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Internships at NOAA and NIST

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

NOAA Ernest F Hollings Scholars

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, $700/week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility. Applications open: September 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018.

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National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) SOARS

An undergraduate to graduate program built around a summer research internship, mentoring by top scientists, and a supportive learning community. Applications open November 2017.

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National Institute of Standards and Technology:

Pathways Program

NIST employs students and recent graduates of all ages and backgrounds through the Pathways Program. The Pathways Program offers clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and to provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service.

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Please contact us, msgc [at] montana [dot] edu, if you apply for one of these internships. If you do not receive funding through one of these agencies there may be support provided by MSGC which includes the following elements:

A 2-3 page personal statement that includes why you want to intern at a particular agency and how that applies to your career and educational goals. Please include a resume as well.

A student must be a U.S. citizen enrolled as a full-time student at a Montana Space Grant Consortium campus.

A final report of at least 2 pages must be completed at the end of the term. Students must make a presentation about their research at the annual MSGC Student Research Symposium in Bozeman.

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