2015 Society of Physics Students Summer Internships

Society of Physics Students

Job Type: Visiting

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015


The Society of Physics Students (SPS) Summer Internship program is one of the most unique summer programs for undergraduate physics students. SPS brings in 12 physics majors each year who live together in downtown Washington, D.C. and work  in a broad range of areas and locations in the DC area. Positions are available in scientific research, science policy, physics history, and science outreach and education. There is a $5,000 stipend for the 10-week summer program, free housing, and reimbursement for travel and commuting expenses. Two positions are ideally suited for students interested in the history of science:

AIP History of Women and African-Americans in the Physical Sciences Intern (2 available) -The American Institute of Physics’ (AIP) Center for History of Physics seeks two undergraduate physics students with an interest in the history of physics to contribute new lesson plans and other resources for the AIP Teachers Guides to the History of Women and African Americans in the Physical Sciences and to test and revise existing materials in response to feedback from teachers. The interns will utilize materials in the collections of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives at AIP related to the designated topics—oral histories, autobiographies, photos, etc. The interns will work with the director of the Center for History of Physics, two graduate research assistants, and library specialists to refine the historical narratives and the web resources.

For more details on this program, visit http://www.spsnational.org/programs/internships/index.htm.

Posted: January 14, 2015