Entry Point! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering outstanding internship and co-op opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business.
To meet the challenge of the competitive global economy in the new millennium, private industry and government research agencies must expand the pool of technical talent. Some of the companies that Entry Point has worked with to place in internships include: Space X, Mayo Clinic College, L3 Technologoes, National Science Foundation, IBM, Merck, Google, Lockheed Martin, CVS, NAVAIR, Pfizer, Infosys, Shell, Procter & Gamble.
How to Apply to ENTRY POINT!
- Students interested in applying for internships through the Entry Point! program of AAAS must meet the following criteria:
- Enrollment as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student for the academic term before and after the desired internship, majoring in a science or engineering field (some fields of business are also considered).
- Must have a disability – apparent or non-apparent.
- Must have a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Fill out and submit the online preliminary application (will also be available in PDF format).
- Following a preliminary screening interview eligible students will be asked to submit a complete application package consisting of:
- Letter of introduction including field(s) of interest
- Current resume
- A university transcript showing courses taken and most recent GPA
- Two letters of recommendation with at least one from a faculty member.
- Overall Timeline:
- Early September: Preliminary applications will be accepted on an on-going basis.
- Late October – November: Preliminary screening interviews are conducted by an EntryPoint representative.
- TAMU Interview Date TBA
- October – Febraury: Application packages will be made available to employers who will contact applicants for specific position interviews.
- Very few applications will be considered after February 15th.
- Spring: The goal is to announce placements by April 30th of the internship year, or earlier.
- Completed application packages should be forwarded to Laureen Summers:AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington DC, 20005-3920
(202) 326-6649 Phone (Voice/TDD)
(202) 371-9849 Fax
Questions about the application process should be sent to:
A representative from Entry Point! will be interviewing students from Texas A&M University – College Station in the Fall (usually in late October – early November). They will be conducting phone or video phone interviews. Students who are interested in interviewing with Entry Point! need to complete the online application by the deadline date before interviews will be scheduled.