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ITL Surf Program

2019 ITL SURF Students
Credit: Denease Anderson/NIST

2019 ITL SURF Students

ITL 2020 SURF Program

The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors to apply for the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at the NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The program is designed to provide hands-on research experience in applied mathematics, statistics, computer security, information access, software testing, and networking technologies.

2020 SURF Program Dates: 
Gaithersburg Program Dates:
May 26, 2020 - August 7, 2020

Application Deadline: February 3, 2020 or the first 1,000 applicants

How to Apply: Applicants must apply to announcement number SURF-2020-0001 at to be considered for participation in the program.

To apply for opportunities on USAJOBS, all applicants are required to have a profile. For applicants who need assistance with creating a profile, please visit



ITL SURF Directors

Yolanda Bursie

Derek Juba

Michaela Iorga

Lotfi Benmohamed

Tim Burns


Created January 7, 2010, Updated January 6, 2020