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East Tennessee State University Noyce Summer Internships for STEM Undergraduates

Over the summer of 2020, a number of 5-week paid summer internships will be offered for ETSU undergraduates majoring in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering/Engineering Technology, and Computer Science.   The interns will work at local science museums/centers/institutes/camps.   The interns will lead classroom activities, help with summer science camps, give scientific demonstrations, prepare and give presentations, tutor, and other such activities.  These internships will be full-time for 5 weeks.  The interns will receive a stipend of $3000 for their participation.    They will be trained and mentored by faculty at ETSU, staff members at their host institutions, and local teachers.   These internships will be valuable experience for all students majoring in these fields, including students planning on careers in teaching, students planning to go to graduate school, and students hoping to work in industry.   

In this program, we are specifically targeting students who are not already enrolled in a teacher education program at ETSU.

The host institutions for the summer of 2020 include the Hands On Discovery Center in Gray, the Renaissance Camp on the ETSU campus, the Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium in Kingsport Tennessee, the Langston Centre in Downtown Johnson City, and the ETSU Computer Coding and Technology Camps.   Interns are expected to provide their own transportation.   Interns are required to participate in an orientation program at the beginning of their internship, and are required to attend weekly lunches with their mentors.  Interns are required to be full-time ETSU undergraduate students during both spring 2020 and fall 2020 to participate in the summer 2020 Noyce intern program.

Applications forms for Summer 2020 are available here.  Note that the application form will ask for the names of two faculty who will be able to provide letters of recommendation.  Do not list as a reference any of the five ETSU faculty who comprise the Noyce team (Dr. Beverly Smith, Dr. Michele Joyner, Dr. Scott Kirkby, Dr.Mohammad Moin Uddin, or Dr. Aimee Govett); they cannot provide recommendations for this program since they will be reviewing the applications.  Please select other faculty instead as references.  After you submit your application form, the software will automatically send emails to the two faculty members you listed, asking them to fill out an on-line reference form.  

The application form will also ask you to upload an unofficial copy of your transcript in pdf form.

The application deadline is March 15, 2020.

The intern program will run from approximately June 1 to July 10th, but those dates may vary slightly depending upon the host organization.

For more information, contact Dr. Beverly Smith at or 423-439-8418.

 This program is supported by the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce program.

For more information about the ETSU Noyce program in general (including the separate scholarship program for the Masters of Arts in Teaching program), click here.

Here are some pictures of our interns from the 2019 Noyce intern program:

Trent MaddoxTrent MaddoxKyle WrightTaylor Marsh

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