Because of the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 situation, the SIP program will be operating in 100% remote/online mode in summer 2020. The campus housing and meals options that the program usually offers to interns will not be available this summer.




SIP is a Monday–Friday summer internship program. For students who cannot or would rather not deal with daily commute logistics and are open to a more immersive college experience with other students and program participants, SIP provides optional dormitory housing and meals on the UCSC campus during all eight (8) weeks of the in-person component of the program.

Interns in summer housing reside in UCSC dormitory space (SIP contracts for summer housing with UCSC Conference Services’ summer session) and are grouped together on two dorm floors (girls and boys on separate floors), with UCSC undergraduates serving as residential assistants (RAs) also in residence on the floors. For most interns, the only available housing option is weekday-only housing (Sunday through Thursday nights; meals: Sunday dinner through Friday lunch) and they are expected to go home to their families or local guardians on weekends. Out-of-area interns may receive special permission to avail of full week housing (Sunday through Saturday nights; meals: Sunday dinner through lunch on the following Sunday). RAs provide supervision in the dormitory and for non-academic time social activities around campus on weekday evenings (and weekends for those in full week housing).

Tentative Housing Costs for 2021

The cost is $600 per week for weekday-only housing (Sunday through Thursday nights), includes 3 dining hall meals per day (Sunday dinner through Friday lunch), and covers other program costs such as supervision by undergraduate RAs, parking, campus shuttle, etc. The cost is $875 per week for full week housing (weekdays+weekend; Sunday through Saturday nights) and includes Sunday dinner through lunch on the following Sunday.


For those who wish to send a letter/package to a SIP intern who is living in the UCSC campus dorm, we will post the mailing address once it is known.