List of Internships and Scholarships

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1) Hispanic Scholarship Foundation As an HSF Scholar, you will have access to HSF’s invaluable Scholar Support Services and be eligible to receive a scholarship, depending on available funds.   Every year, HSF selects 10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA 
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

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2) Coast Geological Society Ventura, California - John J. Woolley Student Scholarship Fund.  Proceeds from the Woolley Golf Tournament benefit the Coast Geological Society’s John J. Woolley Student Scholarship Fund. This fund supports geology and earth science students in the Santa Barbara, Ventura, and western Los Angeles County areas, and is sponsored entirely by the Coast Geological Society. Scholarships, awards, and educational materials are given to community college through graduate-level students to further their education and contributions in the earth sciences.


3) Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society - The Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society grants a Scholarship to our Members and The Ray Meisenheimer Scholarship and The Lois and Bill Allmen Scholarship to Oxnard College Students.

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4) Bureau of Ocean Management Students and Recent Graduates - Our interns participate in a wide range of interesting career fields--from biology to engineering. Trade the classroom for real life experience as a paid intern: it's interesting work where you earn while you learn.

The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to paid internships for students and careers for recent graduates in order to provide training and career development for individuals starting their Federal careers. There are three programs: Internship Program, Recent Graduates Program, and the Presidential Management Fellows Program. he Internship Program replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). It allows students to be exposed to the work of the Government through Federal internships while pursuing their degree. Internship Program positions are open to current students enrolled at least half-time in high school/GED, vocational, technical, undergraduate, graduate or professional programs. 

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level and is run by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). For eligibility information and application instructions, please visit (Links to an external site.). PMF opportunities are announced annually through a PMF Database run by OPM. PMF opportunities are currently available only to the PMF Finalists of the most recent class. Any Bureau or Agency can select a PMF by working with their Servicing Human Resources Office and PMF Coordinator.

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5) CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to recruit and train the next generation of information technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals, and security managers to meet the needs of the cybersecurity mission for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments. This program provides scholarships for up to 3 years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. In return for their scholarships, recipients must agree to work after graduation for the U.S. Government, in a position related to cybersecurity, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

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6) Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program - This 10-week internship program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor at a participating Navy laboratory. 1 Sep - 1 Nov

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7) Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program - The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.  The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating high school students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.  SEAP is providing competitive research internships to 300 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 35 DoN laboratories.  Must be 16 by June 1. 1 Sep - 1 Nov

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8) Intelligence Community - NSA offers high school students a High School Work Study Program and a Vo-Tech Program. High School Work Study is designed for students who are enrolled in either business, Chinese language, or technical computer classes, and who plan to participate in a school-sponsored work experience program during senior year. Vo-Tech is for students who are enrolled in printing/graphic arts or manufacturing classes, and who plan to participate in a school-sponsored work experience program during senior year. The programs require no less than 20 hours a week and no more than 32 hours during the school year.  And more...

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9) National Physical Science Consortium - Formerly known as the National Physical Science Consortium, Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. GFSD is open for application by all U.S. citizens regardless of race or gender. GFSD's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in STEM fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool. As shown in the chart below and on the Diversity page (Links to an external site.), the GFSD applicant pool is the most diverse of any national STEM fellowship program. And applicants are talented: the average GPA of 2019 applicants was 3.7 and 19% had a GPA of 4.0 or above. GFSD seeks additional government agencies and corporations to support fellowships for these deserving students, a vital national resource. 1 Sep - 1 Dec

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10) National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program - The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.  October GRFP Deadlines

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11) Pathways - The Internship Program is for current students. If you’re a current student in high school, college, trade school or other qualifying educational institution, you may be eligible. This program offers paid opportunities to work in federal agencies and explore federal careers while completing your education. 

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12) United States Digital Service - Small, responsive groups of diverse designers, engineers, and product managers empower civil servants & transform critical services for the people & support government modernization.

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13) 18F - 18F is an office of federal employees within the General Services Administration (Links to an external site.) (GSA) Collaborates w/federal agencies to fix technical problems, build consistent & reliable digital services, and improve how government serves the public through technology.

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14) Presidential Innovation Fellows - The most important part of technology is people. We unite our nation's brightest technologists, designers, and strategists with federal agencies as yearlong entrepreneurs in residence. With our agency partners, we're building a resilient government. Our fellows co-create stronger public services using data science, design, engineering, product, and systems thinking. Read about our program, people, and projects in the PIF Impact Report (Links to an external site.).

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15) Federal Bureau Investigation - STUDENTS AND THE FBI.  As the nation’s top law enforcement and intelligence organization, the FBI offers valuable work experience for students at every education level. With a variety of programs, internships and entry-level career options, the FBI seeks the best and brightest students and recent graduates to bring their knowledge and skills to our diverse workforce.

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16)  Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement - A Rewarding Career.  At the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) you'll have a unique opportunity to put your engineering know-how to use. Whether you are a recent graduate looking to gain valuable experience in the field or an experienced professional looking for a stable career, BSEE has positions available for all levels of experience. As part of BSEE you will enforce the safe and environmentally responsible operation of America's offshore oil and natural gas development.

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17) United States Environmental Protection Agency - Student Internships.  You can have that career at EPA! EPA internships and fellowships provide a great introduction to our work, giving you a sense of whether EPA might be the right place for you. Internships, fellowships and other opportunities are available at our Washington D.C. headquarters, in our ten regional offices, and at our labs and research centers throughout the nation. 

EPA hires high school and college interns for administrative/clerical positions as well as technical positions in areas such as life sciences, program or policy analysis, and engineering. Most positions have salaries ranging from the GS-2 to GS-7 level (Links to an external site.). All internships paid by EPA appear in the government-wide portal. Most internship opportunities for the summer are advertised in March, April and May but some may be advertised earlier.

18) The Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program (SSCCPP) targets current community college students considered low-income and/or underrepresented in medicine providing exposure to medicine and health through topics in health disparities, leadership challenges in health provision and administration, science success strategies, professional development, clinical exposure, successful preparation for the medical school application process, postsecondary and graduate/professional school financing.  

SSCCPP allows talented and motivated community college students interested in medicine to immerse themselves in the Stanford School of Medicine network through a variety of personal and professional development experiences. The 2023 program is expected to be offered as a hybrid program, offering two weeks of virtual learning and four weeks in an on-campus, residential program.

Attend an information session to learn more about the program: 

Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 6pm – Advance registration required
Monday, January 30, 2023 at 7pm - Advance registration required

The program will be offered in person, and selectees will be awarded a scholarship that covers all program expenses.


There is one application for both, the premedical and research programs.

CLICK HERE to learn about the The Stanford Summer Community College Research Program (SSCCrP) students.

The Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program (SSCCPP)
Application opens:  December 1 at 11:59pm.
Application closes: March 1 at 11:59pm
SSCCPP Application Link

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Please see course syllabus for student contact expectations, e.g. late assignment policy, student interaction policy, netiquette, etc.

19) 2023 Internship with PIPELINES UCSB and Ventura Naval Base The Problem-based Initiatives for Powerful Engagement and Learning In Naval Engineering and Science (PIPELINES) is an 8-week summer internship for community college undergraduates, a collaboration between UC Santa Barbara and the Naval Base at Port Hueneme and Point Mugu.
Students work in teams at the Naval Base on real-world science/engineering design projects, under the guidance of a Navy engineer and a UCSB graduate student mentor. Once a week, students visit UCSB for training in innovation and other professional development activities. 

Community College

Military veterans and underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to apply. 

A background check is required for official acceptance.

Interns are paid $4,000 for the 8 weeks-June 12-August 4, 2023.

The online application is open now until January 22, 2023. 

How do I get more information?

Zoom Info Sessions 12:00-1:00 pm on Tuesday, Jan 10 and Friday, Jan 13, 2023.

Join the Zoom Meeting  ID: 858 4285 4326 Passcode: 178226

and the PIPELINES website 

20) National Space Interns Space Workforce 2030 is a growing coalition of leading companies committed to collaboratively working toward a shared vision of expanding and diversifying opportunities for talent to join the exciting space industry.

As part of this commitment, the 30 companies of Space Workforce 2030 have pledged to significantly increase the number of diverse interns with a goal of hiring at least 3,000 interns by summer 2030.

Great space employees start as great space interns. By completing the National Space Intern form, you will be part of a candidate pool for our participating companies’ internship programs.

These companies are committed to providing a supportive intern community, giving interns opportunities to connect, network, and share their experiences.

To be considered for a National Space Intern opportunity, interested students must register and submit their resumes for consideration via this website during the 2022-23 academic year.

Please visit the following website to complete an interest form:

21) Summer Internships with the Department of Energy The application for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Minority Serving Educational Institute Student Partnership Program (MEISPP) internships is open for three more weeks (January 31st deadline – 11:59PM EST) so there is still time to apply.   The program is limited to applicants from minority-serving institutions, and this means that the applicant pool is limited, and chances of students receiving an offer are good!

There are lots of great opportunities for different levels of experience and areas of interest (not just STEM).  They are available at DOE offices and labs all over the U.S. and may be in-person or virtual. The webinars on January 12th at 2:00EST and January 18th at 2:00EST to answer questions about the program and help students with their application. If you would like to join us, you can register through the hyperlinks above.

For any questions and/or additional details, please contact: Maria A. Taydem, PhD, PMP ORISE Project Manager at or (865) 250-1707

22) Discover Engineering STEM 23

Perfect for summer camps and out-of-school time programs, this free STEM journal features five engineering activities, engineering design process prompts, video challenges, and interviews with engineers.

Training the future diverse quantum workforce

 Are you looking for free resources around the quantum computing curriculum? Have we got a deal for you:

STEAM Focus:Innovation Collaborative

1. Link to the Collaborative's newsletter page on the website. 

2. Two peer-reviewed journal articles that have been published about Innovation Collaborative’s research:

Do you love graphic organizers? So do we!

Corgi is a free, Google-based application to engage all students in rich and meaningful STEM learning. We took what’s already great about graphic organizers and infused the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to make them more flexible and accessible by bringing them online and adding built-in tools and supports. 

Corgi’s key features include:

  • Graphic organizers that support comparison, cause and effect, reasoning, and question exploration
  • User-friendly Google App environment
  • In-app language translations, read-aloud options, a built-in dictionary, speech-to-text, and multimedia content and supports
  • Real-time collaboration among students and teachers and much more!

Are you ready to discover all that Corgi has to offer? Connect your Google account for free to get started:  If you would like to learn more about Corgi, connect with us, or even help us in researching with Corgi in the classroom, please reach out to

23) Ask An Ecosystem Leader

Wondering what all this Ask An Ecosystem Leader chatter is about?

Ecosystem leaders have unique opportunities and challenges. We know that there are questions that you have that are best answered by other Ecosystem leaders. While it is great to catch up at SLECoP Convenings, we want to facilitate that critical communication that happens among Ecosystem leaders between the larger national meetings. If you have a question that you want to throw out to the other 110 STEM Ecosystem leaders, submit it in the google form at the link below and your questions along with your contact information will be posted in our weekly email to Ecosystem leaders so that Ecosystem leaders can respond to you directly!  Huge thanks to Nancy Peter for suggesting the reboot of this communication tool!