Undergraduate Research Internship Program

Title 
Undergraduate Research Internship Program
Institution 
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Institution Type 
Field Station
City 
St. Louis
State 
MO
Field 
Biology
Start Date 
May 27, 2014
End Date 
Aug. 8, 2014
Stipend 
$5500 plus a $500 food stipend
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
Feb. 7, 2014
Description 
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a global vision to improve the human condition through plant research. Our internship program gives students experience with all aspects of modern research in plant science from design to experimentation to reporting. We provide insight into the personal qualities of a good researcher and the broader implications of scientific discovery. Students are matched with a mentor and participate in hands-on research in the lab and attend weekly seminars and workshops. Furnished apartments nearby the Danforth Center are provided for out-of-town interns (apartments are shared by 2-4 interns).
Qualifications 
Applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree/associates degree program, a permanent resident of the U.S. or U.S. territories, majoring in Plant or Life Science Field, and able to work at least 40 hours/wk, May 27-August 8, 2014.
Contact 
Cathy Kromer
URL 
http://www.danforthcenter.org/internship/
Email 
ckromer@danforthcenter.org
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no

$500 travel support available.