Student Trainee (Engineering) Internship Opportunity – NIST


This is a Student Internship opportunity under the Pathways Program.

NIST works with industry and science to advance innovation and improve quality of life. We’re looking for a Student Trainee (Engineering) to join our team!

This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 08/20/2021.


The Engineering Laboratory (EL) promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology for engineered systems in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life.

You will support engineers in the development of robot testing protocols and data collection and analysis for monitoring diagnostic, and prognostic techniques in the robotics. In addition, you will support engineers in the prototyping of mechanical components to enable verification and validation of monitoring, diagnostic and prognostic techniques.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment
  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must be enrolled at least half time at a qualifying institution
  • Must possess a grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 or higher out of a 4.0


Basic Requirements:
Completion of one full academic year of graduate level education OR eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor’s degree.

In addition, all applicants must be currently pursuing a degree in Engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics

Learn more about the application process here!