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Internships: Biomedical, Cell Biology and Immunology

Summer Internships in Biomedical, Cell Biology and Immunology

The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is offering summer education and research training to outstanding undergraduate students, who are planning to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences. Students interested in combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment. The MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program is a 10 week program that begins June 2, 2014 and will conclude August 8, 2043. Up to four awards will be given to qualified undergraduate applicants each year. The program includes both clinical & laboratory experiences. Students will work in a research laboratory under the guidance of selected faculty members in the biomedical sciences, shadow physician-scientists in a clinical setting, attend seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, and participate in career development workshops.  Students will work with faculty on an individual basis and as part of a research team. Research teams will include graduate students, post docs, research scientists, and current DO-PhD students.
·         Students will be matched based on their interests to a research faculty mentor/laboratory at Michigan State University.  The student will work in the laboratory 10 weeks.
·         All students will be required to make a full-time commitment (at least 40 hours per week) to their research. Students will be required to  make a presentation to their fellow SUPER participants, faculty mentors, and others at the end of the program.
·         Students can expect to have “hands on” experience and learn the basic skills necessary to contribute to a research effort; a sample of the techniques a student might learn includes: maintaining cell cultures, electrophoresis, chromatography, immunoassays, animal surgery, electrophysiology and neurochemical assays, and protein and nucleic acid molecular biology.
·         Students will receive exposure to the practice of medicine by individual physician mentors; this experience will average 2-10 weeks.
·         Students will participate in several workshops (1) opportunities available in the biomedical sciences (2) how to apply to MSUCOM medical school  and  MSU graduate programs (3) information on how to complete their AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine application service) application  (4) how to succeed in medical school or graduate  school. 
·         Students will also attend seminars.
·         A "Certificate of Merit" will be awarded to all participants upon completion of the program.
·         Each SUPER undergraduate participant will receive $2,500 for the 10-week, full-time research experience and accommodations in University Housing will be provided for any student outside of the greater Lansing, East Lansing area.   Students are expected to cover their own food expenses. 
Students who successfully complete the SUPER program will be strongly encouraged to apply to the MSUCOM DO-PhD Program and will receive early review. 
Eligibility:  Applications are invited from undergraduate students who are currently in their sophomore, or junior year, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a minimum of one full semester of research experience. Students who have a GPA of less than 3.5 but have extensive research experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be involved in research and be interested in graduate and medical education in biomedical sciences leading to a DO-PhD. Eligible students must be US citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation. Graduating seniors are not eligible.
Selection: Selection of students is based on the completed application, a personal statement of1-2 pages, which describes academic interests, career goals, and research experiences.  Students must state specific scientific interests and any particular research areas or techniques they wish to explore in order to be matched with the faculty. Also required are two letters of recommendation (one from faculty and one from an advisor) and a transcript from the student's undergraduate institution(s). Minority students are encouraged to apply.  Deadline for receipt of all materials in our office is March 31, 2014. Decisions will be made and students notified by April 30, 2014.

Applications should be sent by email to: mccormi1@msu.edu

The program will begin June2, 2014, and conclude August 8, 2014. 

Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy
Please note that the application deadline for Vanderbilt is Feb. 1, 2014. The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA) offers biomedical research opportunities to undergraduates who want to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences. Although each participating program operates independently, the academy unites students and provides them with opportunities for academic and social interaction. There are two major tracks within the VSSA; the Basic Science Programs for undergraduates interested in careers in research, and the Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program for undergraduates who wish to pursue a career in medicine. Participation in any one of the Summer Science Academy programs is a valuable learning experience that enhances a student's skills and makes him or her more competitive for acceptance to frontline graduate programs.

Each student has an opportunity to present their research at the Summer Symposium held on the last day of the nine-week program.  The Summer Symposium is the culmination of their summer experience, the primary feature of which is an independent research project in a laboratory at Vanderbilt University.  This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to experience research at a major academic research center and to understand what graduate life would be like were they to decide on a research career.  It is also an excellent opportunity for students to network with a very diverse group of students from other institutions from across the country.    
  
Basic Science Participating Programs (Summer 2014)

  • The Molecular and Cellular Biology Summer Program (IGP) provides undergraduate students who may be interested in the Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP), our Ph.D. track program, hands-on research experience in the laboratory of an IGP faculty preceptor.
  • The BP-ENDURE Program hosted by a collaboration between Hunter College and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute connects research-intensive institutions to institutions that have substantial enrollments of neuroscience majors from traditionally underrepresented groups. The program supports a range of activities to increase undergraduate student’s interest in the neurosciences, including research experiences, curriculum development, seminars and journal clubs.
  • The Integrative Cancer Biology Program has two different summer programs for undergraduates designed to train students specifically interested in cancer research how to address research questions in this field.
     
  • The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-IEP) offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D., the opportunity to work for nine weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at Vanderbilt University, a participating Alliance institution.
  • The Summer Enrichment Research Program in Education and Neuroscience Training by the Middle Tennessee Chapter for the Society of Neuroscience (MTNCsfn) is designed to introduce students to neuroscience research outreach training through its Summer Enrichment Research Program in Education and Neuroscience Training (SERPENT).
  • The Vanderbilt Summer Undergraduate Research Internship in Biomedical Informatics (SURI-BMI) provides undergraduate students with a high quality, hands-on research experience with Biomedical Informatics faculty mentors; thereby encouraging students to consider pursuing PhDs and research careers in the field.
  • The objective of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Pharmacology is to introduce students to biomedical research and to help them gain an understanding of recent advances in pharmacological research through interactions with faculty, postdocs and, graduate students.
  • The Vanderbilt Benign Urologic Disease Center Summer Program provides undergraduate students who are interested in benign urologic disease, the opportunity for a research experience in one of the laboratories associated with the Vanderbilt Benign Urologic Disease Center.
  • The Vanderbilt Minority Summer Research Program offers undergraduates, who are members of federally recognized groups as underrepresented in the sciences, a summer research internship in the laboratory of an outstanding scientist at Vanderbilt University.
  • The Vanderbilt Summer Diabetes Research Program provides undergraduate students who are interested in diabetes the opportunity for a research experience in one of the many laboratories associated with the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center.
  • The Vascular Biology-Short Term Training Program for Minority Students offers undergraduate students an NIH funded training program in vascular biology. The STTP for Minority Students offers a laboratory experience designed to teach contemporary research techniques and enhance essential laboratory skills. Combining research activities with coursework, students gain a better grasp of research concepts and improve their critical thinking with regards to the literature and their own studies.

The Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program is a separate track within the VSSA that gives undergraduates the opportunity to explore the busy life of an academic medical center. It is designed for individuals who may wish to pursue a career as a physician in a teaching hospital, in a clinic, or as a physician scientist. Participants will actively engage with a physician’s research team over a nine-week period. Participants are also exposed to the clinical environment, spending one half-day per week shadowing resident physicians in the hospital.

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2014.  Please go to https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/vssa/ for additional information.

For questions regarding the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy, please contact:
Michelle Grundy, Ph.D.
Director, Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy
Michelle.grundy@vanderbilt.edu

Amanda Connolly
Coordinator, Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy
Amanda.k.connolly@vanderbilt.edu

Jennifer Steffen Kimble, M.Ed.
Director of Admissions
Office of Enrollment Services
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
303 Light Hall
Nashville, TN  37232-0248
615.322-2145 (office)
615.343.2312 (fax)

Greetings from the CWRU School of Medicine Admissions Team, We would like to share with you our list of Summer 2014 Undergraduate Research Opportunities at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.  We hope that you’ll pass this message along to your advisees! 
Undergraduate Summer Research Link:   http://casemed.case.edu/admissions/research/summer_programs.cfm Specific questions about a research opportunity should be sent directly to the program’s office.

Warm regards,
Lina Mehta, MD
Associate Dean for Admissions

Christian Essman
Director of Admissions

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The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine offers SUPER Summer Undergraduate Physician-scientist-training Education & Research training to undergraduate students, who are planning to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences. Students interested in combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment. The MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program is a 10 week program. The Program begins June 2, 2014 and concludes August 8, 2014. Up to four awards will be given to qualified undergraduate applicants. The program includes both clinical and basic science  laboratory experiences. Students will work in a research laboratory under the guidance of selected faculty members in the biomedical sciences, shadow physicians in a clinical setting, and attend seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine. All students will be required to make a full-time commitment (at least 40 hours per week) to their research. Students will be required to write a research paper summarizing their project(s) and/or and make a presentation to their fellow SUPER participants, faculty mentors, and others at the end of the program. Students who successfully complete the SUPER program will be strongly encouraged to apply to the MSUCOM DO-PhD Program and will receive early review. 

Each SUPER undergraduate participant will receive $2,500 for the 10-week, full-time research experience and accommodations in University Housing will be provided for any student outside of the greater Lansing, East Lansing area.

 

We have received the announcement from Dr. Dan Michele at the University of Michigan about the summer research programs in the department of physiology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Michele has generously reserved two position in these programs specifically for Calvin students. Other applicants to these programs compete on a nationwide basis, so this is a distinct advantage and wonderful opportunity for Calvin students. You may apply to both programs. Note that the deadline for the CVC program is January 31 and the physiology program is February 15.
Please let Prof Ubels jubels@calvin.edu and Dr. Michele know when you have submitted your application. Last year one of these positions when unfilled and we don’t want that to happen again, so we hope for many applicants.

We invite Calvin Students interested in Research at Michigan to consider applying to these summer fellowship programs.  Dr. Michele is a Calvin alum and helps arrange Calvin student placement in the programs. 
1.  CVC Summer Fellowship Program
http://sitemaker.umich.edu/cvcsummerfellowship/     
Open now.  Deadline January 31, 201
The University of Michigan Samuel & Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center is pleased to announce our  2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is accepting applications.  This fellowship program will provide up to sixteen full-time summer research opportunities at the University of Michigan for talented undergraduate students interested in cardiovascular research.    Each student will be matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. This collection of laboratories is involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology and heart failure.

The stipend for 2014 will be $4,000 for ten weeks of full-time work from May 27 to August 1, 2014.  There will be a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer. 
We ask that you please forward this information on to excellent undergraduate students that you know that that are interested in research, especially those that might be interested in pursuing biomedical research as a part of their long term career plans.   This a highly competitive program drawing students from across the country, and we would love to have the opportunity to host an outstanding student or students from your institution.  Our fellowship website, http://sitemaker.umich.edu/cvcsummerfellowship/   has more information on the fellowship program and the application process. 
Questions can be sent to cvcsummerfellowship@gmail.com.
Daniel Michele, Director
U of M CVC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
2.  Department of Physiology Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Programs
https://www.physiology.med.umich.edu/programs/undergraduate/undergradsindex.htmlOpen now deadline Feb 15
The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School is pleased to offer the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, to support undergraduate students that are interested in research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting University or College is eligible to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.
Each student will be matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. This collection of laboratories are involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as hormones and signal transduction, obesity and diabetes, reproduction and circadian rhythms, gastrointestinal physiology including digestive diseases, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, renal and pulmonary function, muscle contractile mechanisms, ion channels and neurophysiology.
The stipend for 2014 will be $4,200 for twelve weeks of full-time work from May 27 to August 15. The start and/or end date of the fellowship may be shifted slightly to accommodate overlap with the academic year at your institution, if necessary. There will be a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.
You can learn more about our program using the navigation menu on the left.

Marquette University Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce our NSF sponsored 2014 undergraduate summer research program in Cell and Molecular Biology, The
program is for rising juniors and seniors. Participating students will receive a stipend. Members of underrepresented minority groups and students from colleges with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.
Experience the thrill of discovery through hands-on scientific research.► Participate in research focused on understanding biological processes in organisms ranging from microbes to mammals at the level of individual cells, proteins, and genes.► Work under the direct supervision of a faculty research mentor.► Develop written and verbal communication skills through weekly journal clubs and laboratory group meetings. ► Participate in workshops on research ethics and graduate school admission.► Present the results of your research at a university-wide poster session and a symposium.
Applications for Summer 2014 must be received by January 31, 2014. Contact: Dr. Edward Blumenthal
Department of Biological Sciences
Summer Research Program Director
(414) 288-6270
edward.blumenthal@marquette.edu
www.marquette.edu/biology/srp.shtml

Van Andel Institute
Our goal this year is to have many students apply to Van Andel’s summer programs and for several to be accepted. This is competitive, and we need to strengthen our relationship with VAI. Excellent opportunities in cancer, Parkinson’s disease, cell and molecular, bioinformatics and more. Deadline is Feb 3, 2014. Work on your application soon so that you have time to make it excellent.
http://www.vai.org/vaei/undergraduate-opportunities/student-internship-programs.aspx

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships
Application deadline: January 6, 2014
Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more… 
 Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management,social sciences, and more.  
 U.S. citizenship required
 Detailed information about the internships can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

Mayo Graduate School Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Rochester, Minnesota
Biomedical research in many different areas. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program award is $5,000 (minus taxes) for 10 weeks. From this stipend, students are responsible for their own travel, housing and meals. Most students live together in a convenient summer student housing area, which costs about $200 per week.
http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/programs/summer-undergraduate-research-fellowship
Deadline is Feb. 1, 2014

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Cancer research institute in New York City. $4000 stipend and housing. Application at www.sloankettering.edu
Deadline Feb. 10, 2014.

Tyler Buit, a Calvin grad - geneticist, who works at Dow Agrosciences in Indianapolis, IN has sent us information about their summer research program. The website for information is http://www.dowagro.com/careers/internships/lab.htmApplications are due on December 31. 

Van Andel Research Institute summer internship program >>. This is an excellent opportunity to work at a top level research institute in the areas of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics and other fields related to cancer and Parkinson's disease. Many Calvin students have worked at Van Andel. They have had excellent experiences and summer internships have often extended into part time work during the academic year and subsequent summers. Investigators at VAI also hire students directly outside of the summer internship program and often prefer Calvin students.

National Science Foundation (NSF) >>
The NSF is an independent government agency responsible for promoting scientific and engineering research experiences for undergrads. Also check out the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates >> site which helps attract a diversified pool of talented students into research careers.

NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research >>
The Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers a unique opportunity for college students to develop skills in scientific research. In this program, students receive hands-on experience while working with some of the leading scientists in the research laboratories at the NIH. Watch this YouTube video on Applying to the NIH Summer Internship Program.

Internships in Scientific Research or Medicine for Undergraduate Students>> The compilation PDF features research internships in science or medicine offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students. The compilation is organized by academic level and discipline and the programs are alphabetized according to the name of the sponsoring institution. For more information about a specific internship, please refer to the program’s website or contact the respective administrator.

Amgen Scholars Program >> provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world's leading institutions. This is a prestigious summer research program held at various locations including Cal Tech, UCLA, U of Washington, UCSD, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge University (England), and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, among others. The research projects are primarily in the areas of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, microbiology, neuroscience, genetics and related disciplines. Includes a generous stipend and all expenses. Three Calvin students have been accepted to this program in previous years.

Medical College of Wisconsin >>
The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) provides the opportunity for students to learn first-hand the potential of the biomedical sciences as an interesting and fulfilling career. This program is primarily intended for students interested in a PhD degree in biomedical sciences. They also encourage applicants interested in obtaining a dual degree (MD and PhD) to apply.

Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)>> gives you more than just work experience in a lab. As a SURF fellow you will: conduct your own small research project, or work on part of an ongoing research investigation for 10 weeks, develop your technical skills, and participate in a special weekly seminar series that introduces you to rapidly progressing research areas.

Summer Lab Science Program at Mayo Clinic >> in Rochester, Minn., offers students the opportunity to gain experience in the clinical laboratory environment by working alongside Mayo Clinic laboratory scientists and health care professionals dedicated to diagnosing and treating disease.

Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan >> For the past several years the Calvin Biology Department and the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan have offered a very special opportunity to Calvin biology students. Through the generosity of Dr. Dan Michele, a Calvin alum, 2 positions in the summer research program of his department are reserved for Calvin students. One of the positions is funded by Michigan and the other by Calvin. This is quite an honor for us since the rest of the students in the program compete for their positions on a nationwide basis. Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology or of the University of Michigan Medical School. The selected laboratories are involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as hormones and signal transduction, obesity and diabetes, reproduction and circadian rhythms including sleep, gastrointestinal physiology including digestive diseases, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and hypertension, renal and pulmonary function, muscle contractile mechanisms, ion channels and neurophysiology. This program is open to students who have completed the junior year. When you apply also contact Dr. Michele directly so that he is aware of your application dmichele@med.umich.edu. Also let Prof. Ubels know (jubels@calvin.edu) know when you apply since he consults with Dr. Michele concerning the students who are accepted.

MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine >> is offering summer education and research training to outstanding undergraduate students, who are planning to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences. Students interested in combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment. The MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program is a 10 week program. Up to four awards will be given to qualified undergraduate applicants each year. The program includes both clinical & laboratory experiences. Students will work in a research laboratory under the guidance of selected faculty members in the biomedical sciences, shadow physician-scientists in a clinical setting, attend seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, and participate in career development workshops. Students will work with faculty on an individual basis and as part of a research team. Research teams will include graduate students, post docs, research scientists, and current DO-PhD students.

Biomedical Research Internship Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR >> Randy Woltjer is a Calvin grad and associate professor of pathology at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, where he runs a research laboratory that studies the biochemistry of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and rarer diseases. He also maintains the Oregon Brain Bank, a repository of over 2000 cases of brain autopsy tissue that supplies researchers at over 50 labs throughout the USA who study a variety of brain diseases. Prof. Woltjer takes 1-4 interns each summer to help out in the lab, to learn about research and the pathologic basis of brain diseases, and to enable them to find out if they have a real interest in science or medicine. Motivated interns can usually anticipate that they will be named as a coauthor on a scientific manuscript that incorporates the results of their efforts into the data section. The true value of the internship lies in the experience of working with real human tissue, studying real human diseases, and getting some professional guidance in biomedical careers. How to Apply: E-mail your resume to woltjerr@ohsu.edu

Baylor College of Medicine >> The Summer Medical and Research Training Program is for undergraduate students who are interested in exploring a career in scientific research. They encourage Ph.D. oriented candidates to apply. Up to 100 students are recruited for the SMART Program from across the nation. They offer nine paid weeks of biomedical related research in a broad range of areas.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Undergraduate Research >>
CSHL’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides one of the few places where young people are instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant scientific community. Each year, approximately 25 students from around the world are accepted to the fully subsidized, 10-week summer program to work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects in: Cancer biology, Neuroscience, Plant biology, Cellular and molecular biology, Genetics, and Computational biology.

University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship >> The 10-week program provides an opportunity for undergraduates currently enrolled in any Michigan university or college to work side-by-side with world class researchers at the LSI. The Program provides a stipend as well as housing support.

Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellows Program >>
The Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellows (HURF) Program, funded by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, offers an opportunity for students currently enrolled in biological sciences curriculum to conduct research under the guidance of research faculty. Do an Internet search for "The Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellows (HURF) Program", this will lead you to numerous websites listing research opportunities.

NSF-REU in cell biology - Sensing and Signaling - at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville >> The aim of this Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is to provide hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in the sciences, with an introduction to cutting-edge research in the broad area of “Sensing and Signaling”. The team of REU investigators represents a multidisciplinary ensemble of Cell Biologists, Geneticists, Biochemists, and Biophysicists who are taking modern approaches to the analysis of how signals are perceived and transduced in myriad biological systems.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at Wayne State University School of Medicine >> Internships in all areas of biomedical science. There are many very good research programs at Wayne.

University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center >>  A summer fellowship program to support undergraduate students that are interested in cardiovascular research. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting University or College is eligible to apply, with preference give to those students interested in a career in research.

University of Iowa College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program >> This research experience is designed specifically for students whose goal is to enroll in an MD/PhD program. The program includes research, shadowing physicians and seminars/mentoring activities to prepare your for applying to MD/PhD programs.

The University of Washington (UW) in Seattle Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology >> This national program provides undergraduate participants with premiere research experiences with UW faculty mentors in the biomedical sciences, while receiving a generous stipend, housing, meal plan, transportation to and from the UW campus, and more! One unique component of the Amgen Scholars Program is the opportunity to attend the U.S. symposium in Los Angeles to meet peers from across the nation, to network with scientists, and to learn about science careers in industry and academia.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program [SURP] >> An intensive, nine-week internship in Seat le, WA designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biological research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session. 

Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/ Sloan-Kettering Gateways to The Laboratory Summer Program >> A summer program for underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree. Every year, 15 students embark on a 10 week intensive journey of learning about the challenging and gratifying road of becoming a physician-scientist.


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When to apply

The time to begin applying for summer off-campus research opportunities begins in November.

Applications Deadlines

Most applications are due between Feb. 1 and Mar. 31. A few are due as early as Nov. 2 and Jan. 10.

Earning credit

You can earn credit, either elective or in fulfilment of the research requirements in the BS in biology major, for a summer internship. Professor John Ubels, Internship Director, will work with you to formalize the requirements for earning credit from Calvin College once you have been accepted to a lab or a company.

What you need to do

  • apply to the programs as they are announced
  • search the web for programs at places where you might like to work
  • contact people whom you know that work in research labs or companies
  • apply to many programs to increase your chances.

What are your chances?

Our internship program is highly successful with up to15 students working off-campus each summer, at prestigious universities and institutions.

Where do Calvin students get internships?

We commonly have students working at Michigan State, Purdue, University of Michigan (2 spots reserved for Calvin students in physiology), Northwestern, Minnesota, Harvard, Notre Dame, UCLA, U of Virginia, Johns Hopkins, NIH, Van Andel Institute and many more.

Get more info

Check out the Internships FAQ.>>

Contact Calvin's internship coordinator, Professor John Ubels or biology administrative assistant, Pat Buist.

CalvinLink

Go to Calvin's Career Development site to find many more internship postings and possibilities.