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AU Career Center (AU students only)

The Career Center offers excellent opportunities through its CareerWeb and other resources.


SPIN (AU students only, on-campus access only)

Visit SPIN from a computer on campus:

Choose "Advanced Search," then select (click on) "Applicant Type" and choose "Undergraduate" or "Graduate Student." Select "Keywords" and either select "Science and Technology" or specific topic. More advanced searching is possible; play around. Remember to "Clear Search" every time, or the blanks will automatically refill.


Society of Physics Students

SPS offers a variety of scholarships, internships, and award:

You do not have to be a member of SPS for all of these, but it may help.


The Nucleus

This website is a clearing house for many of the major physics organizations:


National Institute of Standards and Technology

This national laboratory is nearby. Surf their website or contact specific researchers:



This is a clearing house for science related government internships:


National Science Foundation

This link has scholarships and internships opportunities funding through NSF:

There may be other funding opportunities at NSF, so surf around.


Michigan State University

MSU often sponsors undergraduate research experiences through the NSF, but they also have this list of resources:


DC NASA Space Grant Consortium

Headquartered right here at AU, the DC NASA Space Grant Consortium funds internships and summer research experiences at NASA:


Institute of Physics

This website has lots of resources.

Recent Internship Sponsors

  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg Campus
  • Harvard Smithsonian-Center for Astrophysics
  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergrads at various national universities including Drexel University, University of Houston, Baylor University, University of Toledo, Maria Mitchell Observatory, College of William and Mary
  • Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Space Telescope Science Institute
  • National Institutes of Health