Internship and Scholarship Opportunities

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program will provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This is a 10-week research experience, and it will be offered at federal research facilities across the U.S. Undergraduate students will receive a stipend of $600 per week plus travel expenses. Areas of research include: engineering, earth and geosciences, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science and more. U.S. citizenship is required. The application deadline is midnight, March 16. Click here for more information and to apply.

Capitol Internship Program
Interested in a career in government? Lee Honors College welcomes all majors to apply for this four to seven credit hour spring 2016 internship in Lansing. Current placements include positions with the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center, the State Senate, the Republican Communications Office, the State House and the Michigan Environmental Council. Free transportation will be provided to and from Lansing. If you are interested, contact Dr. David Houghton at david.houghton@wmich.edu as soon as possible.

American Geosciences Institute Workforce (AGI) – Summer Diversity Internship
This internship is intended for undergraduate students who are passionate about making positive impacts in the geoscience community and who have experience in science communication. Tasks of the interns include: interfacing with the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) representatives, networking with prominent diversity groups in geosciences and handling program logistics. The summer 2015 internship lasts 12 weeks and includes a $5,000 stipend. The deadline to apply is March 2. Click here for more information.

American Geosciences Institute Workforce (AGI) – Course Development Internship
AGI’s Workforce Program is teaming up with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) to develop short, online courses to teach specific geoscience skills and competencies. They are seeking an upperclassman bachelor’s student with strong quantitative skills to help develop short courses through the Geosciences Online Learning Initiative (GOLI). This is a summer 2015 internship that will last 12 weeks and will include a $5,000 stipend. The deadline to apply is March 2. Click here for more information.

MLCV
The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is looking for interns! Michigan LCV is the political voice for Michigan’s lands, waters, air, and Great Lakes. Plug in with an issues based campaign operating at the grassroots level and gain experience in community organizing, event planning and team building. This position may be used for course credit, as permitted by the school. Contact Joe Buxo via email at joe@michiganlcv.org if you’re interested in applying!

Kalamazoo Community Foundation Scholarships
The Kalamazoo Community Foundation offers scholarships to Kalamazoo County and Van Buren County college students. Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline for most of the scholarships offered is March 31.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level and who are active in the progressive movement. The maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $10,000 per year (from July 1 through June 30). Click here for more information and to apply. APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN APRIL 1.

Thesis Publishing Opportunities!
Plug in with Undergraduate Research Commons! Join this discovery portal and stay connected to over 700 outstanding undergraduate research and honors publications. Many publications are searching for undergraduate thesis papers! Contact Casey Busher at cbusher@bepress.com for more information.

Michigan Democratic Coordinated Campaign
Internships and Fellowship programs are available for students interested in learning the nuts and bolts of how a campaign works and helping to elect Democratic candidates from across the state. Hours are flexible, and no experience is necessary. Participants will learn how to run a local field program and a successful “Get Out the Vote” operation while networking within the profession. To apply for an internship or a fellowship with the Michigan Democratic Coordinated Campaign, or to learn about general volunteer opportunities, click here, call (248) 824-6957 or send an email to michigandemcoordinated@hotmail.com.

The Michigan Republican Party
The Michigan Republican Party is looking for interns who want to witness and learn the inner-workings of the Michigan Republican Party. Interns will work at the office headquarters in Lansing, and out of other regional office locations meeting elected officials, attending special “behind the scenes” events and more. Duties of interns can include but are not limited to: writing scripts for press releases, planning and staffing events, engaging in research, implementing grassroots strategies and more. If you have any questions email internships@migop.org. Send your resume to internships@migop.org if you are interested in applying.

Phi Kappa Phi Awards and Grants
Beginning with the 2014 – 2016 biennium, Phi Kappa Phi’s award and grant programs will reflect new changes that include two new programs, dual cycles and an increased number of available awards. Click here to learn more about these changes.

USEFUL INFORMATION

For Undergraduates:
Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:
Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads:
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

For Financial Support in Graduate School:
Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx

For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:
http://intern.nasa.gov

For tips on applying and associated resources:
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/toolbox.aspx

For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/oceanscience.aspx

For opportunities specifically in Engineering:
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx

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