Summer Science Opportunities

View the current opportunites in the sciences available this summer. 



Summer Science Opportunities 2014

HORIZONS Scholarship encourages national security, defense careers

Through the HORIZONS Scholarship, established in 1988, Women In Defense encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas. (This is not law enforcement or criminal justice.) The amount of the awards varies each year.

Fields of Study

Focus of the scholarship is on the following preferred fields of study: security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, cyber security, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, and economics. Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense.

Deadline, Application, Notification  ~  Completed applications, essays, recommendations and transcripts must be received no later than JULY 15.  

For additional information:  http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/Pages/default.aspx

Interested students should contact Kate Costello-Sullivan at sullivkp@lemoyne.edu.


Physics Teaching Jobs


 Schools need great science teachers and each year, STA helps hundreds of teachers and coaches find jobs at outstanding college preparatory schools throughout the South—nearly 600 schools in 16 states from Texas to Florida to Pennsylvania. Please consider forwarding this information to students you know who are interested in teaching.

 Southern Teachers Agency already has quite a few physics vacancy listings from schools for the 2014-15 school year!  The range of physics (or physics-related) courses to be taught will vary from middle-school physical science through AP physics.  It is also common for physics teachers to lead other science classes (biology or chemistry), or perhaps some math classes. Certification is not required by private schools for many physics jobs. 

Click here to view current science teaching jobs

 Requirements:   Candidates do not have to be in a teacher-preparation program or major in education to be considered for faculty positions at outstanding independent schools. While a degree in science education is desirable, most middle and upper grade teachers are hired based upon their major—their subject knowledge—and their gifts for working with young people. Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Application process:   Click here to Apply to be an STA Candidate.  You’ll be asked to submit a resume and cover letter along with the STA application.

Job Fairs:  Throughout the hiring season, STA will host a dozen virtual recruitment fairsThursdays @ STA!  Registered STA candidates may participate in these fairs and will have the opportunity to meet school administrators through prescheduled, real-time digital interviews for vacancies, with zero travel and zero registration costs.  In order to participate in the next virtual fair of 2014 on March 13th, interested students should apply to STA for candidacy as soon as possible. For more information about Thursdays @ STA, click here.  Please visit our website or contact:

Southern Teachers Agency, www.SouthernTeachers.com, Charlottesville, VA, Tel (434) 295-9122


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites your students to partake in our 2014 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Experience.  This summer research program brings together underrepresented* minority undergraduate students in the STEM fields for the summer to experience laboratory research under the mentorship of premier Rensselaer faculty.  Rensselaer calls on your students to apply!  

This eight week program is designed to help curious and solution-oriented students gain confidence in the lab, develop enthusiasm for graduate school, cultivate a professional network, and earn attractive qualifications. Participants will participate in professional development activities and present their research. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is located in upstate New York, 110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY 12180.   

*African-American, Alaskan Native, Native American, Hispanic American, or Native Pacific Islander


Mentorship in a Rensselaer Lab

Living Allowance

On-campus Room and Board

Professional Development Sessions



Full-time, eight week commitment

Sunday June 8 through Saturday Aug 2

Participation in all program activities



Applicant must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and will be a junior or senior in the fall of 2014.


To Apply:




Application Deadline

March 3, 2014





Heather Carbary, Office of Graduate Education

carbah@rpi.edu, 518-276-3048


Heather Carbary, Sr. Program Administrator, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Office of Graduate Education
110 8th Street (Mailing Address), 1516 Peoples Avenue (Street Address)
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518.276.3048, Fax: 518.276.2256, carbah@rpi.edu

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The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) urges students that the deadline for those considering a 2014 summer internship with the division is quickly approaching. 

The FDEM Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity to apply classroom skills and theory to real life work situations. This hands-on program is designed to strengthen fundamental emergency management concepts and develop the confidence and skills of the next generation to prepare them for future employment opportunities.

As an intern, participants are expected to employ their skills and abilities to contribute to the objectives of their assigned host organization. Our internships provide exposure to industry professionals and promote career development. To support that endeavor, interns will be placed based on interests and specific project availability.

Those interested in applying to the program may find more information at:http://www.floridadisaster.org/interns/


Jessica Geib, Academic Intern Coordinator, FLDivision of Emergency Mgmt 850.212.5285

Jessica.geib@em.myflorida.com, www.FloridaDisaster.org