Author: U.S. Department of Education       Published: 6/1/2023

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HBCU Student Opportunities!

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC Career Internship Program: Paid Internships & Information Sessions

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented students to complete internships in our Washington, DC and regional offices. We offer paid internship opportunities that enhance careers by providing robust responsibilities and experiences to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. These internships may lead to permanent placement upon completion of the Pathways Internship Program.

More information about the SEC can be found at

Internship Opportunities:

Internship Locations: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Fort Worth, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC. The announcements close on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Vacancy Announcements

Career & Internship Opportunities

Potential applicants can visit FWS careers for more information about the different careers we have at FWS and within the Department of the Interior. Go to our FWS careers searchable map and database to locate current opportunities within FWS.

In addition, FWS collaborates with nongovernmental organizations (partner intern opportunities) to provide internship opportunities for students and graduates, which can lead to a valuable experience for a future career with FWS.

FWS is one of the 11 bureaus within the Department of the Interior (DOI).  To learn more about the types of careers across all of the DOI organizations, find your career path, and access other information and career resources, visit My DOI Career.   The DOI Human Capital mobile app is now available in the Apple App store!  Users can learn about DOI’s important work and how to navigate a federal career through video vignettes, occupation information, and other resources.

Note: If you have a question about a specific position or internship, please contact the person listed directly in the specific announcement.

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U.S. Agency for Global Media

The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) is one of the largest international media agencies in the world. We broadcast to over 100 countries in 63 different languages on multiple media platforms.  Our mission is to inform, engage, and connect the people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.

If you are interested in becoming a part of an exciting, multi-media, multi-cultural organization, check out the below links and apply!

Paid Fellowship/Internship


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Federal Highway Administration Career Fair – ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND

In-person | June 8, 2023 | 10am-3pm | Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean, VA (Shuttle service available from the McLean metro station)

This event provides job seekers an opportunity to learn about FHWA careers while visiting an FHWA facility and engaging with transportation research. During the career fair, there will be general informational booths, workshops, on-the-spot interviews, and resume reviews. Demonstrations, displays, food trucks, and additional offerings will also be available. REGISTER HERE:

Virtual Career Fair Option

Can’t make the in-person fair? FHWA will host a virtual career fair on June 14, 2023 from 1-5pm EST via CareerEco. REGISTER HERE:

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Mission 1: Discover

Information Session: June 15, 2023 @ 4:30-5:00 PM CDT | Teams Link

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Mission 1: Discover registration is now open through June 26, 2023! Commencing in July, Mission 1: Discover takes students through a 5-week, self-paced online course where they gain broad knowledge of NASA’s mission directorates and discover NASA career paths. Students can expect to hear from subject matter experts and learn about NASA’s missions dedicated to space exploration, technology, and aeronautics research. Mission 1: Discover is the first of three missions designed to challenge and build student knowledge and skills by focusing on NASA’s mission goals, team collaboration, and career pathways. Mission 1: Discover sets a baseline for all participants wishing to pursue subsequent NCAS missions. For more information, eligibility, and the application process join an information session or visit the NCAS website

Dragonfly Student and Early Career Investigator Program

Set to launch in 2027, NASA’s Dragonfly mission will send a rotorcraft lander to explore a variety of locations on Saturn’s moon Titan. Graduate students are invited to apply for a two-year term to work with Dragonfly mission team members to conduct Titan research, help formulate Dragonfly mission science and operations plans, or assist in the development of instrumentation, hardware, or testing.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in the physical sciences, biological sciences, computer sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Undergraduate STEM students who will be graduating with bachelor’s degrees in May 2023 are also eligible to apply, provided that they will be enrolled in STEM graduate programs in fall 2023.

Psyche Inspired Intern Applications Now Open

  • Audience: Undergrad students from any discipline
  • Application Deadline: June 23, 2023 @ 12:00 PM PDT
  • Contact: Form available here

The Psyche Inspired application for the 2023-2024 academic year is now open. Psyche Inspired is a program that brings undergraduate students from any discipline or major together to share the excitement, innovation, and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public in new ways through artistic and creative works. Visit the Psyche Inspired application page for more information.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities!


The White House Initiative on HBCUs, 2023 Career & Recruitment Fair, Call for Proposals!

OVERVIEW. The Initiative will host its 5th Annual National HBCU Week Conference Career and Recruitment Fair on September 28, 2023, in the DC Metro Area. The career fair will welcome 500-800 in-person job seekers.

This year’s career fair theme is Career Pathways and Economic Mobility: advancing and maximizing programs, resources, and initiatives that support the recruitment of HBCU talent, human capital, and career advancement opportunities; with an underlying objective to identify and fill available opportunities on-site. This career fair will feature professional development sessions, and direct hiring and recruitment opportunities grouped into the following paths of engagement:

  • Career Services Supports (i.e., Wraparound Services)
  • Career Pathways Development (Internships/Fellowships)
  • Experiential Learning
  • Workforce Development (Faculty Development Opportunities, Executive in Residence)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Access and Affordability

Career Fair Session Proposal and General Hiring Proposal Process

All applications must be submitted no later than Friday, June 2, 2023. 

Note: Organizations are not limited to just one option. The Initiative’s HBCU Week Career and Recruitment Fair opportunities will be open to all National Annual HBCU week participants, as well as the general public.

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U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Clean Energy Education Prize, a competition that will help HBCU institutions develop programming to strengthen the participation of K-12 and community college students in science, technology, engineering, and technology (STEM) fields. The $7.75 million prize competition will support the creation of clean energy “ecosystems,” or community networks, to inspire the next generation of students to work in STEM fields related to clean energy.

Visit for more information on how to compete in this prize. A webinar will take place June 6, 2023. If you have any questions, please register for the HBCU Clean Energy Education Prize Informational Webinar.

On June 8 and 9, 2023, in Seattle, WA, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) will host Transitioning to a Sustainable, Circular Economy for Plastics, a workshop to convene stakeholders for a discussion of the current challenges and opportunities in transitioning to a sustainable domestic economy for plastics.

The workshop will include experts in recycling technologies and processes; polymer sciences; bio-based plastics innovation and manufacturing; and plastics policy, economy, and sustainability. It will feature facilitated panel presentations and discussions on:

  • Current landscape of plastic sustainability and circularity,
  • Industry metrics in plastic sustainability and circularity,
  • Supply chain and technology gaps,
  • Decarbonization opportunities and pathways to achieve them, and
  • Collaboration across the plastics value chain to accelerate transition to a more sustainable, circular economy.

BETO will provide a public report to share a summary of findings from the workshop. For more information and to register for this event, visit the Transitioning to a Sustainable, Circular Economy for Plastics workshop webpage.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Future Aviation Maintenance Technical Challenges

NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s vision includes the safe and widespread use of piloted, remote-controlled, and fully autonomous aircraft of all sizes to move people and packages wherever they need to go – perhaps within a dense urban environment, out to a nearby international airport, or to a rural town on the prairie. With government, industry, and academic partners, NASA Aeronautics is working to make real these new forms of air transportation with their new concepts of operations, vehicle designs, airframes, and propulsion systems – whether powered by electric, hydrogen, hybrid power, or other energy source. This program element focuses on these new forms of aviation.

Volunteer Panel Reviewers & Subject Matter Experts Needed!

ROSES Panel Reviewers Needed! NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is seeking subject matter experts to serve as external and/or virtual panel reviewers of proposals to the “ROSES” research solicitation. All of the reviewer volunteer forms may be accessed on the main landing page. If your skills match the needs necessary for that review and there are not too many organizational conflicts of interest, someone will contact you to discuss scheduling. Questions specific to individual ROSES programs should be directed to the point(s) of contact for that program. Policy questions regarding ROSES may be directed to Current openings for volunteer panel reviewers include:

Earth Surface and Interior and Space Geodesy Programs

Space Apps Challenge

NASA International Space Apps Challenge is in search of Local Leads for its 2023 global hackathon! Local Leads work with NASA and the Space Apps Global Organizing Team to organize and host virtual or hybrid Space Apps Challenge events in their community. Local Leads are inclusive leaders of their local space and science communities who bring problem solvers and innovative thinkers together in 160+ countries/territories to solve real challenges on Earth and space. Learn more about how to become a Local Lead and apply here. Applications are due June 15, 2023.

Federal Opportunities!

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U.S. Department of Education

Notice Inviting Applications for OSERS-OSEP: Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities—Personnel Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Personnel at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities, and Other Minority Serving Institutions (Assistance Listing Number 84.325M).

The purpose of this priority is fund projects within Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) that prepare special education, early intervention, and related services personnel at the bachelor’s degree, certification, master’s degree, educational specialist degree, or clinical doctoral degree levels to serve in a variety of settings, including natural environments, early learning programs, classrooms, schools, and distance learning.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: FridayJuly 14, 2023

Point of contact for the 84.325M competition: Tracie Dickson (

The notice inviting applications is available online at FY23 NIA 84.325M. The application package for the 84.325M competition is posted on the website. A brochure describing the components of the NIA is online at:

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U.S. Department of Energy

Bioenergy 101: Introducing Educators and Students to National Laboratory Bioenergy Research Case Studies

Are you interested in increasing your students’ bioenergy awareness by immersing them in a real-world national laboratory scenario?  

Did you know that skills used to complete the Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge Program (BRIDGES) can prepare students to contribute to the success of the bioeconomy workforce?

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory  (ANL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is excited to introduce BRIDGES, a brand-new case study-based education curriculum that helps educators encourage students to embrace new ways of thinking while building confidence and critical thinking skills. The case studies can be taught in diverse settings, including high schools, technical and community colleges, and universities, and are designed to introduce students to exciting careers in the bioenergy industry.

BETO and its partners have developed four case studies that include student and instructor guides. Each is focused on authentic research and development (R&D) scenarios to secure the nation’s energy future using bioenergy technologies, and all of them focus on cultural responsiveness and address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

A major advantage of teaching with case studies is that the students are able to develop and strengthen skills in:

  • Problem solving
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative analytics
  • Decision making in complex situations
  • R&D dynamics comprehension
  • Bioenergy concepts with equity and inclusion considerations

Download case studies ranging from sustainable aviation fuels to plastics and learn more about how you can create an active, engaging, and personalized learning experience by visiting the BRIDGES website.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Deadline Extension and Webinar – EPA EJ Thriving Communities Grantmaking Program (EJ TCGM) Due June 30th!

The Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking (EJ TCGM) Program’s Request for Applications (RFA) has extended the application to June 30, 2023!

The entities eligible to apply under this RFA and serve as an Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaker fall into four categories. They include:

  • A community-based nonprofit organization;
  • A partnership of community-based nonprofit organizations;
  • A partnership between a Tribal Nation and a community-based nonprofit organization; or,
  • A partnership between an institution of higher education and a community-based nonprofit organization.

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Economic Development Agency

Among the many exciting updates at EDA lately, we’re thrilled to share that the Economic Recovery Corps (ERC) program is now accepting applications from organizations interested in hosting a full-time fellow for 2.5 years (30 months). Funded by EDA and run by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), we hope our partners can both support and benefit from this effort to further drive the implementation of locally driven economic development strategies across the country.

Are you interested in applying as a host organization? 

Background: In 2022, the EDA awarded a $30 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance cooperative agreement to IEDC and its partners to establish and operate a nationwide Economic Recovery Corps program. The ERC program will build capacity in distressed and under-resourced communities across the country by connecting host organizations with highly trained, early- to mid-career professionals (Fellows) who will be based in the host organization’s community or region. Fellows will provide dedicated technical assistance, planning, and capacity-building support to build stronger, more resilient, equitable economies.

Click here for more information!

 Employment Opportunities!

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Opportunities are open at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and are waiting for you!  As we face the new challenges of the 21st-century, we need your talent, imagination, and dedication to public service to continue our tradition of excellence in serving the American people.

We’re seeking applicants to join our team from all backgrounds!  DOL is committed to hiring a highly talented and diverse workforce to include veterans, individuals with disabilities, students and recent graduates, retirees, and those from the corporate world.  Our positions offer valuable experience, training opportunities, excellent benefits, and opportunities for advancement.

As we continue to grow our DOL team and promote job opportunities, please reach out to us at anytime to guide you through your federal application journey.

To begin, visit, the official website for searching for and applying to the federal government. View all DOL Jobs Opportunities Open Now

Here are some tips for getting started with USAJOBS as well as tips for writing a federal resume!

Career opportunities feature competitive starting salaries and the potential for performance-based increases, flexible hours, and the ability to achieve and maintain a balanced lifestyle. View our comprehensive and competitive employment benefits on our website at DOL.GOV

Visit our site to learn more about:

  • DOL Agencies
  • Major Occupations
  • How to Apply
  • Benefits
  • Veterans’ and Military Spouse Employment
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Students and Recent Graduates
  • Executive Employment

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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is hiring students for paid internship opportunities under the Pathways Internship Program. These are indefinite internships which allow you to work part-time or full-time while completing your degree.

These announcements will be used to hire multiple students across multiple offices at NSF. If you are interested exploring a federal career at the NSF, be sure to apply before the announcements close on June 2, 2023!

NSF is one of the best places to work in federal government! For the second year in a row, NSF was ranked No. 2 among mid-sized agencies in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Rankings. Come join our talented and diverse workforce and help keep NSF at the frontier of discovery!

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U.S. Department of Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration is Hiring!

Thursday, June 8th from 10 AM to 3 PM ETAll attendees MUST pre-register.

Join us! This event allows job seekers to learn about Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) careers while visiting an FHWA facility and engaging with transportation research. During the career fair, there will be general informational booths, workshops, on-the-spot interviews, and resume reviews. Demonstrations, displays, food trucks, and additional offerings will also be available.

Wednesday, June 14th from 1 to 5 PM ET, Register today through Career Eco

This event allows job seekers to learn about Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) careers while virtually engaging with current FHWA staff. During the career fair, there will be general information sessions, group chats, and opportunities to speak with FHWA recruiters one-on-one.

Learn more about FHWA at

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration 

Support for Planetary Sample Science (SPSS) Cooperative Agreement

  • Award Amount: $5 million/year for 5 years
  • Information Site: Check out the SPSS site for more information
  • Proposal Deadline: Step 1 Proposals due June 12, 2023
  • Contact:

NASA seeks an institution to facilitate cooperation between NASA and the planetary science community and support for analysis of NASA’s extraterrestrial samples. This support is critical for enabling community-driven scientific investigations. Proposals may include any elements that are deemed appropriate, but there are several core elements that are programmatically desirable. The inclusion and quality of such elements will be considered as part of the peer evaluation of proposals. For a list of elements, please refer to section A.3. here.

Request for Info: Space Weather and Science Agile Platforms (SWAPs)

NASA is seeking responses under this Request for Information (RFI) to assess commercial interest in and opportunities for the in-space hosting of science instruments that will directly address science and/or applications needs for space weather and other NASA science disciplines (astrophysics, Earth science, heliophysics, planetary science). Information collected through this RFI will support programmatic decisions regarding approaches for hosted payload opportunities on commercial or Other Government Agencies (OGA) missions.

Announcement of Opportunity: DYNAMIC Program

NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for the purpose of soliciting proposals for Dynamical Neutral AtmosphereIonosphere Coupling (DYNAMIC) investigations to be implemented through its Solar Terrestrial Probes (STP) Program. All investigations proposed in response to this solicitation must support the goals and objectives of the DYNAMIC mission of the STP Program, must be implemented by Principal Investigator (PI) led investigation teams, and must be implemented through the provision of complete spaceflight projects.

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2023

ROSES is an omnibus solicitation with individual program elements, each with its own due date(s) and topic(s). You can view the list of ROSES opportunities in Table 2 (organized by due date), Table 3 (organized by research), or by open program elements. Together, these program elements cover the wide range of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences supported by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Visit the SARA ROSES blog for updates, clarifications, and amendments. Current ROSES opportunities include:

The Bridge Program Seed Funding (BPSF) awards prioritize projects that support faculty and students at under-resourced institutions (URIs) to develop or participate in research activities with partners at NASA Centers or facilities. For the purposes of this Bridge Seed Funding Program element, a URI is a non-research-intensive (i.e., non-R1) MSI, HBCU, TCU, PUI, PBI, HSI and/or community college, that graduates fewer than 20 STEM PhD students each year and receives less than $5 million in NASA funds annually.

The Space Technology Research Grants

The Space Technology Research Grants (STRG) Program within STMD seeks proposals from accredited U.S. universities to develop unique, disruptive, or transformational space technologies that have the potential to lead to dramatic improvements at the system level — performance, weight, cost, reliability, operational simplicity, or other figures of merit associated with space flight hardware or missions. The projected impact at the system level must be substantial and clearly identified. The solicitation exclusively seeks proposals that are responsive to one of the following three topics:

  • Topic 1 – Advancing Radiation-Hardened Photon Counting Sensor Technologies
  • Topic 2 – Advancements in Predicting Plume-Surface Interaction Environments During Propulsive Landings
  • Topic 3 – Advancing the Performance of Refrigeration Systems Based on the Elastocaloric Effect.