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 pursuing a degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology or other related natural sciences. For more information visit: DEADLINE: March 31 


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 (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 


Interested in conducting undergraduate research? The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP’s) Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars Program 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 



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 for graduate applications, and increase their overall competitiveness for Ph.D. program acceptance. For more information, contact Michelle Altemus at or visit:

DEADLINE: Applications are accepted on a ROLLING basis until March 31, 2022


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, and 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, and 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 helps 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


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 9-week summer internship with the possibility of a yearlong mentoring program. In the 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 obtaining a graduate degree(s) in a research-based STEM research-based field (MS, Ph.D.), public health (MPH), pharmacology (PharmD), clinical social work (MSW), clinical psychology (PsyD), health professional degree (e.g., P.A., RN, MSN, DNP, M.D., D.O.) or other certificate programs related to oncology (i.e., Certified Genetic Counselor). For more information contact Mercedes Quintana-Serrano at or visit the website: