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NSF Math Sciences Graduate Internship

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (PhD)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship (MSGI) Program provides opportunities for mathematical sciences doctoral students to participate in internships at federal national laboratories and research facilities.

The NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship program is aimed at students who are interested in understanding the application of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to "real world" problems, regardless of whether you plan to pursue an academic or nonacademic career. Internship activities will vary based on the assigned research project and hosting facility. As part of your application, you will identify your top 3 research projects from the NSF MSGI Project Catalog. All research projects are in disciplinary areas of the mathematical sciences supported by the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences.

Internship appointments are for 10 consecutive weeks on site at the assigned hosting facility between the months of May and September. Internships may result in a virtual placement depending on hosting facility preferences or regulations.

You will be located at a DOE or other federal national laboratory. Your exact location is dependent on the assigned project and hosting facility. For a list of hosting facilities, please visit our website.

Stipend: $1,200 per week during the 10-week internship period.

Inbound/Outbound Travel Reimbursement: May be eligible for reimbursement up to $2,000 if relocating within U.S. more than 50 miles from the hosting facility.
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Participating Institution(s):
This program has 15 participating institutions.
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National Science Foundation (NSF) (Lead)
Argonne National Laboratory
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Computational Sciences
Operations Research

Applied Statistics
Probability Theory
Statistical Modelling

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 9/7/2023
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