3 years ago
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Volunteering and Internship Opportunities Online

Hey! So I'm currently a sophomore who's looking to go into a STEM related field in college. Since it's quarantine right now, does anyone know of any volunteering or internship programs online which are STEM related? (Because I think I would find other programs boring)

I've got good grades and I've started my own club (which is amazing, you should try it!), and people are encouraging me to go volunteering. I would love to volunteer as I just find the prospect so interesting! However, I don't live in the United States, and there aren't many volunteering opportunities in my country when everything is normal. Since there is quarantine, there are none right now.

TL; DR- Looking for some online volunteering and internship activities which are STEM related.

Any and all answers appreciated!

Much love,


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3 years ago

https://www.zooniverse.org/ is a super cool website where you can help out with "volunteer-powered" research. They have all sorts of projects on there, from space science to biology. One of my personal favorites is Mars terrain identification (called AI4Mars) where the pictures you help sort into different terrain types are then given to an AI and used to help Mars rovers identify their terrain better.

3 years ago

Here is a STEM summer internship for sophomores and juniors, but the deadline has already passed. I advise working towards it for next summer, though!

2021 NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth and Space Science Internship

Audience: Current High School Sophomores and Juniors

Application Deadline: February 22, 2021

Contact: baguio@csr.utexas.edu or cmiller@csr.utexas.edu

NASA, the Texas Space Grant Consortium, and The University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research have joined forces to encourage high school students’ interest in STEM careers. The SEES project allows students to work remotely prior to their onsite internships in Austin, Texas, July 17 – July 31, 2021, or participate in a virtual project. Participants will conduct authentic research with NASA subject matter experts in their chosen areas of work. Housing, transportation, and meals will be provided.

3 years ago

https://teensvolunteer.org/volunteer-opportunities/ has a ton of great volunteering opportunities that are virtual (including STEM volunteering as well) Best of luck!

I hope this helps :)

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