College Students

Mercedes Benz Internship Opportunities


MBUSI gives you the opportunity to gain real world working experience in an international environment. As a Co-Op student  you’ll be placed in a variety of departments. Which include:

Engineering: Process Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Quality Engineering, Computer Engineering, Series Planning
Business: Human Resources, Communications, Finance, Logistics, Global Service and Parts, and IT.


Minimum GPA 3.0
Must be able to complete three terms.
Must be able to work in Vance, Alabama


  • Program normally consist of 3 alternating semesters. Students must be able to work a spring, summer and fall semester.
  • Students must be at least at a Sophomore level to participate in the program.
  • Semesters: Spring – January to May; Summer – May to August; Fall – August to December
  • Paid bi-weekly.  Starting pay at $16/hour; graduating pay scale each following  semester.
  • Housing Allowance if the school  is greater than 50 miles away from the MBUSI.
  • Team Wear and Safety Gear are provided.


Apply through the Co-Op office at your university (MBUSI partner schools).
If you do not attend one of the following universities, please APPLY HERE and, on the resulting page, search for the “Co-Op Student” position opening listed for MBUSI.


Institute on Neuroscience (ION) Summer Research Program


ION seeks applications from highly motivated high school students who have taken at least one college-level science course (e.g., AP Biology, Honors Chemistry, etc.). After participating in an introductory neuroscience course, ION Scholars are matched with mentors by interest to conduct a seven-week mentored laboratory research project. Weekly professional development workshops focus on topics such as scientific communication, the ethical conduct of research and special topics in neuroscience. At the conclusion of the program, students present their laboratory research results at the ION Research Symposium to an audience of peers, family, friends, teachers and community members.

Program Benefits
• The internship program provides comprehensive preparation for the pursuit of undergraduate science majors.
• Student Scholars usually finish the program excited about neuroscience, with an interest in exploring neuroscience-related academic and professional careers.
• Student Scholars are hired and paid taxable hourly wages (through their matched institution) for their full-time commitment of 40 hr/wk during the eight-week program.

Eligibility Criteria

• Preference for high school students currently enrolled in their junior or senior year (must be 16 years old by June 4th).
• Grade point average of at least a 3.0 or the equivalent (B average).
• Advanced Placement (or other college level) science courses recommended.
• Able to commit full-time (40 hr/wk) to the entire 8-week program (cannot hold other employment or attend other camps during ION).
• Scholars must arrange in advance local Atlanta housing and transportation, and are responsible for their meals throughout the summer program.

Application Process

• All application materials must be received no later than midnight of the posted deadline (2022 date tbd)

  • Online Application Form
  • Personal Statement to be uploaded in the Online Application Form
  • Current Resume to be uploaded in the Online Application Form
  • Recommendation by a high school science teacher
  • Recommendation by an adult not related to applicant 
  • Official High School Transcripts sent by the High School
  • Application Fee of $25

• Applications will be reviewed, a subset of applicants will be invited to interview at Georgia State University in mid-March, and final decisions regarding acceptance will be made and applicants notified in early April.
• Immunization records, current TB test results, drug test results, and tax documents will be required for all ACCEPTED Scholars.

Note: Due to funding changes, ION will be on hold until earliest Summer 2022 while we focus our energies on The Neuroscience School (summer short courses for high school students at GSU) and securing new funding for future summers of ION.

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STEP-UP (Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons

Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)

The STEP-UP Program provides hands-on summer research experience for high school and undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers.

Application Deadline

  • 02/01/2018 Undergraduate
  • 02/15/2018 High School

Notification of Award

Mid-March 2018

Register to Apply

Log in to the Student Portal

Program Highlights

  • 8 to 10 weeks of full-time research experience
  • Students receive a summer research stipend
  • Students are assigned to a STEP-UP Coordinating Center to help coordinate and monitor their summer research experience
  • Students are paired with experienced research mentors at institutions throughout the nation
  • Students are encouraged to choose a research institution and/or mentor near their hometown or within commuting distance of their residence. Students are not required to relocate in order to conduct their summer research.
  • Students receive training in the responsible conduct of research
  • All-paid travel expenses to the Annual STEP-UP Research Symposium held on NIH’s main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Students are given the opportunity to conduct a formal oral and poster presentation.

The STEP-UP Program is a federally funded program managed and supported by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The overall goal of STEP-UP is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK’s core mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.


Emma L. Bowen Foundation Internships

The Emma Bowen Foundation Application

Thank you for your interest in the Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship Program. The Emma Bowen Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is building a more diverse media and tech industry by recruiting promising students of color like you and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading companies.

We believe that diversity is important in all areas of the media industry and offer Fellowships that prepare students for careers in the Business of Media,Content of Media, and Innovation of Media. Whether you’re interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, or in any other career in the media or tech industry, the Emma Bowen Fellowship is here to help you get your start.

If selected, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and network with industry professionals each summer during college. Not only will you earn a salary, but you will have the opportunity to get additional money to pay for college expenses.


You are welcome to apply for an Emma Bowen Fellowship if you:

  • Are a student of color (African-American, Asian-American, Latino, or Native American)
  • Are a graduating high school senior OR college student
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Are interested in pursuing a career in the media industry
  • Plan to attend or are currently a student at a four-year accredited college or university
  • Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Speak and write English fluently

Don’t meet these guidelines? We still welcome you to become part of the Emma Bowen Foundation family. Click here to sign up for our mailing list and get access to webinars and training that will give you a look at what it means to have a career in the media industry.


We recruit for positions across the country – while the majority of our Fellows are placed in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, and the San Francisco Bay Area, we have openings in cities nationwide. The attached chart shows where we placed Fellows in Summer 2016.


Applications to the Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship are accepted on a rolling basis. The application has a few key components:

  • The EBF Online Application for Summer 2017 (link below)
  • A Short-Answer Essay of 250-500 words: Why is it important to diversify the media and tech industries?
  • Your Resume
  • Recommendation form from 1 reference


Early Action Deadline – November 6, 2016: All applications received by this date are guaranteed a first-round interview by our staff. Meeting this deadline gives you the best chance of getting a placement in our program.

Priority Deadline  – December 31, 2016: Many of our partner companies begin interviewing candidates in late 2016 and early 2017. Meeting this deadline gives you access to a wide range of fellowship placements. The majority of our placements for the summer of 2017 will apply before the priority deadline.

Recommended Summer 2017 Application Date – March 15, 2017: While we accept applications and make placements year-round, we strongly recommend that you apply by this date in order to be considered for a Summer 2017 internship.


Please take the time to fill out the application carefully and completely.

Make sure that your resume is free of typos and includes all of your work, volunteer, and academic experience. This is the first impression you will make with a potential employer. Show us what makes you unique!

Get your application in as soon as possible to give yourself the best opportunity to be placed in the fellowship.

Still have questions? Check out answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.



Promising candidates will be contacted for a first-round interview with Emma Bowen Foundation staff. Note: All applicants who meet the Early Action deadline and meet our basic qualifications will receive a first-round interview. Finalists will be then invited for interviews with our corporate partners, who will make the final selections.

If you are selected for the fellowship program, you will begin working in May or June. As an employee, we will expect you to be a conscientious, dependable team player. You will be expected to work at your sponsoring company every summer for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks (40-hour workweek) until graduation from college. You will also be expected to participate in all Foundation activities for which you are eligible including our summer conference and the Link Mentoring Initiative. As a student, you will be required to maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average during college to remain in the program.

We appreciate your interest and thank you for taking the time to complete the application. If you are selected, we can promise that a whole new world will be open to you. The Emma L. Bowen Foundation will provide the opportunity — you provide the talent.



Summer College Programs – A Word of Caution

U.S. News & World Reports provides important considerations before spending thousands of dollars on a pre-college or summer program:

Pre-college summer programs often give teens a taste of the most attractive aspects of college life: dorm housing, challenging classes and a parent-free environment. While advisers and program directors help students navigate their new surroundings, there are ways parents can help high schoolstudents prepare for the experience before they ever set foot on campus.

Mollie Garberg believes sending one of her daughters to a pre-college program to study neuroscience at Emory University helped when it was time to apply for schools.

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“She got a glowing evaluation and we attached it to her [college] application[s],” says Garberg. Her daughter, she says, is now in the honors program at Tulane University. Garberg, a mom of three who lives outside of Boston, says the program also helped boost her child’s confidence.

“She understood what college was going to be like,” she says. “She was excited about it.” This summer Garberg plans to send another one of her girls to Brown University for a two-week summer program.

Academic enrichment programs for teens typically run anywhere from one to 10 weeks. Garberg paid about $3,000 to send her oldest daughter to the two-week Emory program. Some programs cost as much as $10,000.

“They’re not cheap, but they’re worth it,” Garberg says.

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Jackson Laboratory Summer Program

Learn, earn & explore

Our Summer Student Program provides high school and college students with an opportunity to conduct independent research under the guidance of staff scientists. More than 2,000 students, including three Nobel Laureates, have participated in the program.


Conduct biomedical research independently under the expert tutelage of world-renowned scientists.


Receive a stipend while experiencing real science and research.


Live in a mansion by the sea, climb Mount Katahdin and hike the trails of Acadia National Park.


Admission is competitive, and students of all backgrounds are selected. All students receive a stipend of $4,500 for the 10-week program, including room and board at Highseas.  The cost of round-trip travel between the student’s home and the Laboratory is also provided.

All students are required to attend the entire program. Students with minor date conflicts are encouraged to apply despite the conflicts; JAX staff will assist admitted students in negotiating early release, early finals, etc., to facilitate their on-time participation in the program.  Students with significant date conflicts – such as early departure for overseas study – are encouraged to delay their application for another year.

Important Dates
February 2 – Submission deadline* for applications
Late March – Notification of admission
June 6 – Program begins
August 10 – Summer symposium and graduation


The application deadline is February 2, at 11:59 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time).  All application materials, including the application form and all letters of recommendation, must be submitted before this posted deadline. Application materials received after 12:00 am EST, February 3, will be considered late and may not be reviewed.

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Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

The Federal Diversity Internship Initiative provides an amazing opportunity to intern within the Federal Government. Carefully consider this resource to help you determine whether it is the right choice for you. As a general note, the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative is not the best or only way to seek an internship with a federal agency. Further, if you attend a TWC-affiliated institution, you are likely to be better off applying for the D.C. General Program (option 1 in the application), through which you will be considered for all opportunities that match your experience and background.

Important Information for Applicants

  • Please read all details provided on the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative section of the website for information on this opportunity. This initiative differs from the Washington, D.C. Internship Program in many ways.
  • Internship opportunities through the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative are available during the fall, spring, and summer each year. The number and types of positions open vary by term, and you can be considered across multiple terms and years.
  • Given the uncertain nature of placement timelines, applicants may be notified of their status only if they have been offered an interview.
  • All supplemental materials should be submitted as soon as possible after applying. You must submit an official transcript to complete your application. You may be asked to submit an updated transcript and/or resume if you are being considered a semester or more beyond the time you initially submitted these items.

Placement Availability

The government often has internships* available with the following agencies:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • U.S. Department of Treasury
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • and others!

*Please note that internships may be regionally based.


The Washington Center facilitates placements for each semester and summer with as much notice as possible, but some applicants may be informed of an internship opportunity near or after previously listed start dates for their term of interest. Applicants are encouraged to inform TWC of changes in their availability for a given term.


If you have questions about applying to the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative that cannot be answered by the website, please feel free to contact Reid May at or 202-238-7702.

Morehouse College Pre-Freshman Bridge Program

Pre-Freshman Summer Program

PSP is a dynamic six-week academic enhancement and college readiness program that offers pre-freshmen and rising 12th graders a challenging and rewarding experience on the historic campus of Morehouse College.


  • High school graduate who has been admitted to Morehouse College and who intends to enroll in the College in the Fall Semester.
  • High School Graduates who have not been admitted to Morehouse College and have been recommended by the Office of Admissions to PSP. Upon successful completion of the PSP program, students will be admitted on a probationary status for the Fall semester.
  • Rising high school 12th graders.

Students will be housed in a resident hall located on the Morehouse College campus.

Applicants who have been admitted to Morehouse College will take appropriate courses among the following; College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, College Reading Skills I & II, English Composition I, English Composition I Lab, and English Composition III. Applicants may earn academic credit upon successful completion (Grade B or better) of these courses.

Applicants who were denied admission to Morehouse will enroll in a non-college credit academic skill building program that offers courses in English, Math, and Reading.

Rising 12th graders will take non-college credit courses based on college department placement assessments.

College Readiness/Extra-Curricular/Social and Cultural Activities:

  • “High School versus College Expectations” Discussion Groups
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Seminars
  • Time Management and Effective Study Skills Workshops
  • President’s Vision, College Mission, Morehouse History
  • Field Trips and Weekend Social Activities with Morehouse/Spelman Summer Academy Programs

Morehouse College Summer Programs

Morehouse College offers a broad range of summer programs:

  • Coca-Cola Pre-College Leadership Program
  • “Creating the Beloved Community: An Orientation to Ethical Leadership”
  • Pre-Freshman Bridge Summer Science Program
  • Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
  • NNSA-DoE Sponsored Pre-freshman
  • Summer Enrichment Program in Physics Majors and/or Engineering
  • 2012 Thomas J. Blocker Pre-Freshman & 2012 J.K. Haynes Summer Science Program for High School Students
  • 2012 Pre-Freshman Summer Program (PSP)
  • HHMI-Undergraduate Science Education Program
  • Clayton County Schools Summer Program
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Summer (YES) Camp
  • Project Identity Summer Program for Youth
  • D.R.E.A.M.S. Discovery Research Education for African-American men in STEM

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