The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell University offers summer internships to enrolled undergraduate students interested in biological research and bioinformatics. Our internships provide an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in a laboratory setting, prepare for graduate studies and explore future scientific careers. Visit our website to learn more, see available projects, view past interns, and apply: https://btiscience.org/internships
Selected Interns will have the opportunity to:
Work closely with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists on a supervised independent project within the framework of the mentor's research program
Attend weekly plant science seminars with scientists from BTI, Cornell University and the USDA and take an intro bioinformatics course
Learn about graduate school, scientific careers, research ethics, and work in an international research environment
Present research to the other students, scientists, and mentors at our Annual Student Symposium
Learn if a career in research is right for you!
Duration: June 3, 2019 – August 9, 2019
Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019
Selected Interns Will Receive:
Work experience in an international community of scientists who come together in research to protect the environment, enhance human health, and improve agriculture around the world.
Housing, Travel and Meals: Undergraduate interns receive free group housing on Cornell campus, travel reimbursement up to $500, and a 10-week meal allowance of $1,050.
Stipend: Selected undergraduates receive up to $5,250 stipend over 10 weeks.
Who should apply?
Enrolled undergraduate students interested in:
Bioinformatics & Computer Science
Genetics & Genomics
Under-represented minority students*, first generation college students, veterans, and students from small schools (two and four-year colleges) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Who is Eligible?
Applicants must be either US citizens or permanent US residents. This is an NSF & USDA funded program.
Applicants must be enrolled in a college/university and at least 18 at the start of the internship.
Applicants must be available from June 3, 2019 - August 9, 2019
Copy of Unofficial Transcript
Two Letters of Recommendation
About Boyce Thompson Institute
Boyce Thompson Institute’s mission, “to advance and communicate scientific discovery in plant biology to improve agriculture, protect the environment, and enhance human health,” specifies that the goal of plant science is to benefit society. William Boyce Thompson observed that people’s basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter must be met before greater social goals of education and political stability can be met. He wanted the scientists at the Boyce Thompson Institute to explore the mechanisms of the most elemental life processes, and knew that this progress would ultimately provide the foundation upon which many discoveries could be made.
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