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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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Hi my name is Carmen Vides. NASA is pleased to announce the spring 2014 National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS). NCAS is a NASA educational project that encourages community college students from across the nation to explore the challenges and opportunities awaiting them in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.


• A US Citizen.
• At least 18 year of age and a high school graduate.
• A registered community college student for both the fall and spring semesters during the application process and program.
• Have at least a cumulative of 9 hours in a STEM discipline.
• Able to commit to a six month relationship with NASA JSC, including a three-day experience at NASA.
• Able to access the internet.
• Able to pay the non-refundable 30 dollar registration fee.

Who? National Community College Aerospace Scholars is a program for community college students who are interested in STEM disciplines.
What? Community college students across the nation will complete an application online and then complete twenty hours of online work. Students that qualify will be selected to attend the 3 day onsite experience on a date that will be later announced.
Where? NCAS takes place at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Marshall Space Flight Center.
When? To be announced.
Why? NCAS is a NASA unique program that engages and motivates students to pursue academic and/or professional careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) fields.
All travel and accommodation expenses are paid at no cost to the student. The only charge incurred by the student is a $30 workshop registration fee.

Application deadline to be announced

Carmen Vides
Johnson Space Center
Office of Education
Office: 281.483.4573

• 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