Paid Summer Internships for Aspiring Science and Mathematics Teachers

Overview: Applications are now available for students interested in applying to the 2011 Science Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program. This program is run by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on behalf of the California State University system in partnership with the US Department of Energy,
NSF, and NASA. This program places pre-service and early career science and math teachers in paid summer research internships at national laboratory facilities in California.


This unique opportunity is specifically for students who are committed
to teaching science or mathematics and meet one or more of the
following affiliation requirements:

• CSU student (Undergraduate, Credential or Masters level)
• STAR Alumnus
• Noyce Scholar at any California institution

The central goal of the STAR program is to provide aspiring and early
career science and mathematics teachers with the opportunity to engage
in paid summer internships involving laboratory research. The research
experience is integrated with weekly science teaching and education
workshops to build and enhance teaching skills, career achievement and
community building among STAR fellows, researchers, and faculty. STAR
Fellows share their research with their colleagues at a closing
conference involving all STAR participants.

What will I do?
STAR interns will spend 9 weeks participating on research teams at a
federal laboratory or research center in California. STAR interns will
be paid a $4,500 stipend for the 9-week program commitment. Housing
costs, if needed, and some travel may also be supported.

Over the past four summers, STAR has successfully arranged 141
placements for CSU students at 12 laboratory sites. This summer, the
program will include the following sites:

* Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
* Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
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Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
* NASA Ames Research Center (ARC)
* NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)/Edwards Air Force Base
* NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
* Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC)
* SETI Institute
* SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
* UC Davis Center for Biophotonics

Important Dates:

· Applications Available Now
· STAR Information Sessions/Open Houses: January 10th (ARC), 14th
(LLNL), 21st (JPL)—See Attached Flyer
· STAR Application Due Date (for all lab sites): Monday, January 31, 2011
· Summer Program Dates: Monday, June 13 – Friday, August 12, 2011

For details and application materials, please visit the STAR Program website:

We look forward to receiving your application!

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