Opportunities for Students

While you are applying to graduate programs, we also encourage you to take advantage of programs that may help you build your professional network or develop skills that will help you succeed in graduate school. Some IGEN Partners hold conferences and workshops that may help you develop your network or provide opportunities to get support while developing your graduate application. Other IGEN partners may provide internship opportunities or scholarships/fellowships. Explore our partner opportunities to learn more.

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  • AAS American Astronomical Society_IGEN2021 The American Astronomical Society (AAS), one of the founding partners of IGEN, is working to bring equity and to increase inclusion in graduate education and in post-graduate research opportunities in astronomical sciences.
  • ACS logo The American Chemical Society is one of five scientific societies that have founded IGEN to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in graduate studies in the chemical science and chemical engineering.
  • APS logo The American Physical Society (APS) is a founding society partner of IGEN. Since 2012, its APS Bridge Program partners have helped to close the gap in participation of Black, Latinx and Indigenous participation in physics graduate studies.
  • Argonne National Laboratory logo Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has partnered with IGEN to network with graduate students in IGEN Partner programs and increase the use of inclusive mentoring practices in national laboratories by engaging in the development and testing of mentorship curricular resources.
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has partnered with IGEN to network with graduate students in IGEN Partner programs and increase the use of inclusive mentoring practices in national laboratories.
  • CHESS | Wilson Laboratory CHESS is committed to developing a pipeline for UREM students to transition into professional careers and to attend to their professional development.
  • FRIB The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) has partnered with IGEN to network with graduate students in IGEN Partner programs and increase the use of inclusive mentoring practices in national laboratories.
  • Fermilab Fermilab has partnered with IGEN to network with graduate students in IGEN Partner programs and increase the use of inclusive mentoring practices in national laboratories.
  • Google logo IGEN Engagement Google, which is an IGEN partner, has been an IGEN National Meeting sponsor and continues to provide financial support to IGEN in its efforts to increase equity in graduate STEM education. Google is committed to developing a pipeline for UREM students to transition into professional careers and to attend to their professional development. As such, we are developing materials for training of their research mentors, and constructing logistic guidelines to make students known to hiring managers and researchers.
  • Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory (INL), which is an IGEN Partner, regularly participates in IGEN meetings and programs like the Professional Networking Group, a private LinkedIn Group which is designed to connect graduate students with national labs representatives.
  • IGEN Logo The NSF INCLUDES Alliance: Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) is a partnership of over 30 societies, institutions, organizations, corporations, and national laboratories poised to lead a paradigm shift in increasing the participation of Black, Latinx and Indigenous students who enter graduate or doctorate level programs in the physical sciences. Its mission is to raise doctoral degree attainment rates of these groups in the physical sciences to match their bachelors degree attainment rates.
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL has partnered with IGEN to network with graduate students in IGEN Partner programs and increase the use of inclusive mentoring practices in national laboratories by engaging in the development and testing of mentorship curricular resources.
  • LIGO The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory is committed to developing a pipeline for UREM students to transition into professional careers and to attend to their professional development.
  • Berkeley Lab LBNL has partnered with IGEN to network with graduate students in IGEN Partner programs and increase the use of inclusive mentoring practices in national laboratories.
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has partnered with IGEN to network with graduate students in IGEN Partner programs and increase the use of inclusive mentoring practices in national laboratories.
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory LANL has partnered with IGEN to network with graduate students in IGEN Partner programs and increase the use of inclusive mentoring practices in national laboratories.
  • MRS logo PNG The Materials Research Society (MRS), a founding member of IGEN, is working to bring equity and to increase inclusion in graduate education and in post-graduate research opportunities in materials science and engineering.
  • Blue Marble NASA Goddard, which is an IGEN Partner, regularly participates in the IGEN CIMER project to develop postdoctoral mentoring.
  • MagLab logo MagLab has partnered with IGEN to network with graduate students in IGEN Partner programs and increase the use of inclusive mentoring practices in national laboratories by engaging in the development and testing of mentorship curricular resources.
  • NIST NIST has partnered with IGEN to network with graduate students in IGEN Partner programs and increase the use of inclusive mentoring practices in national laboratories.
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which is an IGEN Partner, regularly participates in IGEN meetings and programs like the Professional Networking Group, a private LinkedIn Group which is designed to connect graduate students with national labs representatives.
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is committed to developing a pipeline for UREM students to transition into professional careers and to attend to their professional development.
  • Sandia National Laboratory SNL has partnered with IGEN to network with graduate students in IGEN Partner programs and increase the use of inclusive mentoring practices in national laboratories.
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is committed to developing a pipeline for UREM students to transition into professional careers and to attend to their professional development.