Welcome to the Foothill College STEM Internship Program!

This is a unique initiative that matches students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) fields with internships at local universities and private companies. This is the fifth year the internship program has helped students gain real world experience in laboratories to conduct cutting-edge research in various fields of science, as well as make connections with scientists and industry officials.

Summer 2016 STEM Internship

8-12 weeks of professional mentoring and hands-on experience at a Bay Area Science Research Institution or Technology Company

This multi-disciplinary program will be recruiting from the STEM sciences, with special focus on the following majors:

  • Biomedical
  • Biological sciences
  • Neurosciences
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer sciences
  • Engineering


  • Paid hands-on experience in biology, chemistry, computer science, or engineering,
  • Personal mentoring in lab skills, presentation skills, resume and professional network building.

Application Packet include:

  1. Please complete the STEM Online Application Form and attach the following documents when you complete the online application.
    1. A current resume with all work experience, formal education and training (PDF or Word).
    2. A cover letter detailing your background, qualifications, academic and career goals, and how this work experience can help you to achieve these goals (PDF or Word).
    3. Unofficial transcripts for completed courses (PDF, or scanned image).
  2. Two faculty references and their contact information (phone number and e-mail). 

Timeline of Summer 2016 STEM Internship Process

Application Deadline: February 15th, 2016
Acceptance Notification Begins: March 15th, 2016

Priority will be given to NSF/SLI Scholarship recipients, under-represented groups of students in STEM, women and students from low income families.

Internship Information:
WHEN: Starts June 27 2015, Monday – Friday. Research program durations may vary.
WHERE: Foothill College and one partner institution: San Jose State University, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz, Stanford University, and Start-ups.
SCHOLARSHIP: Up to $2,000 for the duration of the program
COLLEGE CREDIT: Must enroll in ITRN 051.02 course in the Summer 2016

For more information contact:

Dr. Oxana Pantchenko: pantchenkooxana@foothill.edu
Dr. Archana Sathaye: archana@sathaye.com
Laura Branagan: branaganlaura@foothill.edu
Bita Mazloom: mazloombita@foothill.edu

Note: Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations to complete the application process should notify Phuong Tran at (650) 949-7208 in the Internship Office at time of application.

If you have any questions, please contact Phuong Tran at tranphuong@foothill.edu or (650) 949-7208.

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Phuong Tran
Internship & Apprenticeship Program Coordinator
Phone: (650) 949-7208