Scholarship Opportunities

Second-year STEM Internship (SySTEM)

The Second-year STEM Internship program offers a unique teaching opportunity to science and mathematics majors in the second year of their coursework.

  • It enables them to gain hands-on exposure to teaching science or math in a K-12 classroom.
  • Interns will work in small groups for two quarters, guided by faculty mentors, to develop a short demonstration/activity that illustrates important principles in math or science.
  • They then run the demonstration/activity in local K-12 classrooms.

A major part of this program is that interns spend enough time throughout the two quarters to develop from their experience an idea of what it would be like to be a K-12 math or science teacher.

Benefits and Obligations of the SySTEM Internship

Each intern will:

  1. Receive up to $2,000 ($1,000 per quarter for two consecutive quarters)
  2. Collaborate with a small group to design and implement a math- or science-based demonstration to showcase in K-12 classrooms
  3. Spend at least 10 hours per quarter in K-12 math or science classrooms observing and tutoring.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  1. Minimum 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 GPA in major
  2. Must be a STEM major (majoring in mathematics or a science discipline)
  3. Must have completed the first year of core courses in major

Application Requirements

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Unofficial transcript from CSUSB

For more information, please contact

Name Department Email Phone
Jeremy Aikin Dept. of Mathematics 909-537-5375
Sarah Zayas Asst. Director of CEME 909-537-5455
David Polcyn Dept. of Biology 909-537-5313
Xinying Yin College of Education 909-537-5696
Cory Johnson Dept. of Mathematics 909-537-5423
Joseph Jesunathadas College of Education 909-537-5683


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