Careers, Internships, Scholarships, & Research


Career Opportunities:


  • CSU STEM VISTA – 2 positions available
    College of Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona
    Appointment Term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015


***Application Process: Step 1: Apply through the Career Center (This way the College of Engineering will have your information on file) Step 2: Complete STEM VISTA application at

Deadline is April 30, 2014


Project Description: Cal Poly Pomona is a designated Hispanic Service Institution and the College of Engineering is uniquely positioned to provide significant impact the number of traditionally underrepresented student populations succeeding in STEM. The overall goal is to increase interest, participation, retention, and graduation in STEM fields among historically underrepresented and underserved minorities, including women. Two CSU STEM VISTA members will provide support for various aspects of implementing and assessing programs to effectively attract and retain a diverse student body in STEM disciplines, especially engineering. Each CSU STEM VISTA member will have the following focus:


STEM Student Success Coordinator (K-12 Outreach Programs)
- assist with programs and events to help create a diverse body of engineering students, including increasing the percentage of women in engineering
- maintain contact with K-12 educators at our partner schools involved in programs such as school robotics, student/parent outreach programs, and Project Lead   The Way
- create a database of K-12 outreach programs in the College of Engineering and identify best practices, including data collection, assessment, and developing training.
- conduct training workshops for engineering students engaged in K-12 outreach programs,
- develop marketing tools


Engineering Tutoring Coordinator (College Academic Enrichment)
- conduct an assessment of existing tutoring resources on campus, develop materials to publicize resources to STEM students, and suggest additional services to fill any gaps in academic subjects
- coordinate the recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of potential tutors
- schedule tutors’ work time and track hours
- assist with development/implementation of tutor training, including study strategies
- evaluate tutors on a regular basis
- monitor students’ academic progress to ensure higher course pass rates



Internship Opportunities:



Nestlé USA is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Nestlé Diversity Leadership Symposium (DLS).


This 4-day business program is designed for diverse undergraduate students interested in a career in business and learning more about potential opportunities with Nestlé USA. This opportunity is ideal for students in areas of study that fit the following business functions: Human Resources, Sales, Finance/Accounting, Purchasing, Engineering, and Logistics/Supply Chain.


Must graduate between December 2014 and June 2016


A limited number of students will be selected for this unique opportunity.

The program will take place August 12 – 15, 2014 at the Nestlé USA headquarters in Glendale, California.

See website for further criteria and program details: and sign up for one of our LIVE virtual information sessions.

The application deadline is Tuesday, April 15, 2014



The Metropolitan Water District is seeking Ten (10) Engineering students for their Co-op Year-Round Program. Hard copy application packets are available for pick up in Building 1 Room 108 as well as job descriptions. Pay is $15 per hour, up to 20 hours per week.

Deadline to apply is April 18, 2014.


For more information about these opportunities and the program, please visit, or call (909) 869-3434.

Scholarship Opportunities:


The Chassis Plans Leadership in Engineering Scholarship is awarded each year to one full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or Master’s degree in engineering.
Undergraduate engineering programs are those offering a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree in engineering.
All scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,500.

The Chassis Plans’ Leadership in Engineering Scholarship was founded to assist future engineers in pursuing their degree in an effort to continue America’s leadership in innovation. As an engineering-centric company providing rugged computing solutions to industry and the military, we recognize that today’s engineering students will be the driving force for continued leadership in the future.


The application form can be downloaded from Chassis Plans Leadership in Engineering Scholarship Application Form.

Chassis Plans has a long history of engaging students enrolled in the local universities (San Diego State University, University of California San Diego) and offering intern positions. These engagements have been beneficial to both the students and the company. We've decided to offer scholarships to students pursuing degrees in engineering as a way of giving back to the community.

Prepare an essay of 1,000 to 1,500 words (typed, double-spaced) about one of the following topics:
• What technology will power cars and the driving experience in 10 years?
• As an Engineer, what do you see as the most socially important project you might have an opportunity to work on?
• What would be the most personally exciting project you could work on and what would you contribute?

Essays must be typed and included with the completed application.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Enrolled full-time in an engineering program working toward a bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
• Hold US citizenship.
• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• Must have completed the equivalent of two years of full-time college study by the time the scholarship is funded.
• Submit typed (double-spaced) essay answering one of the posed questions.

Note: Past winners and applicants of this scholarship are eligible to re-apply in future years.

All applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2014. Scholarship awards will be announced on August 15, 2014. The funds will be disbursed after enrollment verification for the 2014/2015 school year.

Chassis Plans
Attn: Leadership in Engineering Scholarship
10123 Carroll Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92131

For more information, contact:
David Lippincott


DBIA-WPR is requesting students to submit an application for the Design Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) Western Pacific Region 2014 Scholarship!


DBIA Western Pacific Region will offer 10 scholarships ($4,000 each) to qualified students pursuing a design or construction related degree at selected universities in the western US. Eligible students are invited to download the application and submit by April 14, 2014. The Selection Committee will award scholarships to the most qualified students. Recipients will be selected on May 5th, 2014. Winners will be recognized at DBIA’s Annual Award Banquet on May 22nd, 2014.


2014 Application is now available.

Applications must be submitted by April 14, 2014. Application/submission must be submitted in one pdf file as described in the application terms and conditions.


Visit for flyer and application.


The purpose of the President's Student Scholarship for Conference Presentations is to support undergraduate and graduate students who participate in research and encourage presentation of research results at regional and national conferences. The work to be presented must have been completed while the student was a Cal Poly Pomona student (including summer programs at Cal Poly Pomona and other institutions). Scholarships are limited to the range of $100 - $1,000 per student. Conference travel must take place between September 26, 2013 and September 25, 2014. Students are eligible for one scholarship per academic year. Modest funding for Cal Poly Pomona faculty mentors to accompany the student presenters is also available. The funding for faculty is limited to conference registration fees.

Apply Online for President's Student Scholarship for Conference Presentations

President's Student Scholarship for Conference Presentations Guidelines

President’s Student Scholarship for Conference Presentations

    Are you planning to earn a doctoral degree? You can learn more about the McNair Scholars Program which helps low-income students with research projects, stipends, and graduate school preparation. To get more information on eligibility and application due dates, visit<>.


Research Opportunities:



KUSP provides student scholarships of up to $1,000 to support mentored research or creative activities in a student’s chosen field. The goal is to support undergraduate research engagement of underrepresented students, and to encourage persistence to degree, and pursuit of graduate education. KUSP is open to all first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged students, and returning military veterans. A minimum Cal Poly Pomona GPA of 2.7 is required.

Kellogg Undergraduate Scholars Program (KUSP)



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