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Become a Cut Above the Rest: Apply for Summer Biology Internship

SurgeonUndergraduate biology majors interested in advancing their knowledge and study of science are encouraged to apply for the Summer 2014 Biology Student Internship Program. This competitive program includes hands-on internships that grant juniors and seniors opportunities to assist surgeons and conduct research over the course of six weeks. Three internships are available this summer: two at the Medical University of Graz in Austria and one at Harvard Medical School in Boston, where students will aid in performing HIV research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Designed to provide practical experience in multiple scientific research disciplines, the internship program offers biology students exposure, direction, and guidance for their developing career paths. These experiences educate and train young scientists, often produce high-quality scientific results that are published and presented at scientific meetings, and can result in outcomes that allow for successful acquisition of extramural support. The program also aims to foster intercampus and inter-institutional collaborative relationships on both a national and international level.

Download the Applications
Summer 2014 Biology Student Internship Program Application—Harvard

Summer 2014 Biology Student Internship Program Application—Graz

Along with the application, submit an official university transcript and three letters of recommendation, including two letters from faculty members who teach basic sciences.

To be eligible, students must maintain a 3.3 GPA overall and in science courses; have completed courses BIOL 1500, BIOL 1510, CHEM 2300, CHEM 2310, MATH 2020, and BIOL 3312 or BIOL 3320; and be enrolled at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences in fall 2014. All application materials are due by Friday, Jan. 21.

The Biology Student Internship Program Committee will interview candidates, by phone or in person, Feb. 10–28. Scholarships are available for qualifying students who complete the internship program.

For more information, contact Mark Jaffe, D.P.M., associate professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, at (954) 262-8083. To learn more about other internship opportunities, visit the college’s Internships Web page.