This Week in Small: NIST Internship Opportunity _04-10-2023

Below is a letter from NEATEC, a MNT-EC Partner and Ally. There’s still time for students to consider and apply. Info on the photo that marks this post on the Think Small page is below.

Internship Opportunity

Dear Colleagues,  

I am the Managing Director of Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC), a NSF-funded ATE Center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany, NY. 

The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) NanoFab, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and NEATEC are sponsoring internships for your students to take part during the Summer 2023 term at CNST in Gaithersburg, MD. This term, we will sponsor two students (community college and/or four-year technical college). Starting on May 22, 2023, the internship will last 14 weeks. Students selected for the program must attend the full period as well as a three-day fully paid preparation workshop at SUNY Poly in Albany, New York.   

Each student will receive a stipend of $650 per week for the duration of the internship and a one-time payment of $500 to cover travel expenses.  

Your students and recent graduates will benefit from this opportunity to enhance their resumes and gain hands-on experience in semiconductors, nanotechnology, and cleanroom tools. The program is designed for students enrolled in engineering or technical fields, such as electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, semiconductor, nanotechnology, and others. Students enrolled in science programs, such as Engineering Science, physics, and chemistry are also encouraged to apply.  However, students with a basic understanding of semiconductor and nanotechnology fabrication and processing will be given special consideration.  

Visit this site to apply and register

Attached you will find a flyer with more information about the program, registration details, and application deadlines. 

I would appreciate it if you could forward this email and the flyer to your interested students. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need more information. 

Best regards.  


Abraham Michelen

SUNY Polytechnic Institute


257 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12203

Managing Director, 

NSF – Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC)

So, if you want to learn more about the nano-view of an N95 mask, check out this NIST post: Masks Under the Microscope
Viewed under a microscope, mask fabrics are complex, varied and beautiful.

Image Credit: E.P. Vicenzi / Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute and NIST