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External Internships

Internships are an important part of a STEM student's experience.

  • You gain valuable work experience.
  • You get a better idea of your own academic and professional goals.
  • You network with others in the field.

Find out more about Foothill College's tips and resources related to internships at our Internships page.

Tips and Strategies

Internet Search

A good start for finding STEM internships is to do an internet search with the following key terms:

  • "STEM internships for community college students"
  • "undergraduate student internships in STEM"
  • "summer internships for college students"
Online Ecosystems
  • Handshake - go to MyPortal to activate your Handshake account. You will find listings of jobs and internships, tailored to Foothill College students.
  • LinkedIn - set up your profile, connect to your instructors, classmates, and others you know.
  • Career websites like Geeky Girl Reality (for women in STEM) and Internships.com
Online Guides

Here are some articles that provide valuable tips for finding internships:

Internship Listings

Here are some well-known internship programs across the country that are competitive and are amazing opportunities for community college students:

Name of opportunity Deadline
Community College Internships with Department of Energy January 12, 2021
NIH Summer Internship Program March 1
Base 11 Summer Fellowship Opportunities February
Research Internships for Community College Students at Stanford varied for different opportunities
STEM Undergraduate Internship Opportunities (extensive listing) varied for different opportunities
Research Experiences for Undergraduates through National Science Foundation (listing by STEM discipline)

varied for different opportunities

 

For an ongoing listing of opportunities, kept up to date by the SLI team, bookmark this padlet link.

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Questions?
Please email me!

Sophia Kim, Director Science Learning Institute

kimsophia@foothill.edu


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