STEM Internships

Learn through doing. Get a STEM Internship!

Check out these internship resources:

scitech STEM internship

SciTechMN helps connect students interested in STEM careers with Minnesota companies that have paid internships.
Students can register to view all available internship opportunity details at
STUDENTS – Get paid, hands on work in your field.

NASA Internships

The basic website:
Check out NASA’s Intern and Pathways Intern programs.

Intern: NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) paid internships allow high school and college-level students to contribute to agency projects under the guidance of a NASA mentor.

  • Applicants for this internship must be U.S. Citizens and meet a minimum 3.0 GPA requirement.
  • These paid internships are offered across NASA facilities in fall, spring, and summer sessions.
  • One application is viewed agencywide.
  • OSTEM interns may receive a stipend based on academic level and session length.
  • Prior experience is not required.
  • Applicants must be a full-time student (high school through graduate-level) or a part-time college-level student enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours.
  • Opportunities are available at the high school, undergraduate, graduate, and educator levels.
  • NASA also sponsors interns at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California. To learn more or apply, click here.

Pathways Intern: The Pathways program offers current students and recent graduates paid internships that are direct pipelines to full-time employment at NASA upon graduation. Launch your career with a Pathways internship.

  • NASA’s work-study (co-op) program is a starting point to a career at NASA.
  • Pathways interns gain valuable work experience and professional development.
  • Paid federal civil servant opportunities with benefits are offered across most NASA facilities.
  • Completion of the Pathways program may lead to a NASA job offer.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Be a U.S. citizen.
    • Be at least 16 years of age.
    • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis in an accredited educational institution and maintain enrollment at least half time as defined by the institution.
    • Be pursuing a degree or certificate.
    • Currently have and maintain a cumulative 2.9 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
    • Be able to complete at least 640 hours of work prior to completing degree/certificate requirements.
    • Meet any other requirements described in the announcement, such as specific educational requirements.

Here are some great tips on the Pathways Internship

National Security Agency Internships
Internships, scholarships and co-op programs are available in multiple STEM career areas including:

  • Mathematics: Cryptanalysis, Signal Analysis, Operations Research
  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer science, engineering and information systems
  • Intelligence analysis

Minnesota Academy of Science has a list of STEM Internships and Programs for high school students, some that are specific to Minnesota.

Pathways To Science maintains a STEM internship database.
This includes STREAMS careers – Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics