Internships & Research Opportunities

Visit the Cal Poly Pomona Career Center page for the latest information on career events and  opportunities. You can also search job opportunities on Handshake.


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.

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

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.
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, 2020, 5:00 pm

For more information and to apply, go to 

How To Apply!
There will be an informational webinar on February 4, 2020 from 12:00-1:00
pm PST. Register to learn more about  each internship and their individual  application requirements.
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

NSF REU Site in Big Data Security and Privacy @ 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).

Application Deadline:  Feb. 3 , 2020


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

Dates:   May 25th – July 31st   2020  (tentative)

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Tingting Chen
Director of Big Data Security and Privacy REU Site

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (RSCA) Conference

Visit the Conference website for 2021 information.

The 8 th Annual Cal Poly Pomona Student RSCA Conference will be held at our campus on Saturday, March 7, 2020.  In addition to oral, performance, and poster presentations, there will be a creative works showcase highlighting displays of artwork, prototypes and design projects. Oral and performance presentations will be eligible to represent Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) at the CSU System-Wide Student Research Competition in April 2020. Top oral and performance presentations given at the conference will be awarded $100.

This year the CPP Children's Center will provide childcare for student presenters and event volunteers. Requests for childcare must be made in advance through the Office of Undergraduate Research by Thursday, February 20, 2020.

January 30, 2020:  Deadline for online application submission.
January 30, 2020: Deadline for online faculty approval.
February 11, 2020: Notification to students and faculty mentors of abstract acceptance to present at conference.
February 16, 2020: Student presenter registration for accepted abstracts.
February 20, 2020: Childcare requests for student presenters and event volunteers.
February 28, 2020: Final conference program available online.
March 7, 2020:  Date of the CPP Student RSCA Conference at the University Library and Bronco Student Center.  Students must participate and present an oral or performance presentation if they wish to be considered for the CSU System-Wide Competition.
April 24-25, 2020:  Dates of the CSU System-Wide Student Research Competition, to be held this year at CSU East Bay. 

The campus community, alumni, family, and friends are all invited to participate and attend.  We hope to see many of you on March 7th!


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


Visit the Career Center Site for Employment Information