Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Math and Science Teachers


noyce smtri logoThe Sonoma State University Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Math and Science Teachers seeks to encourage talented STEM students to enter secondary teaching careers. One type of support that is available is an internship for undergraduate students who are interested in helping in a high school or middle school classroom and reporting on their exploration of teaching as a potential career.

Noyce Interns will be assigned to one or more science or mathematics teachers in Sonoma County middle or high schools, spend time during the academic year working with the host teacher(s) and students, exploring the incredibly complex tasks of teaching.

Expectations: Noyce Internships are awarded for an academic year. Each intern must:

  • Work and document at least 60 hours with his/her assigned host teacher(s). You will keep a journal with a time log in the front, signed by the host teacher at each visit, and a journal entry for each visit.
  • Give a 5-10 minute presentation at a Spring Noyce Seminar about experiences during the internship, and their effect on career plans.


  • You get some experience to help you decide whether teaching is for you!
  • Experience in K-12 schools will satisfy the credential program's requirement that you have 45 hours of experience in K-12 classrooms before admission.
  • On completion of the expectations, you will receive a $1500 stipend.

    Download the Intern Application