Don’t wait – Application Deadline is January 8, 2020
The Civic Digital Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind internship program for innovative students to solve pressing problems in federal agencies.
Civic Digital Fellows are mission-driven software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers who spend their summers innovating at the intersection of technology and public service. Fellowship host agencies have included the Census Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, General Services Administration, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Examples of previous Fellows’ work can be found on GitHub.
The 2020 Fellowship will run from June 1 to August 7, 2020. More information and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on our website.
The Fellowship is fully funded and all Civic Digital Fellows receive a package that includes:
- A competitive stipend. We’re one of the only government internships that offers students a competitive living stipend ($4,000+) for their work.
- Furnished housing. Live with other Fellows and form lifelong friendships over the course of the summer.
- Travel to-and-from Washington, D.C. Whether you’re flying, taking the train, or driving, all domestic travel will be fully covered to and from D.C.
Outside of work, Civic Digital Fellows also have no shortage of professional and personal growth opportunities, including:
- Professional programming. Past events have included a career chat with members of the U.S. Digital Service, a behind-the-scenes tour of Mapbox, a meetup in Congress with TechCongress Fellows, and networking happy hours.
- One-on-one mentorship. You’ll be paired with a technology professional with similar interests, and they’ll be a resource to help you navigate your career journey and explore the fields of social impact and civic tech.
- Cohort community of social impact technologists. Meet like-minded peers from across the country and bond over movie nights, monument walks, BBQs, bike rides, and more.
In the past, strong applicants have demonstrated previous involvement in the “tech for good” space, whether they were leaders of a campus club, volunteers in their local communities, or contributors to open source projects. If you don’t have this experience, however, do not let it stop you from applying.
Apply today for the Undergraduate Biomedical Research Summer Fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and other microbial organisms cause widespread suffering throughout the world and in our own communities. At the same time, microbiologists are making breathtaking progress in understanding and combating infectious pathogens through innovative molecular, biochemical, and computational technologies.
To help meet the urgent need for talented new scientists to face these challenges, the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport announces the creation of The Undergraduate Biomedical Research Fellowship Program.
Through this competitive summer fellowship program, students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences in cutting-edge biomedical research laboratories at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA, under the mentorship of nationally recognized leaders in microbiology and immunology research.
- Fellows will work with their mentors to create a scientific question to serve as the focus of their project. They will then use the Fellowship period during the summer to find experimental answers to their question.
- Late in the summer, Fellows will be invited to participate in the Summer Biomedical Research Symposium to present their research findings.
- In addition to laboratory research, Fellows will participate along with LSU Microbiology and Immunology graduate students in seminars, journal clubs, and other scientific experiences to deepen their understanding of microbiology and immunology.
- Stipends ($12/hour) will be provided to all Fellows. Housing options are available
Start and end dates are flexible according to the Fellow’s academic calendar, but the term of the fellowship will be 8-12 weeks in the summer of 2019.
An unofficial undergraduate transcript, personal statement, and the names and contact information of at least two references will be required.
Application deadline January 31, 2020. Notification of award: February 28, 2020
Learn more and apply on Handshake!
Combined Dermatology and Clinical Research Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Fellowship with DermCare Experts & Beacon Clinical Research
Program participants also work as certified clinical research coordinators fully responsible for leading a variety of trials sponsored by multinational pharmaceutical companies, and will have a first look at therapeutics in the pipeline. Under the supervision of the principal investigator, fellows serve as the main contact for the pharmaceutical study monitor, while managing all aspects of patient recruitment and trial execution. Although many studies are dermatology trials, Beacon also works on rheumatology, internal medicine, and urology trials. Fellows are expected to attend fully-funded research training conferences for the trials they run.
Fellows will also be asked to engage after hours in academic pursuits related to what they are learning in clinic. They are asked to read widely, ranging from textbooks to medical journals, as well as the popular press about hot button issues in medicine. Clearly, they will be expected to gain dermatology knowledge, and they may be responsible for leading discussions about issues they encounter in clinic by delivering presentations to their peers. Additionally, they have the opportunity to attend the clinic’s lecture series on a variety of medical topics by invited speakers; grand rounds; educational dinner lectures at restaurants in metro Boston; and dermatology conferences both in-town and out-of-town, the latter for which housing and transportation would be funded. Fellows are also encouraged to write publishable work when the opportunities arise.
Through the program’s contacts, they also have the chance to shadow and network with physicians in other fields of medicine, thus expanding their understanding of different specialties. In addition, fellows work side by side with medical students who at times rotate through the clinic.
Fellows also spearhead the clinic’s community and public health outreach, by arranging free skin cancer screenings and a variety of programming at community organizations.
Finally, fellows may join the physician on international medical mission trips, which would be paid time although expenses such as flights, hotel, and personal spending are the fellow’s responsibility.
With this holistic training approach, those who graduate are uniquely poised to excel in medical school, having (1) gained first-hand experience in patient history taking, (2) assisted in the physical exam, and (3) observed the assessment and plan — all in the context of comprehensive and ethical patient care. In particular, we anticipate that participants will be quite well-prepared to undertake future dermatology rotations in order to enter the extremely competitive dermatology residency match.
Applicants who are looking only to scribe from 9 to 5, and who are reluctant to invest the effort and hours this highly demanding and fully immersive fellowship requires, may find this position an imperfect fit. Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and a list of references or at least one actual letter of recommendation, either directly to the clinic at email@example.com, or through their school’s career center listing. Interviews are conducted first online via video chat, and then followed with a required on-site visit.
The SRF Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program offers former undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, atherosclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease. During the gap year, program participants will have the opportunity to hone their scientific communication skills in preparation for applications and interviews for pharma/biotech jobs, graduate school, and medical school. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Postbaccalaureate Fellow will be responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Fellowship Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers.
The Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program sets itself apart from many other internship program with its focus on the development of scientific communication skills in addition to enhancing laboratory and critical thinking skills. Throughout the program, fellows are guided through intensive writing assignments that simulate documents scientists are often asked to produce, such as grant proposals. The communication training culminates in a student symposium at the end of the summer, where the Fellows present the results of their work.
Program Learning Objectives include:
- Plan and execute an independent research project
- Learn new technical skills
- Learn how to explain scientific concepts to a non-scientific audience
- Learn how to write a simple grant proposal
- Present results at a student symposium
Eligibility/Qualifications: Please be sure to review the full Program Eligibility Requirements at www.sens.org/postbacc-fellowship before applying.
- Applicants should have some prior research experience
- Although GPA will be a consideration, there are no formal GPA requirements
- There are no specific major requirements. Students of any major may apply, provided they can demonstrate relevant experience to the project in question.
- As noted on the eligibility page, applicants who have earned their bachelor’s degree within the past 2 years are eligible to apply. Thus, graduates from the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 are eligible
- Only international students who can use optional practical training (OPT) work authorization are eligible to apply.
The precise desired laboratory skills will vary from project to project, but applicants should have some prior biologically relevant research experience. Visit the external application link on Handshake to see any project-specific skill preferences and apply.
Application Deadline is January 15, 2020
CHCI is seeking to offer exceptional Latinos with recent undergraduate academic degrees from across the country unparalleled exposure to a professional experience in the public policy arena and utilizing STEM expertise to make a difference through a paid nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. CHCI Public Policy Fellows strengthen their policy skills through hands-on experience working for an office of their choice in Congress for the full nine months or opting to work the second half of the program in a Federal agency, national nonprofit or think tank. Recent placements for STEM Public Policy Fellows have included the offices of Representatives Ro Khanna, Tony Cardenas, and Senator Robert Menendez; U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology; U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources; U.S. Small Business Administration; Environmental Defense Fund; and U.S. Green Building Council.
As part of the Fellowship, Fellows participate in CHCI’s exceptional leadership development training program and write a policy brief on a topic of their choice.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a degree, work and/or volunteer experience related to STEM, and demonstrated leadership and passion for addressing STEM-related issues faced by the Latino community. While no specific degrees are required, recent STEM Public Policy Fellows have had degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Global Environmental Change & Sustainability, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Business Information Systems, Business Administration and Management.
CHCI has at least three sponsors for STEM Public Policy Fellows – including Shell Oil Company, BP and Chevron – who are specifically interested in Fellows who have completed degrees in the STEM fields and are themselves interested in energy issues (related to oil & gas, clean energy and/or renewable energy, etc.). While all STEM majors will be considered for these particular sponsored STEM Public Policy Fellowships, preference will be given to those with a focus on energy.
STEM Public Policy Fellowship Mission:
The CHCI Public Policy Fellowship (PPF) seeks to enhance participants’ leadership and professional skills, expand their network and ultimately produce more competent and competitive Latino professionals in public policy areas and careers aimed at making a difference for Latino communities.
Please review eligibility & program details: https://chci.org/programs/public-policy-fellowship-program/eligibility-program-details/