Funding & Internships

With each issue, ASEE’s Accelerator brings you new scholarship and/or internship/co-op opportunities for engineering students. Would you like to list an opportunity with us? Please email

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is taking applications for the 2019-2020 year. Since 1973, ASME has sponsored the Congressional Fellowship program to provide an opportunity for engineers to work with the U.S. Congress. As federal legislation becomes increasingly technical, the need for engineering expertise is essential. Congressional fellows participate directly in the lawmaking process and learn how the federal government operates. In addition, Congress is provided with the necessary engineering expertise. These require an advanced engineering degree and are great opportunities for post-docs. Fellowships are available in Energy, Bioengineering, and Advanced Manufacturing. Deadline: January 31. (Click subjects to apply.)

The AAAS Entrypoint! Internship, a signature program of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability, is a national effort to discover and develop talent among undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who demonstrated a talent and interest in pursuing a STEM career. The primary goal of the project is to increase the diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce at the professional level. Entry Point! recruits, screens, and refers qualified candidates to company and university research program partners for 10-week summer internships. Apply here. Deadline: February 14.

The NSF Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) is a prestigious, two-stage competition where community college teams use science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to innovate solutions to real-world problems, compete for cash awards, and earn full travel support (students and faculty) to attend an Innovation Boot Camp in Washington, D.C.  More information here.  Deadline: February 14.

Amazon Corporate LLC has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors who are taking or have completed an advanced placement computer science course who plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.  Deadline: January 15. Apply here.

Amazon Corporate also has summer internships available for undergraduate students in their freshman and sophomore years. No deadline listed, but apply ASAP. Apply here.

Non-academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity: INTERN is a grant program wherein the PI of an active NSF award may request supplemental funding for one or more graduate students to gain knowledge, skills, and experiences that will augment their preparation for a successful long-term career through an internship in a non-academic setting, such as a for-profit laboratory, start-up business, government agency, policy think-tank, or non-profit organization. This opportunity is only open to doctoral students. More information hereDeadline: May 1, 2019. 

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