Research in the D.C. Metro Area

 

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Corcoran Gallery of Art Internships

Description:  Several divisions of the museum offer internships throughout the year.  Some of these internships include a research component.  For example, Contemporary Art Curatorial interns assist with upcoming Contemporary Art special exhibitions, including research, writing, and daily administrative duties.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  Art, Museum Studies, Design

Department of Energy Scholars Program
Description: The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available for a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide. The DOE Scholars Program presents you with the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE at various stages in your education.
Locations: Multiple DOE offices and research facilities across the United States.
Fields: Engineering, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Information Technology, Physics, Business, Policy, Program Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Safety and Health, Accounting and Finance, Law, Communications and other related areas.
Eligibility: U.S. citizenship and at least 16 years of age. Undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate of a U.S. accredited institute of higher education.
Funding: Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status). Stipends will be deposited to your bank account in accordance with the stipend schedule provided. You should be prepared to cover all expenses for the first 30 days of your appointment. Travel reimbursement is also provided.
Deadline: January 15, 2015.

The Leadership Alliance

Description:  The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors.

Location:  There are twenty-one sites at colleges and universities throughout the country. Three sites for the program are in the Metro DC area:  Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Howard University. You can view a chart of sites and subject areas.

Field:  Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Humanities

Eligibility:  Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better; have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program; demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD/PhD;  documented US citizenship or permanent resident status; and attend an accredited public or private college or university in the U.S. or its territories, as recognized by the US Department of Education.

Funding:  The internship pays all expenses, providing students with a competitive stipend, travel, and housing.

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program
Description: The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern program (10 weeks) offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment, culture and collections of the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Through the Junior Fellows program, the Library of Congress furthers its mission to provide access to a universal record of knowledge, culture and creativity as exemplified by its collections, while supporting current and future generations of students and scholars. The fellows explore digital initiatives and inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve and research a backlog of special, legal or copyright collections in many different formats. For more details about the program and information on how to apply, visit www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows. Questions about the program may be sent to interns2014@loc.gov.
Eligibility: Applications open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Funding: $3,000 ($300 per week for 10 weeks).

National Archives and Records Administration- Multiple Internship Opportunities

Description: NARA is a Federal government agency, created in 1934 to assist the three branches of Government with the cataloging and storage of documents. NARA is continually looking for students who can help us successfully "preserve the past to protect the future." Find out what exciting piece of history you can help with today.Multiple Internship opportunities here seek students with interests and experience in Information Services, Marketing, Grants Management, Photography, Communications, etc.  Multiple internship opportunities include work with the Legal, Legislative and Editorial departments, among others.
Locations:  College Park, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Presidential Libraries/Regional Libraries (varied locations)
Fields:  History, Education, Outreach, Computer Science, Document Processing, Editorial, Legal, Legislative etc.
Eligibility: specific to the position 
Funding:  Unpaid, but available for academic credit

National Gallery of Art, Internships in the Museum Profession
Description: Internships in the Museum Profession at the National Gallery of Art provide institutional training to students interested in pursuing a museum career. Working closely with professional staff at the Gallery, interns participate in the ongoing work of a department, complete a project or a discrete portion of a larger project, and attend a weekly seminar that introduces the staff, departments, programs, and functions of the Gallery. Possible placements are in the conservation, curatorial, design, and education departments. [Curatorial internships tend to be research-oriented].
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Duration: Interns are in residence at the Gallery from September 14, 2015, to May 13, 2016, and work full time.
Fields: Art, Art History, Architecture, Museum Studies
Eligibility: Although consideration will be given to students with a spring 2015 undergraduate degree, preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in a graduate program or are recent MA, MFA, or M Arch graduates (degree must have been received no earlier than 2014). Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.
Funding: $26,000 stipend.
Deadline: January 12, 2015

National Museum of the US Navy

Description:  The Naval History and Heritage Command offers internships to students who wish to have professional work experience in areas related to their educational programs and career goals, undertaking historical research, writing, and editing.  Each intern receives orientation on his/her branch's functions and those of the Command.  The intern will assist her/his branch in its daily operations. In addition, she/he will be responsible for completing an individual project which contributes to the Command's work.  Interns work with an experienced professional member of the Command's staff who, in conjunction with the intern, will plan the project.  The staff also will provide supervision, instruction, and evaluation.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  History, Education, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Liberal Arts, Art

Eligibility:            

Funding:  Unpaid, though interns may receive a small honoraria of $20 per day

National Park Service Historic Preservation Internship Training Program

Description:  The program gives undergraduates the opportunity to undertake short-term research projects with the National Park Service throughout the year.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  Historic Preservation, Anthropology, Archeology, Architectural History, Architecture, Ethnography, History, Landscape Architecture, Museum Studies, and Planning

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Description:  The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.  REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research.  REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme.  Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.

Location:  REU sites are located all over the U.S. Consult the directory of active REU Sites. You can also search the REU Sites database by field/discipline.

Field:  Research opportunities in many STEM fields as well as some social sciences, including Astronomical Sciences, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Cyberinfrastructure, Department of Defense (DoD), Earth Sciences, Education and Human Resources, Engineering, Ethics and Value Studies, International Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Ocean Sciences, Physics, Polar Programs; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.

Eligibility:  Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Funding:  Consult particular REU program to which you are applying. Most provide a substantial stipend and some provide housing and travel stipends in addition.
Deadline: Varies by REU site, but most fall in January or February.

Office of Presidential Libraries

Description:  The Office of Presidential Libraries oversees a diverse education program among its thirteen Presidential Libraries nationwide.  The intern will work with central office staff as well as educators across the Presidential Library system to develop new education initiatives and seek partnerships with public and private partners.  The intern will also conduct grant research, grant writing, and general research regarding partnerships with museums, universities, and other related institutions.

Location:  College Park, Maryland; Presidential Libraries/Regional Libraries (varied locations)

Eligibility:  We are looking for an intern with creative ideas who has the ability to communicate orally and in writing.  Research (both internet and in print) skills and a familiarity with Microsoft Office suite is important.

     

Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships
Description: The Smithsonian offers internship programs in a wide variety of fields encompassing business and public administration, history, art, science, culture, and education. If you are interested in applying for an internship at a specific museum or office at the Smithsonian, we encourage you to review our website for specific programs offered by our various units in your field of interest. The Smithsonian also offers special internship programs for minority and Native American students. It is necessary to apply for the specific programs separately. However, given the competitive nature of our programs, if you have a broad interest in the Smithsonian, and want to increase your chances of landing an internship, we encourage you to also apply to the General Smithsonian Internship Pool. You can view a list of available opportunities and locations. The Smithsonian offers Smithsonian-Wide Internship Opportunities (which are centrally funded), including special internship programs for minority and Native American students (see listings below). Internships are also available as Smithsonian Unit Internship Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, and other units.
Locations: Most units are in Washington, DC or with the immediate Metro DC area but also include locations in Front Royal, VA (Conservation Biology Institute); New York, NY (Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and National Museum of the American Indian, NY location); Cambridge, MA (Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory); Edgewater, MD (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); and Panama (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute).
Eligibility: Eligibility for Smithsonian internships is generally defined as someone seeking a guided learning opportunity related to their academic or professional goals. Foreign students are eligible to apply for some programs; others are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Smithsonian interns must be 14 years of age or older. Most interns are either undergraduate or graduate students.
Funding: SI-Wide Internships and some unit internships are paid. Some are unpaid.
Duration: Fall and Spring semesters and Summer.
Deadlines: Deadlines vary depending on program and location.

Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship Program
The Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship Program is a need-based program supporting internships for undergraduates in research and collections projects at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The program is generously funded by the Katzenberger Foundation and administered by the Office of Fellowships and Internships.Six internships are offered each summer and are all located in Washington, DC, at the Smithsonian.
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident status. Must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate program of study with academic standing as a junior or senior, or have completed their degree within the past four months. Must be declared as an art history major, concentration, or related discipline and have a GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be eligible to receive federal student aid (i.e. Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, Perkins Loan, etc…).
Funding: $5,500
Duration:The 2015 internship dates are June 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015. Some projects may require weekend duty. Interns must be available for the entire 10 weeks, 40 hours per week.
Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1, 2015.

Minority Awards Program Internship
The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers these internships to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution’s many museums, research institutes and offices.
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Students are generally expected to have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or its equivalent.
Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1


Native American Awards Program Internship
The Native American Awards Internship falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to learn about research or other museum related activities using its Native American-related resources.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Must be interested in pursuing an internship related to Native American resources.
Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1

 

SOAR-MHHD (Spring/Summer Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities) Research Internship, Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities (CEHD)
Description: The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities in Our Nation’s Capital (CEHD) and Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) are jointly sponsoring the 2015 Summer/Fall Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities (SOAR-MHHD) Research Internship Program. The aim of the program is to engage, recruit, and train well-qualified college undergraduate (primarily sophomore and junior) students, from underrepresented minority and other disparity populations, into minority health and health disparities research careers through specialized didactic and mentored research experiences. The SOAR-Health program has been highly successful for several years and the SOAR-MHHD program launched in the spring of 2013 to much enthusiasm. We hope the closer integration of these sister programs and the extended (Summer-Fall) program duration will further enhance the depth and scope of the research projects and the connections students will make with one another and with their research mentors. See program letter and flyer/announcement for more information.
Location: Washington, DC
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from underrepresented minority and other disability populations at Washington, DC Metro area universities with a strong interest in minority health and health disparities research.
Fields: Open to students in all fields but particularly relevant to students majoring in Biology, Pre-Med, Health, Nutrition, Community Health, Psychology, and other health-related fields.
Duration: June 1, 2015 to November 20, 2015 [Summer program is 40 hours/week for 9 weeks, from June 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015 followed by fall semester program (15-20 hours/week commitment) for 16 weeks, from August 3, 2015 to November 20, 2015]
Funding: Stipend to cover all expenses.
Deadline: January 31, 2015

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Internships

Description:  A number of divisions of the museum offer semester-long internships. Some of these internships include a research element. For examples, interns with the Committee on Conscience participate in a wide range of the Museum’s genocide prevention and response activities, including research.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  Humanities- History, Architecture, Museum, Library Science, the Arts

Funding:  Unpaid

History, Government and Public Policy

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Internships
Description:  AEI internships provide students with an opportunity to work with some of America's most renowned scholars, economists, legal scholars, political scientists, and foreign policy specialists doing research on current public policy questions.  Approximately fifty internship opportunities are available in the fall, winter, and summer in the areas of: economic policy, foreign and defense studies, social and political studies, media affairs, The American magazine, publications editing, information systems, marketing, and human resources. Internships are unpaid, and the hours and days are flexible, either part or full time.  An internship with AEI offers opportunities for extensive interaction on an everyday basis in an arena with more than 50 of America's most cited experts in the fields of politics and public policy.  Each intern is paired with a scholar or business director whose area of expertise coincides with the intern's interests. Location:  Washington, D.C.
Field:  Economics; Law; Political Science; Foreign Policy; Public Policy; Defense Studies
Eligibility:  Current undergraduates
Funding:  Unpaid, though interns do receive complimentary breakfast and lunch prepared by AEI’s in-house gourmet chef and are honored at a formal intern dinner

Arms Control Association Research Internship

Description:  The Arms Control Association is looking for individuals to fill a limited number of intern positions. Interns are involved in many facets of ACA's work including:  researching arms control and security issues for articles and fact sheets; assisting in preparing and editing ACA's monthly journal Arms Control Today; monitoring activity in the press and on Capitol Hill; and supporting the analysts in a variety of administrative tasks.  Interns are encouraged to engage in substantive discussions with ACA analysts in order to gain a deeper understanding of the arms control field. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, although the program also considers applicants for part-time positions during the Fall and Spring terms.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  Arms Control, Peace, Security, Government, Politics

Eligibility:  The Association will consider qualified undergraduates, graduate students, and individuals no longer in school for internship positions; however, the internship program is best suited for undergraduates. Substantive experience is highly valued, but so too is a willingness to work hard and to learn.

Funding:  Interns are given a daily stipend for lunch and are reimbursed for commuting expenses.  The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with NGOs, including the Arms Control Association, in Washington, D.C., on arms control, peace, and security issues for six to nine months.

Brookings Institute

Description:  The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:  strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.  Internships at the Brookings Institution are designed to provide participants with opportunities to grow professionally and personally.  They are a chance to use classroom knowledge in a practical environment, while learning and working alongside others that are passionate about their work.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  Economics; Foreign Policy; Global Economy and Development; Government; Metropolitan Policy

Eligibility:  Varies—see individual postings

Funding:  Unpaid

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Description:  The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the leading organizations in the country working on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals.  The Center specializes in research and analysis oriented toward practical policy decisions and produces solid analytic reports on a timely basis that are accessible to public officials at national, state and local levels, to nonprofit organizations and to the media.  Internships are available for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. However, not all positions are available every semester. The typical length of an internship is one semester (approximately 10-12 weeks).  The positions are designed to reflect an intern's interests in conjunction with the Center's needs and the legislative climate.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  Media, Federal Legislation, Health Policy, Housing Policy, International Budget Project, Food Stamps, National Budget and Tax Policy, Outreach Campaigns, State Budget and Tax Policy; Welfare Reform and Income Support Division

Eligibility:  Applicants should have research, fact-gathering, writing, analytic, and computer skills and a willingness to do administrative as well as substantive tasks.

Funding:  Paid; Undergraduates receive $8.50 per hour

Center for Legislative Archives Public Outreach Internships

Description:  Public outreach interns at the Center for Legislative Archives work on a variety of projects along with outreach staff that develop research and writing skills, expand students' understanding of history, politics and government, and provide opportunities to explore a variety of career paths.  Public outreach interns work with the Center's outreach staff on a variety of projects, including: research on the first through fortieth congresses to supplement our upcoming publication, Congress and the Shaping of American History; lesson plans and curricular materials for the Center's web site based on original House and Senate documents; and general research in the records of Congress to support outreach programs.  Intern assignments on these project include: historical media research, research on historical figures or events, research on institutional changes and developments in government, image research, policy research, writing research memos, creating educational materials, composing informational text boxes, or creating charts, graphs and time lines.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  History, Politics, Government

Eligibility:  Interested students at any educational level may apply for a public outreach internship. Applicants with strong writing skills and an interest in history, political science, legislative politics, public policy, education, public history or communication are welcome.

Funding:  Unpaid, but available for academic credit

DC Learns ProLiteracy Internship

Description:  Our public policy internship program provides an opportunity to work with both D.C. Learns and ProLiteracy on policy issues concerning adult literacy and basic education on the local level

(D.C. LEARNs) and the national level (ProLiteracy).  Interns will provide background research for ProLiteracy policy papers; analyze existing/proposed federal legislation from the perspective of adult literacy and recommend ProLiteracy’s response; assist ProLiteracy Director of Policy with scheduling and follow-up with members of Congress; create new Fact Sheets and/or Policy Briefs for D.C. LEARNs as new data becomes available; update D.C. LEARNs’ existing Fact Sheets and Policy Briefs, as required; collect data from literacy programs (such as enrollments/waiting list data, types of classes, funding sources, etc.); and track literacy policy-related events and meetings (both local and national).

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  Public Policy

Eligibility:  Applicants must have good organizational skills; the ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds, and independently; proficient computer skills (Microsoft Word and e-mail, at a minimum); experience working with Microsoft Excel is usually required; experience working with online tools (blogs, etc.) in policy/advocacy context is highly desired; solid writing skills, including the ability to extract salient points from in-depth written materials and the ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.

Funding:  Participants receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the internship.

Department of Energy Scholars Program
Description: The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available for a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide. The DOE Scholars Program presents you with the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE at various stages in your education.
Locations: Multiple DOE offices and research facilities across the United States.
Fields: Engineering, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Information Technology, Physics, Business, Policy, Program Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Safety and Health, Accounting and Finance, Law, Communications and other related areas.
Eligibility: U.S. citizenship and at least 16 years of age. Undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate of a U.S. accredited institute of higher education.
Funding: Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status). Stipends will be deposited to your bank account in accordance with the stipend schedule provided. You should be prepared to cover all expenses for the first 30 days of your appointment. Travel reimbursement is also provided.
Deadline: January 15, 2015.

Institute for Policy Studies Research Internships

Description:  IPS is the nation's oldest and largest multi-issue think tank promoting progressive thought.  As such, we have a number of "Public Scholars" with whom you can work to undertake challenging research, writing, and advocacy in a wide range of foreign and domestic policy issues.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  Government, Politics, Public Policy, Foreign Policy, Domestic Policy       

Eligibility:  IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

Funding:  Unpaid

Institute for the Study of War

Research Internship – Afghanistan Project

Description: The Institute for the Study of War is seeking motivated and experienced university students or recent graduates to fill the position of research intern with the Afghanistan project during the Summer semester. ISW publishes regular research reports on the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and evolving and emerging conflicts in the Middle East in order to inform policy makers and journalists in Washington, DC, as well as the general public.  Interns are expected to conduct research under the guidance of Research Analysts; work in conjunction with other members of the research staff to produce research briefs and analysis; assist with editing, documenting, and supporting materials for products of the Institute; assist with the planning, preparation, and execution of public events and private briefings of employees of the Institute; and conduct other activities in support of Institute projects.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or current undergraduate with coursework in a field of study related to the ISW's core mission and research agenda. A Master’s degree in a related field is a plus. Candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to conduct research. Knowledge of LexisNexis is preferred. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to conduct tasks in a timely and efficient manner.  The candidate must also possess an interest in and enthusiasm for ISW’s research agenda and mission. Interns with the ability to read the Farsi, Dari, or Pashto language and to conduct research in one of those languages are highly desired.

Research Intern—Middle East Security Project

Description: The Institute for the Study of War is seeking motivated and experienced university students or recent graduates to fill the position of research intern with the Middle East Security project for the Summer Semester.   Within the Middle East Security Project, interns will focus on Iraq, Syria, or the Gulf, and provide critical assistance to our researchers. If you have a specific interest or background in one of these topics, please specify in your application. ISW publishes regular research reports on the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and evolving and emerging conflicts in the Middle East in order to inform policy makers and journalists in Washington, DC, as well as the general public. Interns are expected to conduct research under the guidance of Research Analysts; work in conjunction with other members of the research staff to produce research briefs and analysis; assist with editing, documenting, and supporting materials for products of the Institute; assist with the planning, preparation, and execution of public events and private briefings of employees of the Institute; and conduct other activities in support of Institute projects.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or current undergraduate with coursework in a field of study related to the ISW's core mission and research agenda. A Master’s degree in a related field is a plus. Candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to conduct research. Knowledge of LexisNexis is preferred. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to conduct tasks in a timely and efficient manner. The candidate must also possess an interest in and enthusiasm for ISW’s research agenda and mission. Interns with the ability to read the Arabic or Farsi language and to conduct research in one of those languages are highly desired.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research: Research Internship

Description:  The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.  IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation.  The Institute works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups around the country to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economics and social policy issues affecting women and families, and to build a network of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policy research.  IWPR is committed to assisting the professional development of students and graduates interested in economic justice for women.  IWPR's internship program is designed to provide participants with challenging work experiences under the guidance and supervision of researchers with extensive knowledge of women's policy issues and social science research.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  Women’s Studies, Public Policy, Economics, Social Policy

Eligibility:  IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard for race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Funding:  Students who are eligible for work-study funding should contact helmuth@iwpr.org with questions about eligibility for these positions. Also, some IWPR Interns receive school funding to cover expenses while doing an unpaid internship.  Please check with your institution’s office of financial aid for funding opportunities.

The Leadership Alliance

Description:  The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors.

Location:  There are twenty-one sites at colleges and universities throughout the country. Three sites for the program are in the Metro DC area:  Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Howard University. You can view a chart of sites and subject areas.

Field:  Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Humanities

Eligibility:  Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better; have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program; demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD/PhD;  documented US citizenship or permanent resident status; and attend an accredited public or private college or university in the U.S. or its territories, as recognized by the US Department of Education.

Funding: The internship pays all expenses, providing students with a competitive stipend, travel, and housing.

National Academy of Social Insurance

Description:  The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) seeks outstanding graduate and upper division undergraduate students to serve as interns on social insurance policy research and analysis projects in Washington, DC. Students studying economics, gerontology, journalism, political science, public policy, social work, actuarial science or related subjects are urged to apply for this 12-week summer semester internship. NASI's Washington Interns on Social Insurance have the opportunity to work with leading experts and officials who are recognized authorities on social insurance policy, Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, disability long-term care, health care financing, and related public and private programs; gain valuable work experience; make professional contacts and network in their areas of interest; and discuss current policy issues and attend Congressional hearings. Placements include federal agencies (Dept. of Labor, Dept. of Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration, etc.), research institutes (Brookings Institution, Institute for Health Policy Solutions, etc.), and organizations (American Association of Retired Persons, National Governor's Association, etc.)

Location:  Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD

Fields:  Economics, Gerontology, Journalism, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Work, Actuarial Science or related subjects

Eligibility:  Open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents as well as International Students with valid student visas

Funding:  Students receive a $3,000-$3,500 honorarium for their internship experience and academic credit may be arranged through the intern’s college or university.
Deadline: March 1

Search for Common Ground

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 400 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 39 offices in 26 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff who love their work. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role.  They have several unpaid internships-see their website for details.

Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships
Description: The Smithsonian offers internship programs in a wide variety of fields encompassing business and public administration, history, art, science, culture, and education. If you are interested in applying for an internship at a specific museum or office at the Smithsonian, we encourage you to review our website for specific programs offered by our various units in your field of interest. The Smithsonian also offers special internship programs for minority and Native American students. It is necessary to apply for the specific programs separately. However, given the competitive nature of our programs, if you have a broad interest in the Smithsonian, and want to increase your chances of landing an internship, we encourage you to also apply to the General Smithsonian Internship Pool. You can view a list of available opportunities and locations. The Smithsonian offers Smithsonian-Wide Internship Opportunities (which are centrally funded), including special internship programs for minority and Native American students (see listings below). Internships are also available as Smithsonian Unit Internship Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, and other units.
Locations: Most units are in Washington, DC or with the immediate Metro DC area but also include locations in Front Royal, VA (Conservation Biology Institute); New York, NY (Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and National Museum of the American Indian, NY location); Cambridge, MA (Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory); Edgewater, MD (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); and Panama (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute).
Eligibility: Eligibility for Smithsonian internships is generally defined as someone seeking a guided learning opportunity related to their academic or professional goals. Foreign students are eligible to apply for some programs; others are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Smithsonian interns must be 14 years of age or older. Most interns are either undergraduate or graduate students.
Funding: SI-Wide Internships and some unit internships are paid. Some are unpaid.
Duration: Fall and Spring semesters and Summer.
Deadlines: Deadlines vary depending on program and location.

Minority Awards Program Internship
The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers these internships to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution’s many museums, research institutes and offices.
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Students are generally expected to have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or its equivalent.
Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1


Native American Awards Program Internship
The Native American Awards Internship falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to learn about research or other museum related activities using its Native American-related resources.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Must be interested in pursuing an internship related to Native American resources.
Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1

SOAR-MHHD (Spring/Summer Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities) Research Internship, Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities (CEHD)
Description: The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities in Our Nation’s Capital (CEHD) and Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) are jointly sponsoring the 2015 Summer/Fall Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities (SOAR-MHHD) Research Internship Program. The aim of the program is to engage, recruit, and train well-qualified college undergraduate (primarily sophomore and junior) students, from underrepresented minority and other disparity populations, into minority health and health disparities research careers through specialized didactic and mentored research experiences. The SOAR-Health program has been highly successful for several years and the SOAR-MHHD program launched in the spring of 2013 to much enthusiasm. We hope the closer integration of these sister programs and the extended (Summer-Fall) program duration will further enhance the depth and scope of the research projects and the connections students will make with one another and with their research mentors. See program letter and flyer/announcement for more information.
Location: Washington, DC
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from underrepresented minority and other disability populations at Washington, DC Metro area universities with a strong interest in minority health and health disparities research.
Fields: Open to students in all fields but particularly relevant to students majoring in Biology, Pre-Med, Health, Nutrition, Community Health, Psychology, and other health-related fields.
Duration: June 1, 2015 to November 20, 2015 [Summer program is 40 hours/week for 9 weeks, from June 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015 followed by fall semester program (15-20 hours/week commitment) for 16 weeks, from August 3, 2015 to November 20, 2015]
Funding: Stipend to cover all expenses.
Deadline: January 31, 2015

START Summer and Academic Semester Internships
Description: The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is a research center, based at the University of Maryland, committed to the scientific study of the causes and human consequences of terrorism in the United States and around the world. START supports research efforts of leading social scientists at more than 50 academic and research institutions. START is able to offer internships which can be taken for credit on several exciting projects. Subject/project areas include Global Terrorism Database, Unconventional Weapons and Technology, Strategic Military Assessment Research and Transition (SMART) Projects, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Analytical, Naval Research Laboratory Adversarial Modeling and Exploitation Office, Communications and Research Transition Support, Dataverse, Government Actions in Terror Environments (GATE), Risk Communications and Community Resilience, Risk Communications and Community Resilience App Development Internship, START/State Department Terrorist Organizations Project Internship, Terrorism Propaganda Analysis, and Cross-National Analysis of Values in the Middle East.
Location: College Park, Maryland; Washington, DC
Eligibility: A good academic record; a demonstrated interest in the subject matter; submit a complete application by the deadline; agree to attend orientation and training. Looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors  (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics).
Funding: Unpaid. Academic credit available.
Deadline: November 9, 2014 for Spring 2015 semester.

Psychology and Public Health



American Psychological Association Summer Science Fellowship (SSF)

Description: The APA Science Directorate in partnership with the George Mason University Department of Psychology will host the 2015 Summer Science Fellowship program (SSF). SSF aims to immerse advanced undergraduate students in the science of psychology by exposing them to the excitement and promise of the best of psychological science. Our principal objective is to inform these students about the science of psychology and its promise for the future, and help prepare them for the rigors of graduate study in psychological science.

Location:  George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Dates: June 13 to July 25, 2015

Fields:  Psychology (Applied Developmental, Biopsychology, Clinical, Human Factors & Applied Cognitive, Industrial & Organizational, Neuorscience, School Psychology).

Eligibility:  Eligibility is strictly limited to rising college seniors at U.S. or Canadian colleges and universities. Applicants should be psychology majors, although students with related preparation may apply if they expect to enter a psychological science graduate program. International students enrolled in U.S. or Canadian colleges are eligible; U.S. citizenship is not required. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The minimum GPA required to apply is 3.0. In addition, you must have at least a 3.25 psychology GPA in order to be considered for the program.

Funding:  Summer salary plus all travel and living expenses.
Deadline: February 9, 2015

The Leadership Alliance
Description:  The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors.
Location:  There are twenty-one sites at colleges and universities throughout the country. Three sites for the program are in the Metro DC area:  Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Howard University. You can view a chart of sites and subject areas.
Field:  Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Humanities
Eligibility:  Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better; have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program; demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD/PhD;  documented US citizenship or permanent resident status; and attend an accredited public or private college or university in the U.S. or its territories, as recognized by the US Department of Education.
Funding: The internship pays all expenses, providing students with a competitive stipend, travel, and housing.

Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Child Development
Description:  A two-semester commitment during which student interns gain experience in all aspects of the lab’s research, including:  recruiting families to participate in studies, understanding and helping to design experiments to be run with infants and children, constructing experimental stimuli, conducting experiment sessions with children and their parents, analyzing and interpreting data, and attending lab meetings. Although the summer intern program was not offered in 2014, it will be offered in 2015.
Location:  Baltimore, Maryland
Child Development, Psychology
Eligibility:  Applicants should have experience with children.  Previous research experience is a plus, but not required.  A background in psychology or development is preferred.
Funding:  The program offers either 4 credit hours or up to $1,500 in stipend money.  Receipt of university credit depends upon agreement with the student’s home institution.

Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP), Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Description: The MCHC/RISE-UP Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. Grant funding for this program was awarded to Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The MCHC/RISE-UP is a 10-week summer program that begins May 25, 2015. The program begins with Orientation for ALL scholars. Registration, health screening, and seminars will begin at KKI/Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore MD on Monday, May 25 and Tuesday, May 26. Scholars then fly to Atlanta, GA to continue Orientation Week at the CDC. Following Orientation, the scholars at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (Baltimore) and University of South Dakota sites will begin their MCHC/RISE-UP experience on June 1, 2015 and end on July 31, 2015. Students will choose two public health leadership expierences at one of the research sites in the areas of Clinical/Community, Community Engagement and Advocacy, and Research. From one of the following three MCHC/RISE-UP training sites, scholar selects the location that is closest to their permanent residence: the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD; the University of South Dakota/Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities in Sioux Falls, SD; and the University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities/California State University, Los Angeles in CA. For more information, see the MCHC/RISE-UP Summer 2015 flyer.
Locations: Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD
Eligibility: Although applications are encouraged from students from underrepresented groups, all students wishing to work on issues of health disparity are encouraged to apply. Students must be rising juniors, juniors, and seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or more. Recent graduates of baccalaureate programs may also apply if they have earned their degree within 12 months of the start of the orientation program. Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents.
Fields: Public Health, Nutrition, Psychology, Neurology, Speech/Language, Special Education, Social Work, Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and other related fields.
Funding: $3,500 stipend. Housing and travel expenses for out-of-state students.
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Public Health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Description: The PLLUSS Program is a public health leadership and research program for undergraduate sophomore and junior scholars minoring or majoring in public health. The PLLUSS Program provides scholars with mentored public health research and community health activities, mentorship, and professional development, especially in the area of promotion of health equity and the elimination of health disparities research. PLLUSS scholars will participate in a comprehensive educational and applied public health learning experience that will enhance their abilities to successfully transition to graduate and professional school, and ultimately to a career in public health. The scholars will participate in the PLLUSS program full time for eight weeks during the summer program and 150 hours during the academic year. Orientation begins on May 25 through May 29, 2015 for all students. Orientation will take place at KKI/Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, MD (May 25th – May 26th) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA (May 27 – May 29). Housing and transportation will be provided for scholars. Scholars will be paired with a research mentor based on the interests expressed in their application. Scholars will work with their mentor to develop a research question.  Available research topics include: health disparities, urban health issues, HIV/AIDS, adolescent health, developmental disabilities, community health, substance abuse treatment and prevention, cancer prevention, and child maltreatment and community violence prevention and treatment. See the PLLUSS Program Flyer.
Locations: Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, MD; Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA; California State University at Los Angeles, CA; the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Cincinnati, OH); and the University of Cincinnati.
Fields:
Public Health.
Eligibility:
Although applications are encouraged from students from underrepresented groups, all students wishing to work on issues of health disparity are encouraged to apply. Students must be currently enrolled full-time as a sophomore or junior students minoring or majoring in public health. Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents.
Funding:
The housing and round-trip travel expenses for out-of-state scholars are available. Student will be paid a $5,140 stipend. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. They must be able to commit to the duration of the program (8 weeks during summer 2015 and 150 hours of work during the academic year).
Deadline:
January 31, 2015.

SOAR-MHHD (Spring/Summer Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities) Research Internship, Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities (CEHD)
Description: The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities in Our Nation’s Capital (CEHD) and Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) are jointly sponsoring the 2015 Summer/Fall Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities (SOAR-MHHD) Research Internship Program. The aim of the program is to engage, recruit, and train well-qualified college undergraduate (primarily sophomore and junior) students, from underrepresented minority and other disparity populations, into minority health and health disparities research careers through specialized didactic and mentored research experiences. The SOAR-Health program has been highly successful for several years and the SOAR-MHHD program launched in the spring of 2013 to much enthusiasm. We hope the closer integration of these sister programs and the extended (Summer-Fall) program duration will further enhance the depth and scope of the research projects and the connections students will make with one another and with their research mentors. See program letter and flyer/announcement for more information.
Location: Washington, DC
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from underrepresented minority and other disability populations at Washington, DC Metro area universities with a strong interest in minority health and health disparities research.
Fields: Open to students in all fields but particularly relevant to students majoring in Biology, Pre-Med, Health, Nutrition, Community Health, Psychology, and other health-related fields.
Duration: June 1, 2015 to November 20, 2015 [Summer program is 40 hours/week for 9 weeks, from June 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015 followed by fall semester program (15-20 hours/week commitment) for 16 weeks, from August 3, 2015 to November 20, 2015]
Funding: Stipend to cover all expenses.
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Science and Engineering

Association of Public Health Laboratories Fellowship

Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program

Description:  The EID program , sponsored by APHL and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives involving infectious disease research. The EID Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship is a one-year program designed for bachelor’s or master’s level scientists, with emphasis on the practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases.

Location:  Throughout the U.S. at host laboratories

Field:  Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Public Health

Eligibility:  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and have completed their bachelor’s degree by the time the fellowship begins

Funding:  The annual stipend (2009) is $32,039 for fellows with a bachelor’s degree.  Fellows are also provided with comprehensive medical insurance, travel to the interviews, orientation, and host laboratory and a professional development allowance.

Funding:  Unpaid, but available for academic credit

Carnegie Institution of Washington Summer Scholars Program

Description:  The Geophysical Laboratory and the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, a nonprofit scientific research institution located in Washington DC, have been leaders in earth science research and education since their founding. The goal of our summer internship program is to provide eligible undergraduate students with a participatory introduction to scientific research. Fundamental investigations in the geosciences (experimental petrology, mineralogy, mineral physics, seismology), planetary sciences and astronomy, and related chemical sciences (inorganic and organic geochemistry, cosmochemistry) are pursued. During a ten-week summer program, undergraduate students will conduct an individual research project with guidance from a GL or DTM staff member.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  Science, Geoscience, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Biology, Astronomy

Eligibility:  Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in geoscience, physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, astronomy or a related field, who are considering scientific research as a potential career, are encouraged to apply. To be eligible to participate in the program, students must have completed at least 30 semester-hour credits by the start of the summer program, and be either citizens or permanent residents of the United States.  Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.

Funding:  Participants receive a $4,300 stipend and housing.

Department of Energy Scholars Program
Description: The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available for a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide. The DOE Scholars Program presents you with the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE at various stages in your education.
Locations: Multiple DOE offices and research facilities across the United States.
Fields: Engineering, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Information Technology, Physics, Business, Policy, Program Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Safety and Health, Accounting and Finance, Law, Communications and other related areas.
Eligibility: U.S. citizenship and at least 16 years of age. Undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate of a U.S. accredited institute of higher education.
Funding: Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status). Stipends will be deposited to your bank account in accordance with the stipend schedule provided. You should be prepared to cover all expenses for the first 30 days of your appointment. Travel reimbursement is also provided.
Deadline: January 15, 2015.

Food & Water Watch Fish Policy & Research Internships

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control. They offer a number of internships several of which are research internships, see their page for details.

Johns Hopkins University, Summer Internship, Center for Computational Biology, Institute of Genetic Medicine

Description: The internship program will provide hands-on research experience as part of ongoing research projects with bioinformatics and genomics faculty in the Institute of Genetic Medicine. Current areas of research include analyses of high-throughput sequencing data to determine markers of disease, characterize genes and their variations in species such as human and mouse, reconstruct gene networks, and assemble and analyze genomes. The program involves full-time research (40 hours/ week) for 10 weeks (interns may start at a later date if necessary).

Location: Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduates including following their senior year.

Funding: Students are compensated at a rate of $11/ hour.

The Leadership Alliance
Description:  The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors.
Location:  There are twenty-one sites at colleges and universities throughout the country. Three sites for the program are in the Metro DC area:  Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Howard University. You can view a chart of sites and subject areas.
Field:  Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Humanities
Eligibility:  Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better; have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program; demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD/PhD;  documented US citizenship or permanent resident status; and attend an accredited public or private college or university in the U.S. or its territories, as recognized by the US Department of Education.
Funding: The internship pays all expenses, providing students with a competitive stipend, travel, and housing.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship, U.S. Department of Energy
Description: For 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE).  This program has mentored several hundred of the best and brightest students from across the nation for future careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) and provided insight into how the DOE is working to meet the energy challenges of the future.  MLEF was awarded the Secretary of Energy's EEO/Diversity Best Practices Award in 2007. The goal of the MLEF program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in STEM majors, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.  Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.  During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.
Locations: Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, DC and Germantown, MD; National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR; Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA; Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Fields: STEM disciplines.
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens. Students must be at least 18 years of age at time of application and be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher). GPA of 3.0 and above.
Funding: Undergraduate students receive a weekly stipend of $600. some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.
Deadline: January 2, 2015

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering (National Institutes of Health) Summer Internship Program

Description:  The NIBIB-sponsored Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) is for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. The 10 week program, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Lutz, BESIP Program Director, is scheduled from June 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015. The internship will allow rising senior bioengineering students to participate in cutting edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, MD. Selected by a nationwide competition, the interns will have the opportunity to indicate preferences from a list of available NIH projects that involve areas of engineering or physical science expertise. The students will participate in group meetings, attend planned lectures and laboratory visits, and be encouraged to submit posters to the NIH Poster Day where summer interns from all disciplines present their projects. The projects list for 2015 will be updated in a few months. The 2014 projects list gives a good sample of the types of projects that will be available again for 2015.

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Field:  Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences

Eligibility:  Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have completed at least three years of undergraduate study in a biomedical engineering or bioengineering degree program by the start of the 2015 summer, be returning to an undergraduate program for at least one term after the summer program, and be present at the Bethesda campus for the entire ten-week program (June 1 to August 7, 2015).

Funding: The BESIP summer stipend includes a base stipend plus a supplement to cover the high cost of living in the Bethesda area, which adds up to approximately $6,600 for 10 weeks. Housing costs are paid by the intern from this stipend. The 16 selected interns are typically housed in four two-bedroom, two-bath condominiums in the Bethesda area, with each condo having four interns. The apartments are close to NIH and convenient to public transportation. Intern must pay travel expenses to and from Bethesda from stipend.
Deadline: February 9, 2015.

National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

Description:  Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited. Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.

Locations:  Main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD; National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, MD; National Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC;  Rocky Mountain Laboratories of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Hamilton, MT; and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Detroit, MI.           

Field:  Science, Biomedicine

Eligibility:  The Summer Internship Program is for students who will be sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program and who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students.  Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. No minimum GPA, but few recipients have a GPA below 3.0.            

Funding: Students who are selected receive a monthly stipend that is based on education level and experience.
Deadline: March 1.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Description:  The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Gaithersburg, MD Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the NIST SURF program. Students can participate in the following NIST laboratories: Material Measurement Laboratory, Physical Measurement Laboratory, Engineering Laboratory, Information Technology Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and NIST Center for Neutron Research.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Boulder, CO, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the NIST SURF program. Students can participate in the following NIST laboratories in the areas of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Science, and Physics.

Locations:  Gaithersburg, Maryland; Boulder, CO.
Duration: May 26 – August 9, 2015 or June 8 – August 9, 2015

Field:  Science, Mathematics, and Engineering

Eligibility:   The program is open to all United States citizens or permanent residents.  Students must be undergraduates at a U.S. university or college with a scientific major, have a  G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better (recommended), and be considering pursuing a graduate degree (MS or PhD.)  Students with physics, material science, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are always encouraged to apply.  Students applying for the Boulder program should have a GPA of 3.5 or above. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors. Student must be nominated by his/her university and the university must submit grant application. If you wish to apply, you must contact the NIST representative at your university well in advance of the deadline. For UMCP, contact the Engineering Coop & Career Services office at CareerEngr@umd.edu or call 301-405-3863.
Funding: $5,500 stipend plus grant covering housing in suite-style hotel near NIST site.
Deadline: February 7, 2015 (Students must be nominated by and apply through the university. Applications should be turned into the Engineering Coop & Career Services office on campus).

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

Description:  A ten-week program designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research, under the guidance of a mentor.

Location:  One of eighteen Department of Navy laboratories, including labs in Washington, DC; Bethesda Maryland; Silver Spring, Maryland; and Quantico, Virginia

Field:  Science and Engineering

Eligibility:  Students must be U.S. Citizens (some labs may accept dual citizens), have majors relevant to the research interests of the laboratory, and be a junior or senior (sophomores may apply if they will have reached junior status before starting at the lab).

Funding:  A stipend of $7,690.

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Description:  The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.  REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research.  REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme.  Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.

Location:  REU sites are located all over the U.S. Consult the directory of active REU Sites. You can also search the REU Sites database by field/discipline.

Field:  Research opportunities in many STEM fields as well as some social sciences, including Astronomical Sciences, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Cyberinfrastructure, Department of Defense (DoD), Earth Sciences, Education and Human Resources, Engineering, Ethics and Value Studies, International Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Ocean Sciences, Physics, Polar Programs; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.

Eligibility:  Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Funding:  Consult particular REU program to which you are applying. Most provide a substantial stipend and some provide housing and travel stipends in addition.
Deadline: Varies by REU site, but most fall in January or February.

Research Space Astronomy Summer Program, Space Telescope Science Institute

Description:  Each summer, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) brings a dozen highly motivated college students to Baltimore, Maryland, for a Space Astronomy Summer Program (SASP). STScI is the scientific operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the future James Webb Space Telescope. The SAS Program runs from mid-June to mid-August, and is designed for upper division undergraduates with a strong interest in space astronomy. Students work individually with STScI researchers and staff on research projects that might include data reduction and interpretation, software development, scientific writing, preparing data for public releases. The program affords students the opportunity to attend lectures on a variety of exciting topics related to space astronomy, the Hubble, and James Webb Space Telescopes.

Location:  Baltimore, Maryland

Field:  Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics

Eligibility: The program is open to students from the US and other countries, at all levels of undergraduate and graduate study, but with preference to undergraduates between the junior and senior years.

Funding: The intern stipend for the 2014 SASP will be $600 per week or $6000 for the summer. A travel and partial housing subsidy will be given to students.A travel subsidy will include round-trip travel to Baltimore MD, by air, train or personal vehicle. Coordinated student housing will be offered to the SASP students. STScI will subsidize roughly 1/3 of the housing costs for students who use this housing option.

Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships
Description: The Smithsonian offers internship programs in a wide variety of fields encompassing business and public administration, history, art, science, culture, and education. If you are interested in applying for an internship at a specific museum or office at the Smithsonian, we encourage you to review our website for specific programs offered by our various units in your field of interest. The Smithsonian also offers special internship programs for minority and Native American students. It is necessary to apply for the specific programs separately. However, given the competitive nature of our programs, if you have a broad interest in the Smithsonian, and want to increase your chances of landing an internship, we encourage you to also apply to the General Smithsonian Internship Pool. You can view a list of available opportunities and locations. The Smithsonian offers Smithsonian-Wide Internship Opportunities (which are centrally funded), including special internship programs for minority and Native American students (see listings below). Internships are also available as Smithsonian Unit Internship Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, and other units.
Locations: Most units are in Washington, DC or with the immediate Metro DC area but also include locations in Front Royal, VA (Conservation Biology Institute); New York, NY (Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and National Museum of the American Indian, NY location); Cambridge, MA (Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory); Edgewater, MD (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); and Panama (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute).
Eligibility: Eligibility for Smithsonian internships is generally defined as someone seeking a guided learning opportunity related to their academic or professional goals. Foreign students are eligible to apply for some programs; others are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Smithsonian interns must be 14 years of age or older. Most interns are either undergraduate or graduate students.
Funding: SI-Wide Internships and some unit internships are paid. Some are unpaid.
Duration: Fall and Spring semesters and Summer.
Deadlines: Deadlines vary depending on program and location.

Minority Awards Program Internship
The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers these internships to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution’s many museums, research institutes and offices.
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Students are generally expected to have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or its equivalent.
Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1


Native American Awards Program Internship
The Native American Awards Internship falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to learn about research or other museum related activities using its Native American-related resources.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program or have completed their degree within the past four months. Must be interested in pursuing an internship related to Native American resources.
Funding: $600 per week with possible travel allowance
Duration: 10 weeks, full time (40 hours)
Deadlines: Summer (beginning after June 1) February 1; Fall (beginning after October 1) February 1; Spring (beginning after February) October 1

 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internships

Description:  The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education.  This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.  Participants work full-time (40 hours per week) for a period of 10 to 16 weeks.

Location:  Edgewater, Maryland

Field:  Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Estuarine Environmental Research within the disciplines of Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics; Physics; Environmental Education; Environmental Information Management

Eligibility:  The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and beginning graduate students, or students who have recently graduated from an undergraduate or Master’s program. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

Funding:  Participants receive a stipend of $500 per week.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park Internships & Fellowships

Description:           The National Zoo offers exciting and unique internships that help participants reach a range of academic and professional goals.  Internships positions are available from a variety of groups at the Zoo including: veterinary medicine, FONZ, research, and animal programs—each may have a slightly different application process. Applications may be accepted on an ongoing basis or have a deadline, as noted below.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  Science, Veterinary Medicine

Eligibility:  Varies—see specific listings

Funding:  Varies—see specific listings

SOAR-MHHD (Spring/Summer Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities) Research Internship, Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities (CEHD)
Description: The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities in Our Nation’s Capital (CEHD) and Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) are jointly sponsoring the 2015 Summer/Fall Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities (SOAR-MHHD) Research Internship Program. The aim of the program is to engage, recruit, and train well-qualified college undergraduate (primarily sophomore and junior) students, from underrepresented minority and other disparity populations, into minority health and health disparities research careers through specialized didactic and mentored research experiences. The SOAR-Health program has been highly successful for several years and the SOAR-MHHD program launched in the spring of 2013 to much enthusiasm. We hope the closer integration of these sister programs and the extended (Summer-Fall) program duration will further enhance the depth and scope of the research projects and the connections students will make with one another and with their research mentors. See program letter and flyer/announcement for more information.
Location: Washington, DC
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from underrepresented minority and other disability populations at Washington, DC Metro area universities with a strong interest in minority health and health disparities research.
Fields: Open to students in all fields but particularly relevant to students majoring in Biology, Pre-Med, Health, Nutrition, Community Health, Psychology, and other health-related fields.
Duration: June 1, 2015 to November 20, 2015 [Summer program is 40 hours/week for 9 weeks, from June 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015 followed by fall semester program (15-20 hours/week commitment) for 16 weeks, from August 3, 2015 to November 20, 2015]
Funding: Stipend to cover all expenses.
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Space Telescope Science Institute Summer Students

Description:  Each summer, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) brings a dozen highly motivated college students to Baltimore, Maryland, for a Space Astronomy Summer Program.  The Space Telescope Science Institute is the scientific operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and for the future James Webb Space Telescope.  The Space Astronomy Summer Program runs ten weeks, from mid-June to mid-August, and is designed for upper division undergraduates with a strong interest in space astronomy.  Students work individually with STScI researchers and staff on research projects that might include data reduction and interpretation, software development, scientific writing, preparing data for public releases.  The program affords students the opportunity to attend lectures on a variety of exciting topics related to space astronomy, the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes.

Location:  Baltimore, Maryland

Field:  Astronomy; Astrophysics

Eligibility:  There are no restrictions on who may apply to the STScI SASP.  Foreign students are welcome. Non-US citizens are welcome.  US citizens are welcome.  Anyone may apply.

Funding:  Participants receive a stipend of $5,200.

START Summer and Academic Semester Internships
Description: The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is a research center, based at the University of Maryland, committed to the scientific study of the causes and human consequences of terrorism in the United States and around the world. START supports research efforts of leading social scientists at more than 50 academic and research institutions. START is able to offer internships which can be taken for credit on several exciting projects. Subject/project areas include Global Terrorism Database, Unconventional Weapons and Technology, Strategic Military Assessment Research and Transition (SMART) Projects, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Analytical, Naval Research Laboratory Adversarial Modeling and Exploitation Office, Communications and Research Transition Support, Dataverse, Government Actions in Terror Environments (GATE), Risk Communications and Community Resilience, Risk Communications and Community Resilience App Development Internship, START/State Department Terrorist Organizations Project Internship, Terrorism Propaganda Analysis, and Cross-National Analysis of Values in the Middle East.
Location: College Park, Maryland; Washington, DC
Eligibility: A good academic record; a demonstrated interest in the subject matter; submit a complete application by the deadline; agree to attend orientation and training. Looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors  (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics).
Funding: Unpaid. Academic credit available.
Deadline: November 9, 2014 for Spring 2015 semester.

Undergraduate Research Associates in Astrobiology, Goddard Center for Astrobiology (GCA)

Description:  The 2014 Undergraduate Research Associates in Astrobiology is a ten-week research program held each year at Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland. During this period, each Research Associate conducts an intensive research project on a state-of-the art question under the direction of an individual mentor. Mentors are members of the Goddard Center for Astrobiology. At the conclusion of the ten-week program, each Research Assoicate presents his or her research in a NAI Forum in Astrobiology Research (FAR).

Location: Greenbelt, Maryland

Field:  Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics

University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program (Biomedical Research at UMD's School of Medicine in Baltimore)
Description: The University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program builds on the strengths of two great institutions by enabling outstanding University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) undergraduates to become engaged in summer research projects led by top faculty in the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The program provides participating students with in-depth involvement in significant research and professional mentorship in challenging settings. The program also introduces highly talented UMCP undergraduates to the MD degree program, the vast array of graduate degree programs, and the MD/PhD and MD/MS degree opportunities at UMB.
Location: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Fields: Majoring in any science, engineering, or mathematics field.
Eligibility: Open to UMCP students currently in their second or third year of studies (Sophomore or Junior). Minimum GPA of 3.5.
Deadline: Early February (last deadline was February 7, 2014)

University of Maryland Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Summer Program

Description: CBCB offers undergraduates the opportunity to get hands-on research experience in bioinformatics as part of an ongoing research projects within CBCB. The program involves full-time research (40 hours/ week) and students will get to choose from among several projects. Students will be able to attend seminars and lectures to enrich their experience.

Location: College Park, MD

Funding: Students are compensated at a rate of $10/ hour.

 

Worldwatch Food & Agriculture Research Internship

Description:  The Food & Agriculture Research Internship with the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet project is a unique opportunity to support and participate in research that drives environmental and agricultural policy. The intern will work closely with the Institute's food and agriculture staff to refine and organize information that will contribute to a project on sustainable agricultural innovations. Responsibilities include: research and fact-checking; collecting, organizing, and managing web content; organizing resources and contacts; providing logistical and administrative support to on-the-ground research; and assisting in writing and outreach that will contribute to and help to promote the ongoing Nourishing the Planet project. Interns will also have the chance to have their name published on prominent environmental websites and in major newspapers and columns around the world. 

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Field:  Environmental Science, Agricultural Science, Political Science, Economics

Eligibility:  Applicants should have excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications; experience with web and library research; basic to intermediate facility with spreadsheet software, web design, and blogging software; demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues-and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision-making; demonstrated interest in and ability to synthesizing complex sets of data; coursework reflecting interest and knowledge of the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of food and agriculture production. Work for environmental or other sustainability-oriented organizations, and international experience, is a plus.

Funding:  Interns will be unpaid and will be expected to work 20 to 30 hours per week.