Application Procedure: UCSC Science Internship Program (SIP) 2012



What to submit:

To apply, please submit the following materials in electronic format:

Current school transcript

Brief (no longer than 1 page) recommendations from two science/math teachers

Brief (1 paragraph) statement of interest about the research project.

[What aspect of the project interests you and why? You may submit statements of interest for up to three open projects from this list. Feel free to browse the project mentor's research web pages and other related links, but please do NOT contact the mentors directly at this stage.]

Brief resume (optional)


When to submit:

Applications received by Friday, March 30, 2012 are guaranteed to receive full consideration. Open projects marked by ### were posted in late March or early April so applications for these are due on Friday April 13, 2012.


Who to submit to:

Harker School students should email their application materials to Ms Anita Chetty in the Science Department

Castilleja School students should email their application materials to Ms Stacey Kertsman in the ACE center

The rest of the students should email their application materials to SIP program administrator Ms Joanne Yamaguma (joanne at ucsc dot edu).


Evaluation criteria:

Students will be selected based upon their level of interest in the subject, motivation to learn new concepts, and capacity for analytical thinking. Many of the projects are computational in nature; in these cases, it is desirable that the student have some programming experience. Preference may be given to rising seniors who are willing to commit to working full-time for a period of at least 8 weeks, and ideally longer, starting in early June.


Questions?

Please contact SIP program administrator Ms Joanne Yamaguma (joanne at ucsc dot edu) or SIP program director Raja GuhaThakurta (raja at ucolick dot org) if you have any questions. Please do NOT contact the mentors directly during the application process, unless you are specifically asked to provide additional information to them.