The National GEM Consortium was founded in 1976 as a vehicle for partnering universities and employers around the nation to provide fellowships for underrepresented minorities pursuing advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Since then, more than 3,000 GEM fellows have graduated from top colleges and research institutions, thanks to GEM’s MS engineering, PhD engineering and PhD science fellowship programs.
Chosen fellows attend one of 95 participating universities and spend the summer interning at one of 50 Fortune 500 companies or government labs. Tasks vary by position and placement, but may include science research or business training. An MS science fellowship program is currently being developed.
Open to college juniors, seniors and graduate students. Recent graduates and degreed, experienced professionals are also eligible. Applicants for the MS engineering program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8; candidates for the PhD program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and from one of the following underrepresented groups: American Indians, African-Americans or Hispanic-Americans.
The National GEM Consortium
National GEM Consortium, The
1430 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 562-3646
Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students