Student Summer Contract Program

The Student Summer Contract Program provides students a 10-week summer work experience to work as a contractor in assigned organizations related to their academic course of study.  Full time summer job opportunities are available for a wide variety of positions.  The Office of the Secretary of Defense/Washington Headquarters Services (OSD/WHS) works with private sector contractors who recruit, hire, and place students in more than 54 different OSD offices and agencies.  These summer positions are in the Washington, DC, area and last for 10-12 weeks.  The positions are identified either as internships, which provide substantive work experience in your academic field of study, or as administrative/clerical in nature.

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NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students 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. Search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.

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NSF Student and Early Career Information

This Student and Early Career Information page from NSF summarizes funding opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral student researchers to participate in international research and education activities. Individual postdoctoral and graduate student researchers may apply directly for a number of OISE programs. In addition, postdoctoral and graduate and undergraduate student researchers may be supported as participants in collaborative research projects, joint workshops, and other activities supported by NSF.

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East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes

The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering:  1.) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2.) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3.) an orientation to the society, culture, and language. The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

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