Internships

Professional Internship Program at National Energy Tech Lab -Apply by Feb. 15th!

PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (PIP)

The Professional Internship Program is designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the challenges of conducting energy research. It is an opportunity to network with world-class scientists using state-of-the-art equipment and to expand students’ knowledge in their field of study while exposing them to new areas of basic and applied research. Participants interact daily with assigned mentors who guide research activities during the internship. These research activities help transition classroom theory into hands-on experience, helping provide answers to today’s pressing scientific questions. Learn more about core research and development capabilities at NETL here.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CORE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES AT NETL:

  • Carbon Management
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Combustion Science
  • Computational Research
  • Environmental Science
  • Fuel Cell Research
  • Geosciences
  • High Temperature/High Pressure Science
  • Materials Performance
  • Methane Hydrates Research
  • Process Development
  • Reciprocating Engines Research
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sensors and Controls
  • Separations Science
  • Surface Science

 

LENGTH OF APPONTMENT

Undergraduate students: Two weeks to one year initial appointments renewable up to four years

Graduate students: Two weeks to one year initial appointments renewable up to five years

Post-BS: Two weeks to one year initial appointments renewable up to two years

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at a regionally accredited college/university, or a post-baccalaureate within one year of graduation
  • Have an overall minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment

BENEFITS

  • Stipend – All internship programs provide a weekly stipend based upon academic classification and experience.
  • Insurance – Insurance is a requirement for the Professional Internship Program. Currently, no insurance stipend is available for undergraduate students.
  • Inbound/Outbound Travel – Awards are made on a case-by-case basis. To qualify, your residence must be more than 50 miles from the laboratory.
  • On-station Travel – Classified as travel during your appointment, on-station travel is designed to enhance your learning experience by promoting attendance at conferences, workshops, and other educational meetings. Awards are made on a case-by-case basis. Most short-term (e.g., summer) appointments do not qualify for on-station travel.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Application is always open, but for best results, apply by February 15 for summer appointments, June 1 for fall, and October 1 for spring appointments.

For more information, contact Terry Howard at (865) 574-6912 or Terry.Howard@orau.org.

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Eco-Informatics Summer Institute – Apply by Feb. 1st!

The Program

Building on the interdisciplinary Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program at the H.J. Andrews Forest and its information management program, this Summer Institute will (1) train and promote discovery in young scientists who will make basic contributions to ecosystem science, computer science, and mathematics through team-based research and education; (2) promote the pursuit and success of a diverse group of students seeking higher education and research experience in Eco-Informatics, and (3) provide graduates to work in interdisciplinary settings on natural resources management and policy.

Stipend
Students who are admitted to the Eco-Informatics Summer Institute will receive a total stipend of $5,000 spread out over the length of the program. In addition to this stipend, housing and transportation services between Portland international airport and/or Corvallis and the H.J. Andrews Forest will be provided on the first and last day of the program. Lodging includes furnished housing at the H.J. Andrews Forest and OSU campus dorms.

Activities, Events, and Requirements
You are expected to work a 40-hr work week on your research project and participate in the activities below. All projects will include field work which is performed in a setting in which there is potential for regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomfort and unpleasantness, e.g., high temperatures. Field work will require regular and recurring physical exertion such as long periods of standing and walking in normal and challenging terrain. Other student-organized outings are possible, such as hiking in the high cascades and white water rafting on the McKenzie River.

Apply

The application period for the 2017 program is open as of November 1, 2016! 

Project Areas:
Plant-pollinator networks in a changing forest landscape: June 12 to August 18, 2017
Sediment movement across river networks following disturbances: June 19 to August 25, 2017

Orientation will take place during the week of June 19th and final presentations will take place August 17th. Please contact the EISI Program Manager if you have any questions.

To apply, students will be asked to submit by February 1, 2017:

  • CISE REU Common Application
  • Documents via webform
    • A letter of interest describing their
      • Undergraduate experience
      • Interest in the Eco-Informatics REU program
      • Preference for the projects
      • How they will contribute to and benefit from their preferred project
      • Experience working or recreating outdoors
    • A copy of college transcripts
    • A resume that includes names, email addresses, and phone contact information of three references
  • A letter of recommendation directly e-mailed to the EISI Program Manager by their reference

We expect all decisions regarding participants to be made by March 15, 2017.

Eligible Student Participants: Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Undergraduate students must have completed their sophomore year. A current undergraduate student is a student enrolled both before and after summer in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate. Students who have received associate degrees and are transferring from one institution to another but are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer are eligible to participate. Someone who has completed an undergraduate degree IS NOT elegible regardless of enrollment in graduate school for this coming fall.

Review Criteria: Consistent with OSU’s policy, we will review student applications based on a broad selection of indicators for potential rather than reliance on only GPA or GRE scores. These indicators include (a) internship and/or volunteering experience with a federal, state, or local agency, charity, or other group, (b) experience or clear interest in mathematics and/or computer science and/or engineering, (c) ability to write clearly, (d) demonstrated initiative for independent work, as in independent study, special projects, etc., (e) experience or clear interest in working in outdoor settings, and (f) strong recommendations from faculty and/or the public and/or private sector.

Biochemical Markers Fellowship – Apply by Jan. 20th!

Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Reference Code
CDC-NCEH-2017-0001
How To Apply

A complete application consists of:

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to CDCrpp@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application deadline
1/20/2017 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone
Academic Levels
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduates
Description

A summer fellowship opportunity is available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DLS develops and applies laboratory science to prevent disease and death caused by exposure to toxic substances, and to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of selected chronic diseases.

Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the selected participant will use state-of-the-art equipment to address topics relevant to public health. Opportunities may include:

  • Developing and applying new analytical methods aimed at characterizing and quantitating biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases
  • Assessing a variety of markers in biological specimens (such as serum or urine)
  • Developing reference materials

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is for one summer (May 22 through July 28, 2017) and is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

Qualifications
  • Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences may apply. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered.  Those who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and will be enrolled in graduate school in Fall 2017 are also eligible.
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree , Master’s degree , or Doctoral degree or have received one of these degrees within 12 months.
  • Affirmation: I certify that I am a current undergraduate and graduate student OR that I have completed a bachelor’s degree within the past 12 months and will be enrolled in graduate school in Fall 2017.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Physics (All)
    • Earth and Geosciences (All)
    • Engineering (All)
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (All)
    • Other Physical Sciences (All)
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (All)
    • Nanotechnology (All)
  • Veteran Status: None

SERC Internship Program in Environmental Studies – Apply by Feb. 1st!

Internships

https://serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/projectmenu.aspx

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and public engagement. This program enables students to work on independent research projects under the direction of a SERC mentor.

Since 2001 the SERC internship program has been a National Science Foundation REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) site. With this funding, along with generous donations from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee and university partnerships, we are able to provide internship opportunities to qualified students looking to further their knowledge in the natural sciences.

Interns projects span the range of research conducted at SERC, including environmental chemistry, marine and esturaine ecology, molecular ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Projects are also offered in public engagement, with opportunities in environmental education, citizen science, and science writing. Although students will become familiar with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to an independent research project. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.

As an additional educational benefit, SERC maintains an ongoing seminar program that is designed to bring in noted outside speakers on a variety of topics in the environmental sciences. We also offer experiential field trips to the Smithsonian museums and galleries on the National Mall.

Eligibility

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and Master’s students, or students who have recently graduated from undergraduate or Master’s programs. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

The Smithsonian is committed to ensuring that all intern applicants are treated equitably in an environment that is free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, gender stereotyping, pregnancy, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, parental or marital status, or genetic information.

Interns are selected based on academic credentials, relevant training or experience, letters of recommendation, and how well the student’s expressed goals align with the internship program.

The specific dates and duration of the internship appointment are arranged between the supervisor and the student. However, internship appointments are generally full time (40 hours per week), 10 to 16 weeks in length, and coincide with standard academic semesters and summer terms.

SERC offers an REU Site Program in Global Change Biology. You can learn more about the REU Site Program by clicking here. REU funding is only available in the summer for current undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

There are also grant funded interns who are expected to work on smaller parts of larger scale projects. Grant funded interns can be current undergraduates, recent grads, or Master’s students and funding may be available year round.

All students are encouraged to apply. Typically we have a number of funding sources supporting a variety of students at all stages of their careers. All interns are required to complete a research project and present their findings at the end of their internship. 

CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College – Due Jan. 31!

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
https://www.morehouse.edu/centers/phsi/http/www.morehouse.edu/centers/phsi/phlfp.html
The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College is a rigorous 10-week summer program (May 22, 2017- August 8, 2017) designed to prepare underrepresented undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities. The program includes 2 weeks of public health educational training at Morehouse College with didactic learning in topics that include introduction to public health, introduction to biostatistics, introduction to epidemiology, scientific writing, and international health. Students also receive 3 days of training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. During the final 8 weeks of the program, each student is paired with a mentor to conduct a hands-on research project within CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

Throughout the duration of the internship, students participate in weekly forums with opportunities for learning about public health leadership challenges faced by accomplished guest lecturers with experience across a broad range of sectors. Students also receive weekly coaching support and participate in a leadership skills webinar series. The content of this leadership curriculum is based on the following public health leadership competencies: public health leadership principles; collaboration and partnerships; articulating mission and vision; dialogue; team building; developing collaborative relationships to achieve goals; applying social justice principles; motivating others; and demonstrating transparency, integrity, and honesty in all actions.

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College is geared toward currently enrolled or recently graduated students at the undergraduate level with an interest in reducing health disparities through careers in public health.

ELIGIBILTIY

*   Current junior, senior, or recent graduate (within one year) of an undergraduate institution
*   Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
*   U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

To apply, please visit: https://www.morehouse.edu/centers/phsi/http/www.morehouse.edu/centers/phsi/phlfp.html

NYS Thruway Authority Internship

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking student interns in the Engineering field.  Students will work approximately 20 hours per week during regular business hours, beginning on or about as soon as possible.  Qualified students will earn $15 per hour, with no benefits.  The Authority is willing to collaborate with the college to establish criteria for an unpaid internship for which the student would earn school credit.

Please share this information with Engineering students who have a concentration in Civil Engineering.  The Authority prefers applicants in their Junior or Senior year of an engineering program, but will also consider students with strong experience in CADD, along with applicable engineering coursework.

Applications are available at http://www.thruway.ny.gov/about/jobs/index.html and should be mailed, along with a resume listing relevant coursework, to:

Ms. Aja Lownes
Office of Equal Opportunity
NYS Thruway Authority
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, NY 12209

Student intern positions are available in our offices in Suffern, Albany, Liverpool and Cheektowaga.  The student should indicate a preferred location when sending the application and resume.

If there are any questions regarding the internship, please contact Ms. Lownes at (518) 436-3083.

AISES National Conference Travel Award – Apply by September 7th!

The Annual AISES National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development! Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies!

http://conference.aises.org/registration/travel-scholarships

AISES is pleased to announce that it will begin accepting applications for travel scholarships to this year’s National Conference in Minneapolis, MN November 10-12, 2016.  These scholarships will provide travel assistance to college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.  Students must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited two-year college or four-year college/university or a full-time student and enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree.

Award Amount:

Awards will vary in amount and are meant to help cover the following expenses: roundtrip airfare, lodging, and conference registration. Any remaining funds after those items will help to cover the cost of other associated travel costs and/or meals.

Once an award is made, AISES will:

  • Purchase roundtrip airfare;
  • Make hotel accommodations, students will be assigned a roommate; and
  • Send awardees a code to register themselves.

Meals not provided at the conference, parking fees, and transportation to the airport are the student’s responsibility.  Likewise, expenses that exceed the scholarship amount are the student’s responsibility.  AISES will only provide lodging for three (4) nights on November 9, 10, and 11, 2016.  Students’ travel days will be Wednesday, November 9th and Sunday, November 13, 2016.

Travel scholarship winners must attend all events and abide by the AISES Code of Conduct.  Failure to attend all scheduled events and violating the AISES Code of Conduct will result in the forfeiture of all or a portion of the scholarship. View the AISES code of conduct.

Eligibility

Eligible students must be pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.  Students must be enrolled as full-time students in their field of study during the fall 2016 semester.

Applicants MUST meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must have a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA).  Latest official transcripts (issued by your school registrar’s office) are required;
  • Must be a full-time (12 credit hours or more) student at a two- year or four-year college or university, enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree (not a certificate) in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field;
  • Must be a member of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is Alaskan Native; or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group to which affiliation is claimed; or is a Native Hawaiian.  Official Documentation identifying the student must be provided; and
  • Must be a member of AISES to apply.  To obtain an AISES membership go to http://www.aises.org/membership/

Applications open on Thursday, July 28, 2016.
Application Deadline:  The application deadline is September 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.

Notification

Notification of scholarship awards will be made no later than September 21, 2016.  If you have not heard from AISES by then, please call or email (preferred).

Application Process

AISES only accepts applications submitted online via our online scholarship platform.

A general application form is completed by the student online. No paper applications are accepted. This general application requires the student to complete questions and submit documents that are relevant to all AISES scholarship programs, which will allow the scholarship platform to determine which scholarships the applicant is eligible for. The system then prompts the student to apply for those scholarships and requests any additional information or documentation required by a particular scholarship that is not already addressed within the general application.

Students will create an account in the system.  They will create their own user name and password, which they may use any time to re-access the system.  This access is key, as students are responsible for ensuring that their documents and other requirements are in the system and that the information is up-to-date, especially contact information.  AISES program staff communicate primarily via email, thus email addresses should be current and email checked regularly.  If your email address changes, it is your responsibility to inform AISES program staff.

BEGIN APPLICATION

Please be aware that AISES does not inform students if their application is incomplete or if letters of recommendation have not been received by the system, etc. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that requested and appropriate documentation has been uploaded into the system and/or received.  Likewise, the applicant must follow-up with references, registrar’s offices, etc., to ensure they are aware of deadlines and to allow sufficient time to get required documents in time. In order to keep the process fair and equitable, no exceptions are made for missed deadlines, as other applicants have worked hard to get their info in on time.

Students are required to submit an essay regarding why they would like to attend the AISES National Conference.

Required documents include:  letters of reference (2), official college (or high school transcripts for newly enrolled freshmen) transcripts, official proof of tribal membership, official fall enrollment verification, and a current resume or CV.

For more information about these travel scholarships, please contact Kyle Coulon at 720-552-6123 ext. 108 or email him at kcoulon@aises.org.

Immunization Services Fellowship — CDC

Opportunity
Immunization Services Fellowship — CDC
Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Program
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
Reference Code
CDC-NCIRD-2016-0124
How To Apply

A complete application consists of:

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to CDCrpp@orau.org.  Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Academic Levels
  • Post-Master’s
  • Post-Bachelor’s
Description

A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Immunization Services Division within the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta Georgia.

The fellow will assist the Immunization Services Division with creating and performing an evaluation of products, activities, and programs conducted by the Communications and Education Branch designed to improve immunization knowledge, uptake, and confidence. Evaluation components may include economic analysis, process analysis, and assessment of outcomes and impact.

The fellow will participate in the following activities:

  • Supporting NCIRD staff in development of a sound evaluation model that can be used to determine the success of the communications, education, or billing program.
  • Improving knowledge and understanding of, immunization programs, health care insurance, medical billing, and their relationship to services provided by public health.
  • Meeting with state immunization grantees, internal stakeholders, and national partners to allow for the collection and analysis of the data necessary for evaluation.
  • Presenting the evaluation model and the findings to NCIRD leadership. He/she will also be encouraged to seek out opportunities to share findings in national conference forums that will reach other centers within CDC, State and local public health departments, and partners at the national level.
  • Identifying key venues to reach constituents (e.g., matte articles for publications, newsletters).

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree in public health or related field is required. Applicants must have received their degree within the last five years to qualify for this program.
  • A master’s degree in public health is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of analysis software such as SAS, EXCEL, and Access is desired.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree or have received one of these degrees within 60 months.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (All)
  • Veteran Status: None

Environmental Management Summer Internship – Apply by Feb. 28th

Argonne National Laboratory is seeking highly motivated and energetic undergraduate students interested in an environmental management summer internship. This program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM), provides students from Minority Serving Institutions an opportunity to conduct research with a focus on environmental management and cleanup.

This 10-week paid summer research experience balances time between engagement with relevant research activities, content driven seminars, laboratory tours showcasing cutting-edge science and technology, career development activities and social events.

To be eligible, students must:

*   Be currently enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student from a Minority Serving Institution<http://anl.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=12b0bf5a3c2bf2e87f5cab8a4&id=04657ca96f&e=cae4e058b9>. It is up to each institution to determine if they are eligible.
*   Be 18 years or older at the start of the program.
*   U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident at the time of applying.
*   Have a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
*   Proof of coverage under a health insurance plan for the duration of their internship.
To apply, students must:

*   Complete the online application<http://anl.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=12b0bf5a3c2bf2e87f5cab8a4&id=79f0394817&e=cae4e058b9>.
*   Submit two letters of recommendation.
Over the years, Argonne has supported thousands of students in their explorations of STEM research careers; provided access to cutting-edge research facilities and fostered relationships with world-class scientists all within 30 miles of Chicago.

Please share with your networks. For information about DOE-EM’s MSIPP Internships, contact the MSIPP Program Manager, Connie Yung, at (803) 725-9032 or atconnie.yung@srnl.doe.gov<mailto:connie.yung@srnl.doe.gov>.

MSIPP Internships

The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) Internships is a new program to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) related disciplines that compliment current and future missions of DOE national laboratories. The MSIPP Internships program is designed to provide an enhanced training environment for next generation scientists and engineers by exposing them to research challenges unique to our industry.

MSIPP Interns will be given the opportunity to complete Summer Internships aligned with ongoing U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) research under the direction of a host national laboratory. The internship will be performed at the host national laboratory, utilizing their facilities and equipment under the guidance of a senior research staff member.

Minority Serving Institutions are institutions of higher education enrolling populations with significant percentages of undergraduate minority students.

Deadline
Online application opens:  January 22, 2016
Applications due:  February 28, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET
Recommendations due:  March 6, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET

Final selection and appointment is by rolling admission, and is made at the discretion of the MSIPP Internships Program Manager.  The selection process will take place throughout the application time period, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Opportunities

Undergraduates, Post-BS and AAS, MS, and PhD – all majors
Stipend based on academic status, Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible), Full-time and part-time appointments, Professional development activities, Minimum GPA  – 2.5/4.0, U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR)

http://www.orau.org/ornl/applicants/

We welcome you to browse our educational opportunities by selecting the category that best describes you. The following links provide an overview of the different types of programs available through the Science Education Programs at ORNL.