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. The 17-year old summer program has a diverse alumni base from countless schools across the U.S. who have gone on to pursue careers in all areas of science. 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
Duration: June 4, 2018 – August 10, 2018
Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018
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 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.
Underrepresented minority students, first generation college students, veterans, and students from 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 funded program. • Applicants must be enrolled in a college/university and at least 18 at the start of the internship. • Applicants cannot have graduated from college/university by June 2018 • Applicants must be available from June 4, 2018 - August 10, 2018
Application Requirements: • Online Application • Copy of Official Transcript • Resume • Two Letters of Recommendation
Working from a sincere interest in issues of social justice, William Boyce Thompson founded The Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) in 1924, believing that basic plant research could lead to real societal benefit. BTI’s 17 faculty-run laboratories and greenhouse facilities are staffed by more than 110 researchers from over 40 countries. The research out of these laboratories has the potential to improv...e important food crops, to demystify plant and human immune systems, and to reveal alternative, sustainable sources of energy. Along with its research, BTI prioritizes environmental stewardship, and outreach to teachers, students, and community members.
BTI's mission: To advance and communicate scientific discovery in plant biology to improve agriculture, protect the environment, and enhance human health.