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a National Science Foundation Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology

CREST Intern

The CREST Internship is a UC Merced Student Success Internship (SSI), funded by the UC Office of the President and UC Merced’s Office of Undergraduate Education and Division of Student Affairs.

synthesizing, communicating, developing, leading, teaching, presenting, researching & writing

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Internship Details

  • 3.0 or above cumulative GPA
  • Current undergraduate student with plans to enroll in spring 2019
  • Enrolled for at least one semester at time of application
  • Earn $15/hr, 12-15 hrs/wk in fall/spring (up to $4000)
  • Gain professional development experience in STEM education & outreach, focused on center research
  • Become an active participant in a National Science Foundation-funded center


The CREST Intern will actively participate in the NSF-funded CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (12-15 hours/week). The center—focused on research, education and outreach—uses an interdisciplinary approach combining physical, biological and engineering methods to understand and control the functioning of multi-scale assemblies of biomolecules and cells, and to design and develop novel bio-inspired functioning machines. The intern will engage in center scientific meetings, develop related STEM education and outreach resources/modules, implement the resources, and share/publish the related products, under the supervision of the Executive Director. The intern’s efforts will amplify the center’s education and outreach capacity/impact.

Developing center-focused Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and outreach activities, modules, and resources, including activity guides, presentations, related materials, scientist interviews, etc.), for use in CREST-led events and sessions both on- and off- campus throughout the academic year.

Internship Projects

Developing center-focused STEM education &outreach activities, modules, &resources (activity guides, presentations, related materials, scientist interviews, etc.) for use in CREST-led events &sessions.

Presenting STEM education &outreach activities to diverse audiences in a variety of formats (booths, classrooms, campus visits, etc.) in CREST-led events &sessions, as well as training other center-affiliated students to lead these activities; the Intern will collect feedback, working with the center external evaluator, to further refine resources.

Leading a culminating presentation in spring 2019 that discusses the achievements of the experience & publishing the finalized versions of the resources generated on the CCBM website.


Deadline to apply: November 5, 2018

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to CCBM Executive, Carrie Kouadio:

For more information, please contact:

CCBM Executive Director 
Carrie Kouadio 
p: (209) 228-3608