Summer 2021: Eligibility & Selection Process


This program is open to college students and junior professionals. Limited spots are available for current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Please note that high school students can only apply to Level 1 projects. Exceptions will be made only for STEM-Away alumni with a strong performance in Summer 2020.

Mentor Chains® Leads

  • Project Leads & Technical Leads: Open to college students and junior professionals.

  • Project Management Leads: Open to all applicants.

Legal Requirements

These are educational internships and do not require work authorization. Internships are conducted virtually, applicants from all over the world are welcome.

Selection Process

Top Priority will be given to:

  • Mentor Chains® Leads from previous sessions

  • Students who are active on the Pathway Hubs, with activity measured by number of self-assessments submitted

High Priority will be given to:

  • All Mentor Chains® Participants and Observers from previous sessions

  • Students from colleges in our academic network. (You fall in this category if you received the virtual-internship announcement from your college career center or through a STEM organization/ professor)

Remaining applicants will be processed based on availability in pathways, STEM Level of applicant and other factors.

We strongly encourage all students to submit at least one self-assessment prior to April 02. If you are already familiar with the material, it should take you no more than 30 mins!

Please note that you do not need to resubmit an application if you do self-assessments after applying. Our team will analyze all entries in the self-assessment category starting April 3rd.

High school students have to submit a minimum of three self-assessments in the Pathway Hubs.

Summer 2021 Application Sitemap