WE MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE LOOK ROUTINE
Become a STEMtern
Find solutions to real-world problems alongside a mentor in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
Receive a tour of your STEM facilities*
Build a lasting professional network through social events and engaging activities
Earn college credits**
Members of underserved communities are highly encouraged to apply
*Additional security clearance required for some facilities
**Subject to college or university guidelines
All applicants aged 16 and older are encouraged to apply
Receive virtual electric aircraft and sustainable aviation short courses from the University of Southern California Professor
Optional travel to KOCW to learn about exciting initiatives in aerospace and sustainability*
Occupy a booth at the 2023 Fall Decarbonization Expo as part of a larger Event*
Explore sustainable energy technologies at the event
Interview with hiring companies interested and organizations affiliated with AIAA
Present what you learn in a virtual presentation to Semper Sky Staff and Xelevate
Explore companies and organizations interested in future event collaboration
Present each potential technology to all future event stakeholders
Communicate the needs of enrolled companies and organizations to all stakeholders
Record a summary of what you have learned for submission to Semper Sky
*Travel funds subject to availability
Programs are intended for US residents ages 16+
*Applicants requesting travel/per diem reimbursement must meet application criteria outlined by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation https://www.mcsf.org/apply/eligibility/
**All other unpaid internship applicants
Members of underserved communities
Strong desire to learn more about STEM
Soft skills outlined in https://www.hays.com.au/career-advice/upskilling/soft-skills
The seven soft skills that are commonly requested by employers are: teamwork, problem solving, communication, adaptability, critical thinking, time management and interpersonal.
3-5 Minute video about sustainable energy in aerospace for Semper Sky and MCSF
Ability to travel to mentor organization
*Travel funds subject to MCSF availability
**Non-MCSF travel funds subject to sponsor approval
BASIC SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to meet deadlines, maintain relationships with your team members, and achieve common goals while supporting and complementing the strengths of others.
Identifying the real problem being faced, being diligent in researching the situation and processes behind the problem, understanding all the complexities, then using their critical thinking to brainstorm possible solutions and determine the best possible resolution
You are able to actively listen to, and understand other perspectives, while also being able to share your own effectively. You are skilled at verbal and written communication, while you also understand non-verbal communication cues.
Make sure to completely understand an impending change and keep an open mind. You look for opportunities in the change and plan the practical actions needed to adopt or perform differently as a result of the change. You are able to focus on the positives and you’re not afraid to step outside of your comfort zone to establish a new routine.
You can form successful plans, perform efficiently, take advantage of opportunities and always respond rationally to situations and challenges.
Know how to effectively manage your time at work ensuring you achieve all your most important and urgent tasks.
You are an active listener and have a high level of emotional intelligence. You can resolve conflict, communicate well and collaborate effectively to maintain mutually beneficial working relationships. You enjoy rewarding professional relationships.