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SCEC Internship Application


Applicants must complete all sections of this application. Do not use special characters in your responses, this may cause failure in submitting the application.

Tips for completing a successful application:

  • Review all sections of the application carefully before you get started.
  • Ensure you have gathered the required information and supporting documents.
  • Complete the short answer and essay portions of the application on a separate platform. Then have someone you trust review your answers before you transfer them to the application.

Don't hesitate to reach out to us at Internships@scec.org if you have any questions!

Please note the following requirements:

  • Must be either a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident.
  • Must be an undergraduate during the entire year of 2022
  • Must be a first-time undergraduate
  • Must be able to verify information provided in the application (e.g. provide transcripts)
  • Must be able to participate in interview(s) to complete the application process

Refer to Internship Eligibility and Requirements for further information.

Preferred Experience

SCEC plans to offer both in-person and remote internship options. Should the situation change in terms of health and safety of participants and program staff as it related to COVID-19, we will convert all programming to a remote model. We will make any such decision on or before March 1, 2022. By applying to this program, you are agreeing to participate in either format.

To facilitate planning, please select ALL that you are interested in:

In-Person only - I am only interested in an in-person (on-site) summer research experience
Remote only - I am only interested in a remote (at home) summer research experience
Either remote or in-person - I have no preference and am open to both in-person and remote research experiences

Note: To comply with local and state guidelines and to maximize the safety of working conditions, all in-person participants will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must provide documentation of vaccination prior to joining the program.

Where did you hear about us?

Contact Information

Please review your contact information to ensure we have your preferred phone and email for summer 2022.


NOTE: You will receive additional notifications to this email address. Ensure you provide an account you will monitor frequently.

Are you a citizen of the United States?

If not, are you a permanent resident of the United States?

Of which country are you a citizen?

Note: Only U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent resident undergraduates are eligible for a SCEC Internship.

Date of Birth:

Permanent address

Consider that this is the address that we will send materials and stipends (if you opt out of direct deposit) to when entering physical address.

School-year address, if different
Academic Background Please complete the following for your CURRENT academic institution.
Note: If you will not be an undergraduate during all of 2022, you are NOT ELIGIBLE for either program.

Highest class completed by Fall 2022:

Expected month/year of graduation:
If you are at a two-year institution, select your expected date of transfer.


NOTE: For Field, type full official name as declared on your academic records; no abbreviations.

Previous academic institution:


Research and Work Experience

Research experience:
Title and nature of research If published, where? Dates Was this an internship?   If so, name the internship
Research Interests

Supplemental Questions Regarding Remotely-Mentored Research

Complete the following supplemental questions. Email internships@scec.org if you have any questions.

Are you interested in a remotely-mentored summer research experience?    

Do you have a computer and high-speed internet at home to enable participation in a remote research experience?    

Would you be able to work from home for the duration of the summer, likely spending most of your time at a computer?      

Do you already know of a research project that you want to work on, and/or a potential mentor?    

Do virtual/online activities focused on research skills development and career opportunities interest you?    

Brief Essays

Career Pathway

I am considering attending graduate school.

I want to work in industry after I graduate.

I want to work in academia after I graduate.

Have you enrolled in/taken any graduate level courses?    

If you are considering graduate school, what degree are you most interested in pursuing?

Other Interests


Please provide contact info for two professional references. These could be faculty members or academic advisors at your institution who are familiar with your academic preparation and research experience, if any. One of your references may be from a supervisor from a previous or current place on employment. If you are selected as a candidate, we may contact each of these people to provide a reference for you.

First Reference

Second Reference

Demographic Survey

A key component of our annual report to the National Science Foundation is demographic information about our applicants. All demographic information will be reported to the NSF in aggregate. Your responses for this section will not influence our selection process in any way.


Race (select one or more)

Family education
Select one menu option for the highest level of formal education:
Family member Education Level   Family member Education level
Father   Aunt(s) (if any)
Mother   Uncle(s) (if any)
Brother(s) (if any)   Grandmother(s)
Sister(s) (if any)   Grandfather(s)

Please review the paragraphs below, then check the certification box and enter your name as your signature in the space provided.

I certify that the information reported on this application, to the best of my knowledge, is true and correct. I have carefully read the eligibility and requirements for SCEC internships and certify that I will meet all that apply to me. I alone have completed every portion of this application and understand that if any part of my application is found to be false it could result in my immediate dismissal from the program. I understand that as part of my application, I may be required to submit academic transcripts and participate in a telephone interview. I agree to participate in the assessment of the SCEC internship program by completing surveys and/or interviews regarding my perceptions and experiences, which may requested after the program is completed.

I authorize SCEC to release the information in this application to the internship selection committee and to funding organizations including the National Science Foundation. If I am selected as a participant, I authorize SCEC to publicize any relevant scholarship and biographical information and/or publish photographs of me.
I certify that all of the above is true.


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