National Science Foundation Internship Program

National Science Foundation Internship Program
National Science Foundation (NSF) Internship Program is open to students in high school, college, trade schools and other institutions. The internships are paid and give students an opportunity to explore career paths with a federal agency in the fields of science and engineering.

Eligible students may be seniors in high school planning to attend college or current college students enrolled in four-year degree programs. Internship positions are available at several agencies of the National Science Foundation. Interns will work either part-time or full-time for up to one year. Students are required to have a grade point average of 2.5 or above.

Organizations within the NSF include education, engineering, geosciences, computer sciences, physical sciences, budget, social & behavioral, information and resource management, and more. Students with interests ranging from astronomy to zoology may find an internship that fits their field of study and career goals.

Do you know the difference between an externship and an internship?

The National Science Foundation (NSF) was created in 1950 by Congress and functions as an independent federal agency that fosters advancement in the fields of science and engineering. The internship gives students valuable work experience within a federal agency and encourages them to pursue careers that help to promote the progress of science in the U.S.


The location is usually in VIRGINIA.

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