NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Government and National Lab
155 openings available.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Student interns participate in cutting-edge research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working closely with staff scientists and engineers on specific research problems. The format is hybrid, including both in-person and virtual internships.
The 11-week appointment runs May 22 – August 3 and includes a $6600 stipend, plus housing and transportation support as needed. An alternative nine-week appointment is also available. For more information, go to https://www.nist.gov/surf.
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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