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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research Opportunities

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) has several research projects available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These projects provide opportunities to participate in ongoing research activities at various EPA offices and locations.

For more information on qualifications, deadlines, how to apply, and other important details, visit:

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Internship Opportunities

AAAS offers both paid and volunteer internships. Paid internships provide actual or practical work experience. Volunteer internships are designed to make use of training and abilities of undergraduate and graduate students in developing special projects or studies for the organization.

For more details on available internships, deadlines, duties, length of internships, how to apply, and other important information visit: .

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP)

HACU staff works with Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), federal agencies, and corporations to recruit well-qualified and motivated students. Participating agencies and corporations hope to increase diversity in their work force by providing internship opportunities to high-achieving Hispanic students.

For more details on upcoming program dates and deadlines, visit:

National Center for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Campus to Careers Program (C2C)

NCSE's Campus to Careers program helps environmentally motivated students in their transition to professional careers in the government, non-profit and private sectors through paid internships, fellowships and other short-term positions.

For more information about available internships, visit:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Research Internships in Geographic Information Science

The Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is currently searching for multiple research interns in population distribution and dynamics, critical infrastructure data modeling, earth science informatics, and energy infrastructure modeling.  

For more information on the application process, visit:

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Internships, Employment Opportunities, and Research Grants

USGS offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty to participate in a wide range of projects dedicated to the study of the health of our ecosystems and environment.

Openings are available through the selected programs described in the PDF document available at:

Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

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

For more information about the pathways programs, visit:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program (EPP)

NOAA's Educational Partnership Program is aimed at increasing programs and opportunities for individuals from underrepresented communities to pursue applied research and education in atmospheric, oceanic, and environmental sciences and remote sensing technology, in support of NOAA's mission.

For more information about EPP and the application process, visit:

NASA's DEVELOP National Program

The DEVELOP National Program is a capacity building internship sponsored by NASA's Applied Sciences Program that provides young professionals and interns the opportunity to learn about NASA Earth Science and the practical applications of Earth observations.

For more information on the program and how to apply, visit:

U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Internship

Clean Cities offers internships through the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program, which unites Clean Cities coalitions with students interested in changing the future of onroad transportation and in promoting alternative fuels and hybrid vehicles.

For more information on the Clean Cities internship program and other opportunities available through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, visit:


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