The NSF Noyce STEM Intern Program at Northeastern Illinois University is a partnership between NEIU and City Colleges of Chicago. Through the Noyce STEM Intern Program, students come together in a cohorted learning community and gain exposure to teaching careers in mathematics and science.


Noyce STEM Interns explore the field of teaching through a variety of experiences that include workshops and seminars with expert math and science educators, a paid summer internship program with GEAR UP summer programs, and networking with current and former Noyce Scholars.


  • Membership in the NEIU Noyce STEM Intern cohort, including students from NEIU and City Colleges of Chicago
  • Early field experience using robotics, coding, and modeling with students in grades 6-12 and current CPS teachers
  • Mentorship by both Noyce Scholars faculty and classroom teachers from high-need CPS schools
  • Hands-on experience in the GEAR UP project with high school students, teachers, parents, community members, and Center for College Access and Success (CCAS) staff consultants
  • Informational seminars and workshops exploring the field of teaching with a strong emphasis on teaching in high-need school settings

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must be undergraduate students at NEIU or the City Colleges of Chicago
  • Demonstrated interest in exploring a career in STEM, particularly math and/or science education
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Requirements to be completed by the end of the program

  • Completion of an early field experience with grade 6-12 students
  • Attendance at designated workshops and professional development seminars
  • Participation in mentorship with Noyce faculty or current in-service high school teacher
  • Meetings with designated advisor at least once per semester for the duration of undergraduate studies


  • Submit a completed and signed application form (The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on April 15.)
  • Include a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, a community college instructor, or a current NEIU professor (Tip: share this helpful instruction sheet when requesting a letter)
  • Include current unofficial transcript from NEIU or the City Colleges of Chicago