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External Opportunities

Individual Listings and Related Opportunities

 Listings and Opportunities Description
AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program 
10-week summer program that places science, engineering & mathematics students at media organizations nationwide to research, write, and report today's headlines
Advancing Microscopy & Microanalysis Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program
supports undergraduate stipend, limited travel, and supply costs for research using or involving a microscopy technique
American Chemical Society Scholars Program
scholarships for underrepresented students who plan to enter chemistry-related fields)
American Physiological Society (APS) STEP-UP Fellowship
Amgen Scholars Program summer research internship at a prestigious schools in U.S., Europe, and Japan
Amgen Scholars Program at NIH summer internship for advanced undergraduates committed to pursuing Ph.D. and combined programs (M.D./Ph.D, DDS/Ph.D.) ; students with experience in health disparities and interest in learning about biological, environmental, social, and genetic causes encouraged to apply
Army Education Outreach Program (AEOP):  College Qualified Leaders (CQL)  program matches practicing Department of Defense (DoD) scientists with college students for internship experiences;   Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP)  provides undergraduate with authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office (non-residential).
Bioenergy Scholar Internship Opportunity 
summer research in bioenergy for undergraduate students
Biomedical Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
at the University of Pittsburgh (for students with an interest in graduate school in the biomedical sciences
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Internships
Center for Disease Control Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (CDC ORISE) Fellows Program  summer undergraduate and graduate experience focusing on public health issues related to the environment.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships paid summer internship for students interested in clinical and basic science research in biomedical sciences
Corps Network Opportunities (AmeriCorps)
DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (DAAD RISE) 
internship opportunity for U.S., Canadian, and UK undergraduates majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and engineering to work in top research institutions in Germany for 3 summer months
Department of Defense Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program 
supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing STEM disciplines and aims to increase the number of civilian scientist and engineers working at DoD laboratories
Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Lab Internship (DOE-SULI)

Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
(UPDATE: Program on Hold 1/4/2020)
internships for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security disciplines related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program 
(UPDATE: Program on Hold 1/4/2020)
ten week paid undergraduate and graduate research experience at U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security partner labs on projects related to nuclear forensics, radiation detection, shielded special nuclear material detection, program management, etc.
Engineering World Health
opportunity to aid in health care technology for poor countries
combines research with study abroad opportunities at five European Research Universities; interested students should work with the  WVU Study Abroad Office on this opportunity
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Internship
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Internship
FDA Office of Policy and Planning Internship
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program  paid internship in biomedical research at a nonprofit research institution with research geared toward prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, HIV, and many other diseases
The Garden Club of America Scholarships provides opportunities for students interested in areas such as botany, coastal wetland studies, conservation & ecological restoration, desert studies, horticulture, landscape architecture, native bird habitat, summer environmental study, and urban forestry
The Green Program  study abroad type opportunity for socially/green conscious students; costs $
HHMI Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program 10-week summer program for undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students with significant research experience interested in doing research in areas of behavioral & systems neuroscience, cellular & molecular neuroscience, evolution & genetics, instrumentation & computational tool development, neuronal cell biology, optical physics & imaging, structural biology & biochemistry, and theory & computational neuroscience
Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative
LAMI; for undergraduates majoring in social sciences and humanities disciplines
Los Alamos National Laboratory Internship
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program  MLEF; Summer fellowship opportunities with Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy for current undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. students at DOE Sites, including Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV. Disciplines? Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Life Health and Medical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences/Science Writing
NASA Internships
NASA WV Space Grant Consortium
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Internship
National Institute of Health (NIH) Internships  (for instance, the  Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research)
National Institute of Health (NIH) Internships (focused on the business side of NIH)
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program Offers scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research along with paid research at NIH during the summer and paid employment/training at NIH after graduation
National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships  NIST-SURF; Students apply for acceptance into the SURF program on USAJOBS. The application process changed in 2019 and students are no longer nominated by their home institution. See information on WVU's 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 NIST SURF participants.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program for rising college juniors; Offers awards that include a paid 10-week summer internship at a NOAA facility and academic-year scholarship assistance for full-time study.
National Science Foundation Internships (related to science and engineering policy)
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) programming The NRAO collaborates with the university astronomy community to develop new instrumentation and technology, and helps train the next generation of scientists through its student, co-op, postdoctoral, and Fellowship programs. A new data management system will soon improve every astronomer's access to NRAO data products for research and education.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Undergraduate Student Research Opportunities Paid summer opportunities in a variety of disciplines: advanced materials, national security, clean energy, neutron science, nuclear sciences, and supercomputing
Pasteur Foundation Summer Undergraduate Internship Program For U.S. undergraduates, entering their junior year at time of application, with strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research
Pathways Program for Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers (local students could potentially intern at NETL, FBI, or NIOSH
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program
Psi Chi The International Honor Society in Psychology 
undergraduate awards and grants for psychology majors
Registry of Undergraduate Researchers 
facilitates matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools; registry is free to undergraduates
SCI Scholars Summer Internships 
10-week paid industrial internship for chemistry and chemical engineering majors 
a gateway portal to federal opportunities for undergraduate STEM students
Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students
summer program designed to introduce students to the reward and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science
Summer Research-Early Identification Program
summer research experiences for students underrepresented in STEM, social sciences, and humanities disciplines
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Internship
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Opportunities
U.S. Geological Survey Fellowships
fellowships include Geology Summer Fellowship Program, Ecology Summer Fellowship Program, and the ArcGIS Summer Fellowship Program
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Externships
U.S. Pharmacopeial Internship
The Wilds opportunities at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio
Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarships and Training Grants awards scholarships and training grants that provide financial and educations support, particularly to those preparing for professional careers that involve diving; scholarships in marine conservation, underwater archeology, journalism, graphic arts, or photography, public safety diving, underwater education, etc. are available

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