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Research Fellowships

Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) Opportunities at EPA

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.
 

How it Works

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

 
Deadline for NSF applications due Anticipated start of Internship
Dec. 15, 2017 Summer 2018
May 6, 2018 Fall 2018

NSF Application Submission Timelines

The information presented is current at the time of publishing. GRIP is announced to Fellows and GRFP Institutions. Fellows review available GRIP opportunities on agency websites and may contact possible host researchers to develop their applications. GRIP applications are due to NSF on Dec. 15, 2017 and May 6, 2018. For NSF program updates, visit the GRIP website.

Our committment 
EPA stays committed to STEM education and the development of future environmental workforce. Learn more about other EPA STEM opportunities and the P3 Student Design Competition.