Berkeley Lab CSUEB INTERN Pilot

California State University East Bay STEM Graduate Student Internship

Jennifer Bahramian, who participated in the year one cohort, deployed gas sensors at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve in 2018 to track carbon stored in revived salt marsh at the East Bay coastal renovation site. Read more about her project here. Photo by Priyanka Runwal

The Berkeley Lab Pilot Project with CSUEB

The Program will support a one-year research experience for Masters students with Berkeley Lab, including a full-time summer internship and support for one academic year. Interns will be selected based on proposal quality, alignment of proposal topic with active Berkeley Lab topics, and collaborative potential between CSUEB Faculty and Berkeley Lab PI. The program is intended to cultivate a cadre of natural ambassadors for Berkeley Lab, CSUEB and the STEM workforce pipeline. Full-time CSUEB graduate students who are in good academic standing are eligible for this program. Underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are due on April 13, 2020. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to explore support for a second year with the Laboratory mentor through a separate process. The proposal must include a research plan approved by the CSUEB faculty advisor; and a commitment statement from the identified Berkeley Lab scientist who will provide mentorship, guidance, and oversight during the program period in collaboration with the student’s CSUEB academic advisor.

The 3rd year of this pilot will start in the summer of 2020 and will run through the 2021 Spring semester. This third round will continue to focus on the Earth and Environmental Sciences theme. With success, the pilot may continue and expand to include other scientific disciplines.


  • Susan Hubbard - Berkeley Lab
  • Ruth Tinnacher - Cal State University East Bay
  • Questions - send email to:

Key Dates:

  • March 3 2020 - launch date for 2020/2021
  • April 13, 2020 - Applications Due
  • April 30, 2020 - Finalists Announced
  • June 1, 2020 - Summer Program begins