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Summer Internships for MESA Students

Students studying mathematics, engineering and science are participating in summer internships.
By Hallie Jacobs
 

Twelve San Diego State University students have the opportunity this summer to participate in an internship program focused on developing skills in science, technology, math and engineering. The NSF (National Science Foundation), the STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program) Partnership of San Diego and MESA are hosting summer internships until the end of August.

Developing new skills

The MESA Summer Team Internship program, is an opportunity for students to develop new skills, gain experience working in science and engineering firms, collaborate in a team and build relationships with potential employers.

As part of the program, students are placed in teams of two to four to collaborate on a research poster that details their work on projects in science and engineering firms or for faculty in San Diego. 

They also attend and participate in professional development workshops and webinars about how to make the most of an internship and common workplace and hi-tech etiquette.

Student participants

Only students in the college MESA programs at SDSU, San Diego City College and Southwestern College are eligible to participate.  The National Science Foundation/MESA Summer Team Internship Program is limited to 12 students at each campus, unless further funding is provided by participating companies.  The internship is a minimum of 100 hours at $12.50/hour for a total of a $1,250 stipend.