External Opportunities

  •  The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program 

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 in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

    • Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research
    • Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
    • Stipends of up to $650 per week (depending on academic status)
    • Travel arrangements to and from appointment site

Deadline is December 15, 2015! 

To Apply, visit: http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars or E-mail doescholars@orise.orau.gov

Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university.  The program is open to majors in: 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. 


  •  Internship Opportunity: Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) at the National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the largest component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a world leader in cancer research. NCI recognizes the
importance of training and mentoring talented researchers from underrepresented populations and inancially disadvantaged backgrounds.

  1. ICRC 2-Day Visit: Each year highly-qualiied students apply for an all expense paid, two-day visit to the main campus of the NIH located in Bethesda, MD, through the Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) program. 

  2. ICRC Internship: If a student is hired by an NCI investigator as an intern, he/she will work under their direction and in concert with other researchers, fellows, and technicians. Interns will have the option to attend seminars on topics related to basic, clinical, biomedical and behavioral research, human health, healthy lifestyles, and health disparities.

        Application Deadline:         November 11
Supporting materials due:   November 13
For additiona details and application information, click here 

  • The Amgen Scholars Program at Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 The Amgen Scholars Program, which celebrates scientific inquiry by providing undergraduates with faculty-mentored summer research opportunities in science and engineering fields.  Summer 2014 will mark the eighth year of this exciting initiative, and I am pleased to let you know that applications for our ten U.S. host universities are now online.

I am writing to ask for your help in making information regarding the 2016 Amgen Scholars Program available to students before the application close date, February 1, 2016 (February 15 for the California Institute of Technology). Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information, is available via http://www.amgenscholars.com.