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.
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.
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 2019||July 26, 2019|
|Spring 2020||January 10, 2020|
|Summer 2020||April 15, 2020|
- Download the Application Form
- Two letters of recommendation/support
- Home institution faculty advisor
- Host institution mentor/advisor
Submit complete application package to Selena Connealy.