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Student Opportunities

Student Scholarships

Finding scholarship opportunities helps our students defray costs and focus on their research. Here are a few select opportunities available for students:

The Women in STEM (WSTEM) Leadership Scholarship

Designed to assist women in the sciences, this housing scholarship is offered to students showing leadership in their area of expertise, be it biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, health sciences, or mathematics.

Apply for the Women in STEM Leadership Scholarship >

The Mount's Financial Aid Office keeps a running list of outside scholarship opportunities for all students.

Get the List

Internships

One of the best ways to flesh out your résumé is to complete an internship either on campus in one of our faculty’s research labs or off-campus at a hospital, doctor’s office, research lab or business. Internships can be during the academic year or summer, for credit or not for credit, paid or volunteer. Very often these internships lead to a job after graduation.

FBI Honors Intern Openings

The FBI has opened the annual application process for the FY2021 Honors Internship Program and the Collegiate Hiring Initiative (CHI). These postings will close on September 30, 2020 and cover positions in all field offices and headquaters locations. The Honors Intern Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who will graduate in the fall of 2021 or later; freshmen, however, are not eligible for the program. Selected interns will work side-by-side with FBI employees on case support, research projects, program management projects, and more.

See www.fbijobs.gov to apply or for more information.

U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Science

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories.  Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities.  They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientist or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.  

Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms.  Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May-August) or 16 weeks in duration for Fall Term (August-December) and Spring Term (January-May).  Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

For more information and to locate one of the 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities, please visit:

https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduates through its REU Sites program.  An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution.  Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers.  Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.  Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.  An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

By using the web page (link below) "Search for an REU Site" you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units.  Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.

Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials.  NSF does not have application materials and does not select participants.  A contact person and contact information is listed on their webpages.

If interested, please visit link: https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/

NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.  Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners.

Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities which are the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), Engineering Laboratory (EL), Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML - which now includes project in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology).  The SURF Program is administered at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD locations.  Applications are required to be submitted through USAJOBS. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for participation.

For more information on how to apply, please visit:

https://www.nist.gov/surf

Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars Program (AFRL)

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program offers stipend-paid internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate-level university students pursuing STEM degrees, as well as upper-level high school students; select locations also offer internships to university students pursuing education-related degrees and K–12 professional educators. The selected interns gain valuable hands-on experiences working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology and are able to contribute to unique, research-based projects. Graduate interns are able to collaborate with AFRL on current research and incorporate the research into their graduate work.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://afrlscholars.usra.edu/

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory Education and Outreach Program

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory is committed to inspiring, developing and recruiting undergraduate and graduate students by providing internship opportunities that enhance their traditional college experience. Students have the opportunity to work alongside CCDC ARL scientists and engineers performing cutting edge Army research, within state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

For more information, please visit: https://www.arl.army.mil/careers/students/

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program

Program Description

This 10-week internship program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor at a participating Navy laboratory.

Eligibility Requirement

  • U.S. citizen (Permanent resident alien status considered at some labs)
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate students
  • Enrolled at a participating university (a list may be found at http://nreip.asee.org)
  • All majors relevant to the research interests of the laboratories (lab descriptions may be found at http://nreip.asee.org)

Stipend

Stipends will be paid bi-weekly, May through August. The amounts specified represent the total stipend allowance for the 10-week period as follows:

  • $7,000 for new undergraduate student participants (students should possess a minimum of 31 credits by the end of Spring 2018)
  • $8,500 for returning undergraduate students (students must have completed a full 10 week program in a prior year to receive this level)
  • $11,000 for graduate students (students must currently be in graduate school and taking graduate school courses to receive this level)

Selection

NREIP interns will be selected based upon academic achievement, personal statements, recommendation, and career and research interests.

ONR Program Manager: Dr. Reginald G. Williams
Point of contact:
 Dr. Sophoria Westmoreland
Email: naval_internships@navy.mil

For more information please visit http://nreip.asee.org

Biochemistry Specific Opportunities

Pathways to Science

These various opportunities are specific to Biochemistry.  Perform a search for your perfect program to find your future!  Summer camps, research internships, REU programs, scholarships, fellowships, and postdoctoral positions in Biochemistry.  

To search for your perfect program, please visit: https://www.pathwaystoscience.org/discipline.aspx?sort=MED-Biochem_Biochemistry#Undergraduate%20Students

Biology Specific Opportunities

Pathways to Science

These various opportunities are specific to biology.  Perform a search for your perfect program to find your future!  Summer camps, research internships, REU programs, scholarships, fellowships, and postdoctoral positions in biology.

To search for your perfect program, please visit: https://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Discipline.aspx?sort=MED-Biology_Biology#Undergraduate%20Students

Chemistry Specific Opportunities

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Get real-world experience through internships and summer research programs to gain the professional edge, including the following opportunities: 

For more information and to find your opportunity, please visit: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/college/experienceopp.html

Math, Computer Science & Cybersecurity Specific Opportunities

American Mathematical Society (AMS)

Search from an array of internship and co-op opportunities with various companies to find your perfect fit!  For more information and to search for your opportunity, please visit: https://www.ams.org/programs/students/emp-internships

Psychology Specific Opportunities

American Psychological Association (APA)

Search for your perfect psychology specific undergraduate research opportunity or internship.  A data base of various programs, universities, laboratories, and health centers.  Find your fit!

For more information, please visit: https://www.apa.org/education/undergrad/research-opportunities

Summer Research Internship Award Program

Each summer three to five students with a major in one of the School’s programs receives a $2,350 (4 weeks) or a $4,700 (8 weeks) stipend for staying on campus and working with a faculty member on a research project.

General Award Criteria

  • Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors (or the equivalent in a 3-year degree program) in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics are eligible to apply
  • Students are expected to work on campus at least 24 hours per week during the summer sessions (or at designated off-campus laboratory or field site)
  • Please download the SRIA application instructions (.pdf) for the full list of requirements and award information.

How to Apply

  • Complete the SRIA application form (.pdf)
  • Submit all application materials directly to Mary Lindsay (mlindsay@msmary.edu) no later than Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (Application materials include completed SRIA application, essay, project description, and letter of support from mentor.  Letter of support must be sent by the mentor directly to Mary Lindsay in the Dean's Office.

Mentoring Programs

In the sciences it is helpful to learn from those that came before you. We've built in some excellent opportunities for students to get involved in mentoring.

Career Mentoring Network

Check out our Career Mentor Listing (.xlsx file) for a list of available mentors from the School of Natural Science and Mathematics.

Peer Mentoring

The Science Department, Math & Computer Science Department, Psychology Department, and Learning Services all employ a number of students to assist instructors. Learning Services hires Peer Tutors and coordinates volunteer note takers for students with learning differences. The Science Department employs lab aides who help set up and clean up lab activities and assist the lab instructor during lab. Other students work as supplemental instructors by holding group or one-on-one tutoring sessions. In math and computer science, students can serve as peer mentors to help guide student groups on interesting problems and aid the instructor. Outside of class, peer mentors hold help and review sessions. Math and computer science students are also encouraged to become peer tutors. In Psychology, some students work in the vivarium, feeding, watering and in general maintaining the research animals and equipment, while others work as research assistants or office aids.

WSTEM Mentoring Program

The WSTEM Mentoring Program pairs women in STEM majors at the Mount with established professionals working in the field to serve as their mentor. The Mount student then gives back to the program by mentoring a local middle school girl interested in STEM fields. Apply Online >

Leadership Opportunities

SNSM graduates are exceptional because so many of them are leaders – people who make a difference. We encourage our students to be involved in activities outside of the classroom and there are numerous opportunities within our School as well as across the University. These extracurricular activities complement classroom learning, help you recharge your batteries, and look great on a résumé. Some of the student groups within the SNSM are: