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Graduate Student Opportunities

Events and opportunities appearing in the NSM Graduate Update will be listed on this page. New listings are added regularly.

Careers & Career Fairs

Kscholastic Tutoring Company is looking for tutors of all academic subjects.

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Variety of subjects for K-12 students
  • Houston-area in-person tutoring (must have a personal vehicle)
  • Must be available 3 evenings a week
  • Must be available until the end of the school year (May 31, 2022)

Starting Pay: $28/hour (Starting pay for graduate students is $30/hour)

Learn More: Visit www.kscholastic.com

To Apply: Send your resume and a statement of interest to karla@kscholastic.com.

Internships/Fellowships

The NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program provides opportunities for mathematical sciences doctoral students to participate in internships at federal national laboratories and research facilities. The 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 they plan to pursue an academic or nonacademic career. Internship activities will vary based on the assigned research project and hosting facility.

As part of the application, students identify their top 3 research projects from the 2022 NSF MSGI Project Catalog. Review the catalog here: orise.orau.gov/nsf-msgi/project-catalog.html

Benefits

  • 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 U.S. residence is more than 50 miles from the hosting facility.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled as a full-time graduate student at an accredited U.S. college pursuing a doctoral degree in mathematics, statistics or applied mathematics.
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale at the time of application.

More Information and Application

Application Deadline: Wed, Jan 26, 10:59 pm Central

The NASA DEVELOP Program offers a paid internship opportunity for current undergraduate and graduate students and recent college graduates. DEVELOP, part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe.

Participants will work with NASA scientists and partner organizations to learn about the use of NASA remote sensing imagery for use in health and air quality, water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, urban development, and other applications to address environmental community concerns.

Information, Application and Projects List
develop.larc.nasa.gov/apply.php

Program Details
develop.larc.nasa.gov/

Application Deadline: Fri, Feb 25 (application period opens Jan 17)

The Quality Education for Minorities Network 10-week Virtual Internship (May 31-Aug 5) is open to undergraduates and graduate students. Participants work with scientists from the NSF on research projects. The program is designed to develop students professionally and instill in them an appreciation for innovation in STEM-related programs, NSF-funded projects, and STEM careers. The internship also increases a students’ awareness of the circumstances that prevent minority students from receiving a quality STEM education; as well as provides them opportunities to conduct research to become familiar with NSF programs and strategies to address issues related to under-representation in STEM.

Benefits

  • Stipend of $7,000 for graduate students and $6,000 for undergraduates
  • Extra $1,200 to attend STEM-related conferences and/or to cover membership fees for STEM professional societies

Eligibility

  • By summer, must have completed at least the sophomore year
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or National of the U.S.

More Information and Application

Application Deadline: Fri, Feb 25

Scholarships

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), a non-profit organization established to promote powder coating technology in North America, is currently accepting applications for its 2022 scholarship program. Created to attract bright, young talent into the powder coating industry, the PCI scholarship program is open to students who are pursuing studies in fields related to powder coating such as chemistry, polymer science, manufacturing, engineering, business management, and sales/marketing.

More Information and Application

Application Deadline: Fri, March 18

Other Opportunities

Sista Circle: Black Grads offers a brave space for Black women in a UH graduate or professional program to join the conversation to connect, receive/offer support, discuss relevant topics, and learn about resources. If you have ever asked yourself the following questions, then Sista Circle: Black Grads is for you:

  • Do you struggle to switch between who you are at home vs. who you are in your program?
  • Are you exhausted from managing different roles (e.g. wife, mother, student, employee) and struggling to balance those roles while maintaining expectations?
  • Do you ever question your abilities and whether you'll be able to finish?

For Spring 2022, Sista Circle: Black Grads will meet virtually on the 4th Friday, January through April (1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/22), 12-1:30pm.

Interesting in Joining? Receive the link to join by filling out the interest form on this page.

Questions: Contact Karen Jubert at kjubert@central.uh.edu or Tiffany Galloway at tngallow@central.uh.edu.