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Mentor Information

The mentor application for SIP 2021 is now live! Click here to apply. For more information about becoming a SIP mentor, visit our Mentor FAQ page .

Online information sessions open to any UCSC graduate student, post-doc, or faculty interested in learning about SIP mentorship will be held online (one hour each):

January 8, 2021 – 3 PM PST (recording)
January 26, 2021 – 3 PM PST (Zoom link)
February 10, 2021 – 4 PM PST
February 23, 2021 – 3 PM PST

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Intern Information

Interested in being a SIP intern? Tune in to our upcoming virtual information sessions and workshops (each 1 hour long):

Information Sessions:
January 20, 2021 – 7 PM PST (recording)
January 27, 2021 – 12 noon PST
February 3, 2021 – 9 AM PST
February 10, 2021 – 6 PM PST
February 17, 2021 – 11 AM PST

Application Workshops:
February 24, 2021 – 3 PM PST
March 3, 2021 – 6 PM PST
March 10, 2021 – 12 noon PST
March 17, 2021 – 9 AM PDT

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General Information

Based on our current knowledge of the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, SIP is currently planning for a fully remote program in Summer 2021.

The Science Internship Program team is committed to the health and safety of our students, mentors, faculty and staff. The well-being of those affiliated with our program is our highest priority. We continue to adhere to all state, local, and campus guidelines and will add in-person participation as protocol allows. Please keep checking the site for updates as the situation develops.

Learn how to apply on our Application Process page.

SIP’s Impact

We are happy to announce that the 2020 Presentation Day videos have now been posted to the website! The password for the page has been sent out to the 2020 SIP community.

Latest News and Events

The Science Internship Program works hard to provide opportunities for all students to participate in the program and makes an intentional effort to recruit students from historically excluded backgrounds. Creating Equity in STEM (CREST) is the new initiative we have launched to strengthen the focus on these efforts across all of the programs SIP is connected to.

Record Number of SIP Alumni Participate in “the Super Bowl of Astronomy Conferences”

In January of 2021, 34 SIP alumni (as well as 4 SIP-STAR fellows from 2020) were featured as lead authors or coauthors on a cumulative total of 16 virtual poster presentations at the 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society.


Browse research projects from previous years: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014