Internships & Research Opportunities


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NSF REU Site in Big Data Security and Privacy at Cal Poly Pomona

Our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program engages undergraduate students in big data security and privacy research, particularly on genomic data privacy, secure multiparty cloud computation and hybrid data center security. This program provides students with an immersive research environment and we teach students research skills through training sessions, hands-on experiments and interactions with experienced researchers. The interdisciplinary nature of this site exposes students to different perspectives of big data security, from theory to application. The faculty members have exceptional expertise in cybersecurity research enabling them to provide high quality REU activities in all three components.

Students have opportunities to explore the state of the art in big data analytics, medical data security, privacy preserving techniques,  security of machine learning models, and software defined network security. Students will learn a variety of practical skills in various computing environments, such as CUDA for general-purpose GPU programing, and a student-run data center.

This REU site is supported by National Science Foundation (NSF).

We are now accepting applications for Summer 2021.

The site will be hosted virtually online due to COVID-19, as we did in Summer 2020. 

Dates: June 1st – Aug 6th  2021 (tentative)

Application Deadline: Feb. 15th 2021

Application The site will be hosted in California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Tingting Chen
Director of Big Data Security and Privacy REU Site
tingtingchen@cpp.edu
909-869-4842

 

NSF REU Site - Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
Program Dates: May 31 - August 5, 2021

The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. More than 40 faculty participants from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participant will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community.
 
PROGRAM INCLUDES
  • Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Seminars, workshops, and field trips
  • Group social activities and banquet
  • Optional outreach opportunities to high school students
ELIGIBILITY
  • Undergraduate student at a 2-year or 4-year institution majoring in science or engineering
  • Rising sophomores through rising seniors
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply
AWARD
  • $5,000 stipend
  • $500 travel allowance
  • Room and board
The VINSE REU has a strong record of success! Former participants of the VINSE NSF REU program have gone on to receive several awards and honors including:
  • 19 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (another 10 received honorable mentions)
  • 6 Goldwater Scholarships
  • 3 SMART Fellowships
  • 1 Gates Cambridge Fellowship
  • 1 Marshall Scholar
  • 1 Rhodes Scholar
  • 1 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1 NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholar
  • 40% of former REU students have (or are expected to) co-author a journal publication
  • More than half of our formers REU students have given a presentation outside the REU program including 27 at national conferences funded by the VINSE REU
Please visit: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vinse/reu/ for more information or to apply.

NASA Pathways Internship

https://www.nasa.gov/careers/pathways/

The Pathways Intern Program is the only internship program at NASA that offers a direct pipeline to full-time employment at NASA upon graduation.

NASA is looking for students who are captivated with our Vision, Mission, and Core Values and embody characteristics integral to NASA’s success. Top candidates are well-rounded students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate curiosity, team-orientation, excellence, a passion for exploration, agility, and resilience. Prior experience is not required!

HOW TO APPLY:

All of Pathways Internship vacancies are posted on USAJobs.gov.

Step 1: Do your research. Learn about the type of work performed at each of our NASA facilities so that you’ll be able to find where you’d best fit at NASA based on your academic and career interests. 

Step 2: Prepare your application. Visit USAJobs.gov to create your profile, build your resume, and set up a notification that will alert you when our positions open.
Step 3: Apply to a vacancy during the open application window. Be sure to apply to the vacancy that corresponds to your academic major. In your application, you’ll also need to identify which NASA Center locations you’re applying to.


2021 Posters on the Hill

Deadline to submit abstracts is January 22, 2021

Posters on the Hill is a critical element in the advocacy efforts of the Council on Undergraduate Research. It is more important than ever that the voice of undergraduate researchers and their mentors are heard on Capitol Hill. This prestigious event celebrates the impressive work of the accepted students and supports the message of the importance for undergraduate research at the federal level.

Review the information needed to complete your submission.

POH 2021 will take place virtually but will include the critical elements of a traditional POH signature event, including: 

  • Opportunities to virtually meet with your members of Congress
  • Resources on advocacy for undergraduate research
  • A virtual poster showcase

    POH 2021 will take place in the springtime, with key dates being announced once the 2021 congressional calendar has been released.


    Submit your work.


2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (RSCA) Conference

 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

The deadline is January 27, 2021 to submit an application to present at the conference.

Visit the Conference website for more information.

The Cal Poly Pomona Student Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference (CPP Student RSCA Conference) is an annual event that provides an opportunity for our undergraduate and graduate students to share their original research, scholarly and creative activities. All disciplines are represented – this is an opportunity to see CPP students at their best. Students who participate in this conference have the opportunity to be selected to represent CPP at the annual CSU Systemwide Student Research Competition.

This event will be held synchronously with pre-recorded video presentations by student presenters followed by a live Q&A for each project. Projects will be grouped by discipline categories and into sessions with up to 10 projects. There are two presentation formats students can choose from:

1) An Oral and Performance Presentation session with a pre-recorded 8-minute PowerPoint presentation that is played over the Zoom Meeting platform, followed by a live (virtual) 3-minute Q&A.
2) A Poster and Creative Works Showcase panel with a pre-recorded 2-minute presentation or elevator pitch that is played over the Zoom Meeting platform, followed by live (virtual) 2-minute Q&A Session per project. After each student has had the opportunity to present, there will be a general discussion where presenters and audience members can ask follow-up questions and learn more about the student projects.

The Michi and Walter Weglyn social justice session invites papers that address how social justice is considered in your research. What is the social, political, cultural, economic, technological and scientific impact of your research in promoting equity and justice? The Weglyn award will be given to one research paper that has a clear intersectional approach in addressing social justice broadly defined. Weglyn is especially interested in projects that addresses resistance, resilience, and perseverance through collective action. Five $100 awards will be given out to research projects from all majors and one $100 for performing arts research. All projects are welcome from all disciplines and all creative and performing art submissions must meet the requirement for RSCA. Possible examples:

  • An engineering student can work on research that gives access to clean water to impoverished communities. Addressing environmental racism and ecological inequalities for social justice.
  • Students in social sciences or humanities may look at the growing Black Lives Matter movement and its impact on identities.
  • Students in the performing arts may perform (music, theater, spoken word) write original poetry or a short story, or create imagery (graphic design, paint, etc.) for consideration.

 

Tesla Internships

Tesla is looking for undergraduate and graduate interns. In addition to the categories listed below, their recruiter told our career advisor they are looking for environmental science majors. See the links below to apply. Accepting applications through March 2021.

  • Software Engineering
  • Hardware Engineering
  • Vehicle Engineering
  • Powertrain Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Cell Engineering & R&D Engineering
  • Applications Engineering and IT
  • Energy Engineering and Operations
  • HR, Finance, Workplace, Legal, EHS and Security 

Private-apply link for undergrads:
https://tesla.avature.net/Careers/Jobdetail?jobId=77613

Private-apply link for grad/alumni:
https://tesla.avature.net/Careers/Jobdetail?jobId=77614

For more information visit: https://www.tesla.com/careers

 

Cal Poly Pomona Research Distinction

Cal Poly Pomona Research Distinction recognizes students who have exhibited exceptional commitment to the research, scholarship, and creative activities communities and have embraced the "Learn-by-Doing" culture at Cal Poly Pomona.

To receive Research Distinction, students must have:
  • Completed faculty-mentored research
  • Presented at a conference
  • Published a full paper or scholarly work
The application deadline is December 4 for the Fall 2020 semester. 
Learn more on the OUR website

 


SULI Program

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships program (SULI) is now accepting applications for the Summer 2021 term. 

The program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Benefits
$600/week stipend
Housing accommodations or housing allowance
Round-trip travel reimbursement

Eligibility
Must be a full-time undergraduate student or recent graduate of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree
program at an accredited institution
Must have completed at least one year as a matriculated undergraduate at the time of application
(freshmen are not eligible)
Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship
Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident at the time of application
Must possess medical insurance during the internship
Students may participate in SULI twice and apply a maximum of three times

Visit their website to learn more and apply.

 

MANO Project

Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project is offering enriching paid internship experiences nationwide for Latinx college students and upcoming professionals who are passionate about public land conservation and natural resources.  Positions range from Archeological Intern, Habitat Restoration Fellow, Communications Fellow, and many others. The duration of the internships vary from 11 - 12 weeks in the summer up to 6 months - 1 year. 

The program lists internships with the following federal agencies:

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows (DFP): Deadline January 10 
  • U.S Fish and Wildlife Service: Other regions - Accepting applications on an ongoing basis
  • National Park Service: Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP): Deadline February 7
  • National Park Service: Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Program (COR): Accepting applications on an ongoing basis 
  • Bureau of Land Management: new positions coming in 2020
  • US Forest Service: new positions coming in 2020
  • Bureau of Reclamation - Engineering focused: new positions in 2020

    Some agencies accept applications on a rolling basis.

Search for oppportuinities and submit applications through the website: My Access to a Network of Opportunities (MANO) Project

MANO Project
is an initiative of Hispanic 
Access Foundation.
E:  info@hispanicaccess.org
P: (202) 640-4342

COAST Paid Summer Internship Opportunity


COAST offers PAID internships for continuing CSU undergraduate and graduate students to explore the ocean, learn about ocean policy, or help protect marine species! Work side-by-side with professional scientists and experts on current projects and gain valuable experience and technical skills. Seventeen (17) internships are available throughout the state for Summer 2020. Each internship offers a $6,000 stipend for a 10-week commitment.

​​Application Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2021, 5:00 pm

For more information go to: https://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/research/coast/funding/Pages/student-internship-program.aspx  

Informational webinar: Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm PST. REGISTER​
 
The California State University (CSU) Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) is the umbrella organization for marine and coastal related activities within the CSU. COAST promotes research and education to advance our knowledge of natural marine and coastal resources and the process that affect them. COAST encourages all types of research and other activities that relate to the open and coastal ocean, coastal zones (bays, estuaries, beaches), and coastal watersheds to the extent that the organisms, materials, or processes ultimately articulates with the coast. Research is not limited to California.

USC Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (DIA) JumpStart Program

The summer 2020 Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (DIA) JumpStart program provides undergraduate research experiences in various disciplines. Research experiences range from lab-based research to mentored participation in other types of USC faculty projects.  The research experience is coupled with professional development workshops to prepare students for Ph.D. admissions, research, and student life.

Please see the JumpStart program summary and list of available research opportunities for the summer of 2020.  Student completing their sophomore or junior year are encouraged to apply.  The deadline to complete the application is Friday, January 17, 2020.

Please direct questions to Ashley Brooks at GradDIA@usc.edu

 

NASA Internships and Fellowships

Visit the NASA website for current opportunities.

NASA Internship Program at Glenn Research Center

The program provides a 10-week paid summer and 16-week fall and spring internship opportunity for students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); and non-STEM majors that lend support to the NASA mission. Students spend their tenure learning and working at the NASA Glenn Research Center facilities under the guidance of a mentor while engaging in authentic NASArelated, mission-based R&D and career-related activities. The educational component allows students to attend and participate in a variety of planned activities such as Conference Day, Career Showcase and a Student Poster Session. The program provides hands-on experiences that challenge, inspire, and promote practical application, complementing and expanding upon students’ theoretical education. For more information.

 

For Information on Getting Started in Research VIsit the Office of Undergraduate Research

 

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