Summer Research Opportunities

Annoucing Homeland Security Scholarship Opportunity

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The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)

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UNCF/ Berbeco Senior Research Fellowship Program 2010-11

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Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Summer Field Program (GCRL)

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Summer Field Program focuses on studies of plants and animals in their natural habitats and physical and chemical process in local marine and coastal environment. Most classes are field-oriented with trips on one or more of the GCRL oceanographic and fisheries research vessels. The Research Study Program is offered during the 1st (June 1-June26) and 2nd (June 29-July 24) terms.


* Completed application form
* Deadline: May 1, 2009
* $50 application fee
* Completed immunization form
* Official copy of transcript

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The Department of Commerce (DOC) Internship Opportunities for Spring 2009

The Department of Commerce (DOC) announces internship opportunities for Spring 2009 academic term. Currently, there are 7 internships available as shown below:

Desired Major
Year of Study

Communications /Government
GPA: 3.0
Washington, DC

Economics/ Business
Not Stated
GPA: 3.0
Atlanta, GA

Economics /Development
Not Stated
GPA: 3.0
Chicago, IL

Public Admistration/Planning
GPA: 3.0
Washington, DC

Interested students should visit to access the application form and additional programmatic information. Students may also ask questions via email to .

Please note that all programs are open to any student who meets program eligibility criteria.

* Basic eligibility requires U.S. citizenship and enrollment as either an undergraduate or graduate student, depending on the specific internship of interest, at either a two or four-year accredited educational institution, preferably in close proximity to the internship location.

* Interns participate in on-site experiences with DOC bureaus and offices to integrate academic theory and workplace requirements, gain relevant skills and knowledge, explore Federal career options, develop professional networks, and gain a greater understanding of Federal agencies.

* Interns receive a biweekly stipend, paid round-trip transportation between their schools/homes and their internship locations, and receive a housing allowance

* Interns are not employees of the Department of Commerce; rather, they are participants in an educational/training program administered by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities for the Department of Commerce.

The Department of Commerce (DOC) Internship Opportunities for Spring 2009

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Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Summer Humanities Institute at UCLA

This program will provide two core activities: Instruction in new humanistitc scholarship from the perspectives of African American Studies, and workshops to enhance preparation for graduate school.

-Juniors, seniors, and student who have just completed a BA who have not yet begun their first year of a graduate school program.
-Students who want to pursue an MA or PhD in the Humanities of Social Sciences (e.g. History, English, Art History, Political Science, Afro-American Studies, women's Studies, and Sociology).
-Areas that are not eligible are as follows: Law, Psychology, Science, Business, and other Social Sciences not listed above.
-Students from HBCUs are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
Application materials must be submitted to the UCLA Graduate division. Links for applications can be found at or

Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (LSSURP)

Eight to ten students each summer will conduct research independently wtih a faculty mentor at the University of Minnesota's Itasca Biological Station and Laboratory. The summer program will begin with a three day orientation session and conclude with a poster session.

Students participating in the program will:

*Conduct research under the mentoring of faculty engaged in research in global change ecology *Develop research, collaboration and oral communication skills *Become oriented to various aspects of scientific research via faculty and grad student panels, on-site research symposium, ecological issues course, and ethics seminars *Earn credit, cash ($4000), and valuable skills

To apply, contact Evelyn Juliussen at or go to

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have created the Mellon-Schomburg Humanities Summer Institute to encourage minority students and others with an interest in African-American and African Diasporan Studies to pursue graduate degrees in the humanities. The program, open to U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents, offers a six-week session for ten rising seniors (juniors in Spring 2009, entering their senior year in Fall 2009, graduating in 2010). Five will be selected from colleges and universities in New York City and five from Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the nation. The Institute, with the help of renowned scholars, will develop and nurture the students’ interest in the appropriate disciplines, and provide them with the requisite basic intellectual challenges and orientations needed to pursue humanities careers and to reach their full potential.

The theme of the Institute is Africana Age. Focusing on the 20th century, it will offer students opportunities to explore areas such as the dominant political, economic and cultural events of the period; achievements in social and artistic realms that challenged the myth of white supremacy; efforts to forge political and cultural relationships among African peoples across geographical boundaries; and commonalities and differences in the material condition of African peoples across time and geography.

The Schomburg-Mellon Institute accepts nominations of potential participants, with a GPA of 3.0 or above, from educators and professors. The nominee must complete an application, including a written statement, plus provide an official transcript and two letters of recommendation.
Participants will be selected based on their compatibility and willingness to take full advantage of this unique educational partnership.

Applications must be post-marked March 9, 2009 at the latest. You can download the application at

Music Business Institute

The Music Business Institute is looking for college students to serve as spring and summer interns in the New Orleans office of a local non-profit organization. The primary activity of MBI is organizing the annual Cutting Edge Conference, bringing artists and business professionals together with students and faculty. The conference is designed to promote scholarship and entrepreneurship. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years of college credits studying in the areas of music, music business, film or media business, have their own transportation, be computer literate, and be available 20 hours per week.

Send resume to:

Eric Cager, Executive Director
The Music Business Institute
1524 Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504 945 1800

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

Since, 1952, the National Science Foundations Graduate Research Fellowship Program has recognized and supported future leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Each year, NSF awards over 1,000 fellowships to outstanding students in these fields.


• Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent residents aliens at beginning of graduate studies in one of the following NSF supported fields:

 Chemistry
 Life Sciences
 Computer and Information Science and Engineering
 Engineering
 Geosciences
 Interdisciplinary
 Mathematical Sciences
 Physics and Astronomy
 Psychology
 Social Sciences


• 3 years of financial support including: $30,000 annual stipend, $10,500 annual cost of education, and $1, 000 one-time foreign travel allowance
• Freedom to pursue research projects of their own design and may be used within a five-year period
• Access to cyberinfrastructure resources through TeraGrid.

To apply, go to
Contact: or 1-800-NSF-GRFP

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

Attention Graduating Seniors:

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is currently recruiting recent graduates for the U.S. Department of Energy Career Intern Program. The DOE Career Intern Program is an intensive two-year entry-level employment opportunity that provides training and career development in basic core competencies needed across DOE. The program is open to US citizens who hold at least a bachelor's degree. The majority of the positions, unless otherwise noted, are in the DC Metro Area; and most positions at this time require master's degrees.

Opportunity 1: Civil Engineer
Degree in engineering with experience in construction management, master's preferred. Commercial construction management preferred.

Opportunity 2: General Engineer
Degree in engineering with experience in clean coal/carbon sequestration, master's preferred.

Opportunity 3: General Engineer
Degree in electrical engineering with experience or research on the nation's electric grid, master's preferred.

Opportunity 4: Human Resources
Master's degree in human resources with experience in federal government HR, especially classification and processing.

Opportunities 5&6: Human Resources
Master's degree in human resources with project management experience. Federal government HR experience preferred.

Opportunities 7&8: Human Resources
*Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Master's degree in human resources with project management experience. Federal government HR experience preferred.

Resumes and unofficial transcripts should be faxed to ORISE in care of Barbara Dunkin at 865-576-0734. Please indicate the opportunity for which you are applying.

The Department of Commerce(DOC)

The DOC has internship opportunities for both sumer and academic year. Interns will participate in on-site work experiences with DOC bureaus and offices in order to integrate academic theory and workplace requirements, gain relevant skills and knowledge, explore Federal career options, develop, professional networks, and gain a greater awareness of the role of Federal agencies. Interns will receive stipends as well as paid round-trip transportation expenses between their school/homes and work locations.

The desired majors and locations are:

Economics, Business Admin, Public Policy - Washington D.C Communications/Government - Washington D.C.
Economics or Business Administration - Atlanta, GA


U.S. Citizen
Minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

Any students that are interested should directly contact Alicia Wells at Oak Ridge Associated Universities by email at or visit

NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Space Grant Internship Program

This program is focused on providing students work exposure to the aerospace industry, encouraging student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and building a strong relationship between universities, students, and NASA JSC. Students will work directly with NASA scientist and engineers on human space flight projects, and gain hands-on experience designing hardware and software relevant to the space program. JSC request that Space Grant Consortia provide students with a $7500 stipend and round-trip travel expenses.


*Enrolled at an accredited college or university pursuing a bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or systems engineering.
*Available to work at NASA JSC for a minimum of 15 weeks during Spring or Fall semester *Limited summer internships are available for minimum of 10 weeks *Must be a U.S. citizen *Minimum GPA of 3.0


Spring 2009- October 17, 2008
Summer 2009- Jan. 23, 2009
Fall 2009- Feb. 27, 2009

Contact Veronica Seyl at

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

January 23, 2009

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is offering six paid Minority Internships during the summer of 2008: two each at the Independence Seaport Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, both in Philadelphia; and two at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission either in Harrisburg or one of its 25 field sites around Pennsylvania. Internships are available in a variety of fields and professional areas, ranging from marketing to curation, historic preservation to archival practice, development to museum education. Interns serve for 12 weeks and are paid $4,000.

The Minority Student Internship Program is designed to introduce upper level undergraduate and graduate students of color to careers in museums and related fields.

The program includes fieldtrips and travel to museums and cultural institutions in the region.

For further info:

College of William and Mary

March 1, 2009

The College of William and Mary has opportunities for summer research in Physics.

This Summer, the Physics and Applied Science Departments will provide opportunities for joining in research not only on the Williamsburg campus, but also at nearby Jefferson National Accelerator Laboratory and NASA Langley Research Center.

The W&M REU program receives support from the National Science Foundation. For the ten weeks of participation, you will receive a stipend of $3,500, plus free housing and health center services. Students who are US citizens or permanent residents may apply. Students completing their junior year will be given preference.

Research Fields include Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Condensed Matter and Surface Physics, Laser Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Non-Linear Dynamics, and Non-Destructive Evaluation.

To apply, visit and submit an application. Two faculty reference letters are required.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Hankins at or Professor Kossler at

UNCF-sponsored internships, grants, and fellowships:
  • Faculty and student research grants, fellowships and internships with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Institutional grants for curriculum enhancement with NASA
  • Student internships with the Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Student fellowships with the Department of Education (ED)
  • Student internships with the Department of Energy (DoE)
  • Employment with the Intelligence Community                                                                  

To apply for these internships, fellowships, and, grants go to:

Oak Ridge Institute For Science And Education                         

ORISE places undergraduate and graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in research facilities across the nation.  Eligibility is based on the demands of the programs and the requirements established by the program sponsors.

Because these opportunities are limited, we are asking you to help us spread the word on your campus. Please review the enclosed flier.   One of the students from your school could have a Great Summer experience in 2008.   Help us help you!

Contact:         Pat Pressley
                      Program Specialist
                      (865) 576-3409

ORISE Opportunities:

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Internship Program

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Internship Program provides opportunities for qualified undergraduate to receive hands-on experience in a real-world setting that prepares them to become part of tomorrow's workforce.

Discipline(s):   engineering, computer science, health physics, meteorology, chemistry, physics, biological sciences, environmental sciences, emergency management, public health, epidemiology, accounting, finance, audit, communications, graphic design, human resources, and instructional technology.

Eligibility:  U.S. Citizens only.  Students entering their junior or senior year.

Location(s):   Oak Ridge Associated Universities located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.     

Other locations could include: Washington D.C, Maryland, Colorado, or California.

Duration:   approximately 10 weeks during summer term

Benefits:  bi-weekly paycheck; limited travel reimbursement

How to apply:

General Electric

General Electric is interviewing for summer interns. To qualify you must be a college Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior in Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, or Accounting. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. GE will also consider business majors with strong leadership qualities.

Location of Internships: Atlanta, Greenville, Houston, Ohio, Raytown,
Schenectady, Erie, ..anywhere there is a GE facility! Average salary: $17
per hour. Some locations will pay a housing allowance.

For more information contact:
Michelle Jackson, PHR GE Energy
HRManager, Compliance & Dispute Resolution

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Summer Scholars Institute Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates the chance to work closely with faculty in an intensive summer research experience. The program gives undergraduate students first-hand exposure to the experiences of graduate school and faculty life by placing them with faculty whose work is closely related to their academic interests and career goals. Students work under faculty mentorship either on an individual basis or as part of a research team.

The following students are eligible to apply for SROP:

U.S. citizens or permanent residents;

  • Undergraduate students who have completed 26 or more credit hours, but will not complete degree requirements before December 2006;
  • Students who are underrepresented in their field of study and who are sophomore or juniors majoring in any subject;
  • Students who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the fall of 2006;
  • Students who plan to pursue graduate work leading to doctoral study (Ph.D.); and
  • Students who view research and university teaching as career goals.

For more information visit:

The University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi is offering a combination of programs designed to give undergraduates the chance to explore their interests in science, math, engineering and technology research. Undergraduates will receive hands-on opportunities and to work on their projects, $1000 to cover research expenses, and a $3000 stipend for the summer. Housing and meals will be provided for the 10-week program.

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University of Minnesota Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs in Lake Itasca

February 15, 2009

This program is designed to introduce eight to ten undergraduate students to research into global change ecology and teach them how to deal with large and/or multiple scale data sets. Participation from underrepresented groups is strongly encouraged.

Participants in this program will:

  • Conduct research under the mentoring of faculty
  • Develop research, collaboration and oral communication skills
  • Become oriented to various aspects of scientific research via faculty and graduate-student panels, an on-site research symposium, an ecological issues course, and ethics seminars.

The summer program will begin with a three-day orientation session then conclude with a student poster presentation session and banquet.

For more information, visit: or email James Cotner at

The Howard Hughes Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program at ULM

Two summer research awards will be offered each year to undergraduate students from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. Students at Xavier will be informed of prospective research mentors on the campus and the research possibilities available in their labs.

Interested students must submit a copy of their current transcripts indicating current GPA and letters of support from Xavier science faculty. Students accepted will be given a $3,000 stipend, room and board, and a $500 supply budget.

Interested students should download the application form and return all application materials to Ms. Sami Recoulley Owens.

Sami Recoulley Owens, Hughes Program Coordinator College of Arts and Sciences University of LA at Monroe 700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209-6348
(318)-342-1885 or mail to:

For more information, visit:

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