Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT.
Deadline March 1, 2015


The University of Connecticut Health Center Graduate School invites applications for a limited number of 10-week summer research internships from highly qualified and motivated students who have completed at least their sophomore year and have an interest in obtaining a Ph.D. in the biological and biomedical sciences. Students will have the opportunity to participate in research activities of a laboratory at the Graduate School under the direction of a faculty member. The purpose of the program is to provide a research experience and the opportunity to learn about ongoing research programs at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

It is expected that each student will work in a research project either independently or in collaboration with other members of the laboratory and will become actively involved in the laboratory program. There will be many opportunities for the trainees to interact with the faculty member directing the research, as well as graduate students and post doctoral fellows working in the same and other laboratories. Weekly seminars at the Health Center given by faculty will be available to students enrolled in the program. During the last week of the program, students will be required to present their work to the other participants and their faculty advisors.


Applicants should have completed some college coursework in biology and chemistry (preferably through organic chemistry). Previous laboratory experience is desirable. Applicants must submit an application, transcript, standardized test scores, and two letters of recommendation.

International Students:All international applicants who are U.S. permanent residents or U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

Additionally, international students who have the F-1 student visa AND are currently undergraduate students studying in a U.S. college or university are eligible, as long as they obtain the “curricular practical training" from their current U.S. college or university.

For internationals who do not hold this status, we are NOT able to accept or sponsor any international non-U.S. resident student on a J-1, H-4, or H1-B visa in our program (with a stipend or on a volunteer basis) or that is studying abroad and not studying in the U.S.

International students who are already enrolled in a foreign medical or dental school (outside of the U.S.), or who have completed medical or dental school in a foreign medical or dental school (outside of the U.S.) are NOT eligible.

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Tracy Dieli
Office of Student Affairs/Student Services, 263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1905
Phone: 860-679-2487