In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and social distancing requirements, Pomona launched the Remote Alternative Independent Summer Experience Program (RAISE.) RAISE provides a multi-week fellowship opportunity for students that could take whatever form works best virtually, and which either facilitates students' independent projects or connects students with faculty research programs.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) has been canceled for 2020.
The College offers a competitive summer research program that gives students and faculty the opportunity to collaborate on scholarly work. Summer research projects can vary from five to ten weeks in length, and can be independent student-led research, or a research assistantship under a faculty mentor. Student participants present the results of their projects at the Intensive Summer Experience Poster Conference at the beginning of the fall semester.
The Career Development Office offers two distinguished internship programs — The Pomona College Internship Program (PCIP Semester) and Summer Experience (PCIP Summer Experience). Both programs aid students in the process of exploring & determining a career path, gaining a rich understanding of a particular field and/or organization, building & growing their professional networks, and enhancing the understanding of how their liberal arts education will be applied in a professional work environment.