STEM Internship & Research Opportunities
STEM Students, take time to research and apply to these amazing internship and research opportunities. These experiences will assist you with your educational journey, professional growth and future career. If you have questions, need guidance or assistance in completing your applications contact Patricia Gill
Department of Energy Internships and Fellowships
There are plenty of opportunities for students, recent graduates, and others looking for internships, fellowships, and similar programs with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Apply today! Information about DOE Internships and Fellowships can be found here.
Department of Energy Community College Internship (CCI)
The Community College Internships (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 16 participating DOE laboratories. They work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities supporting DOE’s mission, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers.
The CCI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.
Applications for the CCI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer (May through August), Fall (August through December), and Spring (January through May) Terms. In the Fall and Spring Terms, there is an option for a “flex-schedule” where the equivalent of 400 hours spent onsite at a host lab can be spread over a 16 week duration term. This option is available at the discretion of host labs. Under a flex-schedule, weekly stipends are based on a 40 hours/week payment, prorated accordingly, with any housing allowance being based upon a 10-week duration appointment. Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms. The deadline to apply for Spring 2021 is October 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. For details on how to apply and eligibility please click Here
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP) for Spring 2021, Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 "Opening Doors of Opportunity - Abriendo Puertas de Oportunidad"
Whether you are a student looking for an internship or a federal agency or corporation looking for an intern, we feel confident that we can help you in your pursuit. We are always in search of the best and the brightest to fill our many internship opportunities. We are also looking to partner with government and corporate sector organizations interested in developing the next generation of dedicated public servants and business leaders. Our website contains information about our mission, upcoming program dates and deadlines, and ideas about how to get involved with our organization. Thank you for your interest in the HACU National Internship Program! For information on HACU's Corporate Internship Program, please click Here. To apply to HACU's Corporate Internship Program, please click Here
FBI Honors Program Internship
The FBI Honors Intern Program is a 10-week, paid summer internship for undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) and graduate college students. While exploring the FBI's exciting career options, students will work side-by-side with FBI employees at an FBI Headquarters location or in one of our 56 field offices located across the country. This internship offers students an unmatched opportunity to help the FBI achieve its mission to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution. FBI hiring managers seek applicants from a wide range of majors. Selected interns will be placed in assignments based on their location preferences, educational background, skill sets, and unique life experiences. To apply to the FBI Honors Program Internship please click Here.
1. You must attend on a full-time basis an accredited college or university within the United States as an undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior), graduate, or post-doctoral student. This includes two year technical programs.
2. You must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
3. You must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
IMPORTANT: Apply to the term you plan on interning. Fall 2020 applications will reopen July 6, 2020. Information can be found here.
NASA offers a robust internship experience and is an opportunity for all STEM majors, not just aerospace. Space exploration takes a melting pot of several careers/majors, including: biology, physics, environmental science, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and of course aerospace engineering.
NASA L'SPACE Academy (NASA Lucy Student Pipeline Accelerator and Competency Enabler)
The NASA L'SPACE Academy is a free, online, interactive program open to undergraduate STEM major students interested in pursuing a career with NASA or other Space organizations.
L'SPACE consists of two Academies - the Mission Concept Academy, and the NASA Proposal Writing and Evaluation Experience Academy. Students may participate in one Academy per semester. Each 12-week Academy is designed to provide unique, hands-on learning and insight into the dynamic world of the Space Industry. Students can expect to learn NASA mission procedures and protocols from industry professionals as they collaborate with fellow team members to complete mission-related team-projects.
Requirements for participation include access to a computer with internet and headset capabilities, and time to devote an additional 4-hours per week beyond the online session requirements towards team projects. Apply Here The deadline to apply is August 26, 2020 at 11:59 pm PDT
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Internship Programs
The JPL Education Office manages numerous internship opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Find the program that's right for you. Click here to see all the opportunities available and apply today!
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is a US Government agency that supports the research and education of STEM within North America. They offer Research Experience for Undergrads (REU). REU sites range from prestigious universities, famous labs, and other institutes, which act as research internships. There are REUs available for a wide variety of majors, including: astronomical sciences, chemistry, biology, computer science, cyberinfrastructure, physics, math, engineering, social science, behavioral science and economics.
Utilize CTRL+F when searching the REU database so that you can find keywords that interest you (e.g. UCLA, machine learning, genetics, astrophysics, etc.). Some of these REUs are outside of California and pay for your travel and living expenses as well as provide a stipend payment. Take the time to apply to as many as you can!
Click the NSF homepage or the NSF REU database.
Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program
The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) provides an opportunity for college students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.
The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating college students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.
NREIP is providing competitive research internships to approximately 733 college students this year. Participating students spend ten weeks during the summer conducting research at 41 DoN laboratories. The online application will be released September 1, 2020. For more information please Click Here
Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program *(for High School Students only)
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.
The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating high school students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.
SEAP is providing competitive research internships to 250 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 28 DoN laboratories. For more information please click Here.
GRID is always looking for volunteers. For students who want to learn more, visit the website and sign up online here. GRID typically seek interns on a quarterly basis. Depending on the time of year and project needs/staff capacity, GRID may host interns in solar design, outreach, marketing/communications, operations/admin, construction, and/or workforce & volunteerism. Paid/unpaid internship positions are posted on GRID's career page here
Internships Available in Late Fall 2020
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Student Independant Research Internship (NASA JPL SIRI)
The NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Student Independent Research (NASA JPL SIRI) application will open in October 2020. All the forms are attached including their resume template. Please use this template for your resume – do not use other forms or versions. Please contact Patricia Gill at: email@example.com if you have any additional questions. Please note that students may not apply directly to JPL and must meet the eligibility criteria (as listed in the instructions). All applicants must be enrolled at Norco College in Spring 2021. All information about this opportunity is posted on the JPL SIRI website: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/intern/apply/student-independent-research-intern/
Selected students will need to register for General Work Experience (WKX-201) and receive course credit.
NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Program
NCAS gives community college STEM students an authentic NASA experience and encourages them to finish a 2-year degree or transfer to a 4-year university to pursue a NASA-related field or career. Information about NASA NCAS can be found Here
Interdisciplinary Application of Advanced Polymers for Engineering Innovations REU
Information about the Interdisciplinary Application of Advanced Polymers for Engineering Innovations REU can be found: Here
Next-Generation Health Monitoring Systems with Flexible Electronics, Novel Algorithms and Secure Communications REU
Information about the Next-Generation Health Monitoring Systems with Flexible Electronics, Novel Algorithms and Secure Communications REU can be found: Here
Engineered Materials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery REU
More information about the Engineered Materials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery REU at the University of California, San Diego can be found: here
Integrated Academia-Industry REU in Smart Structure Technologies REU
More information about the Integrated Academia-Industry REU in Smart Structure Technologies REU can be found: here
Engineering Sensors, Systems, and Signal Processing for Speech Pathology
More information about the Engineering Sensors, Systems, and Signal Processing for Speech Pathology REU at the University of Alabama can be found: here
Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) 2020 Summer REU Program
More information about the CBBG REU can be found: here
SURE-Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at USC
More information about the SURE-Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at the University of Southern California can be found: Here
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Eligibility requirements and application information about SULI can be found: here