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EMCC-STEM Undergraduate Research

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Company Name: 
Estrella Mountain Community College
Application Due Date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018
$1,000 stipend
Federal Work-Study Eligible Site: 
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Estrella Mountain is providing students the opportunity to serve as apprentice researchers collaborating in a faculty member's research project in a capacity that genuinely prepares them for further research involvement in STEM disciplines. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to do Undergraduate Research in one of the following areas: 

  • Wildlife research
  • DNA studies
  • Microbiology research
  • Animal outreach (Animal Ambassador) 
  • Burrowing owl research 
  • And more... 

We are looking for students who have a passion for the STEM field and who would love to get a head start on undergraduate research BEFORE they get to the university. 

This is a PAID opportunity where selected students will receive a $1,000 stipend which will be split into 2 payments. The required application must include a resume and cover letter. You will need to state which area you are applying for in your cover letter. If you would like assistance with these documents, please visit or contact the Career and Transfer center at 623-935-8740 to schedule an appointment. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work directly with an EMCC faculty member to conduct research 
  • Collaborate with other STEM departments and students
  • Create a research report describing research activities and the importance of these activities in regard to your pursuit of STEM degree.
Minimum Requirements: 
  • Full-time student at MCCCD (enrolled in at least 12 credits).  All majors welcome and encouraged to apply.
  • ***Must list all science courses on your resume!
  • Have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
  • Must have BIO 181 or currently enrolled 
  • Pursuing a degree in a STEM field with anticipation of transferring to a university 
  • Current member, or willing to join, the student STEAM club (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math);
  • Most importantly, interns must possess good interpersonal communication skills and a "team work" attitude 

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.