Student Opportunities

External Scholarships, Internships, and Opportunities

 

  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC) Graduate Fellows Program

NEREC is offering a 6-week program for graduate students in Daejeon, South Korea to train the next generation of international leaders in nuclear nonproliferation. The program includes: group research work with international peers on topics of nuclear nonproliferation, participation at the NEREC Conference on Nuclear Nonproliferation, field trips to Seoul, Gyeongju, and trips to major universities, nuclear research labs, and government agencies in China and Japan. Non-KAIST students can earn course credit for the program. For the program, NEREC covers lodging for students for all 6 weeks and all costs related to the field trips and conference participation. To apply, email your application form, academic transcripts, and contact information for two references to nerec [at] kaist.ac.kr

. For more information and the application, visit http://nerec.kaist.ac.kr/

  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC) Young Fellows Program

NEREC is offering a 5-week program in Daejeon, South Korea to train the next generation of international leaders in nuclear nonproliferation. The program for college students includes: lectures on nuclear technology and policy, group debates, participation at the NEREC Conference on Nuclear Nonproliferation, field trips to Seoul and Gyeongju, and Korean cultural events. For the program, NEREC covers lodging for students for all 5 weeks and all costs related to the field trips and conference participation. To apply, email your application form, academic transcripts, and contact information for two references to nerec [at] kaist.ac.kr. For more information and the application, visit http://nerec.kaist.ac.kr/

  • Georgia Tech ~ Division of Student Affairs

Georgia Tech ~ Division of Student Affairs is offering the Alvin M. Ferst Leadership & Entrepreneur Award. This is a $2500 award that goes to a junior or senior with at least a 2.5 GPA and who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and/or entrepreneurial skills while at Georgia Tech. Check the GT - Division of Student Affairs Website for more information on how to apply.

  • GTRI: Shackelford Fellows

GTRI (Georgia Tech Research Institute) has a few graduate fellowships available for students to work in their labs. Check the GTRI Website for more information.

  • International Student Conferences

The International Student Conferences is offering two programs: "Korea-America Student Conference" and "Japan-America Student Conference". Please check the International Student Conferences Website for more information.

  • Ivan Allen College Prize for Social Courage

The Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage is funded in perpetuity by a grant from the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation. Check the website for more information.

  • NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is a full-time, salaried fellowship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy for highly motivated graduate-level students interested in a career in nuclear security. Website: http://ngp.pnnl.gov/

  • Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

For more than 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with fellowship opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy. Website: http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/

  • Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program

The Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program offers talented undergraduate and graduate students summer internship positions with the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Laboratories. Positions involve scientific research or a focus on policy, business, and government relations. Internships include lodging, round trip airfare, and student stipends. Website: https://doemeispp.org/index.cfm/home

  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship

For 10 weeks during your summer break, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects at NNSA’s laboratories, Federal field offices or with our small business partners.  Many of our MSI interns with science, technology, engineering or mathematics backgrounds work in research environments with the nation’s top scientists and engineers. Website: https://nnsa.energy.gov/federalemployment/ourjobs/studentsopportunities/msi

  • International Atomic Energy Agency

The IAEA accepts a limited number of interns each year who are studying toward a university degree or have recently received a degree. Internships normally range from one month to one year and provide an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in an international environment. Website: https://www.iaea.org/about/employment

  • Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation offers full-time internship opportunities for students and recent graduates interested in policies to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and increase peace and security. Website: http://armscontrolcenter.org/about/jobs-and-internships/

  • James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Internships and Summer Program

CNS strives to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis. Websites: http://www.nonproliferation.org/about-2/nonproliferation-internships/ and http://sites.miis.edu/summerintern/

  • Arms Control Association

The Arms Control Association, founded in 1971, is a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies. Website: https://www.armscontrol.org/internships

  • Nonproliferation Summer School at Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School focuses a select group of students on the multi-disciplinary field of dynamics, spanning electrical, mechanical, structural and cyber-physical systems. The students’ research will be applied to creating solutions to Los Alamos National Laboratory mission-relevant problems defined by LANL R&D engineers. Website: http://www.lanl.gov/projects/national-security-education-center/engineer...

  • The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)

The CTBTO offers a limited number of unpaid internships every year. Interns usually work on specific assignments. Opportunities for internships are available subject to the current needs of the individual Divisions within the CTBTO. Website: https://jobs.ctbto.org/ERecruitmentPublicWeb/home.do?activeTab=2

  • James C Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Each year the endowment offers approximately 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Website: http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows

  • Center for International Security and Cooperation Fellowships

CISAC Fellows spend the academic year engaged in research and writing, and are encouraged to participate in seminars and to interact and collaborate with leading faculty and researchers. CISAC fellows may focus on any of the following topics: nuclear weapons policy and nonproliferation; nuclear energy; cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, and the future of the Internet; biosecurity and global health; implications of geostrategic shifts; insurgency, terrorism, and homeland security; war and civil conflict; consolidating peace after conflict; as well as global governance, migration, and transnational flows, from norms to criminal trafficking. Website: http://cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/docs/cisac_fellowships

  • RAND Graduate Student Summer Associate Program

Graduate students can apply to work with RAND experts on developing solutions to today's public policy challenges. Summer associates gain practical research experience in areas like security, health, education, and sustainability. Website: http://www.rand.org/about/edu_op/fellowships/gsap.html 

  • Herbert Scoville Jr Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to recruit and train the next generation of policy and advocacy leaders on a range of international peace and security issues by providing recent college graduates with an opportunity to work with one of the participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Website: http://scoville.org/

  • Institute for Science and International Security

The Institute for Science and International Security, a Capitol Hill-based non-profit research organization concerned with nuclear arms reduction and non-proliferation, seeks qualified undergraduate or graduate student interns for unpaid internships. Website: http://isis-online.org/about/internships

  • Brookings Institute

The mission of the Internship program is to provide students and recent graduates with a pre-professional, meaningful and practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest. Interns may work with Brookings staff in our research areas- Economic Studies, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, Governance Studies, and Metropolitan Policy. Website: https://www.brookings.edu/careers/ 

  • International Institute for Strategic Studies

Offers internships periodically in each of its thematic and regional security programs: http://www.iiss.org/en/about-s-us/careers

  • Nuclear/Strategic Stability Related Opportunities

Multiple opportunities can be found on the Program on Strategic Stability Evaluation (POSSE) site.

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation accepts grant proposals for Grand Challenges Explorations (a $100 million initiative to encourage unconventional global health solutions). Check their site for any current opportunities.

  • Daisy Alliance

The Daisy Alliance is offering its Annual Student Scholarship/Essay Contest (prizes of $1000, $500 and $250) - "South Asia at a Tipping Point". Check the Daisy Alliance Website for more information.

  • Fulbright Programs

The Fulbright award is one such fellowship that funds recipients with the choice of a year of research, graduate study or serving as an English teaching assistant at a host institution in one of 140 countries. Check the Fulbright Website for deadline and other information.

  • Fulbright-Schuman Program Outreach to U.S. Scholars & Students

European Union and Trans-Atlantic Relationship Research and Study Opportunities - Funding is available for American and European researchers, lecturers, international educators, and graduate students to focus on a wide range of issues concerning the European Union and the U.S.-EU relationship. The Fulbright-Schuman Program provides $3,000 per month plus a travel stipend, visa, and health and accident insurance for grants between two months and one academic year. Check the their website for more information.

  • Petit Undergraduate Research Scholarship

The Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars program is a competitive scholarship program, open to all Atlanta area university students, which allows undergraduates to conduct independent research in the laboratories of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience. More info on this website.

  • SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Program

The SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. program, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities. A comprehensive list of facilities can be found on the SMART website - check their website for additional information.

  • SSRC's (Social Science Research Council) ~ Eurasia Dissertation Support Fellowship

The Eurasia Dissertation Support Fellowships provide financial and academic support to graduate students near completion of their doctoral programs in the social sciences and related humanities. The program provides fellowship awards of up to $25,000, designed to allow advanced graduate students concentrated time to devote to the intellectual development of their projects and to write up the results of their research. The fellowship program also provides academic support and numerous networking opportunities as well as workshops. Check their website for additional information.