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    INTERN IN DC: College to Congress - Deadline November 30, 2018

    College to Congress is a comprehensive program that levels the playing field among congressional interns. We provide financial support to cover interns first professional wardrobe, transportation, housing, meals, and various needs. The program includes curated leadership trainings to prepare students to emerge as public service stewards. To cut through partisan gridlock C2C interns are paired with a mentor of the opposite party. These relationships are fundamental to move beyond conflict and forge compromise.

    Through our comprehensive program, we aim to disrupt the traditional pipeline of wealthy and connected people filling positions of power in the United States Congress. By empowering the next generation of passionate and diverse young leaders to kick-start their careers in public service, we get one step closer to creating a Congress that is truly reflective of the beautiful diversity in America.

    The application opens on October 1, with a priority deadline of October 31, and a general deadline of November 30.

    Click here to learn more about the internship.


    The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.

    Deadline - December 17, 2018


    Why should I apply?

    Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

    • Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
    • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
    • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
    • Identification of career goals and opportunities
    • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts



    • Be a U.S. citizenship
    • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.

    • Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission. 


    Veterans are encouraged to apply.  DOE Scholars selected by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) are given a Veteran's Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C. Veteran candidates who have received a college degree in an appropriate science, technology, engineering or math discipline within ten years of their starting date are eligible for appointments.


    How to Apply

    Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


    Application deadline: December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM EST


    For more information: Visit




    U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Deadline December 21, 2018

    2019 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions


    The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.


    Faculty: receive a $1,200 weekly stipend and are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.

    Graduate students: receive a $700 weekly stipend.

    Undergraduate students: receive a $600 weekly stipend.

    All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.


    10-week research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).


    Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.  Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website. 


    U.S. citizenship required

    Previous program participants may apply.

    Application deadline: December 21, 2018 11:59 pm EST.


    How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


    Detailed information about the program can be found at:


    For questions please email us at


    UNDERGRADS: Join ORNL’s Scientific Software Initiative as an intern in the Higher Education Research Experiences program

    The Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for internships in software development within ORNL’s Computer Science and Mathematics Division!

    As an intern, you will be part of ORNL’s Scientific Software Initiative, which provides scientific software development expertise to the Laboratory.

    If selected, you will learn about and contribute under the direction of your mentor to the development of open source projects such as the Eclipse Advanced Visualization Project and the Eclipse Integrated Computational Environment; collaborate on software development on other Java, C++, and Python projects; and contribute to software development activities and original research.



    • Stipend of $500 per week for full time
    • Additional travel/housing allowance, if eligible

    To be eligible, you must:

    • Be 18 years old
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0
    • Be a current undergraduate in computer science, computational science or a related discipline

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with software development methodologies, such as version control systems like Git and Subversion and knowledge of UML
    • Excellent communication and writing skills, and the ability to work on a team in a dynamic group environment as the team meets daily, practices Continuous Integration, collaborates on the source code and has regular deadlines
    • Experience using multiple languages, including the following: C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Python
    • Activity within the broader open-source software community

    If you have any questions, please contact