NIST Internship Opportunities


NEATEC, in collaboration with the NIST, offers a 16 to 18 weeks internship in the NanoFab at Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) in NIST Gaithersburg campus.

This is an opportunity for college students and graduates to learn about semiconductor and Nanotechnology manufacturing processes by working in one of most advanced center in the Nation. The students are personally mentored by scientists and engineers in the NanoFab.

NanoFab at CNST/NIST has been providing internship opportunity for students from NEATEC Internship Program. The program was launched in February, 2014 and it has run 7 sessions with total of 9 interns so far. The duration of each session is typically 12 – 18 weeks during which the students received intensive trainings on nanotechnology related fabrication and characterization. The program helped to prepare several students for industries immediately after the internship and prepared students for next level of advanced education. The program has been a great success.


NanoFab at CNST/NIST

General Information:

NEATEC will sponsor only 2 students per term.

  • Deadline For the applications
    • Fall Term: July 15
    • Spring Term: October 15
    • Summer Term: April 15
  • No cost to you.
  • Learn about clean rooms, lithography, deposition, etching, CMP, metrology, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The program is designed for 2-year and/or 4-year college students or recent graduates from a technology program.
  • GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Strong work ethic

Roger Kardys from RPI

Ashley McConnell – summer 2016

Ashley McConnell – summer 2016


You will receive:

  • A weekly stipend of $650 for the duration of the internship.
    An allowance of $500 for travel expenses.

Send inquiries about the program to:

Abraham Michelen: Managing Director, Co-Principal Investigator

NEATEC NIST Internship Application: Apply Here


Testimonial: the following is an article published at the NIST quarterly newsletter featuring one our NEATEC interns  at work during the summer of 2016.


Paul Barrett, from HVCC working FIB (Focused Ion Beam)/ SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)


Chris Deitrick from SUNY Poly


CNST: From Internship To Job

During a four-month internship in the NanoFab, Alex Galli applied his computer skills to implement and configure new quality control software. He began a full-time job at a major aerospace corporation the week after his internship ended. Read full article here.


Alex Galli, Photo Credit CNST/NIST


Ashley McConnell – summer 2016