Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Surf Program Gaithersburg Md Physical Science Job in GAITHERSBURG, MD

Vacancy No. SURF-2023-0006 Department National Institute of Standards and Technology
Salary $5,400.00 to $6,600.00 Grade 0 to 0
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/21/2022 Close Date 2/1/2023
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Locations:
GAITHERSBURG, MD


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Summary

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks undergraduate students for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. The Gaithersburg location offers both in-person and virtual fellowships. An additional vacancy is open for in-person fellowships in Boulder, CO. See vacancy #SURF-2023-0007 for in-person Boulder opportunities. Applicants may apply to both vacancies and use the same documents for all applications. Learn more at https://www.nist.gov/surf.

Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    11/21/2022 to 02/01/2023

  • Salary

    $5,400 - $6,600 student stipend paid

  • Pay scale & grade

    ZP 0

  • Location

    Many vacancies in the following location:

  • Remote job

    No

  • Telework eligible

    Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

  • Travel Required

    Not required

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    No

  • Appointment type

    Internships - This is a continuous 11-week appointment scheduled May 22, 2023 to August 3, 2023. There are a limited number of 9-week appointments available June 5, 2023 to August 3, 2023. Students are appointed as guest researchers and not federal employees.

  • Work schedule

    Full-time - Participants are expected to report to duty Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-5:00 pm or as agreed upon with their mentors. Due to the short length of the program, students are not eligible for paid time off.

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Promotion potential

    0 - Grade 0

  • Supervisory status

    No

  • Drug test

    No

  • Announcement number

    SURF-2023-0006

  • Control number

    690821700

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Students

    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

Clarification from the agency

Current full-time undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior) degree-seeking students enrolled at accredited 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities in the U.S. or U.S. territories. Note: Freshmen and graduating seniors (defined as seniors participating in the Spring Commencement) are encouraged to apply to the program.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your questionnaire responses and supporting documents will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed in this announcement. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your questionnaire responses and supporting documents will be forwarded to your first and second-choice laboratories for additional review. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Note: The number of offers to participate in the program is contingent upon the availability of funds and projects in the host laboratories.

Your qualifications will also be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Fit of the undergraduate student’s stated interest and commitment to priorities and objectives of NIST and the SURF program
  • Fit of the undergraduate student’s interests and abilities to the available NIST research projects and when appropriate, to the research priorities of NIST scientists and engineers in the specified laboratory program
  • Relevance of the student’s course of study to the program objectives of the specified NIST laboratory in which that SURF program resides
  • Evaluation of academic accomplishments. Note: A cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is recommended for all completed courses taken as an undergraduate student at the current institution and at any institutions attended as an undergraduate student during the 5 years preceding the start of the most recent enrollment (This does not include college or university courses taken while solely a high school student.)
  • Quality of accomplishments to date
  • Assessment of whether the laboratory experience is an opportunity for the student which may encourage future postgraduate training, especially if the applicant has not had a similar opportunity previously

You may preview questions for this vacancy.

Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    11/21/2022 to 02/01/2023

  • Salary

    $5,400 - $6,600 student stipend paid

  • Pay scale & grade

    ZP 0

  • Location

    Many vacancies in the following location:

  • Remote job

    No

  • Telework eligible

    Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

  • Travel Required

    Not required

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    No

  • Appointment type

    Internships - This is a continuous 11-week appointment scheduled May 22, 2023 to August 3, 2023. There are a limited number of 9-week appointments available June 5, 2023 to August 3, 2023. Students are appointed as guest researchers and not federal employees.

  • Work schedule

    Full-time - Participants are expected to report to duty Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-5:00 pm or as agreed upon with their mentors. Due to the short length of the program, students are not eligible for paid time off.

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Promotion potential

    0 - Grade 0

  • Supervisory status

    No

  • Drug test

    No

  • Announcement number

    SURF-2023-0006

  • Control number

    690821700


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