This guide was compiled for Hartnell College MESA students and contains websites and search engines as well as links to National and Local Internship programs.

Current Internships


For more information, visit Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance.

At MTBI, we prepare undergraduates in math, biology, and related fields for the rigors by enabling students to produce student-selected, graduate-level research. This summer, MTBI will be held from June 3rd to July 25th, 2015. For more information on MTBI 2015 and to reach our online application form, please visit (

University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This is an eight-week long Summer Research
Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers (SRE). The program takes place
June 8 - July 31, 2015. Undergraduate majors in biology, math, and related fields,
as well as high school teachers in biology and mathematics, will live on campus
and work in teams with UT professors, NIMBioS researchers, and collaborators to
conduct research. This year's research topics include canine distemper
modeling, host-pathogen interactions, invasive species and global shipping,
fluid pressure in the kidney, tuberculosis in mice, and more. Stipend and
housing are provided along with some funding for travel. Application
Deadline: February 13, 2015. For more information and how to apply, go to For more information about NIMBioS, go to

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more. Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. U.S. citizenship required. Detailed information about the internships can be found at:

The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for
Summer 2015. Visit for more information or to apply
- deadline is January 15, 2015! The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities
that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations.
Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their
education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE
complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE
facilities nationwide. Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:
Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research;
Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts; Stipends are a
minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status); Travel arrangements to
and from appointment site. Veterans are given Veterans preference with the Federal
Energy Management Program. Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates,
graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university. The program is open
to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science
and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management;
Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law;
Communications; and other related areas. For more info visit

The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2015 Summer Term internship/fellowship programs. These programs, which offer opportunities for direct engagement in scientific research and technology featuring specialized instrumentation; large-scale, multidisciplinary efforts; and/or scientific user facilities, are available for undergraduate students enrolled at community colleges and/or four-year institutions, and for visiting faculty. Selected students or faculty participate at one of 17 DOE Laboratories/Facilities, receive stipends, and may qualify for travel and housing assistance. Applications for these competitive programs must be completed and submitted online by 5:00 PM ET on January 9, 2015 (including all required application materials and recommendations). The 2015 Summer Term placements are for 10 weeks duration in a May to August timeframe. Programs accepting applications unclude:

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences, under the guidance of laboratory/facility staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. More information about SULI and access to the online application is at
The Community College Internship (CCI) program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE Labs. Students work on technologies or instrumentation projects or

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For Undergraduates: Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements: Over 800 programs –
REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads
For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:
For tips on applying and associated resources:
For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:
For opportunities specifically in Engineering:

Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for
Service Program (SMART) offered by the Department of Defense (DoD). The
SMART Scholarship for Service Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S.,
M.S. or Ph.D. program, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as
research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of
Defense facilities. SMART Scholars receive: Full tuition and educational fees. Generous
cash stipend ranging from $25,000 - $38,000 per year. Paid summer internships, health
insurance, and book allowance. Employment with Department of Defense facilities after
graduation. For more information and to apply please visit

This is an incredible opportunity to gain excellent professional experience and transferable skills in one of the world's most important and fastest-growing economies. Our China Internship Program is highly regarded by employers and is certain to make a positive impact on your resume. Many of our previous interns are now working in top international firms.

You will work in a company in Beijing or Shanghai where you will be required to work independently and in international teams. Our internships last 1, 2, or 3 months. Chinese language skills are not necessary, fluent English is the only language requirement.

This program has been featured in numerous high profile media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek and the BBC

To apply, go to:

The University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT) offers opportunities for both UCSC students and non-UCSC students. SURF-IT provides an intensive personalized summer program for women, minority, or disadvantaged undergraduates. SURF-IT includes a research experience supervised by a UCSC Bakin School of Engineering faculty member. Scholars also have results, research ethics, as well as field trips to local neighboring Silicon Valley research laboratories, and of course a number of social activities. SURF-IT is sponsored by the Department of Computer Engineering and the National Science Foundation Scholars receive:

  • Stipend($4,500)
  • Travel to and from program
  • Housing on one of the nation's most beautiful campuses

 Requirements (Subject to change): 

  • Must have conpleted one or more years of undergraduate course work in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Must be an undergraduate in good standing
  • Must be strongly motivated to participate in ongoing research projects
  • Must be a US citizen or US permanent resident
  • Must complete the on-line application including the brief essay questions by Feb 15th
  • Must submit transcripts by Feb 15th
  • Must ensure two references have submitted theri letters of recommendation by Feb 15th

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• Department of Homeland Security, STEM Summer Internship Program 
 Directed Energy Professional Society, Summer Intern Positions in DE
• Internship Opportunities in Science, Gate to U.S. Federal Science
• MCT/ NASA Ames Internship Program
• National Security Agency, Freshmen and Sophomore CS and EE Majors
• US Department of Energy (DOE), Community College Internship (CCI)
• U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
• US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Undergraduate Laboratory Internships, DL-Rolling
• Washington D.C.-The Washington Center, Environment, Science and Health
Alabama-University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Computer and Information Sciences (CIS)
• Amgen Scholars-Biotechnology Internships in various locations
• Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Summer Medical and Research Training Program, DL-January
• Berkeley Lab- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
• Berkeley-UC Berkeley, Center of Energy Efficient Electronics Science, Summer Research Program
• Berkeley-UC Berkeley, Summer Research Opportunity Program, DL-February
• Brookhaven National Laboratory, Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship, DL-February
• California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship, DL-January
• Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Summer Undergraduate Research Program, DL-February
• Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Undergraduate Research Program
• Columbia University and Barnard College Amgen Scholars SRP, Summer Research Program
• Committee on Institutional Cooperation, DL-February
• Community College Foundation, Interns Source
• Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI)
• Connecticut-University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, College Summer Fellowship Program
• Davis-UC Davis, Center for Biophotonics Research Science & Technology
• Davis-UC Davis Department of Surgery
• Duke University, Fellowships and Summer Research, DL-February
• Georgia Regents University Augusta (GRUA), Student Training and Research Program, DL-February
• Harvard Medical School, Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program, DL-February
• Hispanic Association of College & Universities (HACU), Internships in Corporate and Government
• Irvine-University of California Irvine (UCI), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
• Kent State University, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
• Leadership Alliance, Summer Research ID Program, DL- February
• Los Angeles-University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Undergraduate Research, DL-February
• Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE)
• Maryland-University of Maryland (UM), Research Experiences for Undergraduates, DL-February
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Amgen-UROP Scholars Program, DL-February
• Massachusetts-University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMASS), DL-March
• Michigan-University of Michigan School of Public Health (UMSPH), DL- January
• Minnesota-University of Minnesota Chemistry, Summer Research Program, DL-February
• Minnesota-University of Minnesota (UMN), Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
• Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL), Research Experience for Undergraduates
• Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM), Summer Undergraduate Research Program, DL-February
• National Science Foundation (NSF), Research Experience for Undergraduates, DL-varies
• New Jersey-Rutgers State University of New Jersey & University of Medicine & Dentistry
• New York University, School of Medicine, Summer Undergraduate Research Program, DL-February
• North Carolina - University of North Carolina, Summer Research Experience Programs
• Northwestern University, Summer Research Opportunity Program, DL-February
• Oregon-University of Oregon (UO), Summer Program for Undergraduate Research, DL-February
• Oregon-University of Oregon (UO), College of Engineering, 2013 E3S Summer Research Internship
• Pittsburgh-University of Pittsburgh, Summer Undergraduate Research Program, DL-February
• San Diego-Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego
• Santa Barbara-University of California Santa Barbara, Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP), Nanosystems Science, Engineering and Technology
• Santa Cruz–ACCESS UC Santa Cruz, Chemistry and Biology
• Santa Cruz-SURF-IT, Summer Research
• San Francisco-University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Pre-Health Undergraduate Program
• San Francisco-University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Summer Research Training Program
• Smithsonian Institution, Minority Internship Program, DL-February
• Stanford-Stanford University, Stanford Summer Research Program, DL-February
• Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, DL-April
• Syracuse University, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute
• Texas-UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Summer Undergraduate Research 
• Virginia-University of Virginia School of Medicine, Summer Research Internship Program, DL-February
• Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University, and Sloan-Kettering Institute, Laboratory Program
• Wisconsin-University of Wisconsin-Madison, Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program
• Wisconsin-University of Wisconsin OSHKOSH, Computer Science

AT&T Research Labs
• Coca-Cola, Engineering and Science Students
• Microsoft, Software Development and Hardware Engineering
• Pacific Gas and Electric, Summer Internship Program