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:
Don't hesitate to reach out to us at Internships@scec.org if you have any questions!
Please note the following requirements:
Refer to Internship Eligibility and Requirements for further information.
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:
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?
Email from faculty/staff
Other (fill in text box)
Please review your contact information to ensure we have your preferred phone and email for summer 2022.
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?
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegowina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
French Southern Territories
Heard and McDonald Islands
Holy See (Vatican City State)
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Korea, Republic of
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova, Republic of
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
St. Pierre and Miquelon
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan, Province of China
Tanzania, United Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Wallis and Futuna Islands
Note: Only U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent resident undergraduates are eligible for a SCEC Internship.
Date of Birth:
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.
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.
Please upload your unofficial academic transcripts (max file size of 4MB):
List any scholarships, awards, or honors you have received.
Other academic interests:
Do you have work experience?
If so, list job title, company, dates of employment, and a brief description of duties here.
List any earth science, geography, or geotechnical classes or experience here.
Provide details of any computer experience here and indicate your level of proficiency:
(e.g. software, operating systems, programming languages, etc.)
Provide details of any graphic design, computer animation, video production, or similar experience and indicate your level of proficiency:
What research opportunities does your school provide to undergraduates?
Complete the following supplemental questions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Are you interested in a remotely-mentored summer research experience?
If yes, please explain why you are interested.
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?
If so, please provide detailed information so we can follow up.
Do virtual/online activities focused on research skills development and career opportunities interest you?
Please describe the types of activities or skill development that you are interested in.
Give us your input. How would a remotely-mentored research program work best for you?
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?
I am not considering graduate degrees at this time.
Master of Arts
Master of Science
Master of Business Administration
Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
Juris Doctorate (JD)
Medical Doctorate (MD)
If you are considering graduate school, please list the programs you are considering.E.g. Geoscience, Computer Science, Engineering, Public Policy, Journalism, etc.
If you are considering graduate school, please list the institutions you are considering.E.g. the university names
What are your current career plans? If you could have any career, what would it be?
What do you see yourself doing in 5 years? In 10 years?
Interests/hobbies/activities outside school:
Anything else we should know about you when we review your application?
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.
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.
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.
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