We at STEMchats are elated to be onboarding new team members to join us in advancing our mission of shattering barriers in the STEM fields for underrepresented students! For the first time, we will be expanding our team through our STEMchats Internship program. To access the application, you must have a Google Account (Gmail & G-Drive) since our application is on Google Form. The application for our Internship Program will close on June 26, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST. As our Internship program is uniquely designed, please make sure to read the following information thoroughly.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Before you apply, please learn more about the responsibilities of each team in STEMchats here. Additionally, you can also learn more our workplace culture & benefits here as well as the list of the application questions that will be asked here so you can prepare your responses.
As a STEMchats Intern, you will be onboarded onto one team (either Programming or Business-Development) that you applied to be a part of, contributing 5-10 hours of work per week. Your role will consist of attending meeting calls, being assigned tasks to advance team goals, receiving mentorship from Program Leads, working alongside Program Coordinators, and receiving training from the Leadership Team. If selected as a STEMchats Intern, we expect you to be dedicated and committed to your role, showcasing your work ethic and advancing our team culture.
It is critical for you to understand that our Internship program is designed to efficiently and comfortably integrate you into our team; the end goal is for you to become a permanent team member! Our Intern program is not meant to just be a summer commitment, it is instead a stepping stone to becoming a permanent team member. The 2020 STEMchats Internship is set to begin July 20th and end August 31st. If extended an invitation to become a permanent team member, and you are able to keep up your commitment, we expect you to accept.
As STEMchats is an entirely student-run STEM equity nonprofit, only students who will still be in high school or college during the 2020-2021 academic school year are eligible to apply. Furthermore, as our team is also made up mostly of underrepresented students in STEM, we are primarily looking for students from first-generation, low-income backgrounds and/or minorities including women, people of color (POC), LGBTQ+, students with disabilities, and students attending rural and/or underfunded high schools; however, we welcome different perspectives and all students regardless of background are encouraged to apply! International students (those residing outside of the United States) should apply, being aware that all STEMchats team meeting times are scheduled to accommodate US time zones. Ultimately, we hope to evaluate applications in which passion and values aligning with our mission shine through.
On the application, you have the choice of ranking up to three teams you would like to be a part of at STEMchats; feel free to rank all Programming or Business-Development teams, or both! We recommend you rank three teams, but keep in mind that you must answer all of the additional team specific questions; not answering all respective questions will negatively affect your application. Please also keep in mind that our application is a Google Form and a Gmail account is necessary to view it as well as upload any relevant or required additional materials. A Gmail account will be required upon joining our team!
For the United Engineers program, we are currently ONLY accepting applications from high school and college students living (or can quickly commute to) New York, NY / Philadelphia, PA / Boston, MA. As United Engineers is a workshop program, planning is done remotely but it is implemented largely in-person, requiring team members to reside in the aforementioned locations.
For the STEMchats Institute program, we are currently ONLY accepting applications from high school and college students living (or can quickly commute to) Chicago, IL / Bay Area, CA (San Francisco or Palo Alto) / Claremont, CA. As STEMchats Institute is also a workshop program, planning is done remotely but it is implemented largely in-person, requiring team members to reside in the aforementioned locations.
→ Application will open from May 22nd, 2020 to June 26th, 2020, at 11:59 PM PST.
→ First Round application decisions will be released July 3rd, 2020.
→ Mandatory interviews for selected finalists will take place from July 5th to July 11th, 2020.
→ Final decisions for STEMchats Interns will be released on July 13th, 2020.
→ Selected interns need to respond with a final decision by July 15th, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST.