The Summer High School STEM Internship Program is a partnership between the School of Science and Technology at Sonoma State University and the Sonoma County Office of Education with generous support from a private donor.

Since 2008, SHIP has matched top Sonoma County high school juniors with faculty mentors at SSU to collaborate on research projects in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition to $1,000 stipends, students are given opportunities to work on challenging research projects in state-of-the-art facilities and interact with faculty and SSU students in a university environment. These students then act as ambassadors to relay the highlights of their work to their classmates, friends, counselors, teachers, and principals during their senior years.

Update 4/1/2020

We have made the painful decision to cancel SHIP 2020 after careful consideration and exploration of alternative means of offering the program. Please know that this decision was not made lightly, and we greatly appreciate the time, effort and thought our applicants put into applying, as well as the educators who wrote letters of recommendation in support of their students. Stay tuned for what 2021 has in store for SHIP. Stay well, stay safe.

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Contact Cory Oates at or 707-664-2171, or Dr. Monica Lares at or 707-664-3971.

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