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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.


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 2019 July 26, 2019
Spring 2020 November 15, 2019
Summer 2020 April 15, 2020





Application Package:

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

Submit complete application package to Selena Connealy.