Research Fellowships

Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) Opportunities at EPA

EPA is pleased to collaborate with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other federal agencies to provide internship opportunities through the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP).

GRIP provides NSF graduate fellows with internship opportunities for professional development and network expansion at federal facilities. Here at EPA, GRIP interns can grow professionally with a rewarding research experience and receive mentoring from our scientists, all while focusing on the protection of human health and the environment.

Join GRIP fellows and other graduate students and educators in active discussions that are focused on higher education challenges and innovating ideas for improvement. NSF Graduate Education Forum Exit


How it Works

Opportunities will be offered by scientists in EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). Internships will range from 3 to 12 months. Students should review the current opportunities and contact the EPA researcher listed. Students are expected to take the lead on preparing the NSF application. Successful applicants will be required to pass a background check.

EPA 2016-2017 GRIP Internship Opportunities for NSF Graduate Research Fellows
NSF applications due Anticipated EPA NSF GRIP Internship Placement
Dec. 4, 2016 Summer 2017
May 6, 2017 Fall 2017
More Information on NSF's GRIP Program

Female Working in LabFor program updates, visit the GRIP website.

GRIP selection process:

  • Fellows review available GRIP opportunities on agency websites and may contact possible host researchers to develop their applications.
  • Fellows submit GRIP applications through the GRFP FastLane module, adhering to the NSF submission guidelines specified in the Dear Colleague Letter and any Agency-specific deadlines.
  • GRFP Coordinating Officials approve the Fellow applications in the GRFP FastLane module.
  • GRIP applications are reviewed internally by NSF and by the sponsoring agency.
  • Internship awards are provided to successful applicants as part of the summer or fall GRFP funding increment.

GRIP Resources: 

NSF Application Submission Timelines

The information presented is current at the time of publishing. GRIP is announced to Fellows and GRFP Institutions. Fellows review available GRIP opportunities on agency websites and may contact possible host researchers to develop their applications. GRIP applications are due to NSF on Dec. 4, 2016 and May 6, 2017. NSF will accept applications until 5:00pm of the applicant’s local time on Dec. 5th, 2016. For NSF program updates, visit the GRIP website.

Our committment 
EPA stays committed to STEM education and the development of future environmental workforce. EPA has partnered with NSF to offer internships to eligible NSF Graduate Research Fellows. Learn more about other EPA STEM opportunities and the P3 Student Design Competition program.