TERC internships help set students on the path to a career in STEM education research. With a focus on candidates from underserved communities, these internships also reflect TERC’s commitment to promoting greater diversity in STEM fields.

There are currently two internship options at TERC. Please see below to discover which program will work best for you.

Summer TERC Scholars Program: STEM Education Research through a Social Justice Lens (SJL)
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Logo: National Science Foundation

Program Dates: June 3 – August 9, 2024
Application Opens: November 17, 2023
Application Deadline: January 29, 2024
Who Should Apply: All students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S. Those applying must be entering or continuing in an Associates or Baccalaureate Degree program following the REU internship.

TERC Scholars Program

Program Dates: Year-round
Location: In-person and/or virtual
Application Opens: Rolling year-round
Who Should Apply: TERC Scholars can come from a variety of backgrounds and majors. Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to apply.

Listen to TERC staff Christina B. Silva and past intern Yingying Zhou talk about their experiences as TSP interns.


I loved the camaraderie, the ability to deepen and strengthen my work in a non-competitive, safe space… The regular and structured discussions with TERC mentors were very helpful to my growth as a scholar.”

– TERC Scholar Intern