NIST employs students and recent graduates of all ages and backgrounds through the Pathways Program. The Pathways Program offers clear paths to Federal internships for students from high
school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and to provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service.
The Pathways Program consists of three components: the Internship Program, the Recent Graduate Program and the Presidential Management Fellow Program. For more information about each of these programs, please click on one of the links below.
- Internship Program
- Recent Graduate Program
- Presidential Management Fellows Program
- Pathways Program - Frequently Asked Questions
NIST also offers non-paid, volunteer opportunities for students to gain work experience and exposure to scientific, engineering, and administrative fields. For more information about NIST's Student Volunteer Programs, please click on one of the links below.
Other NIST programs include:
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) - Please note: This is a non-Federal appointment; for more information see Program requirements.
- Post-Doctoral Research Associateships Program