Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is currently accepting applications for internship opportunities available at AFRL sites across the United States (including but not limited to: Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Eglin AFB in Valparaiso, Florida; and the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS) in Maui, Hawaii). AFRL Scholars Program internships are competitive awards that provide AFRL-related involvement for students to gain degree-relevant, real-world experience while contributing to the operation of an AFRL site and supporting the advancement of DoD missions. Internship opportunities are primarily in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Selected interns are paid a competitive stipend award amount based on their academic level at the beginning of the internship opportunity.
Stipend level is based on academic level semester immediately preceding internship dates.
Point of Contact:
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program
USRA Education Programs Office
For further information visit: http://afrlscholars.usra.edu/
Every year, the Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research at many of the nation’s premier educational institutions.
CASPER Summer Intern Program
Baylor's CASPER program in astrophysics and space science theory is one of the extraordinary REU experiences available for consideration.
Eko Tracks proudly offers quality study abroad programs, internships and volunteer opportunities for people who are looking for an educational and practical experience. As Africa experts, they ensure that the tours and wildlife safaris are inspiring and enlightening while experiencing spectacular wildlife and landscapes, adventure activities and cultural diversity. Study abroad programs are available for college credit in veterinary field study and wildlife conservation. Internships are available in marine biology, carnivore conservation, wildlife population, park management and other related fields. Volunteer opportunities are also available at a Wildlife Sanctuary in Nambia and as shadows/assistants to Wildlife Veterinarians. For further details and application information, visit the Eko Tracks website or email email@example.com.
Marine Research Training Opportunity
Oceans Research is offering an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students around the world to join its team of researchers in Mossel Bay, South Africa.
Oceans Research collaborates with numerous South African and international universities on a wide range on research projects
During our month long experiential learning course, students gain hands-on practical training in conducting field research on South Africa's marine megafauna, including the white shark. Students are not just observers but rather they are an integral part of the research team, collecting data, while gaining valuable insight and training in the latest methods and seamanship to equip them with the skills necessary to be successful marine researchers.
African Campus hosts all students participating in the program, creating an all-inclusive educational experience under one roof working towards the conservation and protection of South Africa’s marine species.
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
The National Science Foundation offers undergraduates extensive opportunities in a wide-range of disciplines. Consider applying for a research internship in ethics, in chemistry, in biology, in engineering, in mathematics, ocean sciences, physics or any of many other scientific fields.
Other Internship Opportunities
An extensive list of resources for specialized internship opportunities in a variety of fields.
Pathways to Science
Pathways to Science connects students to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This online resource advertises
over 800 programs and paid summer 2015 undergraduate research opportunities.
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Ocean Sciences Opportunities
Summer Research Opportunities at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX
For the 26th consecutive year, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The goal of SURF is to give 100 undergraduate students an intensive, 10-week research experience in a world class research environment. Students immerse themselves in the laboratory and work on individual research projects with UT Southwestern Graduate School faculty.
Areas of Research: modern biomedical engineering, cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, development, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, stem cell and pharmacology are represented.
The SURF program also offers four additional sub-programs, each with unique opportunities within biomedical sciences and across disciplines.
1. SURF-Stem Cell: This highly successful SURF subprogram is specifically focused on stem cells and regenerative medicine. For more information about this program specifically, click here.
2. Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) Program: This program, initially funded by a NIGMS training grant and now funded internally, will accept 15 students who are earning their undergraduate degrees in the field of biomedical engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, or chemistry. The goal of QP-SURF is to give students an intensive, research experience and demonstrate to students in the physical and quantitative sciences how their knowledge and skill sets are applied in a biomedical research setting. QP-SURF students would carry out their 10-week research project in a biomedical engineering, biophysics, computational biology, or quantitative/analytical chemistry laboratory. To visit the program website and access the online application, click here.
3. QP-SURF-Chemistry: This program highlights opportunities for undergraduates interested in research at the interface between chemistry and biomedical research. For more information about this program, click here.
4. Summer Undergraduate Research Institution for the Study of Kidney Disease (SURISKD) Program: This program is funded by a National Institute of health and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIHIDDKD) training grant and will accept 15 students who are earning their undergraduate degrees in the field of natural sciences. The goal of SURISKD is to give students an intensive summer research training experience for college students who are preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in kidney-related research. SURISKD Fellows spend 10-weeks pursuing individual research projects that range from embryonic development and physiology to kidney cancer and imaging in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members. To visit the program website and access the online application, click here.
All five summer programs include topic specific weekly science seminars, optional courses in genetics and cancer, a leadership course, social events, and a scientific poster session at the conclusion of the program. Participants will be selected based on their essays, letters of recommendation, course work, and experience. Students will receive a stipend for the 10-week program. If a fellow requires housing, the costs will be covered by the program; however, fellows are responsible for paying their own travel expenses.
The application deadline for all 5 programs is February 9, 2018.
For additional questions, contact: Nancy E. Street, PhD at Nancy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Space Grant Consortium
The Texas Space Grant Consortium is a group of 36 institutions which include universities, industrial organizations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies within Texas that are joined to ensure that the benefits of space research and technology are available to all Texans. In a broader context, the National Space Grant Program, consisting of 52 Space Grant Consortia nationwide, cooperate to achieve this goal for all Americans. Baylor is a founding member of this consortium and works actively with TexSpace/CASPER.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
HS-STEM Summer Internships
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.
Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.
Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.
10-week research experiences are offered at: Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Office for Interoperability and Compatibility ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia
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
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