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

If your intrested Please click on this link: The Commuinty College Internship (CCI) Program 

Deadline January 9, 2015 at 5:00PM ET

Application Requirements

  • All Applications to the CCI program must be completed online through the online application system.
  • The online application system will guide applicants through the application requirements.
  • Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered for evaluation and placement.
  • Materials uploaded into the application system will provide the sole basis for evaluation.

Research Plant Pathologist, Carolee T. Bull is currently building a team of interns, scholars and lab workers again. She is hoping to find qualified Hartnell College students to work in these positions. This is a perfect opportunity for students that are interested in working at the highest level in agriculture and microbiology.

If you are interested, please email Ms. Carolee T. Bull about either an internship or student labor position in her lab.

Contact Information:
Phone: 831.755.2889
Fax: 831.755.2814
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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:

What is the TTE REU Program?

A 9-week program that introduces energy research to community college students who are motivated by science and engineering. TTE REU research projects have a focus on:

  • Bioengineering and synthetic biology: Create advanced biofuels with engineered microbes
  • Energy Efficient Electronics Science: Design and test low-energy electronic devices
  •  Nanotechnology and Nanoscience: Explore nanomaterials for next generation energy storage, nanochips, chemical biosensors and adhesives 

Summer interns have the opportunity to join Berkeley researchers working in a collaborative and innovative environment on energy-related problems.

 Internship Overview:

  • Real-world experience: Work on challenging projects on cutting-edge energy research topics in energy
  • Summer salary: $3,200 stipend
  • Work in the San Francisco Bay Area: Travel to/from UC Berkeley, summer housing, and meals provided
  •  Mentorship: Work one-on-one with UC Berkeley faculty, research mentors, and program staff
  •  Professional development: Transfer preparation advising, STEM career seminars, guest speakers, and lab tours
  •  Network: Meet other aspiring scientists and engineer from other California community colleges

 Eligibility (Subject to change in late September/early October):

  •  US citizen or permanent resident
  •  3.25 GPA or higher for science, engineering, and math courses
  •  Enrolled in a California community college
  •  Completed two calculus courses before June 2014
  •  Completed three science or engineering courses, one of which has a laboratory component, before June 2014
  •  Plan to return to a community college in Fall 2014
  •  Plan to apply to a 4-year institution to pursue a B.S. in science or engineering in Fall 2014
  •  No prior research experience required

Commitment to Diversity:

TTE REU is committed to broadening participation in science and engineering. We strongly encourage students from historically under-represented groups in science and engineering to apply to our internship program, including students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged or first-generation college students. Our program is designed to promote future student success by providing support through mentoring, research training, and various networking activities.
For additional information, join us for our upcoming online webinar to learn more about the application process: November 14th at 2pm PST. RSVP online at:


Contact TTE REU Program Manager, Lea Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 510-664-4882.
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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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The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) offers positions for U.S. and Chilean student interns during the Chilean summer months of January-March (northern winter semester) at the CTIO offices in La Serena, Chile. Six undergraduate research assistantships are offered for U.S. physics and astronomy undergraduate students through the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The CTIO-funded Prácticas de Investigación en Astronomía (PIA) program is run concurrently with the REU program, and offers two research assistantships for Chilean students, also at the CTIO offices in La Serena, Chile.

The CTIO REU program provides exceptional opportunities for students considering a career in astronomy to engage in substantive research activities with scientists working at the forefront of contemporary astrophysics. Student participants will work on specific research projects in close collaboration with members of the CTIO scientific and technical staff, such as galaxy clusters, gravitational lensing, supernovae, planetary nebulae, stellar populations, star clusters, star formation, variable stars and interstellar medium. The CTIO REU program emphasizes observational techniques and provides opportunities for direct observational experience using CTIO's state-of-the-art telescopes and instrumentation.


  • Participants in the REU program must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at a U.S. university during the REU program.
  • Must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Must be majoring in astronomy, physics, or a related field (e.g. engineering, computer science, geology, mathematics).

The program will run for 10 weeks, from approximately January 9 to March 21, 2015. A two-night observing run on Cerro Tololo and a field trip to another observatory in Chile are highlights of the program. These positions are full time, and those selected will receive a modest stipend and subsidized housing on the grounds of the offices of CTIO in La Serena, as well as travel costs to and from La Serena. In addition, the students usually attend the American Astronomical Society (AAS) winter meeting to present their research the year following the program, in this case the 2016 AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida.

Complete applications, including applicant information, official transcripts and two or three letters of recommendation should be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. CLST on October 1, 2014. More information and the program application can be found at: Women and candidates from under-represented minorities in the sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

Student Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) is a 16 week internship from Mid-January to the beginning of May. Students will assist with ongoing research on a 200 acre solar facility and at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY. We are looking for highly motivated students who can work independently to complete a variety of research activities. A weekly stipend is provided and free dormitory style housing is available for students who live more than 50 miles from the Laboratory.

Applicant should be an undergraduate student pursuing or have recently (within one year) obtained a degree in wildlife/ biology/ natural resources. Must be willing to work non-traditional hours and work alone. Familiarity with the flora and fauna on Long Island or the Northeast will be helpful. Familiarity with GPS and GIS is beneficial. Wildlife handling experience is preferred.


Possible research activities include:

  • Small mammal trapping
  • Radio telemetry on box turtles
  • Herp surveys
  • Owl surveys
  • Wildland fire fuel inventory

Applications must be filled out online with the Department of Energy - SULI program ( No applications will be accepted through e-mail. Applicants must be a sophomore or higher with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Two references are required. Students who graduated in or after May 2014 may still apply. Full eligibility requirements are available on the SULI website. When filling out the application, select Brookhaven National Laboratory and biology or environmental science as the research area.

Once the application is completed online, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For further information, full requirements and a link to the application, see the following website: . If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Higbie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Application deadline is October 7, 2014. Please see webpage for deadline information.

If you want to help improve global health in the 21st century, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) wants to train you.  NIAID, one of the largest institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), offers the Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program for students from populations underrepresented in biomedical sciences. This four-day exploratory program takes place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, on February 2 to 5, 2015.
Become part of a diverse community of aspiring NIAID researchers and join other dedicated science students like yourself for a visit to our research facility. Expenses for travel, lodging, and meals will be reimbursed.
Selected applicants will

  • Learn about global health research from NIAID's premier scientists
  • Interview with scientists for potential research training positions
  • Meet trainees currently doing research in NIAID laboratories

Candidates with strong academic standing who are college-level seniors, medical school students, or doctoral candidates nearing their dissertation defense are eligible. Check your eligibility at

If INRO sounds like your next step toward a research career in allergy, immunology, or infectious diseases, apply now at!

Applications are accepted between September 1 and October 15, 2014

Read success stories from previous INRO participants: Visit the NIAID website for the latest news and research:


• 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