The primary goal of the 12-week summer internship program is to provide a hands-on research experience for college undergraduate or graduate students. Interns are mentored by a research scientist and contribute to the development, data collection, analysis, and presentation of results phases of a research project.
For general information on all summer research internships at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, including the application process, please visit the Summer Research Internship Program page.
What to Expect
- Successful applicants will be assigned a primary mentor and will work on one or more projects under the chosen area of research interest.
- The intern will participate in a learning experience that incorporates all aspects of the research process. In the initial stages, interns learn the project's background by reviewing the scientific literature, planning the project, and learning the skills necessary for successful project completion.
- Interns work closely with mentors to develop their project. As the project develops, interns begin data collection and analysis, meet regularly with the scientist to discuss findings, and plan new approaches as needed. The interns also engage in bi-weekly research seminars to present and discuss topics of interest to the group.
- At the end of the 12 week internship, interns will give a 30 minute oral presentation of their research findings at a research symposium and will also have the opportunity to publish abstracts and papers in prestigious journals.