Mentor applications for SIP 2020 are still open! Please click here to apply.

There are no more upcoming 2020 SIP information sessions or application information sessions. Please click the links below to view the recordings of previous sessions.

Recordings of previous information sessions:
February 5, 2020 Program Information Session
February 26, 2020 Program Information Session
March 11, 2020 Application Information Session
March 18, 2020 Application Information Session

The SIP 2020 intern application portal is now closed. Because of the COVID-19 situation, the application deadline was extended by 5 days to Wednesday, March 25 at 5 PM PDT.

The Science Internship Program team is committed to the health and safety of our students, mentors, faculty, and staff. We are actively monitoring developments related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The well-being of all those affiliated with our program is our highest priority. We are checking for updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency, and following UC Santa Cruz campus protocol. While we do not anticipate the need to make any changes to the summer program at this time, we are monitoring the situation and creating contingency plans should they be needed. We will continue to keep students and families up to date as the situation unfolds, including information about program changes and refunds for fees and deposits. Please see the Application Process web page for specific details about dates and fees, and check back here for program updates.

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SIP needs your support in order to provide need-based scholarships to its interns. Please make a donation on or before UCSC Giving Day: Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Click the blue button for more information. Thank you!

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2020 research projects are being posted as they are approved over the course of the first few months of 2020. We anticipate that most of the following subject areas will be part of SIP 2020: ANT, AST, BME, CHE, CPM, CSE, ECO, EEB, ELE, ENV, EPS, MCD, MET, PHY, and PSY.

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

SIP was definitely one of my most rewarding academic experiences thus far. It is from SIP that I gained my love for science and my respect of the research process.
Michelle Deng, Student
Not only was I able to really dive into the exciting world of research with my very own project, but also I was able to join a community of other student researchers, working together and helping each other to make advancements and new findings.
Andrew Luo, Student
SIP is a great program that provides lifelong benefits to high school students. The mentors not only guide the students in their scientific research, but also serve as role models for the students.
Ningyue Zhao, Parent