Internships and Transfer Opportunities

The Department of Chemistry and Physics is pleased to bring these academic and professional development opportunities to your attention:


Community College Internship (CCI) Program

The Community College Internship (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities supporting DOE’s mission, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers.

The CCI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.

Applications for the CCI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer (May through August), Fall (August through December), and Spring (January through May) Terms. In the Fall and Spring Terms, there is an option for a “flex-schedule” where the equivalent of 400 hours spent onsite at a host lab can be spread over a 16 week duration term. This option is available at the discretion of host labs. Under a flex-schedule, weekly stipends are based on a 40 hours/week payment, prorated accordingly, with any housing allowance being based upon a 10-week duration appointment.  Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

Click here for more information about CCI Internships

University of California, Davis Neuroscience Initiative to Enhance Diversity (NIED)  Click here for more information about this Initiative.

ScribeAmerica - hires and trains anyone interested in a career in medicine, providing classroom and clinical training in emergency department to prepare applicants to be Emergency Department scribes. Click here for more information about ScribeAmerica.

Texas A&M Physics & Astronomy REU Opportunity. Application deadline March 15th. Click here for additional information about the Texas A&M REU Opportunity. Click here for a link to the flyer.

Medtronic  Internship Opportunities

UC Merced NSF REU - deadline March 1, 2017

Applications in Modern Materials (AiMM) is an NSF-funded summer research program ideal for chemistry, physics, and engineering students on the cusp of transferring to a four-year institution to finish their bachelor's degree.  Whether they're interested in transferring to UC Merced or another institution, we're committed to increasing access to research experiences for community college and underrepresented students throughout California. To improve the success of community-college applicants, each project explicitly lists the necessary background so the candidate can identify projects that best align with their interests and skill set.

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As the youngest and smallest of the UC campuses, our undergraduate students have unparalleled access to diverse and dynamic faculty, cutting-edge research, and academic support.  We believe that a summer research experience at UC Merced will support diversity and retention in STEM education.  Of our 8 participants last summer, 3 were from California Community Colleges; 5 were from at least one underrepresented group (first-generation college status, gender minority, ethnic/racial minority); and only 2 had significant prior research experience.

Mayo Clinic's Summer Undergraduate Research Internship

Click here for additional details and information about the Mayo Clinic. Application deadline is February 1, 2017.

Atlantis Project Internship Opportunities

A world class hospital shadowing program in Europe for Pre-Med and Pre-Health students. Click here for additional details about the Atlantis Project.