QEM Internships for Students

Science Education-Focused Summer Internship


The internship is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn more about issues pertaining to STEM education among American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, and to familiarize them with policies, programs, and strategies being used to address those issues. The science education interns will conduct computer- and library/archive-based research on topics including health issues that disproportionately affect Native Americans and STEM education at Tribal Colleges and Universities. They also will be responsible for completing an individual development plan (IDP) and for writing midterm and final reports that provide updates on their accomplishments to date as well as their impressions of the internship experience.  When possible, QEM may provide externship opportunities at other agencies to enhance the interns' experience. 

To be eligible for the internship, applicants for the Science Education-focused internship must be pursuing a STEM degree, be enrolled in a Tribal College or University, and have completed at least their freshman year by the start of the internship program. Students who have completed their degree program at a Tribal College or University must have been accepted into a four-year or a graduate program that will begin in the fall semester. For more information, including the stipend and additional eligibility requirements, download the 2016 QEM/NSF TCUP Science Education-focused Internship application here.

The application deadline is February 2017.
Decision notification date is April 2017.

 

Science Policy Summer Internship

Science Policy focused interns will work at the National Science Foundation under the guidance of NSF program officers and staff involved in implementing science policies and in managing STEM-focused programs. The internship is designed to increase the students’ understanding of how science policy is made as well as to further develop their potential for becoming leaders and proponents for increasing the number of women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities who pursue degrees and careers in science and engineering. Science policy interns will work at NSF on computer- and library/archive-based research projects assigned by their mentors. They also will be responsible for completing an individual development plan (IDP) and for writing midterm and final reports that provide updates on their accomplishments to date as well as their impressions of the internship experience.

To be eligible for the internship, applicants for the Science Policy-focused internship must be majors in one of the following fields: mathematics, science (life or physical sciences, computer science, behavioral sciences, or social sciences), technology, or engineering, and must have completed at least their sophomore year by the start of the internship. Graduating seniors must already have been accepted to and plan to enter graduate school in the fall to be eligible. For more information, including the stipend and additional eligibility requirements, download the 2016 QEM/NSF Summer Science Internship Program application here.

The application deadline is February 2017.

Decision notification date is April 2017.