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For students who wish to focus their preparation on a single UC campus and major the following link will be of great value because they can see the major prep requirements and degrees offered at that particular campus.  What I would suggest is actually printing the handouts and perhaps making them available in your center. You can obtain these at the following link:

After Transfer Services available at the UCs.  

Don’t let your students wait until transferring to find support at their transfer campuses instead encourage them to find what programs are available for transfer students.  You may also wish to contact these programs directly and let them know that you have students interested in coming to their campus.

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Internships -- open NOW! Start applying!

  • The NSF funds MANY summer research experiences. this is their list to search by state and discipline.Apply NOW!!!!
  • NASA – Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) – spend 3 days at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston!  Work with NASA engineers and scientists developing a proposal for a fictitious Martian rover.  deadline Dec 10th​ 
  • Summer Medical & Dental Program (SMDEP) – a fantastic program for pre-med or pre-dental students - 12 locations at med schools -- UCLA has a PREFERENCE for community college students!, 5-weeks, free housing/food, stipend, 2.5 GPA rolling deadline –apply EARLY! Apply NOW!   Past Participants: Gabriel Alvarado participated in SMDEP at Case Western Reserve Medical & Dental School in Ohio
  • RUMBA Molecular Biology @ SJSU – summer research for biology majors rolling admission, apply NOW!
  • Stanford Summer Health Careers Opportunities Program (SSHCOP) – new program for local community college students interested in health careers -- a collaboration between Stanford School of Medicine, UC Berkeley School of Public Health and UCSF. apply EARLY! opens Nov 15th
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC) – various opportunities, including jobs for youth deadline varies
  • Mentoring Opportunity -- Be a BDIS Scholar - Building Diversity in Science Program -- BDIS provides opportunities for underrepresented minority college students in the Bay Area, to gain valuable insight into the careers that are available with a science background and access to the tools that will allow you to excel in those careers.  To learn more details about the BDIS mentoring program and to become a BDIS scholar, fill out a simple application, due Dec 31st
  • Kitt Peak Summer Research -- work with National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) scientists working in the forefront of contemporary astrophysics. Each REU student is hired as a full-time research assistant to work on specific aspects of major ongoing research projects at NOAO which include the origin, nature, and evolution of stars, galaxies and stellar systems, observational cosmology, analysis of Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope images, and Kepler Mission light curves. deadline Jan 28th
  • Summer Institute at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology for college students considering a career in biomedical engineering and medical science. Participants become part of HST's accelerating effort to alleviate human suffering and disease through applied learning in a variety of biomedical research areas. There are two areas of study:
    Biomedical Optics , or the use of lasers and light to develop new applications and modes of treatment in the areas of medicine and biology. deadline Jan 31st
  • Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- learn first-hand about genetics, cell biology, neurobiology, and molecular biology by working and living in a scientific community. deadline Jan 15th
  • Caltech Student-Faculty Programs offer several undergraduate research fellowship programs. Application procedures and selection criteria vary among the programs. deadline Jan 18th and and
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) offers undergraduate internships at NASA Centers.. deadline Feb 1st
  • Behavioral Research Advancements in Neuroscience (BRAIN) @ Emory University - engage in cutting edge neuroscience, biomedical and behavioral science research. 10-weeks, stipend, housing deadline Feb 1st
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Program @ Dartmouth –for science majors deadline Feb 1st
  • Biomedical Research @ Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – for science majors interested in biomedical and related sciences deadline Feb 1st
  • Science Summer Research/AMGEN Scholars Program @ Stanford – for transferring students (one place for international students and rising sophomores) research program for science majors interested in biomedical and biological sciences deadline Feb 1st
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute – $5,000, housing at CSU Monterey Bay – potential internships in -- Ocean observation systems, Ocean-floor mapping, Web design, Sensor development, Geology, Microbiology, Physical oceanography, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Deep-sea ecology, In situ chemical analyses, Software engineering, Video technology and Science writing  -- apply online, deadline Feb 10th
  • STEP-UP Nat'l Institutes of Health –the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease’s STEP-UP Program is designed to provide short-term research education for undergraduate students – 10-week, $4,000 stipend deadline Feb 15th
  • California Academy of Sciences (in SF) – info on volunteer opportunities (unpaid, year-round)   Paid summer internship – 8-week, $3,600 stipend deadline Feb 12th   
  • Oak Ridge National Lab – lots of different summer opportunities, including the Dept. of Energy Community College Internship program at Oak Ridge - various deadlines

Internships that will be open for applications soon

  • National Institutes of Health – Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research -- The Summer Internship Program (SIP) at the NIH provides an opportunity to spend the summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Rolling admissions! deadline Mar 1st
  • Solar & Space Physics @ U of Colorado work with scientists at the University of Colorado and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research on projects spanning the field of solar and space physics, from instrument hardware to data analysis to modeling of the Sun-Earth system. deadline Jan 18th​
  • IBM Almaden Research Center - deadline Feb 1st -
  • Cell, Developmental & Evolutionary Biology @ UC Berkeley – summer research in biological sciences deadline Feb 1st
  • Center for Embedded Network Sensing (CENS) @ UCLA – Embedded Networked Sensing Systems promise to reveal previously unobservable phenomena widely impacting society by connecting the physical world to the Internet. deadline Feb 1st
  • Summer Programs for Undergrad Rearch (SPUR) @ UCLA –various programs for many majors deadline Feb 1st  
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) @ Rockefeller University -- students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology. College sophomores and juniors are eligible to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a Rockefeller University laboratory. deadline Feb 1st
  • Biomedical Research @ Sloan-Kettering for students interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. GPA of 3.0 and should have completed at least college-level general biology and/or introductory chemistry. . deadline Feb 1st
  • IBM Almaden Research Center - in San Jose, Austin, TX or New York. deadline Feb 1st - and program for WOMEN majoring in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering, computer science or engineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering deadline Feb 1st
  • Summer Internship Program (SIP) @ Johns Hopkins School of Medicine -- biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.
    deadline Feb 1st
  • Plant Genome Research @ Cornell – Plant genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, systems biology and more -- stipend, housing, food and airfare – 20% of last year’s participants were community college students - apply online, deadline Feb 5th 
  • Ecology Biology Research @ Harvard Forest -- Projects in the summer will focus on: Invasive Plants, Pests & Pathogens, Plant Biology, Population and Community Ecology, Large Ecosystem Experiments and Permanent Plot Studies, Conservation Biology and Biodiversity, Forest Ecosystem Response to Global Change, Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics and more. Stipend, housing and travel.
    deadline Feb 5th
  • Engineering @ Cornell – 10-week, $3,400 plus paid housing and travel – apply online, deadline Feb 8th
  • National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network – 70 ten-week summer internships at 14 sites!   $4,000 stipend, housing and travel.  Hands-on nanoscience and technology research with applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, opto-electronics, physics, and the life sciences.   Open to engineering and science students with interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology.  deadline Feb 10th
  • Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) @ U of Colorado at Boulder offers 10-week summer research projects in science, math, and engineering fields under the guidance of a faculty mentor and see firsthand graduate student life. deadline Feb 15th
  • Nanotechnology @ Northwestern Univ – $4,500 plus paid housing, food and airfare – apply online, deadline Feb 15th
  • Biology Research @ Pepperdine University – for students who have completed one year of biology and are interested in biological research, science education, environmental science or biotechnology. deadline Feb 15th
  • STEP-UP Summer Internship Program, various sites funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offer summer research in the areas of diabetes, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, kidney, and hematological diseases. deadline Feb 15th
  • Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Computing (DREU) Computer Science & Computer Engineering majors! DREU matches promising undergraduate women and undergraduate men from groups underrepresented in computing with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience. Many different locations - 66 students were selected last year! Rolling admissions - deadline Feb 15th
  • Mentoring Opportunity -- Med Student Mentor for You -- Get a mentor from Stanford Med School due Feb 16th
  • Elementary-Particle Physics @ Cornell University - science and engineering students from around the country will be invited to participate in research at the Laboratory. Stipend, food, travel. deadline Feb 19th
  • Materials Research Lab (MRL) @ UC Santa Barbara – 10 weeks, $3,800, free housing & travel – science & engineering majors deadline Feb 19th
  • Physics & Astrophysics Summer Research @ UCLA -- interested in physics or astrophysics? spend 10 weeks at UCLA doing research. Stipend, free housing and travel. deadline Feb 19th 
  • Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) @ UC Santa Barbara
    UCSB's Materials Research Lab and College of Engineering host a 10-week internship. Stipend, arranged housing and travel. deadline Feb 19th
  • Med Student Training Program @ UC San Diego Med School Research for students interested in biomedicine and the medical sciences.  deadline Feb 26th
  • Nano-Bio Interface Research Program @ U of Pennsylvania -- research experience in nanobiotechnology with structured professional development focused on cross-cultural issues. The focus of the research is molecular interactions at the interface of physical and biological systems organized around themes of molecular motion, opto-electronic function of biomolecules, and single molecule probes. Majors - materials science, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, bioengineering, physiology, chemical engineering, and electrical engineering . deadline Feb 26th
  • Neuroscience & Technology @ U of Idaho – science & engineering majors choose from a diverse menu of research topics including cell patterns in regenerated retinas, neurogenesis and cell survival in zebrafish, tools for simulation of artificial neuron circuits, programming and testing of adaptation algorithms, discovery of new artificial neural network topologies via evolutionary computing, computer analysis of models of neurons and glial cells, psycho-physical vision studies, effects of diet and exercise on memory, and applications of neuroscience to sports science. Stipend plus paid housing, food and travel – deadline Feb 27th
  • Internships in Nanosystems, Science, Engineering & Technology (INSET) @ UC Santa Barbara – 8 weeks, stipend, free housing & travel – targeted for community college students apply online deadline Feb 28th
  • SRI Molecular Physics Lab –$4,800 – located in Menlo Park – apply online (materials will be updated soon), deadline Feb 28th
  • SFSU Summer Science Institute (Pre-Health Majors) – 8-week program at SFSU for science majors, focused on students interested in health careers.   stipend available. Apply NOW! Rolling admissions
  • Teach! K-12 Summer Breakthrough Collaborative Sites -- 26 different locations across the US (including San Jose and San Francisco) interested in a possible career teaching? find out what it's like to teach K-12 kids. You'll have support from experienced teachers. deadline Mar 1st
  • Physics Summer Research Program @ U of Idaho - stipend, plus free housing and travel deadline Mar 1st  
  • Boston University Photonics Center -- research program in photonics-- the science and engineering of light and its applications to engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine. deadline Mar 1st
  • Princeton Center for Complex Materials – 8 weeks, $4,000 stipend & travel – science & engineering majors deadline Mar 1st
  • Hugh Edmondson Research Internship @ UC Davis Med School – for students with a strong interest in the health sciences such as clinical laboratory scientist and cytotechnologistsdeadline Mar 1st
  • Computer Science Research @ USC (Univ of S. California) - opportunities to participate in computer science research (software engineering, algorithms, networks, robotics and artificial intelligence). Majors - computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or math. deadline Mar 5th
  • Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Chem-SURF) @ UC Irvine
    stipend, free furnished on-campus housing, travel reimbursement, and ongoing support after the program ends. deadline Mar 8th
  • MATE - Marine Advanced Technology Education Center ' -- a focus on marine technology. All MESA majors Rolling admissions so apply now!  
  • SPUR Program @ U of Oregon -- Research areas include evolution, developmental biology, genomics, structural biology & biophysics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, ecology, marine biology, computational biology, biochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, neurobiology & physiology, psychology, exercise and movement science, human physiology, cognitive neuroscience. Rolling admissions - decisions start in late Feb
  • HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities) National Internship @ Various Locations -- paid summer internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. Over the past fifteen years, HNIP has placed over 7,000 college students in rewarding and challenging internships matching their majors and career goals. Interns have enhanced their professional skills through placements in departments of public affairs, accounting, human resources and information technology, as well as laboratories, hospitals, airports, and national forests and parks, among others. Some intern assignments have included completing and analyzing research, writing speeches, conducting audits, performing land surveys, creating web pages, conducting community health surveys and developing outreach strategies for under-served populations. You do not need to be Hispanic to apply. deadline Mar 15th
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research for Underrepresented Students – various locations, hundreds of project sites, 8-10 weeks (site #114 SRI International is looking for a Cañada College MESA student to work with a Cañada College alum at SRI!) Deadline March 17th
  • Interested in exploring teaching??  UC Santa Cruz CalTeach Summer Internship -  UC Santa Cruz is home to the innovative California Teach (Cal Teach) program for undergraduate science, math, and engineering majors.  UCSC's program offers undergraduates paid K-12 internships, academic and career advising, teacher professional development and mentoring, and other support.   Check out this summer’s internship program open to community college students!     deadline Mar 31st
  • Cañada/SFSU Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) – 2-week program at SFSU for engineering majors or students exploring engineering as a possible major, hands-on team projects, field trips, live on-campus at SFSU (stipend plus free housing and food!). deadline May 10th​
  • NASA - Summer Jobs! (in Mountain View) – summer internships part-time or full-time in a variety of areas related to engineering, computer science, web design and more, Apply on-line now!
  • Surgery Internship @ UC Davis Medical Center – a unique opportunity for pre-medical students to shadow faculty, residents, interns, and medical students in the nationally recognized UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery. Your requirement - work one 7 hour shift/week during the session and participate in orientation meetings (apply now for summer or fall session) - deadline May 23rd​ 
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC) – various opportunities, including entry-level jobs for youth 18-22 apply ASAP! rolling decisions -- deadline May 28th

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Summer Internships in Industry

Industry Summer Internships – interested in working for a company this summer?  Many companies have summer internships (paid jobs) for students.  Go to the company website and search for summer internships. 

Last Updated: 1/13/2017 12:07 PM