How to Join - Summer Research Experience Interns


SRE 2021 ApplicationOpens in new window - Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 23, 2021 by 5pm. 


Summer Research Experience benefits:

  • Increase your competitiveness for graduate school through a six-week research program.
  • Gain research skills on faculty-led health projects.
  • Join a community of like-minded, driven peers with interests in allied health professions.
  • Receive graduate school preparation guidance and professional development.
  • Earn up to $1,800 for completing the program.


Minimum Eligibility Criteria to Apply to be an Summer Research Intern:

  • Interested in pursuing a career in allied health – mental health, public health, social work, physical therapy, and/or speech therapy.
  • Full-time or part-time undergraduate students who are:
    • Currently enrolled at California State University, Fullerton with junior (60-89 units) or senior (90+ units) standing   OR
    • Currently enrolled at Cypress College or Fullerton College (with at least 30 transferable units).
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher (must submit Titan Degree Audit or unofficial transcript via email).
  • U.S. Citizen, non-citizen national, or foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.(1)
  • From an economic OR educationally disadvantaged background:
    • Low-income background.(2)
    • First generation college student(3)  OR from a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in graduate education.(4)

1. Individuals with temporary or student visas (e.g., F-1, J-1) or AB-540 undocumented students may participate in the Academy as guests, but will not be eligible to receive financial support. DACA students with Social Security Numbers may be eligible to participate.
2. Proof of income must be provided through a Student Aid Report (SAR) form for the current academic year. ( How to View Student Aid Report) Individuals meet the criteria for low-income background if their 2018 annual family income does not exceed the  following guidelines.
3. First-generation college student is defined as a student whose parents did not graduate with a bachelor's degree or higher from the United States before the student started middle school.
4. The following ethnic and racial groups are considered underrepresented in graduate education: Black (non-Hispanic), Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Southeast Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

2021 Poverty Guidelines (200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines)
Persons in family/household Family Income
1 $25,760
2 $34,840
3 $43,920
4 $53,000
5 $62,080
6 $71,160
7 $80,240
8 $89,320
For each additional person, add $9,080

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 86, No. 41, March 4, 2021