Internships & Career Opportunities
The best resource for you to find internship opportunities is to use Career Services events and workshops and their Aztec Career Connection portal. When departments send us internship or job opportunities we will post them here on the internship page, under your department.
Please see below for various opportunities, please refer to the hosting offices’ website for details.
2 Day Career & Internship Fair
Feb 12 & 13 | 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
*Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Floor 2
Connect with employers for job and internship opportunities. Open to current SDSU students and alumni. Also take a look at the events leading up to the fair, to help you prepare for the day. For more information visit: career.sdsu.edu
Now accepting applications for: DOE Scholars Program
The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.
Why should I apply?
Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:
- Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
- Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
- Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
- Identification of career goals and opportunities
- Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts
- Be a U.S. citizenship
- Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.
- Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission.
How to Apply
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2020
January 3, 2020, 4:00 PM EST
For more information: Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars
Please share this information with friends and colleagues who might be interested in opportunities with DOE.
DOE has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.
Civic Digital Fellowship Application – Open Now
The Civic Digital Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind internship program for innovative students to solve pressing problems in federal agencies.
Civic Digital Fellows are mission-driven software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers who spend their summers innovating at the intersection of technology and public service. Fellowship host agencies have included the Census Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, General Services Administration, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Examples of previous Fellows’ work can be found on GitHub.
The 2020 Fellowship will run from June 1 to August 7, 2020. More information and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on our website.
The Fellowship is fully funded and all Civic Digital Fellows receive a package that includes:
A competitive stipend. We’re one of the only government internships that offers students a competitive living stipend ($4,000+) for their work.
Furnished housing. Live with other Fellows and form lifelong friendships over the course of the summer.
Travel to-and-from Washington, D.C. Whether you’re flying, taking the train, or driving, all domestic travel will be fully covered to and from D.C.
Outside of work, Civic Digital Fellows also have no shortage of professional and personal growth opportunities, including:
Professional programming. Past events have included a career chat with members of the U.S. Digital Service, a behind-the-scenes tour of Mapbox, a meetup in Congress with TechCongress Fellows, and networking happy hours.
One-on-one mentorship. You’ll be paired with a technology professional with similar interests, and they’ll be a resource to help you navigate your career journey and explore the fields of social impact and civic tech.
Cohort community of social impact technologists. Meet like-minded peers from across the country and bond over movie nights, monument walks, BBQs, bike rides, and more.
In the past, strong applicants have demonstrated previous involvement in the “tech for good” space, whether they were leaders of a campus club, volunteers in their local communities, or contributors to open source projects. If you don’t have this experience, however, do not let it stop you from applying.
Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project – Intern Position
Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project is currently recruiting for our Visitor Services and Urban Outreach Intern position with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in San Diego, CA.We offer enriching internship experiences for Latinx students and recent graduates who are passionate about public land conservation and natural resources. To better raise the visibility of this program, we’d like to ask for your help in sharing these opportunities with Latinx young professionals who may be interested in getting work experience with federal agencies such as U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services.The application deadline for this position is Sunday, January 5, 2020. Applications can be submitted through our virtual platform: My Access to a Network of Opportunities (MANO) Project.
For more information, please read and share the attached flyer and/or our website link. Interested candidates may email Marlene Manzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Program
The Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Program is a very prestigious scholarship that will benefit recipients beyond their award year. The California Pre-Doctoral scholarship program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students in the CSU who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages.
In 2020-2021, the California Pre-Doctoral Program will award funds to approximately 75 juniors, seniors and graduate students in the CSU. These funds are designed to enable current students to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs in their chosen field of study. Awards are based on competitive review of student applications and given to current upper-division or graduate students who, in the judgment of the review panel, demonstrate academic excellence while having experienced economic or educational disadvantage, and who are committed to a career in teaching and research at the university level. The program places a special emphasis on increasing the number of CSU students who enter doctoral programs at one of the University of California (UC) institutions.
Students who are chosen for this prestigious award are designated Sally Casanova Scholars as a tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, for whom the Pre-Doctoral scholarship is named. As a Sally Casanova Scholar, students will have unique opportunities to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs. Students will have the benefit of direct one-on-one guidance afforded from faculty members from within the CSU, and the opportunity to work with faculty from doctoral-granting institutions. In addition the program provides:
1. Travel Funds for the student to visit U.S. doctoral-granting institutions and/or to attend professional meetings appropriate to the student’s development.
2. Development Funds for other related activities, such as student membership in professional organizations, subscriptions to academic journals, graduate school applications and test fees, GRE preparation, and the cost of minor research materials, for example.
3. A Summer Research Experience opportunity at a University of California campus or other U.S. major research university, fully funded by the Pre-Doctoral Program, so that the scholar can participate in doctoral-level research prior to enrolling in a Ph.D. program.
Applicants to the California Pre-Doctoral Program must be upper-division or master’s degree students who are enrolled at a CSU institution as of Spring 2020 and who will also be enrolled at a CSU campus for at least one semester of the academic year 2020-2021.
All applicants must be either U.S. citizens, permanent residents, AB 540 or undocumented students at the time of application. Current or previous Pre-Doctoral Scholars are not eligible to re-apply. Each applicant must have a faculty sponsor from the student’s home campus who will be available for the duration of the plan specified in the application. The program is designed for students interested in obtaining research doctorates. Students interested in obtaining professional masters or doctoral degrees (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or an MBA degree, for example) are not eligible.
We have created three workshops that will provide information on the scholarship, requirements, application process, and deadlines.
SDSU Workshop dates:
November 22, 2019 at 9:30AM Location: Graduate and Research Affairs (SSE – 1410)
January 9, 2020 at 11:30AM Location: Enrollment Services Conference Room (SSW – 2532)
January 17, 2020 at 1:30PM Location: Enrollment Services Conference Room (SSW – 2532)
Please access this link to register for the workshop:
For more information about the program please access this link:
2019 Congressional Internship Application Deadlines:
• Spring 2020 – Deadline October 21, 2019
• Summer 2020 – Deadline December 1, 2019
• Fall 2020 – Deadline February 15, 2020
During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service.
Gain Legislative Experience in Washington, D.C.
CHCI Congressional Interns learn firsthand how the legislative system works, spending four days each week working on Capitol Hill. Usually, interns are placed with a member of congress who serves a district in their home state performing meaningful work:
- responding to constituent inquiries
- writing policy briefs
- conducting legislative research on issues such as education, health, foreign affairs, defense, science & technology, and many more
- attending congressional hearings and policy briefings
For more information visit: https://chci.org/programs/congressional-internship-program/
2020 Lyft Economist Internship is open to a 3rd-year a student pursuing BA/BS/MS in economics, math, statistics, and another field.
Award Amount: paid
Internship Type: Fulltime
Applicants can get more information through the given link: Lyft Economist Internship
Link to San Diego: Data Science Trek
The San Diego EDC invites students to join them on November 15, 2019 for Link to San Diego: Data Science Trek – a full day of company visits for San Diego students curious about careers in Data Science. During each visit, students will learn how companies are using data to advance their respective missions, and hear from data science professionals and HR representatives about career opportunities in data science. Transportation is provided, with pick up points at Balboa Park and in the UTC/La Jolla area.
San Diego EDC welcomes any students who are interested in, or currently pursuing, a career in data science. Students from both community colleges and universities are invited to apply. After you register, EDC will follow up asking that you submit a resume and short description of your interest in data science.
For details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
Applications for Summer 2020 are now open! Review the link below and Apply by November 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard time.
Applicants must be graduating with their first bachelor’s degree between December 2020 and August 2021. Open to all majors!
The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program is a rigorous academic graduate level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.
For more information and to apply visit: https://ppiaprogram.org/undergrad-jsi/
The 2020 NREIP Summer Internship application period remains open until 1 November, 2019 at 6:00 pm EST
NIWC Pacific works with two summer internship programs designed for exceptional high school students and collegiate students who have an interest in a future career in the science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) fields.
These internship programs provide an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.
The goals of these programs are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.
The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is for collegiate candidates:
Lab specific eligibility criteria can be found here: https://nreip.asee.org/labs
Additional NIWC PAC lab specific information:
1) NREIP Program dates are 1 Jun – 7 Aug or 15 Jun – 21 Aug, 2020.
Online application link: https://nreip.asee.org/apply
For additional questions please contact the geographical NIWC PAC lab coordinator:
San Diego – Trinita Coore, email@example.com , or (619)767-4156
Philadelphia – Maurice Civers-Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 214-8056
Hawaii – Henry Au, email@example.com or 808-474-4179
UCLA Health Administrative Fellowship
If you’re interested in getting your career off to an incredible start while making a real difference in the world, consider all you can achieve through the UCLA Health Administrative Fellowship program.
We’re accepting applications for this exciting program right now. As part of the program, you’ll be able to make a significant contribution to the success of UCLA Health, a world-renowned academic medical center and health system with four award-winning hospitals and more than 180 ambulatory care practices throughout metro Los Angeles. We’ve also been recognized as one of the top six hospitals in the country (#1 in California) by U.S. News & World Report.
Under my personal direction, this one-year Administrative Fellowship enables graduates of health administration, business administration, or related Master’s level programs to gain in-depth experience in the operations of an academic medical center and health system.
To be considered for this exceptional opportunity, I invite you to apply no later than September 29, 2019. Simply visit www.UCLAHealthCareers.org, reference Job Number 2541 and include the following (in electronic form):
- Statement of purpose
- Statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Current non-official transcripts
- At least two letters of recommendation
Letters of reference that must be submitted separately may be emailed to AdminFellowship@mednet.ucla.edu.
I’ve also enclosed a flyer for two upcoming Zoom information sessions to be held on September 9th and 17th. Join us for an overview of UCLA Health, the Fellowship program, and a discussion with past and current fellows. Please feel free to share this with any students you know who may be interested in this exciting program.
To learn more, visit: https://hshr.mednet.ucla.edu/s/fellowship/fellowship_opportunities.html You may also contact us at (310) 794-1597.
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Your department advisor or department may know of other opportunities available. As well as may post those opportunities on your department’s Blackboard homeroom.