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Internships Open to Genetics Majors

Sui Tong Chan Fung Fund for the Promotion of Study and Research in Genetics - Summer Undergraduate Internships (Due March 18th, 2024)

The Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology is accepting applications for summer research internships for the summer of 2024. These internships provide ISU undergraduate students majoring in Genetics an opportunity for full-time hands-on research in the discipline. Participants are expected to work 40 hours per week; enrollment in summer courses is discouraged. Internships are for an eight-week period and a stipend of $3840 ($12/hour) will be provided by a combination of funds from the faculty mentor and the departmental fund.

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Applicant Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be majors in Genetics
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing, have at least one semester (Fall 2024) remaining before graduation and be eligible for full time employment by ISU.
  • Applicants should identify a research project with a strong genetics component under a faculty mentor who is willing to provide space and support including a contribution of up to $1920 towards the internship stipend. Although strongly encouraged, applications will still be considered if faculty are unable to provide stipend support.  
  • It is preferred that faculty mentors be in one of the three departments overseeing the major (EEOB, BBMB, or GDCB), but faculty from other departments will be considered.

Application Process:

  • Download the application 2024 Fung Internship App.pdf
  • The application deadline is March 18th, 2024. Plan ahead in order to get the required letters of recommendation on time.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a panel of faculty and staff.
  • Notification of awards will be made no later than Friday, April 5th, 2024 by e-mail.