Category Archives: Internships & Fellowships

Code for Progress Fellowship


The year-long Code for Progress Fellowship aims to train people to build digital tools to communicate, organize, and mobilize in their communities. The fellowship specifically is looking for applicants from low-income backgrounds, or who are LGBTQ, people of color, and women.

The program starts with an 18-week residency in Washington, DC to learn how to code and navigate the professional and social justice environment. Participants receive a monthly housing allowance and stipend during their time in DC, and will then be placed in social justice organizations to work for the remainder of the year. Applications have already closed for the 2014 year, but those who wish to apply for the 2015 class can sign up for the Code for Progress listserv to receive updates.

Vest Scholarships for International Graduate Students

The Charles M. Vest NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering International Scholarship Program offers international graduate students the chance to work and study at one of nine U.S. universities performing leading research in one or more of the areas described in the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering.

Scholars will spend one year at a U.S. engineering school pursuing their research, and will have their living, travel, and tuition expenses covered by the host institution. Scholars will also be able to take relevant engineering classes to gain credit toward their graduate degrees.

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Nuclear Energy Scholarships and Fellowships


The Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program recently awarded over $5 million in scholarship and fellowship money to undergradaute and graduate students pursuing nuclear science and engineering studies, totaling 42 scholarships and 33 fellowships. Scholarship winners receive $5,000 to cover the cost of their education, and fellowship recipients get $50,000 each year for the next three years to help defray the costs of graduate school and research.

The application process starts with letters of intent, due September 11, 2014, and pre-applications due October 2. Find out if you’re eligible by looking up your university, and get in touch with the program by emailing

See our scholarships page for even more opportunities.

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Oak Ridge Lab Research Opportunities

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Higher Education Research Experiences accepts undergraduate, recent graduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students to participate in research and internships for up to four years, depending on the type of program. Several programs are listed on the website, and deadlines may vary. Below the cut is a quick description of the programs for each academic level.

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DOE Community College Internships


The Department of Energy’s Community College Internship (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities supporting DOE’s mission, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers.

Internships last for 10 weeks during the summer at any DOE National Lab. Students must be studying full-time at a community college, and show they have at least a 3.0 GPA and have completed at least 6 credit hours in science, math, engineering, or technology course areas. The application deadline for the summer 2015 session has not been posted.