TIMESTEP Summer Internship Program

Feb. 6, 2024

Intern stipends partially or fully supported by UArizona for small companies/startups.

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2023 TIMESTEP interns

The TIMESTEP Summer Internship Program is a unique opportunity for small- to mid-sized businesses to connect with talented UArizona undergraduate juniors in the Physical Sciences—astronomy, physics, math, geosciences, hydrology, and atmospheric physics.

This competitive program provides employers with vetted students who have worked in research teams, possess computing skills, and are ready to work alongside industry development and engineering teams. The program particularly supports women, low-income students, first-generation college students, and students historically underrepresented in the physical sciences.

In 2023, interns successfully completed internships at: Airth, Ampcera, Black Sky, Codelucida, Delta Thermal, IR Labs, Lunasonde, Madden Media, OppsSpot LLC, Optical Perspectives Group, Paramium Technology, QScint Imaging Solutions, Rincon Research Corp, Securaplane Technologies Inc, and USA National Phenology Network.

Employer testimonials & more info.

“If all your students are as great as [our Intern], it's a great resource that any company should take advantage of!” – John Dagdelen, Airth, 2023

Employer Benefits

  • Access high-quality, talented and diverse students with strong physics, math and computing backgrounds.
  • Program-supported intern stipends for new and small companies. Sliding scale for returning companies based on each company’s size and development. 
  • Scout talent for full-time positions.
  • Build and strengthen ties to UArizona faculty working in space and technology sectors.

Typical Projects

  • Data analysis and data collection
  • Software and/or hardware development
  • Mechanical design & optimization of instrumentation or robotics
  • Provide a part-time (20 hr/wk) technical work experience for a UArizona student intern
  • May 13–Aug 7, 2024 (13 weeks)
  • Local to Tucson, or 100% remote internship if outside Tucson

“TIMESTEP is an excellent program that offers the
opportunity to both mentor and collaborate with
students. They can help accomplish important tasks for your company while gaining valuable experience. It's truly a win-win situation for all parties involved!” – Sonia Vohnout, OppsSpot LLC, 2023

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