Nanotechnology Internship Program

The National Science Foundation supported Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Hub (MANTH), located at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), have created a paid internship opportunity in nanotechnology for Community College of Philadelphia students. The program provides students with the opportunity to experience applications of advanced nanotechnology in a world-class cleanroom environment. CCP students would carry out this internship at the Singh Center over the course of a summer.

The content of the internship experience will allow for students to prepare samples and carry out processes to analyze structures at the nanometer scale, along with documenting the results of their work. Upon completion of the program, the interns will have a product that demonstrates and summarizes their skills and knowledge gained from their internship (e.g., final report, presentation). Interns will be able to demonstrate competency in a list of tasks, skills and acquisition of knowledge.  

This is a paid internship experience during the 14 week summer session (20 hours per week).

For more information please contact Linda Gerz at or 215-751-8623.

About the Singh Center for Nanotechnology Internship

Learn more about this exciting internship at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania, where you'll have the opportunity to work in a leading-edge nanofabrication cleanroom. Hear from previous students who participated in the internship and explore a photo gallery of students at work.

Tips for Applying to the Program

To learn more about Nanotechnology, here are some resources to get you started. Successful applicants for previous internships at the Singh Center were able to articulate specific things about nanotechnology that interested them, and how the internship might further their academic and/or career goals.

Check out these resources for more information:

Application Process

Interested students will need to complete the application using the link below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Professor Linda Gerz at

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be able to work in the U.S.
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completed CIS 103 with a grade of "B" or higher
  • Completed either AET 201, Chem 121, or Phys 111 with a grade of "B" or higher
  • Submit a completed application
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation  

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