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SCEC Internship programs applicants must be:
      • U.S. Citizens or
      • Permanent Residents of the U.S. or its territories
Class Standing
All interns should be enrolled as an undergraduate student during the entire year of 2020 (i.e. you must be in school at least until the end of the Fall 2020 semester/quarter). In rare cases, high school graduates who have been accepted at an undergraduate institution but who have not yet started their undergraduate study may be accepted.


Writing and Meeting Attendance
Shortly after beginning the program, all interns must submit a work plan outlining his/her research project.

Near the end of each summer, all interns must submit an abstract to the SCEC Annual Meeting, and make a poster for that meeting.

Every year, SURE interns are required to attend the SCEC Annual Meeting while some UseIT interns will have the opportunity to attend the SCEC Annual Meeting in September.

During the internship, and a few weeks after the program concludes, all interns must complete a series of evaluation projects about their personal experiences within the program.

Time Management & Availability
Your internship should be considered your full-time job during the weeks you participate. If you need to take a class or work elsewhere during your internship, you must get SCEC's agreement – in advance – to ensure that other obligations will not be too demanding of your time or energy. Failure to do this could result in your immediate dismissal from the program.

Because UseIT is a team-based internship, without exception, UseIT interns are required to work in the UseIT intern computer lab on the USC campus every Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm. Please do not apply to the UseIT program if you cannot be in the lab during those times.

Holidays & Time-off
SURE interns may observe any national holidays that fall during their internships. Any other days off need to be arranged with and approved by their SURE mentor.

UseIT interns will have the following days off:

  • July 4 (Independence Day, University Holiday)
  • One “personal” day (must be approved by the program manager at least 1 week in advance). Personal days are generally not granted on critical attendance days such as group presentations, special events, field trips, or days at the very beginning or end of the program.
Summer 2022 Deadlines and Timeline
December - February: First priority applications accepted online
March - April: Applications are reviewed. Certain candidates or their references may be contacted to participate in telephone interviews
June - August: SOURCES program. Interns participate for 8-10 consecutive weeks in this time frame, with specifics dependent upon mentor and project.
September: SCEC Annual Meeting


Questions? Email internships@scec.org.