Acquire professional experiences in government, non-government, public and private agencies of Puerto Rico.
More information contact Gisela Porras 787-764-0000 x-2550 or Jorge Ortiz x-2850
Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)
The Student Career Experience Program in EPAâ€™s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) offers career-related employment that will enrich your academic experience through valuable work experience.
Student Services Contracting Authority
EPA's Office of Research and Development offers a unique and exciting career opportunity for students seeking scientific or administrative services experience in support of our mission. This opportunity is open to individuals at least 18 years old who are currently enrolled in a degree program at a recognized educational institution or are recent graduates (within one year of graduation for BS and MS degrees and two years of graduation for post docs). By means of flexible Personal Services Contracts, students are hired as Student Services Contractors to work with our various laboratories, research centers and offices located across the country. Student contractors partake in an intensive hands-on employment experience over a 12-month period (with an option for an additional 12 months) working side-by-side with EPA mentors and/or scientists, who will provide day-to-day direction and oversight.
Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
This program offers temporary employment that will enable you to earn a salary while continuing your studies. The length of these positions can range from three months during the summer to as long as you are a student.
Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study
EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program funds research grants and graduate fellowships in numerous environmental science and engineering disciplines through a competitive solicitation process and independent peer review. The program engages the nationâ€™s best scientists and engineers in targeted research that complements EPAâ€™s own outstanding intramural research program and those of our partners in other federal agencies.
This program awards graduate education fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study. The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in environmental fields. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years with funding available, under certain circumstances, over a period of four years. The application period starts in the summer and remains open for three months.
For more information contact Brandon Jones from USEPA Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships program is run in cooperation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The fellowship program is designed to provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand how scientific and technological information is used in environmental policy-making; to provide a unique public policy learning experience; to demonstrate the value of science, technology, and economics in addressing societal problems; and to make practical contributions to the more effective use of scientific and technical knowledge in the programs of the U.S. government. Fellows work in offices throughout the EPA on projects of mutual interest to the Fellows and the hosting offices.
Deadline: Fall of each year
In recognition of the global nature of environmental challenges and the need to pool the resources of many nations to solve environmental problems, EPA has joined with the United Kingdom's Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, which has been administering the esteemed Marshall Scholarship since 1953. Through an EPA Marshall Scholarship, up to three talented individuals with strong backgrounds in environmentally relevant sciences are selected each year to receive up to five years of graduate education assistance. The first two years are supported by the UK, through a Marshall Scholarship to a university in Great Britain. Successful candidates may receive up to three additional years of support towards a doctoral degree, either in England or in the US.
Deadline: October 1 of each year
National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS)
A comprehensive fellowship program designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with practical research opportunities and experiences. The projects are narrow in scope to allow students to complete the research by working full-time during the summer and/or part-time during the school year. Research fellowships are available in:
Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
Environmental Management and Administration
Environmental Science; Public Relations and Communications.
NNEMS fellows receive a stipend at a level determined by the student's level of education and the duration and location of the research project. Fellowships are offered to undergraduate and graduate students. Students must meet certain eligibility criteria.
Deadline: Winter of each year (projects beginning the following summer. Complete application information and materials can be obtained:
For more information visit NNEMS Web site or contact Ginger Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Association of Schools of Public Health/EPA Fellowship Program
To enhance the training of highly qualified and motivated public health professionals, EPA has partnered with the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) to offer a professional development program for graduates of accredited US Schools of Public Health. Graduates apply to ASPH in December or January for one-year placements in EPA laboratories or offices to work on high-priority, environmental, public health issues. Fellows work with technical mentors to design projects that capitalize on their individual skills and interests while addressing important environmental public health goals.
Deadline: December/January of each year