Friday, November 21, 2014

Paid Summer Internships at Noblis

A summer at Noblis is a summer well spent. If you are a student who is looking for good pay, valuable real-world experience, and the ability to apply your coursework, Noblis is the place for you.

What It's Like
At Noblis, our interns spend their days collaborating with other interns and our full-time staff to create innovative, mission-focused solutions to many of our clients’ most pressing problems. When you intern for Noblis, you will be doing real, professional work--we know you want to to learn something and contribute. You want to see what it’s like to be a working professional in this field. And that’s exactly what you’ll do at Noblis. You will be an integral part of our team from day one.

There are also group collaboration activities that allow you to meet other interns and form new connections. You'll get to attend regular lunch-time presentations and development sessions. You'll always be learning.

The Possibilities
And if you love it at Noblis, you may not have to leave us. A staggering 90% of eligible interns receive a job offer upon the completion of the program.

Internship Details
  • The official program runs from early June to late July
  • Most jobs are located at Noblis' headquarters in Falls Church, VA (close to Washington, DC) and in our nearby offices in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
  • We also have a few openings in Danville, VA where we house our Cray XMT2 supercomputer and San Antonio, Texas
  • You’ll get paid. We offer an attractive hourly wage for full-time work (Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week for 8 weeks)
  • The work will be challenging and exciting. You’ll be guided by our expert staff, make new professional connections, and build your network. You’ll attend weekly seminars and networking events designed to prepare you for life after school
  • You will contribute to the good of the nation by working in National Security and Intelligence, Enterprise Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, Transportation, Healthcare, corporate business operations, or on the Noblis Sponsored Research (NSR) program
  • We accept applications from undergraduate, graduate, and PhD candidates

What We Need From You
  • A GPA of 3.3 or higher in your undergraduate studies
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, strong written and oral communication, and collaboration skills
  • Interest and skill in any of the following:
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Systems engineering
  • Computer science
  • Biometric technologies
  • Life and chemical/biological sciences
  • Telecommunications (including wireless technologies)
  • Networks
  • Data/knowledge management
  • Corporate business operations, e.g., finance and accounting, human resources/organizational development, information technology, and event planning/coordination.
  • Marketing and design

For more information, please visit:

U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.  Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance.  For more information, visit
  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher) or had a Ph.D. conferred on or after January 2, 2014 in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree
Application closes Friday, January 2, 2015 – click to get started NOW!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Summer Internships at WVU Center for Neuroscience

For nine weeks in the summer of 2015, the WVU Center for Neuroscience will offer internships of research-intensive training for qualified undergraduate students. Our research opportunities incorporate molecular- to systems-level analyses of nervous system function. Projects are offered in sensory, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; in neural injury and neuro-degeneration; and in neuropsychiatric diseases. Interns are expected to devote their time to a well-defined research project under the supervision of a Center faculty member.

The program will run from May 26 through July 27 during the summer of 2015. Interns will receive a $4,000 salary (before taxes) as well as housing in the WVU-leased Pierpont Apartments. Interns will have access to many of the University's facilities, including the new Health Sciences Library, the Personal Rapid Transit system (PRT), and unlimited use of the the modern, 177,000 sq. ft. Student Recreation Center. Students may opt for housing provided through the University dormitories.

For more information about 2015 participating mentors and lab projects, visit the 2015 SURI Mentors page. Please see our list of our summer 2014 participating mentors to read about the projects that were offered in their respective laboratories last year. You can also view the calendar of events for our programs in 2013 and 2012 by following the appropriate links in the menu bar on the left.

An online application will be accepted from students currently enrolled at a U.S. college or university, who have completed their second or third year (seniors graduating in 2015 should contact the Center administrator before applying). Preference will be given to students considering research for their graduate careers, who have a strong background in biology, chemistry, engineering, neuroscience, physics, or psychology, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae (résumé), official college transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation (see the specific submission instructions of these documents).

For more information please visit:

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015
Acceptance Notification via email by : As early as March 1, 2015

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

AMGEN-UROP Scholars Program at MIT

Entering its ninth year, the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas.

Students admitted to this program (known as "Amgen Scholars") will have opportunities to conduct research, analyze data, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff.

Amgen Scholars learn how to collaborate effectively in research settings while investigating areas of research interest within a specific discipline and gaining practical skills and knowledge for both graduate study and post-graduation careers. Participants become fully integrated in MIT's summer research community, interacting with faculty mentors and fellow undergraduates while participating in research seminars and other networking events. Most importantly, Amgen Scholars become involved in exciting research and contribute to the advancement of science in an area of interest.

The program also offers a competitive compensation package. Amgen Scholars working 40 hours per week for the nine week period will earn $4,320, based on an hourly wage of $12.00. Housing in a designated MIT residence hall and a $800 food allowance will also be provided.

Space in the the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is limited; up to 20 undergraduates will be admitted for Summer 2015.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Enrollment in four-year colleges and universities (including MIT) in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and other U.S. Territories
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency
  • Sophomore status (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), Juniors, and non-graduating seniors who plan to continue undergraduate studies in Fall 2015
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Interest in pursuing graduate school, including a PhD or MD-PhD

For more information, please visit: 

Students and others interested in finding out more about the program may also contact us at (617) 253-7306, or

Apply Now! Deadline to apply is February 2, 2015.

AMGEN Scholars Program at Caltech

Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance.

Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2015.

For more information, please visit or contact Carol Casey at or (626) 395-2887.

Summer 2015 WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. Caltech is committed to promoting diversity within its educational programs and activities and strives to ensure that differing cultural, ethnic, social, geographic, and economic perspectives are represented. Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, and educationally and financially disadvantaged students. 

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience.

Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program. An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be provided.

Application: Online applications are due January 7, 2015.

For more information, visit, or contact Carol Casey at or (626) 395-2887.

2015 HS-STEM Summer Internship at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for HS-STEM Summer Internships. 10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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.

Application deadline: December 22, 2014

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Detailed information about the internships can be found at:

Friday, November 7, 2014

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows.

Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences that have completed three years of major coursework may apply. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered. Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Application Process
The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.  The application is available at:

To be considered, please send all application materials, including the application, a current resume, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation, to by January 16, 2015. Please reference CDC-NCEH-2015-0002 in all communications.

For further information contact
Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Blandy Experimental Farm REU

Blandy Experimental Farm:  

For undergraduate students who may be interested in an excellent opportunity to conduct ecological research next summer by joining the Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Program at the University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm.   The program emphasizes experimental, field-based approaches to a wide variety of topics such as plant-animal interactions, pollination ecology, landscape ecology, and ecosystem ecology.  Successful applicants will receive a $5775 stipend, additional money for food, and free housing.  Each student picks a research mentor from our pool of faculty members and graduate students and then conducts an independent research project.  The students will gain experience in experimental design, data collection, analytical techniques, and written and oral presentation of findings.  REU students also benefit from several professional development workshops.
This is a truly wonderful opportunity for an undergraduate student contemplating a future in science.