The Center for Life Beyond Reed

National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST)

Application deadline: February 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM (Eastern time), or when they have received the application limit which may be sooner than the closing date. Thus, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the on-line application and supporting documents ahead of the announcement closing date.

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Setting a Course Toward a Career in Science or Engineering?

Spend your summer working elbow to elbow with researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners. Gain valuable hands-on experience, work with cutting-edge technology, meet peers from across the nation, sample the Gaithersburg, MD (or Boulder, CO) area. And get paid ($5500) while you are learning. Be a part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at NIST.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status; undergraduate status, recommend 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA; demonstrated potential for success and an interest in pursuing graduate study.

Application Procedure

New this year: the NIST SURF program no longer requires an internal application. You may apply directly to the program through their website, which will prompt you to first create a user-account via, if you have not already done so.

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