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Attention community college students! Spend your summer working alongside brilliant minds in engineering at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, including UC Irvine, USC, Caltech, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and Blue Origin*.


Applications now open


Liquid Propulsion Lab Summer Research Program

Are you interested in the future rocket propulsion and space travel? In this program, qualified students work under the guidance of PhD candidates to conduct research in the state-of-the-art Liquid Propulsion Lab at the Viterbi School of Engineering and Astronautical Engineering department at the University of Southern California.

Click here to read Philip Chan’s perspective on last year’s program 


Autonomous Systems Engineering Academy Program

Do you want to learn how to design, build and fly a drone? Through this program, students learn the fundamentals aerospace design, computer-aided design, 3D printing, basic electronics and fabrication techniques. By working in teams, under the guidance of graduate and undergraduate engineering and computer science students at the University of California, Irvine, students also gain experience with business plans, rapid-prototyping, and collaborative problem solving.

Base11 Fellow Will O’Connell shares his experience in Engineering is the Right Choice for me

Control car of the blimp on display in the museum

National Air and Space Museum Preservation and Restoration Internship Program

Do you love aviation? Do you enjoy working with your hands? The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holds over 60,000 artifacts and more than 20,000 cubic feet of archival materials. Over the summer, students gain exposure to experts in the field as they work on preserving, restoring, cleaning and caring for historic artifacts and engines.

Hear from Wei Oo, Skyline student who spent her summer in Virginia – Start your engines: Summer Engineering Experience gets students hand’s on the machines

National Air and Space Museum Center for Earth and Planetary Studies Internship

Do you dream of exploring new frontiers in space? Through the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum’s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies Internship, students will help map the ridge morphology of Jupiter’s moon Europa in preparation for the Europa Clipper mission.

Aerospace Mentorship Program

Do you dream of launching to space? Through the Caltech Aerospace Mentorship Program, students will experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity as part of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech (GALCIT).

Blue Origin Summer Internship Opportunity

Do you have a passion for human spaceflight systems?  At Blue Origin, interns work directly under the mentorship of staff engineers to design, develop and construct human spaceflight systems. Each intern works on a real-world project in fields of mechanical design, fluids, aerodynamics, rocket propulsion, flight controls, electronics, avionics, enterprise software, flight software, human safety, structures, or systems engineering. Interns gain real-life experience that allows them to apply classroom learning to real aerospace challenges.

* This opportunity is geared toward engineering students at a four-year university and who are participating in the Base 11 Space Challenge. 

Visit our blog today for more info about STEM internship and fellowship opportunities or click below to meet all of our students!