Internship Programs through ASI
The African Scientific Institute (ASI) was founded in 1967 as a non-profit organization representing a network of scientists, engineers, technologists, and health professionals, as well as young people aspiring to enter the world of science and technology. ASI is striving to get more minorities to pursue careers in science and technology. ASI believes its network of resources, which includes informed professionals, has a particular obligation to interact with the youth in the community. Through various programs sponsored by ASI, young people have an opportunity to learn of the possibilities and rewards of a technical profession.
The African Scientific Institute is committed to supporting students and recent graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) as well as minority students from other universities. The goal of the ASI Internship program is to place qualified students in internship positions at ASI affiliated organizations. This will encourage students to explore career opportunities in the field of science, technology, and engineering. Students looking for opportunities to gain valuable work experience to supplement coursework as well as employers seeking to diversify their pool of experts should consider the ASI Internship Program.
For Spring internships, the application period begins October 15 and closes December 15. For Fall internships, the application period begins February 15 and closes April 15. A student orientation is provided for selected interns to better prepare them for their particular assignment. A post internship evaluation is also conducted to assess the internship experience.
Requirements for consideration:
Students who are enrolled in either undergraduate or graduate programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities or minority students in other colleges and universities must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above, on a 4.0 scale, to be considered. Internship applicants must be U.S. citizens and must provide the following additional information:
Unofficial Transcript- if requested
Official Transcript- before assignment begins
Two completed Faculty or Departmental recommendations
The Selection Process
ASI Fellows and representatives will review student applications for consideration. The aforementioned application packet will be forwarded to ASI affiliated agencies where employing agencies will review the applications, conduct interviews if necessary, and make all final selections.
Once students are selected, ASI is notified and ASI Fellows will ensure effective participation of selected students in the employing agency.
Stipends and Allowances
For a forty-hour work week, ASI negotiates a stipend to be paid to the Intern. A travel allowance and housing stipend may also be provided.
ASI plans to extend its program for students to greater opportunities collaborating with institutions overseas through our network of ASI Fellows around the world, especially in Africa.