AccessSTEM Team Application

For high school, college, or graduate students with disabilities interested in STEM careers, mentoring, and internships.

The Alliance for Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (AccessSTEM) is working to increase the number of people with disabilities in STEM careers. AccessSTEM is recruiting students who show interest and aptitude in STEM to become members of the AccessSTEM Team. Apply today!

AccessSTEM Team members:

  • engage in an online community of peers and professionals that help guide students through transitions to college, graduate school, and employment
  • receive information about paid internships, research experiences, and other work-related opportunities
  • attend AccessSTEM events and activities
  • communicate with professionals in STEM fields


High school, college, or graduate students with disabilities in the United States are eligible to be AccessSTEM Team members. Priority is given to students who demonstrate an interest and aptitude in pursuing professional careers in STEM fields.

How to Apply

Submit the online AccessSTEM Team Application, or submit the following by postal mail, fax, or email. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please contact us if you would like assistance in completing any portion of your application.

  1. Application Form and Participation Agreement
    Print and complete the PDF version of this brochure, including parent or guardian signature(s) if you are under eighteen years of age.
  2. Paragraph
    Submit a paragraph with your application explaining why you are interested in participating in AccessSTEM, and how participation will help you reach your career goals. Include school honors, extracurricular and community activities, work-related experiences, and any other relevant information about yourself.
  3. Recommendation
    Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher, faculty member, or someone who has worked with you closely or provide the name and contact information of a person that can provide a reference for you.
  4. Resume
    Submit an up-to-date copy of your resume.

About AccessSTEM

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) at the University of Washington sponsors the AccessSTEM project for the purpose of increasing the participationi of people with disabilities in STEM careers. It is funded by he National Science Foundation (Award #HRD-0227995 and HRD-0833504).