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All applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • be either a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident.
  • be an undergraduate during the entire year of 2024 (i.e. you must be in school at least until the end of the Fall 2024 semester/quarter.
  • be a FIRST-TIME undergraduate.
  • be able to verify information provided in the application (e.g. provide transcripts).
  • be able to participate in interview(s) to complete the application process.

Participants are expected to:

  • Submit a work plan outlining his/her research project, shortly after the beginning of the program
  • Submit an abstract and present a poster at the SCEC Annual Meeting
  • Attend the SCEC Annual Meeting in September
  • Complete a series of evaluation projects about their personal experiences within the program.
Time Management & Availability
A SCEC internship should be considered a full-time commitment during the 8-10 weeks of the program. 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.
Holidays & Time-off
Interns may observe any national holidays that fall during their internships. Any other days off need to be arranged with and approved by the SCEC mentor.

Requests for one “personal” day must be requested 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 2024 Deadlines and Timeline
December - February: First priority applications are accepted online.
March - April: Applications are reviewed. Certain candidates or their references may be contacted to participate in interviews.
June - August: Interns participate in internship program for 8-10 consecutive weeks. Specifics depend on mentor and project.
September: Interns participate in SCEC Annual Meeting (dates TBD).


Questions? Email internships@scec.org.