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IISME (Industry Initiatives for Science and Mathematics Education)

Program Description

Berkeley Lab partners with Industry Initiatives for Science and Mathematics Education (IISME) to provide summer science research experiences for teachers. IISME is a one summer program with the possibility of a repeat appointment.

Support includes:

  • $900/week stipend
  • $1000 Academic year grant

For more information, see IISME website


Bay Area high school science teachers who:

  • Have taught for at least two full years by June of the current school year
  • Are contracted by a school to teach for the following year
  • Are US citizens or permenant resident aliens
  • Have health insurance coverage during their time at the Lab
  • Workforce Development & Education interns are not allowed to take classes while participating in the program.

Please note: it is Workforce Development & Education policy that interns of Lab relatives may not be placed in same division as Lab relative.


Key Dates

Note: Dates applicable to Berkeley Lab only; dates on IISME website may differ.

  • Applications available: TBD
  • Applications Due:
  • Program Dates:
    LBNL is not offering IISME at this time.

Selection Process

  • Scientists review applications and select a participant based on their needs.
  • Please note that selection and placements start well ahead of the application deadline. Apply early to increase your chances of being selected.


  • Complete the full eight week program (approx. 40 hrs/wk), with no time off from start to finish (excluding weekends and Lab holidays)
  • Workforce Development & Education interns can not take classes (including online) while participating in the program.
  • Attend mandatory meetings
  • Design and implement an Education Transfer Plan to apply summer experience
  • Carry out responsibilities as articulated by Mentor
  • Participate in a Poster Session


>Schedules / Deliverables

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