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STEM : Internships




By clicking this page you have taken the first step to find more ways to learn and futher your education outside of a classroom setting. Here you will find Internships, Fellowships, and Volunteer Opportunities for every major and every career path. Unsure of what program is right for you? Stop by the STEM Office (CMS 13) to speak with the STEM CGCA or STEM Student Worker for more information about the program, the application process, which is the perfect internship for you. If you have any questions feel free to contact us by phone during our office hours or through email at any time.

Summer 2020 Research Internship Opportunity

Want to gain research experience within the field of Biology? Participants in the Summer Research and Internship program will gain firsthand experience working with faculty at participating institutions including UCLA, CSULA, CSUN, and USC.

To be eligible to apply you must be:

  • Currently enrolled at Los Angeles Mission College as your primary college
  • Planning to transfer in a STEM major
  • Completed at least 2 STEM course
  • Willing to make full-time commitment for Summer 2020
  • Willing to enroll in Biotech 8: Biological Research Internship (2 units) during summer

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Application must be completed and turned into CMS 013 by MONDAY APRIL 2nd, 2020 at 5:00pm with
the following materials:

  • Summer Research Internship Cover Sheet (signed)
  • Summer Research Internship Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Letter of Reference
  • Unofficial transcript from ALL colleges and universities attended

Due to COVID-19, Summer Research Internship will be suspended for Summer 2020.

Summer Experience/ Graduate School Preparation Opportunities

  • Keck Graduate Institute Summer Programs Programs include
    • High School Summer STEM Program
    • Pre-Pharmacy Enrichment Program
    • Pre-Occupational Therapy Summer
    • Bioprocessing Summer Undergraduate Internship Training & Education
    • Botswana Symmer Undergraduate Research Experience
    • Careers Beyond the Bench: Biotech Industry Summer Program
    • Clinical Genetics and Bioinformatics Summer Program
    • Medical Device Development Boot Camp
    • Summer Explore Health Professions 

NEWEST Summer 2020 Opportunities!

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program
  • Participation in a meaningful research experience early in one's undergraduate education has been shown to increase persistence in, and enthusiasm for, earning a STEM degree. The Chevron Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program will support freshmen and sophomore undergraduate students from both CSUB and community colleges to work alongside a faculty member on a summer science or engineering research project. Participants will earn a $1,000 stipend after the successful completion of the program. Application deadline is Friday, March 27th, 2020. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, April 24th. ​SURE is a four-week program that takes place May 26 - June 18, 2020, Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm.

California Summer Opportunities 

2020 Summer COPE Health Scholars Program (Adventist Health Glendale & Dignity Health Medical Center)
  •  As a Health Scholar, you will gain firsthand experience in both clinical and administrative health care settings and become an integral part of the care delivery team. You will assist with basic care for patients alongside nurses, physicians and other members of the care delivery team, and have opportunities to learn the “business” of health care, preparing you for your health care career. For more information click here. Spring Applications are now open and are due March 31st, 2020. The internship will take place June 1st, 2020.

Hospital Volunteer Opportunities!

Hospital Volunteer Opportunities is a great form of clinical experience! Here is a list of local hospitals that have volunteer opportunities available for students. Click each hospital listing for more information about their volunteer program, application requirements, and dates/deadlines.
Past Internship Opportunities

Out of State Summer Opportunities!

2020 Summer Washington State University - RISE (Research in Interdisciplinary STEM Education

  • ​A 9-week residential summer research experience for undergraduate students in chemistry, education, life sciences, mathematics, or physics.  Participants will join interdisciplinary teams mentored by faculty to investigate STEM learning across formal and informal environments with a focus on understanding issues related to inclusivity and diversity in STEM.  The program starts in April with “Gear Up for Research”, a series of virtual lab group meetings designed for RISE participants to meet their faculty mentors and research teams, learn about their summer project, and learn basic skills and research protocols for the summer program. Click here for more information. Applications are now available and will close February 7th, 2020. The internship will take place April 15th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020.

2020 Summer NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Internship Research for Undergraduates Program- Mississippi State University

  • The cohort of students will participate in exciting renewable energy research projects as well as professional development, social and outreach activities. Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a housing and meal plan for ten weeks, and travel assistance. Click here for more information. Applications are now open and will close March 1st, 2020.The internship will take place June 1st, 2020 - August 6th, 2020.
2020 Discipline- Based Education Research Experience for Undergraduates
  • Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) is a scholarly field that combines disciplinary expertise in a STEM field (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.) with research methods from cognitive science, psychology and the learning sciences. REU participants will have the opportunity to engage in novel research projects in an important and exciting field:  model-based reasoning in STEM Education. Click here for more information. Applications are now open and will close on January 31, 2020.The internship will take place May 31st, 2020 - August 1st, 2020.
2020 Exploration Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast Research Experience for Undergraduates
  • The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s research experience for undergraduates program, “Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast” (EMBOC) offers fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students from both 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities to participate in ongoing marine science research at the University of Oregon’s marine lab during the summer months. In addition to conducting research at OIMB, students participating in the EMBOC program will participate in weekly professional development discussions and training sessions, social activities, field trips and marine biology seminars. Click here for more information. Application opens January 12, 2020 and closes February 15, 2020.The internship will take place June 14th, 2020 - August 15th, 2020.

2020 Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
  • Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research (At the NIH "biomedical sciences" includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). Click here for more information. Application are now open and closes March 1st, 2020. 

2020 Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine - Summer Research Program for Undergraduate Students

  • The program provides an opportunity for veterinary and undergraduate students interested in veterinary medicine to explore non-practice careers by engaging in a mentored research project through informal and formal interactions with scientists. Veterinary students will also travel to the National Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Symposium. It is anticipated that the positive experiences during the summer program will inspire students to pursue rewarding careers in veterinary and biomedical research. Click here for more information. The application is now open and closes February 5th, 2020.The internship will take place May 18th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020.
Washington University in St. Louis Summer Engineering Fellowship Program (WUSEF)
  • The Washington University Summer Engineering Fellowship (WUSEF) program is designed to encourage exceptional students from backgrounds underrepresented in the STEM fields, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities, to participate in engineering research. Fellows will enjoy a rewarding summer research experience at one of the nation’s top universities.Projects will be in the general areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science and materials science. Potential applications include medicine, renewable energy, pollution control and nanotechnology. Click here for more information. The application is now open and will close February 1st, 2020. The internship will take place May 26th, 2020 - July 28th, 2020.

2020 W.K Biological Station Research Experience for Undergraduate Students & Summer Field Courses
  • The NSF funded KBS REU Site “Ecological & Evolutionary Dynamics in a Changing World” gives students an opportunity to conduct full-time research in collaboration with our outstanding faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. All REU positions offer a generous stipend, FREE room and board at KBS, up to $550 towards travel costs, and up to $250 for research supplies. For more information click here.  The application is now open and will close March 1st, 2020. The internship will take place May 17th, 2020 - August 1st, 2020.
2020 UC San Diego Medical Scientists Training Program Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  • This program is designed for motivated undergraduate students from groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be underrepresented in health sciences on a national basis and who are interested in seeking future training in a combined MD/PhD program or an academically oriented career in medicine. For more information click here. Application is open now and will close February 2nd, 2020.The internship will take place June 21st, 2020 - August 15th, 2020.
2020 Summer USC's Wrigley Institute Coastal Ocean Processes Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates
  • Join USC for a 10-week research experience like no other. Students are paired with faculty mentors and near-peer mentors to conduct independent but guided research at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island ...the perfect setting to study diverse marine ecosystems. Gain: research experience, hands-on training in the lab, special seminars and discussions on coastal research, professional development, networking with a global scientific community, opportunities to explore Catalina Island, stipend, housing, travel costs. Click here for more information. Applications are now available and will close February 14th, 2020. The internship will take place June 8th, 2020 - August 14th, 2020.

2020 Summer CDU/UCLA Cancer Center Partnership to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities - Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP)

  • The Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCTRP) is an 12 week NCI sponsored research program designed for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical sciences. An individualized program is developed for each undergraduate participant, who will be paired to work with a faculty Principal Investigator and associates at CDU or UCLA laboratories on a selected cancer research project. On completion of the program, each undergraduate trainee will have worked on a hypothesis-driven research project in cancer health disparities and developed a research paper (based on the findings of the ancillary project).Click the link for more information. Applications are now available and will close February 29th, 2020. To accommodate students on the semester or quarter systems, two different program tracks will be provided. 
    • Semester System Track: May 18, 2020 - August 7, 2020
    • Quarter System Track: June 15, 2020 - September 4, 2020  

2020 Summer NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Internship
  • NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions.Click here for more information. Applications are open and will close March 8, 2020 11:59 EST.

2019 EERE Robotics Summer Internship

  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program is a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in a field related to robotics, manufacturing, or engineering. Undergraduate students receive a $600 per week stipend & Up to $1,000 to/from assigned location for interns whose home location is more than 50 miles from the hosting facility. For more information click here. Applications are now open until March 5th, 2019 at 5:00pm EST
2019 Health Career Connection Internship Program
  • Health Career Connection (HCC) is a comprehensive professional development program that provides paid summer internships to undergraduate and recent graduates in the field of public health and health care. HCC provides internships in a variety of settings including but not limited to: hospitals, community health centers, medical groups, health plans, local health departments, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and advocacy groups. HCC provides extensive exposure to health careers through workshops and events guiding students towards their authentic health career path. For More information click here. Summer Applications are now open until December 26th, 2018 at 11:59pm
2019 Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM) Summer Course (USC & Santa Catalina Island) 
  • The GEM course is an introductory microbiology course for early career undergraduates who are contemplating a career in scientific research. The course combines classroom learning with hands-on activities. Students attend lectures and discussions about microbiology, learn to use laboratory equipment and how to collect samples from the environment, practice their presentation skills, collaborate with your fellow classmates, and talk to graduate students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to explore career options Click here for more information. Applications are now open and will close February 7th, 2018.
2019 Department of Energy Scholars Internship Program
  • The DOE Scholars Program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates to opportunities that are carefully designed to help prepare and motivate participants toward the full range of entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and organizations that support the DOE mission. As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program you will have the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE and gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within the DOE complex. Opportunities are available for a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide. Click here for more information. The application is now open and will close December 17th 2018 at 2:00pm

UCLA Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Enrichment Porgam (UCLA PREP)

March 3rd, 2019 11:59PM

Interested in becoming a doctor? Dentist? The following is an amazing opportunity for you to learn more about the health professions and participate in a valuable academic experience. UCLA PREP is a non-residential program designed to provide premedical and predental students from disadvantaged backgrounds with a means of strengthening their ability and readiness to study medicine or dentistry. As a result of full participation in UCLA PREP, participants should have enhanced their chances of being accepted to medical or dental school and succeeding once there.



Jan 26th, 2018

The TTE Summer Research Program provides research experience for undergraduates (REU) who are enrolled in community colleges. Opportunities currently available are in the following technical areas: Biotechnology Nanotechnology Robotics

Click here for more information: TTE Summer Research Program

Maternal Health Health-Leadership Education, Advocacy & Research Network (MCH-LEARN) Program

Jan. 31st , 2017

The Maternal Child Health-Leadership Education, Advocacy, and Research Network (MCH-LEARN) is a 10-week, summer and academic year, Maternal Child Health (MCH) program focused on public health, clinical, and research experiences. MCH-LEARN is designed for undergraduate freshman and sophomore students with at least 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale who are interested in MCH professions (pediatric medicine, nutrition, social work, nursing, pediatric dentistry, psychology, health education, pediatric occupational / physical therapy, speech language pathology, public health).

Click here for more information: (MCH-LEARN) Program

Smithsonian National Air and Space museum Summer Internship Program

Feb. 15th, 2017

Summer internship program provides firsthand experience working in a museum. Positions are available in areas such as aviation or space history, planetary science, digital experience, exhibit and graphic design, communications, finance, and education. During the 10-week program, each intern is assigned a supervisor and works on an internship project and other tasks.

Click here for more information: NASM Internship

The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Internship

Feb. 15th, 2017

The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors to apply for the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at the NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The program is designed to provide hands-on research experience in applied mathematics, statistics, computer security, information access, software testing, and networking technologies.

Click here for more information: ITL Surf Program

Center for Dark energy Biosphere Investigations

Feb 15th, 2017

Research center that studies life below the oceans, in the sediments and rocks of the subseafloor. This ecosystem is largely unexplored, and we need students to help grow, isolate, describe, and ultimately name the microorganisms referred to as ‘intraterrestrials.’ C4 students will work in teams in laboratories at USC, learning state-of-the-art techniques ranging from DNA sequencing to microscopy and sterile techniques to analytical chemistry.

Click here for more information: NSF Research Experiences

Paid Summer Health Internship Program

Feb. 17th , 2017

Full-time, paid summer internship opportunity for students to get real-life experience addressing the needs of workers employed in under-served or high hazard jobs.

Click here for more information: Summer Health Internship

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

March 1st, 2017

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

Click here for more information: SIP in Biomedical Research

Conservation Corps

March 3rd, 2017

Conservation Corps provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while accomplishing conservation, natural resource management and emergency response work. Goals are to help young people from diverse backgrounds become more connected to the environment, engaged in conservation, involved in the community and prepared for future employment.

Click here for more information: Conservation Corps

National Community College Aerospace Scholars

June 1st, 2017

Program is an educational experience for community college students interested in exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program provides selected students with a four-day, in-person learning experience at a NASA center.

Click here for more information: NCAS Internship

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