Applications now open for STEM High School Summer Internship through UOG
High school sophomores and juniors seeking a paid science experience this summer can partake in a month-long internship alongside University of Guam faculty and student researchers.
The 2022 STEM High School Summer Internship program, happening June 1 to June 30, is open for applications until Sunday, April 24. Selected applicants will receive a $1,000 stipend for their participation.
During the program, students will perform research in different science fields, including botany, ecology, marine biology, and sustainability, among other environmental sciences.
Applications can be completed at https://tinyurl.com/SEAShighschool.
John F. Kennedy High School student Tanya Martinez participated in the program in 2021 and found that STEM fields were not as intimidating as she thought.
“Before the program, I mainly concluded that STEM careers are extremely difficult and meant for intellectual geniuses that have had an affinity to the field and parents that are engineers or scientists,” Martinez said. “Through the month, however, I realized that I felt confident among my other peers and mentors within my observations and that pursuing a STEM career is something that is completely possible for me.”
Overseen by the Center for Island Sustainability and the Sea Grant program at the University of Guam and in partnership with the UOG School of Education, this program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation through UOG’s Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) Supporting Emerging Aquatic Scientists (SEAS) Islands Alliance Guam hub.
Pacific Islanders, women, LGBTQIA+, and other groups considered underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines are encouraged to apply.
For more information, email NSFINCLUDES@triton.uog.edu.