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SLI Internships

STEM Internship Opportunities

The Science Learning Institute connects STEM students with school-year and summer internships. Scholarships are provided for students through the Financial Aid office. 

Scholarships provide students with opportunities to attend college, advance their knowledge and skills for workforce preparedness, and help them prepare for both academic opportunities and financial challenges after transfer.
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


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



Computer Science STEM-Away Sun, 2/28/21  7/6 - 8/20/21



(google form + academic works)

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



Computer Science Dynamic Signal, Esperanto Tech, or Birdeye Sun, 2/28/21 July + August, exact dates TBD



(google form + academic works)

Engineering, physics Palo Alto Research Center - cloud brightening project Wed, 3/31/21 July + August, exact dates TBD


Application (google form + academic works)

Various STEM disciplines SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory    



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 (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

Foothill-Stanford Bioresearch Internship

SLI has partnered with biology labs at Stanford University to launch this pilot internship program in winter 2021.

Students are partnered with a graduate or post-doctoral mentor and commit five hours a week in a virtual internship, working on independent projects under the guidance of the mentor.

Students receive a $500 stipend and also attend biweekly cohort seminars to learn about topics such as applying to graduate school and careers in biology/ science.

How to Apply

  •  Applications for winter 2021 have closed.
  • Come back to see if this program will be continued in the future after this pilot.

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