NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Salary: $7810 stipend for 11-weeks
Engineering and Technology: Electrical
Government and National Lab
Housing and travel, or commuting stipends available in addition to salary-stipend
175 openings available.
Telecommuting is allowed.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology seeks undergraduate students for its Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. STEM majors are preferred. A few opportunities are available for other majors such as economics, policy, international business, education and science communication. Positions are available in Maryland, Colorado, Hawaii and virtually. Applications are due by 11:59 pm ET on Jan 31, 2024.
NIST summer interns have improved MRI technology, studied medications, and more. Spend your summer with us for 11 weeks of hands-on lab experience with world-class mentors in one of NIST’s six labs or other offices.
Apply through USAJobs. All documents are required and must be submitted for consideration. Please submit your documents as PDF files if possible. Detailed instructions are available in the program FAQs.
About National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories. Congress established the agency to remove a major challenge to U.S. industrial competitiveness at the time — a second-rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind the capabilities of the United Kingdom, Germany and other economic rivals.
From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement and standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Today, NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies to the largest and most complex of human-made creations — from nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hair up to earthquake-resistant skyscrapers and global communication networks.
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