Why do a research internship?

Benefits of Undergraduate Research Experiences (This study showed that undergraduate research opportunities "increase understanding, confidence, and awareness, clarify interests in STEM careers, and increase the anticipation of a Ph.D." Furthermore, "the overall duration of research experiences and the variety of research activities also were related to positive outcomes".) 

How Should We Be Selecting Our Graduate Students?  (This study showed that the strongest determinant of success in graduate school was the number of years of previous research experience.)

Making Your Summer Research Internship A Good One (A must-read for every student before they go to their internship. This is an excellent overview of what it's like to do science research during a summer internship, what's expected of undergraduate interns, and what the intern will gain from the experience.)

One Reason Young People Don't Go Into Science? We Don't Fail Well ( A graduate student's observations on the importance of learning scientific resilience - how to grow intellectually to overcome failures, in the classroom and in the laboratory.)

Starting College? Here's How to Graduate With a Job ("If there is one thing every career development official stresses, it’s how much that work outside the classroom, particularly an internship... can help students find jobs after graduation. 'If you’re graduating without applied experience in some way, shape or form, you really are at a disadvantage.'”)

How to find summer research internship opportunities

Example Internship Inquiry Email (An example of an email from a former W&J student to a researcher, inquiring about the possibility of a a summer internship in their lab.) 

Obtaining funding for a summer research internship

Flow Chart: Obtaining Funding for a Summer Research Internship

Application Form for Summer 2019 Funding from W&J's Merck Internships Program and W&J's Linton Endowment

Writing application essays, resumes, and CVs 

Tips on Creating a Winning Application

Writing Strong Essays and Personal Statements

NIH Guide to Resumes and CVs  (The most-relevant example is the Postbac Applying to Graduate School, pgs 11 & 12.)

Getting Strong Letters of Recommendation

Profiles of past summer research internships by W&J students

Summer 2017 Off-campus Biology-related Research Internships

Summer 2016 Off-campus Biology-related Research Internships

Summer 2015 Off-campus Biology-related Research Internships

Summer 2014 Off-campus Biology-related Research Internships

Summer 2013 Off-campus Biology-related Research Internships

Summer 2012 Off-campus Biology-related Research Internships

Summer 2011 Off-campus Biology-related Research Internships

Summer 2010 Off-campus Biology-related Research Internships

Summer 2009 Off-campus Biology-related Research Internships

Summer 2008 Off-campus Biology-related Research Internships

Summer 2007 Off-campus Biology-related Research Internships

Summer 2006 Off-campus Biology-related Research Internships

Internship deliverables: Photos, Posters

Science Research Internship Photo Guidelines

Science Research Internship Poster Guidelines