Month: November 2015

Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology – Apply Feb. 1st

Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology

2011 Cohort

Enjoy Math, Statistics, and Computation?
Intrigued by Big Data?
Eager to Impact Public Health?


The Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences offers diverse undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduates students.


The White House Internship Program – Apply by Jan. 15th!

The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program

The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation.

White House InternshipsThe White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation.

The application for the Summer 2016 White House Internship Program is now open.

To apply for the White House Internship Program, please see Apply Here. For application deadlines and program dates, please seeInternship Timeline and FAQs.

Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program – Apply by Jan. 15th

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the 2016 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Pickering Fellowship Program Benefits

  • Undergraduate candidates: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for the senior year of undergraduate studies, and first year of a master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.
  • Graduate candidates: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  • Orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at the Department of State.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements.

About Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is named in honor of one of the most distinguished and capable American diplomats of the latter half of the 20th century.

Ambassador Pickering served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1997-2000) and as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, and Jordan. He also was the U.S. Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations in New York, where he led the U.S. effort to build a coalition in the UN Security Council during and after the first Gulf War. He has held additional positions in Tanzania, Geneva, and Washington, including as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans, Environmental and Scientific Affairs and as Special Assistant to Secretaries of State William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger. After retiring from the State Department in 2000, Ambassador Pickering joined The Boeing Company as Senior Vice President, International Relations and member of the Executive Council. He serves on a number not-for-profit boards. He holds degrees from Bowdoin College, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the University of Melbourne and speaks French, Spanish, and Swahili fluently and also Arabic, Hebrew and Russian.

WNY Prosperity Fellowship Program

ANNOUNCING:  Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs:
Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York| Application Deadline: Thurs., February 5, 2016

All students will be awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support will be awarded during the academic year will vary in size and may be up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need.  This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Architecture and Planning.

Fellowship eligibility:

* current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;
* should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
* have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
* complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship Application Information sessions (all held in 17 Norton Hall):

*   October 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm
*   November 4, 2015 at noon
*   November 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm
*   November 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm
*   November 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm
*   November 19, 2015 at noon
WNY Prosperity Fellowship, YouTube Video:

New Scholarships on!


Scholarship Descriptions Amount Date Posted
Apple HBCU Scholars Program
This program will offer a one-year scholarship to 30 students selected as Apple Scholars. This award will be applied to the scholars’ final year of study. More importantly, the inaugural class of scholars will receive an opportunity to develop key skills to enhance their resumes and help launch thei click here to view full scholarship details…
$25,000 08/27/2015
SMART Scholarship
Welcome and thank you for your interest in this exciting scholarship opportunity. The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees i click here to view full scholarship details…
$38,000 08/27/2015 Jewelry Scholarship jewelry scholarship is available to all students, regardless of color, race, religion, sex, marital status or nation. $500 award will be given to a successful candidate. Please visit their website for more information. click here to view full scholarship details…
$500 10/17/2015
Scholarship for Teens from Clearasil
Clearasil’s mission is to remind teens that their acne will end, and teachers are the perfect people to deliver this reassuring message. So Clearasil is offering teens the chance to win a $5,000 scholarship if they ask their teacher for a Teacher Truth. (A Teacher Truth is a piece of perspective, wr click here to view full scholarship details…
$5,000 10/14/2015 2015 Jewelry Scholarship is offering one student a $500 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2016 school year. If any alumni wins this scholarship, $500 will be given to the school the alumni graduated from. click here to view full scholarship details…
$500 10/14/2015
Zeta Phi Beta NEF General Undergraduate Scholarship
The Zeta Phi Beta NEF General Undergraduate Scholarship is available to full-time students pursuing a post-secondary education click here to view full scholarship details…
$1,000 10/12/2015
EK Insurance Scholarship
The EK Insurance Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must choose one of the topics offered and submit a 750-1000 word essay to qualify for this award. click here to view full scholarship details…
$500 10/12/2015
NSA Cooperative Education Program
The National Security Agency Cooperative Education Program is open to college freshmen and sophomores who are majoring in computer science, electrical or computer engineering or accounting. Participants in this rotational cooperative program will alternate semesters of full-time work with full-time click here to view full scholarship details…
$500 10/12/2015
Quick Entry Course Hero Scholarship
The $1,000 Quick Entry Course Hero Scholarship is available to high school seniors and students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must create an account for Course Hero, Inc. and submit a response of up to 1000 words on the monthly topic to be eligible. Additionally, you must be a click here to view full scholarship details…
$1,000 10/12/2015
uVolunteer Scholarship
Earn a FREE 4-Week Volunteer Abroad Placement in Costa Rica + Airfare Voucher We believe every college student should have the chance to travel––and make a difference while they do. But if the costs of your volunteer abroad experience have prevented you from jetting off, we want to help. This click here to view full scholarship details…
$500 09/17/2015


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Stony Brook Graduate School Preview Day – November 20th. Register today!

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Stony Brook University

About Graduate School Preview Day

The Center for Inclusive Education in the Graduate School at Stony Brook University will be sponsoring a recruitment event at our beautiful Long Island campus.  This is a rare and special opportunity for interested applicants to meet our graduate students and learn about exactly what it means to pursue a PhD  There will also be workshops on the admissions processes as well as talks on funding, community and professional development.

We are very excited about the informative day we have planned for Graduate School Preview Day at Stony Brook University on Friday, November 20th!

This is a special opportunity for STEM undergraduates to meet our graduate students, post docs, faculty and staff to learn about exactly what it means to pursue a Ph.D.  There will also be workshops on the admissions processes as well as funding your degree.  We will also have a Networking Session during lunch where students can speak to faculty, staff and students from several departments about their particular graduate programs as well as available summer research opportunities here on campus.
All students that attend and plan on applying for fall 2016 start will be eligible to receive an Application Fee Waiver.
If you know undergraduate students who are planning to go to graduate school or would like to hear about summer research programs kindly share the attached flyer.
More information and registration materials can be found here:
Please contact<> if you have any questions.  We hope to see you and your students on November 20th!

George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change – Apply by January 30th!

The George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) program provides opportunities for young people to work on diverse issues related to climate change and its effects in national parks. The George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) program manages paid internships in which undergraduate or beginning graduate students work for approximately 12 weeks on projects in research, interpretation, park operations, policy development, or other fields.


Internship Application Instructions

Funding has been announced for the Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) internships for 2015. Applications are now being accepted. The application deadline is January 30, 2015. Please read on for instructions on applying.

You may log out and return to your in-progress application as many times as you wish until it has been submitted. In order to be considered for an internship, your online application must be complete and in SUBMITTED status by 12:01 pm PST, Friday, January 30, 2015.

How to enter information

  1. You may begin completing the application at any section. To begin, choose a section of the application from the menu or click “Continue” at the bottom of this screen.
  2. Text boxes will hold only a limited amount of text. Before submitting, we suggest you print and examine a hard copy of your application to be certain your responses are complete and accurate.Where longer answers are permitted, the number of available characters will be indicated.
  3. The information you provide will be saved exactly as entered. Therefore, fill out the form carefully, paying attention to spelling, case (do not use all caps), punctuation, et cetera, and give special consideration when entering your contact information.
  4. Begin typing all answers at the extreme left hand side of the response area or box; do not leave a space or indent at the beginning of your answer.

How to SAVE and SUBMIT your data

  1. You must SAVE each time you leave a screen. If you do not click on SAVE or SAVE & CONTINUE, anything entered since you last hit SAVE on that screen will be lost (any work from a previous session will be retained, but any new entries will be lost). The SAVE and SAVE & CONTINUE buttons are at the bottom of your screen.
  2. You may work on your application over as many sessions as you wish, and the status of your application will be IN PROGRESS until you submit it. Once you are satisfied that your application is complete, you must go to the “Submit Application” screen and select SUBMIT APPLICATION.
  3. When you have completed your application, we strongly suggest that you print and read it before submitting, to be sure there are no further revisions you wish to make. If for some reason you need to make changes after your application is submitted, email
  4. Your application status and reference letters must appear as SUBMITTED by 12:01 pm PST, Friday, January 30, 2015 in order for your application to be considered. Information on your application status may be found on the Online Application Portal home page.

How to navigate

  1. Do not use your browser’s “BACK” or “FORWARD” buttons for navigation. Instead, use the navigation links provided along the top of the screen or the buttons at the bottom of each screen.


  1. If you have questions about the application site, please consult Technical Support from the menu in the above right-hand corner. If your question is not answered there, click on the “HELP” link that appears on the top of each screen to submit your query.

University of Washington

Instructions for each section of application:

Please note:  All fields marked in red are required fields.

Student Information:

Contact and Mailing Address:  
Please note:  Only U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals are eligible for YLCC internship positions.

Please fill in each field provided. It will be important for us to know how to reach you if you are selected for an interview.

Personal Information:  
Please note:  The questions regarding your gender and ethnicity are not included in your application materials that are sent to the Parks for review. The National Park Service and the University of Washington are committed to promoting diversity in the YLCC programs and such data assist us in this effort.


To participate in the YLCC Internship program, you must be (a) enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university, (b) enrolled in a graduate program, or (c) currently enrolling in a graduate program. If you are expecting to graduate from your undergraduate institution in the spring of 2015, (c) must apply for you to be eligible for a 2015 summer internship. Please note that these internships are most suitable for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students.

Please tell us where you are currently enrolled in school, what is your major area(s) of study, and what is your expected date of graduation. If you are newly enrolled in or applying to graduate school at this time, please tell us what institution you expect to be attending in the fall of 2015. (If you are currently applying to graduate schools, proof of enrollment into a graduate program will be required before an internship is awarded.)

Please also select your current academic status and tell us your undergraduate GPA. If you are currently in a graduate program, please let us know your graduate GPA.

Additional Information:

Driving Information:
Some positions may require that you operate a motor vehicle in order to perform your job duties. Please indicate your driving status as requested.

Please let us know what is the earliest date that you are available to start an internship. Additionally, please let us know how you heard about the YLCC program. This information really helps us to better promote the YLCC programs!


Please select the internship opportunity(ies) for which you are interested in being considered. You may select up to six.

Document Uploads:

Follow the instructions on the application site to browse and upload files. Files may be of the following types:  .PDF, .DOC, .DOCX. Max file size permitted is 3MB.

Please upload a copy of your college transcripts. Unofficial copies are fine. If you have attended other institutions prior to your current one, please include those transcripts as well. As the application only allows two documents to be uploaded, please combine all of your transcripts into one document.

Please provide a current resume or CV that outlines your educational and employment experiences. If you have never created a resume or CV, before, the following resources may be helpful. Please note, we offer these resources as possible guidance only, and in doing so do not endorse them.

Letters of Reference:

We require two letters of recommendation. It is your responsibility to have these two letters of recommendation sent to us from either current or past employers or teachers. It is also your responsibility to ensure that the letters are submitted by the deadline date.

It is recommended that you select people who can provide the Park staff with a strong picture of both your academic abilities (problem solving, critical thinking, understanding of the basic subject matter helpful to doing the job, writing skills, etc.) as well as job skills (being responsible, taking initiative, ability to work both independently and with a team, etc.). References from a mix of people such as academic advisors, faculty members and past/current employers are the types of people who can usually provide this kind of information.

To request a recommendation, please follow these steps:

  1. Select the “Request a Recommendation” button below and complete the required information in the window that opens.
  2. After you have entered the necessary information, select the “Send E-mail to Recommender” button.
  3. An e-mail request will be sent to the recommender with instructions on how to complete the online recommendation form.
  4. After sending the requests, the recommender’s name will appear in the Recommender box below, with the “Status” of the letter itself.

Please note:  You must enter your recommenders into the system from the application page before they can log into the Online Reference Portal. Please do not ask them to access the system until you have done this.

If you have any question regarding references, please contact

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars are a diverse, committed and creative community of young professionals from around the country who aim to change the face, practice and future of conservation.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington (DDCSP@UW)

Why does human diversity matter to biodiversity?

How does a changing climate affect you?

Is protecting the natural world your job? Could it be?

We’re looking for 20 freshmen and sophomores to join us for an 8-week immersion course this summer.  Our program starts in Seattle and travels to various ExUrban (wildlands and rural) landscapes in Washington addressing urban conservation issues. Scholars don’t have to be environmental science, or even science, majors, but should demonstrate a commitment to the environment and to diversity, and be curious, creative and enthusiastic – incipient change-makers.  Because the program is geared for students early in their college careers, we are only able to take freshmen and sophomores.  If you know of an upper-level undergraduate student or a beginning graduate student looking for an internship, please direct them to the George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change, a program sponsored by the UW College of the Environment and the National Park Service.

Conservation Scholars will:

  • Explore conservation of biodiversity across urban, managed, and protected environments
  • Connect biodiversity conservation to cultural heritage and environmental justice
  • Understand conservation in the context of food systems, water systems, climate systems and ecosystems
  • Network with conservation professionals from agencies, NGOs, and academic institutions

The Year 1 experience, Classroom in the Field, starts on June 19, 2016. Doris Duke Conservation Scholars will have all travel, food and lodging paid during their 8-week summer experience and will receive a stipend of $4,000. The following year scholars will join a Conservation Practice Team, where they will be paired up with conservation professionals and academics for an 8-week team internship.  Like the year prior, they will receive the stipend and travel/housing support.

You can learn more about the program at

Our application will go live on November 16, 2015.   Please let us know at if you have any questions or if you would like to set up a time to talk with us.