SIP Affirms Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

SIP believes that education is a transformational opportunity and we are committed to creating equity in STEM. In light of the murder of six Asian American women in Georgia on March 16, 2021 and the long history of physical and verbal attacks on Asian Americans throughout our country and in our own region, SIP reaffirms its commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. SIP stands wIth all people, regardless of their race, religion, social class, immigration status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, lifestyle, or background. This is a time for our community and for America to join together in the difficult task of making justice a reality for all.

Mentor Information

The mentor application for SIP 2021 is now live! Click below to apply now.


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 were held online in January and February. You can review a recording of one below:

January 8, 2021 – 3 PM PST (recording)

All mentor information sessions have passed, but we are still accepting applications for SIP 2021 mentors on a rolling basis!  If you have questions or need more information, please contact

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 (recording)
February 3, 2021 – 9 AM PST (recording)
February 10, 2021 – 6 PM PST (recording)
February 17, 2021 – 11 AM PST (recording)

Application Workshops:
February 24, 2021 – 3 PM PST (recording)
March 3, 2021 – 6 PM PST (recording)

Check back here for login information the day of the session!

COVID-19 Situation

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.

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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