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STEM Program

Summer Research Internships

ELAC is interested in facilitating learning experiences not only in the classroom and teaching labs, but also through research opportunities. Working on STEM research with a faculty member allows students to gain real life experience in experimental design, data collection, specimen identification, specimen curation, and data analysis. These experiences allow our students to be very competitive for entrance to bachelor degree programs in STEM.

The internship program provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to perform hands-on STEM research in the summer or during the academic year. Interns work under the guidance of an experienced scientist with one of our partner institutions. Real research projects allow participants to experience the excitement, challenges and creativity of research. The program compensates each summer intern with a student stipend so that participating student can work full-time during the summer on a project with a faculty mentor.

Please feel free to contact us for additional information. To apply for summer research internship opportunities, please fill out our general application!


The MESA STEM Center is back open for in-person services.

Winter 2021 Semester Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

For more information contact the MESA Front Desk at (323) 780-6730.

If you prefer, you can also join our virtual desk at

Office Information

Office Location

East Los Angeles College
Office Location: E7-210
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754


Email: @email
Phone: (323) 780-6730
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