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AAAS Science and Engineering Fellowships Program

150 Fellowships annually with a stipend between $70,000 to $92,000 (depending on years of experience and previous salary)

Relocation Allowance: Up to $4,000 for first-year Fellows with stipends via AAAS if move is greater than 50 miles outside Washington, D.C.

Health Insurance: Monthly reimbursements for Fellows who receive stipends via AAAS. Insurance coverage via agency for those hired directly as temporary federal employees.

Travel/Training: Minimum of $4,000 for Fellows receiving a stipend via AAAS, to be used for fellowship assignment-related travel, conferences, and/or training. Varies by placement and must be approved by supervisor.

Applicants must have a PhD or an equivalent doctoral-level degree at the time of application. Individuals with a master’s degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience also may apply.

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are one-year opportunities.

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Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)

Approximately 200 internships awarded annually with a stipend between $ 7.500 and $ 10,000

NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 200 college students (139 undergraduate students and 61 graduate students) each year. Participating students typically spend ten weeks during the summer doing research at approximately 12 DoN laboratories.

For undergraduate students the stipend is $7,500.00 and for graduate students $10.000. Stipends will be paid on the 15th of each month, June-August.

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

Approximately 17 fellows selected annually, $6,000 monthly stipend

The fellowship is open to private and public elementary and secondary school educators in the fields of mathematics, science, and technology with a minimum of five years teaching experience. Each year approximately 17 Fellows are selected. Einstein Fellows usually spend a school year in a professional staff position in the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives, at the Department of Energy (DOE), or at other federal agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), or the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). .  Fellows receive a $6,000 monthly stipend, a travel allowance, and a $1,000 cost of living allowance. To be eligible , each fellow has to have a minimum of five years full-time classroom teaching experience prior to completing the application. The number of Fellows varies each year according to agency involvement.

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

Approximately 212 internships  awards annually with a stipend of $5,000

EAPSI allows graduate students studying science or engineering the opportunity to study for eight (8) weeks in one of the following countries: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan.  All institutes, except Japan, last approximately 8 weeks from June to August. Japan lasts approximately 10 weeks from June to August.

To be eligible, students must be master’s or PhD students in an accredited United States institution. Previous awardees are allowed to reapply, but they may not request funding for the same country where they previously spent their time while being supported by EAPSI.

Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP)

Approximately 250 internships awarded annually with a stipend of $ 3.000

SEAP places academically talented high school students with interest and ability in science and mathematics as apprentices in DoD laboratories for eight weeks during the summer. These students work with scientists and engineers who act as mentors.

The stipend amount for students will be $3000 for the 8 weeks, which will be paid in two installments. Returning students will receive $3500 for the 8 weeks. The first check will be distributed in the middle of the internship and the second check at the end of the internship.

Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars Program (LARSS)

More than 150 internships annually

The LARSS Program hosts more than 150 students each year through its spring, summer, and fall internships. Note that the summer is a 10-week session, while the spring and fall are 15-week sessions.

NASA LARC invites rising undergraduate juniors and seniors, and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering (most fields, particularly aeronautical, electrical, chemical, and mechanical), mathematics, materials science, atmospheric science and other aerospace-related fields, as well as other majors that lend support to NASA’s mission in special project areas such as accounting, business, public administration, English, journalism, history, photography and media arts to apply for the LARSS program

Stipend amounts:

* Graduate Students – $6,000
* Rising Juniors and Seniors – $5,000

Bridge Student Stipends:

* Rising College Freshmen and Sophomores – $4,000
* Rising High School Seniors – $3,000 for a 10-week session or $2,400 for an 8-week session

National Network for Environmental Management Studies Program

30 to 40 fellowships awarded annually with grants from $7,400 to $12,600 per award

Grants awarded for a 3-month full-time period would range from approximately $7,400 to $12,600 per award. Recipients of NNEMS fellowships receive a stipend based on the student’s level of education and the duration and location of the project. NNEMS fellowship is available to any associate, undergraduate, or advanced student. Students must be studying environmental science or a related field to be eligible. If selected, students can choose to work at an Environmental Protection Agency office either full time during the summer or part time during the school year. Students may browse current and upcoming projects to choose which one they would like to learn more about each one (such as the desired educational level of the student and what the project hopes to achieve). Stipends will vary based on the project chosen and are based on the General Schedule (GS)-04 to GS-09 pay scale.

Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Value up to $46,000 per student awarded annually

The local Sea Grant program provides $35,000 to each Fellow for stipend and living expenses (per diem). $9,000 will be used to cover mandatory health insurance for the Fellow and moving expenses; any remaining funds shall be used during the Fellowship year, first to satisfy academic degree- related activities, and second for Fellowship-related activities. The length of assignment is one-year (non-renewable).

Fellows will be placed with a host in the DC area to study national policy decisions affecting ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources.

The Department of Energy Academies Creating Teacher Scientists

$800/week stipend

It is a three-year program that provides to the STEM educators (Grades 5-12) a professional development. Through this program, educators will integrate the teaching of STEM disciplines with the practice of science. Teachers are expected to commit to spending between 4 and 8 weeks at one of the National Laboratories for three consecutive summers.

Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

A stipend grant award of $8,240 will be provided for the 12-week session to offset expenses

This twelve week internship is open to graduate and postdoctoral students studying in the following fields: physical, biological or social sciences; engineering, medicine/health, veterinary medicine, business, law, education, or other related program. Those chosen will work with a mentor in the National Academies. Fellows will help work on projects and will develop a seminar series and will also pursue independent activities.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Historically Black Colleges and Universities Student Research Participation

Weekly stipend of $500 for undergraduates, $600 for graduate students; limited travel reimbursement

Eligible students must be studying one of the following disciplines: computer science, engineering, earth or geosciences, health physics, materials science, mathematics, molecular/radiation biology, performance and risk assessments, physical sciences, statistics-relate. The duration of the program is  10 to 12 weeks for summer appointments, and just some part-time appointments of one year. Internships will take place at laboratories where NRC research is being conducted, at an HBCU campus, or at a host campus under the guidance of faculty who have research grants from NRC.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Internship Program in Environmental Studies

A stipend of $425  per week

SERC offers undergraduate and  beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. Internship appointments are generally fulltime (40 hours per week), 10 to 16 weeks in length. Possible areas of study during the internship include ecology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics, physics, environmental education, and environmental information management.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships

The stipend is $425  per week

Housing allowances, transportation, and stipends are offered to participants at all the laboratories.

This program places students in paid internships in Science and Engineering at any of several Department of Energy facilities. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories’ research programs. Students are required to participate for the full term of the program. Internships are either 10 or 16 weeks long. Students who are accepted are expected to stay for the entire duration of the internship and are not granted vacation time. Those applying must be at least 18 years of age and have health insurance at the time of the application.

Mickey Leland Energy Summer Internship

$500 bi-weekly stipend for undergraduates, $650 stipend for graduates, plus travel expenses

Minority undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for this 10 week internship. Students chosen will work in either its headquarters or one of many field offices. To be eligible for applying, students must have a GPA of at least 3.0, are attending an accredited college or university, and studying in one of the following disciplines: math, science, or engineering. The internships typically begin in June and end in August.

National Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences

$4,800 stipend plus travel expenses

Juniors, seniors, and highly motivated sophomores majoring in physics or engineering are eligible to apply to this nine week program. Students who are applying must have taken at least one course in electricity and magnetism to be accepted. Those who are selected will first travel to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory for a one week course in the basic elements of plasma physics. Once the course is completed, students then travel to the site of their nine week research project. Those selected will receive a stipend of $4,800, have room and meals provided for during the course at Princeton, and receive transportation costs to go to and from either their university or permanent U.S. address.

Department of Energy Community College Institute

The stipend is $425  per week

Housing allowances, transportation, and stipends are offered to participants at all the laboratories. This ten (10) week summer internship is open to community college students in the sciences who are at least 18 years old. Eligible are the students who are majoring in any branch of science, math, engineering and technology, and are currently enrolled full time as an undergraduate student in a community college or accredited two year college and completed at least one semester..  Eligible applicants must also have health insurance to be placed in an internship. There are numerous labs open that interns may apply for. During the internship, interns will attend lectures, write abstracts, conduct research, and receive career guidance.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Opportunities

Last year more than 1,200 students took advantage of educational opportunities at LANL

Los Alamos National Laboratory is dedicated to science education in northern New Mexico and to cultivating the next generation of Laboratory employees. The Laboratory’s science education programs benefit all ages. Teacher professional development programs ensure that the latest science, math, and technology instruction reaches school-age classrooms. The next generation of scientists is then cultivated through high school cooperatives, technical training and apprenticeships, undergraduate internships, graduate research interships, and postdoctoral appointments. Each student has a responsibility to ensure he/she gets paid, by coordinating your work hours with your mentor and group office administrator.

Bettis Summer Intern Program

30 interns chosen annually

Bettis Laboratory, located in Pennsylvania, has a summer internship program available to both undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, science or business. Postings for the internships are available in September, with the majority of the internships taking place beginning in May or June and ending in August or September. To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens and must meet the eligibility requirements to have access to classified material.

International Atomic Energy Agency Internship

The IAEA accepts a limited number of interns each year

Eligible applicants for this internship are  studying in one of the following fields:  Natural Sciences , Social Sciences/Humanities , Engineering , Information Technology , Administration and Management , and have completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of their first degree. Those chosen for the internship will have the opportunity to live in Vienna, Austria for one year while working at the IAEA’s headquarters. Interns will be given a competitive stipend and they will also be given a round-trip ticket and a small amount for sending some of their personal belongings. Housing and other expenses must be paid for by the applicant. internship directory: science internshipsengineering internships.

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