Summer Internship Opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
The 2013 QEM/NSF Science Student Internship Program will take place May 28–August 2, 2013, in the Washington, DC area, with placements at NSF headquarters in Arlington, VA. Science policy-focused internships provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to be mentored by program officers involved in implementing science policies and in managing/directing national science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)-focused programs. The experience is designed to increase the students’ understanding of how science policy is made as well as to further develop their potential for becoming leaders and proponents of increased participation in science and engineering by students from underrepresented minority groups. For science policy-oriented internships at NSF, an applicant must be a rising junior or senior or graduate student majoring in a STEM field at an accredited minority-serving institution or a non-minority institution with a track record in producing large numbers of STEM graduates from underrepresented groups.
During the summer, interns will have the opportunity to strengthen their research, communications, and other professional skills; and to develop a peer network that includes students from across the country who are serving as summer interns in other QEM programs. Interns also will be provided the opportunity to become knowledgeable about issues preventing minority students from receiving a quality mathematics/science
education and to become familiar with policies, programs, and strategies being implemented to address these
-An opportunity to be an intern for 10 weeks in the Washington, DC area
-The opportunity to be mentored by NSF program officers involved in implementing science policy and in managing/directing national programs focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
-Roundtrip travel airfare and local transportation allowances
-Housing during the ten-week Program (for students not from the local area)
-A stipend for full-time participation
-A chance to develop a peer network that includes students from across the country who are serving as interns in other NSF programs.