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How to Apply

Required Materials

There are five application criteria that must be submitted to the Administrative Assistant, Angel Dominguez, at in order to apply for any NMO Lab internship.

  1. A resume. Please indicate your expected graduation date on your resume and notify the manager if your graduation date changes.
  2. A copy of your unofficial transcript.
  3. A letter of recommendation from a School of Engineering faculty member.
  4. A second letter of recommendation from a different School of Engineering faculty member.
  5. A faculty sponsor who is a UC Santa Cruz faculty member from the School of Engineering.  Sponsors may also be recommenders.

Once you've been accepted, you will need to enroll in an independent study course and notify your faculty sponsor of your involvement in the independent study program (not required for summer quarter).

For any questions concerning the required material, please contact the administrative assistant, Angel Dominguez, at  .

Application Process

Once the required application materials are completed, contact the NMO Lab administrative assistant to schedule a time to submit your application.  The review procedures for each applcation are:

  • The director of the NMO Lab will review your application, and if all criteria are met, your application will be submitted to Cisco, where Cisco managers will match applicants to available internships.
  • If Cisco determines that your application is a match for an open position, a Cisco representative will contact you for telephone interviews.  Conduct all conversations with Cisco in a professional manner.  Remember that the application process can be lengthy and you may not be contacted immediately. If Cisco determines that your application is a match for more than one position you may recieve multiple calls. You may not recieve a call if your application is not matched to an open position.  
  • The NMO Lab's administrative assistant and director work collaboratively with Cisco managers to place students in internships.  The NMO Lab administrative assistant will inform you if you have been accepted into an NMO Lab internship.  Once accepted, you will need to schedule an appointment with the NMO Lab administrative assistant to fill out additional paperwork.

Please keep in mind that the length of the application process can be extensive.

Once the application materials are submitted, they are kept on file for the duration of your time at UC Santa Cruz.  Whenever an internship becomes available, the NMO Lab administrative assistant will contact all students whose resumes are on file to comfirm interest and availability before resubmitting their application materials.

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