ASPIRES Summer Research Internship Programs


The ASPIRES ten-week Summer Group Internship Program will provide sixteen community college research internship positions. Participating students will be working with faculty from SFSU on engineering research projects.

2016 Summer Group Research Internships

2017 Summer Group Research Internships

Application Period: December 1, 2017 to February 15, 2018

In order to complete the application, you will need the following information:

  1. Number of transferable units you expect to have completed by June 2018.
  2. Your current cumulative GPA.
  3. A list of all the math, science, and engineering courses you will have completed by June 2018.
  4. A one-paragraph response to each of the following prompts:
    1. Briefly describe your academic plan, career goals, and research interests.
    2. Briefly describe why you want to participate in the ASPIRES Summer Group Internship Program.
    3. List skills, training, and experience you have that will be useful in an engineering research internship position.
  5. Contact information (phone number and email) of an instructor who will complete a Letter of Recommendation on your behalf.
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be an engineering, math, computer science, biology, chemistry, or physics student in one of the following California community colleges: Cañada College, College of San Mateo, Skyline College – preference is given to Cañada College engineering students
  • Must have completed at least 24 units of college credit by June 2018, including first semester Calculus and first semester Physics
  • Applicants for a full-time position must be planning to transfer to a four-year institution as an engineering major in Fall 2018.
  • Applicants for a half-time position must be planning to transfer to a four-year institution as an engineering major in Fall 2018 or Fall 2019.
Program Period June 4 - August 10, 2018
Location School of Engineering, San Francisco State University
  • $4,000 for Lead Intern positions
    • 6 positions
    • 25 hours a week
  • $2,500 for half-time internship positions
    • 12 positions
    • 16 hours a week
Application Form
Contact 650-306-3261
Amelito Enriquez

 Application Period: December 1, 2017 to February 15, 2018


Among the applicants for the Lead Intern for the ASPIRES Group Research Internship Program, six (6) students will be selected to be ASPIRES Research Fellows, and will be doing research at either NASA Ames, UC Merced, San Francisco State University, or Stanford University. ASPIRES Fellows will work full time during the program and will receive $5,000. The selection of the ASPIRES Fellows will be based on student qualifications, areas of interest, and the needs of the hosting institutions. There is no separate application for the ASPIRES Fellows Program. A completed application for a Lead Intern position for the ASPIRES Summer Group Research Internship qualifies a student for consideration to be an ASPIRES Fellow.

2016 Summer Individual Research Internships

2017 Summer Individual Research Internships