USD Engineering receives announcements of scholarship opportunities and internships from a large number of outside organizations. To help our students, we pass this information on as we receive it on this web page. We have no affiliation with the parties represented and offer no warranty. Many of these opportunities are annual and students should consult with the sponsoring organization to get additional information and new deadlines for past opportunities that seem to be a good fit.
Students interested in paid internships and jobs post-graduation are strongly encouraged to work with USD Career Services (http://www.sandiego.edu/careers/). They offer career counseling where you can receive individual feedback and assistance with careers, internships, jobs, resumes, interviews, and more. Their ToreroLink allows you to sign up for on-campus interviews with potential employers.
NASA-MUST Scholarship Application OPEN
The Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Project, or MUST, funded by the NASA, is a joint partnership between the Hispanic College Fund, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers.
MUST awards scholarships and internships to undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. The MUST Project is open to all students and is particularly focused on engaging students from underserved and underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields.
Each year, the MUST Project will support approximately 100 undergraduate students with a one-year competitive scholarship of up to one-half of tuition, not to exceed $10,000. Students who maintain the required minimum grade point average will be eligible for a paid internship at a NASA center. Additionally, students will benefit year-round from tutoring, lecture series and mentoring from STEM faculty and peers.
Internship at NASA
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) offers undergraduates across the United States mentored internship experiences at NASA Centers and research support facilities. The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program is NASA’s largest nationwide internship program.
NASA USRP is an internship program that offers NASA research and development opportunities to undergraduate students. USRP internship opportunities give students the ultimate workforce preparatory experience for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). USRP is one of most highly comprehensive internship programs for undergraduate students within the STEM majors. Students work on practical problems that will see real applications in aerospace or on future NASA missions. These immersive NASA opportunities combine scientific research with professional hands-on engineering. A USRP internship will be the first step toward a career at NASA, or within the science and engineering workforce.USRP internship opportunities are offered year round in the Fall, Summer and Spring.
The USRP experience is a NASA internship that places qualified undergraduates with outstanding NASA mentors in a challenging working environment. Students from around the country work on a NASA project developed to meet the needs and goals of the NASA Center and Mission Directorate. Through the USRP website students apply for the internship program and NASA mentors select students for available project positions. The USRP website is also a valuable resource of information in regards to NASA internships and NASA Centers and NASA research focus areas. Research NASA’s wide variety of scientific and technical research areas through the USRP website and find your career vision through a NASA USRP internship.
Information may also be available from Lorena Silvas at Lorenas@sandiego.edu or in Loma 230.