Carnegie Mellon University

Jobs & Internships

Are you a senior physics major looking for your next steps after graduation? Are you an undergrad interested in exploring a new field of research?

Below are some academic, career and extracurricular opportunities available to our undergraduate students. This is by no means an exhaustive list of possibilities. Speak with your advisor to discuss your options.

Conferences

Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)

Registration Deadline: October 4, 2021

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Funding Opportunities

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Off-Campus Research Opportunities

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Graduate Programs

Duke Neurobiology Graduate Training Program

The Duke Neurobiology Graduate Training Program is currently beginning its recruitment and is seeking students with training in math, physics, computer science, engineering, as well as biological disciplines. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2021.

Duke Neurobiology actively recruits students with training in math, physics, computer science, engineeering, and biological disciplines. We utilize theory, computation, and experimental approaches to understand the brain and thus seek students from diversie disciplines to help tackle complex questions.

Additional information is available at https://www.neuro.duke.edu/education/graduate-training-program.

Integrated BS/MS Program in Engineering and Public Policy at CMU

If you are a current CMU undergraduate considering graduate school after you have completed your undergraduate studies you can get a head-start by working with your academic advisor to plan a course of study that leads to both the BS in your technical undergraduate major and the MS in Engineering and Public Policy.

Program Requirements:

This course of study will typically require ten semesters of study, although advanced placement or other study may reduce your time. With the approval of your academic advisor, you may take courses while an undergraduate that will count toward your MS degree as long as these courses are beyond the minimum number of units required for your BS degree.

How to Apply

  • Apply between the 5th and 7th semester of your undergraduate program (transfer student timeframe for application will be adjusted on a case by case basis)
  • Send an email indicating interest and a resume to eppadmt@andrew.cmu.edu and request to make an appointment with the Integrated BS/MS advisor.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University

Our department offers a broad range of research opportunities, and students have the advantage of being part of a small research department. Our department is especially strong in atmospheric and space physics, astrophysics, AMO physics, biophysics, and condensed matter physics. The attached flyer provides more information about our program and faculty strengths. Additional information is available on our website at http://www.clemson.edu/science/departments/physics-astro/.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Alabama

As part of a rapidly expanding department, now ranked #34 in research budget and grants by the American Institute of Physics' GradSchoolShopper, we have an exciting array of graduate positions available. We do not require a student to have a group or subfield in mind when applying and encourage all prospective students to apply. If students are interested in our program but unsure of their direction yet, they are welcome to contact Dr. Preethi Nair for help at physgrad@ua.edu, or find information for applying at https://physics.ua.edu/grad/AdmitGrad.html

Professional & Internship Opportunities

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Teaching Opportunities

Teach K-12 Science with Southern Teachers:

K-12 private and independent schools around the South are searching for great teachers to join their school communities for next year. Schools plan to have in-person classes in the fall, and we have over a hundred science openings, many of them focused on physics.

Our schools seek teachers with subject-matter expertise who are enthusiastic about working with children and teenagers — what is important is a gift for connecting with and caring for kids. Certification is typically not required (except in elementary grades and specialty areas).

Southern Teachers has matched great candidates with schools in the South for over a century, taking the time to interview candidates, and know the person, not just the resumé. Our services are free for our candidates.

The sooner you apply, the more opportunities you will have to pursue as you search for the right school community for you. Interested candidates should submit our online application as soon as possible, because new teachers will begin orientation at schools very, very soon.

Questions can be directed to Ali Buchanan, (434) 295-9122.

Miscellaneous Opportunities

5th Year Integrated BS/MS Program in Engineering and Public Policy

If you are a current CMU undergraduate considering graduate school after you have completed your undergraduate studies, you can get a head-start by working with your academic advisor to plan a course of study that leads to both the BS in your technical undergraduate major and the MS in Engineering and Public Policy.

Program Requirements

  • Satisfied all requirements for the BS degree
  • Register for a minimum of one semester of full-time study as a graduate student
  • Complete all of the requirements for the MS degree

This course of study will typically require ten semesters of study, although advanced placement or other study may reduce your time. With the approval of your academic advisor, you may take courses while an undergraduate that will count toward your MS degree as long as these courses are beyond the minimum number of units required for your BS degree.

How to Apply

Apply between the 5th and 7th semester of your undergraduate program (transfer student timeframe for application will be adjusted on a case by case basis)

Send an email indicating interest and a resume to eppadmt@andrew.cmu.edu and request to make an appointment with the Integrated BS/MS advisor.