Pre-College Summer Internship Opportunities


The Pre-College Summer Research Internship Program is a seven to eight week program, where the students will receive supervised investigation projects. The program has research opportunities in:

  • Biology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Research positions are available at:

  • Morehead State University, Kentucky
    (Areas: Neuroscience and Biology) (University Website)
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
    (Areas: Mathematics and Biology) (University Website)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence, California
    (Area: Computer Science) (Laboratory Website)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California
    (Area: Computer Science and Engineering) (Laboratory Website)
  • NCAR-UCAR, Boulder, Colorado
    (Areas: Computer Science, Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering) (UCAR Website)
  • MIT-Haystack Observatory
    (Areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences) (Observatory Website)
  • University of Texas, El Paso
    (Area: Biology) (UTEP Website)
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    (Area: Computer Science, Mathematics, Game Design) (UNC Website)


  1. Full travel costs, including housing costs


  1. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  2. Research interest in biology, mathematics, physics, astronomy, atmospheric science, computer science and/or engineering.
  3. Must have participated in a previous Saturday Academy program and/or currently be enrolled in the Spring 2012 Saturday Academy.
  4. Student must be in 11th or 12th grade and at least 16 years of age (Students must sumbit a copy of their birth certificate).
  5. GPA ≥ 3.30 at the time of the application.
  6. On track to take or complete pre-calculus in high school
  7. Fluent in English

Application Materials

  1. Academic Résumé (Guideline)
  2. Essay (Guideline)
  3. One letter of recommendation from a math, science or computer teacher, or from the school director (Form)
  4. One letter of recommendation from the saturday academy mentor. (Form)
  5. Academic Transcript
  6. Health Insurance Certification (must include coverage for all 50 states).
  7. Copy of student's birth certificate.
  8. Copy of student's immunization records ("certificado de vacunas")

Selection Process

Selection will be based upon the candidate's: Interest in Science, Academic Grades and Recommendation Letters.

Application Process: (Application deadline is March 1st, 2013)

  1. Email all the documents (Resume, Essay, Academic Transcript, Health Insurance Certification and Letters of Recommendation) to the following email, with the subject: "Pre-College Summer Internship Documents (Your Name)"
    **Very Important: all documents must be in .pdf or .doc, all other formats will not be accepted**
  2. If by any reason you can not send the documents you can hand them personaly to either Mr. Tomas Yan Melo (CCCE Coordinator) or Ms. Wanda Rodriguez (IM Coordinator).
    (787) 766-1717 ext. 6009 or 6945


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