The Accelerator has featured a number of internships with NASA, and the administration has made it easier than ever to find student internships, fellowships, and other projects through their One Stop Shopping Initiative website. The website lists all internships, fellowships, and other student opportunities that NASA has to offer, including non-technical roles, and also allows users to create one universal profile for applying to multiple opportunities.
NASA internships can be full or part-time, conducted at a NASA facility, contractor facility, or anywhere activities are ongoing to advance NASA’s missions. Mentors can be civil servants, contractors, or faculty conducting activities directly related to NASA’s unique assets and ongoing mission activities.
AfterCollege.com provides career guidance and leads to open entry level positions for recent college graduates. According to its website, AfterCollege is the largest career network for students and recent graduates, and features 400,000 entry-level jobs and internships from more than 25,000 employers. AfterCollege reaches more than 5,000,000 users each year, including 18,000 faculty, student group and administrative contacts at over 2,000 colleges and universities.
Students can find opportunities by entering their school, course of study, and graduation date on the home page. As users give more feedback on job titles, job types and location, the system provides more personalized opportunities. Students can also create a profile, portfolio, and follow companies on the site to find new opportunities. AfterCollege has also awarded scholarships and student aid, and has given out over $1,000,000 to date.
Since the initiative launched two years ago, the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program has been funding students to use the power of open government data to spur the creation of new products and jobs. The White House recently launched round three of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, and is looking around the nation for for those who can contribute to the areas of data innovation, crowd-sourcing, and modernizing the veterans’ experience. Fellowship applications are open until April 7.
Fellows serve limited-term “tours of duty,” during which they team up with innovators in government on projects aimed at saving lives, saving taxpayer money, fueling job creation, and building a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation within government.The first program launched in August 2012 with five projects. The second class of fellows has broken new ground and expanded upon the work of the inaugural class to deliver results — from increasing consumers’ access to their own personal healthcare information, to designing and launching pilot projects to improve federal procurement, to using open government data to spur new products and services.
The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors offers several awards for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of doctoral dissertations, graduate research, master’s thesis, and travel awards. Below are two we’ve selected to highlight, and you can visit the AEESP awards page for more.
1. MWH/AEESP Master’s Thesis Awards recognize outstanding master’s theses that contribute to the advancement of environmental science and engineering. Three AEESP members will make up the selection committee and judge each thesis based on scientific/technical merit, originality of research, contribution to the field of environmental engineering, and clarity of presentation. First prize is a plaque and $1,500, and second place is a $500 cash prize. $750 in travel funds will go to students who wish to attend the awards ceremony. Nominations for this award should be submitted by March 28 for the 2014 cycle.
This year, Shell Oil offers internships and graduate programs for qualified students. Internships are a chance for students to work along Shell employees, understand the business, and get involved in actual projects that match their interests and abilities. Interns take assignments from a supervisor, who provide constructive feedback and advice as well.
Those who complete the internship program successfully may be able to join the Shell Graduate Programme, a three to five year commitment in either a technical, commercial, trading, corporate, or supply chain role. Graduates are paid a competitive salary with benefits.The company does not say which departments are hiring. Instead, candidates are matched with their departments based on their education and skills.