NC State
MEAS Undergraduate Updates

NOAA is offering paid summer internships targeted towards current 2nd and 3rd-year undergraduate and enrolled graduate students to work in areas that will provide robust research and/or operational experience that will prepare the student for further study in NOAA fields, for application to fellowships or for the NOAA-mission workforce.

The application period for the 2023 Lapenta Internship will be open from Oct 1 2022 to Jan 5 2023 (about one extra week will be allowed for processing of recommendation letters).  The 2023 Lapenta Internship will run from June 5 to August 11.

  1. A process is established to apply for the internship.
  2. Register for an account at
  3. Prepare the following to be uploaded to the site
    • A personal statement
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • A transcript (unofficial is sufficient) from your institution
  4. Two letters of recommendation are required to be submitted on your behalf. At least one reference must be from a professor or academic advisor.  The second reference may also be an academic reference or a character reference that can speak to your capabilities and interests as they relate to the internship. You are responsible for checking your application status online to ensure both letters have been submitted.
  5. If you have any questions about the application process please contact Lapenta team at or the contacts on this page
  6. There will be two information sessions for interested students:  October 27, 2-4 pm EDT ( and on December 8, 1:30-3:30 pm EDT (  Lapenta staff members will be on hand to answer questions and provide application guidance.