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Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-1113


Experiential Opportunities

This page provides an eclectic list of competitive internships, work fellowships, research gigs, and gap-year programs that might also interest students who apply for national scholarships.      
If you are looking for traditional internships associated with your field of study, Career and Employment Services tracks and facilitates many great opportunities. 
Amgen Scholars

Deadline: February 2018

Engage in hands-on research at 1 of 10 prestigious institutions in the U.S. 

Amgen Website

Congressional Hunger Center

Deadline: January 2018

Post BA opportunity to work on hunger and poverty issues

DAAD RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering

Deadline: January 2018

Research internships in Germany. 

RISE Website

DOE (Department of Energy) Internships

Deadline will vary with the program

English Teaching Assistant Opportunities

Here are six options sponsored by host country governments.  Also look at the Fulbright ETA opportunity.

Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Deadline: January 15                    Campus Deadline: December 15

Paid year as research assistant for the Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace. 

Gaither Website / Gaither Fact Sheet

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Deadline: October 2, 2017 for Spring 2018 semester

Six to nine month paid fellowship in Washington D.C. addressing peace/security issues. 

Scoville Website

Humanity in Action Fellowship

Deadline: January 2018       

Summer program exploring national histories of discrimination and resistance at various European sites or in Atlanta. 

HIA Website

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows

Deadline: January 2018

Only sophomores may apply. Selective 6-week summer institute for leadership and networking.

Mount Vernon Website

NIH Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award

Deadline: apply anytime

Opportunity to conduct full-time research with NIH before graduate or professional school. 


NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

Deadline: Variable

Hundreds of paid summer research opportunities across the country.

NSF REU Website

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Program

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Junior summer institute for underrepresented students interested in public policy/international affairs.

PPIA Website

Princeton in . . .

Deadline: October/November

Year of service after completion of BA/BS

WISE Internships

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Washington Internships for Students of Engineering - connects engineers with with public policy nine-week program

WISE Website