The Inmas network is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and has hubs at the University of Illinois and Johns Hopkins University. The hubs will organize training programs on technical and professional skills, to prepare students for productive internships in Business, Industry and Government (BIG). Students will then be matched with internship projects that Inmas has developed through direct contact with employers.
About 1900 PhDs are awarded in the mathematical sciences each year, but fewer than 800 tenure track jobs are filled nationwide, at all 4-year universities. So most students who earn a PhD will not get a tenure track job. For many people, a postdoc or visiting position turns out not to be a pathway to a tenure track job, but rather a prelude to a tough career transition for which they are not prepared.
Fulfilling and rewarding careers are available to PhD graduates in the mathematical sciences. But you cannot just walk into those jobs.
If you bring the willingness and flexibility, Inmas will provide the training and internship work experience.
Students accepted into the program benefit from weekend training workshops on:
Meanwhile, Inmas staff will be busy contacting employers and government agencies to develop internship projects. Internship placements will be prioritized by your performance and professionalism during the training events (see our Statement of Expectations) and by geographic location (in order to build sustainable links for participating departments).
Summer internships that are arranged and funded through Inmas will come with a stipend of $5000 from our grant. The internship hosts will be expected to contribute an additional $3000 to the intern, making a total of $8000 for the 8 week/2 month internship. The timing of the internship is usually somewhat flexible.
Note: Inmas has funding for up to 40 internship placements in 2022, split equally between Inmas Midwest and Inmas Mid-Atlantic. If you performed well in training but we are not able to arrange a suitable internship placement, then you will have high priority for a placement in the following year.
11:00pm central time on Thursday, September 30, 2021