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NSF Noyce Internship Program

Please note that this opportunity is part of a larger program administered by Vassar College.

The internship will support any activity that will strengthen the applicant’s background in science education. This could include research, formal internships, academic coursework in a STEM discipline outside of one’s major, and other types of fieldwork, to name a few. If you would like to discuss your options and/or ideas you may contact one of the directors, co-directors or program mentors listed on the VNTS program site.

Completed applications will be accepted until March 4th. Decisions will be announced in early March. Selections will be made by the VNTS faculty committee.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors in any major who are interested in exploring a career in science education. Noyce Scholars are also eligible to apply.

Submission Instructions
Download Noyce Internship Application

In order to be considered for funding for a Noyce Internship you must complete a Noyce Confidentiality waiver. Please print the waiver, sign it, scan it and email it to Noyce@Vassar.edu. This should be submitted BEFORE you request letters of recommendation. Please note this waiver is separate from the waivers on file in the fellowships office.

Fellowships must be used during the summer and may not be deferred.  All arrangements in connection with the project including appropriate health insurance, travel and housing are the responsibility of the Noyce Fellow.  Vassar College is not responsible for any physical or mental injury, illness or property loss sustained by a Noyce Fellow during the course of his or her fellowship.  Fellows may not use the funds to support or defray the expenses of other persons or for non-project related expenses.  Fellows who do not carry through their intended project must return any unused portion of the funds to Vassar College.  All Fellows will submit a report outlining the summer's work and providing a brief financial accounting to the Mathematics Department by September 7th.

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Possible Internship Opportunities:

Pre-Service Teacher Internships with the Department of Energy (DOE) are designed to provide educational training and research experiences at Department of Energy laboratories for a diverse group of highly motivated undergraduate students who are interested in becoming K-12 pre-college science, mathematics, and technology teachers. Students are placed under the mentorship of master teachers and laboratory scientists to help maximize the building of content knowledge and skills through a research experience. Workshops help students consider how to apply what they learn to their academic program and ultimately to their own classrooms.

The Bard Summer Intensive in Education is a distinctive summer program held in partnership with the Broadmoor neighborhood in the heart of New Orleans; Broadmoor is a diverse community that galvanized local support to reestablish its school in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Through the Summer Intensive in Education, undergraduate students from local and national colleges and universities engage with both the theory and practice of education in a city on the cutting edge of education reform. Students participate in a two-credit course on urban education and policy taught by a leading scholar and work as teachers at a summer enrichment program. BSIE is held under the auspices of the Bard Urban Studies in New Orleans program as an independent track focused specifically on public education.