Tuesday, January 5, 2016

It's science internship application season

The start of the New Year means that summer science research internship applications will be due soon.  We have a number of students each summer taking part in paid research internships.  How do you find these opportunities?  A great way to start is by searching this blog for stories of students' internship experiences from past summers, or past postings for research opportunities.  Just check out the Summer Research Internship topic in the right sidebar of this blog.  You can also check out this Start Here post from the past.

One opportunity we have heard about is an internship in Biomedical Sciences at Marshall University.  This one pays $3000 for the 2-month program and applications are due Februrary 12th.

We have had two students in the past take part in this program at UNC Chapel Hill.  Applications are reviewed starting February 2nd.

If you are interested in ecology and environmental science check out this program at the University of Virginia's Mountain Lake research center, or these opportunities in our own back yard on Lake Erie at the Ohio State University's Stone Labs.

One of the keys to getting a paid summer research internship is to apply to multiple positions.  There is lots of competition for these positions, but our students have been very successful in getting them.  Feel free to ask your faculty advisor for help with the personal statement these applications require.  Research experience with an AU faculty member is also very helpful, so if you have not approached one of our faculty about research opportunities it would be a good idea to do so.

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