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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

the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), allow students to participate in hands-on research in the laboratory of an established researcher and APS member for 10 weeks

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 students with authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office (non-residential).
DOE Scholars - Summer Internships - Bioenergy Technologies The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is seeking Scholars to engage in projects and activities related BETO's mission. BETO "supports research, development, and demonstration to enable the sustainable use of domestic biomass and waste resources for the production of biofuels and bioproducts." 
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) Internship

variety of hands-on training programs for students and recent graduates. All offer a unique experience in one of the many exciting public health fields.

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) Variety of Jobs, locations and learning opportunities, check out their site to see if any align with your interests
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 supporting educational and training programs to promote science and energy literacy. DOE funding has enabled tens of thousands of scientists, engineers, and technicians to tackle scientific questions of the day in physics, chemistry, biology, and other areas of basic science and technology, impacting energy, environment, and national security challenges

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program 
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.
Education Support Awards
In 2023, the Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training.
Engineering World Health EWH’s Summer Institutes are two-month service abroad opportunities for university students and young professionals in STEM fields. 
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 As the nation’s top law enforcement organization, we offer valuable work experience for students at various education levels. With a variety of programs, internships, and entry-level career options, we seek post-secondary students and recent graduates who will bring their knowledge and skills to our diverse workforce.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Internship  provides a flexible alternative mechanism for the employment and professional development of promising research or regulatory review scientists for a period of limited duration. Fellowships provide the opportunity to accelerate and enhance scientists' careers through close associations with leading authorities in health-related research.  Fellowships also serve to strengthen the research community by assuring a continuous exchange of talent between the FDA, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and other research organizations external to the FDA.

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 associated with participation
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
Jefferson Lab Student Internships
The Jefferson Lab offers a variety of student internships to undergraduates and offers internships year-round. These opportunities do not have a closing date, rather they remain open until the right intern is selected. If a student is hired in their sophomore year, they may continue as an intern until 3 months after they graduate.
Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative
LAMI; for undergraduates majoring in social sciences and humanities disciplines
Los Alamos National Laboratory Internship
Los Alamos National Laboratory is proud  to support a robust student internship program, hosting over 1,800 student and post-graduate interns each year.
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 Several levels of participation are offered for Nasa Internship Programs through the NASA Office of STEM Engagement
NASA WV Space Grant Consortium
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Internship  Most internship opportunities are in NETL’s Research and Innovation Center, collaborating on energy-related research, but there are also opportunities within facility operations, project management, and other mission support functions.
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 offers unexpected opportunity in administrative and management careers through its highly competitive intern and fellow programs. 
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)  Pathways Program is structured to recruit the next generation of the best and brightest to the federal workforce. Through NSF's Pathways Program, current students can find internships in a variety of different fields, recent graduates can work in a variety of fields, and the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program provides a path to a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs
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 You may be eligible to apply to the PMF Program if you are a current graduate student or a recent graduate student. For the PMF Program, this is defined below. You may be eligible to apply if:
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. Internships are short-term positions that offer practical, professional learning experiences in a field of interest. 
Society of Physics Students Job Site 
features internships sponsored in part by American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), American Physical Society (APS Physics), and AVS Science and Technology orgs 
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  USDA offers employment opportunities for students and recent graduates to work in the agricultural, science, technology, math, environmental, management, business, and other fields. Visit our USDA Agencies Career Grid (PDF, 79 KB) to see which agencies employ your field of interest. 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Opportunities
 Offers opportunities to make develop skills and obtain full-time employment. Department of Homeland Security employees help secure our borders, airports, seaports, and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorist assaults; and analyze intelligence reports.
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 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides talented high school seniors and college students with unique opportunities to leverage their innate skills while developing new ones for the 21st century. If you are looking for variety to meet your academic and professional goals, consider the summer and annual employment programs.

The Wilds opportunities at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, or the Wilds located 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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