If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the NCSES Research Ambassadors Program is for you!
The National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) provides policy makers and the public high-quality information on the science and engineering enterprise—a role NCSES has held for more than half a century. NCSES collects and provides data on research and development (R&D); the science and engineering workforce; competitiveness in science, engineering, technology, and R&D; and the condition and progress of STEM education in the United States. With the continued rise and expansion of the knowledge and innovation economy, the Center’s work in designing and carrying out national data collection efforts and developing indicators and analysis on relevant topics in these areas has increased in importance.
Where will I be located? Alexandria, VA (Washington D.C. area).
In response to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, NSF NCSES may modify their operation schedule and access to facilities to ensure the health and safety of their entire workforce while maintaining operational effectiveness. Hence, the appointment date and location are subject to change contingent on NSF NCSES guidelines and may result in a virtual placement.
What will I be doing?
As a participant with the NCSES Research Ambassadors Program, you will have the opportunity to explore a federal career with NSF and gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within NCSES. Opportunities are available for a variety of NCSES focus areas.
Activities may include, but are not limited to,
You may also have the opportunity to make use of, support, and improve key NCSES and National Science Board products such as Science and Engineering Indicators; the National Patterns of R&D Resources; the Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report; and the Annual Business Survey.
Selected participants will receive a competitive stipend for living and other expenses during this appointment as determined by NCSES. Stipends are determined by participant's academic standing, discipline, and experience.
Participants may also be eligible to receive
Appointments vary by project, including summer internships and part-time appointments. Fellowships are for one year and may be extended based upon project needs and funding availability.
Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
To learn more about the NCSES Research Ambassadors Program, visit https://orise.orau.gov/ncses/.
Opportunities with NCSES are open to students, recent graduates, and faculty as well as applicants with technical or research post-degree experience in a field related to the NCSES mission.
To qualify for this opportunity you must:
U.S. citizenship is not required for participation in the program. However, depending on the research project, U.S. citizenship or permanent residence may be required.
Application and Selection Process
Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing and as needed basis. Subsequent selection process stages may include telephone or in-person interview with the applicant and mentor. For more information about the selection process, visit https://orise.orau.gov/ncses/ and scroll to the "Appointment Details" section.
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system. All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
A complete application consists of:
All documents must be submitted via Zintellect. All application components must be received in the system in order to be considered.