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Undergraduate Summer Research Internship at MITLocation: MIT, Massachusetts
Agency: MIT Department of Biology- Biological Sciences Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Due Date: January 30, 2017
Description: The Department of Biology, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines at MIT offer a joint 10-week research-intensive summer training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields to advanced sophomore and junior science majors from other colleges and universities who have an interested in a research career. The applicants must be a sophomores or juniors who have successfully completed introductory courses in the biological sciences (Seniors in a 5-year program are also eligible), have a minimum 3.5 GPA in the science courses and have demonstrated an interest in basic research and in a career in the sciences.This summer program provides a unique opportunity for students who do not have access to top-notch research facilities at their own institution to conduct supervised research in a fast-paced environment with state-of-the-art research facilities, and to experience first hand the social and cultural environment at MIT. Areas of research include: Biochemistry & Biophysics, Bioengineering, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Computational & Systems Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Human Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine & Human Disease, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Cognitive Sciences, Computational Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Plant Biology, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, or Virology. Students accepted into the program receive campus housing, weekly stipend, travel allowance to and from MIT, among other benefits. Admitted students are expected to work full-time in the laboratory, to participate in weekly lab meetings, and attend weekly academic and research seminars. During the summer, participants have several opportunities to give oral presentations on their research. At the end of the program students give a poster presentation on their research, submit a 5-page research summary, and a one-page personal statement about their summer experience at MIT.
Contact InformationPhone: 617-253-4701
Web Site: https://biology.mit.edu/outreach_initiatives/UG_summer_internship