Job Overview

Summary

Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

To learn more about working at NIST, please visit Careers at NIST.

This is a Student Internship opportunity under the Pathways Program.

NIST currently has an internship position located in the Engineering Laboratory, Fire Research Division. The student will perform a literature review on risk perception.

Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?

This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the first 100 applications are received or on September 18th, 2013, whichever comes first.

Duties

The student will perform a literature review on risk perception. This includes reviewing building fire and disaster studies, non-disaster human decision-making models, and other literature on emergency decision-making to identify the environmental and individual-based factors that influence risk perception. The student will prioritize these factors, based upon expertise (both inside and outside of NIST) and the literature review.