Student Opportunities

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP)

The MSIPP Internships is a program to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) for full time students currently enrolled at an accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI). These programs assist current missions of the DOE efforts in environmental management. The MSIPP Internships is designed to provide an enhanced training environment for the next generation scientists and engineers by exposing them to research challenges unique to our mission.

Internships will run for approximately 10 weeks during the summer, and will be performed at one of the DOE national laboratories. Interns will complete research projects aligned with ongoing DOE efforts. Students will also be involved in enrichment activities provided by the host laboratory. These activities may include laboratory and site tours, professional development seminars, workshops, lectures, and even social or off-site activities.

Participants will be compensated by either a stipend or salary, commensurate with cost of living at the location of the host laboratory.

To be eligible for the MSIPP Internships, applicants must:

  1. Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited MSI,
  2. Be working towards a STEM degree,
  3. Have an undergraduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,
  4. Be a United States citizen, and
  5. Pass a drug test upon selection to participate in the MSIPP

Applications are due: MARCH 20, 2017 AT 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME.

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For information about DOE-EM’s MSIPP Internships, contact:

Vivian Cato, MSIPP Program Manager | Phone: 803-725-6522 | Email:

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

All applications to the SCGSR program must be completed through the online application system.

The SCGSR Program Application Requirements Include:

  1. Required Fields of the Online Application System
  2. A SCGSR Research Proposal
  3. Official Graduate Transcripts and Proof of Ph.D. Candidacy
  4. Two Letters of Support

Applications are due: MAY 16, 2017 AT 5:00PM EASTERN TIME.

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John Von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Sandia National Laboratories

The Computing Research Center ( and the Computer Sciences and Information Systems Center ( at Sandia National Laboratories invite outstanding candidates to apply for the 2013 John von Neumann Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science. This prestigious post-doctoral fellowship is supported by the Applied Mathematics Research Program in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research ( The fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity for innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing on advanced computing architectures with application to a broad range of science and engineering problems of national importance. Applicants must have or soon receive a Ph.D. in applied/computational mathematics or related computational science and engineering disciplines. Applicants must have less than three years of post-doctoral experience. This appointment is for one year, with a possible renewal for a second year, and includes a highly competitive salary, moving expenses and a generous professional travel allowance.

John Von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Sandia National Laboratories

NSF-REU in Integrated Nanomanufacturing at Boston University, Boston, MA

NSF-REU in Integrated Nanomanufacturing at Boston University, Boston, MA

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)


Detailed information about engineering research opportunities with the National Science Foundation can be found at:

REU opportunity at NSF Engineering Research Center at UT Austin

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REU through NSF STC – E3S

The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science at the University of Berkeley offers a Summer Research Internship which consists of a 9-week research experience, hands-on research guided by faculty sponsors and graduate student mentors, graduate student advising and subsidized GRE prep course, guest speakers, lab tours, and field trips.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Must be a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident to apply
  • 3.25 GPA or better
  • Sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors

For more information, please contact:
Lea Marlor, REU Program Manager
Phone: 510-664-4882


Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory offers a diverse number of paid internship positions to undergraduate and graduate level students. These internship opportunities enable students to collaborate with experienced engineers in order to develop innovative solutions to challenging, real-world projects.

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Blue Waters Student Internship Program - Applications Due by Feb. 1, 2016

To help prepare the next generation of supercomputing researchers, the Blue waters project offers paid internships to undergraduate students across the country. Interns will participate in a two-week hands-on workshop in late May 2016 introducing them to the basics of high-performance computing. After the workshop, each intern works with a mentor and pursues a petascale computing R&D project over the course of the year. Eligible applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate student through spring 2017 at a U.S. accredited, degree-granting institution.

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Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship - Application Due by Feb. 3, 2016

A prestigious fellowship funded by the NSF (National Science Foundation) , this program enables select graduate students to immerse themselves in a year of focused high-performance computing (HPC) Research. Applicants should be in the second or later year of their graduate program with a well-developed, related research proposal. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

11-week summer opportunity for undergraduate students in a STEM major to gain hands-on research.

  • Application deadline: February 12, 2016
  • Location: Boulder, CO and Gathersburg, MD
  • Eligibility: Must be a US citizen or a US Permanent Resident
  • Open to currently enrolled undergraduate students majoring in physics, material science, or engineering discipline
  • GPA of 3.0 or better is recommended

How to apply:

Student's University must submit student's application materials and grant proposal by nominating one or more students.

Each student must provide to their university an application coversheet, checklist, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, and personal statement for includsion in the university's proposal.


  • Housing and travel allotments available
  • Receive a stipend of $5500 for 11 week program
  • Demonstrate your potential to be a scientist or engineer

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Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) Integrative Computational Education and Research Traineeship - Open now, Deadline March 1, 2016

This summer in Austin, 10 undergraduates majoring in science and engineering disciplines will be immersed in training at The University of Texas at Austin to be the next generation of 'game changers'. Participants will explore grand challenges such as climate modeling, weather forecasting, drug delivery, brain mapping, energy exploration and understanding the human genome, to name a few. Applicants must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student, with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Programming experience in Linux/Unix environments is recommended but not required. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent residency.

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Purdue Research Experience for Undergraduates in Collaborative Data Visualization Applications - Applications Due by March 30, 2016

The program identifies research collaborators with visualization needs and assigns each student to a REU team. Each REU team consists of a research/science collaborator, a visualization mentor and a visualization REU student. This arrangement fosters collaboration among team members, an appreciation of the visualization process and an understanding of the role visualization plays in discovery and analysis. Students enrolled in a US University or college, in good academic standing, with at least two semesters remaining in their undergraduate program. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. All majors are encouraged to apply. We are looking for students with an interest in visualization from non-technical and technical backgrounds.

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DAAD - Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to help cover living expenses, while partner universities & research institutes provide housing assistance. Detailed information about this internship can be found at:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2015 HS-STEM Summer Internships

  • Application deadline: TBA
  • Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.
  • Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Detailed information about the internships can be found at:

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.

DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program. For questions please email them at


National GEM Consortium Fellowships Program

Application Period: July 1 to November 15, 2015
Fellowship Applicant Early Consideration Deadline: October 1, 2015

GEM is a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering.

GEM recruits high quality underrepresented students looking to pursue Master's and Doctoral degrees in applied science and engineering.

GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internship.

GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive*:

  • $4,000 living stipend per full-time semester up to 4 semesters ($8K per academic year – 3 quarters)
  • up to two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
  • full tuition and fees provided by a GEM University Member (UTEP is a member)

Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive*:

  • $16,000 stipend in the first academic year of the GEM Fellowship
  • GEM Member University provides a living stipend up to the 5th year of PhD program, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
  • a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
  • full tuition and fees at a GEM University Member (UTEP is a member)

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NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

Deadline for NEW applications: February 1, 2016
Deadline for RENEWAL applications: March 15, 2016

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2016-2017 academic year. This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA's scientific goals. Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.

Proposals and submission instructions are located in the following link:

  • Click on "Solicitations"
  • Click on "Open Solicitations"
  • Select "NESSF 16" announcement

You may also refer to "Program Specific Questions" and "Frequently Asked Questions" listed under "Other Documents" on the NESSF 16 solicitation index page.

All proposals must be submitted in electronic format only through the NASA NSPIRES system. The faculty advisor has an active role in the submission of the fellowship proposal. To use the NSPIRES system, the faculty advisor, the student, and the university must all register. Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 16 solicitation index page listed above. You can register in NSPIRES at

For further information contact Claire Macaulay, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0151, E-mail: or Dolores Holland, Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0734, E-mail:.

2016 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

2016 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship


2016 HENAAC Scholarship

Deadline: 11:59 PM PST, April 30, 2016

Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students, who intend to or are currently pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree at an accredited college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, are encouraged to apply for these merit-based scholarships. Students must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA and must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate strong leadership or service within the Hispanic community.

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