CHOOSING AN INTERNSHIP OR RESEACH PROJECT
Choosing a summer internship or research project can seem like a daunting task. This page is designed as a resource to aid you in finding a project suitable for you. However, it is not meant to be the only resource you turn to in finding summer work.
Faculty members are probably your most useful resource and you should go to them with questions about which programs to apply to. Once you have been accepted to a program (or several!), you should ask past and current students about the advisor you will be working with.
You need an advisor that you can work well with, and is dedicated to working with you. While other considerations such as pay and housing are also important, it is no exaggeration to say that the right advisor can make or break a program.
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Kirtlandia Society
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Kirtlandia Society are pleased to announce the availability of ten paid summer internships for college undergraduates to work with curators and staff on research in the fields of:
Further information on this program, the Kirtlandia Society Research Internships (formerly known as the "Adopt-A-Student Program"), can be found on the CMNH website
Summer 2013 Research Opportunity on Robotics
The GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is proud to be offering eight 10-week paid summer research internships for undergraduate students.
The focus of this NSF-funded REU Site is Robotics, including Machine Perception, Motion Planning, Flying Robots, Haptic Interfaces, Dynamics and Control, Humanoid Robots, Robotic Surgery, and Robot Design. Each student will enjoy the following features of our program:
Advising by a GRASP faculty member
Daily mentorship by a graduate student or postdoc
Weekly lunches with program organizers and all other REU students
The opportunity to learn fundamental skills in engineering and mathematics needed to engage in multidisciplinary robotics research
A $5000 stipend for the summer, plus travel and food allowances
Free housing on campus, just a few minutes walk from the GRASP Lab
Fun social and educational activities, including advice on graduate school
We welcome applications from US citizens and permanent residents. We are particularly interested in applicants from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (low-income, ethnic and racial minorities, first generation college students, and women).
Visit http://reu.grasp.upenn.edu for more information and to learn how to apply.
The Cornell University 2013 LSAMP Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Program Dates: June 3 - Aug. 9, 2013
Application deadline: March 1, 2013.
CU LSAMP-R is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest through weekly luncheons.
Undergraduate students, interested in gaining a deeper understanding in an engineering-related field, have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week duration under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research mentor. Through this one-on-one partnership, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. CU LSAMP-R was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented minority groups in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
CU LSAMP-R offers participants:
A research stipend of $3,400
A round-trip travel stipend up to $300 for students living outside of Ithaca, NY
A double room in a residential hall
A campus bus pass or a campus parking pass
Access to state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computer/study lounges, etc.
Please visit http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/diversity/summer/lsamp.cfm
for more information about the program and to apply.
Inquiries, please contact: Jami P. Joyner, Associate Director Diversity Programs in Engineering
Cornell University, College of Engineering Phone: 607.255.6403 Email: email@example.com
NASA's Glenn Research Center's High School Shadowing Project
Sessions are scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year.
Session II -- Application Deadline: Jan. 25, 2013 Session Date: Feb. 27, 2013
Session III -- Application Deadline: Feb. 22, 2013 Session Date: March 26, 2013
Session IV -- Application Deadline: Feb. 22, 2013 Session Date: April 24, 2013
NASA's Glenn Research Center, or GRC, in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting applications for its High School Shadowing Project sessions for the 2012-2013 school year. This opportunity provides students with a one- to five-day career exploration experience at Glenn Research Center.
The project provides high school students with an opportunity to explore career possibilities in a research and development environment while under the guidance of a NASA scientist, engineer, technician or administrative professional that serves as the student's mentor. Students are provided information about various careers, career paths and Glenn Research Center educational resources and programs.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 16 years old by the application deadline.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/education/ShadowingProgram_GRC.html
Questions about the GRC High School Shadowing Project should be directed by email
to GRC-Intern@mail.nasa.gov or by telephone to 216-433-6656.
The Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Research Internship Program
PROGRAM SESSION DATES
• 2013 Summer Session (10 weeks) June 4 – Aug. 9, 2013
Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013
• 2013 Fall Session (15 weeks) Sept. 4 – Dec. 13, 2013
Application Deadline: June 26, 2013
The NASA Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA) offers paid, year-round (3 sessions), highly competitive research internships for exceptional students to work with Langley engineers and scientists on some of the Nation’s most important, difficult, and challenging problems. The LARSS program emphasizes multi-disciplinary and collaboratively developed solutions to problems in such broad areas as (1) flight, including entry, descent, and landing, in all atmospheres; (2) Earth systems science, including the characterization of all atmospheres; (3) affordable, safe, and sustainable space exploration systems and technology; and (4) materials and structural concepts, analysis, and integration.
• U.S. Citizenship
• Full-time student status at an accredited U.S. college or university
• Classification as a rising undergraduate junior or senior, or graduate student (master’s or doctoral level)
• Cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
"Frame My Future" Scholarship
Entry Period: October 2, 2012 - March 5th, 2013
The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest is open to full - time undergraduate and graduate students attending a U.S. college or university for the 2013 - 2014 academic year.
To enter, you must submit an original creation with one image, in a digital JPEG image format, that expresses what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. Some example entry piece ideas are: photograph, short typed explanation, collage, drawing, graphic design piece, painting, or anything you can create within one image.
Your entry must be your own work and must follow the theme: This is how I "Frame My Future."
ORISE Research Participation Program
The ORISE Research Participation Programs at the CDC accept applications from students, recent graduates, and faculty researchers year round.
Each opportunity listed on the website contains instructions concerning the process for submitting an application and other supporting documents.
NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships visit: http://intern.nasa.gov/
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