Internship Description:
EPA is pleased to collaborate with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other federal agencies to provide internship opportunities through the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP).
GRIP provides NSF graduate fellows with internship opportunities for professional development and network expansion at federal facilities. Here at EPA, GRIP interns can grow professionally with a rewarding research experience and receive mentoring from our scientists, all while focusing on the protection of human health and the environment
Host Country:

  • United States of America

Host Organisation: 

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency

Internship Duration:

  • 3 to 12 months

Fellows Responsibilities: 
Opportunities will be offered by scientists in EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD). Internships will range from 3 to 12 months. Students should review the current opportunities and contact the EPA researcher listed. Students are expected to take the lead on preparing the NSF application. Successful applicants will be required to pass a background check.

  • Fellows review available GRIP opportunities on agency websites and may contact possible host researchers to develop their applications.
  • Fellows submit GRIP applications through the GRFP FastLane module, adhering to the NSF submission guidelines specified in the Dear Colleague Letter and any Agency-specific deadlines.
  • GRFP Coordinating Officials approve the Fellow applications in the GRFP FastLane module.
  • GRIP applications are reviewed internally by NSF and by the sponsoring agency.
  • Internship awards are provided to successful applicants as part of the summer or fall GRFP funding increment.
  • Please note that EPA does not provide funding.

EPA 2017-2018 GRIP Internship Opportunities for NSF Graduate Research Fellows:

NSF Application Submission Timelines:

  • For Summer 2018, Deadline is Dec 15, 2017
  • For Fall 2018, Deadline is May 6, 2018


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