Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship allows a student JACL member to serve for 6-10 months in the Washington, DC office of a member of Congress in either the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate. The stipend for the Fellowship ranges from $2,200 to $2,500 a month, depending on qualifications. The Fellow will be involved in a variety of tasks, ranging from substantive legislative duties to the day to day office routine. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who are graduating college seniors or students in graduate or professional programs. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated commitment to Asian American issues, particularly those affecting the Japanese American community. This fellowship has an application deadline of early May. For more information, please contact the JACL Mike M. Masaoka Fellowship by e-mail at [email protected].

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The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program is sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. It combines a paid eight-week internship at one of over 100 think tanks and policy organizations across the United States with two week-long career and policy skills seminars and weekly policy lectures. Fellows gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and hone their professional skills. The program includes a $1,500 stipend and a housing allowance. Current college students, graduates, graduate students, and professional students from a variety of disciplines are eligible to apply. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in public policy issues and in learning how a market-based approach might help solve social and economic problems. The application deadline for this fellowship is in late January. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern program offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment and culture of the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, interns explore and increase access to the institutionÕs unparalleled collections and resources. Interns are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, and access standards. No previous experience is necessary, but internships are competitive and listed skills and or knowledge may be desired. Selections are based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and an interview with a selection official. Fellows receive a taxable stipend of $300 per week and will work a full-time schedule (40 hours per week) for the duration of the 10-week program. Applicants must be U. S. citizens, currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning at the undergraduate or graduate levels, or have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program within the past year. This internship has an application deadline of early March. For more information, please see the internship website.

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Since 1989, the National Science Foundation has supported the Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program to bring students to undertake individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The program includes a 12-week program during the summer, a $4,200 stipend plus housing and travel to and from site, and hands-on research experience. The application deadline for this award is in mid-February. For more information, please contact the Maryland Sea Grant College by phone at 301-405-6373 or see the program website.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers paid and unpaid internship and fellowship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan's departmentsÑcuratorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For a list of specific internship opportunities, deadlines, and requirements, visit the program website or e-mail [email protected].

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The Mississippi Teacher Corps is a two-year program, similar to the Peace Corps, that recruits college graduates to teach in Mississippi schools, primarily in the Mississippi Delta. The program is designed for non-education majors and offers a host of benefits, including: teacher training and certification, free tuition for a Master's degree in education from the University of Mississippi, and job placement that includes full pay and benefits. All candidates must have received or expect to receive a BachelorÕs degree before beginning the program and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. No previous education course work is required or expected. For application deadlines and more information, please see the fellowship website.

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As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens trained in disciplines of science and engineering of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award up to 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April. The DoD will offer fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships will be awarded for study and research in pursuit of doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, ocean, and engineering sciences. Preference will be given to applicants who indicate an intention to pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, one of the specialties. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this award. The application deadline is in early January. For more information, please contact the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) by phone at 202-331-3516 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)Visiting Scientist Program is looking for current students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty members for full-time residency appointments to conduct research into the use of process models and tools to support NGA's GEOINT analysis. Visiting Scienctists exploit and analyze imagery, intelligence, and geospatial information to describe, assess, and characterize physical features and a wide range of geographically referenced activities on the Earth. This is a full-time residency appointment and in a classified environment. Appointments range from three months (summer appointment) to a semester to a full year, with an option for two additional years. This program provides a stipend and, in some cases, a relocation allowance. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD program in geography, statistics, economics, geospatial information science, physics, mathematics, chemistry, or related fields. For more information, please see the program website.

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The NIEHS Summer Internship Program provides internships to outstanding high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/biological sciences to work on a research project that entails exposure to the latest biochemical, molecular, and analytical techniques in a given field. Participants are selected by scientific mentors from the NIEHS Division of Intramural Research. Participants are expected to work a minimum of eight continuous weeks, between the months of May and September. This internship program has an application deadline of early March. For further information oneligibility requirements, please visit the program website or contact [email protected].

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The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) offers the paid Coca-Cola Endowed Internship during the Summer, Fall, and Spring. Eligible candidates must be undergraduates, recent graduates, or graduate students who are interested in pursuing museum careers. Other eligibility requirements include: a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, completion of sophomore year in college, and intention to pursue a museum career. The full-time internship extends 12 weeks and includes a $1,500 stipend. This internship has an application deadline of mid-March for summer internships, mid-June for fall, and mid-October for spring. For more information, please contact NMWA's Manager of Public Programs by phone at 202-783-7982.

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