Student and Career Opportunities

Come work with us! CIRES is a world-class research institute where we value diversity, inclusion and equity. Our jobs, graduate school opportunities, postdoctoral and sabbatical fellowships and public-facing research and outreach further our mission to ensure a sustainable future environment.
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Start here to browse current CIRES job openings, book an information interview with Susan Sullivan, or join the mailing list to be informed of opportunities.

Undergraduate Opportunities

Prospective undergraduate students should review our partner departments and programs above, in the graduate opportunities section. Undergraduates in CIRES participate in research experiences for undergraduates, work in laboratories as undergraduate research assistants, or help run CIRES as part of the administrative team.

Graduate Opportunities

Prospective graduate students can explore departments and potential advisors here, with support from CIRES D&I. Book an information interview, apply for a campus visit or browse the department graduate admissions pages here.

Postdoctoral Opportunities

CIRES hires approximately 30 postdoctoral researchers per year. Find opportunities through the Jobs at CIRES page or through the Visiting Fellows Postdoctoral program below.

Researcher and Professional Opportunities

CIRES hires research scientists, engineers, communicators, accountants, writers, educators, computing professionals and more. See the Jobs at CIRES page for open opportunities. Feel free to book an information interview with Susan Sullivan to answer questions about living in Boulder, questions about CIRES' workplace culture or whatever is on your mind.

Pre-college K12 Opportunities

CIRES provides professional development for teachers, classroom curriculum, and public outreach and events in environmental sciences. See the CIRES Education and Outreach program website for everything the program has to offer.