Spring 2014 Seek Mentor Internship

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Spring 2014
Seek Mentor Internship
  • Become a Mentor!

  • Paid internship for the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids Program

  • The National Society of Black Engineers is recruiting collegiate and alumni NSBE members to serve as mentors, teaching engineering concepts in a fun, motivating environment. They are part friend, part counselor, part teacher and the foundation upon which this program is built. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the SEEK program.

  • For more information, visit http://www.nsbe.org/Seek/Mentor.aspx

Mass Mutual Scholars

  • A national scholarship program for high achieving college students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry.

  • For more information, visit http://www.act.org/massmutual/pdf/ProgramInfo.pdf

TWC Internships

TWC has internships available during the summer 2014 semester via the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative - and these internships will go fast! Specifically, positions are available with the United States' Veterans Administration (VA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Treasury.

Students with Business/Human Resources, Communication, Computer & Information Technology, Engineering, Public Administration and Healthcare-related backgrounds are needed. Internships through theFederal Diversity Internship Initiative are fully-funded and paid opportunities. In addition, some support is provided for travel and other expenses. There is no out-of-pocket cost for participation.

To be considered for this opportunity, applications must be received by March 3, 2014.

To submit the application, you must include basic academic and personal information, your resume and an essay. Letters of recommendation are required, but can arrive after submission. An official transcript will also be required and should be sent as soon as possible. Be sure to choose option 2 (the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative) on the application! To apply to the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative, click here.

If you have any questions about the opportunity to pursue a paid, federal internship, please do not hesitate to contact us. The Washington Center is happy to assist with the application in any way and we look forward to working with you this year.

Reid May

Office of Admissions & Institutional Relations
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
202-238-7900 (main line)

Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering: Exxon Scholarship

Must major in civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical, or petroleum

engineering. Be enrolled full-time (12 hrs undergraduate) during the

academic year at an accredited university in the United States or

Puerto Rico.

The SHPE Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to enhance

and achieve the potential of Latino students pursuing degrees in

engineering, math and science. Merit-based and need-based

scholarships are awarded, in the amount of $1,000 - $5,000, to

deserving Latino/a high school graduating seniors, undergraduate

students, and graduate students who demonstrate both significant

motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering and



CBSA Internship Program

Apply now! The CBSA Internship Program is open to students who to students who are working towards either an undergraduate or graduate degree. Each applicant must demonstrate an interest in science through their application, essay, and interview as well as a letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor. Students also should have leadership experience and good academic background.

Applications must be received by Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5 pm: To apply, submit a completed application and a personal essay. A letter of recommendation from a mentor or teacher must be sent separately directly from the recommender. Interview dates and times are to be determined. If accepted for an interview, please visit www.dmns.org/genetics to learn more about our research study and community-based lab prior to interview date. This is an unpaid internship and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Women in Technology Leadership Awards
Due Date: March 20
These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of women who are both members and non-members of WIT. We invite members and non-members to nominate any woman in a technology organization or an affiliated organization, in the DC Metro area, who has excelled as a role model, mentor, or leader; or has demonstrated leadership success in technology or its affiliated fields.

American Society for Cell Biology (WICB)
Due Date: April 1
The WICB Committee recognizes outstanding achievements in cell biology by presenting two Career Recognition Awards at the ASCB Annual Meeting. The Junior Award is given to a woman in an early stage of her career (generally less than five years in an independent position at the time of nomination) who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology and exhibits the potential for continuing a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership . The Senior Award is given to a woman or man in a later career stage (generally full professor or equivalent) whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a long-standing record of support for women in science and by mentorship of both men and women in scientific careers.

Department of Energy Compuational Science Graduate Fellowship The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that utilize high performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering. The fellowship includes a 12-week research experience at one of 17 DOE laboratory sites. The DOE CSGF program is open to senior undergraduates or students in their first or second year of graduate study. Benefits include a $36,000 yearly stipend, payment of all tuition and fees, yearly conferences, $5,000 academic allowance in the first year, $1,000 academic allowance each renewed year and a 12-week research practicum. Application materials and additional information can be found at www.krellinst.org/csgf/.

National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program Scholarships in the National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program are offered to exceptionally promising students who wish to pursue accelerated Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D training at the cutting edge of biomedical research in collaborative projects between labs of the National Institutes of Health and Oxford University or Cambridge University. These scholarships fully fund PhD. training expenses, including tuition, college fees, stipend, health insurance and travel. Scholars can receive full funding for combined M.D./PhD. training in coordination with one of the 42 top U.S. medical schools that have NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Programs. Details at: http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

This fellowship program provides students with three years of financial support including a $30,000 annual stipend and $10,500 cost-of-education allowance. U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens at or near the beginning of research-based graduate studies in the Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences fields are eligible to apply. For additional program information, go to: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/.

M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship

The M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship for Women in Physics consists of an award of up to $45,000 to enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers for family reasons. Details at:


NASCAR Diversity Internship Program

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) offers unique opportunities for college students to work in a hands-on environment with the fastest growing sport in America and to gain what could never be taught in a classroom: real world experience.

The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) is now entering its fifteenth year. This 10-week, paid summer internship program is designed to expose diverse college and university students to the many career opportunities within the motorsports industry. In addition to NASCAR, this program involves several NASCAR sponsors and licensees, NASCAR teams and tracks, and other motorsports-related companies. Many NDIP participants have later on secured permanent positions through the experience and connections gained during the internship program.


Internship opportunities are available in various fields, such as:

• Broadcasting • Communications

• Engineering • Event Management

• Human Resources • Marketing

• Public Relations • Sales

• Technology

Department of Energy

Minority Access' National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program

The Minority Access National Internship Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities. The program provides students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the workplace.

Minority Access interns receive pre-employment training, expert counseling on career choices, financial management and professional development, and recognition for fulfilling the requirements of the program. The Minority Access National Internship Program staff is available at all times to lend assistance to the interns.
Students are you ready to begin working toward a career in the field of your choice? Would you like to earn pay for receiving hands-on experience, travel to exciting places while earning pay and academic credit; and share experiences with students from other colleges and universities? Would you like an internship during your college career that has the possibility of an offer for full-time employment upon graduation? The Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program could provide you with the opportunity for all of the above!

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