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Students can serve their nation while receiving experience for future employment opportunities.

Cooperative Education: Provides the opportunity for the student, educational institution, and a Federal department or agency to enhance a student's career through a combination of classroom studies and on-the-job training. Students can serve their nation while receiving experience for future employment opportunities. Cooperative educational programs allow students to apply theories and work on projects that give real-life meaning to classroom instruction. Students or career professionals receive mentoring opportunities and closely interact with experts in a given field of study.

Cancer Prevention and Control Post-Doctoral Trainee:
The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research of the School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), is accepting applications for a post-doctoral training program in population-based multi-disciplinary cancer prevention and control research. The program is funded by the National Cancer Institute/National Institute of Health (NCI/NIH), and features: tailored coursework including the option of completing a Master Public Health or (MPH) or Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree; research in collaboration with nationally-recognized senior faculty mentors; independent translational research leading to scientific publications and completion of grant applications. Traineeships can be for one to three years.

Cooperative Grants Program:
This program involves U.S.-based institutions of higher education for projects that creatively involve post-secondary international and U.S. study abroad students studying in the United States.

Global Change Education Program - Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS):
This program gives minority undergraduates the opportunity to work with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research and take part in a global change research project.

Laboratory Research Cooperative Program (LRCP):
This program is designed for continuous research and the long-term exchange of information between university or college professors and laboratory personnel at U.S. Army centers of research. LRCP objectives include working on broad scientific and technical problems of interest to the U.S. Army and advancing the state of the art within the discipline under study.

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP): This program awards fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering.

Naval Research Laboratory Student Volunteers:
This program provides students with volunteer service opportunities as part of an agency program established to provide educational experience. The work is done strictly on an uncompensated basis. The acceptance of student volunteer services enables departments and agencies to contribute to the enrichment of educational programs.

Secret Service Cooperative Education Employment:
This program provides students with opportunities to participate in a two-year work-study program consistent with their field of study. The program provides an excellent avenue for the Secret Service to identify and train highly motivated individuals.

Short-Term Analytical Services (STAS):
This program is designed to procure analysts/scientists to provide analyses, advice and assistance on a short-term or intermittent basis for the resolution of specific scientific or technological problems when the objectives can be reached in a short time and the expertise required is not available at the requesting Government laboratory. STAS tasks provide for a quick response to resolve specific scientific or technological problems associated with missions of Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agency sponsors.

Undergraduate Student Trainee Program:
This cooperative education program with the Central Intelligence Agency provides highly motivated undergraduate students with opportunities to gain practical work experience in combination with their academic studies. Students will work with highly-skilled professionals and see first-hand the role the CIA plays in supporting U.S. officials who make our country's foreign policy.

United States Secret Service, Stay in School Program:
This program employs students 16 years of age and older to fill vacant positions in more than 125 offices throughout the United States and abroad. Students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in any high school, vocational school, or baccalaureate program. Students may work part-time when school is in session and full-time during vacation periods.

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