SURF Fellows visit Capitol Hill each summer to interact with congressional representatives primarily on STEM initiatives. This picture was captured during the 2018 visit.
2021 Program Information Coming Soon
NIST is planning to host a virtual SURF Program for Summer 2021. Programmatic details are forthcoming. Stay tuned to this website for application details and virtual info sessions for potential applicants. May you and your family continue to stay safe and well.
Welcome and thank you for your interest in SURF at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners.
Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities which are the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), Engineering Laboratory (EL), Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) (which now includes project in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology). The SURF Program is administered at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD locations. Applications are required to be submitted through USAJOBS.
Note: Only U.S. citizens are eligible to participate in the SURF Program.
This opportunity will close on February 9, 2020 or when we have received the application limit associated with each NIST location which may be sooner than the closing date.