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The benefits of research and internship programs

Looking to add to your resume or gain valuable experience in your field? Completing summer research or an internship program is a great way to do just that. If you do well, there is even a chance that the university will personally reach out to you to submit an application to their college when the time comes to transfer. Regardless, these programs are a great way to network, meet new people in your field of study, and gain real-world experience in your major. The possibilities are endless.

Summer Research Opportunities

NameAboutMajor/Research TopicsDeadline to ApplyRequirementsLearn More
UC Berkeley9 weeks of hands-on research/transfer advising. Room and board provided with $3,600 stipend.Engineering and ScienceJanuary 31, 20213.0 GPA, 2 Calc courses & 3 science or engineering courses (1 w/ lab) by start of program
USC Viterbi School of EngineeringParticipate in innovative research with top USC faculty and receive a $4500 stipend, university housing, and travel expensesEngineeringFebruary 5, 2021Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
Strong academic background (GPA of 3.5+) in the fields of engineering, math, or hard science (biology, chemistry, physics)
UC Santa BarbaraWork with faculty and graduate students on a variety of cutting-edge research projects in Physics and Astronomy. Physics and AstronomyFebruary 12, 2021Preference of one year Calculus-based Introductory Physics See Flyer
Cornell University Louis Stokes AllianceThrough this one-on-one partnership, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation.EngineeringFebruary 15, 2021STEM major, U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents & African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Stanford Community College Premedical ProgramTwo six-week programs that provide resident experience, connections to mentors, scientific experiences, and behavioral or clinical research projects. Pre-MedMarch 1, 2021Community college students with 2.0+ GPA
The Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in diverse and exciting earth, ocean and atmospheric sciencesEarth, ocean and atmospheric sciencesMarch 15, 2021Applicants of any race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, dis/ability or veteran status are welcome
NASA L'Space AcademyFree, online, interactive program open to undergraduate STEM students interested in pursuing a career with NASA or other space organizations.Aerospace, Engineering, Computer ScienceApril 30, 2021Enrolled in a US college/University
MIT Research Summer InstituteRSI is the first cost-free to students, summer science & engineering program to combine on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology researchScience & TechnologyOpens November

Internship Opportunities

InternshipAboutDeadline to ApplyQualificationsApply & Learn More
C-StREAMThe primary goal of C-StREAM is to encourage and support underrepresented students interested in leadership positions in environmental protection and restoration careers.February 20, 2021Identify as a person of color and/or first generation college student
PIPELINESStudent teams compete in finding the most innovative and effective design solutions to real-world Naval engineering and science design projects.February 21, 2021Science and Engineering majors
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO)Paid Internships that offer professional scientific research experience and formal training opportunitiesFebruary 28, 2021Full-time undergraduate students with 3.0 GPA. biological, social or physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences majors
NASAWork on project's impacting NASA's mission, such as returning to the moon in 2024.Summer 2021: March 5
Fall 2021: July 9
US Citizen
NASA's Jet Propulsion LaboratoryStudents complete designated projects outlined by their mentors, gaining educational experience in their fields of study while also contributing to NASA and JPL missions and science. Students also can participate in several enrichment activities, including tours, lectures, and career advisementMarch 31, 2021Majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
Brooke Owen's FellowshipPaid internships at leading aerospace companies and organizationsOpens SeptemberUndergraduate, female or gender minority student interested in aerospace
Mattew Isakowitz Fellowship10-12 week internship with assignments in engineering design, market studies, strategic planning, policy evaluation, and business analysis/ development.Opens SeptemberUndergraduate working towards an engineering/science degree and plans to pursue a full-time career in the commercial spaceflight industry