Internship Opportunities

Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Internship 

NIWC internship focuses on interdisciplinary projects in various STEM fields. Interns will receive hands-on experience as members of a research group, carrying out fundamental work in areas pertaining to NIWC Pacific.

Open to ALL qualified Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) students.

  • Internship stipend is $5,000
  • Participants must be available for the entire period of the internship from June 3 to August 1, 2024 and able to work 15 to 20 hours per week
  • Internship will be conducted in-person and/or hybrid
  • Register in PD 290 in Summer 2024

NIWC 2024 Internship Flyer


Complete the Summer 2024 Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific Internship Application and attach your current résumé, Student Education Plan (SEP) dated within one year, and all unofficial college transcripts.

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, April 2, 2024!

Selected applicants will be contacted the week of April 15, 2024 and they must be available for a 30 minute in-person interview on Thursday, April 18, 2024 between 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and/or Friday, April 19 between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants may be majoring in any of the following:

  • Astronomy
  • Biology/Biotechnology
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Computer Science (recommended completion of Math 130 & Math 230)
  • Engineering (all fields)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Other requirements:

  • Completed some college level Math and Physics (Math 250 and Physics 270 preferred)
  • Plans to transger to a four-year institution (does not need to have applied yet)
  • 3.0 or above GPA preferred
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • PD 290 Summer 2024 class

Expected Internship Opportunities for 2024

Summer Undergraduate Research Academy

Join SDSU MESA in an 8-week immersive experience in various SDSU Research Labs, kick-off/prep meetings, bi-weekly group meetings, and participate in a poster presentation!

This academy is for undergraduate students who are:

  • Interested in research; whether Industry or Graduate School is intended.
  • Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in research are encouraged to apply.
  • Completion of particular prep for major courses may be required.

NASA/California Space Grant Consortium Microcomputer & Robotics Internship

The MESA Program & UCSD/NASA Space Program invite you to join a team of Southwestern students to learn from on this project-based experience!

Projects will be centered around the use of low-cost programmable microcomputers (Arduino based) to collect, store, and transmit in-field sensor and GPS locator data, as well as drive a controller. Previous projects included onboard experiments involving near-space ballooning, launch vehicles, small satellites, remote controlled aircraft, and ground robotics. Non-aerospace projects included wearable sensor vests or helmets for sports and health monitoring, or earth science experiments. 

The UCSD/NASA Space Program will provide participants with:

  • $650 scholarship award for each participant
  • Arduino kits and supply stipends for team projects
  • Fieldtrip to a California NASA Research Center
  • NASA Webinars from CA Space Grant Affiliates
  • Faculty mentoring

Are you interested in applying your creative ideas?

Contact: MESA Program Director, Mourad Mjahed, at if interested in joining.
View Projects from Summer 2022!

*Only students who are U.S. Citizens will be able to receive these scholarship awards. Students who are non-U.S. Citizens may still participate in the projects.

For additional information visit: The California Space Grant Consortium website. 

Problem-Solve like an Expert

Problem-solve like an expert this summer! Learn to apply advanced problem-solving techniques to hands-on projects and real-world case studies. Expand your critical thinking skills and engage in challenging problem-solving exercises. No prior experience required! 
This 3-week program is open to students at San Diego City College and Southwestern College.

Participating students will receive a stipend of $2,250. Earn a certificate of completion for Problem-Solve like an Expert course at the end of the program.

Course Delivery: In-person. Transportation or housing is not provided.
Location: UC San Diego Envision Makerspace (will be shifted online if covid doesn’t allow us to be in person)
For questions please email us at