Programs & Resources

The Society of Physics Students sponsors internships, coordinates outreach opportunities, and distributes outreach materials to members and chapters.


SPS Internships are nine-week, broad-based learning opportunities for undergraduate physics majors in the areas of scientific research and outreach/policy. Students are placed in organizations in the Washington, DC area such as NIST, NASA, AIP, AAS, AAPT and APS.


The annual Science Outreach Catalyst Kits, or SOCKs, contain exploratory physics and science activities specifically designed for SPS Chapters and collegiate physics departments to use in outreach presentations to local elementary, middle and high school students. The kits are created and assembled annually by the SPS national interns and national office staff.

Future Faces of Physics

By bringing attention to under-represented groups in physics—such as African Americans, Hispanics, Americans Indians, females, and people with disabilities—we are challenging SPS and the larger physics community to reflect on what can be done to rectify the situation.