Cal ISI Workforce Development & Student Engagement Training


The California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA is launching a three-part program, with support from the state of California, to enhance student engagement with industry partners and address the need for training that aligns with the needs of California’s high-tech employers.

Magnify Internship Program

Summer Capstone Program

Technology Training Program

coming soon


  • Align with needs of California’s high-tech employers
  • CNSI programming will provide undergraduate and graduate students with focused learning experiences that prepare them for entry into the California workforce
  • Students will make direct contributions to the efforts of start-up companies at UCLA CNSI
  • Program participants will gain valuable experience working in or managing a lab environment

Program overview

The CNSI workforce development program will have three components:

  • A fellowship program to provide students hands-on experience with industry partners. Fellowships would also be offered to students to work with early-stage companies resident in Magnify, the UCLA CNSI start-up incubator for advanced technologies located on the Los Angeles campus. Students who are successful in this program may be offered future employment opportunities at the discretion of partner companies.
  • An industrial capstone experience assigning student research teams to work with corporate partners in a ten-week summer program to contribute to the delivery of a product to market or solving a specific product development challenge. This program may provide a pathway to employment for student participants.
  • A student training program in the use of advanced, industry-relevant technologies to address a shortfall in hiring options for high-tech companies needing skilled employees in select scientific areas.

Project partners

    1. Industry partners
    2. Campus colleagues to connect students and high-tech employers
    3. Campus units engaged in undergraduate and graduate research opportunities
    4. Local and state government representatives, Mayor’s office, workforce development board

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