Interested in pursuing a career in stem cell research while earning $2,500/month? Through the Bridges to Stem Cell Research Internship Program you will develop expertise in laboratory techniques needed to work in the field of regenerative medicine. You will be able to carry out your own research at places like Scripps or Salk or ThermoFisher. The program includes a stem cell laboratory techniques course, a full-time internship and several opportunities to present your research. Interns will also participate in community outreach and patient engagement activities. The program is open to junior and senior undergraduates and first year MS students pursing a degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology or other related natural sciences. For more information visit:
DEADLINE: December 10, 2019


Would you like to review your math, prepare for calculus and get paid for it? Are you interested in getting involved in STEM research? Then the California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program at SDSU is for you. The goal is to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines, and encourage more students to pursue graduate degrees in STEM fields. The program includes academic advising, 5-week summer math program, seminars/workshops, scholarships, book loans, GRE prep, travel awards and research participation stipends. For more info contact Thelma Chavez at
DEADLINE: June 15, 2019 (Summer) & Rolling (Academic Year)


The Graduate Access Program provides its students with general assistance in planning for graduate work leading to advanced degrees in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science. Each fall semester, the program offers a course, Biology 247, to provide support and assistance to students preparing applications to graduate school. For more information, contact Maureen Gibbins at 619-200-4940 or at


The Health Professions Advising Office is a resource for students in any major planning a career in the health professions, including dentistry, medicine (M.D., D.O., and D.P.M.), optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and veterinary medicine. Professional staff and peer mentors support a community of pre-health professions students as they explore different health professions, plan and complete required course work, gain clinical experience, provide service and leadership on campus and in the community, and prepare for admissions tests and the 15-month application process. HPAO also works closely with many pre-health student organizations. To open an HPAO file, come to GMCS 323 or call 619-594-3030 to sign up for a one-time health professions information session. Be sure to check our web page at


The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program is a year-round mentoring program to prepare upper division undergraduates for direct entry into biomedical science Ph.D. programs. Scholars earn annual salaries to conduct SDSU faculty mentored research, travel funds to present scientific findings, and lab funds to advance their independent research. Scholars also benefit from faculty/staff/peer mentoring, as well as participate in year-round activities to improve their communication skills, expand their scientific network, prepare graduate applications, and increase their overall competitiveness for Ph.D. program acceptance. Contact: Brittnie Bloom at 619-594-3744,,


The SDSU Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement program provides academic support, “out of classroom” experiences and industry and alumni engagement, which help students succeed academically and develop professionally to achieve career goals. MESA students engage in “high impact” experiences, such as undergraduate research, first year seminar, learning communities and leadership development. The goal of the program is to enhance student engagement and graduate diverse students in the STEM fields. MESA is a postsecondary component of MESA California. For more information visit
DEADLINE: Mid-June, 2019

NOYCE Scholars and Interns (MATHEMATICS)

The SDSU Mathematics Noyce Scholars and Interns Program focuses on recruitment of highly qualified and diverse mathematics majors into mathematics teaching. We offer the opportunity for undergraduate mathematics majors to work as tutors in middle school or high school. You might also have the opportunity to tutor college students or lead activities in Precalculus. Math Scholars get support, $12,500 scholarships*, for their credential year and will be part of a supportive community as new teachers. Contact Dr. Susan Nickerson at See (*Scholars agree to teach for two years.)
DEADLINE: March 29, 2019

NOYCE Scholars and Interns (SCIENCES)

Supporting Science Teaching: the SDSU Noyce Scholars and Interns Program is a project designed to recruit a select group of high-achieving and diverse science majors into science teaching. Through this project, we support undergraduate science majors to become tutors in middle and high school or camp counselors at a summer science camp. We support Science Scholars with $10,000 scholarships* in their credential year and as new teachers in order to meet a program objective of transforming K-12 students’ learning of science. All applicants for the scholarship are reimbursed up to $500 in testing fees for the credential program. Contact Dr. Lisa Lamb at, or see (*Scholars agree to teach for two years).
DEADLINE: March 15, 2019


The Partnership Scholars Program is part of the SDSU/UCSD Comprehensive Cancer Partnership, which is funded by the NIH/National Cancer Institute. Our mission is to develop underrepresented research scientists and health professionals devoted to solving cancer health disparities. PSP offers a paid full-time 10-week summer internship with the possibility of a yearlong mentoring program. In summer, participants conduct laboratory, behavioral or public health cancer research with SDSU and/or UCSD faculty members and attend workshops at UCSD covering cancer biology, health disparities, ethics and professional development. The program is open to SDSU and UCSD students who have at least two years of college coursework, are majors in biology, biochemistry, public health, nursing, sociology, psychology or a similar area, and are planning on attending a graduate program in biomedical research science (MS, PhD), professional health (e.g., MD, DO, MSN, RN), public health (MPH), or behavioral health after graduation. For more information contact Mercedes Quintana-Serrano at or visit the website:
DEADLINE: February 22, 2019