Bioinformatics Internship

Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell University
Ithaca, NY.
Type Basic Science Research, Clinical Research, Academic Enrichment
Deadline March 9, 2012



Since 2003, undergraduate students from across the country have been coming to the Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell University to participate in our 10-week summer internship program. Select local (Tompkins County) High School students also participate in a similar internship program for 6 weeks. The internship program involves students in laboratory-based Plant Genome Research Projects (PGRP). By participating in PGRP summer internships, students gain a broader knowledge of plant genetics, take away a better understanding of genuine scientific research and connect with others that are interested in careers in science and research. Students in the internship program will have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists to investigate current topics in plant science
  • Join a participating lab according to preference and availability
  • Be mentored by a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow
  • Learn the latest in molecular biology techniques
  • Participate in fieldwork, depending on the lab
  • Work on a supervised independent project within the framework of the mentor’s research program
  • Attend lab meetings, read and discuss recent literature related to their project
  • Attend a weekly plant science seminar with scientists from BTI, Cornell and the





  • All interns must be US citizens or Permanent Residents with valid green cards. Undergraduates must be enrolled in a college or university and in good academic standing.
  • Graduating undergraduate seniors are not eligible.
  • high school students with strong science backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All high school students must be Local (Tompkins County, NY), with a junior or senior standing.
  • Please note: For the undergraduate internship, you must be at least 18 at time of internship.


More Information

Dr. Joyce Van Eck
Boyce Thompson Institute, Tower Road
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-254-1284