HSI-STEM Grant Internships

The HSI-STEM Guided Pathways Enhancement Project at Mesa Community College aims to increase the number of Hispanic or low-income students attaining degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics by expanding internship opportunities for grant-eligible students.

Contact Career Services

Prospective internship businesses should submit required paperwork to MCC Career Services.


Southern & Dobson Campus

Building: 36N
P: 480-461-7592


Fall & Spring Semesters:
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
Fri: 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sat and Sun

Summer Semester:
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun

The purpose of an internship is to allow students to explore and gain experience in their major or career field of interest before they actually begin the career. Internships provide job training with professionals in the industry, allow for interns to obtain first-hand knowledge of a field, industry and/or employer, build their resume, and establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references.

MCC's HSI-STEM grant offers up to 240 clock hours of paid internships at $15 per hour in STEM fields per semester to grant-eligble students. Title III HSI-STEM grant eligible students self identify as Hispanic or low-income and legal U.S. residency.

What are STEM fields?

Agriculture, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Electronics Technology, Engineering, Food Science Technology, Geography, Geology, Healthcare Technology Systems, Landscape Horticulture, Mathematics, Physics, Sustainability, Veterinary Technology, Automated Industrial Technology, Automotive Service, Computer Assisted Design and Drafting, Manufacturing, Welding, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Desktop Support, Networking and Security, Programming and Mobile Applications, Video Game Production, and Web Design and Development, Dental, Emergency Medical Technology, Exercise Science, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Paramedicine.

HSI-STEM Grant Internship Process

Student Process

  1. Complete the HSI-STEM grant internship interest form.
  2. You will be contacted within one week regarding your pay eligibility.
  3. Complete the MCC Student Internship Interest Form.
  4. Visit MCC Career Services for support to create your resume and prepare for an internship interview.

Business Process

  1. Verify your current status to be a MCCCD approved partner site.

Already approved? Complete the employer internship interest form.

Not approved yet?

  1. Complete the employer internship interest form.
  2. Submit the Certificate of Insurance to MCC Career Services. MCCCD partners must hold commercial general liability insiurance with a limit of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence. Contact and share the provided form with your insurance company.
  3. Submit the Experiential Education Partnership Agreement to MCC Career Services.