Department of Defense STEM Fellowship & Internship Opportunities

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education will be hosting a virtual career fair on Thursday, November 18 from 12 to 3 p.m. This event will allow students to learn about Department of Defense fellowship and internship opportunities. The goal of ORISE in partnership with the DoD, is to optimize the science and technology workforce through research to assist in the DoD’s mission. This event is a great way to learn about DoD internships and fellowships and become familiar with the opportunities available.

Students will be able to:

  • Learn about paid internships
  • Talk with mentors and staff about open opportunities
  • Learn about DoD facilities and research
  • Talk 1-on-1 with ORISE representatives about applications

Students can register leading up to the event, here.

For questions please reach out via email.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) awarded by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry provide funding for summer research opportunities for outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students attending colleges and universities in the United States.

These competitive fellowships ($5,000) are awarded on the merits of students’ research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and their passion for laboratory science. SURF fellowships will provide support for undergraduates in organic chemistry to carry out research at their respective colleges/universities in the summer between their junior and senior year. In addition, the program will provide financial support to enable recipients to visit an industrial campus in the fall for a dinner, award session, scientific talks, a tour of the campus and a poster session, where the results of the summer research investigations would be presented.

Application Deadline: February 18, 2022
Apply here.

2022 DOE Scholars Program

The U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Program is accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates interested energy, science and technology, and environmental development.

This opportunity will allow you to work and learn alongside the DOE to support their mission’s in areas such as:

  • Energy and Nuclear Security
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Cyber Security
  • Department Operations and Management
  • Technologic Advancements

This program offers a stipend, travel reimbursement, direct involvement in DOE research, and professional development opportunities.

Applications are due Monday, January 7, 2022 at 8 a.m. ET, and can be turned in at this link.

More information, including eligibility requirements, can be found on their website or this flyer.

Protein Science Co-op at Moderna

Moderna is seeking an undergraduate Junior or Senior to join its Co-op Program. The candidate will work in the Protein Science group and assist with the investigation and implementation of broad technologies to identify suitable protein detection reagents for use in in vitro potency assays for Moderna’s drug products. Specifically, the candidate will assist with generating and screening antibody fragment libraries to select and validate high affinity ligands against various targets of interest.

Moderna’s Co-Op program is a full-time opportunity beginning January 2022 through June 2022. Interested candidates should be available for full-time work during this timeframe.

What you’ll do:

  • Generate antibody fragment libraries for in vitro phage display
  • Utilize various display methods for antigen presentation
  • Isolate B-cells following in vivo immunization for screening against diverse targets
  • Perform biopanning, affinity screening, and selection of high affinity ligands using flow cytometry
  • Use plate-based methods to express, purify, and characterize recombinant proteins for binding and favorable biophysical properties (expression, solubility, stability, etc.)
  • Perform quantitative analysis of data and assist in the preparation of reports for the Protein Science group and other stakeholders

Learn more and apply here.

Experience ORISE Virtual Career Fair

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a virtual career fair to highlight the variety of paid internships, fellowships, and research opportunities available within the Research Participation Program at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Chat with ORISE representatives and mentors from a variety of FDA programs
  • Learn about the research and/or projects conducted within those programs
  • Explore paid internships, fellowships, and research opportunities
  • Connect with ORISE staff members to ask about applying, what to expect during the appointment, and to learn more about the ORISE experience
  • Network with other prospective applicants
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of entering a graduate program with Ph.D. scientists and engineers

To view current opportunities visit the FDA Opportunities page.

Click here to register for the Career Fair.

Pfizer R&D Rotational Program

The Pfizer R&D Rotational Program is designed to immerse early career colleagues into the pharmaceutical R&D business through a 2-year program composed of four unique 6-month job rotations in diverse disciplines. Each rotation will involve meaningful assignments and projects, mentorship and coaching, and collaborative interactions to develop business acumen and technical expertise and set participants on the path to success.

This in-depth training and skills development program offers participants the opportunity to gain experience and insight into drug discovery and development from leading scientists, clinicians, statisticians, epidemiologists, and professionals, and to bridge from student to industry professional, or into an advanced-degree program.

R&D Rotational Program associates will be hired as full-time employees for the duration of the two-year program, with salary and benefits commensurate with their level of education and experience.

Pfizer launched this program for promising science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) college graduates, with a focus on underrepresented minorities, African American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American, to shape the future of science and healthcare.

Students can apply during the fall semester of their senior year and will be expected to start the program in June, following graduation. To apply for the Spring 2022 program, click here.

Additional questions? First check out the FAQ section of this webpage. If you still have questions, send an email to RnDRotationalProgram@pfizer.com.

Biochemical Markers Fellowship at CDC (Recent Graduates)

About DLS: The Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  is seeking applicants for a Biochemical Markers Fellowship opportunity. DLS uses advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins.

Projects: Participants will join laboratory teams to develop and apply analytical methods to characterize and quantify biochemical markers, including those in biologic specimens (such as serum or urine), that are relevant to disease and harmful exposures. DLS currently has more than 170 active methods and 230+ mass spectrometers in use.

Selected candidates will be placed in one of seven branches within DLS (see website for branch information.) They will gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and automation equipment. DLS offers a stimulating research environment that enables ORISE fellows to gain practical experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of public health.

Qualifications: Applicants should be Bachelor’s or Master’s graduates with degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or Microbiology. Must be a U.S. citizen.

The program will run Sept 15, 2021 – Sept 12, 2022. The stipend for Bachelor’s fellows will be approx. $3,800 montly.

Applications due July 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST.

DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Fellow

The Fuel Cell Technologies Fellow opportunity with the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office is now accepting applications. This is an opportunity for individuals who have a degree in the physical sciences, so may be of interest to recent CBC graduates.

What will I be doing? As a member of the team, you will both learn and contribute across the range of activities associated with managing applied research within the Fuel Cell Technologies Program. The Fuel Cells Technology Program activities will include monitoring project progress and milestones; reviewing and analyzing project progress reports and other technical reports; and engaging with project researchers. Key areas of research and development within the Fuel Cell Technologies Program include catalysts, membranes, membrane electrode assemblies, stacks, and balance of plant components.

Why should I apply? You will collaborate on the office’s Fuel Cell Technologies Program, which focuses on developing fuel cells which are among the most promising technologies that are expected to transform the energy sector. They are highly efficient, fuel flexible, and offer diverse benefits. In particular, they are affordable, clean, and reliable fuel cell technologies that convert hydrogen to electrical power for a wide variety of applications, including transportation (automobiles, buses, trucks, rail, maritime) and stationary power generation (mid-scale electric power plants, backup power, small-scale distributed power plants for buildings).

Where will I be located? Washington, DC or Golden, CO

You will receive a competitive stipend, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance, research travel and materials up to $10,000, and relocation expenses reimbursement up to $5,000.

Learn more and apply here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.