Scholarships and Internships

Scholarships:

The Department of Statistics offers the following scholarships:

 

University Scholarships
For university scholarships, please visit the Scholarships page under Scholarships & Financial Aid. You can also use this link to apply for University Scholarships based on your classification.

 

College of Science Scholarships
For College of Science scholarships, please visit the Undergraduate Scholarships page. Unless otherwise noted, all scholarships are applied for using the general Texas A&M online scholarship application.  The application period is open annually from October 15 through February 1. Awardee will be notified before close of spring semester. Scholarships are awarded over the following academic year (Fall/Spring).

 

Shell Oil
These scholarships are awarded to sophomore or junior statistics majors. Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. The duration of each scholarship is one year. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application and must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA for the duration of the award. Selection of recipients will be done by a departmental scholarship committee in the spring semester of the 2016-2017 academic year.

 

 

Internships:

For many students, the foundation of their career development process is an internship. Internships are beneficial in providing professional experience to explore career areas, gain practical skills, and make industry contacts. An internship is an investment in your future as it can provide opportunities to learn more about your field of interest, networking, time management, and is an excellent resume builder. Learn more about preparing a resume and cover letter, finding an internship, and getting credit hours toward your degree below.

 

Where to Start:

  • Visit the Career Center:
    Visit the Career Center website for current students to get help with your resume, cover letter, and view additional internship opportunities.
  • Join an Association:
    You can also find internship opportunities through the American Statistical Association (ASA). You do not need to be a member to see and apply for these internships.
  • LinkedIn:
    LinkedIn is a social networking site designed for professionals. You can connect with students, colleagues, and search for jobs and internships. Tip: Try searching for “Statistics Intern” and narrow down your search to a specific area or state. You can also find suggestions on making your LinkedIn profile stand out here.
  • Join our LISTSERV:
    To subscribe to the ug-stat listserv, send an email to listserv@listserv.tamu.edu and in the BODY add: “SUBSCRIBE ug-stat firstname lastname” (minus the quotes, and replacing “firstname” and “lastname” with your name). The listserv will provide timely information that is relevant to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in statistics at A&M, as well as to faculty and advisory staff in the Department of Statistics.
  • Get Creative and Search:
    You can search for internships, especially summer internships at the beginning of the year. Depending on what you’re interested in, you can search a company’s Job Search feature for “intern” positions. For example, if you are interested in working in sports analytics, search ESPN jobs for “intern” positions.
  • Additional Opportunities:
    Here are some annual opportunities available for undergraduate statistics majors. Please check eligibility before applying

      • NGA Student Internship Program:
        National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) views student employees as our future workforce; therefore, work assigned to students is professional in nature and is conducted in a learning environment that provides each student real-world experience and an opportunity to be evaluated for potential long-term employment. Student employment assignments are open to associate, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and are based on entry-level professional job descriptions, which will involve a great deal of independent and team oriented work under the guidance of a senior-level supervisor and mentors. Students who perform successfully and meet program requirements are invited to continue in the program for the duration of their degree programs, and may be granted the opportunity for conversion to permanent employment upon graduation. Application closes April 30, 2018.
        Find more information and apply here: https://www.nga.mil/Careers/StudentOpp/Pages/default.aspx

     

      • Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health:
        The Summer Program is a relatively intensive 6-week program, during which qualified participants receive an interesting and enjoyable introduction to biostatistics, epidemiology, and public health research. This program is designed to expose undergraduates to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research.
        Find more information and apply here: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostatistics/diversity/summer-program/about-the-program/

 

      • Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU):
        The links below contain applications to Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs during summer. Applicants should note that most application deadlines fall in February – March. Many REUs want strong freshmen or sophomore students, so it’s never too early to apply – check each site for their eligibility requirements and application deadline.

        • REU programs listed by the American Mathematical Society: Click here
        • REU programs listed by the National Science Foundation: Click here
        • REU programs listed by the American Statistical Association: Click here

 

If you are an organization interested in recruiting Texas A&M Statistics undergraduate students for either internships or full time positions, please email Dr. Alan Dabney at adabney@stat.tamu.edu.

 

Research Experiences:

Many of our students have participated in different research experiences at Texas A&M, other universities and institutes, and elsewhere through a variety of programs. Please explore the following links for summer research opportunities.