SSI Application Form, Summer of 2018

Thank you for your interest in internship opportunities at the California Academy of Sciences. Please note, you will not be able to save data on this form; if you exit this screen you will lose information. We encourage all applicants to prepare required materials in advance and complete all the fields by entering the data into the required fields. You can do this by cutting and pasting, if you prefer.

Required fields are bold.

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Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be delivered to the Academy at (see also the Recommendation Form). It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the Recommendation Form plus any appended letters are received by February 2, 2018. Applications lacking letters of recommendation will not move forward for consideration. At least one recommender must be a science professor or instructor who can comment on your academic abilities.

Please provide the following information:

Recommender 1:


Recommender 2:


Name/describe and indicate the location of any other Research Experiences for Undergraduate programs in which you have been involved.

Summer Systematics Institute applicants: Please indicate in the fields below which advisor(s) you would most be interested in working with as a part of the Summer Systematics Institute. Use the list of advisors (available here) to help you in making your selection. If you have more than one choice of advisor, please list your choices in order of preference.

You are also invited to provide a sentence or two describing the reasons for your choices.

For tracking purposes only - this section is completely optional and used by the NSF.

Female Male
Hispanic or Latino not Hispanic or Latino

Please arrange for transcripts* and letters of recommendation to be emailed to

*Transcripts DO NOT need to be official. Please do not send any paper copies of transcripts or letters of recommendation.

This internship is made possible by the National Science Foundation and a generous gift from the Robert T. Wallace Endowment for undergraduate research experiences.

After submitting your completed application form, you should receive an automatic notice that it has been received. If you do not receive this notice, please send an email to so that we can check to see if your application entered the system.