Research in D.C. Area/Science and Engineering
Association of Public Health Laboratories Fellowship and Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program
Description: The EID program , sponsored by APHL and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives involving infectious disease research. The EID Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship is a one-year program designed for bachelor’s or master’s level scientists, with emphasis on the practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases.
Location: Throughout the U.S. at host laboratories
Field: Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Public Health
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and have completed their bachelor’s degree by the time the fellowship begins
Funding: The annual stipend (2009) is $32,039 for fellows with a bachelor’s degree. Fellows are also provided with comprehensive medical insurance, travel to the interviews, orientation, and host laboratory and a professional development allowance.
PLEASE NOTE: The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program is currently on hiatus due to budget cuts. APHL plans to launch a revised public health laboratory fellowship program in 2016. Please check our website for updates in the fall of 2016. - See more at: http://www.aphl.org/mycareer/fellowships/eid/Pages/default.aspx#sthash.UoDV9iJ9.dpuf
Carnegie Institution of Washington Summer Scholars Program
Description: The Geophysical Laboratory and the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, a nonprofit scientific research institution located in Washington DC, have been leaders in earth science research and education since their founding. The goal of our summer internship program is to provide eligible undergraduate students with a participatory introduction to scientific research. Fundamental investigations in the geosciences (experimental petrology, mineralogy, mineral physics, seismology), planetary sciences and astronomy, and related chemical sciences (inorganic and organic geochemistry, cosmochemistry) are pursued. During a ten-week summer program, undergraduate students will conduct an individual research project with guidance from a GL or DTM staff member.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Field: Science, Geoscience, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Biology, Astronomy
Eligibility: Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in geoscience, physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, astronomy or a related field, who are considering scientific research as a potential career, are encouraged to apply. To be eligible to participate in the program, students must have completed at least 30 semester-hour credits by the start of the summer program, and be either citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.
Funding: Participants receive a $4,600 stipend and housing.
Department of Energy Scholars Program
Description: 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 for a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide. The DOE Scholars Program presents you with the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE at various stages in your education.
Locations: Multiple DOE offices and research facilities across the United States.
Fields: 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.
Eligibility: U.S. citizenship and at least 16 years of age. Undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate of a U.S. accredited institute of higher education.
Funding: Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status). Stipends will be deposited to your bank account in accordance with the stipend schedule provided. You should be prepared to cover all expenses for the first 30 days of your appointment. Travel reimbursement is also provided.
Deadline: January 15.
Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
Description: The Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health is a 10-week summer program that provides undergraduates with a graduate-level, independent research project in the biomedical or public health field. For a printable one page handout about DSIP, click here. Students work under the direct mentoring of accomplished Johns Hopkins researchers, gaining valuable experience in a collaborative, challenging and fun environment. The Diversity Summer Internship Program welcomes applicants from all over the United States, including underrepresented and economically disadvantaged areas.
Eligibility: Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program within a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply. Applicants should have completed two years of study prior to beginning the program. Preference is given to students who have one or two years of undergraduate study remaining and seniors who have applied to a graduate program in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Students from underrepresented minority groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in public health, science, and medicine are encouraged to apply. The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
Fields: Biomedical Sciences and Public Health.
Funding: Stipend amounts will vary depending upon faculty mentor. The minimum stipend is $3,000. Applicants are encouraged to seek sponsorship from their departments at their undergraduate institutions or from other funding sources.
Deadline: You must apply online between November 1 and February 1.
Food & Water Watch Fish Policy & Research Internships
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we
consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all
enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of
where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water
flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of
oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate
about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared
resources — under public control. They offer a number of internships several of which are research internships, see their page for details.
Summer Internship Program (SIP) (Underrepresented Students), Johns Hopkins University
Description: The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one - two or more years of college. The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Eligibility: Students must have completed one year of college (i.e., frehsman) and be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident to apply to the Pulmonary Medicine, Institute of NanoBioTechnology or Stanley Summer Scholars divisions; students must have completed two years of college (i.e., sophomore) and be either a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident or international student currently studying in the U.S. to apply to the Basic Science Institute division; students much have completed two years of college (i.e., sophomore) and be a U.S. citizen to apply to the Bloomberg School of Public Health or Brady Urological division of the program. Basic Science Institute students must have a demonstrated interest and potential to pursue a PhD degree.
Fields: STEM fields, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health
Funding: The program runs ten weeks and a minimum stipend of $3,000 is provided. Housing is provided near our undergraduate campus.
Deadline: February 1
Johns Hopkins University, Summer Internship, Center for Computational Biology, Institute of Genetic Medicine
Description: The internship program will provide you with hands-on research experience as part of ongoing research projects with bioinformatics and genomics faculty in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Biostatistics, and Biology, and in the Institute of Genetic Medicine. Current areas of research include analysis of high-throughput DNA sequence data to characterize genes and their variations, studies of the microbiome, assembly of whole-genome shotgun data from various species, and the development of new computational and statistical methods for other genome analysis problems. The program involves full-time research for 8-12 weeks between May and August. In 2015 the program (for college students) will run from May 26th to July 31st, but we can make accommodations if you need to start a bit later.
Location: Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD
Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduates and to high school students.
Funding: $4000-$4500 for undergraduates.
Deadline: February 15
The Leadership Alliance
Description: The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors.
Location: There are twenty-one sites at colleges and universities throughout the country. Three sites for the program are in the Metro DC area: Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Howard University. You can view a chart of sites and subject areas.
Field: Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Humanities
Eligibility: Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better; have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program; demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD/PhD; documented US citizenship or permanent resident status; and attend an accredited public or private college or university in the U.S. or its territories, as recognized by the US Department of Education.
Funding: The internship pays all expenses, providing students with a competitive stipend, travel, and housing.
Deadline: February 1.
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship, U.S. Department of Energy
Description: For 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). This program has mentored several hundred of the best and brightest students from across the nation for future careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) and provided insight into how the DOE is working to meet the energy challenges of the future. MLEF was awarded the Secretary of Energy's EEO/Diversity Best Practices Award in 2007. The goal of the MLEF program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in STEM majors, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.
Locations: Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, DC and Germantown, MD; National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR; Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA; Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Fields: STEM disciplines.
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens. Students must be at least 18 years of age at time of application and be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher). GPA of 3.0 and above.
Funding: Undergraduate students receive a weekly stipend of $600. some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.
Deadline: December 30
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering (National Institutes of Health) Summer Internship Program
Description: The NIBIB-sponsored Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) is for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. The 10 week program, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Lutz, BESIP Program Director, is scheduled from June 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015. The internship will allow rising senior bioengineering students to participate in cutting edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, MD. Selected by a nationwide competition, the interns will have the opportunity to indicate preferences from a list of available NIH projects that involve areas of engineering or physical science expertise. The students will participate in group meetings, attend planned lectures and laboratory visits, and be encouraged to submit posters to the NIH Poster Day where summer interns from all disciplines present their projects. Check the website for the current project list.
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Fields: Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences
Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have completed at least three years of undergraduate study in a biomedical engineering or bioengineering degree program by the start of the 2015 summer, be returning to an undergraduate program for at least one term after the summer program, and be present at the Bethesda campus for the entire ten-week program (early June-early August).
Funding: The BESIP summer stipend includes a base stipend plus a supplement to cover the high cost of living in the Bethesda area, which adds up to approximately $6,600 for 10 weeks. Housing costs are paid by the intern from this stipend. The 16 selected interns are typically housed in four two-bedroom, two-bath condominiums in the Bethesda area, with each condo having four interns. The apartments are close to NIH and convenient to public transportation. Intern must pay travel expenses to and from Bethesda from stipend.
Deadline: February 9
National Institutes of Health Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships, Department of Bioethics
Description: The Department of Bioethics is pleased to offer a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and pre-doctoral (post-baccalaureate) fellowships (fellowship begins in September). Our interdisciplinary department strives to create an academic environment where our fellows have the opportunity to learn many aspects of bioethics, as well as support to develop and implement an independent scholarship agenda, with guidance from faculty mentors. Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of the department, and study ethical issues related to conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics, and health policy. Post-baccalaureate and post-doctoral fellows participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH. Fellows conduct mentored conceptual and empirical research related to the ethics of health policy, human subjects research, international research ethics, genetics, or other bioethical topics of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals. Fellowships are two years in length and stipends are based on the applicant's previous experience and the current US government schedule. Past post-doctoral fellows have gone on to academic careers in philosophy, medicine, law, science, health policy, political science, and related departments; some are also active in legal practice, the medical field, and in government jobs. Past pre-doctoral fellows have attended top graduate programs in numerous fields including medicine, law, public health, health policy, psychology and sociology.
Eligibility: Interest in bioethics, previous experience not required. Completed or expected to complete undergraduate degree prior to start of fellowship. Planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or related degree. Evidence of academic achievements and analytical thinking. Commitment to scholarship in bioethics.
Fields: Interdisciplinary; includes Biology, Biomedicine, Law, Public Health, Health Policy, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy.
Funding: Salary is commensurate with federal guidelines.
Deadline: January 15
National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Description: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI. NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited. Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.
Locations: Main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD; National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, MD; National Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC; Rocky Mountain Laboratories of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Hamilton, MT; and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Detroit, MI.
Field: Science, Biomedicine
Eligibility: The Summer Internship Program is for students who will be sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program and who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. No minimum GPA, but few recipients have a GPA below 3.0.
Funding: Students who are selected receive a monthly stipend that is based on education level and experience.
Deadline: March 1.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support,
paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.
Eligibility: U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident. Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America. Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class. Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office.
Fields: Biomedical, Behavioral, and Social Science Research.
Funding: The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.
Deadline: March. Applications open in January.
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Description: The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Gaithersburg, MD Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the NIST SURF program. Students can participate in the following NIST laboratories: Material Measurement Laboratory, Physical Measurement Laboratory, Engineering Laboratory, Information Technology Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and NIST Center for Neutron Research.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Boulder, CO, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the NIST SURF program. Students can participate in the following NIST laboratories in the areas of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Science, and Physics.
Locations: Gaithersburg, Maryland; Boulder, CO.
Duration: late May - early August or early June – early August
Fields: Science, Mathematics, and Engineering
Eligibility: The program is open to all United States citizens or permanent residents. Students must be undergraduates at a U.S. university or college with a scientific major, have a G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better (recommended), and be considering pursuing a graduate degree (MS or PhD.) Students with physics, material science, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are always encouraged to apply. Students applying for the Boulder program should have a GPA of 3.5 or above. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors. Student must be nominated by his/her university and the university must submit grant application. If you wish to apply, you must contact the NIST representative at your university well in advance of the deadline. For UMCP, contact the Engineering Coop & Career Services office at CareerEngr@umd.edu or call 301-405-3863.
Funding: $5,500 stipend plus grant covering housing in suite-style hotel near NIST site.
Deadline: February 7 (Students must be nominated by and apply through the university. Applications should be turned into the Engineering Coop & Career Services office on campus).
Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)
Description: A ten-week program designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research, under the guidance of a mentor.
Location: One of eighteen Department of Navy laboratories, including labs in Washington, DC; Bethesda Maryland; Silver Spring, Maryland; and Quantico, Virginia
Field: Science and Engineering
Eligibility: Students must be U.S. Citizens (some labs may accept dual citizens), have majors relevant to the research interests of the laboratory, and be a junior or senior (sophomores may apply if they will have reached junior status before starting at the lab).
Funding: A stipend of $7,690.
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Description: The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.
Location: REU sites are located all over the U.S. Consult the directory of active REU Sites. You can also search the REU Sites database by field/discipline.
Field: Research opportunities in many STEM fields as well as some social sciences, including Astronomical Sciences, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Cyberinfrastructure, Department of Defense (DoD), Earth Sciences, Education and Human Resources, Engineering, Ethics and Value Studies, International Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Ocean Sciences, Physics, Polar Programs; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.
Eligibility: Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Funding: Consult particular REU program to which you are applying. Most provide a substantial stipend and some provide housing and travel stipends in addition.
Deadline: Varies by REU site, but most fall in January or February.
Research Space Astronomy Summer Program, Space Telescope Science Institute
Description: Each summer, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) brings a dozen highly motivated college students to Baltimore, Maryland, for a Space Astronomy Summer Program (SASP). STScI is the scientific operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the future James Webb Space Telescope. The SAS Program runs from mid-June to mid-August, and is designed for upper division undergraduates with a strong interest in space astronomy. Students work individually with STScI researchers and staff on research projects that might include data reduction and interpretation, software development, scientific writing, preparing data for public releases. The program affords students the opportunity to attend lectures on a variety of exciting topics related to space astronomy, the Hubble, and James Webb Space Telescopes.
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Field: Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics
Eligibility: The program is open to students from the US and other countries, at all levels of undergraduate and graduate study, but with preference to undergraduates between the junior and senior years.
Funding: The intern stipend will be $600 per week or $6000 for the summer. A travel and partial housing subsidy will be given to students.A travel subsidy will include round-trip travel to Baltimore MD, by air, train or personal vehicle. Coordinated student housing will be offered to the SASP students. STScI will subsidize roughly 1/3 of the housing costs for students who use this housing option.
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships
Description: The Smithsonian offers internship programs in a wide variety of fields encompassing business and public administration, history, art, science, culture, and education. If you are interested in applying for an internship at a specific museum or office at the Smithsonian, we encourage you to review our website for specific programs offered by our various units in your field of interest. The Smithsonian also offers special internship programs for minority and Native American students. It is necessary to apply for the specific programs separately. However, given the competitive nature of our programs, if you have a broad interest in the Smithsonian, and want to increase your chances of landing an internship, we encourage you to also apply to the General Smithsonian Internship Pool. You can view a list of available opportunities and locations. The Smithsonian offers Smithsonian-Wide Internship Opportunities (which are centrally funded), including special internship programs for minority and Native American students (see listings below). Internships are also available as Smithsonian Unit Internship Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, and other units.
Locations: Most units are in Washington, DC or with the immediate Metro DC area but also include locations in Front Royal, VA (Conservation Biology Institute); New York, NY (Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and National Museum of the American Indian, NY location); Cambridge, MA (Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory); Edgewater, MD (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); and Panama (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute).
Eligibility: Eligibility for Smithsonian internships is generally defined as someone seeking a guided learning opportunity related to their academic or professional goals. Foreign students are eligible to apply for some programs; others are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Smithsonian interns must be 14 years of age or older. Most interns are either undergraduate or graduate students.
Funding: SI-Wide Internships and some unit internships are paid. Some are unpaid.
Duration: Fall and Spring semesters and Summer.
Deadlines: Deadlines vary depending on program and location.
Katzenberger Foundation Art Internship Program
The Katzenberger Foundation Art Internship Program is a need-based program supporting internships for undergraduates in research and collections projects at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The program is generously funded by the Katzenberger Foundation and administered by the Office of Fellowships and Internships.Six internships are offered each summer and are all located in Washington, DC, at the Smithsonian.
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident status. Must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate program of study with academic standing as a junior or senior, or have completed their degree within the past four months. Must be declared as an art history major, concentration, or related discipline and have a GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be eligible to receive federal student aid (i.e. Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, Perkins Loan, etc…).
Duration: June 1 to August 7. Some projects may require weekend duty. Interns must be available for the entire 10 weeks, 40 hours per week.
Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1.
Minority Awards Program Internship
The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers these internships to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution’s many museums, research institutes and offices.
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Students are generally expected to have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or its equivalent.
Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1
Native American Awards Program Internship
The Native American Awards Internship falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to learn about research or other museum related activities using its Native American-related resources.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Must be interested in pursuing an internship related to Native American resources.
Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internships
Description: 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 education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant. Participants work full-time (40 hours per week) for a period of 10 to 16 weeks.
Location: Edgewater, Maryland
Field: Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Estuarine Environmental Research within the disciplines of Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics; Physics; Environmental Education; Environmental Information Management
Eligibility: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and beginning graduate students, or students who have recently graduated from an undergraduate or Master’s program. 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.
Funding: Participants receive a stipend of $500 per week.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park Internships & Fellowships
Description: The National Zoo offers exciting and unique internships that help participants reach a range of academic and professional goals. Internships positions are available from a variety of groups at the Zoo including: veterinary medicine, FONZ, research, and animal programs—each may have a slightly different application process. Applications may be accepted on an ongoing basis or have a deadline, as noted below.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Fields: Science, Veterinary Medicine
Eligibility: Varies—see specific listings
Funding: Varies—see specific listings
SCI Scholars — Industrial Internships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Undergraduates
Description: The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America International Group (AIG), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the American Chemical Society created the SCI Scholars Summer Internship Program to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry.
Eligibility:Exceptional sophomores and juniors majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering can apply for a prestigious SCI Scholars summer internship. Students are selected based on the strength of their application, statement of interest in an industrial internship, and letters of recommendation. U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Must be a chemistry or chemical engineering major. Minimum GPA of 3.5.
Fields: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
Funding: $6,000–$10,000+ for a 10-12 week internship. A certificate and an additional $1,000, which can be used for any purpose, such as participation at an ACS or AIChE meeting. Scholars nominate a high school chemistry teacher for recognition. Teachers will be awarded a certificate from SCI and $1,000, which can be used for professional development or classroom materials
Deadline: Late December
SOAR-MHHD (Spring/Summer Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities) Research Internship, Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities (CEHD)
Description: The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities in Our Nation’s Capital (CEHD) and Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) are jointly sponsoring the 2015 Summer/Fall Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities (SOAR-MHHD) Research Internship Program. The aim of the program is to engage, recruit, and train well-qualified college undergraduate (primarily sophomore and junior) students, from underrepresented minority and other disparity populations, into minority health and health disparities research careers through specialized didactic and mentored research experiences. The SOAR-Health program has been highly successful for several years and the SOAR-MHHD program launched in the spring of 2013 to much enthusiasm. We hope the closer integration of these sister programs and the extended (Summer-Fall) program duration will further enhance the depth and scope of the research projects and the connections students will make with one another and with their research mentors.
Location: Washington, DC
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from underrepresented minority and other disability populations at Washington, DC Metro area universities with a strong interest in minority health and health disparities research.
Fields: Open to students in all fields but particularly relevant to students majoring in Biology, Pre-Med, Health, Nutrition, Community Health, Psychology, and other health-related fields.
Duration: June 1 to November 20 [Summer program is 40 hours/week for 9 weeks, from early June 1 to late July followed by fall semester program (15-20 hours/week commitment) for 16 weeks, from early August to late November 20]
Funding: Stipend to cover all expenses.
Deadline: January 31
Space Telescope Science Institute Summer Students
Description: Each summer, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) brings a dozen highly motivated college students to Baltimore, Maryland, for a Space Astronomy Summer Program. The Space Telescope Science Institute is the scientific operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and for the future James Webb Space Telescope. The Space Astronomy Summer Program runs ten weeks, from mid-June to mid-August, and is designed for upper division undergraduates with a strong interest in space astronomy. Students work individually with STScI researchers and staff on research projects that might include data reduction and interpretation, software development, scientific writing, preparing data for public releases. The program affords students the opportunity to attend lectures on a variety of exciting topics related to space astronomy, the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes.
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Fields: Astronomy; Astrophysics
Eligibility: There are no restrictions on who may apply to the STScI SASP. Foreign students are welcome. Non-US citizens are welcome. US citizens are welcome. Anyone may apply.
Funding: Participants receive a stipend of $5,200.
Undergraduate Research Associates in Astrobiology, Goddard Center for Astrobiology (GCA) Description: The 2014 Undergraduate Research Associates in Astrobiology is a ten-week research program held each year at Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland. During this period, each Research Associate conducts an intensive research project on a state-of-the art question under the direction of an individual mentor. Mentors are members of the Goddard Center for Astrobiology. At the conclusion of the ten-week program, each Research Assoicate presents his or her research in a NAI Forum in Astrobiology Research (FAR).
Location: Greenbelt, Maryland
Field: Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics
University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program (Biomedical Research at UMD's School of Medicine in Baltimore)
Description:The University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program builds on the strengths of two great institutions by enabling outstanding University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) undergraduates to become engaged in summer research projects led by top faculty in the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The program provides participating students with in-depth involvement in significant research and professional mentorship in challenging settings. The program also introduces highly talented UMCP undergraduates to the MD degree program, the vast array of graduate degree programs, and the MD/PhD and MD/MS degree opportunities at UMB.
Location: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Fields: Majoring in any science, engineering, or mathematics field.
Eligibility:Open to UMCP students currently in their second or third year of studies (Sophomore or Junior). Minimum GPA of 3.5.
Deadline: Early February
University of Maryland Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Summer Program
Description: CBCB offers undergraduates the opportunity to get hands-on research experience in bioinformatics as part of an ongoing research projects within CBCB. The program involves full-time research (40 hours/ week) and students will get to choose from among several projects. Students will be able to attend seminars and lectures to enrich their experience.
Location: College Park, MD
Funding: Students are compensated at a rate of $10/ hour.
Worldwatch Food & Agriculture Research Internship
Description: The Food & Agriculture Research Internship with the Worldwatch
Institute's Nourishing the Planet project is a unique opportunity to
support and participate in research that drives environmental and
agricultural policy. The intern will work closely with the Institute's
food and agriculture staff to refine and organize information that will
contribute to a project on sustainable agricultural innovations.
Responsibilities include: research and fact-checking; collecting,
organizing, and managing web content; organizing resources and contacts;
providing logistical and administrative support to on-the-ground
research; and assisting in writing and outreach that will contribute to
and help to promote the ongoing Nourishing the Planet project. Interns
will also have the chance to have their name published on prominent
environmental websites and in major newspapers and columns around the
Location: Washington, D.C.
Field: Environmental Science, Agricultural Science, Political Science, Economics
Eligibility: Applicants should have excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications; experience with web and library research; basic to intermediate facility with spreadsheet software, web design, and blogging software; demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues-and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision-making; demonstrated interest in and ability to synthesizing complex sets of data; coursework reflecting interest and knowledge of the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of food and agriculture production. Work for environmental or other sustainability-oriented organizations, and international experience, is a plus.
Funding: Interns will be unpaid and will be expected to work 20 to 30 hours per week.