What is NERTO?
NERTO stands for “NOAA Experiential Research and Training Opportunities”
- NERTO helps the Center’s M.S. and Ph.D. students to learn about NOAA’s mission and workforce opportunities by interning for at least 12 consecutive weeks in a NOAA lab or office.
- The goal is to augment students’ academic research with NOAA mission science and place-based experiential hands-on opportunities
Important Elements of NERTO
- The NERTO should be conducted within a NOAA federal facility for 12 continuous weeks. It can be done in multiple locations as well as aboard a NOAA vessel/ship or other field campaigns.
- A NOAA Mentor must guide the research. The mentor must be a NOAA Federal Employee. A NOAA contractor (NOAA Affiliate) may be a co-mentor.
- The process begins as soon as the student is admitted as a NOAA CESSRST Fellow by signing the Letter of Understanding (LoU).
- A NERTO project does not necessarily have to be the same as the student’s research project. It could augment their on-campus research training by acquiring research and technical skills that could help advance their M.S. or Ph.D. research project
Phases of NERTO
- NOAA EPP NERTO Website
- NOAA EPP NERTO at a Glance
- NERTO Information and Guide
- NERTO Outputs and Outcomes Guide
- Students must contact the CESSRST team (advisor, Campus PI, and CESSRST Management) regarding questions/concerns on their NERTO.
- If you have questions or concerns about the NERTO opportunities and application process, please contact the CESSRST Office at City College of New York at firstname.lastname@example.org,