Externships

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NM SMART Grid Center Externships

About the Program

Externships are research opportunities that enable graduate students to spend a semester at a national lab, industry or research facility, government agency, or higher education institution other than their degree-granting institution. Activities during this exchange may include conducting research at a host institution, participating in training, or taking courses at the host institution. Externships are available Fall 2019 through Summer 2023 and are funded at up to $3,000 to cover lodging, travel, and living expenses; up to four externships will be funded each year. Students, in consultation with their faculty advisors, are responsible for determining externship sites, mentors, and logistics.

2019 Scott Externship Report

2020 Johnson Externship Report

2020 Yarbrough Externship Report

Eligibility

Externship support is available to graduate students with existing assistantships with the NM SMART Grid Center. Graduate students must currently reside in and be eligible to work in the United States.

Application Process

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; for best consideration, please submit a complete application by the following deadlines:

Semester Deadline for Best Consideration
Fall 2020 August 1, 2020
Spring 2021 January 11, 2021
Summer 2021 April 16, 2021

 

 

 

Application Package

  • Download the Application Form
  • Transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation/support
    • Home institution faculty advisor
    • Host institution mentor/advisor

Submit a complete application package to Selena Connealy.