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


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: 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


Looking to make a difference? Interested in conducting undergraduate research? The Health Careers Opportunity Program Virtual Summer Scholar Program with the Pre-College Institute/ Pathways Office provides financial and academic support for low-income, first-generation, culturally diverse college students as they prepare for post-secondary education in health-related fields. For more information visit our website at DEADLINE: May 4


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 speak to a front desk representative. 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. For more information, contact Michelle Altemus at or visit:


The mission of the Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research is to provide support for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral sciences, engineering and to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level. The MARC program provides funding for year-round research experiences here and summer research experiences at other institutions, opportunities to present your research at local and national conferences. Most importantly, the MARC program assists in your development, as you become a competitive Ph.D. applicant. For more information contact Thelma Chavez via e-mail at or visit our web page at
DEADLINE: April 15


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


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, Ph.D.), 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: March 5th, 2021


The Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies.  SDSU is a founding campus member led by  The City College of The City University of New York (CCNY) in partnership with Hampton University (HU)University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (UPRM) and the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP).  The mission of the CESSRST is to educate, train and graduate a new, diverse, competent generation of students skilled in STEM including in areas of interest to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) including in mission-aligned STEM, social science, and “Big Data” disciplines through participation in state-of-the-art research. CESSRST supports NOAA’s mission “to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet nation’s economic, social, and environmental needs”.  A key objective of CESSRST research projects is to inspire students to engage in interdisciplinary research that supports NOAA’s role in environmental science, service and stewardship.  Funding is provided for undergraduate, MS, and Ph.D. students working in Ecosystem Science, social science, and big data in Ecology, Mathematics, and Geography.  For more information contact Dr. Walter Oechel by e-mail at or visit and