American Indian Science and Engineering Society — Internship Program

The AISES Internship Program provides students with applied work experience and an opportunity to explore career options. Placing students in 10-week summer positions with partner agencies, the program also promotes advanced study to the graduate level and assists students in developing professional networks.

http://www.aises.org/what/programs/internships

City of Phoenix — Management Intern Program

The city of Phoenix Management Intern Program has been attracting outstanding graduate students to government service since 1950. If you are interested in a career in public administration, this program is an excellent opportunity to experience a variety of innovative management systems and gain exposure to many of the issues facing city government.

The city of Phoenix Management Intern Program offers a one-year internship to individuals who have earned or completed all coursework towards a master’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field. As one of the oldest, most respected municipal management training programs in the United States, the management internship is designed to attract, develop and retain innovative people in local government.

http://www.phoenix.gov/INTERNS/

University of Colorado — SMART Program

The Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) program is intended for undergraduate students who are interested in preparing for graduate degrees in science, math and engineering. SMART offers students the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor, and participate in workshops designed to strengthen scientific writing and oral presentation skills.

SMART interns earn three (3) hours of upper-division undergraduate credit in independent study, and receive a stipend, room and board, and travel expenses.

http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/DiversityInitiative/undergrads/smart/details.html

Golondrinas de las Americas

Founded by Cornell University professor David Winkler almost a decade ago and supported by the National Science Foundation, the Golondrinas de las Americas project trains about 15 students per year to study the breeding biology and behavior of this closely related group of swallows in North, Central and South America.

For more information or to apply for the program, contact Caren Cooper at CBC25@cornell.edu or go to http://golondrinas.cornell.edu/ for more information.

Native American Congressional Internship Program

The Morris K. Udall Foundation offers a paid ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. for Native American and Alaska Native law students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The Native American Congressional internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program.

Interns work in congressional and agency offices, such as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Department of Interior, where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, to network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.

The program offers interns an opportunity to learn how legislation affecting tribal communities is made, make valuable contacts with national Native advocacy organizations and federal officials, and hone research and writing skills.

For more information, visit www.udall.gov

SMART (Sex Offendor Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking)

The office of SMART is currently recruiting for a Program Support Clerk, GS-0303-04. This is a STEP (Student Temporary Employment Program) position which means the applicant has to be a student in an accredited academic institution at least half-time to apply. This position will be working very closely with the office’s Indian Country Programs. Experience with or in Indian Country government/culture is preferred but not required.

For additional information please contact Constance Jones at: Constance.Jones2@usdoj.gov or call me at 1-202-616-8663.

2014 NSF EPSCoR Summer Research Internships in Renewable Energy at the University of Iowa

Iowa NSF EPSCoR (http://iowaepscor.org) is a 5-year, 20 million dollar grant that involves a partnership between Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Iowa in research about renewable energy (wind and biofuels), energy efficiency and energy policy. In addition to the research goals, the EPSCoR grant seeks to increase the number and diversity of students who choose careers in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math). To that end, EPSCoR is supporting paid summer research internships for qualified students.

Internships are 8-10 weeks in length, starting in late May or early June and ending in August. The specific dates are generally flexible and can be worked out after students are accepted. Interns will receive a stipend of $400/week. Room and board will be provided if the student elects to live on campus. Full board will be provided to students living off campus. The intern will be part of a research group and will be mentored by the faculty leader and graduate students in that group.

Students will have opportunities to interact with other student interns while participating in seminars, research lab tours, field trips and social events. Student interns will be expected to do research, participate in weekly lab meetings and all other scheduled events. At the end of the program they will have the opportunity to present their research findings in a culminating poster session.

The online application, full descriptions of research projects can be found at:
http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/ess/future-students/k-12/summer-camps-and-programs

The Iowa Regents Universities are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers that have received NSF funding to broaden the participation of women, minorities, first-generation and low-income students in STEM fields. Internships are open to all qualified students, but students in these groups are particularly encouraged to apply.  Students are encouraged to apply early since applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all openings are filled.

For full consideration, complete applications should be received by April 23, 2014.
Final admission decisions will be made by April 30, 2014.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and at least 18 years old
  2. Must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate in an accredited institution of higher education in the spring of 2014 and registered for classes for the fall of 2014
  3. Preference will be given to students enrolled in an Iowa college/university, but open to all students.

A complete application should consist of the following items:

  1. Complete the online application form
  2. Write a ‘Statement of Interest’ (2 pages maximum) that addresses the questions below:
    1. Why are you interested in this internship?
    2. What are your future educational and career plans?
    3. How does this internship fit with your future plans?
    4. What personal qualities, skills or abilities will you bring to this internship?
  3. Resume
  4. Transcripts (Official preferred, Unofficial acceptable)
  5. Verification of student status (Copy of your Fall 2014 course schedule)

Questions?  Contact Tracy R. Peterson, tracy-peterson@uiowa.edu

United Negro College Fund — UNCF Corporate Scholars

UNCF Corporate Scholars Programs help college students gain invaluable professional experience through paid internships at America’s leading Fortune 500 corporations and national organizations. Students also receive up to a $10,000 scholarship. Many of the internships are renewable. The ultimate goal of the program is to ensure that successful corporations have a ready pool of well-trained, ethnically diverse young professionals who can create the products and efficiencies companies need to compete in the dynamic, globally integrated marketplace of today. Eligibility requirements are different for each program. Hundreds of students have participated in the program, resulting in money for college and abundant job offers.

https://scholarships.uncf.org/

The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships

“This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and will have an opportunity to serve… I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country.”
-President Barack Obama, May 22, 2009

President Obama believes in the capacity of young people to move America forward. He is committed to providing young leaders from across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and fostering a continued commitment to public service through the White House Internship Program. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and prepare them for future roles in public service.