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SLI Internships

Summer SLI Internships

SLI provides internship opportunities for Foothill College students during the summer. Stipends are provided through the generous support of SLI donors and allow students to pursue these opportunities, no matter one's financial situation.

Students who participate in the SLI STEM Summer Internship program should be aware of the following guidelines:

Commitment

  • Enrollment in ITRN 50 or 51 (depends on projected number of hours of internship).
  • Course tuition will be covered by the Science Learning Institute or your financial aid.
  • A program orientation for the summer internship program in late June with the Science Learning Institute. Some placements also require additional meetings, sessions, and professional development.
  • Submission of a final report of your internship experience at the end of the summer.
  • Part-time weekly commitment for 8 - 12 weeks. Duration and weekly commitment varies for each placement.

Criteria

  • All placements require some kind of minimal coursework depending on the relevant discipline.
  • Applicants should be full time Foothill College students majoring in a STEM discipline.
  • Priority is given to
    • Students with demonstrated financial need, who have not previously had an internship or company experience, and who have the intent to transfer.
    • First time degree earners (no prior degree such as a Bachelor’s or Associate)

Benefits

  • Scholarship/ stipend provided through the Science Learning Institute
  • Work-based learning and experience to add to your skillset and resume
  • Mentoring and support from your placement and from the Science Learning Institute

Application Process

  • Each placement has a different application associated with it - this is to be able to allow students to focus on making their case for each company or institution.
  • Some internship placements may require uploading a resume and/or participating in an interview.
  • Pay close attention to the application process and fill in all necessary forms.

Questions? Email the SLI Director

For Spring and Summer 2021, the following STEM internships will be hosted by the Science Learning Institute.

Discipline(s) Partnership Application Deadline Duration More information
Physics/ Astronomy/ CS Foothill Astronomy/ UCSC Science Internship Program

NOW CLOSED

spring quarter + 6/7 - 8/13/21

Flyer

Application

Computer Science STEM-Away

NOW CLOSED

 7/6 - 8/20/21

Flyer

Application

Engineering Armada Aeronautics Rolling, available immediately NOW for minimum 3 month commitment

Flyer

Application

Computer Science Dynamic Signal, Esperanto Tech, or Birdeye

NOW CLOSED

July + August, exact dates TBD

Flyer

Application

Engineering, physics, chemistry, CS

Palo Alto Research Center - cloud brightening project

OR

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

NOW CLOSED July + August, exact dates TBD

Flyer

Application

Psychology UC Santa Cruz NOW CLOSED June 28 - August 20, 2021

Flyer

Application

Chemistry, biochemistry San Jose State University NOW CLOSED June 28 - August 20, 2021

Flyer

Application

Engineering, chemistry, materials science, CS, graphic design Rosenman Institute Biotech start-up companies (six companies) NOW CLOSED Most have start dates of 6/28 for 10 - 12 weeks

Flyer

Application

More details about available placements

 

More to come        
  •  * If you are a Foothill College STEM student and find an unpaid STEM internship on your own, you may be able to obtain funding from the Science Learning Institute. Please contact the SLI Director for more information.
  • How to Apply
  • All internships offered by SLI that have a stipend can be found at https://fhda.academicworks.com/ (directly through the link or see the AcademicWorks tile in MyPortal. Search for "SLI."
  • Find out more about filling out the application at the Scholarships page.
  • Direct any questions about the internship opportunities to sli@foothill.edu.

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Questions?
Please email me!

Sophia Kim, Director Science Learning Institute

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