Category Archives: Career Opportunities

Student Career Experience Program

The Office of the Secretary of Defense/Washington Headquarters Services (OSD/WHS) offers positions under the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). This program provides an opportunity to earn money while continuing education. Students train with people who manage the day-to-day business of OSD/WHS and combine their academic studies with on- the-job work experiences. SCEP is open to students at all levels: high school; vocational and technical; and associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and professional levels. Under this program, students may be employed year-round on a flexible work schedule.

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Student Summer Contract Program

The Student Summer Contract Program provides students a 10-week summer work experience to work as a contractor in assigned organizations related to their academic course of study.  Full time summer job opportunities are available for a wide variety of positions.  The Office of the Secretary of Defense/Washington Headquarters Services (OSD/WHS) works with private sector contractors who recruit, hire, and place students in more than 54 different OSD offices and agencies.  These summer positions are in the Washington, DC, area and last for 10-12 weeks.  The positions are identified either as internships, which provide substantive work experience in your academic field of study, or as administrative/clerical in nature.

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NSF Student and Early Career Information

This Student and Early Career Information page from NSF summarizes funding opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral student researchers to participate in international research and education activities. Individual postdoctoral and graduate student researchers may apply directly for a number of OISE programs. In addition, postdoctoral and graduate and undergraduate student researchers may be supported as participants in collaborative research projects, joint workshops, and other activities supported by NSF.

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Energy Student Ambassadors

Energy Student Ambassadors represent the Department of Energy (DoE) on college campuses across the U.S. Ambassadors increase awareness, knowledge, and interest in the DoE’s mission and its career and educational opportunities. Students gain networking opportunities, along with resume building, leadership, and professional opportunities. Total monetary compensation can be $3,000 for the academic year, with up to $1,000 in competitive performance incentives.

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