STEM Interships

Start Your Internship Search Here!

Looking for ways to get paid while also building your STEM skills? Consider applying for summer internships. Deadlines for summer internships are approaching fast as the application filing period ranges between November to March. Apply to internship opportunities now! 

Remember that it can take 3-6 months to get placed at an internship or land your first job.

The key to navigating your internship and job search process is by starting early! The fall semester is peak hiring season for many companies.

Use the tips below to get an idea of when to start your job search. However, keep in mind that new opportunities are posted every day, so it's never a bad time to start!

Here is a timeline for all things related to internships

Internship timeline chart

Get searching by visiting our spreadsheet which lists: internships, fellowships, and jobs. 

The list is separated by different internships/jobs tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet. Please be aware of all the necessary deadlines. 

 

Internship Application Tips:   

Search for the right internship opportunity that fits your STEM major and area of interest. Many internships will request a letter of recommendation, resume, and essay statement. All of these things take some time to put together, so please take time in advance to gather your materials. Follow these steps to get started!  

  1. Strategies for steps to apply for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  2. Review the STEM Internship Master List & this Internship Toolkit (TIP: consider applying for several opportunities and utilize an internship tracker)
  3. Watch our STEM Internship Experience Panel to learn more about current student experiences with summer internships.  

Note: Need help with your internship application documents? Contact Sharon (quachs@smccd.edu) for more support with the internship process, cover letters, personal statements, and scholarship support. Internship and NSF Scholars Drop-in Support Session (open to all STEM students) will happen through the winter recess after finals end. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5PM. ZOOM ROOM.

 

Research Experience for Undergraduate Students for Community College Students: