Texas, El Paso, TX

Program Benefits

  • 8 weeks of summer internship including research training
  • Learn about NOAA missions related to STEM fields (Science, Social Science, and Engineering)
  • Hands-on research guided by faculty mentors and graduate students
  • Graduate school advising
  • Special seminars, professional preparation, and training for freshmen and sophomores on how to submit a successful application package for NOAA Undergraduate Scholarship Programs http://www.noaa.gov/office-education/epp-msi/undergraduate-scholarship
  • Special seminars, speakers, lab tours, and field trips
  • $4,000 summer internship stipend earned at the end of the 8-week summer bridge program


  • Must be a United States citizen. International students or permanent residents are NOT eligible for this opportunity.
  • Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating seniors enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the United States, or in UPRM (University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez)
  • Current or incoming students at an affiliated community college in the US – see the application for details 
  • Incoming Seniors transferring to senior colleges are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Engineering and Earth and Physical Science majors
  • 3.0-grade point average or higher
  • No prior research experience is required
  • Students from underrepresented minority communities.
  • Applications can be submitted  – click here to apply

Questions can be addressed to:

CESSRST , cessrst@ccny.cuny.edu