Each year, the Hauptman-Woodward Institute hosts a Student Intern Program for college and university students. The program is supported by local companies, foundations, and individuals.
The overall purpose of internships is not only to encourage students to pursue careers in the sciences, but also to make them aware of the exciting career opportunities that exist in Western New York. HWI offers students the opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists using state-of-the-art equipment in the fields of molecular biology, crystal growth, X-ray diffraction, and computerized data analysis. Each apprentice is assigned to a specific project and is mentored by a Ph.D.-level scientist. Students obtain hands-on experience, complete challenging experiments, and learn new concepts. They tell us that one of the aspects of the program that they enjoy the most is the opportunity to talk about science with the Institute’s scientists.
Most students spend 10-14 weeks on their project, and some also return during their winter and spring breaks. At the end of the summer, each student makes a short presentation about his or her work in front of the mentors and the other students. An internship at HWI complements other educational experiences and equips students with knowledge and skills that are useful when they enter the workplace.
Coordinator of the Summer Apprentice Program
Dr. Jane F. Griffin
, 700 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 898-8618