STEM Research and Internships

Research and Internship Opportunities

Looking for research or work experience? Consider an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates), an internship, or other work-based experience. Below are some suggestions to get you started. Want to explore more opportunities? Contact Melissa English at melissa.english@rrcc.edu

Bridge Opportunities for Transfer Student Success (BOTS), Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Students who have been accepted to Mines can spend the transitional summer months between community college and Mines performing authentic, cutting-edge research through Bridge Opportunities for Transfer Student Success (BOTS). As a cross-cutting program, BOTS includes science and engineering researchers from across the Mines campus. A small fraction of these topics include water resources, energy, nanotechnology, biophysics, and robotics.  Students without prior research experience are especially encouraged to apply.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NREL, GOLDEN, CO
DOE Community College internships are available through the DOE at one of their 15 laboratories, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. Students who are interested in entering technical careers relevant to the DOE mission should apply for a 10 week Summer internship or a 16 week Fall/Spring internship.

Geoscience research experiences for community college students: Geo-Launchpad in Boulder, CO
Geo-Launchpad helps students develop research-ready skills, and provides support in creating a career path in science, engineering, or technology. Interns spend eight weeks at UNAVCO in Boulder, Colorado, working on a collaborative project under the guidance of an UNAVCO project manager, culminating in a poster presentation. A Faculty Mentor from their home institution provides guidance and support before, during, and after the program.

Research Experience for Community College Students (RECCS), University of Colorado - Boulder, Boulder, CO
RECCS is a summer research internship program for Colorado community college students. The goal of RECCS is to give community college students an authentic research experience that allows them to explore environmental or geosciences and gain the confidence to transition to a four-year program in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and, Math) fields.

Solar and Space Physics, University of Colorado - Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO
A 10-week program to work on a research project with a mentor.  The topic areas span the field of solar and space physics, from instrument hardware to data analysis to modeling of the Sun, the Sun-Earth system, the near-Earth environment, or the heliosphere.Students will come to Boulder, Colorado for 10 weeks to work on a research project with a mentor.  The topic areas span the field of solar and space physics, from instrument hardware to data analysis to modeling of the Sun, the Sun-Earth system, the near-Earth environment, or the heliosphere

Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL), University Cooperation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
This EOL Technical Internship program provides a unique experience to prepare science-focused students at two-year colleges for their future careers. Interns are hired for a paid internship to work hands on with technical and scientific support mentors. The internship lasts 20 hours per week for 12 weeks. 

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS)
NCAS is an online community college internship program available to community college students. Chosen applicants will participate in a 5-week online course where they will put together various projects. The top students from the online course will get a chance to participate in a 4-day camp at a NASA location.

Looking for other STEM internships? Contact Melissa English at melissa.english@rrcc.edu