STEMLink Project Workforce Readiness
The STEMLink Project aims to increase the participation of Hispanic/Latinx students and students who are economically disadvantaged in activities that support their STEM career such as internships, professional networking, conferences, and workshops.
What is an internship? An internship is a learning experience offered by a company for someone to gain insight into a particular field. Internships can be paid or unpaid, short-term or long-term and with small or large companies. More recently, companies have shifted to offering either in-person, remote, or a hybrid models.
What are the benefits of internships? Internships are a great way to meet people and expand your network while you gain experience and insight into a field you are interested in. Internships give you valuable insight to make an informed decision about a major or career.
Where can you find internships? Internship opportunities are posted in various places online including directly on the company's website or on a search engine tool such as:
- Chegg Internships Site (www.internships.com)
- USAJOBS.GOV (federal agencies)
- CalOpps (local municiplalities)
Interested in applying for an internship? If you need support in finding or applying for an internship, please connect with your counselor OR contact Jorge Murillo, STEMLink Project Workforce Readiness Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Resources and Opportunities
Undergraduate STEM Research is a great way to expand your network and gain insight into the STEM field. Research takes place during the summer and is paid. Check out past project here. Interested in Summer Research? Contact Raiida Thompson at Raiida.Thompson@missioncollege.edu.