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The JPL Education Office manages numerous internship opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Find the program that's right for you, click on the banner above!
OSSI is a NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Opportunities for students in other disciplines are available.
Students have the ability to search and apply for all types of NASA internship, fellowship, scholarship opportunities in one system. A single internship or fellowship application places students in the applicant pool for consideration by mentors for all NASA internships or fellowships.
This program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (those holding a green card.)
All programs for 2015 are listed at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram and include projects in Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Microbiology, Minority Health Disparities, Nanotechnology, Optics and Laser Physics, Redox Biology, and Virology.
Their online application makes it easy for students to apply.
Priority review of applications begins Monday, February 2 and all applications are due by Monday, March 2.
Date: June 6-August 8, 2015
Location: UC Berkeley
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015
What is the TTE REU Program? A 9-week program that introduces energy research to community college students who are motivated by science and engineering. TTE REU research projects have a focus on:
Summer interns have the opportunity to join Berkeley researchers working in a collaborative and innovative environment on energy-related problems.
Commitment to Diversity: TTE REU is committed to broadening participation in science and engineering. We strongly encourage students from historically under-represented groups in science and engineering to apply to our internship program, including students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged or first-generation college students. Our program is designed to promote future student success by providing support through mentoring, research training, and various networking activities.
Questions: Contact TTE REU Program Manager, Lea Manager at email@example.com or 510-664-4882.
National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Deadlines are in late October and early November. (Check website for details)
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship. Participate in HSFI’s webinar on NSF GRFP before the deadline to learn the traits of a competitive application http://hsfi-nsf.eventbrite.com
The AGC Education and Research Foundation (AGCERF) Scholarships
Deadline: November 1, 2014
The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET orACCE-accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs.
Women in Aviation, International Scholarships
Deadline: November 17, 2014
To apply you must be a member of Women in Aviation, International prior to November 1, 2014. * Men can apply for scholarships as well as women unless the sponsor specifies that the scholarship is for women only.
2015 RASC-AL Aerospace Concepts Design Competition
Notice of Intent Requested by: November 3, 2014
Deadline: January 11, 2015
NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace announce the 2015 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage, or RASC-AL, Aerospace Concepts competition. RASC-AL is a design project competition for university-level engineering students and faculty. The RASC-AL competition is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in engineering or science at an accredited university. University design teams must include one faculty or industry advisor with a university affiliation and two or more undergraduate or graduate students. A group of universities may also collaborate on a design project entry. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged. Concepts derived from the design projects could potentially be implemented by NASA.
The 2015 RASC-AL contest challenges participants to design projects based on real NASA problems, responding to one of four themes:
2014 Geothermal Student Competition
NASA National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS)
National Energy Technology Laboratory - Office of Research and Development Deadline July 21, 2014
Fund your research and professional development in Australia Deadline June 30, 2014
Fall SULI Applications now open
NASA Fall 2014 Internships & Scholarships
LAVC JPL Undergraduate Scholar
National Energy Technology Laboratory - Office of Research and Development
Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) seeks a motivated recent baccalaureate graduate interested in being part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary research team in the geologic and environmental sciences focus area. NETL’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) conducts research to advance the clean production and efficient utilization of domestic energy resources.
The deadline to apply is July 21, 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html.
NASA Fall 2014 Internship applications due June 1, 2014
The NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 NASA Internship opportunities nationwide. These are full-time 16 week internships with an educational stipend for the duration of the opportunity. To apply, please visit https://intern.nasa.gov and complete the "Internship" application. Please ensure to select specific opportunities ("Search Opportunities") after you have completed the student application. All application components must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on June 1, 2014.
NASA Scholarship application deadline extended to June 2, 2014!
NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation's air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles. ARMD is undertaking a scholarship program focused on aeronautical research and related degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
• Two (2) $10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center
The program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Refer to Public Law 109-155-DEC. 30, 2005, 119 STAT. 2927, 42 USC 16741, Section 431 NASA Aeronautics Scholarships. The term "nationals" refers to native residents of a possession of the United States such as American Samoa. It does not refer to a citizen of another country who has applied for U.S. citizenship. Persons who hold permanent resident status or foreign students are not eligible. Proof of citizenship will be required upon formal offer.
Applications should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at intern.nasa.gov. Applicants should be sure to select “scholarship” for the type of application and complete the supplemental aeronautics scholarship section.
Fund your research and professional development in Australia
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship programme that provides up to AU$272,500 for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world.
Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides up to AU$272,500 for eligible non-Australians, including Americans and Canadians, to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to four (4) years.
Endeavour Research Fellowships provides up to AU$24,500 for American and Canadian postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers to undertake 4-6 months of research in Australia.
Endeavour Executive Fellowship provides up to AU$18,500 professional development opportunities of (1 to 4 months) for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from eligible participating countries.
Applications close June 30, 2014
(Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
For more information or to apply, visit http://orau.org/endeavourscholarships
Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are marketed in the U.S. and Canada by ORAU on behalf of the Australian Government.
Fall SULI application is now open
The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists WDTS), is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2014 Fall Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program,with all required application materials, including recommendations, due by 5:00 PM ET on May 30, 2014. The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories, where selected students participate as interns appointed at participating host labs. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.
Further information, including program eligibility, requirements, host lab participation, and access to the online application system are found at:
with inquiries or questions made using:
The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories. The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
SEARCH FOR LAVC JPL Undergraduate Scholar
Download JPL Undergraduate Scholarship Student Information Sheet
The JPL Undergraduate Scholars Program (JPLUS) recognizes achievement and high potential in students attending community colleges closest to JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) and Pasadena. Students must be studying engineering, physical science, computer science or mathematics to be eligible for JPLUS. In addition to a recognition award, students will be provided with activities (seminars, workshops and conferences) designed to become aware of and prepare for undergraduate research fellowship opportunities.
Successful candidate will be informed of selection by May 16, 2014.
For any questions, please email Dr. Luz Shin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 818-947-2393.
2014 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Summer Faculty Research Program
For more information, visit http://jsfrp.jpl.nasa.gov/
Applications are currently being accepted for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2014 Summer Faculty Research Program. This program provides opportunities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, faculty to engage in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and a JPL researcher. Non-STEM faculty will be considered based on available opportunities.
To be eligible to participate in the program, a potential fellow must hold a full-time appointment at an accredited university or college in the U.S. Special requirements for foreign national faculty members may apply. Fellows are required to submit a research report and present their work at the end of the session.
The program awards $13,500 fellowships for the 10-week session Please note that stipend payments or salaries from other federal funding sources, including research grants and contracts, may not be accepted during the 10-week tenure of a JPL faculty research appointment.
2014 Geothermal Student Competition
US Department Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program and Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education are pleased to announce the 2014 Geothermal Student Competition. The Geothermal Student Competition seeks students interested in building and showcasing scientific research, communication and leadership skills to promote geothermal energy as a player in the nation’s renewable energy future. This year’s event focuses on a non-technical barrier to geothermal development: public communications. Energy production can be a complex topic to explain to a broad public audience, and describing energy that comes from a subsurface environment—difficult to visualize for many—amplifies the challenge of explaining geothermal energy, how it works, and how it can benefit consumers.
This year’s Competition focuses on a non-technical barrier to geothermal development: public communications. Students are asked to develop a cutting-edge geothermal communications tool that integrates accurate, technical information with a graphical visualization infographic. Students will also create an outreach plan to disseminate the infographic to local middle and high schools.
Who Should Apply?
Teams may consist of undergraduates and/or graduate students. High school seniors are encouraged to apply.
Where do I Apply?
The Competition application, guidelines, and further details can all be found on the Competition website: http://orise.orau.gov/geothermal
The five most compelling and competitive applications will receive a total award of $2,500, where $2000 is expected to be used as project development funds (stipend) and $500 is to develop an outreach presentation for middle and high school students.
• Feb. 21: Application page opens
• April 5: Round 1 deliverables due: Project plan, Communications and Education Strategy, and Infographic mock-up due.
For more information please contact Dr. Desmond Stubbs, Program Manager by Email: Desmond.Stubbs@orau.org
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships
Application deadline: January 6, 2014
Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses.
10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more…
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences,environmental science, emergency and incident management,social sciences, and more.
U.S. citizenship required
Detailed information about the internships can be found at:http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/
Please share this information with students and colleagues at your academic institution/organization.
A flier is located at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/files/HS-STEMflier2014.pdf
Fall 2014 SULI application is now open
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program – Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2014!
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program, sponsored by the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), U.S. Department of Energy, is now accepting applications for a10-week summer internship. MLEF’s mission is to improve opportunities for women and minority students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The program allows students to apply their academic achievements to actual research while gaining hands-on experience.
Selected MLEF Fellows will receive a bi-weekly stipend, approved travel costs to/from their host site and will attend a Technical Forum to present their project at the end of the internship.
To qualify for the program, students must:
For more information or to complete an application, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef.
Application period closes January 15, 2014.
- Download the 2014 E3S TTE Research Program Information Flyer
June 7 - August 9
The TTE Summer Research Program, organized by the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, in partnership with the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems and theSynthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, provides research experience for undergraduates (REU) who are enrolled in community colleges. Opportunities currently available are in the following technical areas:
- Learn about research by past TTE interns.
Community college students who are the first in their family to go to college, come from low-income backgrounds, are from underserved communities, and/or are women, and/or veterans are encouraged to apply.
Download and READ the TTE Research Program Information & Application Packet before filling out the application on-line.
Download or print the Letter of Recommendation Form . Provide your recommenders the form and inform your recommenders their letters must be RECEIVED by our office no later than January 31, 2014. They may send their recommendations via email, fax or regular mail.
Send sample work and an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) via email, fax or regular mail. Please note you must send a transcript for every undergraduate institution you have attended. Admitted applicants will be asked to submit an official transcript at the time of acceptance.
Complete the on-line application. Click here to apply on-line.
Applications by mail or fax will NOT be accepted.
ATTN: Lea Marlor, Program Manager
University of California
562 Sutardja Dai Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1764
Fax: (510) 666-2022
Visit: http:/orise.orau.gov/doescholars/ for more information or to apply.
Deadline is January 12, 2014!
The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.
Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:
Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university.
The program is open to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.
Or visit: http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars
NEBRASKA'S SUMMER PROGRAM
Nebraska’s summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to a new interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program doing research in and around the social sciences. A complete listing of faculty mentors and research project descriptions can be found on our website at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses, and more.
Summer 2014 programs include:
During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Monday, February 17. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.
Please feel free to forward this to your students or to download our flyer to post. If you or your students have questions, please feel free to contact me directly.
Please contact Amanda VanOver at Amanda.VanOver@orau.org for additional questions on the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) or Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has a long history and interest in providing hands-on research experiences to students at all academic levels. Over the years, these research experience programs have enhanced students' academic curricula and at the same time have helped the Laboratory (1) develop its own workforce and (2) contribute to the national vision for excellence in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. ORNL is a multi-program science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department (DOE) by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of sciences, engineering, mathematics, and technology. ORNL scientists are also fully supportive of their responsibility to help mentor the next generation of scientists.
You must meet the qualifications of all programs if you would like to complete an application. You can find the eligibility requirements on the program postings.
Applicants are selected based on academic achievements, scientific interests, and career goals.
Participants will receive a stipend based on academic level. Plus some programs provide a housing allowance, and one round trip to and from the lab from your university or home. Certain eligibility requirements will need to be met in order to be eligible for the housing and travel. See information provided on web site.
Please visit http://www.orau.org/ornl and click on your academic level to learn more about educational programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Complete your profile in the Talent and Opportunity System (TOppS) system and then apply to one or all of the program postings. Applications must be submitted via the TOppS system. See the programs web sites for suggested deadline dates.
NCAS encourages community college students to explore the exciting possibilities of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging them in an online & hands-on NASA based team experience. Through a competitive process, applicants are required to complete web-based modules in addition to meeting basic qualifications. Selected students embark upon a 3-day onsite robotics team design challenge at a NASA Center. With this exciting STEM based experience, they will work in teams to complete the challenge, tour the NASA facilities, & interact directly with NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists! All travel and accommodation expenses are paid at no cost to the student
Spring 2014 workshops will be held at:
The Application deadline is November 26, 2013
Please visit the website to apply and for more information: http://ncas.aerospacescholars.org/
If you would like additional info or brochures, feel free to contact:
NCAS Program Coordinator, Maria Chambers @ 281.244.1496 or email@example.com
The Office of Science /Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2014 Spring Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, with all required application materials, including recommendations, due by 5:00 PM ET on October 1, 2013. The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories, where selected students participate as interns appointed at participating host labs. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.